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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
August 20, 2003

1. Bradley Eros, FF Alumn, at Le Petit Versailles, Aug 23, 9 PM.
2. John Malpede, FF Alumn, LAPD fall production, Aug 28 and 31, Los Angeles.
3. Penny Arcade, Sarah Schulman, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, in Oral History Project, Aug 20 and 25th.
4. HOWL Festival now underway!
5. Jess Dobkin, WANTED: X Cheerleaders, and Ricardo Zuñiga, FF Alumns, in Kitchen Street Fair, Sept 13.
6. Kazuko Hohki presents My Husband Is a Spaceman, Scotland, thru Aug 24.
7. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, special events Sept. 10 and 11.
8. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, on Public Radio International, Aug. 23 and 24.

1. Bradley Eros, FF Alumn, at Le Petit Versailles, Aug 23, 9 PM

LE PETIT VERSAILLES 346 East Houston Street @ Avenue C.
Rain or Shine. FREE or voluntary donation.
F / V trains to Second Ave. Walk east on HOUSTON St. or J / M trains to
Delancey. Walk northeast to HOUSTON St.

The Beast Within
9 PM
Co-Presentation with Avant Garde(n)/ Howl Festival
A curation of films by M. M. Serra of the Film-Makers Cooperative

"Flaming Creatures" - Jack Smith
"Christmas on Earth" - Barbara Rubin
"Mayhem" - Abby Childs
"Darling International" - Jennifer Reeves/M.M. Serra
"Deliquescence" - Bradley Eros

Events are made possible by Allied Productions,Inc.,Gardeners & Friends of LPV, The Trust for Public Land, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts; NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept. of Sanitation, & NYC Board of Education.LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.


2. John Malpede, FF Alumn, LAPD fall production, Aug 28 and 31, Los Angeles.

WHO: Henriette Brouwers, Director, and the Los Angeles Poverty Department
WHAT: a performance: La Llorona: Weeping Women on Skid Row
WHEN: August 28 and August 31, 2003 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Church of the Nazarene, northwest. corner San Pedro St & 6th St
(across the street from the Weingart Center). Los Angeles, CA
WHY:to bring attention to the great increase in numbers of women and children living on Skid Row.

"La Llorona; Weeping Women on Skid Row", LAPD's Summer -Fall 2003 production, is directed by Henriette Brouwers. Dutch director, Henriette Brouwers has performed and directed movement / theater in Europe and the US. This performance is based on the Mexican legend of La Llorona (the weeping woman), who wanders the earth in search of her lost / abandoned children. The legend becomes the through line for relating the personal journeys of the 14 men and women in the cast. The performance is composed of original movement, text and song. This collective creation, La Llorona, offers deeply felt, multiple perspectives and insights into the causes as well as the personal struggles of the most rapidly growing segment of the homeless population: women and children.

Since 1985 LAPD has offered performance workshops that are free and open to the Skid Row community. LAPD 's mission is to create performance work that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty. The Poverty Department is committed to creating high-quality, challenging performance works that express the realities, hopes and dreams of people who live on Los Angeles' Skid Row. LAPD is dedicated to building community and to the artistic and personal development of its members.

LAPD's production of "La Llorona; Weeping Women on Skid Row", is funded by
the City of LA Cultural Affairs Department , NEA Theater and the California Arts Council. In addition to the August 28 and 31 performances, the performance will be presented November 14, 2003, at Scripps College, in Claremont, as part of a national conference on Women and Poverty.


3. Penny Arcade, Sarah Schulman, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, in Oral History Project, Aug 20 and 25th.

Penny Arcade presents two video screenings from her Oral History Project The lower Eastside Biography Project "Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia" as part of the HOWL Festival Bowery Dojo 310 Bowery across form CBGB's and next door to Bowery Poetry Club Wednesday August 20th and MOnday August 25th 8pm $5.00

Wednesday 20th: interviews with: Taylor Mead, Judith Malina, Jonas Mekas, Edgar Oliver performance monologue, and Church of Betty music video.

Monday August 25th interviews with Carmen Pabon, Jack Waters, Sarah Schulman,
and poetry performance Marty Matz and Jayne County, music video.


4. HOWL Festival now underway!

Howl! Is Here!

After 12 Months Of Planning...5,000 Petition Signings... 379 Community Board Meetings...And 1 Or 2 Mistakes........ Howl! Is Ready To Burst Upon The City With 262 Events At Over 50 Venues!

Get busy with a map and a chart, it's going to take great planning to see everything from Steve Buscemi's new East Village portrait to Lou Reed's rock poetry jam ...

Get rested for the 7 nights of after-parties, from the late-night strutting at Lucky Cheng's to the jazz stylings of Evelyn Blakey at Opaline...

Get crazy for slams and anti-slams, for meringue and bluegrass, honking sax solos and serene beat chanting, for riot videos and Scowling Cinema, for art around the park, art in the park and art in the community, for treasure hunts and safaris, for Miguel Pinero and Dr. Suess and Taylor Mead and Lady Bunny, for a coming together of an entire community to say: we're here to stay!

Charas Lives, And So Does Dixon Place & Surf Reality! Meow Mix And Parkside Lounge And Abc No Rio And The Nuyorican Cafe & The Fusion Arts Museum Are All Alive And Kicking!

New Venues Like Bowery Poetry Club, Issue, Remote, The Atm Gallery, Zito & Participant, Inc. Are Proof Of Our Vitality!

Collective: Unconscious, Chama, A Gathering Of Tribes, The Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, St. Marks Church & Off-The-Map All Running Mind-Bending Programs!

Mind-Boggling Movies In Our Uniplexes, Multiplexes And Community Gardens!

And Music Everywhere, At Joe's Pub, At Sidewalk, At Bowery Ballroom, At Webster Hall, At Fez, In Tompkins Square Park & At Our 11th St. And Avenue A Stage!

Stop the world and get off for a week -- come HOWL! with us, night and day. Details at HOWLFESTIVAL.COM, or call


5. Jess Dobkin, WANTED: X Cheerleaders, and Ricardo Zuñiga, FF Alumns, in Kitchen Street Fair, Sept. 13.

A 19th Street pep rally celebrating five years of Kitchen spirit…

Fifth Annual Kitchen Neighborhood Street Fair
September 13 [Saturday], 2-5pm Rain or Shine FREE
Location: West 19th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues), NYC
Information hotline: 212-255-5793, ext. 10

The Kitchen kicks off its Fall 2003 season with a pep rally for the Fifth Anniversary of its Neighborhood Street Fair. Drawing more than 600 people last year, this popular event celebrates the diversity of the West Chelsea community by offering an eclectic menu of free outdoor performances, interactive events for children and adults, and the best in local cuisine.

New York State Senator Richard N. Gottfried, who returns for the third time as the event's featured speaker, has called The Kitchen, "one of the best, earliest, longest-lasting downtown cultural organizations. You could call it 'the downtown Lincoln Center.' I'm looking forward to another good time celebrating our neighborhood at The Kitchen's Street Fair."

Main stage festivities feature a Brazilian samba processional down 19th Street; a Chinese lion dance; Salsa sensation Fred Dejesus and his band Conjunto Placer; Qool DJ Marv spinning beats; hooting by the Hoboken Devils cheerleaders, and rooting by performance artists Wanted: X-Cheerleaders. Bawdy sibling performers the Wau Wau Sisters preside over the event with trapeze and circus tricks, acrobatics, original songwriting, audacious costumes and impure thoughts.

Check out surprise acts by street performers, including Nancy Hwang's interactive ice cream eating installation I Scream; a mobile sound environment by Carrie Dashow, Matt Bun and Jesse Bercowitz; a live radio broadcast from a pushcart by Ricardo Zuñiga; bubble makers blowing dreams by conceptual collective Praxis; Diana Carulli's giant street labyrinth; Electronic Chaircuts by Nelson; Cirque Boom's messianic clown ensemble Divine Carriage; Turbo Twins Nicole and Leesa Abahuni's misting environment Array; performance artist Jess Dobkin's marrying frenzy I Do to All of You; as well as free caricatures, finger puppets with personality, body art, and much more. Cool off at block neighbors Gasser-Grunert, Postmasters and David Zwirner Galleries, and visit The Kitchen Art Gallery's screenings of early video performances by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Calidad Latina, La Lunchonette, and Bimmy's provide outstanding fare and refreshments at a reduced price. Finally, take part in the raffle to win prizes by Chelsea Market Baskets, Chelsea Piers, Roxy Roller Disco and others.

Street Fair Sponsorship Committee: David Zwirner Gallery; Mendon Truck Leasing and Rental; Shadow Studios, Inc.; Friends of the Highline; and Sidney Samuels, Inc.

WANTED: X-Cheerleaders performance is supported in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities/NYSCA
Decentralization Program, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Nancy Hwang appears with the generous support of Il Laboratorio del Gelato.



6. Kazuko Hohki presents My Husband Is a Spaceman, Scotland, thru Aug 24
At Theatre Workshop
Venue 20, 34 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ticket prices £9.00 / £6.00
Box Office 0131 226 5425
August 19th Tuesday till 24th Sunday


7. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, special events Sept. 10 and 11.

Event: Full Harvest Moon Drumming Circle With Donna Henes, Urban Shaman
Description: Taking it all in. Reaping what we have sown. $20.
When: September 10, Wednesday 7:30PM
Where: Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven Park Slope, Brooklyn
Contact: Advance reservations required. Call Mama Donna's: (718) 857-2247

Event: Chants For Peace * Chance For Peace With Donna Henes, Urban Shaman
Description: Let us keep the fires of hope alive. Please bring a votive candle. All free, all welcome.
When: September 11, Thursday, 6:30PM
Where: Meet under the arch at Grand Army Plaza, Bklyn. 2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza.



8. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, on Public Radio International, Aug. 23 and 24.

Crossing the BLVD: Piece from Audio CD to air on Public Radio International's The Next Big Thing
Weekend of August 23 and 24th, 2003
In anticipation of Labor Day,
The Next Big Thing airs
800 Jobs
produced and written by Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer based on their interview with Nasser ElGabry music collage by Scott Johnson and Sheldon Steiger

800 Jobs is one of nineteen cuts from the Crossing the BLVD audio CD. Nasser ElGabry helped his friend Labib clean up his café after it was ransacked by four young men, five nights after the September 11th attach on the Twin Towers. You need to get the book if you want to read about that. Here in 800 Jobs, Nasser describes some of the many jobs he's had in the United States.

Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America is a multimedia project that portrays the largely invisible lives and voices of new immigrants and refugees in the borough of Queens New York - the most ethnically diverse locality in the United States. For three years, documentary artists Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan traveled the world by trekking the streets of their home borough. The result is a 400 page, full color book and companion audio CD (published by W.W. Norton, Sept. 15, 2003- www.wwnorton.com), a series of public radio documentaries, an exhibition, a performance and an interactive website.

An EarSay Production: by Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan

The Next Big Thing airs on New York Public Radio
WNYC New York, NY 93.9 FM Sunday 11AM
WNYC New York, NY AM 820 Saturday 2 PM

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller


Goings On are compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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