A jelly doughnut with your eggnog? Pippi Longstocking in your stocking? A Shakespeare-quoting dreidel? Get into the spirit of things with this funky-festive mashup of readings, raves, and benefits.
Brooklyn-born musician, author, and photographer Lou Reed will read from his The Raven at Book Court tonight. The text is inspired by—you guessed it!—Edgar Allen Poe, and it builds on the concepts of Reed’s 19th solo album.
Get out of your lower-case kitchen and head to The Kitchen for some digital recipe-swapping with the Electronic Literature Organization. ELO brings you a night of multi-media interactive digital literary forms. If you’re reading this, you’re already interested.
Like it or not, the ’90s are back, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn has a lot to say about them in a little bit of time. Hit their critically acclaimed “The Greatest 3-Minute Stories About the 90’s” and hear Jennifer Gilmore, Maura Johnston, and many others read at Bar Matchless.
We encouraged you to let CHERYL ruin your life earlier this fall. Now they’re back, just in time to ruin your Chanukah. They’ve promised “to capture the magic of all eight crazy nights in a mere three hours,” and they’re sure to succeed with the help of techno dreidels, cat menorahs, and jelly doughnuts.
Robert Ashley’s Vidas Perfectas, a new Spanish-language production of his 1983 Perfect Lives (1983), will premiere at Irondale Theater in Brooklyn. Directed by Alex Waterman, the piece represents all seven of the opera’s episodes as full-stage and television pieces. Check out Waterman’s conversation with Ashley, forthcoming in BOMB 118, and Nick Hallett’s musings on his music!
Nick Cave is opening Let’s C, a performative exhibit, at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. You won’t want to miss the chorus performances featuring many Soundsuit-clad folk navigating his bamboo forest.
Morgan O’Kane and the Veveritse Brass Band take to the mainstage at 92Y Tribeca for a Saturday night of banjo-shredding, brass bell-banging jubilation. The best part? You won’t know whether you’re in Appalachia or Serbia.
Soundsmith Oneohtrix Point Never hits MoMA’s PopRally with Reliquary House, an installation he generated collaboratively with Nate Boyce. According to MoMA, “OPN and Boyce re-imagine the canon of modernist sculpture through hallucinatory reconstructions of works.” We’re convinced.
We saved the best for last: You’re invited to our holiday party! Join BOMB Magazine for a reading at the legendary KGB Bar’s Sunday Night Fiction Series, curated by Suzanne Dottino and featuring BOMB Issue 118 contributors Paul La Farge, Sean Madigan Hoen, and Kirsten Kaschock. Come for the literature and then stay for the drinks and mingling with the BOMB staff; we’re counting down the minutes.