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December 2017

Lower East Side Radical History Tour

December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, 155 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009 United States
$20

Join our radical history walking tour of Alphabet City, #LES. Squats, gardens, riots, uprisings and more. From the Civil War Draft Riots of the 1860s to the Young Lords, Black Panthers, hippies, Yippies and Up Against the Wall Motherf*ckers of the 1960s, to the Tompkins Square anarchists of the '80s to the tree-hugging urban enviros of the '90s to the neighborhood Earthies keeping the legacy alive today. Check it out. This weekly walking tour starts at the Museum of Reclaimed…

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Los Pleneros de la 21: Christmas in El Barrio

December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
KUMBLE THEATER at LIU Brooklyn., One University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (On Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11233 United States
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$25

From the mountain tops of Puerto Rico to the street corners of New York City, the Puerto Rican holiday season is about reaffirming cultural identity and rejoicing in the strength of family and community ties. Music is at the center of the festivities, with friends gathering in groups called parrandas, going from home to home singing traditional aguinaldos into the wee hours of the morning. Experience the holiday season Borinquen-style, as the GRAMMY® Award-nominated musicians of Los Pleneros de la…

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FREE Women’s Self Defense Classes

December 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Class One Mixed Martial Arts, 85 4th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Free

WOMEN'S FIGHTS is a grass-roots movement of mixed martial artists and fighters offering cost-by-donation (or free!) self-defense classes to women. All funds raised go to support the Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network to support survivors and STOP sex crimes nationwide. Register online here. Featured in PIX 11, NEWS 12, Timeout New York, Secret NYC, and More!

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CURIOSITIES

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
The Menagerie, 627 5th Avenueq
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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$100

CURIOSITIES is an immersive theatrical experience set in an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits who have banded together under the wing of their keeper, The Professor, for better or for worse. Audiences are invited into a secret performance of Professor Mysterium's Menagerie of Wonder, an illicit evening of seduction and danger. We welcome you to the underground world of the Menagerie's subterranean jazz club as you traverse the tunnels under the watchful eye of…

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Grace-ful Ice: Sea Life

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - December 12 @ 5:00 pm
Grace Building Plaza, 1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10110 United States
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Free

Arts Brookfield is bringing back another winter wonderland favorite; the incredible ice carving spectacular, Grace-ful Ice: Sea Life at the Grace Building (42nd St. Avenue of the Americas) Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12. NYC-based Okamoto Studios returns for their 7th year to transform blocks of ice - including live carvings - into sensational artistic representations of sea life. Visitors are invited to explore a frozen journey through the depths of the sea where a variety of favorite creatures will await! LIVE ICE…

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Book Talk: Women in the World of Frederick Douglass

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
$5

Historian and professor of American History at Le Moyne College, Leigh Fought, paints an alternative portrait of abolitionist and social reformer Frederick Douglass by examining the lives of the women around him. In this latest work, Fought sheds light on Douglass’s relationships to his mother, grandmother, slave mistresses, wives Anna Murray and Helen Pitts, and many other women who nurtured, challenged, and united with him in shared struggles for emancipation, the right to vote, and equality.

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Talks Progress Administration: Within Reason

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Caveat, 21 A Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002 United States
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$15

With Neer Asherie Directed by Sarah Hughes The Talks Progress Administration is a mad science experiment on stage - we're pairing academic lecturers with theater directors to see what they'll make together. The Talks Progress Administration (TPA) combines intellectual entertainment, creative discourse, and interactive storytelling like you've never seen before. What would happen if Bill Nye got cast in Sleep No More, if Jane Goodall sat down for tea with Brecht, or if Stephen Hawking wrote a new Hamilton-inspired rock…

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WMI Plus Experience: Griot Tradition in West Africa

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Commons Brooklyn, The Commons Brooklyn 388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt & Bond)
New York, NY United States
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$20

An encounter in words and music with the culture of Griot families, their traditional role and the meaning of their music and stories. 

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Side Ponytail – FREE Comedy Show (feat. Comedy Central’s Kate Willett!)

December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Free

This weekly showcase at Friends and Lovers in Crown Heights features some of the best performers in the city and from around the country ready to knock the hair to the side of your head! Kate Willett (Comedy Central) Nariko Ott (Bridgetown Comedy Festival) Alejandro Morales (Good Good Comedy Theater) Rebecca O'Neal (Netflix's Easy) Doug Key (Rogue Island Comedy Fest) Sam Ike (Big Sky Comedy) hosted by Ben Wasserman ALWAYS FREE // 8PM // FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BK produced by Carolyn Busa, Julia Shiplett, Chelsea Taylor, Ben Wasserman, and Emily Winter

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Mon Khmer, Kalbells, Star Rover

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Elsewhere – Zone One, 599 Johnson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY United States
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$10 - $12

PopGun Presents └ MON KHMER └ └ Kalbells └└└ Star Rover TICKETS➟ http://ticketf.ly/2j43m8p -- FAQ/WTF? Elsewhere is a new music venue & arts space in Bushwick, Brooklyn, built by the team behind the former Glasslands Gallery. sign up for the listserv to keep up with our antics + show announcements: sign up: http://bit.ly/2vGB0BS subscribe to the cal: http://bit.ly/elsewhereevents

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