The Day | Art Shows, Theater, and Fundraisers

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Good afternoon, East Village.

N.Y.U. Faculty Against the Sexton Plan tells The Local that on June 18 at the York Theater Workshop, Rev. Billy, E.L. Doctorow, David Amram, and others will perform at a fundraiser to fight NYU’s expansion. RSVP to and pay $200 or whatever you can afford at the door.

Speaking of fundraisers, Neighborhoodr reminds us about a fundraiser for the Neighborhood School at Beauty and Essex that will allow attendees to “feel like a glamorous jet-setter instead of a tired ol’ parent” thanks in part to “FREE CHAMPAGNE IN THE BATHROOM!”, per the invite.

East Village Arts announces some of the raffle items that will be given away at Fourth Arts Block’s fundraiser at The Standard East Village (including tickets to Cirque du Soleil and The Daily Show) and also touts an upcoming performance at Duo: “Confessions of a Cuban Sex Addict” is a theatrical installation involving “actors, video, and smoke” by Michelango Alasa.

DNA Info writes about a new iPhone app that doubles as a theater performance and, according to its creator, is “is part scavenger hunt, part love story, part walking tour” of the Lower East Side.

Gathering of the Tribes announces that “Brain Melt, which opens tomorrow, will be “a rare glimpse into the secret worlds within the heads” of artists from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Oakland.

The Times notes that David Harlsey, longtime owner of the 4th Street Photo Gallery, is the subject of a SoHo show that “surveys a half-century of Mr. Harsley’s own estimable art. Born in South Carolina in 1938 and a New York resident since childhood, he has made the city a primary subject of his classical brand of “street photography,” from shots of life in Harlem in the 1950s to velvety black-and-white images of downtown, late at night and silent, under snow in the 1990s.”