An evening of bug-inspired facts, fiction, and comedy!
Buggin' Out! A Cicada Farewell PartyThe Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY) Map it $10
Featuring The Found Footage Festival, Ted Travelstead, Adam Wade, Michael Kupperman, Emily Flake, Josh Gondelman, Radiolab Producers, an Entomologist and more!
People in New York are notoriously flaky about making plans. None more so than the cicadas—those chirpy flying roach-type things that replied to our city's collective Facebook invite 17 years ago, promising to burst out of the ground this spring like a crunchy blanket of terror. We expected a buggy apocalypse; we got little more than a few flaccid news headlines. Well, some of us already bought our cicada costumes, so we're throwing the pests a party anyway. Join us for a farewell bash that will be one part scientific presentations about the insects that stood us up, and one part cicada-inspired comedy by New York's funniest performers. Plus, stick around after the show for a free screening of 1954's classic sci-fi film, THEM!