Past Events

Open Source Music Festival: Extended Play Concert: Joel Fan, JACK Quartet, Ben Monder, TIGUE, ADR, Jeffrey Ziegler, TeenGirl Fantasy and much more

November 18, 2017 from 12 – 10 PM

“Open source is the simple idea that we share our creative work, and allow others to build upon it freely. We’ve built our whole music festival around this powerful concept.” – Joel Fan, Artistic Director

Performers at this daylong concert event include John Pickford Richards, Jay Campbell, Tigue; electronic luminaries Teengirl Fantasy; and composers include Augusta Read Thomas, Bernard Rands, Evan Ziporyn, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon.

Abrons Playhouse | 12 – 10 PM | $40 ($50 ALL-Festival Pass)

Public in Private / Jasna L. Vinovrški: Staying Alive [US PREMIERE]

November 17 through November 18, 2017 from 8 PM

In Staying Alive, Croatian artist Jasna L. Vinovrški and her collaborators—a book and an electronic tablet—tackle the migration debate. In a humble demonstration of community, the book is passed around for the audience to touch and read while Vinovrški experiments with the iPad’s potential for eye contact.

Experimental Theater | 8 PM | $20

Open Source Music Festival: Panel and Reception

November 16, 2017

Tracking Creative Digital Rights: Exploring the Impact of the Blockchain on Music and the Arts
This event is part of the Open Source Music Festival. Co-presented with Creative Tech Week.

Join panelists Ken Umezaki, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Dot Blockchain Music; Daniel Doubrovkine, Chief Technology Officer, Artsy; Jennie Rose Halperin, Communications Manager at Creative Commons; Steven Masur, Partner and intellectual property expert at MG+, and Isabel Walcott Draves, President of Creative Tech Week (Moderator) to learn about new ways to manage digital creative intellectual property with the emergence of the blockchain, a tamper-proof distributed record keeping system.

Get the full Open Source Music Festival experience! Click here for our $50 ALL-Festival pass, which includes the all –day concert on Saturday 11/18 from noon – 10 PM, VIP cocktail party Friday evening 11/19 and the Tracking Creative Digital Rights panel and reception on Thursday 11/18.

Brian Belott: People Pie Pool

November 10 through November 11, 2017 from 8:30 PM

For his Performa 17 project, Brian Belott will present a new stage-based piece. Immersing himself into the rebellious legacy of Dada, American standup comedy, the history of slapstick, and vaudeville, Belott will choreograph a comedy of simultaneity, paying homage to the work of Kurt Schwitters, the Marx Brothers, Andy Kaufman, Lenny Bruce and many others.

Abrons Playhouse | 8:30 PM | $25

Perfect City: “You’re Next”

October 26 through November 4, 2017

Perfect City is a pay-what-you-wish public season of performances, mapping workshops, live discussions about zoning, rock concerts, urban walks, visual art exhibitions, and other provocations that ask: how can we build a more equitable Lower East Side for this diverse community of people?

Main Gallery | Pay What You Wish


Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty: Why Why Always

October 13 through October 29, 2017 from 7:30 PM

Conjuring a live cine-performance through the interplay of otherworldly video, music, sound and technology, Why Why Always is a sci-fi misadventure of secret agents and seductresses, where Alphaville meets ASMR.

Underground Theater | Various Times | $25

MAP Fund Live Info Session

October 12, 2017

MAP Fund Executive Director, Moira Brennan, will offer a free information session about the upcoming 2018 grant cycle. She will highlight program changes, what to expect in the application, and leave plenty of time to answer the community’s questions! 

Studio 201 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Belladonna*: and/with: Fred Moten and Simone White

October 9, 2017

Curated by Ana Paula, Asiya Wadud, and Marcella Durand

Belladonna* Collaborative’s programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Studio 201 | 7 PM | FREE