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INDY EVENTS CALENDAR: AUG 7-14

The Indypendent Aug 8, 2009

FRI AUG 7-SUN AUG 9
10am • $85
CONFERENCE/BENEFIT: NY GREEN FEST 2009
Learn about sustainable living and Green politics through 35 different presentations and exhibitions, and discuss eco-friendly skills and ideas.
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred University, Alfred, NY
nygreenfest.org • 607-569-2114

FRI AUG 7
5pm-7pm • Free
CLINIC: FRIDAY FISHING CLINICS
Join the Lower East Side Ecology Center as they take people out on boats to fish, using catch and release, to learn more about the water surrounding Manhattan. (Children under 15 should be accompanied by a parent.)
East River Park
East 10th St and the East River
Lesecologycenter.org • info@lesecologycenter.org

FRI AUG 7
7:30pm • Free
FILM: 10TH ANNUAL KIDFLIX FILM FEST
Watch “Slingshot Hip Hop,” Jackie Reem Salloum’s film about rap artists in Palestine and how they relate to the struggles faced by many black youth.
Fulton Park, Stuyvestant & Tubman
mocada.org

SAT AUG 8-SUN AUG 9
SALE: DOLLAR DAYS SALE
Housing Works, which fights AIDS and homelessness, will be selling a variety of books for just $1 at its Bookstore Café.
Bookstore Café
126 Crosby St
housingworks.org • 212-334-3324

SAT AUG 8
7am-1pm • Free
EVENT: SUMMER STREETS ROUND TRIP RIDES
Transportation Alternatives is leading round-trip rides from Queens, Inwood, Brooklyn and the Bronx and supplying dozens of volunteers to help New Yorkers get around Summer Streets. There is no official starting or end point for Summer Streets; you can join in anytime and anywhere throughout the day.
Summer Streets

SAT AUG 8
1:30pm • Free (Reservation required)
FILM SCREENING: “DO THE RIGHT THING”
Spike Lee’s 1989 masterpiece on New York City race relations will be shown on the 20th anniversary of its making.
New York Public Library, Grand Concourse Branch
155 E 173rd St, Bronx
nypl.org • 718-583-6611

SAT AUG 8
5pm-7pm • $6
PRESENTATION: KEV O’KANE, A PAST LIFE REGRESSIONIST
O’Kane, presented by the Moonfire Empowerment & Spirituality Network, will speak about the “Upcoming Shift in Consciousness.”
The LGBT Center
208 W 13th St
Lgbtcenter.org • 212-222-2467

SUN AUG 9
1pm • Free (Reservation required)
EVENT: JEWS FOR RACIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC

Individuals will discuss the mission, goals and accomplishments of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. Donations welcome.
Prospect Park (near Picnic House), Bklyn
jrfrej.org • lane@jfrej.org • 212-647-8966

SUN AUG 9
2:30pm • Free
COMMEMORATION: HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI MEMORIAL
A film on nuclear disarmament will be shown, followed by a discussion led by peace activists Cheryl Wertz and Mary Beth Moore. Participants will march to Washington Square Park in silence for a brief vigil.
St. Joseph’s Parish House
371 Sixth Ave
unitedforpeace.org • 212-420-0250

SUN AUG 9
4pm • Free
DISCUSSION: A TERRORIST PLOT THWARTED? OR ILLEGAL FBI ENTRAPMENT?
Meet with the family members of the Newburgh Four, who have been accused of terrorist acts, for a talk about their personal struggles, civil liberties and the FBI’s use of entrapment.
292 W 234th St, Bronx
panys.org • 212-799-4686

MON AUG 10
6pm-8pm • RSVP Required
EVENT: WEST VILLAGE WALKING TOUR FOR FIERCE (fiercenyc.org) ALLIES
Walk from Stonewall Inn to Christopher St Pier and learn the history of the neighborhood and the struggles facing LGBTQ youth of color.
FIERCE
147 West 24th Street, 6th Floor
fiercenyc.org • 646-336-6789

MON AUG 10
6pm-8pm • Free
WORKSHOP: SEX & THE CITY
Learn about past and present experiences of sexual and gender minorities in U.S. cities and discuss the policing of sex and gay neighborhoods with Christina B. Hanhardt.
LGBT Community Center
208 W 13th St, rm 101
clags@gc.cuny.edu • 212-817-1955

MON AUG 10
6:30pm • Free
LECTURE: GRAFFITI LIVES: BEYOND THE TAG IN NEW YORK’S URBAN UNDERGROUND
Baruch College professor Gregory J. Snyder speaks about the graffiti presence in New York’s cityscape, contemporary graffiti culture and the escapades of graffiti artists.
New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch
455 Fifth Ave
nypl.org • 212-340-0833

MON AUG 10
7pm-8pm • Free
READING: INDIE PRESS SERIES: SARABANDE BOOKS
Readings by Gabriel Fried, author of Making the New Lamb Take and Cate Marvin, author of Fragments of the Head of a Queen.
McNally Jackson
52 Prince St
mcnallyjackson.com • 212 274 1160

MON AUG 10
7pm-9pm • Free
EVENT: TELL ME A STORY…LGBTQ STUDIES PANEL
Panelists will elaborate on their practice and various narrative strategies. Whether on the dance floor or gallery walls, panelists dismantle and re-envision imagined borders between myth and reality. Panelists: Chitra Ganesh, Visual Artist; Ashu Rai, DJ & Promoter; D’Lo, Performance Artist; Sonali Gulati, Filmmaker & Photographer.
The LGBT Center
208 W 13th St
212-817-1955 • clags.org • clagsevents@gc.cuny.edu

TUE AUG 11
6:30pm-8pm • FREE
MEETING: SUSTAINABLE FLATBUSH MONTHLY VOLUNTEER MEETING
Come learn about the movement for a more sustainable Flatbush, hear about new projects and plans and pitch your own ideas.
Vox Pop Café
1022 Cortelyou Rd, Bklyn
Vocpopnet.net • 718-940-2084

TUE AUG 11
7pm • Free
DISCUSSION: ALAIN BADIOU’S “POLITICS OF EMANCIPATION: A COMMUNISM LOCKED WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE BOURGEOIS WORLD”
Panelists Raymond Lotta, Nayi Duniya and J.K.A. will interpret Badiou’s writings on communist theory, revolutionary processes and bourgeois democracy.
Revolution Books
146 W 26th St
revolutionbooksnyc.org • revbooksnyc@yahoo.com • 212-691-3345

TUE AUG 11
7pm
DISCUSSION: IRAN AT THE CROSSROADS: NATIONAL UNITY OR REGIME CHANGE?
Iranian/Iranian-American experts and activists Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Ardeshir Ommani, Sara Flounders, and Simin Royanian will analyze the revitalized opposition movement and unprecedented challenge to Iran’s Islamic theocracy.
Brecht Forum
451 West St
ardeshiromm@optonline.net • 914-273-8852

TUE AUG 11
7pm • Free
READING: “SICK: A COMPILATION ZINE ON PHYSICAL ILLNESS”
Hear from contributors to the zine, which collects peoples’ experiences with physical illness in left or radical communities.
Bluestockings
172 Allen St
info@bluestockings.com • 212-777-6028

TUE AUG 11
7-9pm • Free
READING: “SOMETIMES WE WALK ALONE”
Author Ankur Shah recounts his journey across India, tracing Mahatma Gandhi’s pilgrimage protesting the British colonial taxation of salt.
Bluestockings
172 Allen St
bluestockings.com • 212-777-6028

WED AUG 12
7-10pm • Free
FILM SCREENING: OUTDOOR CINEMA 2009: “TULPAN”

In the third installment of this annual event, award-winning Kazakh director Sergei Dvortsevoy’s romance-comedy will be shown.
Socrates Sculpture Park
3201 Vernon Blvd St, Qns
nycgovparks.org • info@socratessculpturepark.org • 718-956-1819

WED AUG 12
7:30pm • $6/$10/$15 Sliding Scale
FILM: “Right To The City Film Series,” Watch and discuss “For the Living,” “Sunday” and “The Social Life of Small Public Spaces,” three short films about gentrification and urban planning.
The Brecht Forum 451 West St
Brechtforum.org • 212-242-4201

WED AUG 12
7:30pm • Free
FILM: “SEX, OKRA AND SALTED BUTTER”
The African Film Festival presents a Mahmat Saleh Haroun production. An extra-marital affair leads to Hortense’s separation from her traditional African husband, who is in for a ride as he learns about her love affair, his eldest son’s secret love life and the responsibilities of single parenthood.
St. Nicholas Park
135th St and St. Nicholas Av.
africanfilmny.org

WED AUG 12
9pm • $7
EVENT: NIGHT SLAM OPEN, SIGN UP & SLAM
The first 20 poets to sign up will slam and the winner of this night is eligible to perform in the Friday Night Poetry Slam. Get there early and sign the book. Hosted by Jive Poetic
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd St
nuyorican.org
THU AUG 13
4pm-7pm • Free
EVENT: DJ’s SARA-N-NORA MAKE YOU SWEAT!
Sara –n- Nora spin a frenzied and unending dance set as diverse as the inhabitants of Clinton Hill Brooklyn: an eclectic mix of electro-jungle-hop.
Bar Sputnik
262 Taaffe Place, Bklyn
(718) 398-6666

THU AUG 13
7pm • Free (Registration Recommended)
READING: “ALLAH’S GARDEN” BOOK LAUNCH
Author Thomas Hollowell shares excerpts of his book, documenting a Moroccan doctor’s 25-year captivity at the hands of Sahara Desert militants. Moroccan refreshments will be offered. Book-signing to follow.
Idlewild Books
12 W 19th St
idlewild.eventbrite.com • events@idlewildbooks.com • 212-414-8888

THU AUG 13
9pm • $25
CONCERT: TERCER MUNDO
From Ecuador, Tercer Mundo, comes to New York to celebrate their twentieth anniversary.
D’Antigua Bar
84-16 Northern Blvd, Qns
voltajemagazine.com

THU AUG 13- SUN AUG 16
Thu-Sat at 7pm and Sun at 2pm • $18
PERFORMANCE: “JULIUS CAESAR”
This unique Shakespeare production will be presented with an entirely female cast. The world of Caesar is filled with male dominance and to reverse that perspective will provide an interesting experience. Presented by the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company.
The Kraine Theater
85 E 4th St, btwn Second Ave and Bowery
Horsetrade.info • 212-868-4444

THU AUGUST 13
8pm-9:30pm
SESSION: YOGA FOR QUEER AND TRANS – JACOBY
Queer and Trans Yoga is a class specifically for the LGBT community that recognizes and adores the many ways of expressing gender and loving others.
Third Root Community Health Center
380 Marlborough Road, Bklyn
events@thirdroot.org • thirdroot.org • 718-940-9343

FRI AUG 14
Time TBA • Free
RALLY: SUPPORT STELLA D’ORO WORKERS
Urge the Stella D’oro factory to stay in the Bronx so that workers, who recently ended their strike, can keep their jobs and wages.
City Hall
Broadway & Barclay St
Vze2jmhr@verizon.com • 917-497-4231

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