“The most creative people have this childlike facility to play.” ~John Cleese

Every week, we handpick opportunities for you to add some perspiration to your inspiration, with a curated list of New York’s quirky under-known treasures of culture, events and other surprising treats. This week at Ideasmyth we’re all about experiments, discoveries and networking. Happy adventuring!

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Wednesday September 24th: The New York Clown Festival: Life After Death?
Thursday September 25th: Mile High: Destination London
Friday September 26th: New York Film Festival: Gone Girl
Saturday September 27th:  The Prohibition Tour
Sunday September 28th: The Secret City NYC: POP! + Meet Flash Rosenberg at the NY Clown Festival
Monday September 29th: iLuminate
Tuesday September 30th: Crowdfunding Network
Wednesday October 1st: Flash Rosenberg’s Perception Lab+Isabel Rose Live


Wednesday, September 24th

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The New York Clown Festival: Life After Death?
10:30PM, $15 Admission
The Brick Theatre
Check it out here!

The New York Clown Festival is back at the Brick Theatre in Brooklyn until September 28th, featuring a variety of American and international companies. On this Wednesday, this show intrigued: “Life After Death?” which promises an “existential journey through time and space with the delightfully intimate brother and sister duo, Mary and Harry Johnson, as they explore the meaning of life.”

Thursday, September 25th

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Mile High: Destination London
7-10:45 PM, $120
Lower East Side
Get to your destination here!

World-weary travelers are invited to Mile High‘s first pop-up kitchen event with a bonafide cabin crew in Manhattan. The evening promises a taste of London in a secret location in the Lower East Side, complete with brandy and cigars, country-inspired gastronomy, and “a touch of British eccentricity.”  We heartily agree with their ethos: “Take the travaille out of travel” and we look forward to flying in place with them.

Friday, September 26th


New York Film Festival: Gone Girl
PM, $25
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Get your tickets before they’re gone!

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, the #1 thriller on New York Times’ Fiction Bestseller List, kicks off the New York Film Festival this Friday starring film favorites Ben Affleck and Neil Patrick Harris. Nick Dunne wakes up one day to find that his wife, Amy Dunne, has gone missing on the day of their 5th anniversary in this “uniquely disturbing exploration of the fault lines in a marriage, and a comedy that starts black and keeps getting blacker.”

Saturday, September 27th


The Prohibition Tour
5:45-8PM, $30
Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground
Find the tour here!

Alex Tours takes small (20 max) groups on a historical pub crawl of the West Village prohibition underground–a labyrinth of speakeasies, secret taverns and (now) infamous bars. After covering all the historical mileage, your preferred alcoholic pleasure is will certainly taste all the sweeter!

Sunday, September 28th

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The Secret City NYC: POP!
11:30AM, $15
Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street
Find the secret here!

The Secret City kicks off its fall season of ceremonial salons with POP! As always, this will be an artistic sampler for all the senses, featuring great sights, sounds, tastes, smells and everything is always touching. After its summer show Woodstock, this will be a fun reunion for its NYC fans, back at LES’s avant-garde hub, Dixon Place.



Meet Flash Rosenberg at the New York Clown Festival
6-8PM, FREE Admission
Check her out here!

Today it’s curtains for the New York Clown Festival, closing with a most unconventional funeral parade and featuring our very own Ideasmyth-Instructor Flash Rosenberg, who will live-draw your desires and delusions, plus exhibit drawings extruded from the festival.

Monday, September 29th

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7 PM, $69.99
New World Stages
Light up your life here!

America’s Got Talent 3rd place winners  iLuminate use the magic of technology to dance out “stories of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, Latin, and breaking, all using the power of light.” Come see why Chris Brown and the Black Eyed Peas have recruited them to their stages.

Tuesday, September 30th


Crowdfunding Network
6-9PM, FREE Admission
54 West 39th Street
Check it out here!

The Soho Loft, a global financial media company, is hosting an information and networking session, around a panel of CEO’s and investment executives who will represent the TSL credo: “The Voice of Capital Formation.” This promises to be a great opportunity for all our freelancers and creative professionals to learn how tap crowdsourcing to their advantage.

Wednesday, October 1st


Flash Rosenberg’s Perception Lab
6:30-9PM, $125
Midtown Manhattan
Alter your perception here!

Flash Perception Lab is a series of adventures designed to accelerate your awareness and refine your technical skills for expressing ideas in writing, drawing and photography. Varied and unique prompts will include the likes of: Imagine your attitude as an art supply. Imagine riding the subway to learn to draw. Understand how what you hear becomes what you remember. See your life today as if viewed from the future. Learn to translate what annoys you into humor. NOTE: this course does not require you to be an artist!–though we won’t apologize if you feel like one afterwards!


Isabel Rose Live
8:45PM, $25-50 Admission
54 Below
Check her out here!

Vogue magazine’s “star,” The New York Times‘ “appealing” and Ideasmyth’s own Isabel Rose performs her latest 60’s-inspired album, Trouble in Paradise, at Broadway Supper Club, 54 Below. A night out of retro glamour guaranteed to be a “sexy, splashy, Vegas-inflected, unapologetically joyful hour of entertainment.” Ideasmyth tip: bring a date!



Got any other can’t-miss events in the city you’re excited about? Please submit your suggestions for any future events via our  CONTACT US  page or tip us off in the comments section below.


~~~Dipti Anand is an Editorial and Social Media Intern at Ideasmyth. Enrolled in the circus of life, she juggles an Interdisciplinary Master’s of Arts in Humanities and Social Thought at NYU, along with her passion for writing short fiction and poetry. When she’s not thinking, writing, or thinking about writing, Dipti likes to make long-distance phone calls and also eats one truffle a day.

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