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INDY EVENTS CALENDAR AUG 28-SEPT 4

The Indypendent Aug 28, 2009

FRI AUG 28
7:30pm • Free
FILM SCREENING: SKIDDLES
Come enjoy and outside screening of Erwin “Brooklyn” Brown’s film, Skiddles. When Tiny, the most popular girl in school breaks up with Jason after only two days, it’s up him and his friends find out why. This short film is set in the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. There will also be a dance performance by Purelements.
Fulton Park
Stuyvesant & Tubman, Bk
mocada.org

FRI AUG 28
10pm •
PERFORMANCE: ILU AYE—EL TAMBOR DEL MUNDO
Come hear the African Caribbean rhythms of Ilu Aye, a musical collective founded in 2004 that celebrate the connections between the peoples and cultures of the African Diaspora by bringing together Afro-Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Cuban percussionists and singers.
La Pregunta Arts Café
1528 Amsterdam Ave
lapregunta.net • (347) 438-3236

SAT AUG 29
9am • Free
BLOCK PARTY: BETTER COMMUNITY GARDEN
The gardeners from A Better Community Garden in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn invite you to join them for an all-day summer block party outside of their garden. Inside, there will be food, workshops, activities for children, music, live drums and dance.
A Better Community Garden
13-21 Hunterfly (Btwn Atlantic Ave & Herkimer St), Bk
nycgovparks.org • (212) 788-8070

SAT AUG 29
12-6pm • Free
EVENT: ST. MARY’S BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT
Activities include sports, arts & crafts, games, entertainment, Double Dutch contest and dance contest. Health screenings, along with back to school supplies, will also be provided.
St. Mary’s Park
St. Ann’s Ave & E 149th St, Bx
nycgovparks.org

SAT AUG 29
12-4pm • Free
RALLY: UNITY WALK AND RALLY FOR HEALTH CARE REFORM
Date and Time: Aug 29 2009 – 12:00pm / 4:00 pm
Join New Yorkers as they rally in support of inclusive, progressive health care reform.
Meet at St. Luke’s at noon before marching to Times Square for the rally, where groups including Raising Women’s Voices, Planned Parenthood of NYC, Community Healthcare Network, NARAL Pro-Choice NY, WCLA-Choices Matters and Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health will participate.
St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital
59th Street and 10th Ave
nyclu.org • (212) 607-3339
asamach@nyclu.org

SAT AUG 29
3-7pm • $7
PERFORMANCE: SHE RIDES, HOLLOWS, JAMM BOXX AND EINE KLEINE CHIN MUZIK
Come hear music from She Rides (rocking punk from Rhode Island), Hollows (sick Providence riff rock), Jamm Boxx (pop punk from Wisconsin) and Eine Kleine Chin Muzik  (pop punk).
ABC No Rio, Gallery/Performance Space
156 Rivington St
abcnorio.org • (212) 254-3697

SAT AUG 29
6pm • $3/$9 (sliding scale)
EVENT: WOMEN’S RIGHTS DAY CELEBRATION
A Sizzling Barbecue Buffet will be served at 6 pm, followed by a presentation by guest speaker Anne Slater at 7 pm. Dinner donation is $9 and door donation is $3 (sliding scale and work exchanges available for strikers and low income). Proceeds will benefit the $45,000 Radical Women Fund Drive. Slater is an organizer mobilizing women and their allies to stand against rightwing racism, layoffs and state budget cuts. She is a member of the Queer Ally Coalition and a longtime abortion clinic defender.
Freedom Hall
113 W 128th St
socialism.com • (212) 222-0633

SAT AUG 29
9pm • Free
SCREENING: BRONX PRINCESS AND NORA
A free outdoor screening of two films that tell the stories of strong-willed women surviving, learning and dancing as they journey between New York and Africa. Live music and performances presented by Sound Fix records at 7 pm, and a Q&A with the filmmaker will follow the screening at 10:30 pm.
Mullaly Park
River Ave & E 165th St, Bx
rooftopfilms.com

SUN AUG 30
9am • Free
EVENT: PEDAL TO PRESERVE PELHAM BAY PARK
Join environmental and biking organizations as they embark on a 25-mile one-way bicycle ride along existing and proposed portions of the East Coast Greenway in Manhattan and the Bronx in an effort to increase awareness of the city’s biggest park. Upon arrival at the Liberty Memorial in Pelham Bay, participants will work with local environmental groups to clear out trash and invasive species and learn about the nature of the park.
Bike & Roll
Pier 84
557 12th Ave
times-up.org • at4358a@yahoo.com

SUN AUG 30
7pm • Free
READING: PALESTINE IN PIECES
Join Kathleen and Bill Christison for a discussion of Palestine in Pieces: Graphic Perspectives on the Israeli Occupation, their book of stories and photos documenting the occupation. Both authors are former CIA political analysts and regular contributors about U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East for Counterpunch.
Bluestockings
172 Allen St
bluestockings.com • (212) 777-6028

SUN AUG 30
8pm • $5 Suggested donation
READING: NO FELLOW TRAVELER, SHE
This staged reading marks the English-language premier of the Russian playwright Osip Brik, who was first assimilated and then banned by the Soviets. The personal is the political in his 1922 study of politics and romance subtitled The Lady and the Communist.
The Living Theatre
21 Clinton St
livingtheatre.org • (212) 792-8050

MON AUG 31
6pm • Free
DISCUSSION: FORUM ON STELLA D’ORO, HOSTED BY DISTRICT COUNCIL 37
The Local 375 “Labor/Community Unity Committee,” along with District Council 37, invites Stella D’oro workers and their supporters to attend a public meeting to participate in a discussion with strike leaders, labor organizers and activists to strategize the next step as workers struggle to save their jobs.
AFSCME, District Council 37
125 Barclay St, Rm 4
stelladorostrike.com

TUE SEPT 1
7pm • Free
READING: SISTERS IN THE BROTHERHOODS
Against considerable odds, women began entering the ranks of trade workers in the 1970’s. Please join Jane LaTour for a reading and discussion of Sisters in the Brotherhoods: Working Women Organizing for Equality in New York, a collection of oral histories of the working women that broke gender barriers, confronted sexist union cultures, and developed new organizations, including the United Tradeswomen.
Bluestockings
172 Allen St
bluestockings.com • (212) 777-6028

WED SEPT 2
DEBATE: MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY CANDIDATES & CIVIL RIGHTS
7-9pm • Free
Come hear the candidates for Manhattan DA share their views on some of the most challenging civil rights and civil liberties issues facing the city. Hosted by the New York Civil Liberties Union and the New York Law School Justice Action Center, the debate will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize winner and former Newsday columnist Les Payne.
New York Law School Auditorium
185 West Broadway at Leonard St
nyclu.org •  (212) 607-3339
arosmarin@nyclu.org

THU SEPT 3
7pm • Free
READING: UNREPENTANT RADICAL EDUCATOR
The subject of Tony Monchinski’s book is the prolific radical author and Queens College (CUNY) political science professor.
Revolution Books
146 W 26th St
revolutionbooksnyc.org • 212-691-3345

THU SEPT 3
7-9pm • $5 suggested donation
EXHIBIT: FERNANDO SALICRUP’S “ESPIRITU DIGITAL”
Come celebrate the opening of an exhibit featuring the artwork of local artist and community activist Fernando Salicrup. Live Latin jazz by Chembo Wilson will follow.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3rd St
nuyorican.org • (212) 780-9386

THU SEPT 3
8pm • $5
POETRY: THE INTANGIBLE SLAM—SEASON OPENER
Come and listen to the opening slam of Intangible Collective’s 2009-2010 Slam Season, hosted by Brian “Omni” Dillon. Attendees are also encouraged to participate for a $100 grand prize and compete for a spot in the Intangible Semi-Final this fall, as well as the Intangible National Slam Team, which will compete in the National Poetry Slam next summer.
Port 41
355 West 41st St
intangiblecollective.com

THU SEPT 3-SUN SEPT 20
8pm (3pm on Sun.) • $20
PLAY: TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH
When a family’s core values are hypocrisy, lies, denial and enabling, it’s a fair bet that relationships will be strained to the breaking point, as aptly demonstrated in the world premiere of Gene Ruffini’s bittersweet drama To Love and To Cherish. Directed by Jessica Zweiman, this play will run through Sept. 20. Show times on Sun. are at 3 p.m.
Theater for the New City, Cino Theater
155 First Ave
theaterforthenewcity.net • (212) 254-1109

FRI SEPT 4
9pm • $12
SCREENING: END OF THE LINE
Come to an outdoor screening of Rupert Murray’s End of the Line, a film that explores the issue of over-fishing and its consequences, from the ocean to the dinner table. Doors open at 8 pm and live music will be presented by Sound Fix Records at 8:30 pm. (This event was originally scheduled for Aug 22 and was re-scheduled for Sept 4 due to rain.)
The Beach at Governor’s Island
rooftopfilms.com

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