FRIGID New York to Present ODD SALON: BLUNDER at UNDER St. Marks

The popular bi-monthly show will take place at  UNDER St. Marks on Wednesday, May 8 at 7pm.

By: Apr. 16, 2024
FRIGID New York to Present ODD SALON: BLUNDER at UNDER St. Marks
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FRIGID New York and Odd Salon will present Odd Salon NYC: BLUNDER, curated by Odd Salon’s new Co-Producer Olivia Owre-Bell. The popular bi-monthly show will take place at  UNDER St. Marks on Wednesday, May 8 at 7pm (doors at 6:30pm).

There will also be a livestream watch party at neighborhood hotspot St. Dymphna’s (117 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009). Tickets ($25 in-person; $20 streaming) are available for advance purchase at The performance will run approximately 2 hours. 

Join us for six tales of awkward actions and historical hiccups, scientific slips and military miscalculations, societal faux-paux and groan inducing misjudgments. We’ll see you on May 8th at Odd Salon NYC: BLUNDER!

Stories and Speakers for Odd Salon NYC: BLUNDER will include Sarah Grant on Alexander the Great And the Perils of Not Listening to Advice, Jessie Wayburn on Can’t Always Let’em Eat Cake: The Gershwin’s Failed Musical, John Vaszari on The Accidental Discovery of Lithium Treatment for Bipolar Disorder, Theresa Handwerk on Amsterdam 2.0? Dutch Failures at Colonizations, Pam Segura on Before the Lobotomy: The Surprising History of “Crazy” AND MORE!

Odd Salon curates cocktail hour lectures highlighting strange-but-true stories from history, science, art, and adventure, live on stage, over cocktails. We bring experts and enthusiastic amateurs together to explore history’s overlooked and under-told stories, from legends of lost cities to masters of art forgery, engineering failures to murderous sideshow performers, daring heists, questionable taxidermy, and tales of epic revenge. Sometimes with stick figures. Founded in San Francisco, in 2014 by Annetta Black, Tre Balchowsky, and Rachel James, Odd Salon is inspired by the salonnières of the Enlightenment, the illustrated lectures of the Victorian period, and a strong desire to tell weird stories in good company. After several years of hosting salons in San Francisco, in 2018 we expanded to add a new chapter in New York City. We are a community project, centered around a Fellowship of speakers and an extended family of Members, and we have partnered with amazing organizations including the California Historical Society, the Long Now Foundation, the California Academy of Sciences, the tall ships of the Grey’s Harbor Historical Seaport, and the Exploratorium science museum. As a community-focused and mission-driven organization dedicated to the diffusion of unusual knowledge, we are proud to be a membership supported, fiscally sponsored project of the InterCulture Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. 

FRIGID New York’s mission is to provide both emerging and established artists the opportunity to create and produce original work of varied content, form, and style, and to amplify their diverse voices. We do this by presenting an array of monthly programming, mainstage productions, an artist residency, and eight annual theater festivals that create an environment of collaboration, resourcefulness, and innovation. Founded in 1998, the aim was and is to form a structure, allowing multiple artists to focus on creating and staging new work and providing affordable rental space to scores of independent artists. Now in our third decade we have produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. 

Photo credit: Annetta Black


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