Calendar of Events

 

Cevin Soling
We've Become What We Parody - Opening Reception
Saturday, July 10, 6:00–8:00pm

The works serve as critiques of both ourselves and our culture designed to prompt unsettling questions. What kind of world have we created? What do we value, and what do we want to achieve? How do we suppress thoughts of our eventual demise and the specter of violence that surrounds us? Alienation plays a significant role – not as a subject as one might expect, but rather as an object. Alienation from selves, from others, from our culture and history, from the things we produce, and the things to which we aspire are ultimately what generate ironic humor in the dark landscape.

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Adam Ostrofsky - The Satanic Chef LIVE!

THE SATANIC CHEF, ADAM OSTROFSKY PRESENTS:

THE INFLUENCE OF THEOCRATICAL RELIGIONS IN THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AND HOW IT HAS AFFECTED SATANISM

AUGUST 14, 2021

7:00–8:30pm

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Chef Adam Ostrofsky will be talking about how professional cooking has been influenced by theocratical religions and turned into traditions. This includes Christianity, to Judaism, to Taoism, Hinduism and Islam. How feminism has affected the kitchen dynamics and How the dynamic of this diversity has changed the dichotomy of the restaurant industry. He will be speaking in regards to how the satanic panic has affected the restaurant industry and is still to this day, making Satanism an obstacle for many of its practitioners

Adam Ostrofsky aka The Satanic Chef is a long-time Culinary Artist having worked at several restaurants such as MARESel De LA Terre/L’Espalier Back BayJM Curley’s, RipassoCafe BeatriceRevival, and most notably Tavern Road.

Since 2020, Adam has been hosting regular events and teaching classes live and on TST's virtual platforms, TST-TV and The Satanic Estate.

He has currently written a cookbook entitled Devils Food, A Satanic Cookbook. The book contains original art by local artists Courtney Brooke aka Light Witch and illustrator Leigh Anita.

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Cevin Soling - LIVE!

August 28, 2021 7:00-8:30pm

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In conjunction with We've Become What We Parody, join renowned writer, filmmaker, musician, academic, and artist Cevin Soling for a conversation about his process and practice, including a special musical performance featuring works from his band, The Love Kills Theory
 
Soling's artistic and academic work is ultimately about transcendence. His debut film, A Hole in the Head, documented a sub-culture who drilled holes in their heads to expand their state of consciousness. The troubling aspect was not so much these people’s willingness to violate their own body in a dramatic manner. Rather, the procedure might work and the subsequent questions this raises about potentially improving brain function and how far one should go.
 
Between his musical, artistic, and film projects, Soling has been featured on MTV, HBO, BBC, Comedy Central, The Discovery Channel, and TLC, among others.
 
Additional projects include the following documentaries and animated shorts: Urine: Good Health, Boris the Dog, The Bill Johnson Show, Great Moments in Rock, Captain Stickman vs The Color Black,  The War on KidsIklandThe Gilligan ManifestoThe War on the War on Drugs.
Soling is the author of several books including: Kierkegaard's DilemmaThe Bomb that Followed Me HomeThe Disciples of TrotskyThe Land of PlentyTiffany Brittany BrookeThe Jolly ElfEldwyn the Laid Back Dragon, and The Student Resistance Handbook.

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Reverend Jen Miller
Live & Live Streamed
Saturday, September 18, 7:00–8:30pm

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Reverend Jen is a Renaissance Elf, art star, painter, performer, filmmaker, “Anti-Slam” open mic host and author of six published books including “Elf Girl” (Simon & Schuster) and “Live Nude Elf” (Soft Skull.) Her various handcrafted art books can be found in collections that include the Whitney Museum of American Art, the MoMA Library and the Warhol Museum. Rev. Jen was also the founder of the world famous "Lower East Side Troll Museum" which was open from 2000-2016. The Troll Museum is now a "Troll Pantry" in Jen's Brooklyn abode where she lives and works as a full-time personal assistant to her cat.

https://reverendjen.org/

 

 

Alexander Reisfar 
The Death of Gods and Masters - Opening Reception
Saturday, October 2, 6:00-8:00pm

Free and Open to the Public - Facebook Link

Alexander has lended his brush to many bands over the years, his album covers include Arch Enemy, Sabbath Assembly, Lungs, and Silver Talon. A full album cover discography can be found here. Reisfar was the artist in residence at the John Natsoulas Gallery in 2012, where he became a member of the Davis Mural Team. The artist’s murals can be found in Davis CA, Oakland CA, and Portland OR. His paintings, both brooding and elegant, have been featured across the U.S. and can be found in numerous collections and outsider exhibitions around the world.

https://www.alexanderreisfar.com/

 

 

Daayani Takes Salem
Yoga Classes and Retreat at TST
October 1–3, 2020

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From the morning of Friday, October 1st through Sunday, October 3rd, we’ll practice yoga, magick, tarot, meditation, share delicious meals and drinks, and have fun activities planned during our wonderful weekend getaway! The BNB is about 35 minutes from Salem, and all yoga classes will be held at the Satanic Temple.

 Learn more at: https://daayaniyoga.com/ 

 

 

Dionysus Stardust: Theater, Masks, and the Spectacle of Rock & Roll
Presented by Peter Bebergal
Friday, October 15
8:00–9:00pm

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Peter Bebergal, author of "Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll", will discuss the relationship between theater, ritual, and popular music, with a look at the influence of ancient religious practice, turn of the century art, and occult lodge rites on the performance and culture of rock. From Robert Plant's Dionysian swagger to Bowie's alchemical transformations, Bebergal will reveal the gods under the masks of rock's most arresting moments.