HOWL! Fest A Go Go
The HOWL! Festival starts on Tuesday, August 17th with more events than you could possibly hope to see in one week. So, I’ll just pimp the ones that I’m involved in. For a full line-up of HOWL! Festivities, check out the schedule at their website.
ALL EVENTS AT PERFORMANCE SPACE 122
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 7pm
Free Martha! Stars Behind Bars
Karen Finley returns to PS122 with Free Martha! Stars Behind Bars –a cabaret of indecency, lies, and the price of fame with a cast of hybrid drag, zanies, and narcissists with a zest and zeal for anything showbizzness on a hot summer night. Finley as Martha Stewart will hostess this eccentric evening in the Jerry Lewis telethon model with special guest stars paying tribute to our hyper domestic diva and her prison sentence.
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 7pm
The Wide, Wide, World of Surf Reality
For 10 halcyon years, Surf Reality was a LES Mecca of sex, comedy, performance art, & rock-n-roll. Proprietor Robert Prichard brings it back for one night only! With Faceboy, Reverend Jen, Michael Portnoy and more. Evening culminates in an East Village Safari!
Fri-Sat, Aug. 20-21, 7pm
HOWL! DANCE curated by Barbara Bryan.
An evening of dance by five experimental superstars of the downtown New York scene. Featuring performances by Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks; DD Dorvillier and Jennifer Monson; John Jasperse and Jennifer Miller.
Sunday, 8/22 at 7pm
P.S. 122, Happy Birthday to You!
David “The Impact Addict” Leslie hosts a celebration to honor a brilliant 25 years of the artistic expression at Performance Space 122. A giant chocolate birthday (with a secret surprise filling) will be cut and served to 150 party guests. Party favors will be provided. Featuring appearances by: Jonathan Ames, Larry Fessenden, Karen Finley, Odetta Hartman, The Mangina, Julie Atlas Muz, Pat Oleszko, Lori E Seid and Chris Tanner.
Mon-Tues, Aug. 23 – 24
7PM – Comedy of Terrors by Bina Sharif
Artist Bina Sharif satirizes the phenomena of terror – of the world, and in the soul of an artist. A conversation with novelist Sarah Schulman follows.
9:30PM – Red Bastard Is A Star? Are you?
In this hilarious show, Red Bastard, NYCs favorite grotesque buffoon, makes you laugh, think, cringe, & cry – all at the same time!
TICKETS ON SALE at on ticketweb, by phone at 212.477.5288 or in person at the Performance Space 122 Box Office located at 150 1st Ave and the corner of east 9th street.