WEDNESDAY July 29th.
This Night School, come learn to swap! Okay, so I admit, there isn’t much “education” involved in swapping clothes and accessories, but its a lot of fun and you’ll meet great people (with great style). As far as I’m concerned, it still fits our curriculum. All you need to do is bring a bag of clothing or some useful non-wearable items, and it always helps to bring a little donation to make sure Night School continues to happen. I guess if we’re learning anything, were learning that you don’t have to shop…you just need to swap. Feel free to bring drinkables and edibles too.
THURSDAY, July 30th
No Parking on the Dancefloor #10
DeeJays: $mall ¢hange, Joro Boro, Barney Iller
Finally! The return of (to misquote Ted Turner about the Braves) “America’s” party. That’s right kids, what really unites us all: free speech impediments, life, libertarians, and the pursuit of unregulated corporate bonuses. And of course DANCING, which the NY supreme court refused to acknowledge was a fundamental human right (and that’s why the no dancing laws are STILL on the books, btw). We know, though. We know the time. Fuck these lame-ass, backward-ass, asinine-ass-motherfuckers. Dancing is some basic shit that we all should be enjoying more often than we do. Hence, ‘No Parking on the Dancefloor’. A party about getting down.
We’ve taken a short break to catch our breath but this shit can’t be stopped. Its now going monthly, with slightly expanded hours, and will be on the 3rd Thursday of the month, but the next one is THIS THURS July 30th with stella underground selectros Joro Boro and Barney Iller. Expect eclectic booty shakin’ selections for y’all to shake it don’t break it shake it to break it to.
Smoothies by love grrl
$10 suggested donation
SATURDAY, August 1st
Riddle of the Sphinx
The Riddle of the Sphinx is an innovative collage of aerial, theater, and dance that combine into a quirky meditation on age, beauty, ugliness, and freedom from convention. It’s choreographed and directed by Maia Ramnath, with material contributed by performers Lori Barber, Scott Combs, Jane Gardner, Ian Lassiter, Nicki Miller, Danielle Natoli, Rubi Sartorious, and Satomi Shikata. The evening also features choreography by Katie Clancy and Sarah Wollschlager performed by Sego Marchand.
This one night only event is a collaboration between our most dedicated aerialists at the Skybox (the aerial studio here at the House of Yes)
Doors at 8:30, show at 9:00
$10-15 sliding scale.
Later….SATURDAY, August 1st
Ride on Til Dawn II: The Lion’s Den
We are celebrating everyone’s favorite zodiac sign… Leo! come celebrate those courageous, exuberant and sometimes gratuitous friends who were born under the sign of the lion. It’s a party for Leos, by Leos…like our friends and collaborators Jordann, Anya, Lena and Aaron. For some reason, a lot of people involved in making the House of Yes possible and wonderful are Leo’s. Coincidence? No. Lets party.
But its not just any old birthday party…It’s also a farewell party. After 9 years and 360 days in New York, everyone’s favorite bus-driving, music making, story telling sound-man, Aaron Goldsmith, is leaving our fair metropolis for the granola-covered eco-friendly hippie hills of the West Coast. Yes, his Circus Bus is going West too. Aaron has been the man responsible for bringing us live jams, funky beats, and soul-train dance-offs till dawn over the years. And we love him for it. This might be your last time ever to enjoy a party at the House of Yes that is brought to you by Aaron (at least until 3 months from now)
With awesome bands:
Prez Powerz (Intergalactic Hip hop with break dancers)
Escarioka (Latin Ska and rock steady with horns!)
FreeBass (Bass Bass Bass Bass Bass Bass Bass and Beats)
DJs: Joro Boro (Bulgarian Bar) and Barney Iller (Rubulad)
VJs: !Include and 0H10M1k3
BJs: Dennis (just kidding – Dennis is already in SF!)
Costumes: Funky feline, or dress as Anya, Aaron, Jordann, or Leo. Free to anyone wearing a life-sized lion costume.
TUESDAY the 21st
XYLOPHOLKS INDIA TOUR 2010 FUNDRAISER
The Xylopholks are on a mission to make folks smile. They’ve been doing it around New York, and now they’re on their way to India. What is a finer cause than sending the world’s greatest furry-ragtime-ensemble featuring-a-xylophone to India???
The Xylopholks will be joined by special guests Noam Pikelny of the Punch Brothers, Avi Fox-Rosen, Heather Mass’ jazz-inspired folk, Tiger Lilies, Lady Circus, Fuct and much much more! Premier of award-winning Martha Shane’s “XYLOPHOLKS 5 BOROUGH BODEGA TOUR VIDEO”
B& of Bicycles will be pedaling up lemonade while FREE BEER! (this is not a joke) will flow all night courtesy of COLT 45
$15+ highly suggested donation. (Dress in an animal costume to show extra support.)
WEDNESDAY, July 22nd
Night School at House of Yes Presents:
Improv: Crash Harold Training: A Super-Deconstruction
This week at Night School, we will be exploring the tip-of-the-tounge, off-the-top-of-your-head art of Improvisation. Open to all levels of experience, but please come ready to express yourself in ridiculous ways.
The Harold is not a complicated form of Improv that takes years to learn. It is an easy short form game that can be taught in less than three hours as a method of making flexible instant plays. Open to all performers and people interested in comedic acting and improvisation.
This workshop will begin with a short improv demonstration by our talented guest teacher and improv master Jon Bruce. This class will explore a single game in short form improvisation and apply the technique to the Harold, making it really, really easy. For extra credit, please bring an idea of your favorite costumed or undercover superhero (bringing a comic book is optional). Know your heroes and their villains as it applies to you in your imagination
9pm-11:20pm, limit 20 people
$5-$25 sliding scale donation.
THURSDAY, July 23rd
Hobotech Make Fun!
Git yer bindle on!
What to wear to Hobotech? Hobotech goers are transient, resourceful vagabonds who have access to all sorts of gadgetry. Think utilitarian techno freak! its all about the bindle so think about what kinda fancy sack on a stick will you carry your possessions in! confused? dont worry, Make fun masterminds Kae and Tara are here to help you make your hobotech character come to life! We will supply hobo fabrics and techie deconstructed electronics! feel free to bring any other materials! C’mon people, Hobotech is the COOLEST theme party happening so you better come in your shabbiest Hobotech gear!
Military jackets, Rail road stripes, conductors hats, overalls, fingerless gloves, patches, layers, cargo pockets, utility belts, bags of all types, bindels, corn pipes, clown make up? bandannas, top hats, BIG pants (with a hoop in them!), suspenders, dickies brand anything, shirt bibs, mug (for collecting change), striped/ripped stockings!
blinkies, El wire, fiber optics, LEDS, old circuit boards, diesected electronics jewelry, LED umbrella, dreads with wire and tubing, curcuit board prosthetics, goggles, mesh gloves/stockings/sleeves/patches,switches, wires connecting garments.
7pm – midnight
Upstairs in Make Fun!
FRIDAY, July 24th
…a juicy cocktail of bedtime stories
A victim of the deepest penis envy, Tjasa Ferm entertains us with her original playlets about her relentless attempts to catch and internalize the most elusive of creatures. An imaginative musical collage and other surprises spice up this unique journey…
Fresh from Slovenia, Tjasa made a show of wild variety of funny vignettes, sweet-dirty talking cabaret, burlesque acts and an inner penis growing class…and more… Spread the words of pussy… but don’t tell daddy. Cock Tales promises the most bizarre, humorous and refreshing entertainment.
8:30 Doors, 9 pm show.
$10-$15 sliding scale
SATURDAY, July 25th
Image Node Benefit and Jon Margulies Record Release Extravaganza!
July 25th @ House Of Yes
342 Maujer St, Brooklyn
$10 adv. $15 limited tix at door. – includes Free HoBrew* while it lasts!
Join us to support the playa projects of Hobotech’s Burning Man home: Camp Image Node!
Come on down to get your super-deluxe hobotech bonus edition of Jon’s new album TOO BIG TO FAIL, available exclusively on custom USB flashdrive!
Swing your bindle to the sounds of ATOM, FreeBass, Hobotrail, Jon M and more boxcar techno from the hobotech crew!
Enjoy video creations by Housewives’ Guide To Anatomy and Josh Silverman.
high-tech hobo, low-tech robot, tech-house hilbilly, canned bean consultant, boxcar betty, Experimental Plasma Wave Bindle Scientist, stew bum sysadmin, Utah Phillips K. Dick
“Steampunk is about making a coal-powered computer. Hobotech is about using an old laptop as a hammer.”
*HoBrew is beer