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September 2017

Richard Boch The Mudd Club

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Book Publication Party Join us for an evening celebrating The Mudd Club, with stories told by Richard Boch as well as never-before-seen images from collections of artists both famous and notorious. Legendary Mudd Club DJ David Azarch will provide a curated soundtrack exclusively for Howl! Happening. The legendary Mudd Club…you probably couldn’t get in. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons partied with David Byrne and Lydia Lunch. Uptown cognoscenti flirted with the children of the outer boroughs as they brought the…

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Love Among the Ruins Panel Discussion

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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With Bill Stelling, Kimball Higgs, Mary-Ann Monforton, Adam Rolston, Barbara Braathen, and David Pace It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. In conjunction with the exhibition, a group of artists, art historians, writers, and members of the art scene describe the action at 56 Bleecker; the personalities that dominated the scene; and the AIDS crisis in New York City at the time. Art advisor Kimball Higgs will be the master of ceremonies, leading the group…

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Jackie Curtis’ Glamour, Glory and Gold

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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A Staged Reading Directed by Brian Butterick As part of Love Among the Ruins, Some Serious Business and Howl! present Jackie Curtis’ legendary Glamour, Glory and Gold, directed by the incomparable Brian Butterick. The staging of the play in 1988 was one of the most legendary events held at 56 Bleecker Street. Taylor Mead, poet, painter, and comedian extraordinaire, was tapped by Dean Rolston to direct a cast that boggles the mind even today: the great actor Ondine (Pope Ondine…

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Jackie Curtis’ Glamour, Glory and Gold

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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A Staged Reading Directed by Brian Butterick As part of Love Among the Ruins, Some Serious Business and Howl! present Jackie Curtis’ legendary Glamour, Glory and Gold, directed by the incomparable Brian Butterick. The staging of the play in 1988 was one of the most legendary events held at 56 Bleecker Street. Taylor Mead, poet, painter, and comedian extraordinaire, was tapped by Dean Rolston to direct a cast that boggles the mind even today: the great actor Ondine (Pope Ondine…

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Love Among the Ruins Poetry Noir

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Hosted by Maynard Monrow  As the name implies, this evening turns on the dark side of creativity at the end of an era of partying and excess that is now the stuff of legend—when downtown culture felt the body blow of losing friends and colleagues to AIDS on a daily basis. Artist, model, and dandy-at-large Monrow is joined by Sur Rodney (Sur), archivist and co-director of Gracie Mansion Gallery; Tom Breidenbach, poet and author of Double Whammy with illustrations by…

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Kevin Duffy John Fleck is Who You Want Him to Be

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Documentary Screening Kevin Duffy’s groundbreaking documentary John Fleck Is Who You Want Him to Be focuses on the legendary performance artist who was the target of government-sanctioned homophobia. In 1990, at the height of so-called "Culture Wars” and the AIDS crisis, the controversy led to an ambiguous U.S. Supreme Court ruling which implicated the separation of church and state, freedom of speech, and government funding for the arts. In this film, which explores shifting identity and how we define ourselves in relation…

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October 2017

John Tytell Beat Transnationalism

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Publication Party Howl! presents an evening with author John Tytell, who examines the importance of Mexico to the Beat Generation in his new book, Beat Transnationalism. Allen Ginsberg once told him that he would not understand the Beat Generation without first experiencing life in Mexico. Heeding this advice, Tytell headed south to Oaxaca while writing Naked Angels, the first book to explore the development of Beat literature. In Beat Transnationalism, the author takes a close look at the connection between…

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November 2017

International Butoh: Panel Discussion and Symposium

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Featuring Cristina Elias, Tetsuro Fukuhara and Vangeline Howl! Happening and New York Butoh Institute are pleased to present a symposium and panel discussion focused on International Butoh in the 21st century, in conjunction with a series of live performances with Butoh Master Tetsuro Fukuhara (Tokyo, Japan) and Vangeline. Sign language interpretation will be provided for this event. Over the past 60 years, Butoh has become a universal and international movement language. Developed in post-World War II Japan, the minimalist avant-garde…

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