This is the premiere event of the annual radical Purimshpil project, presented by The Workmen's Circle and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice! Since 2002, JFREJ has organized Purim spectacles to offer a powerful example of using cultural abundance for political organizing. This Jewish holiday is a perfect time for, as JFREJ puts it, "... noisemaking, rule-breaking, binary-blurring and an end to business as usual." This night features a folk pageant up-to-the-moment remixing the Book of Esther via live music, giant puppets, intricate hand-made masquerade, an inter-generational cross-cultural cast, audience participation, hamentashen and more! The evening will begin with a performance of the Purimshpil play, followed by music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, followed by DJ Ripley at midnight.
The second annual Feminist Ball is an annual fundraiser benefiting the Feminist Press and celebrating New York City's feminist community. This year's event will feature former Indigo Girl Amy Ray, the cast of "SLUT: The Play," teenage punk band Harsh Crowd (from Willie Mae Rock Camp), DJ Ripley and more! Founded in 1970, Feminist Press is an independent, nonprofit literary publisher promoting freedom of expression and social justice, reprinting classic feminist literature and contemporary alike.
For the second installment in the Museum + Music series for Spring 2015, the museum will host DJ Ripley, who will perform live inside the museum on March 28. This performance will be held in conjunction with the Department of Music's Hip Hop and Technology Symposium, featuring a speaking engagement with DJ Ripley's alter ego, Larisa Mann.