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Triskelion Arts Presents Daring Works by Emerging Dancers Next Month

Lots to check out at Triskelion this fall! Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer Street) presents Split Bill #29 October 11-14 at 7:30 PM. The Split Bill program aims to serve emerging and mid-career artists looking for a stepping-stone between the showcase format and evening-length self-production. Unlike many showcases, this series encourages the development of premiere, long-form pieces between 20 and 40 minutes. Split Bill presents all kinds of movement-based work with each night offering two different companies.

For a taste of a dance and performance powerhouse producing strong, cutting experimental work, stop by Triskelion to support local art of all stripes. Tickets are $18 via this link, or $22 at the door.

Performance Schedule
Thursday, October 11: Zehnder Dance / VALLETO
Friday, October 12: Emily Climer / Zehnder Dance
Saturday, October 13: VALLETO / Joan Bradford
Sunday, October 14: Joan Bradford / Emily Climer

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Peace, Love, and Dopeness in The Bushwick Starr’s New Spaceship Spectacular

"The Brobot Johnson Experience" with Darian Dauchan, photo by Maria Baranova
“The Brobot Johnson Experience” with Darian Dauchan, photo by Maria Baranova

“An Unidentified Flying Boombox has landed in Bushwick.”

This announcement, along with a pre-show layer of purple haze, are harbingers for Brobot’s cosmic arrival. Cast out of the planet Nubian, he’s here to share the human — er, robot — experience in order to save planet earth. (The reason our blue marble is in jeopardy is never made clear, but look no further than daily headlines to grasp Brobot’s desperation to save us.)

Brobot arrives, lays down some beats, and harnesses audience enthusiasm à la Tinker Bell resuscitation to refuel his spaceship and return home. This is the flimsy and stilted premise of Darian Dauchan’s new show, The Brobot Johnson Experience, now playing at experimental powerhouse The Bushwick Starr (207 Starr Street) through March 17. Dauchan writes and stars in his a one-robot, existential spaceship-palooza, and though director Andrew Scoville keeps the pacing breezy and the staging kinetic, the show remains rather plotless: After a few numbers, a craving for conflict (or other characters) settles in. Without any dramaturgical verve, all fuel (literally absent from the ship) must come from our trusted time and space traveler.

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Day Drinking to Fight Parkinson’s at Good Co. Bar on Sunday (4/6)

There are few better ways to spend a Sunday afternoon in the spring than meeting your friends at a sweet bar in the neighborhood to have a few drinks. Such an act becomes even more awesome when it benefits an outstanding cause, like fighting Parkinson’s Disease. April is National Parkinson’s Awareness month, after all, so why not?

My fellow Greenpointers, I cordially invite you to meet me just south of the Greenpoint border this Sunday 4/6 at 3pm at Good Co Bar (10 Hope St) in Williamsburg to toast to spring (the sun is supposed to be out!) and help me rid the world of Parkinson’s Disease. Continue reading

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You’re Invited: Reggae & Cake Blog Birthday! (9/27)

It’s been an entire year since we celebrated our blog birthday!

We are having a proper party with Cake from Ovenly and this year Reggae from Soul Imperial at The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) on Friday September 27, 2013 at 9pm.

Drink Special from 9-10pm: $1 OFF Beer & Wine

Come early to get a free piece of cake – it will run out!

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For the record, Justine C. started Greenpointers in 2007, and Jen G. took over it in 2011. So it’s 2 & 6 years old.

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