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INDY EVENTS CALENDAR AUG 14-21

The Indypendent Aug 15, 2009

FRI AUG 14
9am • Free
ACTION: DEFEND VICTOR TORO, AMNESTY FOR THE MILLIONS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS
Protestors will show solidarity with Chilean activist and exile Victor Toro, who faces deportation as his case goes before an immigration judge.
Foley Square, near 26 Federal Plaza
718-292-6137

FRI AUG 14
7pm • Free
CONCERT: SLAVIC SOUL PARTY
Come enjoy fiery Gypsy brass and soulful Balkan at this performance.
Lincoln Center Plaza
70 Lincoln Center Plaza • 212.875.5000

FRI AUG 14
7-8pm • Free
READING: LUIS CHALUISAN
The renowned Nuyorican literary figure Luis Chaluisan will share his collection of poetry, photography, artwork, comedic essays and short stories from his book Spic Chic: Adventures of the Last Nuyorican.
McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St
mcnallyjackson.com • 212-274-1160

SAT AUG 15
12-2pm • Free
ACTION: RALLY WITH STELLA D’ORO WORKERS AND SUPPORTERS
Demonstrators will mark the one-year anniversary of the confectionary workers’ successful 11-month strike against a corporate buyout by Brynwood Partners, and reiterate demands for preserving union jobs and preventing factory relocation.
Stella D’oro Biscuit Co.
184 W 237th St, Bronx
stelladorostrike.com

SAT AUG 15
3pm • $7
CONCERT: ASYMMETRIC WARFARE/PLAGUE/(A)TRUTH/ASHTRAY DIRT/ ALL TURN UP!
The ABC No Rio center presents a sampling of hard-core music. Asymmetric Warfare (political metallic crust-punk from Seattle), Plague (hate from New Hampshire), (A)Truth (local bilingual anarcho punk), Ashtray Dirt (metallic sex sludge) and All Turn Up! (local hardcore punk).
ABC No Rio
156 Rivington St
abcnorio.org

SAT AUG 15
8pm • $9 (Additional $6 or $16 donation suggested)
FILM SCREENING: WHERE YOU LIVE
Eugenio Polgovsky’s documentary film, Los Herederos (The Inheritors), tells the compelling story of children helping their families survive poverty in rural Latin America, and explores issues of child labor and absent educational opportunities. Live music by Mexico City’s Lazaro Valiente will precede the film.
El Museo Del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave
rooftopfilms.com • 718-417-7362

SAT AUG 15
10pm • $10 w/ flyer, $12 w/out
EVENT: HIP HOP & POETRY SHOWCASE & OPEN MIC
The third Saturday of every month The Nuyorican Poets Café gives young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers.
Nuyorican Poets Cade
236 East 3rd St.
nuyorican.org

SUN AUG 16
7pm • $5 Suggested
DISCUSSION: MAZWI NZIMANDE AND THE SHACK DWELLERS MOVEMENT
The young activist Mazwi Nzimande will speak about the campaign for affordable and quality housing in South Africa and its emergence as the largest anti-poverty movement in the post-apartheid era.
Bluestockings
172 Allen St
bluestockings.org • (212) 777-6028

SUN AUG 16
8pm-1am • $10 Suggested
THEATER: “MIRROR ORGANISM”
The Anarchic Art Lab is a collective of visual artists, performers, musicians, dancers and genre-benders who explore themes of reflection, transformation and transgression in their production.
The Living Theatre
21 Clinton St
livingtheatre.org • (212) 792-8050

MON AUG 17
6:30-8:30pm • Free
CONCERT/PERFORMANCE: MENTA ARTIST COLLECTIVE
Hip-hop performers Majestik Originality, StarPower and Mercury the Maroon; indie rock artist Jerry Oulds (J. Lee); poetic rock musician Bonafide Rojas; and collective founders Alta Berri and Glendaliz Camacho will present their work.
La Pregunta Arts Café
1528 Amsterdam Ave
nyslittree.org • 917-627-2803

TUE AUG 18
7pm • Free
LECTURE: THE CRISIS OF ZIONISM AND THE PROSPECTS FOR REVOLUTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Yossi Schwartz of the International Socialist League of Israel/Occupied Palestine explains the need for pan-Arab and Palestinian workers’ revolutions to overthrow the state of Israel.
LGBT Community Center
208 W 13th St, room 410
lrp-cofi.org • lrpcofi@earthlink.net • 212-330-9017

TUE AUG 18
7pm – 8pm • Free
READING: VICTOR LAVALLE
The author’s newest novel, The Big Machine, is an adventure of doubt and faith on the margins of America starring a heroin addict named Ricky Rice.
McNally Jackson
52 Prince St
mcnallyjackson.com • 212 274 1160

WED AUG 19
12:30pm • $8
FILM PREMIERE: “THE HEADLESS WOMAN”
The latest film by the leading director of the Argentine renaissance, Lucrecia Martel, explores existentialism with dark humor.
Film Forum
209 W Houston St
filmforum.org • 212-621-8110

WED AUG 19
7:30pm • Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
FILM: ON THE JUCHE IDEA
The Brecht Forum presents four films regarding North Korean Propaganda, theirs and ours:
The Crime of Korea (1950), The Parade of the Korean People’s Army (2002),
Always Working Together for the People (1993) and Cunnilingus in North Korea (2007).
Brecht Forum
451 West St
brechtforum.org • 212-242-4201

THU AUG 20
12:30pm • $8
THEATER: MARK TWAIN’S LAST STAND: A ONE-MAN SHOW BY ALAN KITTY
Mark Twain in modern-day America, in a mesmerizing and authentic impersonation of the satirist.
New York Public Library
Grand Central Branch
135 E 46th St
nypl.org • 212-621-0670

FRI AUG 21
6pm – 8pm • $5 Suggested donation
DISCUSSION: SISTAH, THE SEX SERIES: SEX AND INTIMACY
Some women have concerns when it comes to getting close with their partner/lover. Why is that? What do you think is going on? It’s time to chat!
The Center
208 West 13th Street
gaycenter.org • 212-620-7310

FRI AUG 21
7pm • Free
PERFORMANCE: “PIECES FOR REVOLUTION” OPEN MIC
Radical artists will speak passionately about using art as an instrument for liberation from capitalism and imperialism.
Revolution Books
146 W 26th St
revolutionbooksnyc.org • pricetagsart@yahoo.com • 212-691-3345

FRI AUG 21
7pm • $8
PERFORMANCE: CARLOS ANDRES GOMEZ POETRY SHOWCASE
The hip hop/spoken word artist and star of HBO’s “Def Poetry” and Spike Lee’s “Inside Man” will return to New York City for an unforgettable night of poetry.
Nuyorican Poets Café
236 E 3rd St
nuyorican.org • 212-780-9386

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