Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Comedy November 6 at 8 pm: The Underhill Players Disregard the Chore Wheel!

Luke and Dan explore on-stage cohabitation!

Featuring comedy by:

Michael Antonucci (UCB)
Frank Hejl (BUCKY)
Laura Willcox (BUCKY)


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lauren Camp, Amy King, and Lynn Melnick's poetry October 30 at 7 pm!

New Mexican poet Lauren Camp is the author of two books, most recently The Dailiness, winner of the National Federation of Press Women 2014 Poetry Book Prize and a World Literature Today “Editor’s Pick.” Her third book, One Hundred Hungers, was selected by David Wojahn for the Dorset Prize, and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. She hosts “Audio Saucepan,” a global music/poetry program on Santa Fe Public Radio. www.laurencamp.com.

Of I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press), John Ashbery describes Amy King's poems as bringing “abstractions to brilliant, jagged life, emerging into rather than out of the busyness of living.” Safe was one of Boston Globe’s Best Poetry Books of 2011. King teaches Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College and works with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Check her latest blog entries at Boston Review, Poetry Magazine & the Rumpus and follow her on Twitter @amyhappens.

Lynn Melnick is author of If I Should Say I Have Hope (YesYes Books, 2012) and co-editor, with Brett Fletcher Lauer, of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015). She teaches at 92Y in NYC and is the social media & outreach director for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Great Weather for Media reading October 23 at 7 pm.

On Thursday, October 23 at 7 pm, Great Weather for Media presents its new anthology I Let Go of the Stars From My Hand featuring:

John Clinton
Terri Muuss
Trae Durica
Christian Georgescu
Vicki Iorio
Joseph A.W. Quintela
Evan Rosler
Eric Silver
Zev Torres
Jack Tricarico

Saturday, September 20, 2014

7th Birthday Bash Wednesday at 7 pm!

On Wednesday the 24th starting at 7 pm, we'll celebrate our (belated) 7th birthday with the help of our friends at Sixpoint, and as usual it'll be epic. We'll have a bunch of rare/new/generally excellent Sixpoint beers. Also, with each Sixpoint beer purchased, you'll get a raffle ticket which will put you in a drawing for amazing prizes. Here are the details, beers first:

--4Beasts (the 2014 Beer for Beasts beer!): A brand-new, beastly porter brewed with 12 gallons of maple syrup in honor of our furry companions.

--Sensi Harvest: A brand-new beer! Juicy wet hops carefully selected by the Mad Scientists make SENSI HARVEST a unique delicacy available only at harvest time.

--Old Redhooker: Rare! An American barleywine made only from high-gravity first runnings. 9.6% ABV.

--Crisp: For those who'd like something lighter. What do you get when you fuse old world craftsmanship with new, clean, & bold flavors from right raw materials? The Crisp. It's Mad Science.

--Otis Stout (nitro): Sixpoint's classic smooth, creamy oatmeal stout with a light sweetness and dry finish. Full roasted flavor without a touch of harshness, made available specially for us on nitrogen pour.

The raffle prizes will include:

--Grand Prize: A private tour of the Sixpoint brewery for up to 8 people!

--Ten second prizes: Sixpoint and Pacific Standard merchandise, including t-shirts, gift certificates, pint glasses, beer cozies, and whatever else we dig up from our cellars.

In addition, brewery reps will be on hand and we'll have our usual happy hour prices until 8 pm, so come early to get the best deals and the specialest beers before they run out!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Underhill Players September 25 at 8 pm.

Our first show at our new venue, PACIFIC STANDARD.

Come down for a night of amazing comedy and talk about the future and past (it doesn't matter, time is a flat circle) of The Underhill Players

Featuring:

Jim Search (Hot Time in Atlantic City)
Improv Comedy by "The Authors"
Josh Gondelman (Modern Seinfeld)
Time Traveling Cryofreeze Comedian Joey Asteroid
Marvin Berry and the Starlighters
and More!

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Disagreement Presents: Decay, September 11 at 7 pm.

The Disagreement has become homeless. Our former home is sadly no longer — on July 27, Culturefix closed.

Culturefix was an unexpected place, a place where things happened by chance. In their own words, it was “a bar, gallery and event venue that offer[ed] a different idea of a public space,” and like the best places in this city, both present and past, it never tried to be anything more than it was. It was not “cool” or “hip;” they had no designs on being the hottest place in the city or being the center of a scene. There was in fact no design to Ari and Cole’s establishment. They seemed merely to operate on the principle of filling their bar with things and people they liked and then letting the people they liked do their thing. Friends had art shows there. The Disagreement was born there. They put on one hell of a dinner party. And they used to make bitchin’ tacos.

Speaking of Decay, our city seems to be falling apart. What else could explain all the glass and steel that has leveled what was once an ocean of brick and concrete? The old has become useless, tradition unwarranted. “We’ve entered a new age,” they seem to keep telling us, “so stop trying to hold onto the past.”

But not everything ancient crumbles, just as not everything new lasts. A place like New York City only exists out of this constant collision between what is modern and what was already there. This has always been the case. It’s what made it a place that defined what was interesting to the rest of the world. Or at least until our modern age, that inexorable drive of progress and development that seems to be killing the things we love about this city — that it was a place where things just happened, where interesting people moved from all around the country and all around the world because it was a place where you could make your life your own, where you’d meet like-minded people and those whose disagreed with you alike, and together or alone, interesting things got made, where you used to not need money to be an interesting person.

Right now it seems as though the money is winning, because money only ever needs more money to keep it warm. And money, unfortunately, seems to be the one thing that doesn’t fall apart. A fortune made never dies, it is only plundered, stolen, or inherited, and its corrupting touch lasts much longer than the lives of those who possess it.

This modern age is a crappy one, one built with cheap shit and even cheaper money. This modern age is one built to rot right out of the gate. But luckily, glass was made to be broken; steel to melt.

On September 11, The Disagreement will present Decay, an evening of readings focusing on deterioration both mental and physical, the decline of the body and the soul, the degradation of both cultural and ethical standards. And so begins our itinerant phase.

At Pacific Standard. We’ll start at 7.

With:

Emily Cementina received her M.F.A. in Fiction from The New School. She co-hosts Sunday Salon, a monthly reading series in the East Village. Emily lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn with her husband and their pet fish, Mingus.

Dustin Luke Nelson is the author of the forthcoming collection “in the office hours of the polar vortex” (Robocup Press, 2015). His 90-minute performance film “STRIKE TWO” debuted with Gauss PDF in April and his performance piece “Applause” debuted at the Walker Art Center’s Open Field in June. There’s stuff at dustinlukenelson.com about him.

Tobias Carroll lives and writes in Brooklyn, New York, where he is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn. His fiction and nonfiction have been published by Tin House, The Collagist, Underwater New York, The Paris Review Daily, Necessary Fiction, Bookforum, The Rumpus, The Collapsar, and Joyland.

Rachel Pelz holds an MFA in Fiction from NYU. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their dog. She is currently at work on a novel.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Third Rail launch August 28 at 7 pm!

Third Rail Beer, a new craft brewery owned by a trio of native New Yorkers, is launching in its hometown this summer. Third Rail Beer is driven by a passion for innovation and the endless pursuit of quality, honoring beer heritage, and pride in the culture and community of New York City. Third Rail Beer will make its NYC debut with two beers: Bodega, an abundantly hopped American Pale Ale brewed with Citra and Centennial hops; and Field 2, the brewery’s take on a classic Belgian Farmhouse Ale. There will be giveaways and specials, and the brewery’s staff will be on hand!