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X-COUNTRY MOVING/STREET SALE: Furniture, kitchen items, electronics, & more!

I am leaving New York for the west coast soon and am trying to sell all of my stuff and bringing only what I can fit into my car. Therefore, everything is OBO and I'm having a street sale tomorrow.

When: Sunday, July 8, 2012 @ 11 AM until at least the mid-afternoon

Where: N7 and Bedford in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, usually across from the subway (may change, so please check the CL ad for updates)

What: I'm selling everything from furniture (coffee table, couch, table and chairs, queen-size memory foam mattress with bed frame, bookcases, desk...) to electronics (computer, TV, VHS/DVD player, microwave...) to clothes (shirts, pants, jackets...) and more (area rug, art, fondue set, postcard rack...).

For a full list of things for sale, please check my CL ad, which is updated regularly as things sell or I find more that needs to go:

If you see something you want, I'll also have e-mail access during the sale, so feel free to get in touch. I will cut you a  deal if you buy multiple items.

[x-posted to a few NYC communities]
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Lost in Kino - CD release performance at Lincoln Center - free!

Join Ljova, Romashka, Tall Tall Trees, the PubliQuartet and special guests, for the CD Release performance of "Lost in Kino" at Lincoln Center on Thursday, December 22nd at 8:30pm. Admission is free, subject to capacity - arrive early! For details, click here.

"Lost in Kino" is the third album from composer and violist Ljova (a.k.a. Lev Zhurbin), focusing on his recent film works. The album's 24 tracks feature a wide range of textures and emotional states, from collaborations with the Gypsy band Romashka, the alt-indie-folk Tall Tall Trees, to cameos from the Hungarian cymbalom virtuoso Kálmán Balogh (playing a cue from Francis Ford Coppola's film "Youth Without Youth"), pipa player Wu Man, among many others, and of course featuring Ljova himself on viola, famiola and fiddle.

Download and order your copy of "Lost in Kino" today at You can also purchase it on and iTunes.

Watch three videos, featuring music from Lost in Kino:
THE COUP - featuring footage by Charles Ludlam

RUSSIAN WINTERLAND - featuring film by Joseph-Louis Mundwiller

WAR THEN PEACE - featuring footage by Roman Khrushch

Thank you all! enjoy.

Kumquat Komedy's Festival of Laughs--Hanukkah Spectacular!

Originally posted by drivemymercedes at Kumquat Komedy's Festival of Laughs--Hanukkah Spectacular!

Kumquat Komedy is a stand-up show that currently takes place at Stonewall Inn. The show is gay, straight, bi, pan, curious, and totally into experimenting with its roommate. Mostly, it's a sexy, fun show that features hilarious comics.

The next show is Tuesday Dec 20th at 9pm and is completely free for anyone who RSVPs attending on the facebook page or in a reply to Kumquat's e-mail address

This month's line-up is a special all-Jewish one. Our "Festival of Laughs" will feature
Jeff Lawrence, Amy Beckerman, Hilary Schwartz, Max Cohen, Andy Kleiman, and Joelle Boucai. The whole shebang will be hosted by me, Jessica Lovelace-Chandler (resident shiksa).

Did I mention it's free? You don't even have to buy drinks, but obviously we'd love it if you did!

Hope to see you on Tuesday!

Easy Entertainment

So lets see if we can get some life back into the community. The economy sucks right now and everyone is pinching pennies. So what do you do in the city for fun that won't break the bank? I'm a fan of public so I like to go walk along the High Line and enjoy the installations. On Friday there's also an open-air screening of Strangers on a Train that I might catch with some friends. Any other suggestions?

Next weekend on Saturday

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5th year

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time once again for the Annual Time Travel Picnic, the oldest and longest running annual steampunk meet up in the world. As an added bonus, this year's outing will also be a book release celebration for Wildside Press's latest novel release, the steampunk adventure “Blood In The Skies” by G. D. Falksen info here​loodintheskies

The Annual Time Travel Picnic is five years old this year and still going!

Join us Saturday, August 13th, on Governor's Island in New York City for this year's adventure! We will be meeting at 2pm at Pier 101 on the Island, then find a spot to sit, picnic and will enjoy the festivities until closing.
Map :​tml/visit/map.shtml

As a added treat we will have author G. D. Falksen to talk about his new book “Blood In The Skies” ,​loodintheskies sign copies, and have some wonderful gifts to give away including signed art prints and various other goodies from Wildside Press http://www.wildsidepress.c​om/ and others .

This is a free event, and you are all welcome to bring a picnic basket if you wish. Dress Steampunk, Victorian, dandy , etc. Just come to have a good time with pals and make some new friends.

The Island's website:
Directions to the event:​tml/visit/directions.shtml
The free ferries that run to the island:​tml/visit/directions.shtml

I hope the fact that this event is free will get more of you to come out to enjoy the day.

For photos from past years Time Travel Picnics​ps/time_travel__picnic/
The LJ where it all started five years ago

For the event listing on the islands web site look here​tml/visit/calendar.shtml
"Saturday, August 13th, honor the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by joining the National Park Service and living historians who will provide family friendly activities, historic weapons demonstrations, music and other programs. Meet the Civil War soldiers and women of Governors Island from the summer of 1863."

RSVP here
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restaurants/cafes that are good for "business"

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I'm a freelance graphic designer that lives in Manhattan and sometimes I have to meet new clients in person and they don't have an office. I was wondering, what restaurants/cafes do you know of that are good for meetings? I'm talking about places with a DECENT amount of table space (for 2 people) and not too loud either. 

thanks in advance.
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THIS WEEKEND! Fame & Shame on the LES: Heather Ács & Company

Fame & Shame on the LES Presents:
this is what we have...

Solo Performance by Heather Acs
Music by Jazzmen Lee-Johnson and Gepetta


Thursday, 7/7 @ 8pm at CSV, 107 Suffolk Street - $5
Friday, 7/8 @ 8pm at CSV, 107 Suffolk Street - $5
Saturday, 7/9 @ 8pm at Le Petit Versailles, E. Houston & Ave. C - FREE, but RSVP Required for Saturday show:


Sometimes what we have is not enough. Sometimes what we have is far too much... Solo performance artist, Heather Acs will create something out of nothing to bring you an astronomical evening of storytelling, music, magic, and theatre that needs no stage.

You don’t need to be famous, you don’t need to be rich, dreamin’ is free. Enjoy an intergalactic exploration of adventures, interconnectivity & the story of stardust. Sometimes what we have, is just right.

HEATHER M. ÁCS is a Brooklyn-based, multi-media theatre performance artist, activist, educator and high-femme troublemaker. Her gritty, glittery work has been featured in festivals, theatres, and galleries across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She performs and facilitates workshops at community spaces, colleges and conferences from coast to coast. Heather has worked with Justin Bond, Claude Michelle-Wampler, J. Ed Araiza of the SITI Company, and filmmaker, Steven Soderbergh. She is the Co-Producer of the Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow, a touring, performance-art cabaret of flashy, queer femme performers. She is also a dedicated teaching artist, using theatre as a tool for social change with low-income youth.

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