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NIGHT BAZAAR 1/8 with Factory Females HEATHER LITTEER, MARTI BEAUT and more, NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES 25 to be announced this week and THE ACTORS FUND's OBABACARE workshops come to HOWL HAPPENING, the new East Village gallery 1/13 and 1/17.
NEWS FROM THE JACKIE FACTORY
To our longtime and recent Factory Faithful, it's a pleasure to greet you in a new year, with so much on the horizon. Our season starts this week with HEATHER LITTEER's female-focused performance night NIGHT BAZAAR 1/8 at THE WILD PROJECT, and the announcement of the 25th annual (!) edition of our beloved STEVIE NICKS spectacular NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES. We also bring news of this month's  OBAMACARE FOR ARTISTS workshops with HOWL and the ACTORS FUND in the new HOWL HAPPENING GALLERY, nearing completion. Read down for details with our wishes for a creative, stunning and uplifting 2015!
 
Photo above: POISON EVE and DARLINDA (at right) crown last year's NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES 24: SPELLBOUND with SCOOTER PIE (left). Video still courtesy of newyorklives.tv

THURSDAY JANUARY 8

NIGHT BAZAAR @ THE SPECIAL EFFECTS FESTIVAL


JACKIE FACTORY Legend HEATHER LITTEER curates the opening night party of the SPECIAL EFFECTS FESTIVAL with performances by fierce females from the downtown arts scene including CHI CHI VALENTI, MARTI BEAUT and VANGELINE. Coming out of the performance scene centered around MOTHER and JACKIE 60 in the Meat Packing District in the 90s (and continuing at HOWL! FESTIVAL and JACKIE FACTORY events) these artists defined, expanded and reinvented what ‘downtown’ means. Litteer's project provides crucial links between threads of performance traditions and offer perspectives on the particular conditions that give rise to urban performance cultures.

Check out sfx.contemporaryperformance.com for all the other events and happenings at SPECIAL EFFECTS January 8-10th curated by CADEN MANSON and JEMMA NELSON in association with CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE NETWORK.

TICKETS $15
SHOW 8 PM SHARP
THE WILD PROJECT
195 EAST 3RD STREET NYC
NIGHT BAZAAR FACEBOOK EVENT


Photo of MARTI BEAUT by ERIK LEE SNYDER


RITE OF SPRING

THE JACKIE FACTORY'S annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STEVIES (the world-famous STEVIE NICKS fan celebration), returns to IRVING PLAZA this May for its 25th annual edition. This year's date and theme will be announced during the week of 1/5, with tickets on sale the week of 1/12. Visit the NOTS SITE or FACEBOOK PAGE for date, details and ticket link, and we look forward to celebrating this milestone Night with you and More Than a Thousand Stevies..
 
HOWL HAPPENING GALLERY NEWS

The exciting new East Village gallery/performance space HOWL HAPPENING at 6 East 1st Street is still under construction, but nearing an early Spring 2015 opening. (THE JACKIE FACTORY is collaborating on this effort and will curate selected performance events there.) Beginning this month the ACTOR'S FUND christens the space with a return of their OBAMACARE FOR ARTISTS workshops and the first of their East Village AFFORDABLE HOUSING seminars. Last year close to 100 of our artist and performance community obtained affordable or free health insurance after attending one of these seminars, co-hosted by HOWL HELP. The 2015 window to enroll is closing on February 15 - don't miss your chance!

EVERY ARTIST INSURED: NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE REFORM

TUESDAY 1/13 6:30-8:30 PM AND SATURDAY 1/17 3-5 PM
HOWL HAPPENING GALLERY
6 EAST FIRST STREET NYC


This free workshop will help you understand the Affordable Care Act and provide you with clear guidance on what your options are.  It’s an excellent opportunity for unbiased counseling on an important topic, and includes a Q&A session. RENATA MARINARO, Exchange Navigator and Eastern Region Health Services Director of THE ACTORS FUND, will answer questions like:
 
What do the "Obamacare" plans cover?
What are the penalties if I don't have insurance?  
My income is low – can I get a break on insurance premiums? (Yes!)
Who is eligible for free insurance?  How do I apply?
I don't like the plan I was on – how do I pick a new one?
I'm uninsured; where can I go for discounted care?

For further information, questions and more workshop times (including the Affordable Housing series) and locations please visit actorsfund.org.

 
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