Tin Anniversary Spectacular

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
8:30 – 11:30 p.m. (doors at 8:15)
Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO
16 Main Street, Brooklyn, New York
Suggested donation $5 – $50
Ages 21+

Ten years old isn’t much for a tree. A ten-year-old religion hardly even deserves to be called one. But for a website? Ten years is ancient. It’s venerable. It’s wise. And this year, Killing the Buddha turns ten. Time to party.

That’s why, on December 7th, KtB is putting on a Tin Anniversary Spectacular at the Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’ll feature a Decadent Decalogue of performances by friends of the magazine new and old, including Bitch (“mouthy wordplay and virtuous electric violin playing”), Gangstagrass (“serious bluegrass picking and sick flow on the mic”), Gabriel Kahane (New York Magazine Critics’ Pick), comedian Eugene Mirman (“the world’s most famous Eugene-named entertainer”), Eileen Myles (author of Inferno, a poet’s novel), Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou (of the Fellowship of Reconciliation), and others.

There will also be Buddha-killer drink specials, 6-word testimonies, a DJ afterparty, and unmentionable surprises. KtB editor Quince Mountain (Worldwide College of Auctioneering Class of ’96) will officiate over a live and silent auction.

All proceeds go to Killing the Buddha, which has always depended on reader contributions, so that it can support more exemplary writing and continue to bring people together offline at live events around the country.

On November 13, 2000, Jeff Sharlet and Peter Manseau launched Killing the Buddha with a quartet of odd, uncomfortable, beautiful essays. By 2001, Utne Reader heralded it one of “15 sites that could shake the world.” Since then, we have been publishing commentary, journalism, reviews, fiction, art, and more. CNN reported just this past year, “Killing the Buddha makes religion interesting again.”

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If you really want to kill some Buddhas that night, please consider joining KtBniks, writers, and performers for a pre-show cocktail hour at Galapagos. Tickets start at $50, and all proceeds go to support KtB’s work. The price includes Buddha-killing libation, tapas, an auction preview with early bidding, and admission to the Tin Anniversary Spectacular. In addition, you’ll receive a book of their choosing from the KtB library and a limited edition print by Alyce Santoro (while supplies last). Anyone who purchases tickets at the Brahmin level or above will be listed in the program book and will be matched by $100 from one of our donors.

Even if you can’t make it to the event, we still welcome you to consider becoming a sponsor from afar by buying a ticket below. Just note that you can’t make it, and we’ll arrange to have your gift mailed to you.

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Host Committee

Paul Morris and Quince Mountain, co-chairs
Nicholas Boggs – Kira Brunner Don – Melvin Bukiet – Timothy Don
Cindy Daignault – Michael Hudson – Brigid Hughes – Kathryn Joyce
Lewis Lapham – Alane Mason – Rick Moody – Ann Neumann –
Danica Novgorodoff – Pat Olezsko – Stephen Prothero – Frank Schaeffer
Larry Smith – Rob Spillman – Darcey Steinke – Michael Vazquez

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