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Gallery: An Experimental Video Game Showcase
Jan
20
12:00 PM12:00

Gallery: An Experimental Video Game Showcase

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A gallery inside a gallery inside a bar! Focusing on time based interactive art, avantBeetle is curating a show that revolves around the theme of virtual galleries. This casual exhibition will be a part of The Bakery's bakie's kansas city, an art bar that welcomes all kinds of creatives to hang out and share ideas and a drink or two. This event will be going on all day, so pop by for an afternoon and get lost in virtual art galleries.

Featured Artists:
Moshe Linke
The Zium Museum
AAArtgames
More to come soon...

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The Witching Hour
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Witching Hour

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Join ALTERED MEANS in bakie's kansas city for a night of magic, music, and more! Tarot, I-Ching, Aura Photography, Flower Essence Pairing, and Palm Reading will be available!

✧✧✵✵✵ Palm Readings by Handful of Stars ✵✵✵✧✧
✧✧✵✵✵✵✵✵Music by Suntundra Moon✵✵✵✵✵✵✧✧
✧✧✵✵✵✵✵✵✵I-ching Readings by Odin✵✵✵✵✵✵✵✧✧
✧✧✵✵Magical Elixirs and Cocktails by Flora Aura ✵✵✧✧
✧✧✵✵Aura Photography + Flower Essence Pairing ✵✵✧✧

https://www.facebook.com/events/594128224391220/

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Tales: The Telling of Firsts featuring Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn
Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

Tales: The Telling of Firsts featuring Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn

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Join ALTERED MEANS for "Tales: The Telling of Firsts," an evening of performance art with Jessica Elaine Blnkhorn.

Featured during the program is Blinkhorn's performance "Drought," which is a personal narrative regarding the influence society can have on the way individual(s) view the sexual identity of and intimacy with the disabled. Using her form, surrogates, and sound, Blinkhorn creates a visually engaging scene while selectively pointing to audience members and assigning tasks that encourage physical interaction between herself and the viewer. 

More performers TBD. 

Doors at 6:30pm
Performances begin at 7:00pm

$5 suggested donation

https://www.facebook.com/events/2267461213543592/

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ABUELA y/i BABUSHKA: 2 Films by Joey Molina and Lev Omelchenko
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

ABUELA y/i BABUSHKA: 2 Films by Joey Molina and Lev Omelchenko

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Join ALTERED MEANS in bakie’s kansas city for a special screening with films by directors Joey Molina and Lev Omelchenko who will share their film works celebrating their grandmothers side-by-side. 

Doors: 7pm 
Screening: 8pm, followed by Q&A moderated by Meredith Kooi
$7-10 suggested donation

++ About the Work ++
La Camara de mi Huelita / My Grandma's Camera (26 min)
Joey Molina

Looking back at family memories, specifically Molina's grandmother Fidelia, a morbid realization came about. She lost her memory due to Alzheimer's and in her final years struggled to know who she was. As someone looking from afar, Molina rejoices in her truth. An aunt passed down videotapes that contained a special side of her. Someone who had a large family and spent time with all of them laughing and dancing. She was also particular to detail, and had a keen eye on reality. This film is an exploration of memories gone...

LIDA (50 min)
Lev Omelchenko

LIDA celebrates Lida Omelchenko's 70th Birthday as she tends to her homestead and welcomes family and friends in rural Solonitsa, Ukraine. Lida is the only living grand-parent of Lev Omelchenko, who captured the moments on camera during his stay with her in July 2017. 


++ Bios ++
Joey Molina is a multi-disciplinary artist and scholar working between video, installation, and collage. Their work examines performances of gender and sexuality, with a particular focus on how such phenomena shape and are shaped by trauma.

Lev Omelchenko is a Film Director and Curator based in Atlanta, GA. Born in eastern Ukraine, he emigrated at age 9 with his parents, sister and maternal grandparents to Brooklyn, NY where they all shared an apartment. His work is driven by collaboration with a diverse group of artists and activists, which collectively aim at representing and rediscovering healing visions for the future. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/363288794482734/

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Wretched Sickness: New Work by Fremy Ma
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Wretched Sickness: New Work by Fremy Ma

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Join ALTERED MEANS for "Wretched Sickness: New Work by Fremy Ma" in bakie's kansas city. Begin the evening with a guided meditation, traverse into a video screening, and round it off with some discussion. 

"Wretched Sickness" is a video performance by Fremy Ma, edited and curated by Joey Molina, about mental and spiritual renewal. As trauma infests the body, that energy must be channeled and navigated to create release. The video captures physical transformations that can shape into numerous manifestations and uses spoken word to realize the agony and joy of the body in between. The video also incorporates a series of youtube clips that replicates traumatic experiences as deep seeded and bursting from within. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/292672641358486/

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Discrit Presents: In Excess - An Examination of Love in Three Acts
Jan
8
7:30 PM19:30

Discrit Presents: In Excess - An Examination of Love in Three Acts

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Join ALTERED MEANS in bakie's kansas city for a special program presented by Discrit with a performance by Nathaniel Mondragon.

What happens when humans form complex, deep attachments to non-human actors? What does it mean to love a ghost? An idea? An historical artifact? A volcano? A digital image? 

Spanning live readings, screenings, and a performance from Nathaniel Mondragon, "In Excess" invites the audience to a multimedia exploration into some of the strangest forms of love.

https://www.facebook.com/events/344307676367932/

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Lovesong: New Work by Blair LeBlanc
Jan
6
8:00 PM20:00

Lovesong: New Work by Blair LeBlanc

"Elaine and Lulu," 2017, archival inkjet print, 8 x 10 in

"Elaine and Lulu," 2017, archival inkjet print, 8 x 10 in

Join ALTERED MEANS in bakie's kansas city for "Lovesong: New work by Blair LeBlanc."
Doors at 8pm
Music at 10PM 

"Lovesong" brings together a selection of fourteen intimate, small-scale photographs from an ongoing portfolio of portraits accompanied by a musical performance featuring members of the bands Warehouse, Blammo, Solar Flower, and Dux

Blair LeBlanc was born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Peachtree Corners, GA where she currently lives. She received a BFA in photography in 2017 from Georgia State. Her work has been shown extensively in Atlanta, selected group exhibitions include Picture Newspaper, Murmur Gallery; re:Fresh, Swan Coach House; Now-How, The Low Museum. This is her first solo exhibition.

*** Donations for artists are encouraged! ***
*** We love The Bakery, please respect the space! ***

About bakie's kansas city
ALTERED MEANS is hunkering down this Winter at The Bakery Atlanta, a multi-faceted arts complex, with a time-based art bar we’re calling bakie’s kansas city. A cozy space for experimentation, conversation, and fun, bakie’s kansas city is your new favorite place. Hang out, grab a bev, bring a friend, maybe make a new one, and partake in some adventures.

bakie's kansas city is your new favorite spot.

The Bakery Atlanta
825 Warner St SW
ATL 30310

https://www.facebook.com/events/2199932733372853/

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"Sonic Leftovers" with Atlanta Sound Society (ASS)
Dec
27
7:00 PM19:00

"Sonic Leftovers" with Atlanta Sound Society (ASS)

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Indulge in “Sonic Leftovers” with the Atlanta Sound Society in bakie’s kansas city. Come join in the feast! Bring your holiday sounds to our audio potluck. We want to hear your drunk uncle’s ramblings, sibling arguments, burbling gravy, steaming green beans, etc, etc. Post them below! Or message them to ALTERED MEANS

Atlanta Sound Society (ASS) is a collective of Atlanta-based artists working in audio. ASS wants YOU to listen up! 

++about bakie's kansas city++
ALTERED MEANS is hunkering down this Winter at The Bakery Atlanta, a multi-faceted arts complex, with a time-based art bar we’re calling bakie’s kansas city. A cozy space for experimentation, conversation, and fun, bakie’s kansas city is your new favorite place. Hang out, grab a bev, bring a friend, maybe make a new one, and partake in some adventures.

~ The Bakery is a safe space. Please be respectful and kind.~

https://www.facebook.com/events/298061014164089/

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Respite
Dec
21
9:00 PM21:00

Respite

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Respite turns 11 and The Bakery hosts! Warm climes, friendly faces and soothing sounds return just like they have for 10 years in a row! 

show will be $5 at the door with all proceeds benefiting The Bakery. 
please do dress for the weather as this is a warehouse space and though there are space heaters within, there may be a smidge of coolness here or there. 

In alphabetical order (more to be added, just let me get around to everyone who is gonna be asked/confirmed) 

Brainworlds 
Mr. Mason Brown makes good with heady drone guitar psych and it is always DIVINE. awesome.

Christo Case
longtime staple of quality synth sound delivery (I mean, you've SEEN Samadha right? Because get into it if you have not), Case makes his Respite debut with something new and lovely, no doubt. cool.

Clan of the Cave Bat
synth and drum duo with some insular ambient tendencies, with FLUTE for this performance by Priscilla Smith. 

Costume
Gage Gilmore and Daniel Bailey (most of us know them, even more of us likes them) in a new duo project. exciting!

DJ Yoon Nam
Everyone's favorite DJ with the friendliest demeanor and the most impeccable musical tastes will spin sweet relatable sonic sundries. 

In Sonitus Lux
Serson Brannen and co (which has included a grand smattering of talented musicians with an enormous range of instrumentation), led by the mystic hang drum and always mesmerizing. yeah.

Renee Nelson and Paul Mercer
Harpist extraordinaire and all around cool person, Renee always brings a terrific atmosphere to any event she graces. Paul (Ghosts Project etc. etc.) is a mesmerizingly fluid violinist and his collaborational prowess always proves to be awesome and inspirational.

Ship at Sea
Cellist Deisha Oliver and Synthist/electro aficionado Karl Kendrick (aka BoxElder) give us some of both. Pretty stuff here! 

Storytelling
By Maddie Fay and Benjamin Carr

Three Way Mirror
Jeff Crompton, Yaya Brown and Brill Pritchard in a cosmic jazz outfit boasting sax, percussion and tuba! rad.

Welty-Green/Trotter/Ruscetta
Aka Allen, George, and Aaron bring seasoned avant-improv cred and will be presenting us with an ingressional gambit of aural delight.

@commercialies 
third eye projection prowess by a master of the form

https://www.facebook.com/events/275127449815638/

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Then What Live Lit Open Mic ft. Olive Lynch
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Then What Live Lit Open Mic ft. Olive Lynch

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Bring us your work! The theme is spirits.

Join us and our host, Maddie Fay, for our monthly Live Literature series on Thursday, 12/20 in bakie's kansas city - your new favorite spot!! 

This is an open mic event, so bring your words! The list will open at 7pm - we welcome poets, story tellers, etc. Please keep work to five minutes or less so we can see as many writers as possible. 

This month's feature is Olive Lynch. 

*** Donations are encouraged and all proceeds will go directly to the feature. ***

++about bakie's kansas city++
ALTERED MEANS is hunkering down this Winter at The Bakery Atlanta, a multi-faceted arts complex, with a time-based art bar we’re calling bakie’s kansas city. A cozy space for experimentation, conversation, and fun, bakie’s kansas city is your new favorite place. Hang out, grab a bev, bring a friend, maybe make a new one, and partake in some adventures.

~ The Bakery is a safe space. Please be respectful and kind.~

https://www.facebook.com/events/2297315697198990/

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The Nylon Tights are Pink
Dec
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Nylon Tights are Pink

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Join ALTERED MEANS for an "The Nylon Tights are Pink," a new performance work by Anicka Austin with Chris Gravely and Bella Dorado. 

"The Nylon Tights are Pink" is a 90-minute performance of coping methods. Writings, dance, and destruction performed by Bella Dorado. Music and installation of dangerous and sensual objects by C.W. Gravely and Anicka Austin.

Doors at 7:30pm
Performance at 8pm

$5

https://www.facebook.com/events/373371496767740/

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Face of Knives Productions: Emotron, Non Grata, Ginko/Bas Relief (QC), TIME FL
Dec
14
8:30 PM20:30

Face of Knives Productions: Emotron, Non Grata, Ginko/Bas Relief (QC), TIME FL

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Face of Knives Productions Presents

The Emotron: A Southern bred solo performance art project propelled by raw creative emotional energy & original synthy song composures on a vintage midi Yamaha QY700 Sequencer. Tron can be seen live often in the us, lighting his junk on fire & performing magic in his Daddy's 1974 wedding suit & shit. 
https://theemotron.bandcamp.com/ 

TIME (FL): Maximal Synthwave/Performance Art/Movement Art. An immersive and otherworldly dance floor experience. For this tour the Gainesville-based duo will be touring alongside a projection-based installation
https://timeiam.bandcamp.com/releases

Non Grata (Estonia): Non Grata is the head of travelling performance art troupe Diverse Universe
https://www.facebook.com/diverseuniverse

Around the name NON GRATA there have been different hushes and shushes for a long time. Already from the point of view of death of conventionalization of art it has embodied the horrible and unwanted disembodiment of human person, from which the meaninglessness of nowadays art, is pouring out. For those, whose world of arts starts from the point, where the art world ends, NON GRATA has been a liberator, the orphic gap in the seemingly unalterable course, which however betrays us, it is a cure from incest. The main point of the group is ethical - it is the image of primitivism, impersonality and experimental creativity. The performances of the group take place according to the logic of avoiding codes. The presentations are physical texts, whose ways of orthography and reading are kept within limits of real actions by the groupmembers. Aesthetical and provocative challenges are represented in places, where the Art World doesn't work.

Ginko / Bas Relief: Channeling the energies and spirits of dead Lovers, Ginko is the solo work of Edgar Lopez, local auteur. Masked movement art, untraceable beats. For this Set, Edgar will be sharing the stage with Montreal experimental electronic artist and delicate soundscaper Bas Relief
https://www.youtube.com/user/ginkochurch?fbclid=IwAR23n1SWMUawTqqB10D9Zahj_tcPvlK0XAeKc0I6rGkYOfgy7V9djFDO5tw

$7 All Ages
Doors at 8:30

https://www.facebook.com/events/1939027039467682

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Poetry Night: Nicholas Goodly/Catherine Rush/Ma Ja Ka/Suntundra [The Bakery]
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Night: Nicholas Goodly/Catherine Rush/Ma Ja Ka/Suntundra [The Bakery]

Cozy up in bakie’s kansas city for an evening of Poetry, Performance Art, and Spoken Word with special guest Marshall James Kavanaugh brought to you by The Bakery!

Performers include
SUNTUNDRA
NICHOLAS GOODLY
CATHERINE RUSH
MA JA KA & Marshall James Kavanaugh
JAY MORRIS
SCOTT CROSSMAN
MANNABIS X

doors at 7pm
$5-10 suggested donation for performers

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Suntundra
Freak folk with dreamy harmonies via Atlanta
https://suntundramoon.bandcamp.com/

Nicholas Goodly
Nicholas Goodly is a recipient of the 2017 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. A Cave Canem Fellow, Nicholas received an MFA from Columbia University. Nicholas received the second place prize for New South Poetry Contest, was a semi-finalist in the 2018 Discovery/ Boston Review Contest, finalist in the 2017 Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest and a finalist in the 2016 Academy of American Poets Prize. Nicholas is the writing editor of WUSSY Magazine and Critic's Choice for Best Poet 2018 in Creative Loafing Atlanta.
https://www.nicholasgoodly.com/

Catherine Rush
Catherine Rush is an Atlanta-based writer, organizer, and performer whose writing develops from themes of madness, alienation, trauma, identity, and community, lovingly pursuing positive alternatives with/in and against the atmosphere of destructive machinery.

Marshall James Kavanaugh
Marshall James Kavanaugh is a dream laborer of words and various art forms used to create poetic dream spaces for his readership to explore. His works contain both the surreal and the absurd in a culture driven attempt at documenting the creative activism of his generation. Originally from Philadelphia, for several years he has been on the road traveling coast to coast performing spoken word. Most recently in 2017, he co-organized a series of readings across the country with a variety of performers under the moniker, Poets For Peace. He has published two collections of short stories, several small chapbooks of travel fiction, and a collection of haikus with the small press, A Freedom Books.
When he is not on the road he usually can be found in the Philadelphia area with his two cats building large TV installations.
http://www.marshalljameskavanaugh.com

Jay Morris
Jay Morris is a poet originally from Athens, GA and currently residing in Atlanta. He began performing regularly at Athens Word of Mouth as a high school student. From there he co-founded and co-hosted Goetry Open Mic from 2014 - 2016. In 2016, he released his first chapbook, "Black Teenager." His work primarily centers on his experience as a queer person of color, and how cultural memory influences personal experience.
https://foolfactory.blogspot.com/

Scott Crossman
Scott Crossman was born in Detroit, Michigan, but has lived in Georgia the last four years. In 2016, he self-published a collection of poems and short stories called "More Then for Stories". Crossman has been reading his works publicly in both Athens and Atlanta since then. He will be performing a special "silent" set of glitched poems and harrowing flash fiction, with special effects and musical accompaniment played through silent disco headphones.
https://whyarentwethere.wordpress.com

Mannabis X
Mannabis X is the Co-Founder of Anetra Studio. He is a visual artist and works primary with wood and acrylic medium to create multimedia art. He is also the art director, curator and organizer of Anetra Studio events. This New York artist currently lives in Denver, CO and Atlanta, GA, where he leads and organizes Anetra Studio’s “Just Art”, “The Moon Launch” and “The Art+Muzik Project”. 
http://www.anetrastudio.com

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Then What Live Lit Open Mic ft Kimberly Van Laningham [The Bakery]
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Then What Live Lit Open Mic ft Kimberly Van Laningham [The Bakery]

Then What Live Lit is back at The Bakery and will bring live literature to bakie’s kansas city!

Then What is a live literature series featuring writers of all genres with a focus on narrative. This month is our first-ever open mic, and we are looking for your original pieces relating to the theme of "resurfacing.” The connection can be as literal or as symbolic as you want; the theme is meant to inspire rather than limit. 

The list goes up at 7 and is open to all as long as you're not gonna get up there and be racist/homophobic/misogynistic/transphobic/antisemitic/otherwise show your entire ass. Please keep work to five minutes or less so we can see as many writers as possible!

We are absolutely delighted to introduce this month's feature, Kimberly Van Laningham. Kimberly Van Laningham’s first storytelling experience occurred when she was three years old as she told her family of the fictional “other family” she had before them in order to make them jealous. What started out then as a symptom of Youngest Child Syndrome later evolved into a lifetime passion for storytelling. Kimberly is a storyteller, writer, and comedian in Atlanta and she absolutely loves when opportunities allow her to showcase all three. She holds a BA in Theatre & Performance Studies and a Professional Writing minor from Kennesaw State University, where she was also an ensemble member in both the improv troupe KISS and the storytelling troupe the KSU Tellers. Kimberly continues her improv comedy training at Dad’s Garage and trains in improv and comedy writing with Second City Chicago. She plans to never stop learning and hopes one day to write for television, but for now she is thrilled for the chance to perform her self-written stories. Just imagine a television around her, a catchy theme song, and enjoy the show where she plays all the characters. If you’re kind, she might leave out the commercials.

There will be a donation jar and all proceeds will go directly to the feature.

Hosted by Maddy Fay.

https://thebakeryatlanta.com/community-calendar-full/2018/11/29/then-what-live-lit-open-mic-ft-kimberly-van-laningham

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