—Miami bass queen Jubilee brings her party Magic City to Elsewhere this week, where she’ll take over the entire space with a lineup of diverse DJs.Techno is represented here by badass Discwoman closer Volvox on the main stage and by Katie Rex in the more intimate Zone One.Kunst brings together dance music DJs like Amanda Valentine and hosts like downtown star Amanda Lepore to create a backdrop for the fabulous getups you can look forward to from attendees. An alliterative conceit binds together what have become known as the “F shows”: “Frequency” in 2005, “Flow” in 2008, “Fore” in 2012.
And explore the free-jazz outskirts at the New School on Saturday with power trio Harriet Tubman and the Sun Ra Arkestra’s live score to the Ra-written 1974 Afrofuturist film If you’ve got a free Sunday, consider grabbing your pillow and some earplugs and heading over to Ridgewood’s H0L0.
With more than fifty artists over the course of half a day, this pop-up drone festival is the perfect way to spend a wintery weekend afternoon or evening.
, which kicks off Wednesday, January 10, with emerging British jazz acts The Comet Is Coming, saxophonist Nubya Garcia, and trumpeter Yazz Ahmed.
And explore the free-jazz outskirts at the New School on Saturday with power trio Harriet Tubman and the Sun Ra Arkestra’s live score to the Ra-written 1974 Afrofuturist film with his homebrewed gadgetry, Haack produced the world’s first electronic rock opera in 1970, using DIY synthesizers, modulators, and an early vocoder to depict a world whose descent into death culture could only be reversed by the technology of “powerlove.” Part inverted ) plays the title deity in this previously unstaged work, which Findlay views as an all-too-contemporary tale of evil (“No involvement/Will Communicate/Primal memory/Kill,” the Death Machine sings) and redemption.
Coming up, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane pays tribute to his mother, Alice; drummer Teri Lyne Carrington hosts an all-star celebration of the late pianist Geri Allen; and flutist-composer Nicole Mitchell explores a sci-fi musical utopia.
The core of the festival, of course, is the weekend marathon.
There’s more eclectic selectors, too, like the Berlin-via-Detroit artist Jimmy Edgar, who mixes glitch, hip-hop, funk, and more into his sets.
Brooklyn DJ Star Eyes will play a set of bass-centric tunes, and New York’s Doctor Jeep will mix breakbeats, dancehall, garage, and more.
Celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday and promoting cultural understanding between these artists and international audiences, the Out of Israel program, curated by Dana Katz, features work by Itzik Galili and Roy Assaf, performed by American dancer Troy Ogilvie, as well as a solo by Roni Chadash and new works from Katz’s multidisciplinary Danaka collective.
Two programs of work by Harkness Dance Center’s artists in residence complete the weekend: on Friday, catch dances by Joanna Kotze, Kensaku Shinohara, Pam Tanowitz, and Larissa Velez-Jackson along with Jillian Peña; on Saturday afternoon, the same crowd is joined by Yin Yue.
Khloe Kardashian has yet to comment on her pregnancy, despite the public being clued since September from source reports.