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INDY EVENTS CALENDAR AUG 21-28

The Indypendent Aug 21, 2009

FRI AUG 21

12-1:30pm • Free

ACTION: TIMES SQUARE COUNTER-RECRUITING

Join the Granny Peace Brigade at the Armed Forces Career Center to demand an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to oppose U.S. military recruiting.

Armed Forces Recruiting Station, Times Sq.

Btwn B’way and Seventh Ave

grannypeacebrigade.org

 

SAT AUG 22

10am-2pm • Free

EVENT: GREENING THE GOWANUS

The clean up will begin with the construction and painting of birdhouses and bat houses, followed by the clean up and greening of Degraw and nearby streets and planted areas.

Degraw St off Nevins St

gowanuscanalconservancy.org (718) 541-4378

 

SAT AUG 22

3pm-7pm • $7

CONCERT: BULIDING BENEFIT-FUTURE VIRGINS+ADD/C+MORE!

Future Virgins (Chattanooga raw and catchy punk), ADD/C (Chattanooga!), Bubonic Bear (doom from Philly) and Cut it Out (punk from South Jersey) will perform at a benefit for ABC No Rio’s building fund.

ABC No Rio, Gallery/Performance Space

156 Rivington St

abcnorio.org

 

SAT AUG 22

3-8pm • Free

CONCERT: IMMIGRANT RIGHTS FESTIVAL

Radical Women is sponsoring live music performances, with genres including Cumbia, Bachata, Rancheras, Salsa, Merengue, Punta, Ritmos Africanos and Musica Urbana.

Brook Park

141st St and Brook Ave, Bx

radicalwomen.org • (718) 292-6137

 

SAT AUG 22

4pm • $10/$12 Sliding scale

EVENT: SAVE LA PREGUNTA ARTS FUNDRAISER

Fans are welcome to make donations to help with rent payments in tough economic times. Participants can enter a raffle to win prizes, including gift certificates, clothes, and artwork.

La Pregunta Café

1528 Amsterdam Ave

lapregunta.net • (347) 591-6387


SUN AUG 23

1:15pm • Free

FILM SCREENING: RESISTANCE CINEMA PRESENTS A SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE

Two short documentary films, Sit-In On The Sea (2006) and No Dal Molin (2007), depict the resistance of local residents in Okinawa, Japan, and Vicenza, Italy, to the construction and expansion of U.S. military bases.

Community Church of New York, Gallery Room

28 E 35th St

russellbranca.com • (718) 843-0515


SUN AUG 23

2pm • Free

EVENT: BEHIND THE LENS: NEW YORK CITY’S SHELTER DOGS

Photographer Charlotte Dumas will speak about her portraits of New York City shelter dogs, now on view in “Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered,” followed by a discussion with dog handlers from Animal Care & Control of New York City about their work in rescuing, caring for, and finding homes for homeless and abandoned animals throughout the five boroughs.

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Ave

mcny.org (212) 534-1672

 

SUN AUG 23

4pm • $15

PLAY: CALL ME CRAZY: DIARY OF A MAD SOCIAL WORKER

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. Call Me Crazy is a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.

Nuyorican Poets Café

236 East 3rd St

nuyorican.org

 

MON AUG 24

7:30pm • Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15

EVENT: THE WILL TO RESIST, SOLDIERS WHO REFUSE TO FIGHT IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

Dahr Jamail, author of Beyond the Green Zone and winner with Mohammed Omer of the 2007 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, discusses the movement of military resistance to the occupation of Iraq.

Brecht Forum

451 West St

brechtforum.org • (212) 242-4201

 

TUE AUG 25

5pm-8pm • Free

EVENT: RTTC CONDO CANVAS DAY

Do you see all the empty condos throughout the city? Wouldn’t it be great if low-income people of color could live in those luxury apartments? That’s exactly what Right to the City-New York is fighting for—come join the effort.

FIERCE

147 W 24th St, 6th Fl

fiercenyc.org • (646) 336-6789, ext. 208

 

TUE AUG 25

7pm • $5 Suggested

FILM SCREENING: LESSIN AND DEAL’S TROUBLE THE WATER

Join filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal for the DVD release of Trouble The Water, their Academy Award-nominated documentary about New Orleans residents’ struggle to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Katrina.

Bluestockings

172 Allen St

bluestockings.com • (212) 777-6028


WED AUG 26

6pm • Free

DISCUSSION: COMMUNITY REPORT BACK ON THE EL BARRIO TENT CITY

Picture the Homeless will report on the Tent City takeover of an empty lot last month in El Barrio/East Harlem. The forum will feature videos of the day’s activities and activists will discuss the campaign’s future.

St. Mary’s Church

521 W 126th St

(212) 864-4013

 

WED AUG 26

7:30pm • $6/$10/$15 Sliding scale

FILM SCREENING: THE GREATEST THREAT

A series of four short films chronicling the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party will be shown: Huey! (1968), Bobby Seale (1969), Black Panthers in Chicago (1969) and The Death of a Revolutionary (1971).

Brecht Forum

451 West St

brechtforum.org • (212) 242-4201


THU AUG 27           

6:30pm • Free

FILM SCREENING: DREAMS DIE HARD

Peggy Callahan’s film about slavery in modern-day America profiles victims of sexual exploitation, involuntary domestic servitude and forced farm labor.

Bloomingdale Branch Library

150 W 100th St

nypl.org • (212) 222-8030


THU AUG 27

7pm Free

READING: RAKESH SATYAK BLUE BOY

Novelist Rakesh Satyal will read from Blue Boy, a coming of age story about an Indian-American boy’s recognition of his homosexuality and his transformation from mere mortal into a deity. This reading was organized by SALGA-NYC, a social and political network for LGBTQ folks of South Asian descent.

Bluestockings

172 Allen St

bluestockings.com (212) 777-6028

 

FRI AUG 28           

4-6pm • Free

ACTION: SOLIDARITY MARCH AGAINST THE COUP D’ETAT IN HONDURAS

Activists will demand an end to the new coup regime in Honduras and condemn human rights abuses.

Times Sq.

44th St and B’way

iacenter.org

 

FRI AUG 28

7:30pm • Free

FILM SCREENING: REVOLUTION: WHY IT’S NECESSARY; WHY IT’S POSSIBLE; WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

This film features excerpts from a 2003 speech by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, about his radical background and his bold revolutionary vision.

Washington Square Park

W. 4th St and Waverly Pl

revolutionbooks.org • (212) 691-3345


FRI AUG 28

8pm · Free

CONCERT: SQUIGGLETONE MUSIC COMPANY (GARDEN SHOW)

Strange, weird and beautiful flexing from Chris Fedosky’s twisted mind and ensemble.

285 East 3rd St

tribes.org · 212-674-3778

http://www.tribes.org/web/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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