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Community Calendar June 15, 2005

The Indypendent Jun 15

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June 9 – 23
$10 general, $7 student, $5 senior
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
This 25-year-old organization works to confront human rights abusers and defend basic freedoms.
ALL Screenings at Walter Reade Theater
at Lincoln Center, 165 W 65th St, Plaza Level
(btwn. Broadway & Amsterdam)
www.hrw.org/iff (212) 875-5600

Sat 18
7pm • FREE
Reading: The Risks of Sunbathing Topless: And Other Funny Stories from the Road. This new collection captures the comedic essence of bad travel, and a uniquely female experience of the possible fiascos of life on the road.
BlueStockings 172 Allen St. betw Stanton and Rivington

8pm • FREE
PHILADANCO
A trailblazer in the African American dance community since 1970, PHILADANCO has become one of the country’s leading dance ensembles.
Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West
& 9th St. Bklyn.

Sun 19
2—6pm • FREE
2005 NYC PRIDE RALLY
Join thousands in support of gay, lesbian, queer and transgendered people.
Bryant Park 6th Ave. and 42nd St.

9am • FREE
Off-road ride on Old Croton Aqueduct
Meet West 242nd St and Broadway, Bronx, last stop 1 train, next to Van Cortlandt Park.

12:30pm • FREE
South Bronx People’s Environmental Tour
Meet at Brook Park, 141st St. and Brook Ave.

5pm—11pm $10
ABC NO RIO Benefit
Charles Cohen, Chris Welcome/Mmike Baggetta, Drew Gardner trio, Diana Wayburn trio, Ed Chang, Francois Grillot/Daniel Levine, Kabloona, Jeff Arnal trio, John Hagen trio, Nick Gianni ens. Robyn Siwula, Ty Cumbie ens. Sam Newsome… and more
156 Rivington St. (btwn. Clinton & Suffolk)

Tues 21
7pm • FREE
Reading: The Lives of Agnes Smedley with author Ruth Price
The story of one of the most significant women of the 20th century — a journalist, feminist heroine, political activist and spy — whose liberated lifestyle stamped her as a woman ahead of her time.
BlueStockings 172 Allen St. btwn. Stanton and Rivington

Wed 22
1:30—3:30pm • FREE
Show Your Support in Court
NY Federal Appeals Court Hearing on Voting Rights Restoration Lawsuits two landmark cases aimed at overturning New York’s felon disfranchisement law, will be heard by all of the active judges of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Please arrive no later than 1:30
*No cells in courtroom
40 Foley Square, 17th floor (4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge or 1,2,3,9 to Chambers St)

Thurs 23
7pm
SCREENING: In the Name of Sugar
The Ongoing Strike at Hacienda Luisita
UNITE HERE Union hall
31 West 15th St Btwn 5th and 6th Aves.

Fri 24
6.30pm $10 advance / $12 at the door
PARTY 4 CUBA to End the Blockade benefiting the 16th IFCO/Pastors for Peace Caravan & the 36th Venceremos Brigade. Entertainment and food. Afro-Cuban music – Xiomara Rodriguez, Pedro Domech and DJ Carlito.
Freedom Hall, 235 W 23rd St. 1/C/E train to 23rd St.
www.ifconews.org 212-926-5757

7pm • FREE
Critical Mass: Manhattan
Union Sq Park North

7:30pm • FREE
SOULIVE / ANTIBALAS AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA
Prospect Park, Prospect Park West & 9th St., Bklyn.

Sat 25
5pm • FREE
NYC DYKE MARCH
Dykes, allies, friends and family welcome!
Bryant Park @ 6th Ave. and 42nd St.
nycdykemarch.org

8:00pm $5-10
DYKE BALL
An event not to be missed!
Theatre for the New City 155 1st. St.

7pm • FREE
Pride Open Mic and Skill Share
Hosted by Leah, Lissy, and Jill March first. Swap words, then stay to swap skills with dykes who know how.
BlueStockings 172 Allen St. btwn Stanton and Rivington

2pm • FREE
23rd Annual Mermaid Parade
Nation’s largest art parade. See website for registration fees if you want in the parade.
Coney Island. Take D, F, Q lines to Stillwell Ave.
www.coneyisland.com/mermaid_2005.shtml

7:30pm • FREE
NEW PORNOGRAPHERS / STARS /
THE SADIES
A host of indie rockers descends on the Bandshell for an early Canada Day fête. Prospect Park West & 9th St. in Park Slope, Bklyn.

Sun 26
11am-10pm • Free
PRIDEFEST
Including vendors, music, performance and dancing
West Village, Greenwich St., Washington St. Clinton St. etc. www.hopinc.org

10:30am • FREE
Beach Ride to Jacob Riis Park
Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge or
11 a.m. Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.
www.timesup.org

5pm • $5
Ping Pong Tournament
A Benefit for the ABC No Rio Building Renovation Fund. All playing levels
welcome! Individuals & Teams!
Sophie’s Pub, E. 5th St btwn A & B
Mon 27
7pm • Donation
Hasta la Victoria Siempre! — A Critical Appraisal of the Cuban Experiment in National Healthcare
Blue Stockings 172 Allen St. btwn Stanton & Rivington

Tues 28
7pm • $3—5 Suggested Donation
Women’s Poetry Jam & Open Mike featuring stories about sexuality, sex, and gender.
Blue Stockings 172 Allen St. btwn Stanton and Rivington

Wed 29
8—9:30pm • FREE
Rev. Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping
The Church of Stop Shopping holds an outrageous gospel revival service.
St Marks Church 131 E. 10th St., at 2nd Ave.
www.revbilly.com

Thurs 30
June 30 – July 4 • FREE
Cycle Messenger World Championships
Messenger races, cargo races, stationalry bike sprints, regular sprints, bunny hops, arm wrestling, gear fixing.
www.nybma.com

Continuous (FREE EVENTS)

Sundays
11am-7pm
Jay St. Market– Performances,
art flea market
Jay & Water St. Brooklyn.

1pm
Food Not Bombs – Cooks at ABC No Rio
156 Rivington St. 212.254.3697

2-6pm
Craft-On – Church of Craft’s Craft-on, weekly meeting to hang out and make stuff
325 Gold Street, No. 2, near Myrtle and Flatbush, A,C,F. 347.249.8470

4pm
Food Not Bombs – Serves in Tompkins Square Park by the Chess tables

5-8pm
Books Thru Bars – Send books to prisoners. To donate email bbc@abcnorio.org 212.254.3697 ext. 323

7pm
DOC.TAILS, Documentaries & cocktails,
DJ after party & drink specials
84 7th Ave. South (btwn Bleecker & Grove)

9pm
Big Blue Kickball Game – McCarren Park Bedford & North 11th, Williamsburg

10pm-Midnight
Open Mic – Spittin Devil Literary Open Mic – poetry, short stories, prose, no slam poetry, hip hop or stand up
359 Metropolitan at Havemeyer, Williamsburg

Mondays
7am
Yoga – Good for all levels; wear comfortable clothes in which knees can bend.
6BC garden 6th St between Aves. B&C

5:30-6:30pm
Peace Vigil – Across from Ground Zero
russellbranca@yahoo.com

6-10pm
Public Speakout – with No Police State.
In Union Square.

5:30—6:30pm
Play Dirty – Craft night, talent optional.
Stain Bar, 766 Grand St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

tuesdays
7pm
Drinking Liberally
Progressive Happy Hour, East River Bar South 6th St, Bedford & Berry, Williamsburg, Bklyn.

thursdays
8am
Qi Gong – breath control, self-massage, and meditation. Wear comfortable clothes 6BC Garden 6th between B & C

3:30-5:50pm
Art and Ecology Workshop – For children ages 8-12. RSVP 212.777.7969

3:30-5:50pm
Protest – End the Occupation, Peace with Justice. Women in Black, (men welcome) Israeli women for peace
14th St. & Broadway, Union Square

7:30pm
DRINKING LIBERALLY Progressive drinking hour Rudy’s, 9th Ave., between 44th & 45th St.

fridays
9pm
Experimental Art Night – Open music jam: Bring your own instruments or use theirs. Collaborative painting. Glass House, 38 South 1st Street, between Kent & Wythe, Williamsburg, Bklyn.

10:30-11:45pm
Liquid Courage – Open Mic Improv Comedy Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. 307 W. 26th St 212.366.9167

Midnight-4:30am
RIGHT RIDES – Free rides home for Women
& Transwomen in Lower East Side & Williamsburg
www.RightRides.org • 718.964.7781