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Weekly Calendar 8/9-8/15

The Indypendent Aug 9, 2010

TUE AUG 10
10:30am · FREE
HEARING/RALLY: SAVE COMMUNITY GARDENS
Rally around the hearing and let them know how you feel about saving our community gardens! Bring instruments and props – be creative! Remember if you want to speak at this Public Hearing, email by August 9th Laura Velle, at Laura.LaVelle@parks.nyc.gov and write, I intend to make a statement at the August 10th Public Hearing on the Parks and HPD Rules for Community Gardens. Please add my name to the list of speakers.
Chelsea Rec center, 430 West 25th St
212-802-8222 · times-up.org

3:30 · FREE
WELLNESS: CAPOREIRA AT PIER 46
Join FIERCE and Karina Claudio of Globe of Make the Road in a free introduction to Capoeira workout. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazillian art form that combines elements of martial arts, music, and dance. The event will be on Pier 46 in the west village for an hour of fun and wellness. Space is limited so RSVP. Metrocards and snacks will be provided. Contact Chey or Veronica to RSVP.
Pier 46
cheyenne@fiercenyc.org veronica@fiercenyc.org · fiercenyc.org

WED AUG 11
7:30pm · Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
FILM SCREENING: NY STATE OF MIND
Part of the Visual Liberation Film Festival, Brecht Forum will be screening Red Squad and CBS Tries the New York Three. Red Squad turns the lens on the notorious undercover police agency responsible for spying on political dissidents. The award-winning documentary was a student project of Suchler brothers under the guidance of Martin Scorcese. CBS is a counterpoint to the film Badge of the Assassin (1983) and features political prisoner rights activists Safiya Bukari and New York Three defendants Herman Bell, Albert Nuh Washington and Jalil Muntaqin.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 · brechtforum.org

THU AUG 12
7pm · FREE
READING: PEGI DEITZ “ABE IN ARMS”
In the adult novel “Abe in Arms,” author Pegi Deitz Shea provides a satisfying portrait of an adopted young man whom is succeeding in his American adolescence while enduring horrific flashbacks from his former life in war-torn Africa. It is an action-filled book with a surprising, believable, and gratifying conclusion. Join her for a reading from the book and a discussion of effects of child soldiering. Pegi Deitz Shea has brought the worlds of refugees, immigrants, and child laborers to readers of all ages through her books, including “The Whispering Cloth,” and “Tangled Threads.”
Bluestockings Books, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 · bluestockings.com

6pm · FREE
BIKE RIDE: NYC BANDS DANCE RIDE
Short and sweet dance ride blasting the best NYC homegrown bands. Ride ends at a free concert of local favorite, White Rabbits, at East River amphitheater. Chip in a few clams and we’ll get a picnic for the show.
Tompkins Square Park
212-802-8222 · times-up.org

THU AUG 12, FRI AUG 13
8pm · $5-15 Sliding Scale
THEATER: “Spenard” + “Next Stop, Nightmare”
Come enjoy “Spenard” a piece by Josh Medsker. Six characters, six monologues. A play about Alaska, with no wildlife in sight. People who’ve grown accustomed to looking for… a way out. Also the piece “Next Stop, Nightmare” by Jason Black. What do goat meat, genocide, and Patrick Dempsey have in common? A girl named Mandi. Mandi and Rusty’s trip upstate takes an unexpected turn. Next Stop, Greenwich Village? No. Next Stop, Nightmare.
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street
212-254-3697 · abcnorio.org

FRI AUG 13
8pm · $15 advance / $20 day of
SHOW: BLACK AUGUST HIP HOP BENEFIT
The Black August Hip Hop project returns in 2010 with a packed line up of artists! Featuring performances by: Dead Prez, Pharoahe Monch, Homeboy Sandman, ADM and many more.
Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th St
212-414-5994 · mxgm.org

7pm · FREE
READING: AMY HATKOFF “THE INNER WORLD OF FARM ANIMALS”
Farm animals ain’t just crops. They are social, emotional, and intelligent creatures. And much like humans, they suffer physical pain and mental anguish. Join author Amy Hatkoff for a reading and discussion of “The Inner World of Farm Animals,” which outlines the research on the intellectual and emotional abilities of farm animals, and also provides touching stories and soulful photographs.
Bluestockings Books, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 · bluestockings.com

SAT AUG 14
12pm · FREE
PICNIC: AUDRE LORDE PROJECT’S 13TH ANNUAL CHILLIN N GRILLIN
Community Outing & Bar-B-Q  Co-Sponsored by FIERCE, The Inner Child Experience, Latina Transgender Initiative, and Latinos/as Unidos de New York (LUNY) Bring yourself, your family & your friends. Pack a lunch basket, blanket, beverages & your favorite outdoor games. BBQ-type foods, salads, side dishes, vegetarian selections, bottled water & ice will be provided. Several organized games and activities await you!
Prospect Park, entrance on Prospect Park West and 5th St
718-596-0342 · alp.org

1pm · FREE
ART FESTIVAL: THE STOOP
Stoops are known for being a common meeting ground for people to share stories and relax. With this in mind, F.O.K.U.S. designed The Stoop, its annual summer arts event, to serve as the artistic physical crossroads between individuals, communities and their respective artistic experiences.
Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Ave and N. Portland, Bklyn
press@onefokus.org · onefokus.org

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