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How to Smoke, Properly

Friday, March 29, 2017, 7pm
291 Church Street, NYC

David Bienenstock and Justin Allen review cultural variations, etiquette, and techniques associated with smoking in this performative demonstration.

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Justin Allen and David Bienenstock transform material from Bienenstock’s 2016 book, How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High into a performative demonstration, examining the basics of smoking marijuana, its underappreciated effects, its pleasures, and its place in society.

Justin Allen is a writer, filmmaker, and documentarian. A former actor of stage and screen, Justin has been a vocal ganja connoisseur, activist, and enthusiast for nearly 30 years. Raised by Hippie parents, he was taught to respect this useful plant from a young age, and his first (unofficial) job after moving to NYC was as a bicycle courier for a busy "Medicine Delivery Service." Justin was a episodic regular "Kid" on Sesame Street in the mid-70s, and has since appeared in dozens of TV series. Later, he was a comedy writer for Upright Citizens Brigade and for the films The Road to Wellville, Nobody's Fool, School of Rock, and Keeping the Faith. Justin is currently the founder of Smoky Dojo Productions, and producing a film about the life of actor James Cagney.

David Bienenstock is the author of How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High (Penguin / Random House - 2016), and Legalized It!. Previously he was the Head of Content at HIGH TIMES and a columnist, frequent contributor, and video host/producer at VICE Media, where he co-produced the series Bong Appetit, including viral episodes like A Gourmet Weed Dinner at Hunter S. Thompson's House and Marijuana Nonna. A contributor to VICE, VICE News, GQ, Motherboard, Salon, Munchies, the Guardian, the Wirecutter, and other publications, he has been profiled by Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Food & Wine, Slate, Alternet, Mashable, and elsewhere, while making frequent media appearances, including on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, HBO, and Fox News.

apexart's programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, the Degenstein Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
 
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