So much going on these days, we decided to launch a weekly listings of Spank recommended events, parties and shows. Keep up!
Saturday, January 14
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING
First Unitarian Universalist Society in Brooklyn
48 Monroe Place (Church Office)
If you see someone being harassed, do you know how to de-escalate? How do we know if our help will be welcome?
Join the Bystander Intervention Training this MLK weekend to learn Bystander Intervention tactics, discuss different scenarios we might come across in the world, and connect with community groups and resources to further support these efforts.
Training will be led by Julia Martin and Kirsten DeFur. This is a FREE community event, all are welcome.
Sponsored by the Leadership Development Committee and Weaving the Fabric of Diversity at First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn.
Stay for a Jamabalaya cook-off following the training!
THE CARRY NATION
98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222
$10 early bird Tickets here
$15 advanced/till midnight
$20 after midnight
Back at Good Room for their first party of 2017, Will and Nita are joined by Christy Love and W. Jeremy of Get Up recordings and Caleb Maisonet on the main floor. Bearcat and DJ Hara keeo it BAD in the side room.
The Carry Nation
Christy Love & W. Jeremy
Sunday, January 15
SPECIAL EFFECTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS: LEMONADE by HEATER LITTEER
Artist driven and oriented, Special Effects gathers experimental performance works by practitioners exploring contemporary issues. The festival samples the diversity and richness of the discipline of performance and presents an open forum for critical thinking on the issues of the day.
Join Heather for deep southern roller coaster ride with her steel magniola mother and behind the scenes of some of some of her most salacious film roles; Tales from the girl from the other side. The other side of what you ask ? COME and SEE!
“The writing and acting are both utterly charming and heartbreaking. It’s smart, funny and very much a feminist tale.
I was blown away.”- Justin Vivian Bond
Le Bain at The Standard, High Line
444 W 13th St, New York, New York
Paradisco kicks off their 2017 season, get ready for day dancing at Le Bain!
Music by Occupy The Disco.
Future dates: January 29th, then every Sunday starting February 12th.
HORSE MEAT DISCO
Horse Meat Disco New York Residency
Sunday, January 15th, 10p
74 Wythe Av, Brooklyn
Limited $30 Presale tickets here / $35 Door
Always packed and always a blast, HMD is back in town for their monthly residency. Legend Justin Strauss kicks off the main floor and hotmix hotties Mike Servito and Justin Cudmore keep it bumpin in the Panther.
Horse Meat Disco (Output/Strut)
Justin Strauss (A/JUS/TED, Whatever/Whatever).
The Panther Room
Mike Servito (The Bunker New York)
Justin Cudmore (Honey Soundsystem Records)
Tuesday, January 17
RISE AND RESIST MEETING
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street between 7th and 8th Aves. Room 301
Transportation: Subway 14th Street 1/2/3/F/M/L or the 14th Street A/C/E (this one is accessible)
The space is accessible for people with disabilities.
We haven’t had a chance to attend Rise and Resist meeting yet but we like their goals– and we do know that as a community we neet to strt organizing soon. This week’s meeting will focus on conducting a training sharing information on taking part in mass protests, specifically events tied to the inauguration in DC.
An agenda will be sent out via email ahead of time. If you are not yet on their email list you can sign up using this form: tinyurl.com/
They are in the beginning stages of developing a flat, all volunteer group united in anger, organized into working groups, and committed to direct action. “We’re focusing on everything from policy and data analysis to organizing protests to ensure that we have the largest impact possible. We need people with all skills and interests. Whether you are an artist or a software developer or just somebody who wants to get involved, everybody’s contribution is valuable.”