We are throwing a birthday bash: Live music, new Neo-Futurist performance work, burlesque and a soulful funk dance party! Come dance and cry if you want to.
$20 in advance
$25 at the door
7:30-8-30PM Drink Specials + Live Music by Food Will Win the War and Kevin Kuh
8:30PM Performance Art by NY Neo-Futurists Yolanda K. Wilkinson, Daniel Mirsky, Connor Sampson, Em Lee Reaves
9:15PM-Midnight Funky Beats by DJ Greg Poole
+ Circus Performance by House of YES Aerialists + burlesque performances by
Rify Royalty + Sweet Lorraine + Chris of Hur
21 + over
Check out the beats from DJ Greg Poole…
Winner of the 2015 Glam Award for Best Burlesque Performer and all of our bloody little hearts, genderfucking go-go goddess Rify Royalty will be bringing the BIRTHDAY PARTY dance party to an epic finale.
New York Neo-Futurist Kyra Sims & Food Will Win the War will perform! “…tastefully layered alt folk with a chamber rock slant… from uplifting danceable odes to dreamy melodic and drifting soundscapes.” –Creative Loafing
Daniel Mirsky creates art with the NY Neo-Futurists, whom he has been collaborating with for a total of five birthdays.
Jax Jackson (tarot readings) is an actor and intuitive healer with over 6 years of experience independently slinging cards for the NYC area. Using a meditative approach to cartomancy, recipients of a reading seek answers, solutions, and resolutions within themselves through the visual connective language of cards. Jax is fluent in the Rider Waite and Collective Tarot decks, with additional familiarity with the Lenormand style, as well as Doreen Virtue’s Archangel, Angels & Ascended Masters, and Goddess decks.
Emma Reaves is a Brooklyn based artist/performer. She is an ensemble member THE NY NEO-FUTURISTS. Emma is also a founding member of Psychic Readings and Resident Artist at the Silent Barn in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Chris of Hur, s.he sho shmooshy, proof below…
NYC-based aerial performer Skye Curious first came to trapeze by way of angora rabbits and currently performs with the Gowanus Circus. She creates humorous character driven work and enjoys interacting with her audiences.
Sweet Lorraine is a queer burlesque performer and producer. She is the creator and producer of Shades of Burlesque, NYC’s only all Black burlesque revue! She has performed all over the U.S. and internationally in Europe and China. Fulfilling her desire to see more Black and brown bodies on stage in the realm of burlesque, Sweet Lorraine founded SHADES OF BURLESQUE in 2012 at the historic WOW Cafe Theatre. Through SHADES, she continues to bring visibility to Black burlesque entertainers, as well as foster nurturing spaces for them to share their stories and dynamic expressions of sexuality.
Kevin Kuh has appeared on stage with artists including Paul Simon, Andrew McMahon (Jack’s Mannequin), Kristen Chenoweth (Wicked), Darren Criss (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Steven Trask, American Ballet Theatre and on studio recordings with Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Kool A.D. (Das Racist), Mr. MFN eXquire, Mree, D-Pryde, Alexander Sage Oyen and many more. Kevin has also performed at events for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, International Fringe Festival, Dramatists Guild Fund, VH1’s Save the Music, The Dear Jack Foundation and WQXR’s McGraw Hill Young Artists Showcase.
Connor Sampson is a writer-performer based in Brooklyn, NY. An ensemble member with the NY Neo-Futurists, he is also a two-time national champion of performance poetry and a playwright whose work has been featured in cities like Boston, New York, and Worcester, MA. His play Parading the Noose (an almost summer’s beginning brings a party) was selected as a Goldberg Play Prize Finalist by playwright David Henry Hwang. Other plays include: Capture My Heart (Cherry Lane Theatre), Boy Meets Girl (Suffolk University), Along the Side of the Road (Look Ma! Prod.), and The Art of Cannibalism (NYU), among others.
Yolanda K. Wilkinson, a.k.a. Yeauxlanda Kay, dubbed “America’s Poet” and “smart” by the New York Times, “charismatic and funny” by Dan Bacalzo of Theatremania and “Brilliant” by Inside New York, has been a Neo-Futurist since 2005 and can be seen in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and the Neo’s upcoming Bible Study for Heathens.