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Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 3-3-2010 3:47 PM
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Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 3-3-2010 3:48 PM
Hi friends. Guess what? I ACTUALLY WON A GRAPPLING MATCH AT A TOURNAMENT! After 20 losses and two draws, I managed to avoid being submitted long enough to take the other guy's backl and sink in a rear naked choke for the victory!

I'll spare you the details here, just go to the production blog for "Redemption," my grappling movie, and read it all there! http://czredemption.blogspot.com/

Sadly, though, the person holding my camera only got the first two seconds of the match, so I can't show you video of it. However, I will be competing in the Long Island Grappling Challenge this Saturday, and I would love it if you could come out to cheer me on for win #2, and hopefully see my first victory to be recorded on video!

The organizers of the event were also good enough to give me an exhibitor's table from which I will be promoting "Redemption."

I even made a little promo video for the event you can see at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e-Oi-3BSNg

Here's the details:
LONG ISLAND GRAPPLING CHALLENGE II - NO GI & BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU TOURNAMENT
DATE: March 6th
LOCATION: Finest Fitness Gym - 208 E. Main Street - Patchogue, NY 11772
Times: 8 - 10am Weigh ins and Registrations / 10 - 10:30am Rules Breakdown / 11am - matches begin
http://www.acom-sports.net

I'll be taking the LIRR out early in the morning, if anyone wants to join me.

In the meantime, thank you, all of you, who came out toit he NY Comic Book Marketplace. It was a success and Mike Carbonaro will be holding more of these. He has set a date for the next one in February, 2011.

And thank you also, those of you who made the Warriors of Doom wrestling room and Combat Twister games such a success at the Wicked Faire! Your enthusiasm was truly inspiring!

And keep an eye out for the next Captain Zorikh's Movie Madness, Sunday, March 14 at Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St, 4-6 PM. http://www.captainzorikh.com/moviemadness

I hope to see you there!

Captain Zorikh
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com


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Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 3-11-2010 10:25 AM
Hi Friends! Well, I didn't win my match on Saturday, but I didn't get hurt, and I didn't tap out, and by points I only lost 6-0, which is pretty good for me, especially considering that I was fighting with an injured chest and how well the guy did in the rest of the tournament.

This Sunday we got one of the most exciting Movie Madnesses at Otto's Shrunken Head I have ever had the honor of organizing! We got "Constantinople 1453: On the Eve of the Fall," a spectacular medieval music video by the Greek-American heavy metal band Phoenix Reign. We got "Rhyme Animal," a fascinating short about how the hip-hop music industry can truly "consume" you. We got shorts everything from cabbage to love to arm wrestling to murder to grappling to spirits in Hoboken. And I'll be having an encore screening of a new scene from my grappling movie "Redemption" that I like to call "Wrestling with Romance." In short, it's an evening of music and mayhem!

You can see the full list of films at http://www.captainzorikh.com/moviemadness. Then you can RSVP on any of the event listing sites listed there.

The event will be happeneing at Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St in Manhattan, from 4:0 - 6:00 PM. This is a really cool and funky tiki bar-lounge on the Lower East Side, and folks are welcome to stay and drink and socialize as long as they want afterwards. Hey, instead of having to look for a bar after the movies, YOU'RE ALREADY IN A BAR!

In just a few weeks I will be lecturing at the I-con Convention on Captain Marvel Culture, and the history of armor and chivalry, and performing as the Death Star Repairman at the Star Wars party there. Check out http://www.iconsf.org for more details on the event.

See you there!

Captain Z
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com
Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 3-26-2010 10:04 AM
Hi friends! Captain Zorikh here, looking forward to a great and productive weekend at I-Con!

The good folks at the I-Con Convention have given me not one, but two opportunities to give my lectures over the weekend! That's right, each of my lectures will be presented twice! And I will be performing as the Death Star Repairman at the Star Wars variety show! Here are the details:

I-Con 29, March 26-28 at SUNY Stony Brook http://www.iconsf.org

History of Armor and Chivalry lecture:
Saturday, Noon, Harriman 116
Sunday, 4:00 PM, Hariman 116

Captain Marvel Culture lecture
Saturday, 2:00 PM, SAC 302
Sunday, 1:00 PM, Harriman 115

Death Star Repairman performance at Star Wars Variety Special
Saturday, 3:00 - 5:00
I'll be doing a few songs early on and coming back later to jam with the band Aerosith

I will also be meeting with Dr. Michio Kaku and the nice folks from the Science Channel's program "Sci-Fi Science" (which is currently being rebroadcast) where we will be doing some taping for the second season!

There are still tickets available at the door on both Saturday and Sunday. This is the largest science-fiction convention in the Northeast, and it is packed and packed with events, panels, movies, performances, celebrities, dealers, gaming, and a monstrous masquerade/costume party on Saturday night, so it is well worth the trip!

For all the pertinent info, go to http://www.iconsf.org

I hope to see you there!

Captain Zorikh
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com

Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 4-9-2010 07:46 AM
Hi friends. There are a couple of exciting things coming up this weekend that I wanted to invite you all to.

First, it's that time of the month again.yep, CAPTAIN ZORIKH'S MOVIE MADNESS returns ot Café Nijasol in sunny williamsbiurg Brooklyn for a delightful evening of independent, locally produced short films my some of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers today! The theme this time around is FOOD! Eating it, cooking it, shopping for it, plot twists involving it, groceries, restaurants, kitches, just about anything you can imagine, (and a few things I am sure you can't" about food will be covered!

Here's the menu of films as it stands right now:

PAPER OR PLASTIC by Anitra Lynn
SLOP by Jef Taylor
BLUEBERRY COBBLER by Omar Sharif Spruell
THE FRUIT ARTIST by Mike Hussar
UGUISU by Kosuke Furukawa
JUMPIN JACKS by Mike Feurstein and the kids of MovieQuest Productions
KIM FU YU VS. JENNY RANCID, THE SHOT DRINKING CONTEST by Captain Zorikh
MR. TOAST cartoons by Johnathan Parra

And sometimes we have special, last-minute surprises!

This is all happening Sunday, April 11 from 6 - 8 PM at Café Nijasol (http://www.cafenijasol.com). 173 Montrose Ave, just one and a half blocks from the Montrose Ave stop on the L train. There is no cover but we hope you get something to eat and drink while you are there. They have a lovely m4enu with tasty sandwiches, wraps, appetizers, smoothies, and deserts, aloing with good beer, local wines, and a great sangria. You can see more details and RSVP at http://www.captainzorikh.com/moviemadness.

Second, I will have a table at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art's festival at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue between 25th & 26th Streets. Iw ill be promoting my latest promo e4dition of Captain Marvel Culture, as well ass all the other fabulous things that Watch This Space Enterprises has produced, including the Pennsic War video documentary, the Captain Zorikh and the Death Star Repairmen music CD's, the Watch This Space comics (both drawn and photographed), and DVD's of both "Combat Twister" and the previews of "Redemption" (the grappling movie).

If you have any love for comics and graphic storytelling, I highly recommend this show. This is one where lots and lots of independent comic creators will be selling and promoting the kind of comics that you never get to see on the newsstand. There will be over a hundred creators and publishers there, and no retired pro wrestlers or former TV stars. For more info go to http://www.moccany.org/content/mocca-festival

And while I'm there I will be spreading the word about the Big Apple Comic-con, coming up on October 7-10 http://www.bigapplecon.com

And oh, yeah, The Science Channel is re-running "Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible" on Tuesday nights, and Yours Truly is ALL OVER IT!

I hope to see you there!

Captain Z
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.capainzorikh.com

Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 4-24-2010 11:36 AM
Hey friends, if you have been following my Facebook announcements (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=598551661&ref=profile) and YouTube channels (http://www.youtube.com/captainzorikh, http://www.youtube.com/czredemption) you know what's going on this weekend. For the rest of you, here's the news.

I have recovered enough from the injury I suffered aat that grappling tournament where I won my first match to consider myself ready to re-enter the ring. I'll be doing so on Sunday, April 25 (tomorrow) at the Renegade Grappling League even!

This went will take place at John's boxing gym at 436 Westchester Ave in the Bronx. It's just one block from the 3rd Ave-149th St. stop on the 2/5 train.

It will be a round-robin, open-skill level tournament (anyone at any skill level may compete with anyone else) divided into 6 weight divisions, with an open weight tournament also.

If you want to compete, it's only $35 (the cheapest tournament fee around). Spectators are free, just walk right in.

There is an event announcement on Facebook with more details (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=598551661&ref=profile#!/event.php?eid=116921918318186) and I posted an event announcement on Going.com as well (http://newyork.going.com/event-747845;Renegade_Grappling_League)

I hope to see you there, and if you can't make it, wish me luck and safety!

Captain Z
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorkh.com
Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 5-7-2010 5:26 PM
Hi Friends! How has this wonderful weather been treating you? And has everyone got great plans for their mothers this Sunday?

Well, just in case you don't of for thos eof you who for whatever reason, have no special need to make plans for Mother's Day, I've got you covered!

It's the second Sunday of the month, which means it's time again for Captain Zorikh's Movie Madness!

That's right, once again, Otto's Shrunken Head will play host to dome of the most interesting and exciting locally-produced independent short films! On the list so far.

Special Mother's Day encore screening of BLUEBERRY COBBLER by Omar Sharif Spruell
UNNOTICED LOVE by Stuti Kejriwal
GREAT WALL OF CALCUTTA by Julian Muller
DULY NOTED by Chris Kapcia & Justin Muschong
NO CELL PHONES by Brad Bahmanpour
OFF-TRACK BETTING by Miles Del Ray
THE RESTAURANT by Rick Gioiello
...and a new REDEMPTION TRAILER by Captain Zorikh

The location is Otto's Shrunken Head, a delightfully tacky yet unrefined tiki bar at 538 E 14th St between Ave's A & B in Manhattan.

The bar opens at 4 PM, the first film rolls at 4:15, and it will all be done by 6 PM, so don't be late!

Go to http://www.captainzorikh.com/moviemadness for more details and the opportunity to RSVP on your shoice of social networking and event listing websites. You can also leave a message of support and encouragement at many of those sites.

I hope to see you there!

And oh yeah, if any of you are wondering how I did at my last grappling tournament, go to http://www.youtube.com/czredemption It's a video of an exciting, exhilarating, three-round, knock-down, drag-out grappling match in a boxing ring in which I DID NOT GET HURT, though you wouldn't believe it after watching it!

Captain Z
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com
Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 5-12-2010 8:46 PM
Hi Friends. Thank you to those of you who came to Captain Zorikh's Movie Madness on Mother's day. It was a very fun and pleasant afternoon, with some fine and entertaining films shown. The next Movie Madness date will be announced soon.

Now there are just a couple of pieces of news this week.

1. I will be at the SECOND CHILDHOOD MEMORABILIA SHOW this Sunday, May 16, at the Holiday Inn at 440 W. 57th Street in Manhattan promoting my "Captain Marvel Culture" project, my "Redemption" movie, and selling my comics and music CD's. There will also be an amazing lineup of nostalgia guests, including Joe Franbklin, Zacherley, William Smith, Will Hutchins, Anita Gillette, Jimmy Valliant, Ivcan Volkoff, Betsy Palmer, and more (if you don't know these names, look them up on IMDB).

You can find out more about the event at http://your2ndchildhoodmemorabiliashow.webs.com/

2. I have put together a new 2-minute trailer for "Redemption." It introduces the various subplots in the movie, and was first screened at Movie Madness. I am very excited about the screening it will have at the Acom Sports NY State Grappling Championships on July 17th in Fishkill NY. You can see the new trailer, and details about the event, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzZO-XVmeRs

I hope to see you there!

Captain Zorikh
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com
Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 5-22-2010 12:44 PM
Hi Friends. Just a quick note to let you know that Yours Truly is getting a LOT of screen time this week, in one way or another.

First, the documentary "Jedi Junkies," a fascinating and respectful look at Star Wars fandom opens up with Captain Zorikh., the Death Star Repairman, seinging the Stormtrooper Blues. I appear several more times, giving insightful commentary.

And the best part is that for the next five days you can download and watch the whole movie absolutely free at http://www.dailymotion.com/jedijunkies. After that you will have to pay for it.

Second, I have put together a promo video for the Acom Sports NY State Grappling Championships on July 17th in Fishkill, NY. It is at that event that my grappling movie, "Redemption," will be screened, and so I put a brand new trailer at the end of it. You can check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkN_3YWAfQc

And finally, a short film that was shot two weeks ago with me in it posted up a trailer. It is called "Illuminati Brothers," and for once, I am not the guy in the armor, although that is my armor. I'll give extra points to anyone who can find me in the trailer. Hint: I'm wearing glasses.

So let's see, Illumniati Brothers two weeks ago, Sci-Fi Science (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CumiTJvZc7w) and Zombie Hunters (http://www.hs.facebook.com/pages/Zombie-Hunters-City-Of-The-Dead/305216505576?ref=ss) last week, and Otherworld (http://www.theotherworldfilm.com/) this weekend, geez, you'd think I was some sort of actor or entertainer or media celebrity or something!

Captain Z
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com
Captain Zorikh       Zorikh@juno.com 9-1-2010 2:50 PM
Hey friends and fans. Tonight is the night that the seciond season of Sci-Fi Science debuts! And I'm in it! That's the show where Dr. Michio Kaku figures out how to make real many science fiction concepts in front of an audience of costumed sci-fi fans (including me). In the show, the fans(including me) are interviewed and invited to ask questions, and on some occasions, I even got to sing a song or two!

So check out The Science Channel tonight. They are showing two episodes back-to-back at 10:00 and 10:30!

Sadly, I don't have cable, so I won't be able to see it, so can someone tape it or TiVo it or whatever and send me a copy?

Next, my birthday is coming up on Monday, Sept 6. That's right, Labor day. I have two things in mind to do to celebrate. One is to have a barbecue/picnic in a park near me, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, perhaps in McCarren Park. The other is to do my near-traditional Open Mike Gig Crawl, where I hit two or three open mikes over the course of a day, probably either Saturday or Sunday, and invite you all to meet me anywhere along the journey you choose.

So tell me, friends, which would you rather be a part of?

Finally, the Faux-Real Theater Company's version of Oedipus Rex is opening on Saturday, Sept. 11. I am a part of this show, being the Messenger from Corinth (a very vital and exciting role) and a member of the chorus (arguably the most important part of this production). We will be running several weekends in several locations. Here are the details:

SHOWTIMES:
All outdoor shows are free-of-charge.
Indoor shows at Theater 80 are $10 - all proceeds co to benefit The Actors Fund for HOWL)

Indoor Shows -
Theater 80 (St. Marks Place, NYC)
Sat 9/11 & Sun 9/12 @ 8 PM
* To reserve $10 Tickets for the Theater 80 at St. Marks Place Shows:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producerevent/124635?prod_id=15974

Outdoor Shows -
Fort Greene Park (Brooklyn)
Sat 9/11 & Sun 9/12 @ 2 PM
East River Amphitheater (Lower East Side, NYC)
Sat 9/18 & Sun 9/19 @ 2 PM
Roosevelt Island Amphitheater
Sat 10/2 & Sun 10/3 @ 2 PM

I hope to see you there!

Captain Zorikh
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com
Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 9-2-2010 3:55 PM
OK, folks, it's been an interesting little year. I got a lot of work done on my Captain Marvel Culture project, competed in a lot of grappling tournaments (and improving my game each time, despite injuries), screened "Redemption" several times (making improvements after each time), directed the short film "The Duel," appeared in the movie "Jedi Junkies, the TV show "Sci-Fi Science," and was involved with a bunch of other film and video projects, lectured at conventions, hosted a monthly mini-movie fest most of the year, and am currently prepping to perform with the Faux-Real theater Co. again.

.AND NOW IT'S MY BIIRTHDAY WEEKEND!

So here's the Birthday/Weekend plan. I invite all of you who wish to join me in celebrating the fact that I have lived one more year on this planet at any of these events and locations. They include music gigs, open mikes, multimedia events, and a picnic in McCarren Park:

On Friday night I am going to go see Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women at the City Winery on 155 Varrick St. (music starts at 87, but I'll be getting there after 10 because of Oedipus Rex Rehearsals) in Manhattan http://www.citywinery.com/events

On Saturday night I am going to attend the Forbidden City event in Sunset Park in Brooklyn. They say there is going to be a "Mongolian Wrestling Arena." I am hoping that it is participatory! You can find out more and get tickets at http://wandbnyc.com/stranded

Sunday is going to be a big day. Enough of you suggested something like a gathering involving food and drink, that we will start out with that. At 1:00 PM I will spread a picnic blanket in McCarren Park I will have a lovely summer salad prepared that all are welcome to share. Bring drinks or additional food if you like. I also advise bringing your own drinking vessels (cups, tankards, mugs, glasses, horns, whatever) so we don't have to throw away as much.

We will play a little music, toss around a Frisbee, play some Twister, and have a merry good time!

The specific location in the park will be near the entrance at Bedford Ave and N. 12th Street, just a few blocks from the Bedford Ave stop on the L train. If you can't find me, call 917-865-1214
http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&q=bedford+avenue+%26+n.+12th+street+brooklyn&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Bedford+Ave+%26+N+12th+St,+Brooklyn,+NY&gl=us&ei=fw2ATN6NFsH58Aah5MiEAg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBYQ8gEwAA

Then at about 4:30 we will pack up and head to Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., where the open mike begins at 5 PM. I should be able to get away with two or three songs. Incidentally, they have a "backyard barbecue" at the same time, and the room looks like a decadent Steampunk railway car!
http://www.petescandystore.com/home2.html#

After performing there, we will head to Common Ground on 206 Ave A (between 12th & 13th St), where the open mike begins at 8:00. I expect to get a 20-minute set there. We'll hang there until about 11.
http://www.commongroundnyc.com/

Finally, at midnight, Otto's Shrunken Head at 438 E. 14th St will be the location for Frank Wood's "SOFA KING" Wilde Jam, at which he has been gracious enough to allow me to perform a few songs and jam with whoever is around that night.
http://ottosshrunkenhead.com/

If you are coming, I'd love it if you can RSVP to Zorikh@juno.com or 917-865-1214, but if you don't get a chance to, come anyway. You may join in at any point of the adventure. Friends, relatives, and hangers-on are welcome! Just be sure to also bring an attitude for a good time!

That about covers it. It ought to be a wild blast, and I hope to see you there!

Captain Zorikh
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com
Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 9-12-2010 4:22 PM
Hi Friends! Just a little reminder and gentle nudge to encourage as many of you as possible to come to the 8:00 PM performance of the Faux-Real Theater Co's "Oedipus Rex" at Theater 80n St. Marks tonight.

This performance is part of the "Howl!" Festival, in tribute to the Beat poet Alan Ginsburg. It is the only indoor performance of this show, and the ticket revenue will go to support both the festival and the company (and help pay the actors). http://www.howlfestival.com/

Being indoors gives the show a unique degree of sensitivity that is difficult to achieve in outdoor environments. The performance last night went very well, and was very well received by the audience. The most common comments wI heard were about how the show made good use of both the comedic and tragic elements of the story. It was a terrific theatrical experience and well-rounded entertainment.

So come on down. The theater is located at 80 St. Marks Place, between 1st and 2nd Avenues in Manhattan. Tickets are only $10. And it's quite possible some of the cast will be happy to have dinner and drinks after the show.
http://www.theatre80.net/

For more about the production, go to http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Oedipus-Rex-Faux-Real-Theater/102620093132231?ref=ts

I hope to see you there!

Captain Z
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com

PS: Thank you, those of you who joined me at one point or another of my birthday picnic/gig crawl last weekend! It was a blast and a wonderful birthday for me!


Captain Zorikh       Zorikh@juno.com 9-17-2010 10:18 AM
Hi Friends, we got a big, exciting, theatrical weekend coming up, and I'd love to see you at some part of it.

MY PRO WRESTLING DEBUT!
First, I am making my pro wrestling debut as the "associate" of "Simply the Best" G.A. West at Northeast Championship Wrestling's "FALLOUT" show, tonight, Friday, Sept 17, at the American Legion Post #10 [830 Willett Avenue] in Riverside, Rhode Island.

You will remember Mr. West from his performance in my movie "Redemption" (even if you've only been watching the videos at http://www.youtube.com/czredemption). This will be his triumphal return to the squared circle, and we have been working together for the past few months (as chronicled at http://www.youtube.com/thegawest). I will be his personal announcer and be working his corner during his match.

The doors will open at 7:30 and the action starts at 8:00. Tickets are only $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 10.
http://thencwonline.com/newsite/2010/09/08/ncw-fallout-preview/

OEDIPUS ROLLS ON!
We wil be driving all night to get back to NYC in time for this weekend's performances of the Faux-Real Theater Co's new production of Oedipus Rex. This is the last week the show will be in Manhattan, and it will be staged at the East River Amphitheater on the Lower East Side.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 9/18 & 9/19 at 2 PM
WHERE: East River Park Amphitheater (directions below)
HOW MUCH: Free!

For those of you who wonder why you would want to come to a show with an all-male cast portraying a story of incest, murder, and tragedy, here's what the company has to say about the production:

"History tells us that 2400 years ago the Greeks performed in brightly colored wigs, fantastical costumes, and masks that acted as megaphones. Incorporating the colorful aesthetic of these ancient performances and utilizing a broad physical style of acting powered by live music, songs and dancing, ALL-MALE OEDIPUS REX looks beyond the "fate versus free will" interpretations of this classic, to explore the alluring underbelly of this primal text. Their heightened approach reveals what is terrifying and vital in this most tragic of tragedies, enhancing the story's power to roil our subconscious and to awaken the heroes within. Company Director Mark Greenfield contends that he has "been contacted directly by the Ghost of Sophocles who has given him very specific instructions" and that this production is being performed "exactly as Sophocles intended." Who knows... maybe the ghost of Sophocles will appear at the show!"
http://www.fauxreal.org/current.html

.and here's what Vanessa Query, a reviewer of our workshop at Antioch College in Ohio said about the production:

".it blew me away. Classical theater isn't always my cup of tea, because I have a hard time with archaic, verbose language. But this production of Oedipus Rex made the language and story all the more beautiful through its clever, stark, and very physical staging; expressive and sparsely-used masks; expressive and sparsely-used sound effects; and most importantly, its stunning performances.they delivered their performances with a furious passion that drew me into the guts of the play as I'm sure no other production could have done."
http://ysnews.com/news/2010/08/my-experience-with-faux-real-theatre

What more could you want for an afternoon of free theater?

Here's how you get there:
Directions to East River Park Amphitheater, Lower East Side, Manhattan
http://www.yelp.com/biz/east-river-amphitheatre-new-york

NOTE:
Mapquest the intersection of FDR Drive and Cherry Street, New York, NY 10002.

WALKING
Walk east on Grand Street to East River/FDR. Make right at FDR then veer right onto Cherry Street. Look for small pedestrian bridge that goes over FDR Drive. Walk over bridge to Amphitheater.

SUBWAY (15 minute walk from subway)
Take F to East Broadway
Exit to Rutgers/Madison Street exit
Walk east on Madison Street (if you go past Jefferson St then you are going east)(go aprox 6 blocks) until Jackson Street
Make right onto Jackson Street
Walk one block on Jackson to Cherry Street
Make left on Cherry Street
You will see small pedestrian bridge that goes over the FDR Drive
Walk over bridge to Amphitheater

BUS (takes you right there)
Thake the M14a bus (the 14th street crosstown and Avenue A up and downtown) to Cherry St. and the FDR drive.
The closest subway stop that intersects with the M14a bus is the Delancy St. stop of the F train.

DRIVING
Park as far east (near FDR) on Grand Street as possible. Walk towards East River/FDR. Make a right onto FDR Drive then veer onto Cherry Street. You will see a small pedestrian bridge that goes over the FDR drive. Walk over that bridge and you are in the Amphitheater.

Admission is free, and there will be lamb, grapes, and grape juice served before the show!

What more could you want? I hope to see you there!

Captain Zorikh
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com
Captain Zorikh       Zorikh@juno.com 9-24-2010 8:04 PM
Hi Friends. Just a little update, and something to do this weekend:

It's been a while, but my rib is healed up enough, and it may be the last chance for me this year, so I am going to strap on my SCA armor and go fight at the Queens County Farm Museum County Fair this weekend. Amongst the midway, the blue ribbon competitions, the farm animals, the historical exhibitions, the corn maze, the Boy Scouts, the rides, the games, the merchants and craftspeople, the food, and all the other fun that will be going on at this lovely historical farm on the outskirts of queens, there will be a demonstration of medieval culture, arts, and sciences. Part of this will be the sport of armored jousting (on foot) and I will be there as a part of it.

It is a lovely way to spend a day, and I highly encourage it. Here's the details:

The Queens County Farm Museum County Fair
11 AM - 6 PM Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 & 25
Admission $7 for adults; kids 12 and under $4
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, New York 11004-1129
(718) 347-3276
By Public Transportation:
Subway and Bus:
E or F Train to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike Station
Q46 Bus (eastbound on Union Tpk.) to Little Neck Parkway Stop
Cross Union Tpk and walk North on Little Neck Pky 3 blocks to Museum Entrance
Long Island Railroad:
Hempstead Line to Floral Park Station where Triple-A car service is located
516-328-8888, call for prices. (appx. $10 for two people) 24hr service 7 days a week
or Port Washington Line to Little Neck Station where Ollie's car service is located
718-229-5454, call for prices ($15 for two people) 24hr service 7 days a week
Both LIRR stations are approximately 2 ˝ miles from the Farm Museum.
The Q79 bus does run from the Little Neck Station to the Farm everyday Except Sunday on a very limited basis.

For driving directions go to http://www.queensfarm.org/hours-directions.html


In other news, I am continuing to get significant screen time on the TV show "Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible." The show has Dr. Micho Kaku figuring out ways, using science we know today, to do things like build a lightsaber, travel through a black hole, and protect Earth from asteroids. I offer thoughtful commentary and irreverent witticisms as the Death Star Repairman, Local 1138. This show comes on The Science Channel every Wednesday night from 10 - 11 PM, and is rebroadcast several times afterwards. Go to http://science.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=48.15725.121573.36150.1 to see the schedule.

Sadly, I don't have cable, so I have yet to see a single episode.

The Big Apple Comic Con will be happening next weekend, Oct 1-3, and I will be there promoting my "Captain Marvel Culture" project and other things. More details next week, or go to http://www.bigapplecon.com


I was in the background of a future episode of the new TV show "Running Wilde." The episode was set at a renaissance faire and was shot on Wednesday. I was told to bring my armor and the three other outfits I said I had, and after looking at me in my armor, and then discovering that I had brought my Utilikilt, they told me to get out of the armor and put on the kilt. It seems no one else had brought a kilt that day. Well, Braveheart was over 10 years ago.

This coming week I will be taping a touch football game for a program on a cable network. I am not allowed to give any details about it, but you can see a video I made about my preparations for it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk7YJMAqX-8

Finally, I had my pro wrestling debut as the "personal announcer" of Simply the Best G.A. West last week at NCW Fallout in Rhode Island. I was not wrestling, but I did have to catch a guy flying out of the ring. You can see the moment at 8:50 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuwBgUNFTMQ

And if any of you were wondering how G.A. West did in his first ever competitive grappling competition, you can see those videos (which I produced, directed, and give sparkling commentary on) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aasEzI2MoHE and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6LPzufqFGY (there is also a little exhibition grappling "shoot" between G.A. and I at the end of the last one).


So I hope you can make it to the Queens County Fair! If not, hopefully I will see some other time soon!

Captain Zorikh
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com











Captain Z       zorikh@juno.com 9-24-2010 10:35 PM
Quick update, due to developments that developed in the past 90 minutes, Captain Zorikh will only be swordfighting at the Queens County Fair on Sunday, not Saturday.

I hope to see you there!

Captain Z
zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com
Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 10-23-2010 08:12 AM
Hi friends, I know this is rather late notice, but I have been so incredibly busy i'm amazed I was able to actually fit this in!

At 3rd Ward, an artist workshop in nearby Bushwick, Brooklyn, an art installation is closing today. Therefore there is going to be a clocing party. Ani I am going to have soemthing to do with it.

The installation is called "Rural Famous" and two parts of it are a working Honky-Tonk bar and a homestead. There will be free bveer and peanuts from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. And from 5:00 PM - 5:30 Yours Truly, Captain Zorikh. the Brooklyn Cowboy, will be playign a set of Honky-Tonk sons.

It seems, however, that two pro wrestlers, "Simply the Best" G.A. West and Louis "Bundy" Medina, from my grappling movie "Redemption" are also going to be there. It seems they didn't get along well on the set and it is very, very possible (read: inevitable) that there will be some sort of altercation (read: bar fight).

So come on down for some free beer, peanuts, music, and action. Here's the Details:

Closing party for Justin Colt Beckman's "Rural Famous" 2-6 PM, fee beer & peanuts.
3rd Ward
195 Morgan Ave
Brooklyn, NY

3rd Ward is about equidistant from the Grand St, Montrose Ave, and Morgan Ave stops on the L train
http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=3rd+ward&fb=1&gl=us&hq=3rd+ward&hnear=New+York%2C+NY&cid=0%2C0%2C13285239063608661779&ei=CLjBTMPPKo-q8AbevqzcBg&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=2&ved=0CCUQnwIwAQ

For more info about the exhibit, and the artist, go to
http://www.beckman.ws/
http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2010/77ED

We hope to see you there!

Captain Zorikh
zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214
http://www.captainzorikh.com

Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 11-13-2010 12:03 PM
Hi Friends, Captain Zorikh here again.

Due to popular demand, Captain Zorikh's Movie Madness will be returning this Sunday from 6-8 PM! The location will be Cafe Nijasol, 173 Montrose ave in sunny Williamsburg Brooklyn, Just a block and a half from theMontrose Ave stop on the L train. http://www.cafenijasol.com

The theme this time will be a reprise of the most sucessful and popular theme from the past year, FOOD AND DRINK! the centerpiece of the program will be the winner of the comedy awad of the NY TV Festival, "Illuminati Brothers" (I have a small part in it and my armor is prominently featured. It is a hilarious short about two slackers who discover that they are inheritors of the secret organization that runs the world.

The complete list of films is as foillows...

ILLUMINATI BROTHERS by Matt Fisher, Alden Ford and Justin Tyler
(Best Comedy award winner from the NYTVF)
ULTIMATE CHEF by "The Ultimate Scream Queen" Debbie D
SHADES by Steven Gladstone
UNNOTICED LOVE by Stuti Kejriwal & Amit Khanna
THE MANDALA MAKER by Sam Borowski and Greg Nisson

You can find out more about the program at htp://www.captainzorikh.com/moviemadness.html

Cafe Nijasol is a lovely little cafe with a tasty and affordable menu of appetizers, entres, sanwiches & wraps, deserts, beer, local organic wine, and really good sangria.

There is no admission or cover for the event, but we hope that you will take advanage of the menu of available food and drinks!

In other news, Captain Zorikh, the Brooklyn Cowboy, is in Rhode Island today, preparing to appear at Northeast Championship Wrestling's WRESTLEFEST IV" as the personal announcer and associate of "Simply the Best" G.A. West. Last night Mr. West signed a contract with Trippleicious for a match to settle the feud they have been having for the past four months. We shot a little promo about it in Times Square this week http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKD2nUyvDCc

If you are in the Rhode Island area, you can find out more about the show at http://thencwonline.com/newsite/

In the grappling/Brazilian jiu jitsu world, I have been training with and making videos for Jojo Guarin's East Coast United Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I competed in the Acom Sprots Grapplin Finals two weeks ago, and together Jojo and I made a little video of one of my matches, giving critical comment of my performance. I believe it was one of my better matches. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAIbVKphnoY

Finally, on a persoonal note, my 13 year old cat, Tommi, is having a little medical issue which will require some surgery. I am trying to raise funds to help defray the $600 cost of this surgery (which is the lowst cost I have ben able to find and negotiate). With this in mind, I would like to invite you to peruse the videos, music, and comic books I have created at http://www.captainzorikh.com/wts/catalogue.html

If nothing there tickles your fancy, but you were considering buying something on Amazon.com, please use the Amazon.com link at htp://www.captainzorikh.com. About 5% of every purchase will go to the treatment of the Tommi Kitten.

Or you may consider hiring me for any of my abilities listed at http://www.captainzorikh.com/hire.html

Thnaks, I hope to see you soon!

Captain Zorikh

zorikh@juno.com

917-865-1214

http://www.captainzorikh.com


Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 3-31-2011 1:26 PM
Hi friends. Captain Zorikh here, and I hope all of you have been as well as possible and that the first few months of the New Year have proved to be as prosperous and productive as you planned them to be!

Things have been quite productive with me. In fact there are a few things I am doing real soon that you might want to check out.

HIT THE MAT RETURNS this weekend!
Once again, Hit the Mat, the company that combines the grappling arts and theatrical arts, brings its groundbreaking new show "The Drama Club Tag Team Championships," to a Jeff Mach event.

The show features famous scenes from stage and screen re-interpreted with the addition of moves from the grappling arts, including jiu jitsu, freestyle wrestling, judo, pro wrestling, etc. You can see highlights of its premiere at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndFFzEnM9gs and find out more about the show at http://www.captainzorikh.com/hithtemat

This performance will be part of an awesome event known as The Anachronism Steampunk Event at Webster Hall this Sunday, with lots of entertainments and people in spectacular clothes. So get there early to enjoy it all!

Webster Hall is located at 125 E 11th street between 3rd & 4th Aves in Manhattan. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. The event begins at 3 PM and we will be going on shortly thereafter. The performance will last about 20 minutes, so don't be late!

You can find out more about the event at http://theanachronismnyc.com/ and you can RSVP for HTM at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192093654161472

Hit the Mat is being sponsored this time by Help Remedies http://www.helpineedhelp.com

CAPTAIN ZORIKH RETURNS TO I-Con April 16-17!
Once again I-Con, the huge science fiction convention at Stony Brook University on Long Island, has been good enough to invite me to do things there. I have been booked to give my popular lecture on the History of Armor and Chivalry, and to give my comedic musical performance as the Death Star Repairman.

The specific times of this lecture and that performance are not yet se, and there is a possibility that I will also be giving an updated version of my lecture based on Captain Marvel Culture, so Watch This Space for further details.

To find out more about the convention, go to http://www.iconsf.org


METRODASH CHALLENGE May 14!
The Metrodash is a 30-station obstacle course designed by US Navy SEALs.I am currently being trained by "Simply the Best" G.A. West to run this course. There are several obstacles iin the course that I have never been able to overcome before, so running this race will be a true challenge. I am using the running of this course as a fundraiser for future work on Hit the Mat. Details on this will be coming soon (along with some workout videos!).

At each and every one of these events, I hope to see you there!

Captain Z
http://www.captainzorikh.com
http://www.youtube.com/captainzorikh
Zorikh@juno.com
917-865-1214

Captain Zorikh       zorikh@juno.com 4-6-2011 4:32 PM
Hi friends. Thanks you to those of you who attended the Anachronism Steampunk event and cheered us on as we performed "Hit the Mat!"

Incidentally, that performance was sponsored by Help Remedies, natural, no-frills health aids including ibuprofin, bandages, and sleep aids http://www.helpineedhelp.com

Next weekend, April 15-17, I will be singing and lecturing at the I-Con sci-fi convention at SUNY Stony Brook in Long Island (http://www.iconsf.org). I am listed in the schedule grid on the website, and I will send more details next week.

In the meantime, it seems that the Big Apple Comic Con is in need of someone to pass out flyers for their upcoming show (May 21-22) at the MoCCA Art Fest this weekend. The job will pay $10 an hour for at least four hours of work in the middle of the day this Saturday, April 9. Who's up for it. Contact me ASAP at zorikh@juno.com or 917-865-1214.

Thanks! I hope to see you soon!

Captain Z
http://www.captainzorikh.com



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