Et Cetera 2012 Starts Today

Today is the start of Public Assembly’s “Et Cetera” festival, a week of art, films, comedy, learning, music and dancing.  Most events are free (or free-ish), and all are awesome (or awesome-ish.)  We think their Friday night event is the best of the series, but you really can do no wrong attending any of them. Check out the full list of events below, via the event’s Facebook page.

Et cetera 2012
09.16.12 – 09.22.12, Mostly Free, Times Vary
25+ Art shows, talks, panels, shows and parties.
Complete Lineup:

Arm wrestling, robot sex, feminist critique, drones, queer librarians, conceptual and non-conceptual art, journalism, book readings and much more will get intermixed with our normal jams: cool bands, killer late night parties, and drank. Pro-women, pro-queer, pro-art, pro-imagination, pro-problem solving, fans of the radical, and understanding of your budget – we’re here to provide the best week-long version of a state-funded liberal arts college we can pack into an old mayonnaise factory. Live the dream.

Public Assembly
70 North 6th St Brooklyn NY
Between Kent & Wythe, Bedford Avenue L

Big Ups: Asahi Beer, The L Magazine

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Sunday 09.16.12

EatSleepDraw: 5 Year Anniversary
Presented by Tumblr & Moleskin
An all-ages celebration of the largest user-submitted-content blog on Tumblr!
Sunday Sept 16th 2012, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Front Room, All Ages, Free,,

Analog as the New Folk with Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo
Plus a DJ set from ARP! Presented by LQQK
Talk on analog as a way of thinking; demo performances (live!)
Sunday September 16th 2012, 8:00 PM, Back Room, All Ages, Free,,

Presentation Party Night
Presented by PACS Gallery
A DIY-lecture series, snacks, and beer!
Shannon Coffey – Mystery, Ryder Ripps – How to Design an e-Commerce Website
Erik Bergstrom – The French, Melissa J Frost – Architecture Out of Order
Sunday Sept 16th 2012, 7:30 PM, PACS Gallery, 21+, Free,

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Monday 09.17.12

The Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Opening Night
Presented by Tumblr, Electric Literature
The New Inquiry, and The Los Angeles Review of Books
Lots of dancing. Come early for $3 Brooklyn Lagers and Gin & Tonics!
Monday September 17th 2012, 7:00 PM, Front Room, 21+, Free,,,,

Presented by PACS Gallery
Contemplate, interrogate and/or negotiate the various ways in which art and finance function within a political economy
Monday September 17th 2012, 7:00 PM – 12:00, PACS (Floor 2), 21+, Free,

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Tuesday 09.18.12

Volume 1: The Greatest 3-Minute Book Stories Ever
Awesome short stories about books and things related to books.
Tuesday September 18th 2012, 7:30 PM, Front Room, 21+, Free

Bad Feminist Readings
A feminist reading of not-so-feminist material.
Tuesday September 18th 2012, 7:00 PM, Back Room, 21+, Free

Ad Hoc Panel
A talk on blogging, DIY journalism, and open-topic time from some of Brooklyn’s best
Tuesday September 18th 2012, 9:00 PM, Back Room, 21+, Free

E.E. Ikeler: KISS/KIZZ
Presented by PACS Gallery
Feminist and queer-minded abstraction
Tuesday September 18th 2012, 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM, PACS (Floor 2), 21+, Free

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Wednesday 09.19.12

Her Girl Friday presents: So, You Want to Do an Investigation?
Panel talk on investigative journalism
Wednesday September 19th 2012, Front Room, 7:00 PM, 21+, Free
Guests include Pro Publica senior reporter Dafna Linzer and former MTV True Life producer Roopa Vasudevan

That’s What She Said: Conversations with Women Writers/Comics
Presented by The Desk Set with
Glennis McCarthy, Rachel Dratch, Elna Baker, Kambri Crews and Karen Bergreen
Wednesday September 19th 2012, Back Room, 7:00 PM, 21+, Free,

Bad Movies & the People Who Love Them
Presented by I Love Bad Movies & The Flop House
Wednesday September 19th 2012, Back Room, 9:00 PM, 21+, Free,

Permanent Collection
Presented by PACS Gallery
A small salon-style exhibition of 10 works chosen by 10 local artists
Wednesday September 19th 2012, 7:00 PM – 12:00, PACS (Floor 2), 21+, Free,

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Thursday 09.20.12

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery presents: How Beer Changed Everything
Brewing is humankind’s earliest example of biotechnology! More on that with..
Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head), Patrick McGovern, and Greg Boustead
Thursday September 20th, 7:00 PM, Front Room, 21+, Free,

Motherboard Presents: Droneworld
Thursday September 20th, 9:00 PM, Front Room, 21+, Free

The Moon Presents … A Tribute to Books
Special Guests Jonathan Ames (writer / HBO’s “Bored to Death”), Chris Gethard (Chris Gethard Show) and Todd Hanson (The Onion)
Thursday September 20th 2012, 7:00 PM, Back Room, 21+, Free, @themoonshow,,

Bike Shorts
Short films about bikes from local artists, with a $100 cash prize!
Thursday September 20th 2012, 9:00 PM, Back Room, 21+, Free

Artypes Salon 3: “Portrait”
Presented by PACS Gallery
A salon-style exhibition of many, many works curated by Artypes
Thursday September 20th 2012, 7:00 PM – 12:00, PACS (Floor 2), 21+, Free,

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Friday 09.21.12

Gang Gang Dance, Sun Araw
Presented by Bandshell
The name says it all. One of the best shows if September 2012.
Friday September 21st 2012, 9:00 PM, Front Room, 21+, $20 adv / $22 dos

100 Percents 1/100
Gang Gang Dance After Party feat. DJ MNDR
Friday September 21st 2012, Midnight-4:00* Front Room, 21+, Free
Party will start right when Gang Gang Dance wraps up
10% of after-party bar sales will be donated to Housing Works,

Permanent Sound
Rad Show & Free Late Night After Party! Presented by Kristina Alaniesse
Friday September 21st in the Back Room, 8:00, 21+, $8, Free after 12:00 AM
08:00 PM: Total Slacker, Indian Jewelry, Black Marble, Plastic Flowers, DJ Heavenly Beat
12:00 AM: DJ Sets from Pictureplane, Creep, The Death Set, and Le Sphinxx

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Saturday 09.22.12

Hey Girl (Gamer)
Saturday September 22nd 2012, 4:00 PM, Front Room, All Ages!
Moderated by Sarah Schoemann, Graduate Research Assistant in the Game Innovation Lab at NYU’s Polytechnic Institute; and featuring Ida Benedetto, Jessy Jo Gomez, Kaho Abe, and Julia Deter.

The Emma Straub Hollywood Variety Hour
Presented by WORD Bookstore with Emma Straub, actor and author Andrew McCarthy,
musician Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields), blogging genius Maris Kreizman
Saturday September 22nd 2012, 7:00 PM, Front Room, 21+, $26.95 (includes book),

QUE(E)RY: The Library is Open
DJs Average Jo, Patrick Robbins, and Larry Sparkman
Special live performance from People at Parties!
Raffle prizes, gogos, drinks, and nerdy queers dancing until the wee hours
Saturday September 22nd 2012, Front Room, 11:00 PM, 21+
Suggested donation. All proceeds benefit the Lesbian Herstory Archives

Future Sex: Where’s My Robot Girlfriend?
Saturday September 22nd 2012, Back Room, 7:00 PM, 21+, Free,

THE BAR BRAWL: 5 Borough Ladies Arm Wrestling’s 4th NYC Brawl!
Saturday September 22nd 2012, Back Room, 10:30 PM, 21+, $5 Suggested, benefit for,