Pre-Festival Event-Age (THIS WEEKEND)

We have a three hot announcements for this weekend, one that you know of that MEGAPOLIS is producing in Brooklyn and a couple others by some friends of ours in the East Village. Makes for a nice, light pre-weekend weekend, eh? (OF COURSE there are a million things to do in NYC, but we don’t have room on our website for one million things.)

This Saturday 4/13 at 3pm
Our friends MORUS (155 Avenue C, Manhattan) are putting on this great local history excursion:

Alphabet City Squats and Gardens Tour
$20 

The Lower East Side has the highest concentration of community gardens and squats of any neighborhood in the country. Come explore these cutting-edge, sustainable buildings and spaces on this one-of-a-kind, full-access walking tour.

Then again Saturday 4/13 at 7:30pm
As is noted on our schedule, MEGAPOLIS and Union Docs are co-producing a fantastic show at the UD space (322 Union Ave., Brooklyn):

Anna Friz + Eric Leonardson
$9 suggested donation

An intimate atmosphere of transmission, where audience and performers share the acoustic space inside a multi-channel array of suspended radio receivers and micro-watt transmitters. Restless voices, sounds of breath, and other bodily exclamations seep up through the welter of signals creating a milieu of harmonic interference and uneasy night-time respirations. Anna and Eric perform within this world: Eric plays a self-made instrument that he calls the “Springboard”, an electroacoustic percussion instrument which produces rich enharmonic timbres from coil springs, plastic combs, pocket radio, and wooden daxophones; Anna plays electronics, free reeds, and small acoustic instruments.

Then again Sunday 4/14 at 3pm
Our friends MORUS are doing this:

Radical Alphabet City Tour
$20 
Come visit legendary historic sites where the community faced off with gentrification and corporate power. Peek inside vibrant community gardens and legendary tenement buildings, Tompkins Square Park, the first community-based recycling center and the symbol of gentrification, The Christodora House.