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December-January Community Calendar

Indy Staff Dec 19

WED DEC 21
7:30pm • $6/$10/$15 
DISCUSSION: REFLECTIONS ON LIBYA: A STATE IN TRANSITION ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT. Younes Abouyoub, a former U.N. consultant for the Darfur peace process, will discuss the current politics of Libya.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 • brechtforum.org 

SUN DEC 25 
4-5:30pm • Free
MEETING: HEALTHCARE FOR THE 99%. Patients need a range of things to stay healthy, including affordable housing, food security and universal healthcare. Come brainstorm with healthcare professionals about how these needs can be addressed.
The Atrium at 60 Wall St
owshealthcare.wordpress.com 

TUE DEC 27
9pm • $10
READING: BRIAN “OMNI” DILLON’S EAT THE RICH BOOK RELEASE. Nuyorican’s writer-in-residence launches his first book with performances by Nisha Asnani, Bamboo MC, Michael Lee, Chris Milea and more.
Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, 236 3rd St
212-780-9386 • brianomnidillon.tumblr.com 

WED DEC 28
7-9pm • $8 Sugg
EVENT: RADICAL WOMEN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE — ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR REVOLUTION! COME GET POLITICALLY ENERGIZED AS 2011 DRAWS TO A CLOSE. Program will include poetry and a sing-a-long of familiar holiday tunes with tradition-bending lyrics. A hearty supper will be served at 7 p.m.
Freedom Hall, 113 W 128 St
212-222-0633 • radicalwomen.org 

SAT DEC 31
$60 PER PERSON/$100 PER COUPLE
EVENT: NEW YEARS EVE PRE-FIXE DINNER PARTY AT COLORS. Ring in the New Year at COLORS, a restaurant whose menu reflects the culinary traditions of the 22 countries represented by its worker-owners.
COLORS Restaurant, 417 Lafayette St
212-777-8443 • colors-newyork.com

SUN JAN 1
2pm-midnight • Free
PERFORMANCE: KALEIDOSCOPE: THE ALTERNATIVE NEW YEAR’S DAY. Reflect on the world with 150 performers through spoken word, performance and open mic. Bring paperbacks to support literacy in prison and canned goods to help the homeless.
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery
212-614-0505 • bowerypoetry.com 

FRI JAN 6
10:30am-12pm • Free
PARADE: 35TH ANNUAL THREE KINGS DAY PARADE. In this colorful annual celebration marking the new year, community leaders and local groups join the Latin American community for this parade through el barrio complete with lively music, camels and puppets.
El Museo del Barrio, 106th St and Madison Ave
212-660-7165 • elmuseo.org 

SAT JAN 7-SUN JAN 8
10 a.m.-12 p.m. • Free
EVENT: MULCHFEST 2012. Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. Trees can also be dropped off at designated sites from Jan. 2-8. For more information on the over 35 chipping sites and 35 additional drop-off locations, visit nyc.gov/parks.
Various locations
311 • nyc.gov/parks

SAT JAN 7
5-11pm • Free
EVENT: FIRST SATURDAYS AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM — OUT AND PROUD. Brooklyn Museum opens its doors to the neighborhood for free events, exhibits and activities that culminate in an evening dance party. January’s theme is LGBT rights, pride and art.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
718-638-5000 • brooklynmusuem.org

WED JAN 11
7:30pm • $10
SCREENING: ALL ME AND AN EVENING WITH WINFRED REMBERT. With his intensely autobiographical paintings depicting the day-to-day existence of blacks in the segregated South, Rembert has preserved an important, if often disturbing, chapter of American history.
Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Ave
212-582-6050 • mayslesinstitute.org

SUN JAN 15
3-9pm • $5 Sugg
PERFORMANCE: POST-INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK & DETROIT DELUXXE. Wear your dancing shoes and explore the global impact of Detroit’s musical landscape through a live concert and mixed-media exhibit.
Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building
718-592-9700 • queensmuseum.org