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The Bell House

Buggin' Out! A Cicada Farewell Party

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 8:00 PM EDT (7:30 PM Doors)
The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over

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mways productions and the skint present:
Buggin' Out! A Cicada Farewell Party
An evening of bug-inspired facts, fiction, and comedy

Louis N. Sorkin, Board Certified Entomologist (American Museum of
Natural History)
"Cicada Tracker" findings presented by the producers of Radiolab (Presented by Radiolab Producers)
The Found Footage Festival
Cocoon Central Dance Team
Ted Travelstead (@trumpetcake)
Josh Gondelman
Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle)
Emily Flake (New Yorker Cartoonist)
Hosts Steve Heisler, Steve Jacobs and Margaret Lyons (The Jukebox)

*Lineup Subject to Change!

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!

About THEM!:

In the New Mexico desert, Police Sgt. Ben Peterson and his partner find a child wandering in the desert, and soon they discover that giant ants are attacking the locals. FBI agent Robert Graham teams up with Ben and with the support of Dr. Harold Medford and his daughter Dr. Patricia 'Pat' Medford, they destroy the colony of ants in the middle of the desert. Dr. Harold Medford explains that the atomic testing in 1945 developed the dangerous mutant ants, but they also discover that two queen ants have flown away to Los Angeles and they are starting a huge colony in the underground of the city. When a mother reports that her two children are missing, the team and the army have a lead to follow. Will they arrive in time to save the children and destroy the colony?

**Please note this event will be mixed seating and standing. Please arrive early for best seat selection.


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