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June 2015

Clayton Patterson Outside In

June 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - August 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Clayton Patterson: an artist and gallery owner, editor and publisher, organizer, promoter, provocateur, and, over the last few years, historian and eulogizer.

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September 2015

Scooter LaForge How to Create a Monsterpiece

September 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - October 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Shocking and playful and messy and scary, Scooter LaForge’s new paintings and three-dimensional objects are madly over the top: anarchic yet composed, pretty yet provocative, they embody pleasure, discernment, and the spirit of play.

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Affordable Housing Workshops. Hosted by the Actors Fund

September 22, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Did you know that New York City is planning to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years? This two-hour seminar for performing-arts and entertainment professionals provides an overview of government-subsidized housing in New York City, which is available for both low- and middle-income households. This seminar will be offered again on October 20, November 24, and December 15.

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October 2015

Secrets of the Great Pyramid The Pyramid Cocktail Lounge as Cultural Laboratory

October 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - November 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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More than a reunion, a retrospective, or a forced march through niche history, this exhibition and its related events showcase the club as a cultural laboratory that continues to resonate today. The club will be recreated in performances including "Cafe Iguana", featuring an all-star cast of characters from then and now; the infamous Pyramid bar a stage for myriad legendary performances; and archival artwork, posters and other arcane ephemera.

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Cafe Iguana Performance

October 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Opening Night: Cafe Iguana, Saturday October 17th, 8 PM Part Weimar-era Cabaret, part Great White Way, with a dash of the Merry Pranksters and Happenings thrown in, Cafe Iguana blended song, dance, poetry, theatre and gender-illusion into what was then a futuristic mix. The evening was held together seamlessly by its host, the late Ann Craig, channeled tonight by Heather Litteer. Performers: John Kelly, From bar top to international acclaim, double Obie and Bessie award-winning performance artist and Pyramid regular,…

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Affordable Housing Workshop. Hosted by the Actors Fund.

October 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Did you know that New York City is planning to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years? This two-hour seminar for performing-arts and entertainment professionals provides an overview of government-subsidized housing in New York City, which is available for both low- and middle-income households. Complex information is broken down into simple, straightforward steps. While demand for these affordable units exceeds the supply, this seminar will help you avoid common mistakes and get organized and…

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Whispers Tribute: hosted by Hapi Phace

October 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Conceived as a response to the gentrification and pasteurization of New York in 1984, Whispers was billed as “The Complete Suburban Gay Experience” and as a party for “hairdressers, display queens, theatre folk, fashionistas, florists, and sensitive straight people.”

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FILM/VIDEO Programme

October 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Including works by: Disturbed Form Theater, Tennevision, Tom Rubnitz, Mark Oates, Nelson Sullivan, Tabboo!, Blacklips, Flloyd, Marjan Moghaddam, TWEED TheaterWorks & more.  

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November 2015

Day of the Dead: Live Painting Show with Scot Wright

November 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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We transform HOWL! Happening Gallery into the artist’s studio, with Scot, his models (in various stages of undress,) and gallery-goers alike, invoking the spirits of those dear and departed.

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Channel 69 Salute: Linda Simpson’s Drag Experience

November 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Despite a demanding career in publishing, Minnesota native Les Simpson found time to create the iconic Wednesday night bacchanal Channel 69 which featured DJ Dany Johnson and lasted into the 1990's, while concurrently releasing My Comrade/Sister, a high-end Lesbian and Gay 'zine. Author of several plays, one time Time Out NY editor, and currently touring round the globe with a slick audio-visual presentation as Gay "herstorian" Linda Simpson.

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Marcia Resnick and Victor Bockris Punks, Poets & Provocateurs: New York City Bad Boys 1977–1982

November 10, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Join photographer Marcia Resnick and writer Victor Bockris at a book signing slideshow and reading from their new book. Featuring rockers Joey Ramone, David Byrne, Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger; poets William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg and provocateurs John Waters, Andy Warhol and John Belushi among many other stars of drop-dead glamorous New York nights presented here for your personal inspiration and pleasure. Resnick's magnificent series of portraits of the cutting edge artists from three generations combined with Bockris' enlightened…

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Artists Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong Alone At Last

November 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - December 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Alone at Last was conceived in 1981 as a video installation that explores issues of gender and fantasy at a time when traditional views of sexuality were not just being challenged but overturned. Created by artists Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong, both pro-sex feminists when pornography was a hot-button issue in the women’s movement, Alone at Last invites the viewer to initiate an encounter with a stranger in the dark and be seduced, in the process becoming part of the artwork.

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Affordable Housing Workshops. Hosted by the Actors Fund.

November 20, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Did you know that New York City is planning to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years? This two-hour seminar for performing-arts and entertainment professionals provides an overview of government-subsidized housing in New York City, which is available for both low- and middle-income households. This seminar will be offered again on November 24 and December 15.

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Affordable Housing Workshop. Hosted by the Actors Fund.

November 24, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Did you know that New York City is planning to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years? This two-hour seminar for performing-arts and entertainment professionals provides an overview of government-subsidized housing in New York City, which is available for both low- and middle-income households. This seminar will be offered again on December 15.

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December 2015

Tim Clifford Threat Assessment

December 11, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Threat Assessment by Tim Clifford, an exhibition of works that transform the visuals of American gun culture into meticulously rendered indictments of violence and death.

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January 2016

PUNK Magazine 40th Anniversary Exhibition

January 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - January 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Revisit the magical beginning of Punk as documented in the early issues that capture the essence of the newly developing punk music scene and the flourishing urban cultural renaissance of art and fashion being played out in clubs such as CBGBs and Max's Kansas City.

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Affordable Housing Workshop. Hosted by the Actors Fund.

January 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Free

Did you know that New York City is planning to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years? This two-hour seminar for performing-arts and entertainment professionals provides an overview of government-subsidized housing in New York City, which is available for both low- and middle-income households.

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PUNK PANEL Punk sucks! The War Against “Punk” in the 1970s

January 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Moderator: John Holmstrom Guests: Roberta Bayley, Richard Hell, Mary Harron

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PUNK PANEL New York, New York: Why New York City was “The Greatest City in the World” in the 1970s and the Punk Movement had to happen here

January 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Hippies hated New York City, in fact it was the epitome of everything they disliked. They wanted to go back to nature and live in communes. So it was natural for people who wanted to move to New York City in the early 1970s, in spite of its bad reputation, to rebel against hippie ideals. And a city like New York offers more realistic goals for the environmental movement, a hippie ideal, than going back to nature: your carbon footprint…

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February 2016

Marcia Resnick Punks, Poets and Provocateurs: New York City Bad Boys 1977-1982

February 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - March 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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An exhibition featuring signed contemporary silver prints and large archival pigment prints from her photographic tour de force of the culture heroes of the 1970s and early 1980s. Taken in New York during the period of the counterculture's final climax, the show features portraits of rockers Johnny Thunders, Joey Ramone, James Brown, Iggy Pop, David Byrne, Klaus Nomi, and Mick Jagger; beat poets Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Gregory Corso; and provocateurs and raconteurs Abbie Hoffman, Divine, Jackie Curtis,…

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Áine Phillips Performance Art in Ireland

February 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Áine Phillips is a performance artist and Head of Sculpture at Burren College of Art in the west of Ireland. Her work has been shown across five continents, in places such as Kyoto, Ljubljana, New York, Uganda and Brisbane. She has presented talks on her work at Tate Britain and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. She has recently published “Performance Art in Ireland: A History” (Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books UK) and frequently publishes essays and criticism in art…

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Actors Fund Affordable Housing Workshop

February 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Did you know that New York City is planning to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years? This two-hour seminar for performing-arts and entertainment professionals provides an overview of government-subsidized housing in New York City, which is available for both low- and middle-income households. Complex information is broken down into simple, straightforward steps. While demand for these affordable units exceeds the supply, this seminar will help you avoid common mistakes and get organized and…

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MM Sera presents: Mary Bellis Agent of Paradise

February 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Saturday, February 20th, 7pm Mary Bellis: Agent of Paradise (1982), 16 mm Howl! Happening and MM Serra of the New American Cinema Group, Inc/The Film-Makers Cooperative are pleased to present a very rare 16mm screening of the Mary Bellis masterpiece, Agent of Paradise. Agent of Paradise captures a time and place in the East Village that is rapidly fading away as gentrification is transforming the neighborhood rendering it unrecognizable. This film is an historic document of the East Village, featuring the artists and performers that worked…

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Catherine Texier Russian Lessons

February 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Book Party and Reading with Paula Bomer, Chloe Caldwell, and Larissa Pham Catherine Texier, the co-editor of the legendary downtown literary magazine of the 1980s, Between C and D, returns with a new novel of her own, Russian Lessons. A classic of erotic literary storytelling, Russian Lessons is as bold and compelling as Yukio Mishima’s The School of Flesh, or D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Texier tells the story of a divorced mother who gets involved with a tempestuous thirty-year old…

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Luna Macaroona Full Moon Show with BOBBIE

February 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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A Tom Murrin/Alien Comic Invention Tom Murrin, the Alien Comic and 'Godfather of Performance Art', did his Luna Macaroona show—without fail—on every full moon. With a club date or not, he'd perform a piece wrangling many of his friends to perform as guests—pushing the careers of David Cale, David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, Blue Man Group, Ethyl Eichelberger, Lisa Kron and many others. When he didn’t have a club date, Tom would take it to the street! One of his favorite spots was…

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Back To No Future A Panel Discussion

February 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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In conjunction with Marcia Resnick’s photo exhibit, Punks Poets and Provocateurs. What is it about the late 70’s and early 80’s that has everyone so fascinated? Anthony Haden-Guest, Carlo McCormick, Amos Poe, and Victor Bockris join Marcia Resnick for a discussion on the resurgence of interest in New York’s most volatile era and the indelible mark it has left on the culture, arts and landscape of the city. Friday, February 26th, 7.00pm / Free

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March 2016

Arturo Vega Insults

March 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - March 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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A series of paintings created by the late Arturo Vega imprinted with irrelevant and honest text fragments in a cocktail of insults and mystic thoughts. Painted in primary colors as a way to ponder the crudeness of the society he was a part of, they poke fun at the uncertainty and ambivalence of the artist in the face of the cultural climate of his adopted city.

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Punk and New Wave Videos from Paul Tschinkel’s Inner Tube

March 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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New York Music New York is a compilation of bands recorded or videoed in New York clubs for Paul Tschinkel's Inner-Tube, a cable TV show. Broadcast between 1979-1983 on Sunday nights at 11 PM on Manhattan Public Access Channel C, the film revisits one of the most vital musical periods in New York City. The bands—taped at Max's, CBGBs, the MUDD Club, and other venues—illustrate the raw energy and power of this explosive era and include Suicide, The Heartbreakers with…

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Actor’s Fund Every Artist Insured

March 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Did you know you can still enroll in health insurance? If your income is below $23,500, you can enroll in coverage right now. Coverage is comprehensive and either free, or  $20/month! Come hear Renata Marinaro, National Director of Health Services at The Actors Fund, talk about Medicaid and the new Essential Plan.   Questions answered include: What are my insurance options right now? What do Medicaid and the Essential Plan cover? How much will they cost me? I don’t understand…

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Actors Fund Affordable Housing Workshop

March 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Tuesday, March 15th / 2 PM / Free Did you know that New York City is planning to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years? This two-hour seminar for performing-arts and entertainment professionals provides an overview of government-subsidized housing in New York City, which is available for both low- and middle-income households. Complex information is broken down into simple, straightforward steps. While demand for these affordable units exceeds the supply, this seminar will help you avoid…

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The ACKER Award

March 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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The 2016 ACKER Awards Thursday, March 17th, 7pm-9pm / FREE Presented by Clayton Patterson The ACKER Awards were created by Alan Kaufman in San Francisco and Clayton Patterson in New York. Join Patterson and friends as they pay tribute to members of the avant-garde arts community who have made outstanding contributions in their discipline in defiance of convention, and to those who have served their fellow writers and artists in outstanding ways. The Acker Awards are named after novelist Kathy Acker,…

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Jeffrey Wengrofsky Secrets of the Heart – Films Telling the Truth that Hurts

March 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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A Film Festival Howl! Happening hosts the fourth Secrets of the Heart Film Festival that is dedicated to getting past the propaganda about that most sacred sentiment—love. Does love thrive amid illusions of truth and beauty? Is it natural or is it learned? Is love pure or merely a reflection of broader patterns of power and knowledge? What is the relationship between love and allegedly lesser impulses like lust and greed? How do the varieties of love—romantic, familial, comradely—get along…

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Tony Stinkmetal Full Moon Show

March 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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A Tom Murrin/Alien Comic Invention Wednesday, March 23 / 2 PM / Free   In keeping with the irrepressible spirit of Tom Murrin, Howl! Happening is pleased to present Tony Stinkmetal in this month's segment of the Luna Macaroona master's  Full Moon Show series. Artist/filmmaker Tony Stinkmetal was born on Earth a long, long time ago. During much of the 20th century Tony wrote, shot and starred in many short, violent films based largely in the aggressive actions between flowers…

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Patricia Field Art/Fashion

March 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - March 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Friday, March 25th - Sunday, March 27th Conversation with Pat and the Artists: Sunday, March 27 / 3 PM / FREE Howl! Happening is pleased to present a very special exhibition—Patricia Field Art/Fashion—a three-day show of artist-created clothing by Scooter LaForge, Suzan Pitt, Jody Morlock, Iris Barbee Bonner, Thomas Knight, Suzanne Mallouk and Kyle Brincefield. The custom-painted, one-of-a-kind work by the artists celebrates Field’s place as a visionary style innovator, as well as the vibrant link from canvas to cloth.…

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Legs McNeil Artie and Me

March 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Closing Event for Arturo Vega Insults Exhibition Thursday, March 31 / 7 PM / Free If it wasn’t for Artie, Joey Ramone and I would’ve starved to death. —Legs McNeil Join us for a very special closing event in honor of Arturo Vega’s Insults painting exhibition. Legs McNeil and Arturo Vega were close friends for more than 40 years. Legs first became friendly with Joey Ramone, who was living at Artie's loft. Through Joey, he and Arturo became friends. Legs began staying…

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April 2016

The Song of Hiawatha Directed by Jeffrey Wengrofsky

April 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Saturday, April 9th 7pm - 9pm / Free Sneak Preview Premiere and Other Shorts Howl! is pleased to present a 20-minute preview sample of Wengrofsky’s The Song of Hiawatha, a feature-length documentary film about the American counterculture as lived by Hiawatha Bailey, a Native-American and African-American political activist and musician, who was a pioneering black hippie and among the first black punk rockers. A story told at the intersection of race, sexuality, and indigenous people, the film aims to portray…

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Mike DeCapite The Sparkle Street Social & Athletic Club Series

April 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Wednesday, April 13 /  7 PM / Free Howl! Happening is pleased to present a series of readings and multimedia events curated by writer and publisher Mike DeCapite with his long-time collaborator, photographer Ted Barron. The Sparkle Street Social & Athletic Club series brings together writers and creators sharing a downtown sensibility and an engagement with the present moment. Cutting across the reality of New York’s gritty urban environment, they turn words and pictures into stories that illustrate the way in…

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Henry Miller Memorial Library Ping-Pong Free Press

April 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Reading and Release Party Friday, April 15 / 7 PM / Free Marilyn Monroe Didn't Marry Henry Miller: Howl! Happening, Ping-Pong Free Press, and the Henry Miller Memorial Library invite you to an evening of reading, ranting and raving to celebrate the release of their magazine and launch of their press. Readers include: Jean-Paul Pecqueur, Susan Lewis, Alexander Cigale, Sheila Maldonado, Cathy McArthur, Kostas Anagnopoulos, Stephen Boyer, Christen Clifford, Amanda Davidson, Dia Felix, Matthew Sharp, Robert Marshall, Laurie Stone, Pamela Sneed,…

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Actors Fund Affordable Housing Workshop

April 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Tuesday, April 19th / 2 PM / Free Did you know that New York City is planning to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years? This two-hour seminar for performing-arts and entertainment professionals provides an overview of government-subsidized housing in New York City, which is available for both low- and middle-income households. Complex information is broken down into simple, straightforward steps. While demand for these affordable units exceeds the supply, this seminar will help you avoid common…

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Full Moon Show Carmelita Tropicana Performance and Screening of Uzi Parnes short film, World Peace

April 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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A Tom Murrin/Alien Comic Invention Friday, April 22, 2016 / 2 PM / Free Spend your lunch break with the lunatic fringe! Outside, on the sidewalk, in front of Howl! Happening, experience the nutty wonderment that was the essence of Tom Murrin, our beloved Alien Comic. The Inimitable Camelita Tropicana performs. Tropicana (a.k.a. Alina Troyano) is a performance artist, playwright, and actor. Troyano burst on New York’s downtown performing arts scene in the eighties with her alter ego, the spitfire…

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Elizabeth Murray a film by Paul Tschinkel

April 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
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Paul Tschinkel is a painter with an MFA from the Yale School of Art and Architecture. In the early 1970s he turned to video as an art form and thus became one of the first video artists in this new medium. After showing video pieces in New York galleries, he turned to the fledgling New York cable system (Manhattan Cable downtown and Warner Cable uptown), producing a half hour weekly arts program – a gallery on television. From 1974 to 1979 Paul “Tschinkel’s Inner-Tube” was devoted to conceptual and narrative video art pieces.

In 1979, Tschinkel turned from taping in his studio in Soho to recording and producing live Punk/New Wave music from New York clubs. This program, which ran from 1979 to 1984, presaged MTV and was the seminal Rock show that featured music from CBGB’s, The Mudd Club, Max’s Kansas City and many other venues in New York. It presented many young bands like the Ramones, Mink de Ville, The Cramps, The Heartbreakers, The Dead Kennedy’s among many others.

In 1979 Tschinkel also created and produced a documentary series called ART/new york, that today consists of over 68 programs on contemporary art and artists. This ongoing series features artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kiki Smith, Nan Goldin, Elizabeth Murray and many more. The series has been screened in major museums, such as The Whitney and MOMA, and on television in the US and Abroad. They have become an important historic document of the New York Art culture.

In 2006 Paul Tschinkel completed and released his first feature length documentary on the noted photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The centerpiece of Robert Mapplethorpe is a never-before-seen interview conducted in his studio on Bond Street in 1983. This was followed by another feature length documentary on the irascible, multitalented, Mark Kostabi in 2010.

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Jeffrey Wengrofsky Dreaming is Free

April 29, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
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April 29th / 7pm / FREE   Jeffrey Wengrofsky's three-part residency at Howl! Happening concludes with "Dreaming is Free," an evening of psychedelic delights. The night begins with a screening of Wengrofsky's short film "Marti Domination in the Life of Dreams," a meditation on how the cinematic experience is akin to dreaming featuring Marti Domination (Cremaster I, Black Lips Performance Cult, Beaut). The soundtrack for the film was engineered by Anohni (Antony Hegarty). The film will be followed by a performance by…

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May 2016

A Musical Tribute to Jackie and Ethyl

May 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Featuring Paul Serrato, The Eichelburglers, and surprise guests! Saturday, May 7 / 7 PM / FREE Join Jackie and Ethyl musical collaborators for an evening of music and song. Jazz composer Paul Serrato will perform works he created for the late Jackie Curtis (1947-1985). Serrato was Curtis’ music director for many years and composed music for several of his stage performances in the 70s and 80s, including the underground classic “Glamour, Glory and Gold.”  Superstar in a Housedress, a 2004…

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Sparkle Street Social & Athletic Club

May 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Readings by Mike DeCapite and Max Blagg Short Films by Ted Barron Wednesday, May 11th / 7PM / FREE In what is seen, there should be just the seen; In what is heard, there should be just the heard; In what is sensed, there should be just the sensed; In what is thought, there should be just the thought. —Buddhist saying DeCapite, Barron, and Blagg are all connoisseurs of the street. This evening is about the pleasures of strolling around New…

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In the words of Jackie and EthylAn ALL STAR Reading

May 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Sunday, May 15, 4 PM Free Reading Jackie Curtis: Penny Arcade, Michael Arian, John Kelly, Agosto Machado and Tabboo! Selections including 1965’s Glamour, Glory, and Gold written by a precocious 19-year-old Jackie, Vain Victory, and the entirety of Jackie's poem B-Girls, based on his observations of his grandmother's bar, Slugger Ann's. Reading Ethyl Eichelberger: Mike Iveson, John Kelly, Taylor Mac, Jennifer Miller, and Julie Atlas Muz A line up of Ethyl Eichelberger Award winners reading works by Ethyl from some of her…

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Superstar in a Housedress Directed by Craig Highberger

May 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Q&A featuring Michael Musto and Joey Preston Thursday, May 19 / 7 PM / FREE Join writer and cultural commentator Michael Musto, and Curtis’ cousin Joey Preston—two intimates of the superstar—for a screening of Superstar in a Housedress, a feature film that examines the life and legend of the Warhol superstar, poet, playwright, and performer. The film features on-camera interviews with actor Harvey Fierstein; Ellen Stewart, founder of LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club; John Vaccaro, founder of The Play-House of the…

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Full Moon Show: Dixon Place Presents Tom Murrin Performance Award

May 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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New York City, NY 10003 United States
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A Tom Murrin/Alien Comic Invention Sunday, May 22, 2016 / 4 PM / Free Performances by Agosto Machado, Nora Burns, Pedro J. Rosado Jr., Miss Joan Marie Moossy, Jacqueline Zahora, Patricia Sullivan, Monstah Black, Black-Eyed Susan, Joe E. Jeffries, Nicky Paraiso, Yackez, and introducing Jasper Shorty Howl! Happening’s monthly Full Moon Performance Series hosts Dixon Place’s 4th Annual Tom Murrin Performance Award, also known as “The Tommy.” This year’s award goes to Laurie Berg, known for her absurd, darkly humorous…

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Ethyl Eichelberger: He’s Alive!

May 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Panel Discussion Moderated by Joe E. Jeffreys Saturday, May 28 / 4 PM / FREE A public discussion about the life, work and impact of Ethyl Eichelberger featuring those who knew him, worked with him or have been inspired by him. Panelists include Hattie Hathaway (aka Brian Butterick), Black-Eyed Susan, Pedro Rosado, Jr., Oliver Herring, Agosto Machado and Miss Joan Marie Moossy. Moderated by drag historian Joe E. Jeffreys, Other special guest to be announced. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs9CCWuXNG8   Image: Theater Crafts Magazine, January, 1989.…

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June 2016

BEAT & BEYOND: A Gathering

June 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - June 8, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Friday, June 3–Wednesday, June 8 Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project and Bowery Arts + Science present a Six-Day Celebration Honoring the Poets, Musicians, Bookstores, and Significant Individuals Whose Voices and Energy Transformed America Forever. Featuring key figures in the beat movement, music, film, panel discussions, happenings, personal reminiscences and…beyond! David Amram Steve Cannon Len Chandler Ann Charters The Fugs John Giorno Peter Hale David Henderson Bob Holman Joyce Johnson Hettie Jones The Last Poets Michael McClure Bill Morgan Margaret Randall Bob…

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BEAT & BEYOND Happy Birthday, Allen!

June 3, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Friday, June 3, 2016, 5:30 PM FREE Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street 5.30 PM: Happy Birthday, Allen! Key figures in the living legacy of the Beats celebrate Allen Ginsberg’s 90th birthday. The celebration includes readings, music, and remembrances of the times and its continuing influence by Michael McClure, Ed Sanders, Bob Holman, Peter Hale, Bob Rosenthal,  Len Chandler and others. 8 PM: First Blues Re-release Party A celebration of the new 3 CD box set LAST WORD ON FIRST BLUES, a collection…

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BEAT & BEYONDA Day of Remembrance

June 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Saturday, June 4, 2016, starting at 2:00 PM FREE Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street 2 PM: Remembering d.a. levy and Reminiscing on the value of Bookstores Readings of d.a. levy’s poetry and a panel discussion featuring Ed Sanders, David Kirschenbaum, Mike Golden, Kent Taylor (via Skype), and others. Turning his native Cleveland into a capital of Beat culture, people's poet, publisher, non-comformist, pamphleteer, and counter-cultural icon d.a. levy embodies the spirit of the Beat underground. The event also shines a light on another Cleveland Beat…

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BEAT & BEYONDPanels, Readings, Music, and Film

June 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Sunday, June 5, starting at 2:00 PM FREE Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street 2 PM:  A Publication Party and Panel Discussion: Wait Till I’m Dead: Uncollected Poems The first new Ginsberg collection in over fifteen years, Wait Till I’m Dead is a landmark publication, edited by renowned Ginsberg scholar Bill Morgan and published by Grove Atlantic. Morgan leads a reading from this new work and a discussion with Andy Clausen, Eliot Katz, Bob Rosenthal, and Peter Hale about Ginsberg, his…

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BEAT & BEYONDFilm and Performance Festival

June 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Featuring: JoAnne Akalaitis, Alvin Eng, Bob Holman, Michael McClure, Mink Stole, and the Living Theater Monday, June 6, starting at 10:00 AM FREE Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street Beat Film Festival In the morning and through the afternoon, Howl! showcases a selection of short films created by, for, and about Allen and the Beats. Rarely or never-before-seen videos and films from archives around the country transmit the electricity and impact of the poets in the unfolding moment. 10 AM: An Elegy For Allen…

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BEAT & BEYOND How To Make A Happening

June 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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FREE Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street 12 PM: All The Notes A screening of Chris Felver's renowned documentary on Cecil Taylor. Introduced by David Henderson.  Tell Me What You Know A series of freeform discussions, panels and remembrances from across the beat landscape. 2 PM: David Henderson, Margaret Randall, Chris Felver, Ann Charters, Jerome Rothenberg 3 PM: Hettie Jones, Steve Cannon, Michael McClure, Amy Evans McClure 5 PM: Straight Around Allen Bob Rosenthal, author of the recently republished Cleaning Up New York,  was…

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RIP: A Performance by Kestutis Nakas

June 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - June 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Friday June 10—Sunday, June 12, 2016 / FREE Friday and Saturday: 7 PM Sunday Matinee: 2 PM With Guest Stars Nicky Paraiso, Brian Butterick, and Joseph Keckler Experience this bizarre retelling of Washington Irving's RIP VAN WINKLE set in downtown New York. Fleeing domestic strife, RIP seeks the wilderness play-land of 1980's East Village. A good deed takes him into the Pyramid Club, a famed 80s nightclub and the epicenter of an artistic community that sparked a cultural revolution. And…

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SPARKLE STREET SOCIAL & ATHLETIC CLUB, Part 3

June 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Readings by Mike DeCapite, Vincent Katz, and Luc Sante Short Films by Ted Barron June 12th, 2016 / 4 PM / FREE Join us for the final installment of Sparkle Street Social & Athletic Club’s acclaimed spring series featuring four artists whose work resonates with the beat of the city: writers Mike DeCapite, Vincent Katz, and Luc Sante, and photographer/filmmaker Ted Barron. Ted Barron is a photographer and filmmaker. He has exhibited his work extensively in the U.S., and his photographs have been…

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Play What You Like: Fluxus, Music, and More curated by Jade Dellinger

June 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - July 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Play What You Like: Fluxus, Music & More, curated by Jade Dellinger John Cage, Giuseppe Chiari, Philip Corner, Dick Higgins, Joe Jones, Milan Knizak, Charlotte Moorman, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Ben Patterson, Laurie Anderson, The Art Guys, David Byrne, Keith Edmier, Christina Kubisch, Christian Marclay, Dave Muller, Al Ruppersberg, Stephen Vitiello, and others... Howl! Happening is pleased to present Play What You Like: Fluxus, Music & More curated by Jade Dellinger, opening Saturday, June 18th from 6-8 PM and running through July 31st. Drawing its title from an early work by the Italian Fluxus artist/composer Giuseppe Chiari, Play What…

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Actors Fund Insurance Drop In Workshop

June 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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The Insurance Doctor Is In!  Monday, June 20th, 2-4pm Questions about a health insurance bill? Don't understand your insurance and can't get a straight answer? Need some advice on how to negotiate medical debt?  Our insurance expert will answer your questions during a one-on-one consultation.  Renata Marinaro, LMSW, Director of the Artists Health Insurance Resource Center, is an unbiased Navigator with 10 years of experience counseling consumers on insurance.   Consultations by appointment only. Please RSVP to rmarinaro@actorsfund.org . Also, bring…

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Full Moon Celebrationwith Chris Tanner

June 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Monday, June 20th / 5 PM / FREE WE HAVE CHANGED OUR PROGRAM Tom Murrin, AKA The Alien Comic, brought joy and love with him wherever he went and it’s particularly fitting that this Full Moon Show also falls on the Summer Solstice—a time to focus on the positive, on the doors that are opening, on tolerance and on the potential to connect creatively and authentically with one another. This afternoon, we will bequeath to Tom the names of the 49 souls…

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Actors Fund Affordable Housing Workshop

June 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Tuesday June 21st / 2 PM / Free Did you know that New York City is planning to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years? This two-hour seminar for performing-arts and entertainment professionals provides an overview of government-subsidized housing in New York City, which is available for both low- and middle-income households. Complex information is broken down into simple, straightforward steps. While demand for these affordable units exceeds the supply, this seminar will help you…

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Publication Party for History Is Made at Night by Godlis

June 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 / 7 PM / FREE “It’s as though the particles of light are still vibrating, as though one is still right there, standing on the Bowery in 1976 looking into Patti Smith’s luminous eyes...” —excerpt from Jim Jarmusch’s introduction to History Is Made at Night Howl! Happening is pleased to host a publication party and slide show for History Is Made at Night, a book of fine art photography from David Godlis, including 119 of his…

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Godlis’ History Is Made At Night Artist Talk and Slide Show

June 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Thursday, June 30, 2016 / 7 PM / FREE  “It’s as though the particles of light are still vibrating, as though one is still right there, standing on the Bowery in 1976 looking into Patti Smith’s luminous eyes...” —excerpt from Jim Jarmusch’s introduction to History Is Made at Night  Howl! Happening is pleased to host a slide show for History Is Made at Night, a book of fine art photography from David Godlis, including 119 of his iconic black and white…

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July 2016

Actors Fund Affordable Housing Workshop

July 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Tuesday July 12th / 2 PM / Free Did you know that New York City is planning to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years? This two-hour seminar for performing-arts and entertainment professionals provides an overview of government-subsidized housing in New York City, which is available for both low- and middle-income households. Complex information is broken down into simple, straightforward steps. While demand for these affordable units exceeds the supply, this seminar will help you…

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BUTOH FILM SERIESKAZUO OHNO

July 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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July 13, 2016 / 7 PM / FREE HOWl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project in association with The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater present: Kazuo Ohno in conversation at 86, documentary film by director Toru Fukui. Kazuo Ohno performs Seimei at the age of 86.  The unique art of Butoh originated in post-World War II Japan as a reaction to the loss of identity caused by the westernization of Japanese culture, as well as a realization that ancient Japanese…

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BUTOH FILM SERIESSANKAI JUKU

July 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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July 15, 2016 / 7 PM / FREE HOWl! Happening in association with The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater present: Friday, July 15: Sankai Juku: Umusuna, a Sankai Juku performance by the Butoh dance troupe from 2015. The unique art of Butoh originated in post-World War II Japan as a reaction to the loss of identity caused by the westernization of Japanese culture, as well as a realization that ancient Japanese performing traditions no longer spaoke to a…

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Actors Fund Insurance Drop In Workshop

July 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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The Insurance Doctor Is In!  Monday, July 18th, 2-4pm Questions about a health insurance bill? Don't understand your insurance and can't get a straight answer? Need some advice on how to negotiate medical debt?  Our insurance expert will answer your questions during a one-on-one consultation.  Renata Marinaro, LMSW, Director of the Artists Health Insurance Resource Center, is an unbiased Navigator with 10 years of experience counseling consumers on insurance. Consultations by appointment only. Please RSVP to rmarinaro@actorsfund.org . Also, bring any…

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The Nouveau Noir Curated by Daniel Efram With The Dream Lovers and Ron Ward

July 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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July 21, 2016, 7 PM The Nouveau Noir is a visual, sonic and multidimensional experience featuring experimental music by The Dream Lovers, spoken word by writer/performer Ron Ward, and animated abstract visuals by Daniel Efram. Efram is an artist/photographer whose photos deal with abstract architecture, characters, and minimalism. Informed by film noir, Man Ray, and Orwellian provocations, his exhibition Public Hanging No. 3 opens August 4th at The Grange, Warwick, New York. As a curator, he most recently produced the…

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Bibbe Hansen RestagesCAR BIBBE and Other Fluxus Works

July 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Sunday, July 24, 2016 / 5 PM  A Participatory Evening of Fluxus Performances Presented in association with Some Serious Business What is a Happening? A game, an adventure, a number of activities engaged in by participants for the sake of playing. — Artist Alan Kaprow Inspired by Alan Kaprow, Al Hansen, and the Fluxus spirit, Howl! Happening is pleased to present an evening with artist/writer Bibbe Hansen, daughter of Al Hansen, mother of multi-Grammy winning pop musician Beck, and visual…

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Play What You Like panel discussion and performance

July 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Saturday, July 30th / 6pm / Free A panel discussion celebrating the art and music of Howl! Happening’s exhibition Play What You Like. Curator Jade Dellinger, director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, will host the discussion about John Cage, Fluxus, music and more. Dellinger will be joined by George Maciunas historian, Colby Chamberlain, and the always poignant and witty Anthony Haden-Guest. The event will feature a rare multimedia performance by Howl! Happening’s director Ted Riederer. Riederer will perform a musical…

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September 2016

2016 Writers Block Staged Reading and Performance Series

September 12, 2016
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, repeating until November 7, 2016

Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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FEATURING DAVID CAUDLE, ALVIN ENG, ROBERT HEIDE, JOHN JESURUN, KESTUTIS NAKAS, KEMBRA PFAHLER, MICHAEL SMALL, and TWEED THEATERWORKS  Some of the most important playwrights and performers in avant-garde theater present staged readings of new works in progress at the intimate, ultimate downtown theatrical event: Writers Block 2016 presented by Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project to showcase the vision of contemporary writers, performers and artists, many of whom got their start in the nightclubs, seminal performance spaces, and theaters in…

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Writers Block 2016Kembra PfahlerRebel Without a Cock

September 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Monday, September 12, 2016 / 7 PM / $30 Suggested Donation With Alice Moy, Cornelius Loy, and Music by Samoa Part of the 2016 Writers Block staged reading and performance festival Kembra Pfahler is a punk rocker, screen goddess, curator and performance artist who moved from Los Angeles to the East Village in the early 1980s. Over the course of her time in New York, she’s modeled for Calvin Klein, sung lead in theatrical death metal band The Voluptuous Horror of…

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It’s All True: The East Village Eye Show

September 16, 2016 - October 9, 2016
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project is pleased to shine a light on another important source of East Village social and cultural history: The East The Village Eye. A monthly magazine published from 1979 through 1987, The East Village Eye focused on popular and avant-garde culture, politics and other issues relevant to the East Village and environs. Self-styled as “a community in print,” the magazine is noted for its groundbreaking coverage of the emerging punk, new wave and hip hop music scenes of the time, as well as the influential art, literature, film and performance worlds of the era.

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The Full Moon Show

September 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States

A Tom Murrin/Alien Comic Invention Every Month on the Full Moon As a special tribute to Tom Murrin, the late godfather of performance art, Howl! Happening presents it monthly series THE FULL MOON SHOW—performances, rituals, and blessings paying tribute to his moon goddess Luna Macaroona—an homage he delivered as a stage and street performer for nearly 50 years. In the gallery or on the street expect madcap performances by old friends and rising stars. The Tom Murrin/Full Moon series is curated by performance artist Salley May. Check back here for times and performers.…

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East Village Art: Scene or Circumstance?

September 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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September 18th / 7 PM / Free A Panel Discussion with Leonard Abrams, Yasmin Ramirez, Sur Rodney (Sur), Arthur Fournier, and Anthony Haden-Guest Expanding upon the East Village Eye Show, key figures from the period discuss the times and the neighborhood that changed the culture forever. Leonard Abrams, Moderator Leonard Abrams acted as editor and publisher of the East Village Eye during the entirety of its run from 1979 through 1987. He then co-founded the multiracial hip hop clubs The…

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Actors Fund Insurance Drop In Workshop

September 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day 19 of the month, repeating until December 31, 2016

Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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The Insurance Doctor Is In!  Monday, September 19th, 2-4pm Questions about a health insurance bill? Don't understand your insurance and can't get a straight answer? Need some advice on how to negotiate medical debt?  Our insurance expert will answer your questions during a one-on-one consultation.  Renata Marinaro, LMSW, Director of the Artists Health Insurance Resource Center, is an unbiased Navigator with 10 years of experience counseling consumers on insurance. Consultations by appointment only. Please RSVP to rmarinaro@actorsfund.org . Also, bring any…

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Actors Fund Affordable Housing Workshop

September 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day 20 of the month, repeating until December 31, 2016

Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Tuesday September 20th / 2 PM / Free Did you know that New York City is planning to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years? This two-hour seminar for performing-arts and entertainment professionals provides an overview of government-subsidized housing in New York City, which is available for both low- and middle-income households. Complex information is broken down into simple, straightforward steps. While demand for these affordable units exceeds the supply, this seminar will help you…

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Ruby Lynn Reyner Heaven Wants Out (1970)

September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Friday, September 23, 2016 / 7 PM / Free A Film Screening and Discussion  Heaven is a New York actress (played by Ruby Lynn Reyner) who is struggling to make a career. The film takes place in the Bowery Follies Cabaret, once a hot spot, but now just another broken down New York City nightclub populated with the last vestiges of vaudeville entertainers, misfits and a headliner known as Heaven. She, like the club, has been there too long. In…

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East Village Eye Showcases the Films of the 1980s New Wave / No Wave

September 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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September 24th / 3 PM / Free From The Cinema of Transgression known for its shocking themes and black humor and Sara Driver’s “lost” debut film to a fully restored version of Tommy Turner and David Wojnarowicz’ Where Evil Dwells and films that helped define the No Wave scene by key members of Downtown No Wave Cinema, this evening presents works by some of the most important filmmakers to come out of the East Village in the 1980s. Reflecting the…

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East Village Eye Showcases the Films of the 1980s Cinema of Transgression

September 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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September 25th / 3 PM / Free From The Cinema of Transgression known for its shocking themes and black humor and Sara Driver’s “lost” debut film to a fully restored version of Tommy Turner and David Wojnarowicz’ Where Evil Dwells and films that helped define the No Wave scene by key members of Downtown No Wave Cinema, this evening presents works by some of the most important filmmakers to come out of the East Village in the 1980s. Reflecting the cultural…

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Writers Block 2016 PresentsDavid Caudle Visiting Hours

September 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Monday, September 26th / 7 PM A slow-burning, perceptive chamber drama about sacrifice and betrayal, honesty and self-delusion . . . —Miami New Times Part of the 2016 Writers Block staged reading and performance festival Miami, Florida. The present. A Lesbian couple's longtime relationship is threatened when their estranged adult son resurfaces, having been arrested for aggravated assault. Their struggle mirrors that of any couple, gay or straight, faced with the prospect that their child may never be "okay." Visiting Hours…

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October 2016

Writers Block 2016 Presents John Jesurun FAUST/How I Rose

October 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Monday, October 3, 2016 / 7 PM Part of the 2016 Writers Block staged reading and performance festival Featuring: Louis Cancelmi Dawn Akemi Saito Black-Eyed Susan Alenka Kraigher Everett Quinton FAUST/How I Rose takes on a host of cultural, social, and personal politics. A high-flying diplomat, Jesurun’s Faust is susceptible to love and its inevitable pain, a vulnerability exploited by his often-sympathetic, female Mephistopheles. Bedeviled by a kind of 360-degree vision, she sees everything from every point of view, simultaneously,…

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Local Knowledge Issue #4 Publication Party

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Wednesday, October 5 / 7 PM / Free Come celebrate the release of the art and literary magazine Local Knowledge: Issue #4. A montage film showcasing the new issue will be screened at the event. Contributors include Max Blagg, Rachel E. Diken, Sarah Falkner, Joe Johnson, Allan Kaplan, Burt Kimmelman, Basil King, Martha King, Jim Klein, Ron Kolm, Hildy Pincus Kronen, Harry Lewis, James Austin Murray, Paul Pines, Daniel P. Quinn, Nava Renek, Susan Sherman, Richard K. Weems, and Jeffrey…

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East Village EyeChanneling the Dead

October 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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October 6th / 7 PM / Free Readings of works by seminal writers Kathy Acker, Cookie Mueller, Rene Ricard, David Wojnarowicz, Jesse Bernstein and (too many) others. Readers include Bob Holman, Max Blagg, Carl Watson, David Huberman, David Katz, Leonard Abrams and others. Hosted by Bob Holman The East Village Eye provided a home for some of the most important writers of the times. Fueled by a collaborative spirit and easy socializing among the painters, writers, filmmakers, poets, musicians and unclassifiable…

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Clinton Heylin’s JUDAS! From Forest Hills to the Free Trade Hall

October 7, 2016 @ 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, Discussion, Rare Film Clips Friday, October 7, 2016 / 7 PM / Free Every night was like goin' for broke . . . like the end of the world. —Bob Dylan Howl! Happening presents an up close and personal look at Bob Dylan in this evening that celebrates the publication of Clinton Heylin’s new book JUDAS! From Forest Hills to the Free Trade Hall, which documents the incredible music Dylan and his backing group, the Hawks (soon to…

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Tim Lawrence’s Life and Death on the New York Dancefloor

October 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Saturday, October 8 / 6.30 PM / Free A Photography Show with featured photographers Bobby Grossman, Allan Tannenbaum, Harvey Wang, and Ande Whyland The Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor Photography Show presents the work of four photographers who appear in Tim Lawrence’s new book, Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-83. Photographs by Bobby Grossman, Allan Tannenbaum, Harvey Wang, and Ande Whyland d’s are a key part of the book’s documentation of New York…

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One Decadent Life A Celebration of Terence Sellers

October 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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By Her Friends And Fans October 9th / 7 PM / Free  Howl! Happening and The Jackie Factory invite you to Celebrate Beloved authoress, editrix and female-dominant icon TERENCE SELLERS was downtown royalty for four decades.  Best known for The Correct Sadist, her 1983 classic tome written as Mistress Angel Stern, she was also an important force in night culture. She left her mark during the Mudd Club years as The Contortions cover muse, at Jackie 60 and its reading series Verbal Abuse, at Blacklips, and as a Versailles Room fixture within Click + Drag and Mother. Like…

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Writers Block 2016 PresentsAlvin Eng The Imperial Image

October 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Monday, October 10, 2016 / 7 PM Part of the 2016 Writers Block staged reading and performance festival Alvin Eng brings the third in his Portrait Plays cycle of historical dramas about artists and portraiture. Eng will present a work in progress reading from the third in his Portrait Plays cycle of historical dramas about artists and portraiture. The Imperial Image is a dramatic triptych that explores how and why portraits of political leaders and royalty have come to hold…

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TABBOO! New Paintings!

October 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - November 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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"Tabboo!’s portraits have an arresting honesty." —Sean Mellyn, Bomb, 2013 Howl! Happening is pleased to present a series of new paintings by Tabboo!—a creative force in the Downtown/East Village/Alphabet City worlds of art, performance, and nightclubs for close to 35 years. Well known as a painter, Tabboo!’s subjects have ranged from still lifes to cityscapes—and he is renowned for his portraits. On view will be 14 portraits of Tabboo’s closest friends, giving these new works an immediacy and potent emotional…

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The Full Moon Show

October 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States

A Tom Murrin/Alien Comic Invention Sunday, October 16th / 2PM / Free As a special tribute to Tom Murrin, the late godfather of performance art, Howl! Happening presents it's monthly  FULL MOON SHOW  of performance, rituals and blessings, paying tribute to the moon goddess Luna Macaroona—an homage he delivered as a stage and street performer for nearly 50 years.  In the gallery or on the street expect madcap performances by old friends and rising stars. The Tom Murrin/Full Moon series is curated by performance artist Salley May. Check back here for…

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Actors Fund Insurance Drop In Workshop

October 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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The Insurance Doctor Is In!  Monday, October 17th, 2-4pm Questions about a health insurance bill? Don't understand your insurance and can't get a straight answer? Need some advice on how to negotiate medical debt?  Our insurance expert will answer your questions during a one-on-one consultation.  Renata Marinaro, LMSW, Director of the Artists Health Insurance Resource Center, is an unbiased Navigator with 10 years of experience counseling consumers on insurance. Consultations by appointment only. Please RSVP to rmarinaro@actorsfund.org . Also, bring any documents…

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Writers Block 2016 PresentsMichael Small Keep Playing

October 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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October 17, 2016 / 7 PM  Part of the 2016 Writers Block staged reading and performance festival An Evening of One-Act Plays When rapidly aging parents have just one wish—to stay in their own home—a good son will try to help them do exactly what they want—if only they'd freakin' cooperate. Keep Playing chronicles a family's struggle to maintain their love and control amid the chaos of old age. Plus, two other short plays: One Minute, about a victim of…

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Actors Fund Affordable Housing Workshop

October 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Tuesday October 18th / 2 PM / Free Did you know that New York City is planning to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next ten years? This two-hour seminar for performing-arts and entertainment professionals provides an overview of government-subsidized housing in New York City, which is available for both low- and middle-income households. Complex information is broken down into simple, straightforward steps. While demand for these affordable units exceeds the supply, this seminar will help you…

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Writers Block 2016 Presents Paul Iacono The Last Great Dame 

October 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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October 18, 2016 / 7 PM  Part of the 2016 Writers Block staged reading and performance festival A New Play What does it mean to be a performing artist—first, last and always? Broadway legend Luella Merritt can answer that. When the 88-year-old firecracker injures herself weeks before opening night of her latest (and probably last) Broadway musical, the show is put on hold. Her indomitable will to perform is challenged further when the show's producer and longtime friend, Langston Moorehead,…

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Charles Atlas Son of Sam and Delilah

October 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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In collaboration with Danspace Project’s Platform 2016: Lost and Found October 19th / 7 PM / Free Created by pioneering multimedia artist Charles Atlas, Son of Sam and Delilah is “a dark vision of an America where life is cheap and even the moments of tenderness have a life threatening edge.” An amalgam of crosscut scenes, Son of Sam and Delilah features New York performance luminaries John Kelly (as Delilah), Hapi Phace, Almon Grimsted, Brian Butterick, Anna Levine-Thompson, Casey MacDonald, Lucy Sexton & Anne Iobst (Dancenoise), and Sunny, in the late 1980s through 1991. Atlas…

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Evil Dead II A Screening with Co-Star Sarah Berry

October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Thursday, October 20, 2016 / 7 PM / Free Howl! Happening is pleased to present the cult classic Evil Dead II. Co-star Sarah Berry, who plays heroine Annie Knowby, introduces the film and leads a discussion following the screening about the movie’s enduring, archetypal appeal. Evil Dead II was made over the summer of 1986 in a small town in North Carolina. With a budget of 3 million dollars and a young, enthusiastic cast and crew, no one could have…

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Writers Block 2016 Presents Robert Heide East of the Sun, Zoe’s Letter, and Increased Occupancy

October 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Monday, October 24, 2016 / 7 PM Part of the 2016 Writers Block staged reading and performance festival Plays and theater reminiscences, the 60s, 70s, and 80s The staged readings of three short plays by actors, East of the Sun, Zoe's Letter, and Increased Occupancy, by Robert Heide will be directed by Ralph Lewis, one of the founders of the Obie-Award winning theater group Peculiar Works Project. Following the readings, this off and off off Broadway theater veteran will talk about his…

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2016 Writers Block Staged Reading and Performance Series

October 25, 2016
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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FEATURING DAVID CAUDLE, ALVIN ENG, ROBERT HEIDE, JOHN JESURUN, KESTUTIS NAKAS, KEMBRA PFAHLER, MICHAEL SMALL, and TWEED THEATERWORKS  Some of the most important playwrights and performers in avant-garde theater present staged readings of new works in progress at the intimate, ultimate downtown theatrical event: Writers Block 2016 presented by Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project to showcase the vision of contemporary writers, performers and artists, many of whom got their start in the nightclubs, seminal performance spaces, and theaters in…

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Writers Block 2016 Presents Mimi Stern-Wolfe and Downtown Music Productions Pins and Needles By Harold Rome

October 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 / 7 PM Part of the 2016 Writers Block staged reading and performance festival A lighthearted look at young workers in a changing society in the middle of America's most politically engaged city. —PBS.org First produced on Broadway from 1937 to 1940, the title Pins and Needles was created by Max Danish, long-time editor of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union newspaper Justice. The play looked at current events from a pro-union standpoint and skits spoofed…

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Fall Costume Extravaganza Produced and Directed by Tabboo!

October 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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October 27, 2016 / 7 PM / Free An artsy, over the top drag show in the style of classic Hollywood glamour, the costume extravaganza will feature Agosto Machado, Brandon Olson, Flloyd, Trish Astor, Bobbie, Soigne, and, of course, Tabboo! A tribute to old-school queens, expect tons of sequins, yards of tulle, and feathers galore.

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November 2016

Paul Tschinkel ART/new york No. 61 Robert Mapplethorpe

November 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 United States
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Thursday, November 3 / 7 PM / Free Howl! Happening is pleased to present Robert Mapplethorpe, another in filmmaker Paul Tschinkel’s probing ART/new york series, which profiles influential artists at crucial moments in the careers. Filmed in 1983 in his downtown loft, the youthful and mythic artist talks with Marc Miller about his ideas, inspiration, and the highly charged subject matter depicted in his work. Robert Mapplethorpe explores his photography, his relationship to the downtown New York art world, and…

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