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About the Show

Collaborating for the first time are Under the Radar, COIL, American Realness and PROTOTYPE, to create a multi-festival party under one big roof. Late night, every night at The Public, you are invited to hang out, have a drink and catch up with fellow audience members, festival artists and professional colleagues. Let loose after long days with lots of shows. We have brought together an eclectic mix of adventurous music, cabaret, performance, and late night revelry for all to enjoy. It’s four festivals with one party. Dancing encouraged!

                                         

THURS JAN 9 . INVINCIBLE & DJ RIMARKABLE

Invincible is a Detroit-based lyricist, activist, media maker, and member of Complex Movements artist collective exploring the connections between complex science and social movements.

DJ Rimarkable is a renaissance woman and a member of the all female-DJ squad, Ubiquita Worldwide Soundsystem. She has shared bills with Meshell Ndegeocello, Les Nubians and Toshi Reagon.

FRI JAN 10 . CHAMPAGNE JERRY

Champagne Jerry is a rap act, a performance art piece and all of your dreams coming true simultaneously.

SAT JAN 11 . M. LAMAR, CHRISTEEN & GAYLETTER

M. Lamar’s music draws from the negro spiritual, fuses piano styles from classical to dissonant black metal and is completed with unique operatic vocals. Lamar’s sound makes one think the world might end right then and there.

CHRISTEENE is a sexually-infused sewer of unclassifiable musical stylings and vile shamelessness, commanding a stage presence of furious intensity and burnt offerings.

Tom and Abi of GAYLETTER DJ throughout the evening. 

SUN JAN 12 . ETHAN LIPTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

The Obie-winning, nationally-touring Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra will play the songs that have made them "New York's Best Lounge Act" (New York magazine).

MON JAN 13 . HEATHER CHRISTIAN & THE ARBORNAUTS

with a special presentation of the Spalding Gray Award by Performance Space 122, On the Boards, the Warhol Museum and Walker Art Center.  

Chamber punk avant-songstress and her band play a set of their Dream hymns set somewhere between interstellar space and the American deep south. "Christian howls like a Werewolf with a voice made of Molasses" -- Variety

The Spalding Gray Award is a special commission in Spalding’s honor that supports gifted playwrights or performers whose work continues on in the legacy of Spalding, a fearless innovator of theatrical form. The SGA is supported by Kathleen Russo, his widow, Performance Space 122 in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and Seattle’s On the Boards. Recipients of the SGA receive a commission and full presentation of new work in an upcoming season at each of the partners' theaters.

TUES JAN 14 . NICK HALLETT, SPACE PALACE & WOAHMONE

Composer Nick Hallett presents selections from his work, Rainbow Passage, featuring soprano Daisy Press. Space Palace rockets in from Portland, Oregon to take our spirits higher and onto the dance floor. WOAHMONE serves up an arty mix of dance music and visuals.

WEDS JAN 15 . SKY PONY & ANDREWANDREW

Sky-Pony serves up lush, lyrical, often cheeky indie-pop with a healthy dose of theatrics. Rock concert meets performance art meets burlesque.

AndrewAndrew is a New York-based creativity team working behind the scenes and in front of large crowds since 1999.

THURS JAN 16 . ELIZAVETA, TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM & A VILLAGE RAID

Elizaveta mixes opera, pop, jazz and soul, stir in some beats, flawless live looping, and creates an experience that truly transports the audience.

The “extravagantly transgressive tenor," Timur will preview selections from Collapse, a post-ecological requiem about the environmental catastrophes caused by humans.

Danny Taylor aka A Village Raid has worked with the likes of Performa, The Spectrum and 280 Washington and The New York Mix Experimental Film Festival. He has DJ’d globally from Brazil to Berlin.

FRI JAN 17 . M.A.K.U. SOUNDSYSTEM & DJ ACIDOPHILUS

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem juxtaposes traditional Colombian percussion, drum-set, synthesizers, electric base, guitar and sizzling horns, to create an explosive performance filled with unshakable grooves. M.A.K.U talks about the realities of everyday people, encompassing love, hardships, culture, and the immigrant experience.

SAT JAN 18 . CHRIS TYLER’S TRL >>> TOTAL REJECTS LIVE!

with Erin Markey, Becca Blackwell, Molly Pope, Rebecca Patek, Jantina Parker, Macy Rodman, Robot MoonJuice and more… 

Uniting experimental performers from NYC's queer underground, this performance art variety show “reenacts” episodes of MTV's Total Request Live in the most disastrous way imaginable.

SUN JAN 19 . MIDDLE CHURCH JERRIESE JOHNSON GOSPEL CHOIR & VINTAGE DJ

The Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir (MCJJGC), has has sung with Debbie Harry and been featured on the "Today Show" and "Good Morning America." Their repertoire, rooted in gospel music, also includes a wide range of musical genres.

Armed with twin tube-powered classroom record players and only original vinyl, The Vintage DJ spins early and mid-twentieth century killer classics and forgotten gems.

 

At The Public Theater, 3rd floor, 425 Lafayette St, New York, 10003