One of the best venues to see experimental artists in the city, ISSUE Project Room, will soon be leaving behind its old factory space near the Gowanus for some fancier digs at the 5,000-square-foot landmark theater at 110 Livingston Street in Brooklyn Heights, which was awarded to them by the city out of a pool of more than 100 top institutions. The only problem is: They have to raise more than half a million dollars in the next several months to renovate the space. Tonight, show your support for the future of experimental culture by bidding on one of the many works of art for sale by the likes of John Lurie, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, Patti Smith, Vito Acconci, Cindy Sherman, and Vik Muniz. The evening also includes live musical performances by Duane Pitre, Ha Yang Kim, and Marc Ribot. The reception and silent auction begins at 6 p.m.; the live auction starts at 8 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 18, 6 p.m., 2008