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ABC No Rio Gala and Benefit Auction at Allegra LaViola Gallery, Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 7-10 pm

ABC No Rio Gala & Benefit Auction - Building Fund 2011
Tuesday May 3, 2011 / 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hosted by Allegra LaViola Gallery
179 East Broadway, Lower East Side

For over 30 years, ABC No Rio has been a vibrant part of New York City's radical cultural scene. It is a welcoming venue for emerging artists, internationally known for its commitment to a socially engaged culture. No Rio has meant many things to many people, but its mission remains constant: a commitment to political and social engagement, to an expanded vision of possibility for the lives of our neighborhoods, cities, and societies, to a place where people share resources and ideas to impact society, culture, and community. This benefit will allow this tradition to continue and flourish.

Festivities will include beer, wine, buffet, guest DJ's, brilliant conversation and spirited bidding throughout the evening. Local restaurants Alias, Two Boots and Roots & Vines will be providing delicious finger food that can be washed down with beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery and wine from Communal Brands. Ticket prices for the event will begin at $50.

To purchase tickets, please click here.


Performance Space 122, 30th Anniversary Season Gala at Abrons Art Center, Monday, April 25, 2011


The 30th Anniversary Season Gala
Honoring Justin Bond, Danny Hoch, and Carmelita Tropicana

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
(at Pitt Street), Lower Manhattan

Tickets available here.
9am-9pm, Mon-Fri
10am-6pm Sat, Sun

Sponsorships from $25,000 - $1,500
Single tickets from $325
9PM Entry / Post-show Party tickets: $30
RSVP by Friday, April 15 Seating is limited.

Charlemagne Palestine at EAI, Tuesday April 19, Screening + Conversation with Jay Sanders


Screening + Conversation with Jay Sanders

Please join EAI for a special evening with legendary artist and musician Charlemagne Palestine. Palestine will screen a selection of his video works and appear in conversation with curator Jay Sanders. This event is part of EAI's ongoing 40th anniversary programming.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
6:30 pm

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Admission $ 7.00 / Students $ 5.00
Please note: Seating is limited.
Reservations are required.

Mabou Mines 40th Anniversary Gala at Paula Cooper Gallery, Monday, April 18, 2011, 8pm - Midnight

Mabou Mines
40th Anniversary Gala
Monday, April 18, 2011

8pm - Midnight

at the Paula Cooper Gallery
534 West 21st Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues)

Tickets $80
Available here.

New Zenga Zenga video with English subtitles

April 15, 2011. Qaddafi's forces have now taken to using cluster bombs and ground-to-ground rockets against civilians, unleashing the sort of "building by building" and "person by person" violence that he promised in his infamous February rant. Here is the Zenga Zenga video again, this time with appropriate English subtitles.


April 14, 2011. During the Congressional budget hearings, Representative Joseph Crowley (Democrat - NY) offered a brilliant recapitulation of Bob Dylan's silent cue card performance of "Subterranean Homesick Blues" in the D.A. Pennebaker documentary Don't Look Back. How better to show utter contempt for standard issue Republican complacency?

Yes Men Fake Press Release Convinces AP that GE Will Repay Government $3.2 Billion

from Business Insider:

Apr. 13, 2011, 10:06 AM

Original post: The AP just fell for a hoax press release, which claimed that GE would repay the government the $3.2 billion tax loss carryforward it received. The hoax was designed to correspond with last month's controversy originated by the New York Times about how GE, despite its huge profits, was paying no taxes.

The fake press release titled "GE Responds to Public Outcry – Will Donate Entire $3.2 Billion Tax Refund to Help Offset Cuts and Save American Jobs" was posted at a site called

It's a pretty sophisticated fake, since is just one letter off from, where GE actually hosts its news.

The AP then ran this:

Facing criticism over the amount of taxes it pays, General Electric announced it will repay its entire $3.2 billion tax refund to the US Treasury on April 18.

GE uses a series of foreign tax havens that the company says are legal and that led to an enormous refund for the 2010 tax year.

This Modern World: A Modest Proposal + Soylent Green = the Medicare-gutting budget of Paul Ryan

Some conservative pundits and blogs have tried to spin the draconian, Medicare-gutting budget of Congressman Paul Ryan (Republican-Wisconsin) as somehow "courageous". As an antidote to this GOP duckspeak, Tom Tomorrow borrows from A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift's satirical essay from 1729, which suggests that the Irish eat their own children, and also from the 1973 dystopian sci-fi film classic, Soylent Green.

"To pay for tax cuts for the wealthy, I believe we should euthanize the elderly and then process them into tasty snack crackers, the profits from which can be used to finance further tax cuts for the wealthy."

Copyright News: Unfair Use of "Road to Nowhere" in Political Campaign Prompts Settlement/Apology to David Byrne/Talking Heads

Richard Prince is not the only downtown New York artist who has been party to a recent copyright/intellectual property litigation. But unlike Prince - who was on the losing end of a decision (currently under appeal) regarding the fair use of photographs appropriated in his "Canal Zone" paintings - Talking Heads frontman David Byrne favorably settled a lawsuit in which he was the aggrieved party for the unlicensed use of the song "Road to Nowhere" in a political campaign.

Eyebeam MIXER: Past Futures with Sun Ra Arkestra, Saturday April 9, 9pm

MIXER: Past Futures, an immersive audio-visual experience featuring live music performance by SUN RA ARKESTRA.

Saturday, April 9

9pm - 2am

Eyebeam Art & Technology Center
540 West 21st Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues)
New York City

Limited $10 tickets on sale here.

MIXER, Eyebeam’s quarterly showcase for audiovisual performance and interactive art, goes back to the future – to the dawn of the imagined internet.

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