This week, FABnyc is bringing you special FAB Deals for to two special shows that highlight two distinct aspects of American society and culture…
Mission Drift makes its U.S. debut, offering New York audiences on a journey to discover the “soul off American capitalism.” This award winning show has received much critical acclaim, being described by The Village Voice as; “The liveliest lesson on desire, destruction, and economics that you’ll see in many a year” and The Financial Times as, “A lush panorama of contemporary Americana.”
Use code: FAB15 to get $15 tickets
for February 1st and 2nd shows at 8pm! (normal price $25)
Newyorkland blends mediums to create a window into the lives NYPD police officers, providing a visceral peek at the secretive, and often times frightening, world of the NYPD.
The journey of four police officers is masterfully told in a blend of cinéma vérité, performance, and visual art that critics are describing as, “[A] hypnotic and sumptuous theatrical presentation… [A] wonderful palliative for those who need a break from the tyranny of straightforward narrative storytelling.” – Seattlest
Use code: FAB10 to get $10 tickets for February 1st and 2nd shows at 7:30pm! (normal price $20)
Yesterday, New York State Council on the Arts shared a special excerpt of Henry Miller Miscellenea, Work Schedule, 1932-1933:
"As we all begin a new week of creativity, something to keep in mind..." - New York State Council on the Arts
Today, we’ve discovered a bit more Miller to fodder our creative work:
Henry Miller Pt. 2
As we read over Miller’s insights, we couldn’t help but think back to our own New Year’s Resolutions (in which we resolve to “attend more art openings” and “meet friends for coffee more often”).
Though not as profound as Miller’s “Work Schedule,” our resolutions certainly beg some action, and we’re determined to see them through! Thanks to NYSCA and Miller for the inspiration.
Be sure to let us know what inspires you to move forward in 2012!
You can participate in the the Living Theater’s debut of THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, along with an an international ensemble of 25 actors, singers, dancers and musicians. Come watch, participate, and consider the questions: Who are you in history? In the execution of Socrates? In the crucifixion of Jesus? And finally: Who are you in the Beautiful Non-Violent Anarchist Revolution yet to come!
FABnyc sat down with Brad Burgess, Executive Producer of The Living Theater, to hear more about the show. Watch below:
Get %50 off general admission to History Of The World using the code MAKEHISTORY. Tickets are also available by donation Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Take a look at our recommendation of plays currently showing in the East Village:
When it comes to social justice, do you feel like your country is a near-blind man, feeling in the dark for his glasses? You’re not alone. Come and join the Red Fern Theatre Company investigate democracy with Created Equal, an evening of new one-act plays set against the backdrop of the 2012 elections. All theatre is not created equal, but Created Equal is sure to take your breath away, and make you think in the process.
Veselka is the Ukrainian word for “rainbow.” It is also a restaurant with as much color, zest, and variety as its name suggests, not to mention two
and the newly opened Veselka Bowery
The original Veselka
is half a century old, and has quite the history; it was founded in 1954 and since then it has catered to the East Village culture. Its menu is as creative as its customers, featuring staple options such as “Madame Alexander,” “Just a Veggie Burger,” and “Raspberry Pancakes” (as well as its famed blintzes and pirogis). Tom Birchard, owner of Veselka, will be an Instructor at FABnyc
‘s flavorful evening benefit, East Village: Eats Culture Nosh
, tonight at 7 P.M. No one can say “no” to the gustatory rainbow at Veselka. It’s that good. Be sure to drop by the new Veselka Bowery
(featured in all images) after Culture Nosh for even more delectable proof!
Written by Molly Kirschner
Edited by Hannah Krafcik
Photos by Elene Mekete
The latest FAB Deal offers $5 off tickets to The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill by The Neo-Futurists! This highly-anticipated performance is not to be missed. The New York Times describes it as “An impish illustration of how lively entertainment can be created from theatrical spare parts.”. In order to use the FAB Deal, be sure to use discount code EUGSTD when purchasing tickets.
Love to get lost in Robert Frost? Come see “Mending Wall” rendered on stage in Menders, a production by Flux Theatre Ensemble, playing at 243 Thompson Street.
This classic dystopian show takes place in a world post-poetry, in an isolated community. It is the story of two precocious cousins who learn the secrets of the past through the stories of their supervisor. As these stories of winged women and starcatchers take shape and penetrate reality, the young female protagonist struggles between what she is allowed to know and what she wants to discover.
Still more she struggles between duty and loyalty. “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall/ That wants it down.” (“Mending Wall,” by Robert Frost)
By Molly Kirschner
The East Village has always felt like home. Maybe it’s the public art work, or maybe it’s bustling St. Marks Place…
Or maybe it’s the taste of home-cooked food found in Mama’s Food Shop, on 200 E. 3rd St. between Avenues A & B.
Thursday, January 26th at 7 P.M. is the East Village Eats: Culture Nosh, and Mama’s Food Shop is sure to be a top spot for your palate; you’ll find everything delicious from the entrée to the salad. There is enough variety on the menu to serve a large party, and both vegetable and meat options are savory, hearty, and created from seasonal and local ingredients.
Those in Brooklyn, have no fear! Skip the trip, and visit Mama’s newly opened spot in Williamsburg…
For a fulfilling culinary experience, treat your best buds and your taste buds to Mama’s Food Shop!
Written by Molly Kirchner
Edited by Hannah Krafcik
Photos by Elene Mekete
FABnyc had the opportunity to sit down with Andy Bichlbaum of renowned activist duo The Yes Men this week!
Andy explained his latest endeavour, The Yes Lab, which is housed at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, another great non-profit in our community. Watch the video below to find out more and see how you can get involved.
To learn more about The Yes Lab, click here!