Situated in an empty storefront in Ridgewood, Queens, LUV Pavilion is a nondenominational polytechnic spiritual exploration hub and pop-up event center hosted by Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble. It will serve as a workspace for Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble as they work on their show The Art of LUV and a venue for performances, screenings, and discussions on love-related topics.
Throughout the month of May, daytime visitors may observe the artists at work on their show or simply take a break from the bustle of the street at the relaxation station installed in the foyer area. In the evening, LUV Pavilion will host events on the themes of love and romance by emerging and established artists, writers, and thinkers from a diverse range of disciplines, including dance, theater, music, film and video, toy theater, installation, and performance art.
LUV Pavilion is located four blocks from the Seneca Avenue M train or six blocks from the Myrtle-Wyckoff L train. Map »
All events are FREE unless otherwise noted. Stay tuned for more event announcements in the coming week.
Friday, May 8 // 6:00pm
Opening night BBQ and LUV-in
Monday, May 11 // 8:00pm
Meg Ryan Monday: When Harry Met Sally
Sunday, May 17 // 11:00am-4:00pm
Free 8×10 portraits with a loved one
Monday, May 18 // 8:00pm
Meg Ryan Monday: Sleepless in Seattle in LUV-vision followed by a panel discussion with LUV experts
Tuesday, May 19 // 8:00pm
Megan Byrne / Dance performance
Wednesday, May 20 // 8:00pm
Self Defense Speed Dating hosted by Elizabeth Harney
Friday, May 22 // 8:00pm
The Georges / Performance
Saturday, May 23 // 8:00pm
Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble’s The Art of LUV Revisited
Monday, May 25 // 8:00pm
Meg Ryan Monday: You’ve Got Mail in LUV-vision
Tuesday, May 26 // 8:00pm
LUV Stories: Interviews and Histories from the Neighborhood and Beyond
Wednesday, May 27 // 8:00pm
Derek Spaldo and Friends / Performance
Saturday, May 30 // 8:00pm // $15
CATCH 69 + Closing Night Party!
CATCH, everyone’s favorite hydra-headed, multi-disciplinary, rough-and-ready series of performance events, couples up with ROKE for an evening of devotion to the goddess Aphrodite herself. Via the frenzied union of performance and karaoke, CATCH 69 conjures a commingling, intertwining invocation of Luv.
Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (Tei Blow and Sean McElroy) is a musical priesthood that explores the metaphysics and mythologies of love, desire, and courtship in the internet age. Appropriating strategies of installation art, opera, and theater, Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble creates multimedia performances which incorporate original music and found text and video sources, producing modern-day rituals which may lead to other states of consciousness.
This project is supported, in part, by funds from the Nancy Quinn Fund, a program of A.R.T./New York, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council for the Arts.