9 E. 13th St.
New York, NY 10003-4444
Category: Bars and Clubs
Region: East Village
Sure you’ve heard of karaoke, but what about Spokaoke? Created by Obie-winning director Annie Dorsen, the event puts 100 texts—political speeches, eulogies, philosophical writings—into a karaoke machine for you to interpret and read however you like (options include Jesus’s “Sermon on the Mount” and George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech). Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, hosts this opening event to the Crossing the Line Festival, the French Institute Alliance Française annual fall festival of contemporary arts and culture, which runs through October 13.
Mondays-Sundays, 9 p.m. Starts: Sept. 21. Continues through Oct. 13, 2013