Shaniqwa + Friends

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My sister Shaniqwa in London curated an amazing show with folks from NYC and beyond! Amazing lineup from dope artists working across mediums. Congrats to the whole crew!!! Go out and support!

Wish You Were Here
Curated by Shaniqwa Jarvis
Saturday, October 3rd

8 Newburgh Street
Lower Level
London WC1

Where the Wild Things Are x OC

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The folks at Opening Ceremony have partnered with the upcoming full-length feature film of Where the Wild Things Are for an amazing capsule collection. Choose from an adult-sized Max suit onesie ($610) to furry signature pieces that would fit the fall wardrobes of fashion-forward and wild things alike. Thanks Refinery29!

Mmmmm...Deep-fried Butter

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My childhood BFF Wendy went to the State Fair of Texas near her current home in Dallas this past weekend and enjoyed the bounty of the State Fair -- corndogs, funnelcake, turkey wings, Texas tater tornado, and deep fried butter. Yes, that's right, DEEP FRIED BUTTER! The evil mastermind behind this artery-clogging creation, Abel Gonzales Jr., is the current State Fair Fry King and has come up with a slew of deep fried goodies over the past year including Fried Coke, Texas Fried Cookie Dough and Fried Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana Sandwiches. For this year's fair he came up with an idea of scooping a golf-ball sized ball of butter (your choice of garlic, cherry or grape flavored), freezing, battering and dropping the little bundles of butter into the deep fryer. Check the full Dallas News story here. "It tastes like a doughnut hole or butter stuffed in a roll."

DEEZ NUTS @ Hip Hop Theater Festival

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Founded in 2000 to celebrate work with a hip-hop aesthetic, the Hip-Hop Theater Festival is a 3-week celebration of art, dance and theater in the heart of downtown NYC. This year's program kicks off on October 1st with DEEZ NUTS, a workshop production in honor of the highly acclaimed underground rap duo The Beatnuts, written by long time music writer and egotrip member Sacha Jenkins, and produced with noted promoter and homie Peter Oasis. Deez Nuts explores the rich musical legacy of the Beatnuts through the performance of their tunes by the maestros themselves; Deez Nuts also canvases the sights, smells and characters of their native Corona, Queens. A fellow Queens-ite turned journalist, on a fact-finding mission, returns to the old neighborhood in order to meet group members Psycho Les and JuJu. This journey not only nets cultural nuggets about the Latino duo and their surroundings, but crucial observations about self and the state that created hip hop. Check the Beatnuts video below and support the family!!

Deez Nuts
A play by Sacha Jenkins. Produced by Peter Oasis.
October 1-3
The Ohio Theater
66 Wooster Street, NUEVA YORK