An art event, often staged or pre-scripted, that requires active participation from an audience to come to full fruition.
Fluxus art involved the viewer, relying on the element of chance to shape the ultimate outcome of the piece. The use of chance was also employed by Dada, Marcel Duchamp, and other performance art of the time, such as Happenings.
by The Logical Fallacy May 13, 2017
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It's a more socially acceptable version of "shit happens".
It can be used to:
1)express condolences for someone's situation without offering any apologetic words.
2)respond to a future problems that shows a sense of sadness/aggression towards it, but in a way without trying to complain
3)to shrug off a one's own, or someone else's, minor annoyance
4)substitute for an actual response, while still continuing the conversation
1)"My girlfriend just broke up with me"
It happens.
2)"I'm not looking forward to this physics test tomorrow"
It happens.
3)"I think the cafeteria is out of milk. (Ehh, it happens)"
It happens.
4)"Sounds like you've had a long day"
Yeah, it happens.
by Nosyria March 24, 2013
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/ˈhæpən/ Show Spelled Pronunciation hap-uhn
–verb (used without object)

to ejaculate; to cum;jizz.
Casually:
Jordan: "I was taking a stroll in the park when I happened upon this girl."
Chris: "You win."

In exclamation:
Tyler: "That just happened!"
by Brahmastra October 20, 2009
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Phrase said after something strange or weird has occurred in your presence
by JdogTwodolla November 23, 2010
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1. an event, band, person or anything that is not cool, interesting, or attractive. usually used to give a negative recommendation about something
Man, that girl is not happening. She should put on some more clothes.
by K.D. Freedman February 10, 2009
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a phrase said after u do something stupid or something happens to you. usually used by one of your friends made popular by tom marchin
Garrett stepped in a big pile of dog shit and said fuck, so tom said "it happens"
by goochofficer October 17, 2004
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Modern hippy hipster types who actually accomplish tasks of great magnitude and worth. A happener, much like our modern definition of a hipster, does have certain interests in counter culture lifestyle and the various accouterments that go along with such. The marked difference between a hipster (being frankly the modern version of the hippie or renaissance person), is that happeners are always involved in some great events. Happeners are the hero's of the universe. May statues be built in their honor.
Did you see how intensely that woman back there was involved with her artwork, she was a total happener.
by poisonIvy August 23, 2013
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