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  • Performance Space New York 150 1st Avenue New York, NY, 10009 United States (map)

What better way to celebrate the opening of our new spaces and the East Village Series than with an expanded open house Avant-Garde-Arama – our longest running program – welcoming everybody back to the anything-can-happen ethos at 150 First Avenue. We’re excited to share the incredible lineup of artists performing simultaneously on multiple stages in our new home with you. Join us for a night of performance, drink, and dance!


The Factress (aka Lucy Sexton)
Carmelita Tropicana
Ikechukwu Ufomadu

Adrienne Truscott
Alexandra Tatarsky
Charles Dennis
Cornelius Loy
Courtnee Roze
Daphne Always
Erin Markey
Holly Hughes
The Illustrious Blacks
James Godwin
Joe E. Jeffreys
John Kelly
John Zorn
Justin Hicks and Jade Hicks, The Hawtplates
Mina Nishimura
Momo Shade
Morgan Bassichis
Nuyorican Poets Cafe – La Bruja
Pat Oleszko
Patti Spliff
Peggy Pettitt
Penny Arcade
Reggie Watts
Seung Min Lee
Shane Shane
Sibyl Kempson, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.
Sister Jean Ra Horror
Tony Stinkmetal
Will Sheridan
And many more…

Santiago Felipe

Organized by Salley May with Tyler Ashley, Laurie Berg, Benjamin Kimitch, Juliana May, Will Rawls, Heather Robles, Ali Rosa-Salas, Shanta Thake, Stewart Uoo, Gillian Walsh, Edisa Weeks.


  • Sunday, February 18
  • 6pm–9pm Performances and Open House
  • 9pm–1am Dance party with JD Samson, Justin Strauss, and more
  • 12:30am Last Entry
  • FREE
  • (first come, first served; enter through the red doors and bring ID)
Earlier Event: February 12
Tesla Vs. Edison: Electric Foe Comedy Show
Later Event: February 26
Momento Mori