Inspired by both Plato’s Republic and the Mayan creation text the Popul Vuh, Plato’s Porno Cave: The New World may be taken as performance art or sincere spiritual practice. Though, why can’t it be both? The month-long “dream exhibition of overwhelming sensual rapture” will kick off with the activation of the Sun Machine through methods both kinetic and musical to awaken the fabled Sun Lord, who will herald a new era in human consciousness, creating a society that lives by Plato’s conception of utopian justice and allows people to shed past hardships. There will be visual arts, performance, music, film screenings (focusing on Richard Kern, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin and others) and, of course, refreshments for those who still need convincing.
March 2-29, 8 p.m., $5-$10, Little Berlin, 2430 Coral St., 610-308-0579, littleberlin.org.