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House of Yes, the East Williamsburg-based art space and performance venue, is keeping busy this season with a ton of events to keep you warm and entertained on these blustery fall nights. Tonight, show up for Sky Box Aerial and Variety Show, which promises such glamorous luxuries as spandex, glitter, fake eyelashes, pasties, beautiful aerialists and dirty jokes. Tomorrow they're throwing a black-tie only birthday dance party open to the public, and they have far more stuff going on throughout the next two months. Read More
  Plan your weekends in advance and make a date for an art-fueled night in a majestic Brooklyn setting. The Physical Center, a London-based "multimodal arts program" will arrive at Williamsburg's Saint Cecilia's (former) convent and art space for a night of DJs, video and performance art, and large scale architectural pieces. Featuring the works of Brooklynites Jenn Brehm, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Kerry Downey, iO Tillett Wright, the show will raise many for two young artists to take up a residency in London. 21 Monitor Street; Saturday, Nov 20 6-11pm; $10 suggested. Read More
     As the New York Times continues to worry about me even more than my mother does, concerns over a generation, drifting are also being voiced by feminists--with baby-boomers who defined themselves in active protest often left perplexed by twenty-somethings who define themselves in semi-anonymous blog posts.  The generation gap is widening when it comes to reproductive rights in particular, and it's true that today both abortion clinics and the political groups that work to ensure their existence are mostly run by people of my parents' age, or older. Read More

Under the Big Top

BY Molly Labell in General

 Have you checked out “Circus” on PBS yet? The  new   documentary, aired as six hour-long episodes, gives viewers a glimpse of the clown alleys and sawdust floors behind the Big Apple Circus. The men get more airtime during the first episode than the women, and only one of the ten featured performers on PBS’s website is a woman, but the hard-working ladies of the Big Apple are depicted as disciplined and devoted to their craft. Read More
The first time I met Michele Carlo was at the Moth. We were in line at the Bitter End; I'd seen her perform and introduced myself as a newbie. "Storytellers are the best group of people," she told me. "Come out with us after the show." At that point, Michele had been telling stories in New York for more than a decade. She'd been a performer since college, where she was in with the Lower East Side's hip, arty crowd. Read More