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

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
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.