Flowers and Monsters @ Trans-cen-der
Jul 13 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 10:00 pm

Flowers and Monsters

Transcender Art Group presents, “Flowers and Monsters” an exhibition curated by Meer Musa with trans-cen-der.

In nature, flowers are a symbol of beauty. In fairy tales, a monster represents what is ugly or difficult to face. In this art show, artists are invited to express their own idea of what is considered beautiful and/or what is considered ugly or uncomfortable within ourselves and how can we express these two opposites in a single image, be it painting, collage art, mixed media or sculpture.

The exhibition will be at Temporary Storage at 119 Ingraham (Brooklyn Fireproof) In Bushwick from July 13th – July 28th, with an opening reception on Friday July 13th.

Pick up ART from the show will begin on the evening of Saturday July 28th and continue through Sunday July 29th.

We are very grateful to Thomas Burr Dodd of Brooklyn Fireproof and Colin Radcliffe for their assistance and generously providing space for the exhibition.

Brooklyn Talks: Claudia Rankine with Alexandra Bell @ Brooklyn Museum
Jul 19 @ 11:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 1:00 am

Join Claudia Rankine, poet, playwright, and co-founder of the Racial Imaginary Institute, as she examines the often-troubled manifestations of the racial imaginary in American poetry and explores counternarrative tactics of contemporary poets and artists. Her presentation is followed by a conversation with multidisciplinary artist Alexandra Bell best known for her public art series Counternarratives. Bell uses the term “counternarratives” to describe her work, which investigates how images and text work together to affect the cultural imagination and narratives around race.

Presented in partnership with the Racial Imaginary Institute.

Tickets are $25 and include Museum admission. Members receive a 10% discount. Not a Member? Join today!

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices, ASL interpretation, and open captioning, email us at

Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It at Bard Spiegeltent! @ The Spiegeltent at Bard SummerScape
Jul 21 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

Made in 2013, Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else! changed the rules of what comedy looks like and says and how we ‘joke’ about rape – putting #rapejokes full-frontal and center. “Wearing a blonde wig and denim jacket—and nothing else until you get to the shoes—Truscott confronted the rape joke genre, turning it on its head and ripping it apart until there was nothing left that was worth saying by anyone else.” -Vice Magazine. Come see the #OG of feminist #rapejokes. ONE NIGHT ONLY at the Bard Spiegeltent.

‘Brutal, brilliant and brave…if you miss it you will miss the moment in the history of stand-up comedy wherein a woman actually took the genre and did something with it that no man could do. This is without doubt the most powerful hour of comedy.” – ★★★★★ The Scotsman (UK)

‘An exhilarating hour… Firecracker wit, sophistication and luminous humanity…Truscott is always a step ahead.’ ★★★★★Guardian

ChERYL: Ten Years of Self Destruction @ Elsewhere
Jul 31 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 1 @ 5:00 am

**This is a FREE event, but you must RSVP via the eventbrite link below, in order to get your ticket.


Your face, the videos, a rooftop. Join us in celebrating CHERYL’s aluminum anniversary — a decade of depraved disco decadence and dancefloor diarrhea.

116 parties, 17 cities, 8 countries, and 50 videos later, we are taking a moment to reflect, reunite, and RELISH our tenth birthday by hanging with you, the people that we have partied with, made art with, and become BFFs with since 2008.

Come dressed as your fave CHERYL video character, or as your newest technicolor nightmare alter ego.

Seriously. Dress up. See flyer for inspo.

Tuesday July 31 – EXACTLY 10 years TO THE DAY of our first party at Royale, a bar that no longer exists in Park Slope.

5-8pm DJs / sunset situation
8-10pm – we watch all of the videos while boozing and reminiscing
10pm to 1ish – rooftop hang, sob sesh, staring contest, primal scream, margs

This is a free event, but RSVP is required via this link for free tix:

Elsewhere Rooftop – 599 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn

Free Days at The New York Hall of Science @ New York Hall of Science
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Looking for a great FREE / Affordable Date Spot? Check out The New York Hall of Science on Fridays and Sundays!

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Free Fridays, 2–5pm, and Sundays, 10–11am.

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