Andrew Jeffrey Wright’s comedy troupe The New Dreamz has a couple of outings coming up, one in Philly and one in LA. For three Fridays in January at Space 1026, The New Dreamz are performing new pieces, workshopping new comedy and conducting joke club meetings to prepare for their coming LA mini tour. The dates are: Fri. Jan. 4th – doors 7:30 / comedy 8pm, Fri. Jan. 18th – doors 7:30 / comedy 8pm, and Fri. Jan. 25th – doors 7:30 / comedy 8pm. Each show is completely different, and you are welcome to come to all three. Let it be noted that shows are free, but apparently throwing gobs of money or even nickels at the performers is acceptable, apparently.
A change to one of Our Picks for January: Matt Kalasky, the organizer for Show-and-Share at the Moore College of Art Galleries tells us that Alex Klein had a conflict on Jan. 31 and is to be replaced by Suzanne Seesman and her talk Structure and Ritual/Values and Display: Modern Late-Century Public Displays of Intellectualism in the Post Revolutionary Period. This event takes place on January 31 at 6 PM atThe Galleries at Moore.
You may have heard about a tiny little movie that came out recently to very little fanfare by a director who’s never been the center of any kind of controversy whatsoever. Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s antebellum revenge epic, is the subject of a panel discussion tonight at Vivant Art Collection. Moderated by Nadine Patterson and discussed by Mike Dennis, Stacey Muhammad, Suzi Nash and Dr Richard Cooper, this talk delves into the issues of slave stories, images, and the use of the “N” word to address current social issues. The talk begins at 3:00 PM and ends at 6:00 PM, for a $5 that includes light refreshments.
Margin, Haverford College’s alternative student-led academic publication, is calling for submissions, with the current theme Deploying Terror asking scholars, writers, and artists to consider the languages and images generated and deployed by the events of September 11, 2001. Contributions from all backgrounds and in all media are welcomed; the deadline for submission has been extended to January 21, 2012. Send submissions and questions to email@example.com as an email with the subject heading: “Deploying Terror, [Submission Title].” Written pieces must be submitted as Word documents with a .doc or .docx extension, and must use proper MLA citation style, and visual pieces must be saved as high-quality .tiff files.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, Paul DeMuro’s New York debut “Revelations” at Zurcher Gallery, which has been getting rave reviews, is up until the 13th, so you still have a bit of time.