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SERIOUS FUN – 2nd Annual Performance Fair Fundraiser

March 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Come Celebrate with us – And support CENTRAL BOOKING!

An Evening of Interactive Performances

Hosted by
Howard Bloom
Anthony Haden-Guest
Warren Lehrer

Pablo Helguera – The Seven Bridges of Königsberg – Card Reading System

The title is derived from a legendary 18th century mathematical problem that became the foundation of modern graph theory. Participants may conduct a self-assessment of their personality type or engage in a dialogue with Helguera regarding what the selections say about themselves and their present state of mind. No single selection brings the same interpretation, and the readings may be used to answer questions and formulate answers, whether of a personal or general nature.

Nina Kuo/ Lorin Roser – OFF World – Odyssey – Photo Booth Space Props

Props by Nina Kuo and the mural and models by Lorin Roser. Using an architectural space age set created by the frequently collaborating artist couple, participants are invited to take group photographs or pose with a variety of artist made props with a decidedly other worldly feel. Videos are also an option.

Samm Cohen – Poetic Devices – Word Jewelry

Pieces made out of recycled paper language along with hypoallergenic stainless steel. Recycling is about seeing the beauty in things we pass by as refuse, and being innovative to rebirth it into something fresh. In this case, the use of letters and words, these symbolic writings, are a base to pull poetic form and create distinctively captured word art. Each is one-of-a-kind and with words of your choice personalized for you! Specially priced for Serious Fun and finished while you watch.

…Including Food and Cocktail Performances

Joan Fitzsimmons and Jeanne Criscolas Collaborations –  Oral History: Recipe Memories – Comfort Food

The project draws from the idea that a recipe is a microcosm that embodies identity, culture, and memory. Like making art, a recipe is a blend of formula, inspiration, and performance-all subject to change for any reason. When a recipe is shared, the exchange is more than just a list of ingredients on paper complete with spills and smudges. Recipes evoke a dynamic range of emotions and are an expression of who we really are and where we come from. Menu for Serious Fun includes Olive Cheese Puffs, Corn Black Bean Salad, Laura’s Chicken Salad and Jeanne’s Raw Pasta.

The Elaboratory Presents – Xperimental libations -Mood-based Cocktails

Selected from a rainbow of colors, aromas and tastes, via a simple questionnaire, our skilled Lab technicians will concoct a custom drink just for you…
Created exclusively for Serious Fun, Xperimental libations is a world premier by The Elaboratory which consists of Artists Martha Willette Lewis and Janice Brunell.


And an Encore Favorite from Last Year…

Meghan Johnson – “Five-0 Chocolates” Pepita Bark


++ Dress in Wearable Books or Art/Science Creations ++
Prizes for the Best Costume in each category – Photographs by Chana Benjamin

+ Raffles+
3 Speedball/Akua Gift Certificates of $100 each
Basket of Italian Delicacies with Special Notecards by Robin Holder


 *$25 Donation (minimum per person)

*Would like to donate more than $25?
Any amount up to $20,000 can be accepted at once
or as a monthly donation


CENTRAL BOOKING is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Central Booking may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

SERIOUS FUN is sponsored in part by Speedball/Akua, Soho Wines & Spirits, Materials for the Arts


March 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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21 Ludlow St.
New York, 10002 United States
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