Conspiracy of Women, Performance by Lydia Lunch on June 5th

Lydia Lunch, Why, Why Was I Born An American Excerpt from “Conspiracy of Women” (C.O.W.), 1990 Performance June 5th at Howl! Happening, 7pm Limited edition vinyl re-issue on Other People Records…On sale at Howl! Happening or visit ” Why, why, why, why was I born an American? And not what would better suit me if … Continued

Lydia Lunch: So Real It Hurts

Lydia Lunch, Collateral Damage Howl! happening, in association with Some Serious Business, is thrilled to announce Lydia Lunch: So Real It Hurts. Opening on May 8th from 6-8pm, this exhibition will include programming and performances. Check the blog often for catalogue and exhibition highlights. “I distinctly remember walking along 13th Street in the East Village … Continued

Packed Under Federal Inspection

Video Credit: Darian Brenner Arturo Vega T-Shirt Screening at Howl! Happening…On Saturday April 25th, Ted Riederer led gallery visitors in screen printing t-shirts with a design made by Arturo. The image printed on the t-shirts was an image in Arturo’s Department of Commerce, Packed Under Federal Inspection  works.  The Department of Commerce design predates The Ramones … Continued

Vangeline Theatre at Howl! Happening

Howl! Happening is excited to welcome Vangeline Theater and the New York premiere of Très Mort-Tremor. Live butoh performance with Vangeline Theater will run from April 29th through May 2nd at 7pm. April 29th is opening night- the event is free and open to the public. Très Mort-Tremor is a project conceived by Butoh Artist … Continued

Life isn’t tragic, love is just being ignored

Arturo Vega decorated an 8 x 10 foot billboard on the side of Oliver Harkness’s shop, Quality Mending, at the busy corner of Prince and Elizabeth Street, with hundreds of brightly colored stickers, an image of Jesus Christ, strips of vivid yellow and green paper, and the stenciled letters, “Life isn’t Tragic. Love is just being ignored.” He borrowed these words from Mariachi El Bronx, a band he befriended on the Warped Tour. This phrase was more than a slogan to Arturo. It was the one of the organizing principles of his life. He numbered among his beloved friends, not only those of us who saw him often, but hundreds of talented people from all over the world.

Steve Cannon named Poet Laureate of the Lower East Side

Beloved Wordsmith and Living Treasure Honored… HOWL! Festival 2014 Names Steve Cannon Poet Laureate Of the Lower East Side! HOWL! Arts Inc. is pleased to announce that Steve Cannon—Writer, Poet, Playwright, Teacher, and Sage has been named 2014’s Poet Laureate of the Lower East Side (PLOTLES). Cannon will be featured at the signature Allen Ginsberg … Continued

Memorial For ARTURO VEGA Sunday 13 October 2013

On what would have been his 66th birthday– Sunday October 13, 2013, beginning in the early evening– we are planning to celebrate our dear friend Arturo Vega’s life IN MEMORIUM…     Photo courtesy All of Arturo’s family, friends and loved ones  are urged to mark their calendars,  attend, and participate.  As the date … Continued