- 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)
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)
Joe E. Jeffreys
Justin Hicks and Jade Hicks -The Hawtplates
Nuyorican Poets Café – La Bruja
Seung Min Lee
Sibyl Kempson – 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.
Sister Jean Ra Horror
Spiderwoman Theater – Muriel and Gloria Miguel
The Illustrious Blacks
Photos All Night
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.
Avant Garde Arama was made possible with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.