Calendar

 

Sep
20
Wed
Selections + Selectors 011: NANA @ The Wythe Hotel Screening Room
Sep 20 @ 7:00 am – Sep 21 @ 12:00 am

A powerful and moving film will be making its Brooklyn Premiere at the Selections + Selectors Film Series at the Wythe Hotel on September 20: “NANA” – a transgenerational documentary on tolerance.

The evening will be hosted by the ladies of A Womens’ Thing Magazine (www.awomensthing.org) and the screening will be preceeded by cocktails in the Wythe Hotel’s 65-person screening room and lounge. Following the screening, a short discussion will follow, led by the director Serena Dykman and a panel of noteworthy persons.

After the conversation, guests are encouraged to hang out and enjoy some of the Wythe’s amazing cocktails while listening to a vinyl only set by a surprise guest DJ.

It promises, as always, to be a very fun evening.

7pm – Doors + Cocktails
8pm – Screening Begins
940pm – Conversation
10pm – Vinyl only DJ set

The film, directed by 24 year old Serena Dykman, documents her journey with her mother Alice retracing her grandmother’s Auschwitz survival story, and investigating how her lifelong fight against intolerance can continue to be taught to the new generations, against the backdrop of current events.

Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant, Dykman’s grandmother, born in Poland, survived Ravensbruck, Malchow, and Auschwitz, where she was the forced translator of the “Angel of Death”, Dr. Mengele. She dedicated her post-war life to publicly speaking of her survival to the young generations, so that it would never be forgotten or repeated. Alice and Serena, her daughter and granddaughter, explore how Maryla’s activism and crucial message can continue today, in a world where survivors are disappearing, and intolerance, racism and anti-Semitism are on the rise.

Already the recipient of multiple prestigious awards on the festival circuit, including the Leon Award for Best Documentary at the St. Louis International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere this past November, the Bill Snyder Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Fargo Film Festival, the Best Biography Award at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, the Silver Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival, and the Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker at the Harlem International Film Festival. In addition to these, “NANA” was recently part of a festival for Human Rights, organized by Amnesty International in France, where it received the Audience Choice Special Mention.

“I was inspired to make this documentary after reading my grandmother’s memoir a couple of years ago. I realized that she was more than a survivor, more than a Polish Jew. The reason she went back to Auschwitz and told her story publicly thousands of times was so that it would never be forgotten, and would never happen to anyone again,” said Serena Dykman. “Her activism and continuous fight against intolerance still lives today, 14 years after her death, through the thousands of people she touched, and now through NANA, she can continue her crucial work.”

NANA is a deeply moving and unsettling film, that makes people think about the concepts of tolerance and acceptance of the other, especially in the current political and social climate. A documentary to watch. Essential.

The score is composed by animated feature film Anne Frank’s Diary’s composer Carine Gutlerner, and the sound designer is two-time Grammy-award winner Charles de Montebello. 

Comedians You Should Know @ The Gutter
Sep 20 @ 9:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Every Wednesday the Comedians You Should Know collective brings their signature Chicago-style stand up showcase to The Gutter in Brooklyn for an intimate night of comedy with NYC’s funniest. This week features Hadiyah Robinson (BET), Emma Willmann (Colbert), Alingon Mitra (Comedy Central), Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), and more! Hosted by David Drake. 

Comedians You Should Know NYC @ The Gutter
Sep 20 @ 9:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Every Wednesday the Comedians You Should Know collective brings their signature Chicago-style stand up showcase to The Gutter in Brooklyn for an intimate night of comedy with NYC’s funniest. This week features Joe List (Comedy Central), Pat Brown (Colbert), Andy Sandford (Conan), Neko White (Gotham Comedy Live), Charlie Pickering (The Weekly), and Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege). Hosted by Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing).

 

Wednesday, September 20th

 

21+

Gutter Bar

200 N 14th St BK

9:00/8:30 doors

$5

 

Tickets available at https://cysknyc.eventbrite.com/

 

Website: www.cysknyc.com 

Sep
22
Fri
Escape from the Time Travel Lab – Real Escape Room NYC vol. 2 @ Real Escape NY
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm

Activate the time machine!

You are trapped in the mysterious laboratory, where they claim to study time travel. The door is locked. A lot of hidden clues await you. You wonder if they really managed to travel through time… If you cannot find the key to open the exit, you will drop into the spatiotemporal distortion and disappear forever. Will you be able to escape from the time travel lab?

Max capacity for each game is 11 people. All participants of the same slot will be will be working together as one team to escape. Individual players are also welcome. It is not necessary for participants to make a team of 11 people in order to play.

If you would like to make a team with your friends and do not want other players to join you, please purchase all the tickets of a certain time slot, which is 11 tickets. If you cannot purchase all 11 tickets, it means someone has already purchased 1 or more tickets at that time slot.

Sep
23
Sat
Escape from the Time Travel Lab – Real Escape Room NYC vol. 2 @ Real Escape NY
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm

Activate the time machine!

You are trapped in the mysterious laboratory, where they claim to study time travel. The door is locked. A lot of hidden clues await you. You wonder if they really managed to travel through time… If you cannot find the key to open the exit, you will drop into the spatiotemporal distortion and disappear forever. Will you be able to escape from the time travel lab?

Max capacity for each game is 11 people. All participants of the same slot will be will be working together as one team to escape. Individual players are also welcome. It is not necessary for participants to make a team of 11 people in order to play.

If you would like to make a team with your friends and do not want other players to join you, please purchase all the tickets of a certain time slot, which is 11 tickets. If you cannot purchase all 11 tickets, it means someone has already purchased 1 or more tickets at that time slot.

The Human Citizen Comedy Show at the Art Cafe @ The Art Cafe
Sep 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

In case you haven’t heard, the Human Citizen Show is a brand new “laughcano” of a comedy show, every other Saturday in Prospect Heights! We’re still coming down from the myriad thrills of our first show, and going into our second one feeling bigger, bolder and more beautiful than ever. So come on out on December 19th, 9:00 pm, to the beautiful, ever-evolving, and ever-stylish Art Cafe, where we have a lineup that will blow your nose and make you wish there was some way for you to enlist in the Human Citizen Army:

Andy Sandford (Conan, Album “Me the Whole TIme”)
Subhah Agarwal (Modern Comedian, NY Comedy Festival)
Drew Dowdey (Levity Live, Brooklyn Comedy Festival)
Ben Wasserman (Ben Wasserman Tries Hard*)
Nasser Khan (College Humor)

With your hosts, Koshin Egal and Ben Totushek. Saturday, 9:00 p.m. in Prospect Heights, on Pacific between Wachington and Underhill. See you soon!

 

Sep
24
Sun
Writers Workshops at The Jalopy Theater start 9/24 @ The Jalopy Theater and School of Music
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cast Off!” at The Jalopy, Brooklyn  
Sundays, 11 AM – 1 PM
5-week Fall 2017 session begins September 24th
 
Sign up at WritersCastOff.com
 
Come have your words valued and your confidence buoyed by a small, supportive community of writers. Come discover that writing with others is catharsis, creation, and a damn good time! Come write, regardless of experience, and find yourself producing and listening to fresh and surprising new works of fiction, poetry, lovesongs, personal essays, personal vendettas, hybrid forms, or even just a nascent flurry of ink on paper–a spark for deeper explorations–through the celebrated Amherst Writers & Artists method, lead by The New School MFA Creative Writing Alumnus and AWA Affiliate, Leslie Fierro. 
 
The Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Brooklyn Literary Pub Crawl @ Henry Street Ale House
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Journey in the literary and cultural past of one of the world’s most famous boroughs. This tour will take you to several cool Brooklyn pubs closely connected to some of the literary greats of the neighborhood. Guides will tell you stories of the neighborhood, the writer’s who lived there, and perform some snippets of their work.

Run by the folks who run the Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl for over 17 years, entertaining thousands of people in the underground gem. With passionate recitations, charmingly dashing guides, and a buttload* of wit- this is a tour not miss.

Hope to see you there!

*buttload is an actual form of measurement for alcohol. 1 buttload = 126 gallons or 2 hogshead

Monthly Gong Meditation @ Emerge Boutique Wellness Studio
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The last Sunday of every month, Reiki II Gong Master Sunseed will be using vibrations to help you relax from the stresses from the month.
Supported yoga poses and gentle movements combined with sound and vibration help facilitate a deep sense of peace and serenity.
Our goal is to activate that inner consciousness and provide assistance in the mastering of your personal practice.
Escape from the Time Travel Lab – Real Escape Room NYC vol. 2 @ Real Escape NY
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm

Activate the time machine!

You are trapped in the mysterious laboratory, where they claim to study time travel. The door is locked. A lot of hidden clues await you. You wonder if they really managed to travel through time… If you cannot find the key to open the exit, you will drop into the spatiotemporal distortion and disappear forever. Will you be able to escape from the time travel lab?

Max capacity for each game is 11 people. All participants of the same slot will be will be working together as one team to escape. Individual players are also welcome. It is not necessary for participants to make a team of 11 people in order to play.

If you would like to make a team with your friends and do not want other players to join you, please purchase all the tickets of a certain time slot, which is 11 tickets. If you cannot purchase all 11 tickets, it means someone has already purchased 1 or more tickets at that time slot.