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Community Calendar (April 29-May 10)

The Indypendent Apr 30, 2006

EVERY TUESDAY:
7pm
The Indypendent holds open meetings at our office. 4 W. 43rd St., Suite 311

SATURDAY, APRIL 29
6:30-10pm • $8 – 10 sliding scale
MAY DAY BOOKS VEGAN VS CARNIVORE BBQ
Great homemade food, quality brews, and some good ol’ rock n roll! Cheap drinks aplenty, All-U-Can-Eat!
14 Meadow Street in Brooklyn Take the L train to Grand St. Stay on Grand, cross Bushwick and walk (East) one block to Waterbury. Make a right onto Waterbury and walk 3 short blocks to Meadow St.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30
10am – 6pm • $5.00
CHERRYBLOSSOMFEST
Brooklyn Botanical Garden (1000 Washington Avenue)

3 – 6pm • Sliding Scale
SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES
For women and transgendered people. Open to students of all abilities & skill levels. To Register, 718-788-1775. Free childcare available. 421 Fifth Ave., Bklyn. Contact: info@cae-bklyn.org

2 – 6pm • Free
THE BLACKKAT MAYDAY PARTY
hosted by Jason BK and Chrome. Line up includes: Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee, get a lesson in the history of the scratch from GrandWizzard Theodore and Johnny “Juice” Rosado, and a guest set from CX Kidtronik. Sponsored by Free NYC. Tompkins Square Park (7th St. side btw A and B)

6pm – Midnight
CUT-A-THON
Supercuts on St. Mark’s Place is holding a cut-a-thon to benefit the Innocence Project. The best Supercuts stylists from around the city will be offering cuts for a minimum donation of only $5 from 6pm to midnight on April 30. All proceeds will benefit the Innocence Project, a legal services organization dedicated to freeing the wrongfully convicted.
More info: 212-364-5355. Supercuts on 19 St. Mark’s Place #23 between 2nd & 3rd Avenues http://www.innocenceproject.org

TUESDAY, MAY 2
ALTERNATIVES TO THE MILITARY CAREER FAIR.
Location TBA. Sponsor by YA-YA Network. Info/RSVP: 212-239-0022 YaYaNetNYC@aol.com

7pm • Free
SCREENING: MICHAEL ZEWIG “MEETING FACE TO FACE”
This documentary brings the voices of Iraqi working people directly into the conversation about the Occupation and what should be done.
Blue Stockings 172 Allen btw Stanton and Rivington

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
6pm • Free
KATRINA ON THE GROUND
Reportbacks from students and community activists who traveled to New Orleans for spring break W/Katrina on the Ground. Also an update on Katrina survivors in NYC. Sponsors: Women of Color Policy Network & By Any Means NYC Student Coalition (NYU, Fordham & Columbia).
Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd fl. RSVP/info: Taja@nyu.edu

6 – 8pm
OPEN SOFTWARE DISCUSSION
Columbia professor Eben Moglen will discuss the importance of free software and how the public can defend it from media concentrators. Presented by the Internet Society of New York.
Jefferson Market Branch Library 6th Ave. & 9th St.

THURSDAY, MAY 4
6pm – $10
ARMAGEDDON AND INDIAN POINT
A conversation with Helen Caldicott and Jonathan Schell.
The New School, Tishman Auditorium 66 West 12th St.

7pm – Free
READING: “WOMEN IN IRAN – THEN AND NOW”
An evening of readings and conversation with four Iranian women as they discuss their works and the changing status of women in Iran.
Blue Stockings, 172 Allen

7:30 – 10pm • Suggested donation: $6/$10/$15 – No one turned away.
BOOK PARTY WITH GREG GRANDIN,
author of The Rise of the New Imperialism and The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America in the Cold War.
The Brecht Forum, 451 West St. Between Bank & Bethune in the W. Village

FRIDAY, MAY 5
8pm • $10
MUSIC: SOUNDS OF PROTEST
Cinco de Mayo music-politics-celebration, full rights for immigrants Live music & dancing, DJs, slam poets, MCs, great raffle prizes. Sponsor: Center for Economic Research & Social Change.
Pollo Bravo, 116th btw 2nd & 3rd Aves. Info: lwengraf@earthlink.net

8pm • $12
“CHANGE THE WORLD: AN EVENING OF THE SONG & POETRY OF BERTOLT BRECHT”
Benefit performance for Bkn Parents for Peace. W/Sarah Safford (dancer/puppeteer), singers from Harmonic Insurgence and much more.
Old Stone House, 5th Ave, btw 3rd & 4th Sts, Park Slope, Bklyn. Info: bpfp@brooklynpeace.org

MONDAY, MAY 8
6:30 PM • FREE
LADIES’ BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
Learn the basics of bicycle repair from female mechanics at our workshop designed by and for women.
49 E. Houston St. (between Mott & Mulberry).

THURSDAY MAY 11
6:30pm • FREE
COVERING OUR BASES: A PUBLIC CONVERSATION ON YOUTH AND MILITARY RECRUITMENT
Representatives from El Puente, New York Civil Liberties Union, Paper Tiger TV, The Dominican Women’s Development Center, Uptown Youth for Peace and Justice and Peace Action New York State will speak.
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. Rooms C201-C202 continuinged@gc.cuny.edu 212-817-8215

7PM • $5-10 Suggested
Screening: REEL VENUS FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASE
Launched in 2003, this festival features women filmmakers whose work pushes traditional boundaries.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St.

THURSDAY MAY 11 – MAY 16
OPERATION REFUSE WAR: A WEEK OF ACTION UNITING G.I. RESISTERS. youth@warresisters.org & http://operationrefusewar. org