RADICAL USED BOOK FAIR
Listen up radical bargain hunters! Come to shop or spend the afternoon hanging out at Cloud City surrounded by book lovers and radicals. Thousands of new and used books at rock bottom prices! $3 for 1 book; $5 for 2; $10 for 5; $20 for 20!! Hundreds of new books donated by Haymarket Books, The Nation, Dissent and other left publishers.
Proceeds will go to support the Socialism 2019 Conference, The National Network of Abortion Providers, and People of Color Caucus Fundraiser.
Build your radical library on these and other topics!
* Art, Literature and Culture
* Black History and Politics
* Education and Students
* Gender, Sexuality, and Liberation
* History and Politics of the US Left
* Immigration, Refugees, and Borders
* Indigenous History and Politics
* History and Politics of the Labor Movement
* International Politics
* and so much more.
Saturday, June 15th. 3-7pm. Free!
GASLAND: A FILM BY JOSH FOX
In honor of Think Global Act Local Month, please join Miss New York Earth and the United Nations Association Brooklyn Chapter Young Professionals for a special FREE screening of Gasland, a film by Josh Fox. Gasland is a documentary that brings to light the harsh reality of oil & gas fracking across America and around the world. As New York State is threatened by the prospect of the Williams Pipeline, we strive to educate the masses about what we stand to lose if the pipeline is approved.
ABOUT THE FILM:
The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verité travelogue, part exposé, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.
Friday, June 14th. Doors at 7pm; screening at 8pm.
KATE & ILYSSA PRESENT: THE BEST RITUAL
"Kate & Ilyssa Present: The Best Ritual" is a raucous, two-woman comedy of idiots! This entirely absurd, theatrical clown show turns modern-day spirituality on its head. Two privileged, yet flat-out-broke, girls host a benefit to raise money for a made-up charity by way of ritualistic theatre. Little does the audience know that the donations are going in the girls' pockets and that the benefit is just a vanity project to show off their acting, singing, and dancing skills. When shit hits the fan, will these girls stay calm, cool, and collected, or will their world turn upside down?
Following sold-out shows in New York, Kate & Ilyssa will be making their international premiere at Brighton and Prague Fringe Festivals in May! Cloud City is the perfect place to share their show before they head abroad!
created by: Kate Owens & Ilyssa Joy Baine
directed by: Lucy Shelby
tech by: Matt Prigge
Friday, May 10th. 8pm.
ART IS FUNNY IS ART...
Art is Funny is Art... is a comedy show where all the performers are also visual artists. Not only will their work be on the walls of Cloud City - but also projected behind while they perform.
Its an art show. It's a comedy storytelling show. Is an art comedy show.
Harmon Leon (This American Life)
Jeff Seal (Bankrukt)
Becca Beberaggi (Brooklyn Comedy Festival)
Meg Pickarski (The PIT)
Walter Michael DeForest (Edinburgh Festival)
Saturday, May 4th. Doors/Art Viewing: 7pm, Show: 8pm.
BAD FILM FEST
Come celebrate our 8th year of screening weird, eclectic & outlandish short films from NYC and around the globe.
A collection of no-budget, low-budget and even slickly produced short films.
HORROR, COMEDY, DRAMA, ANIMATION, DOCUMENTARY, EXPERIMENTAL, WHATEVER!
Some are horrible, some might force you to ask, "WTF?!?"
But there's also a slim chance you might actually love something.
Friday April 26th @ 7pm and 9pm
Saturday April 27th @ 7pm and 9pm
Sunday April 28th @ 7pm
A live show featuring Bankrukt, continuing to be alive!
Who is Bankrukt and how can they be stopped?
The answer is: Shaina Feinberg, Jeff Seal, Chris Roberti, Chris Manley. And we can't!
Come see what the fuss might have been about!
Thursday, April 25. 8pm.
HIGH NOTES WITH TESSA SKARA
High Notes is a monthly high-energy, queer AF, and rock-n-roll-as-hell live musical comedy show hosted by the self proclaimed Rock Goddess of Comedy: Tessa Skara. Featuring a backing band of basement rockstars, High Notes is a show that brings together a revolving roster of stand up comedians, cabaret performers and musicians to belt out numbers on the meaning of life, love, and how kombucha tastes like salad dressing (which is why it's perfect!). If you’re looking for a night of live music, jokes jokes jokes, and moody acoustic ruminations on how selfish it is of your therapist to go on maternity leave then High Notes is the show for you!
Hosted by Tessa Skara & the High Notes Band
Featuring Rebecca O'Neal, Ana Fabrega, Friends Who Folk, Nika Z, and Karolena Theresa.
Friday, April 19. 8pm.
PLAYxPLAY: NAZARETH HASSAN
PLAYxPLAY is a free, monthly, staged-reading series that highlights the body of work of an emerging playwright by presenting an evening of their short works as directed by a rotating group of three directors and a company of collaborating actors. We offer audiences the rare opportunity to see a wide range of one writer's voice in one evening, while simultaneously offering the playwright the chance to see a variety of interpretations of their work by an array of artists.
The group is run by co-producers and resident directors: Jake Beckhard, Bryn Herdrich, and Lauren Zeftel.
-------- ABOUT THE FEATURED WRITER --------
NAZARETH HASSAN is a southern playwright, poet, essayist, and musician based in Brooklyn. He is the 2017 recipient of the Dramatist Guild Young Playwright Award and the 2019 recipient of the Himan Brown Writing Award. He has had work developed and produced by places including Horizon Theatre Company, Fresh Ground Pepper, and Emory University. He has been published by ThreadMag and Without Further Adu. He has performed music at venues including Boston Symphony Hall, Joe's Pub, Atlanta Symphony Hall, The Fox Theatre, and Lincoln Center. His play VANTABLACK is a 2019 Theatretreffen Stuckemarkt Selection in Berlin. His play "" will be performed in ANTfest on June 21. He is an MFA candidate in playwriting at Brooklyn College, where he is a Truman Capote Fellow.
-------- THE EVENING'S LINE UP --------
KYLE directed by Garrett Allen
TUESDAY NIGHT BUS SMELL directed by Jake Beckhard
LECTURES (On Joy) directed by Razghiem Golden
REVOLUTION directed by Miranda Haymon
LECTURES (On Failure) directed by William Alexander Runnels
Friday, April 12. 8pm.
HUMANE SOCIETY SERIES FINALE
Join us for a live screening of the series finale of Humane Society! With live entertainment from Marshall York, Caroline Lux, Joe Schiappa, Sarah Nowak, Rebecca Bull Ketchum, Jeff Seal, and more!
Friday April 5. 8pm.