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August 7th, 7pm – UNFAMILIAR FISHES by Sarah Vowell

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Get ready for new music inspired by history as told by Sarah Vowell… this is the stuff Friday nights are made of.

New songs by:

Mark Lesseraux, Hilary Downes, Jessie Kilguss, Susan Hwang, Perry Maybrown ( The Bushwick Book Club (Seattle) Club!), Don RaufCharlie NielandSweet Soubrette (Ellia Bisker)

Featured performers:
CLAUDIA GODDARD, musician of Hawaiian slack key guitar and ‘ukulele.
JOHN-MARIO SEVILLA, Hawaiian hula dancer

Featured Visual artist: TOMMY CHENG, folk artist specializing in portraits of Hawaiian dancers, musicians and Hawaiian royalty.

DJ DUCTTAPE is spinning afterwards. Get your literature-inspired groove on!

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Flyer by Julie Lamendola


Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Also for the show on Friday, inspired by Sarah Vowell’s Unfamiliar Fishes, we have visual art by Tommy Cheng who is a…

Posted by Susan Hwang on Monday, August 3, 2015


Our next show – August 7th – Sarah Vowell’s UNFAMILIAR FISHES

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Join us Friday, August 7th, 7pm at historical lightship, The Frying Pan as we continue our summer in the flow:

The Frying Pan
530 West 26th Street (docked @Pier 66 Maritime Bar & Grill)



June 5th – Moby Dick

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Our next show is June 5th, 7pm at historical lightship, The Frying Pan (Pier 66/ 530 W. 26th St.).  Herman Melville’s MOBY DICK is inspiring new song, dance and puppet theater.


Flyer by Julie Lamendola


Our next show: John Waters’ “Crackpot: The Obsessions of John Waters”

Friday, April 17th, 2015



Pearl Rhein
Storm Garner
Susannah Pryce
Susan Hwang
Sweet Soubrette
Bob Holman
harlie Nieland

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March 15th – Bob Holman

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Join us for a birthday celebration Bushwick Book Club style!  Your favorite local and touring musicians, songwriters and artists present new music and performance inspired by the work of Bob Holman — poet, spoken word artist, endangered language activist, founder of The Bowery Poetry Club and creator of new PBS series, “Language Matters.”  We are celebrating this celebrator of creativity with creativity inspired by his creativity!


March 15th, 1pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
New York, NY



February 25th – Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

New music and performance inspired by the work of Emily Dicksinson.  Presenting are:

Bob Holman
Susan Hwang
Leslie Graves
Susannah Pryce
Pearl Rhein
Thomas Wolfe
Jia Jung



And… our snow date

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Snow really is magic.  It’ll stop the New York subway system for hours, and it’ll give us a chance to begin the year twice.  Our annual Vonnegut-inspired show happens AGAIN in full, February 4th, 7pm at new lower east side venue and restaurant, Moscow 57 (168 1/2 Delancey St., north side, at Clinton).

Performances by:  Casey Holford, Don Rauf, L.A. Boobs (Deenah Vollmer and Toby Goodshank), Susan Hwang, Nicola Yvette with Leah Coloff, Thomas Wolfe

Puppetry by Dana Morgan

Visual Art by:  Orianne Cosentino (curating), Matt Klickstein, Gregory Stovetop, Pufferella, Jonathan Kobritz, Diana Knight

bluenewFlyer by Julie Lamendola

First show of the year: Kurt Vonnegut

Monday, December 29th, 2014



Our first show of 2015

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Our next show is January 27th at our much beloved Barbes in Park Slope.  We will be observing our new year tradition of presenting new songs in response to a work by Kurt Vonnegut.  Come be baptized in new performances inspired by:




Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, 7pm


376 9th Street

Brooklyn, NY

ph: (718) 965-9177