Hey there, Four Eyes! This month we celebrate that accessory of choice for geeks, supermen, and precocious teen wizards: Eyeglasses!
Featuring tales of ocular peril and mirth– plus live music, eyeglass trivia, and prizes!
Thursday, June 20th, 2013
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Doors 7PM)
302 Broome St. between Eldridge and Forsyth
ABOUT THE LOST & FOUND SHOW:
Every third Thursday of the month, Daniel Guzman brings together authors, bloggers, comedians, and performers to share fiction and nonfiction tales involving everyday objects and the secrets they reveal about us. From the sublime to the surprising, each show is as diverse and tempting as the contents of a lost and found box.
Judy Batalion is a Canadian writer and performer based in New York City. Her personal essays, cultural criticism and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Jerusalem Post, Salon, Nerve, Babble, the Frisky and Tablet, among many other publications. A former art curator by day and stand-up comic by night, Judy now teaches personal essay writing by day and night while sleep training her 1-year-old daughter, and herself. She has worn glasses since she was 19, and has owned 14 pairs, a large number of which have featured diamantes.
Sandrine Petit was born in Paris and has been living in New York City for twenty-two years. She writes short stories, occasionally based on her family and childhood in France and likes to rant about the shortcomings of her fellow human beings.
(Sandrine Petit’s story will be read by Samantha Jane Gurewitz)
SAMANTHA JANE GUREWITZ
Samantha enjoys good puzzles and watching funny kitten videos. She also enjoys acting and performing improv comedy in small, dark rooms around New York City, such as the UCB Theater, Magnet Theater and the Creek and the Cave. She wrote, produced and starred in her first show You Can Call Me Gen in 2009, and has been writing shameless vehicles for herself ever since. Samantha also does make-up, costume design, film production, and generally loves doing anything to help tell a good story. She recently put out an album of funny, awesome, slightly explicit pop songs with her band, Danger Pin, and also recently wrote a children’s book that her mother illustrated, entitled Marvin McGunk And All of His Junk, both of which are available for purchase online.
John Freiler is a writer and performer who you’ve probably seen if you’re the type of person who attends improv comedy shows in the basements of dive bars. He co-wrote a short film called “Hell No” that premiered at the South by Southwest film festival this year, and is currently working on a feature-length script. You can follow him @johnfreiler on Twitter, and if you’re not a Twitter user, you probably have no idea what this past sentence has meant.
THREE THOUSAND CROWNS
Three Thousand Crowns began as a chance encounter between Marc Anderson (violin) and Andrea Diaz (vocals, piano) at a Halloween warehouse party in 2010. Soon after, Marc’s brother, Stephen (drums) joined the duo and a new band was born. Melding indie sensibility with r&b swag, Three Thousand Crowns makes music that sounds like the beautiful lovechild of Portishead, Beach House and D’Angelo. Their first full length album is available now.
Daniel is a writer of surreal fiction, essays, and film reviews. His work has appeared in the New York Press, Cinespect, the L Magazine’s Literary Upstart Reading Series, and Rio Grande Review. He has performed at such venues as The Slipper Room, Cornelia Street Café, and the Bowery Poetry Club.