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)
The Illustrious Blacks
Joe E. Jeffreys
Justin Hicks and Jade Hicks, The Hawtplates
Nuyorican Poets Cafe – La Bruja
Seung Min Lee
Sibyl Kempson, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.
Sister Jean Ra Horror
And many more…
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
- (first come, first served; enter through the red doors and bring ID)