When: Saturday, May 3
Where: Webster Hall: 125 East 11th St.
What time: 8–10 p.m.
With John Wesley Harding, , Aleksandar Hemon, Sebastian Horsley, Bill T. Jones, Bea Palya, Erika Stucky, and special guests
$15/$10 PEN Members; limited number of tables available at $50 per person
*Government-issued photo ID required: 21+
Purchase tickets from Smarttix: www.smarttix.com or (212)868-4444
Swiss singer-songwriter Erika Stucky yodels like you’ve never heard before, and, of all things, plays a spade. Hungarian singer Bea Palya is making waves across the world with her brand of Hungarian and Bulgarian folk music, which draws inspiration from jazz as well as Persian and Hindi sung poems. Author Wesley Stace performs in his musical guise of John Wesley Harding. Bosnian-born author Aleksandar Hemon reads from his new novel, The Lazarus Project, while legendary dancer Bill T. Jones elevates the evening with a solo piece from his work Ballad. Sebastian Horsley—who was recently denied entry to the United States on grounds of ‘moral turpitude’—continues the honorable tradition of the eccentric dandyism of Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, and Quentin Crisp. He might just recount his own personal crucifixion or other hilarious episodes from his new memoir Dandy in the Underworld. Let go of your inhibitions, unhitch your expectations, and surrender to a night of pure entertainment.
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