Hey I know this isn't in Brooklyn either but the happenings are too fab not to mention. After an absence last summer the Howl Festival has come back better than ever. Check out the schedule. It actually starts tonight with lots of poetry readings (including a reading of "Howl") and almost all events take place in Tompkins Square Park.
Highlights for me are: Jon Spencer's band Heavy Trash playing at 2pm. Judith Malina & "The Living Theater" being honored at around 4pm....and and and.....Mother/The Jackie Factory saluting "The East VIllage and the Bowery" with a performance/party with the theme "Low Life". If you are unfamiliar with the productions of MotherNYC, they continue the lost NYC nightlife tradition where glamour and creativity played a huge role, here's the blurb describing tomorrows event:
JACKIE FACTORY producers CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL create a brand-new spectacle - LOW LIFE - to crown the HOWL! FESTIVAL 2007, presented by FEVA. LOW LIFE showcases The East Village and its Bowery as the birthplace of Nightclub Performance traditions from Vaudeville to Neo-Burlesque. Expect period star turns from MICHAEL T, DIRTY MARTINI, SWEETIE as BOSS TWEED, ROBERT LA FOSSE and his BROADWAY B'HOYZ, MISS DELIRIUM TREMENS, VANGELINE THEATER, DUELLING BANKHEADS, VOLTAIRE, JESSICA RABBIT DOMINATION, DEAN JOHNSON, ACID BETTY, HEAVEN LEIGH DOMINATION, TRINA ROSE, DARLINDA JUST ARLINDA, JACKIE 60 MCs HATTIE HATHAWAY and PAUL ALEXANDER and chorine choreography by JULIE ATLAS MUZ.
Admission is FREE but we ask that you participate by observing the Suggested Dress Code: NYC demimonde evening glamour (1860-2010), Gangs of New York, Victorian/Edwardian rags, newsboy caps, B'hoy for Butch Women, corsets and vintage lingerie, Bowery Belle ringlets, Vampyre of Gotham, black parasols, Bowery Twink, velvet, 19th century Clownwear, Top Hats or Bowery Punk.
More Information is on our LOW LIFE page.
There is so much else going on, including a book sale with lots of alternative press representing...check the schedule, get out of the house!