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November & December Community Events Calendar

Nov 22

TUES NOV 29

7 PM – 10 PM • FREE

CLIMATE CHAOS: WORLD WAR 3 ILLUSTRATED

Release party for CLIMATE CHAOS, the new issue of the longstanding, alternative graphic magazine WW3 Illustrated. The night will feature presentations from Seth Tobocman and The Indy’s Steve Wishnia, among others.

Max Fish

120 Orchard St

 

WED NOV 30

7 PM – 9 PM • FREE

TALK: THIS VAST SOUTHERN EMPIRE

A discussion with Jacobin editor Matt Karp and famed historian Eric Foner, on slavery and struggles over control of the U.S. state. This event will celebrate the release of Matt Karp's first book, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy. Obtain tickets in advance at bit.ly/2fiV1ac.

New School University Center

65 5th Ave

 

THURS DEC 1

6 PM – 8 PM • FREE

HONORING THE LEGACY OF BLACK WOMEN RADICALS

Black women who were at the forefront of the black revolt in the 1960s have been omitted from history books. Now the time is ripe to uncover their stories. Ashley Farmer will describe the story of New York’s Mae Mallory, including her courageous fight for freedom from the Harlem Nine to the Monroe self-defense movement. Joseph Fitzgerald will detail the story of New York’s Gloria Richardson from the militant Cambridge Movement in Maryland to her alliance with Malcolm X. Follow this link to register in advance: bit.ly/2g0omHB.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd

 

FRI DEC 2

6 PM – 9 PM • FREE

LAUNDRY WORKERS CENTER FUNDRAISING GALA

Members of the Laundry Workers Center have inspired so many in New York and beyond. They are immigrants fighting for justice in the workplace, backed up by union members, activists and community groups. Join them in celebrating their progress and help support their worker-led, militant organizing model.

33 W 14th St.

 

FRI DEC 2 – SUN DEC 12

Daily • $18, $13 for students, children and seniors

BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER: WHAT FORWARD CIRCUS

A group of stone-age technology puppeteers, brass players, and percussionists check out the prominent forward-moving passions and politics of our capitalist culture, and make real and unreal against-the-grain proposals to identify and fight an anonymous monster: the big fat Wrong. This show comes complete with Mongolian hordes, singing toilets and stilted flying businessmen! The curtain goes up at 8 PM daily, with additional 3 PM performances on weekends. For tickets and more information visit theaterforthenewcity.net.

Theater for the New City

155 1st Ave

 

SAT DEC 3

8 PM – 11 PM

BOOKS THROUGH BARS 20TH ANNIVERSARY BINGO FUNDRAISER

NYC Books Through Bars is an all-volunteer group that sends free, donated books to incarcerated people across the county and has been doing so for 20 years. Join them for a fun night to raise much-needed funds for postage to mail packages of books! Bingo cards per round will be $3 each or 2 for $5.There will be beer from The Brooklyn Brewery and many great prizes.

Mayday Space

176 St Nicholas Ave,

 

SUN DEC 4

12 PM – 6 PM • FREE

2ND ANNUAL LEFT HOLIDAY BOOK AND PRINT FAIR

Before books get banned come support the publishers and print collectives that keep us informed with great writing, research and beautiful, striking prints to carry us, our friends and families into the coming year.

The Commons Brooklyn

388 Atlantic Ave

 

MON DEC 5

7 PM – 10 PM • $30

CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY NOW!

Join Harry Belafonte, Noam Chomsky, Patti Smith, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito, Amy Goodman, Juan González and more for a historic evening celebrating 20 years of Democracy Now! Democracy Now! Tickets available at DemocracyNow.org.

The Riverside Church

490 Riverside Dr.

 

MON DEC 5

7 PM • Sliding scale, $6 – $15

TALK: ORGANIZING IN THE GIG ECONOMY

The gig economy has been called the future of work. But, as Indy Associate Editor Peter Rugh will detail, it’s really just plain 19th-century-style exploitation. But while Silicon Valley is turning back the clock on progress, gig workers are organizing and fighting back.

The Commons Brooklyn

388 Atlantic Ave

 

TUES DEC 6

6:30 – 8:30 PM • $7 – $10

DEATH AND MOURNING IN AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC

Musicians Eli Smith, the Four O’Clock Flowers, and Mamie Minch will play American folk songs centered around the theme of death and mourning in the down-home tradition. A conversation with the musicians will conclude the performance.

American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square

 

TUES DEC 6

7 PM – 9 PM • FREE

BOOK LAUNCH: “ALL THE REAL INDIANS DIED OFF” AND 20 OTHER MYTHS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS

Author’s Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker will discuss their latest work which critically deconstructs persistent myths about Native Americans that have taken hold in the United States.

Bluestockings Books

172 Allen St. • 212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com

 

FRI DEC 9

6:30 PM • FREE

COQUITO MASTERS QUALIFYING ROUND

As part of the 15th Annual Coquito Masters competition, contestants bring in their version of coquito, a traditional Puerto Rican holiday drink made with rum and coconut. You become the judge to see who goes on to the 2016 New York finals! ID required to taste and vote. Presented by the International Coquito Federation.

Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse

 

WED DEC 12 – SUN DEC 18

Daily • $18, $13 for students, children and seniors

BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER: FOUST 3

The demand for more light which Goethe issued at his own death requires a new model of Foust, an actor in the history of light, a conspirator who pursues the disordering of the existing order of life, and sides with the Proletariat’s demand for the radicalization of leisure. The show starts at 8 PM daily with additional 3 PM performances on weekends. For tickets and more information visit theaterforthenewcity.net.

Theater for the New City

155 1st Ave

 

FRI DEC 16

9 PM – 2 AM • $15

KRAMPUSFEST: BUSHWICK’S ANTI-CHRISTMAS PARTY

Cult rites, bonfires, electronic music — everything you need to get in the Krampus spirit.

Catland

987 Flushing Ave.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: JANUARY 20

STAND AGAINST TRUMP

Progressives from all over the country will be descending on the United States capitol to stage a massive demonstration along Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day. This is your chance to stand together with tens of thousands of people against war, racism, xenophobia, inequality and Trump.

Washington, D.C.