Hi Ho Creatives!

This week we have yet another swell roundup of fabulous fandangos! Let us know which ones you enjoyed the most and what you would like to see more of? 

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Wednesday, January 21st: A Night at the Jewseum
Thursday, January 22nd: Salsa Party
Friday, January 23rd:Couplet: A Poetry and Music Series
Saturday, January 24th: Fitness Open House 
Sunday, January 25th: The Secret City NYC – Patterns
Monday, January 26th: StorySlam : Borders
Tuesday, January 27th: Astronomy 101
Wednesday, January 28th: Miranda July in Conversation


Wednesday, January 21st


A Night at the Jewseum 
6:00-9:00 PM, $35 at the door 

The Jewish Museum 
Open bar – L’Chaim! 

Join Hebro, the punny gay Jewish party organization, as the night comes alive at the Jewish Museum. This LGBT chagiga (that’s party to you non-Hebrew speakers!) includes an open bar and a private viewing of the new exhibit “Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is Power”. The museum will be closed to the public during the event, so it’s bound to be chaval al hazman (Hebrew for an amazing time)!

Thursday, January 22nd


Salsa Party
6:00-9:30 pm, free with museum admission
Brooklyn Museum 
Spice up your salsa moves with some “Killer Heels”

At the Brooklyn Museum’s salsa party, dance lessons begin at 6, so dust off your kicks and prepare to boogie. The museum’s curator of exhibitions, Lisa Small, will be giving a tour of  Killer Heels: the Art of the High Heeled Shoe at 6:30, and afterwards you’ll get to enjoy a whole evening of salsa music and mix it up with the professional salsa performers on the dance floor.

Friday, January 23rd


Couplet : A Poetry and Music Series 
7pm, average $6 (includes one drink; cash only)
The Delancy
Versatile verses and melodic interludes 

Hostess Leah Umansky will curate the series that will feature readings by both resident poets and newcomers. Umansky is the author of the Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream, and the full length collection, Domestic Uncertainties. Her poems have appeared  in POETRY, The Poetry Review (UK), Coconut Poetry, and The Philadelphia Review of Books, among others. East Village based DJ Ceremony will be spinning across genres to up the sonic ambiance to this lyrical shindig.

Saturday, January 24th 

Fitness Center Open House 
11am-2pm, free
Manny Cantor Center 
Strong bodies for strong minds

The Manny Cantor Center not only hosts fantastic cultural events with Ideasmyth, it also is a new events and community hub on the Lower East Side. Their fitness center is offering three free classes this Saturday: Shape, Cycling & Tone, Kickboxing, and Pound. Trust us: physical flow always enhances your creative flow!

Sunday, January 25th 

The Secret City NYC: Patterns
11:30 am
Dixon Place
Praise the patterns

The Secret City is a “performance gathering for people who believe in the arts.” Each month they host a new spectacle celebrating a unique theme and featuring a diverse itinerary of visual art exhibits, food offerings, live music performances, silent meditation and more. Ideasmyth client Sari Botton, the wonderful writer and anthology editor, will also be singing in the choir!

Monday, January 26th 

The Moth StorySlam: Borders
7pm, $8
Flushing Town Hall
Go beyond the borders of Manhattan

This Moth StorySLAM is out to push storytellers over the borderline. The lottery-style open-mic selects 10 storytellers out of a hat to share their best five-minute true stories before three judges, who score them to determine a winner, who then advances to a GrandSLAM. This night’s event will be hosted by Moth Community Program instructor and GrandSLAM champ Peter Aguero. The “borders” theme is open to interpretation, so prepare to hear stories about crossing state-lines and personal boundaries alike. 

Tuesday, January 27th 

Astronomy 101
6:30pm, $15
Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
Navigate the cosmos with AMNH’s guide to the galaxy 

Feel lost among the stars? Ever wanted to find your own zodiac sign’s constellation? Astronomer Ted Williams will teach you how to use asterisms to observe the celestial sphere. After his talk in Hayden Planetarium, you’ll head outside to observe New York City’s night sky.

Wednesday, January 28th

Miranda July in Conversation with Lena Dunham
8pm, tickets start at $35
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Join these GIRLS for a night of conversation 

The release of Miranda July’s debut novel, The First Bad Man, is the catalyst for this night of conversation between the author and Girls creator Lena Dunham. July’s book has been described as “tender,” “gripping,” and “slyly hilarious,” so the night’s discussion is sure to be a great meeting of the female feminist minds.

~~~Carol Zaydel is Ideasmyth’s Editorial Intern, and a senior English Literature major at Hunter College. She also works as a writing tutor at Hunter’s Reading/Writing Center, where she helps fellow students in all phases of their writing. When she’s not busy employing the written word, she uses her whimsical humor to spice up the mundane in every-day life and gathers inspiration from weekly cultural events to shape her existential views.
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