Performance from Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento, CA,
April 2017 featuring
The Royalty Dancers. Photo: Makoto Hawkins.
Performance from Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento, CA, April 2017 featuring The Royalty Dancers. Photo: Makoto Hawkins.

Whoop Dee Doo

November 18 – December 16, 2017

Final Performance: Saturday, December 16, 2017

3:00pm and 5:00pm

This month, Whoop Dee Doo artists stage a long term installation in Knockdown Center’s Annex, working closely with teens from Maspeth Town Hall Community Center and local performance groups Ñukanchik Llakta Wawakuna and students from the Calpulli Community – a program of Calpulli Mexican Dance Company – to create a series of free public programs that culminate in a final …

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Defend + Restore

Sunday, September 17, 2017

3:00-8:00pm

Defend + Restore is a community-centered daytime event focused on care, strengthening, and the sustainability of physical, mental, and emotional health. Join us to share skills and tactics of self-preservation in the wake of ongoing individual and collective traumas. Free and donation-based workshops, trainings, and gatherings geared toward self-defense, intervention, strengthening, restoration, and care will be held in Knockdown Center’s …

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Open Call: Short-Term and Time-Based Proposals

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Do you have a performance, workshop, or series of events in need of a home? Send us your proposal before September 15th for consideration of our 2017-2018 programming! Short-term projects can take the form of temporary installations, dance, theater, readings, talks, screenings, etc. This open call does not limit scale, scope, or format of submissions. Knockdown Center’s mission is to …

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Yeah, That’s What She Said! Presents: MOTHERLAND

July 7-9, 2017

Yeah, That’s What She Said! (YTWSS) holds their annual pop-up event featuring art, performances, and workshops by working class and poor women, women of color, immigrant women, trans women, and queer women. YTWSS*2017’s theme is MOTHERLAND. What does home mean to you? What does lineage mean to you? What does connection and intimacy with your past, present, and future mean …

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Stronger Together: Exhibition of Tech Art, Maker Workshops and Electronic Music Performances

Friday, May 12 – Saturday, May 13, 2017

Exhibition Preview: Friday, May 12, 5:00 – 11:00pm (Ticketed)

Exhibition Hours: Saturday, May 13, 12:00 – 7:00pm (Free)

Stronger Together is an exhibition featuring software and electronic art by faculty and alumni of computer art departments of nine area universities, and includes a selection of electronic music performances and free Maker workshops teaching 3D printing and modeling as well as DIY electronics assembly and programming.   Produced by Leaders in Software and Art (LISA) for Creative Tech Week in …

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G.A.P. X MAMI Present: Art is Labor: A Day of Creative Advocacy and Critical Imagination

Sunday April 23, 2017
1pm – 8:30pm

Get Artists Paid and MAMI presents Art is Labor: A Day of Creative Advocacy and Critical Imagination, a day long event that centers holistic sustainability for artists in today’s precarious economy. Join us for discussions and workshops that cover topics such as managing student loan debt, healthful eating on a budget, internet security, making sense of the commissioning processes, and more, …

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Gamelan Dharma Swara

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7-9pm

Knockdown Center is pleased to host Gamelan Dharma Swara as they receive, unpack, and perform for the very first time their new set of gamelan instruments from Bali. Over two decades New York City’sGamelan Dharma Swara has built an international reputation as one of the country’s most accomplished and innovative ensembles—tackling a diverse and daring repertoire of both classical Balinese …

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Pysanka Egg Dyeing Workshop

Sunday, April 9, 2017

1:00pm

Join us as we welcome spring at our annual Pysanka egg dyeing workshop. Ukrainian Pysanka involves drawing on an egg with a special tool, using fire and wax, and dipping the egg in multiple dyes, building up patterns and layers. The word pysanka is derived from the Ukrainian verb pysaty ‘to write’; we ‘write’ designs on the eggs. Nearly all Slavic …

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Pysanka Egg Dyeing Workshop

Sunday, April 2, 2017

2:00pm

Join us as we welcome spring at our annual Pysanka egg dyeing workshop. Ukrainian Pysanka involves drawing on an egg with a special tool, using fire and wax, and dipping the egg in multiple dyes, building up patterns and layers. The word pysanka is derived from the Ukrainian verb pysaty ‘to write’; we ‘write’ designs on the eggs. Nearly all Slavic …