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September 2016

TOPMAN Pins & Patches

September 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TOPSHOP/TOPMAN, 478 Broadway
New York, NY 10013 United States

Customize your purchase with a free pin or patch from artist Adam J. Kurtz, hanging out at Topman all Saturday afternoon!

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ADAMJK @ Flair Fair

September 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lyric Hall Theater, 827 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515 United States

Flair Fair is a vendor fair focusing on small pieces of wearable and collectible art. We'll be celebrating the modern resurgence of pins, patches, buttons, and more. The 1 day market will feature more than 10 independent artists and designers selling affordable, unique items for your wardrobe and home.

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Etsy Hack Week

September 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Etsy,

Guest lecture at Etsy HQ (employees only).

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PICK ME UP Sneak Peek

September 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Warby Parker, 55 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY United States

Doodle with exclusive sneak peek excerpts from my new book PICK ME UP in Warby Parker's beautiful Brooklyn storefront! There'll be snacks, drinks, creative prompts from the book–chock-full of doodling inspiration– and plenty of art supplies to fill in your own pages. RSVP to pickmeup@warbyparker.com

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VANS Guest Artist Event

September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vans Store @ Destiny USA, 9090 Destiny USA Drive
Syracuse, NY 13204 United States

Join artist and author Adam J. Kurtz for a creative guest lecture, autograph signing and VANS product customizations.

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VANS Guest Artist Event

September 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
VANS Store, 174 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Join artist and author Adam J. Kurtz for a creative guest lecture, autograph signing and VANS product customizations.

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October 2016

PICK ME UP Release Party

October 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway
New York, NY United States

Join us at Strand for the official launch of Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk for Now and Later, featuring NYC comedic sensation Aparna Nancherla and Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge. This is a limited, private event. Admission is FREE when you reserve your copy of PICK ME UP (or a $15 Strand giftcard) from strandbooks.com.

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$20

Housing Works – The Friday Party

October 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Industry City, 220 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe announces its first ever off-site event, a celebration of the creative process and service, in collaboration with The Creative Independent, at Sunset Park's Industry City. readings by: Sadie Dupuis, Dorothea Lasky, Mychal Denzel Smith, Doreen St. Felix music by: Mutual Benefit, Waxahatchee, Shamir featured artist: Adam J. Kurtz special guest: Brandon Stosuy with emcee: Jazmine Hughes Beer provided by Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Wine provided by Château d'esclans / Whispering Angel, Complimentary snacks

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PICK ME UP Los Angeles Book Release

October 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friend Mart, 970 N Broadway #105
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

My new weirdo creative journal book PICK ME UP is being released by fucking Penguin Random House so we definitely should drink some beers and hang out about it!!! Swing by Friend Mart for readings by poet Mira Gonzalez, illustwriter Hallie Bateman, and hangs with artist "boss lady" (but actually) Tuesday Bassen! Free beer thanks to Pabst Blue Ribbon.

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VANS Guest Artist Event

October 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The VANS DQM General, 93 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013 United States

Join artist and author Adam J. Kurtz for a creative guest lecture, autograph signing and VANS product customizations.

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November 2016

RISD Guest Lecture

November 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Rhode Island School of Design, 2 College St
Providence, RI 02903 United States

Artist and author Adam J. Kurtz will speak candidly about making truly personal work into a creative career. Q&A and book signing to follow. Located in the Tap Room.

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MICA Guest Lecture

November 10, 2016 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
MICA, 1300 W. Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States

Artist and author Adam J. Kurtz will speak candidly about making truly personal work into a creative career. Q&A and book signing to follow.

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UMBC Guest Lecture

November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UMBC Lecture Hall 1, 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250 United States

Artist and author (and alum!) Adam J. Kurtz will speak candidly about making truly personal work into a creative career. Q&A and book signing to follow. Open to the public.

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ADAMJK at Renegade Craft Fair

November 12, 2016 - November 13, 2016
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St.
New York, NY 10011 United States

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 11-6pm. Tons of vendors will have all sorts of small-batch, handmade, original products. I will be there with some of my favorites from my "ADAMJK GIFT SHOP" and copies of my new book. This event is always packed so maybe come early and get ready to do all your shopping in one place!

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Adam J. Kurtz x Fishs Eddy Launch

November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fishs Eddy, 889 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States

Celebrate the launch of Brooklyn-based artist Adam J. Kurtz's exclusive product line at Fishs Eddy with a first chance to purchase new items and get signed copies of Kurtz's journal PICK ME UP. Can't make it? Shop the collection online here.

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December 2016

ADAMJK Pop-Up at MORI Hawaii

December 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MORI Hawaii, Honolulu, HI United States

Hang out with Brooklyn artist Adam J. Kurtz and stock up on last-minute holiday gifts in-store at MORI! More details TBA.

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January 2017

PICK ME UP Workshop

January 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Urban Outfitters Herald Square, 1333 Broadway
New York, NY 10018 United States

Scribble, write, drink & draw with Adam J. Kurtz, Grace Miceli, Jeremy Sorese, Jonny Sun, Laia Garcia and Meera Lee Patel. Get an exclusive tote bag and pen with $10 suggested donation to Housing Works.

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February 2017

TALKING ABOUT FEELINGS Lecture

February 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Creative Live, San Francisco, CA United States

Join artist and author Adam J. Kurtz in the Creative Live studio (or from home via livestream) for a guest lecture, Q&A and guided PICK ME UP exercises. Visit creativelive.com to RSVP.

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April 2017
€135

Adam J. Kurtz @ OFFF Barcelona

April 6, 2017
MUSEU DEL DISSENY DE BARCELONA, Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 38
Barcelona, Spain

Adam J. Kurtz will be one of the featured speakers on Thursday, April 6th at OFFF 2017. Visit www.offf.barcelona for tickets and more information.

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Barcelona Book Event

April 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fnac, L'illa Diagonal, Centro Comercial L'Illa, Avinguda Diagonal, 549
Barcelona, 08029 Spain

Live window drawing and signing at Fnac in L'illa Diagonal with Megustaleer in Barcelona! Come say hello.

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May 2017

Pizza Party Pop-Up Shop

May 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Group Partner Studio, 892 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States

Shop unique gifts, accessories and publications from popular independent artists friends in Brooklyn. Adam J. Kurtz Tuesday Bassen Grace Miceli Group Partner Killer Acid FREE PIZZA FREE PIZZA FREE PIZZA from Williamsburg Pizza and drinks from PBR.

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Adam J. Kurtz @ NSS

May 21, 2017 - May 24, 2017
Javitz Center, 655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001 United States

Stop by booth #1239 to say hello and check out the full range of Adam J. Kurtz books, stationery and gift products!

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Outlet Presents: Adam J. Kurtz Drink & Draw

May 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Outlet PDX, 2500 NE Sandy Suite E
Portland, OR 97232 United States

Join Adam J. Kurtz and Kate Bingaman-Burt at Outlet PDX for an evening of doodles, staples and beer. Drawing, writing and zine-making is encouraged. Limited copies of Adam's 1 Page at a Time and Pick Me Up journals will be available for purchase and signing. Drinks provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

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July 2017

SIOBHAN GALLAGHER Book Launch

July 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Books Are Magic, 225 SMITH STREET
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States

Join us in welcoming Siobhan Gallagher in launching her clever In a Daze Work: A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind! The book is a choose-your-own-adventure for grown-ups that focuses on the mundane and monotonous tasks we go through every day through illustrated observational humor and sly self-reflection. She'll be in conversation with artist and author Adam J. Kurtz.

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September 2017

Adam J. Kurtz at RuPaul’s DragCon

September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Javitz Center, 655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001 United States

Shop, hang out, and get your books signed by Adam all day Saturday and Sunday! General admission badges on sale now at rupaulsdragcon.com. Adam will be at Booth #757 both days, as well as moderating the "Pow! Boom! Zap!: Comic Book Queeroes" panel 3pm on Saturday in the Kiki Room.

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VenturePop Conference

September 30, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Adam J. Kurtz will be one of the keynote speakers at VenturePop Conference 2017 in New Orleans. Tickets and more information at venturepopconference.com.

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October 2017

MICA Guest Lecture

October 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MICA, 1300 W. Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States

Guest lecture and book signing at Maryland Institute College of Art at 7pm in the Brown Center (Room 413). Off-campus guests are welcome to attend. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

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OFFF Mexico

October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Adam J. Kurtz will give a lecture as part of OFFF Mexico 2017 in Mexico City. More details to come.

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WeMake Celebrates Conference

October 13, 2017 - October 14, 2017

Adam J. Kurtz will be one of several speakers at the WeMake Celebrates Conference in Portland. Tickets and more information at wemakepdx.com/wemake-celebrates.

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PDX Book Reading

October 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ace Hotel, 1022 SW STARK ST
PORTLAND, OR 97205 United States

Join Adam J. Kurtz at the Ace Hotel as he reads from new book Things Are What You Make of Them and discusses the process of creation, anxieties and all. Books will be available for purchase.

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Book Signing at SFMOMA

October 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SFMOMA, 151 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Swing by the SFMOMA Museum Store to hang out and chat with Adam J. Kurtz, who will be on hand to sign copies of his new book THINGS ARE WHAT YOU MAKE OF THEM.

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SF Book Reading

October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Park Life, 220 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States

Join Adam J. Kurtz at Park Life as he reads from new book Things Are What You Make of Them and discusses the process of creation, anxieties and all. Books will be available for purchase.

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Adobe MAX Marketplace

October 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Venetian, 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States

Meet and greet with Adam J. Kurtz and purchase signed copies of his new book in the Adobe MAX marketplace, one day only. Free with admission to Adobe MAX Conference (see website for pricing and passes).

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November 2017

Adam J. Kurtz x UO: Philly

November 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Urban Outfitters: Philadelphia, 1627 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

Join Adam J. Kurtz and Urban Outfitters for an in-store artist lecture, hands-on art project, and book signing. Attendees will receive a free gift (while supplies last), and a limited edition tote bag will be available with the purchase of Adam's new book, Things Are What You Make of Them.

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Adam J. Kurtz x UO: Georgetown

November 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Urban Outfitters Georgetown, 3111 M St NW
Washington, DC, DC 20007 United States

Join Adam J. Kurtz and Urban Outfitters for an in-store artist lecture, hands-on art project, and book signing. Attendees will receive a free gift (while supplies last), and a limited edition tote bag will be available with the purchase of Adam's new book, Things Are What You Make of Them.

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Renegade Craft Fair NYC

November 18, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St.
New York, NY 10011 United States

Shop books, stationery and gifts from Adam J. Kurtz and a hundred other vendors in person at this two-day event. Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street, NYC.

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January 2018

Friends Read Feelings

January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tictail, 90 Orchard St.
NY, NY 10002 United States

A special reading by four acclaimed artists & creators: Adam J. Kurtz, Akilah Hughes, Robyn Kanner and Timothy Goodman. Topics include: feelings, life, dating, existentialism. Free beer will be there to help you cry. Reading scheduled to start at 7pm.

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February 2018

Book Signing #ADAMJKinPH

February 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
National Book Store, Glorietta 1, Hotel Dr, Ayala Commercial Center
Manila, Philippines

Adam J. Kurtz will sign books at National Book Store at Glorietta 1 in Manila. This is a free event. Visit http://tinyurl.com/nbsajkph for more information! Made possible thanks to Graphika Manila & National Book Store.

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Graphika Manila

February 3 - February 4
SMX Convention Center,

Adam J. Kurtz will be one of guest speakers at Graphika Conference in the Philippines, among other artists and creatives from around the world. Tickets available now at http://www.graphikamanila.com.

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$20

Designers + Geeks Lecture

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ustwo studio, 26 Broadway
New York, NY 10004 United States

Hey New York! We're back, and kicking things off with a talk by Adam J Kurtz, artist and author of several books. As designers and creatives, it can be a great exercise to take a break from work projects and make something truly personal — something that speaks to us in ways that professional work doesn't. This practice is hard to develop, though, and hard to make room for in a busy schedule. In this session of Designers + Geeks,…

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Pratt Guest Lecture

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pratt, 200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States

hello fellow students i am speaking at pratt sponsored by the comd agency pretty sure this one is students-only sorry!!!!!

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March 2018

Design Fabric Festival

March 30 - March 31
Famous Studios, Mumbai, India

Adam J. Kurtz will speak as part of the inaugural Design Fabric Festival/DFF in Mumbai, India. Tickets at http://festival.designfabric.in.

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April 2018

Flair Fair

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lyric Hall Theater, 827 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515 United States

See you in New Haven! www.theflairfair.com

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CSCA Lecture

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gateway Film Center, 1550 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201 United States

Adam J. Kurtz will speak at CSCA's lecture series with a social hour before and signing to follow. Open to non-members. Tickets at cscarts.org/events/archive/adam-j-kurtz.

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HOW Design Live

April 30 - May 3
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Adam J. Kurtz will be a guest speaker at HOW Design Live, speaking the morning of May 3rd with a book signing to follow. Tickets available at http://howdesignlive.com.

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May 2018

ICA/Boston Book Reading

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ICA/Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210 United States

Join ICA Boston and Adam J. Kurtz for an afternoon of creative inspiration. Kurtz will read from Things Are What You Make of Them with a book signing to follow. Books and merchandise will be available to purchase through the ICA/Boston Store at the event. Free and open to the public.

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Adam J. Kurtz at 99U Conference

May 9 - May 11
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway
New York, NY 10023 United States

Adam J. Kurtz will speak at the 99U Conference 2018 – Challenge Everything. Tickets at conference.99u.com.

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RuPaul’s DragCon LA – Booth #D09

May 11 - May 13
LA Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States

Adam J. Kurtz will be at DragCon LA with books and products available for purchase and signing. Swing by to browse, say hello, and take selfies! BOOTH NUMBER D09.

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LA Book Reading

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Poketo, 374 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States

Join Adam J. Kurtz at Poketo's DTLA Little Tokyo location for an evening of creative inspiration and encouragement. Books for sale and signing to follow! FREE but RSVP appreciated at poketoxadamjk.splashthat.com.

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June 2018

Things Are NYC Book Reading

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Strand @ Artists+Fleas, 568 Broadway
New York, NY 10016 United States

Ummm so I sorta never had any NYC events for this book yet? 8 months too late, we celebrate Things Are What You Make of Them with a book reading at Strand Bookstore's Soho location, inside Artists & Fleas. It's a lot of books, a lot of artist goods, and a whole lot of this tiny rainbow book. Join Strand Bookstore and Artist & Fleas Soho for an evening of creative inspiration with Brooklyn artist Adam J. Kurtz as he…

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LadyLand Festival

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Mirage, Brooklyn, NY United States

Adam J. Kurtz will be selling books, stationery, and accessories as part of Pop Souk at LadyLand 2018. https://www.ladylandfestival.com

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July 2018

PMZF: Pete’s Mini Zine Fair

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

Find Adam J. Kurtz at PMZF 2018! facebook.com/events/1790188944616901

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September 2018

Guest lecture at OCADU

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1 Canada

Adam J. Kurtz will speak to students at OCADU in Toronto. A limited number of books and merchandise will be available for sale (CASH ONLY SORRY) at the event. You may also bring your own books for signing. Open to the public. Details at https://www2.ocadu.ca/event/a-conversation-about-art-with-adam-j-kurtz

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Guest lecture at MassArt

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MassArt, 621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Adam J. Kurtz will present a guest lecture at MassArt. Books will be available for purchase and signing afterwards. Open to the public. Details at calendar.massart.edu/event/adam_kurtz_lecture.

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Adam J. Kurtz at DragCon NYC

September 28 - September 30
Javitz Center, 655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001 United States

Adam J. Kurtz will be an artist vendor at RuPaul's DragCon NYC. Ticket info at rupaulsdragcon.com

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October 2018

Adam J. Kurtz at Creative Works Conference

October 4 - October 6
Halloran Centre, 225 South Main Street
Downtown Memphis, TN 38103 United States

Adam will be a speaker and artist vendor at Creative Works Conference 2018. Tickets and info at conference.creativeworks.co.

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Adam J. Kurtz at Adobe MAX

October 15 - October 17
LA Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States

Adam J. Kurtz will be speaking at Adobe MAX 2018 as well as appearing in the Artist Marketplace. Visit max.adobe.com for info and tickets.

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Minding The Store Book Launch

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fishs Eddy, 889 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 United States

Join us at Fishs Eddy for the release of "Minding The Store" by Julie Gaines! Adam will be in conversation with the Fishs Eddy co-founder discussing the new book, an illustrated history of the store's origin.

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November 2018

Draft & Draw

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Adam will host Draft & Draw, a NYC-based event series. Details and ticket info TBA at draftanddraw.com.

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