TOTALITARIAN STATE OF ATTRACTION: On April 4, arthouse movie theaters across the country are screening George Orwell’s dystopian thriller '1984.' The film stars the late, great John Hurt (left) and Suzanna Hamilton (right). Turn off your phone, remove your sim card and watch Big Brother for once. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.)
April Events Calendar
Issue #
223

THRU MAY 14
Thurs 1PM–9PM, Fri–Sun 12PM–5PM • Donations suggested
EXHIBIT: FINALLY GOT THE NEWS
Uncovers the hidden legacy of the radical left of the 1970s, a decade when vibrant social movements challenged racism, imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism itself. It uses original printed materials — from pamphlets to posters, flyers to record albums — to tell this politically rich and little-known story.
Interference Archive
131 8th St. #4

TUE APRil 4
6PM–8PM • Free
FILM: OUR VOICES: TRANS STORIES, TRANS JUSTICE, TRANS RESILIENCY
In a time when transgender and gender nonconforming communities remain under attack, this film screening and panel will highlight ways trans communities fight back, build community and center the intersectional work essential to survival. Featuring Giselle Bleuz, Devin Lowe and Luce Lincoln of Global Action Project, Marin Watts of Trans Justice Funding Project and Olympia Perez and Sasha Alexander of Black Trans Media.
Barnard Center for Research on Women
3009 Broadway
James Room, 4th Fl
bcrw.barnard.edu • 212-854-2067

TUE APRil 4
$10–$15
SPECIAL SCREENING: 1984
Anthology Film Archives and IFC Center are joining over 90 arthouse theaters around the country to bring George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984 back to the big screen. Tickets available at ifccenter.com and on the day of the show at Anthology Film Archives box office. Check with theaters for showtimes.
IFC Center
323 6th Ave
Anthology Film Archive
32 2nd Avenue

FRI APR 7 to SAT APR 8
Free
TRAINING: ORGANIZING 2.0
Organizing 2.0 is an annual, volunteer run event offering training in online political organizing, digital strategy and use of online tools. The event welcomes labor activists, progressives, nonprofits, tech firms, faith communities and techies of all stripes. Get your hack on. For more, see Organizing20.org
The Joseph S Murphy Institute
25 W 43rd St Fl 19

FRI APRIL 7
7PM
READING: FBOMB NY FLASH FICTION
An offshoot of the popular Denver reading series, this event features some of the city’s best minds in fiction reading their mini-stories at Manhattan’s coolest literary bar.
KGB Bar & Lit Mag
85 E 4th St.

SAT APRIL 8
2PM • $20
BENEFIT CONCERT: SUPPORT COMMUNITY DEFENSE AGAINST DEPORTATION
For the Brooklyn Defense Committee (BDC), a community-based group building a network of sanctuary spaces in Brooklyn, especially in neighborhoods with high concentration of immigrants. Featuring: Marc Ribot & Sofia Rei, Chelsea Reject and Kill Alters.
Union Pool
484 Union Ave

TUE APRIL 11
6PM • Free
DISCUSSION: WITH ALICIA GARZA
The Barnard Center for Research on Women hosts a lecture from Alicia Garza, an Oakland-based political organizer, writer and freedom dreamer who, along with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement.
Barnard Center for Research on Women
3009 Broadway 

THU APR 13 THRU SUN APR 30
8PM Thu–Sat, 3PM Sun Matinees • $15, $12 seniors/students, $10 groups
THEATER: THE FACULTY ROOM
Faculty members at James Baldwin High School find themselves under mandatory lockdown when two star players on the girls' basketball team have a gun battle over a common boyfriend. Tickets at theaterforthenewcity.net.
Theater for the New City
155 1st Ave

SAT APRIL 15
9PM–2AM • $10–$20 suggested donation
BENEFIT PARTY: DANCE WITH THE INDY
Feeling inundated by fake news and orange-haired madness? The Indy has been keeping it real since the year 2000. Come celebrate independent media in the age of Trump. Beats by DJ Stylus.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St.

WED APR 19 THRU SUN APR 30
MOVIES: TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL The Tribeca Film Festival celebrates the power of storytelling in a variety of forms — from film to TV, VR to online work, music to gaming. Ticket prices range from $12 for weekday matinee screenings to triple digit all-inclusive packages. More at tribecafilm.com.
54 Varick St.

WED APRIL 19
7PM • $20, 16+
MUSIC: HOT 8 BRASS BAND
For over 20 years, they have been one of the most popular and visible funk-style brass bands at community parades and funerals in New Orleans. Fresh out of the studio, the Hot 8 Brass Band are coming to town, performing with Viva La Hop and Space Captain. Check out their new album, On the Spot, and catch them at Webster Hall. Tickets at TicketWeb.com.
The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
125 E 11th St.

THU APRIL 20
8PM •  $15
MUSIC: PRINCESS NOKIA
Play some ping-pong in this former Polish dining hall and checkout an up-and-coming New York rapper.
Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Ave

SAT APR 22 & SAT APR 29
6PM–11:59 PM • $5
FOOD: QUEENS NIGHT MARKET SNEAK PEEK
The Queens Night Market will be free and open to all again starting on May 6th. In the meantime, check out this preview. Half the proceeds raised will go to local nonprofits, including the New York Immigration Coalition. Feast on a dizzying array of Burmese palatas, Japanese takoyaki, Romanian chimney cakes, Valencian paella, Indonesian tahu magelang, Middle Eastern stews, Ecuadorian bollos, Barbadian fishballs, Nigerian puff-puff, crawfish pies, gumbo and Puerto Rican mofongo, Persian sweets and Macedonian relish. No dish will cost more than $6. Live music and performances.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
47-01 111th St.
queensnightmarket.com

THU APRIL 27
7:30PM–9:30PM • $6 - $15 suggested donation
AUTHOR DISCUSSION: THE EXPLOSION OF DEFERRED DREAMS
The Explosion of Deferred Dreams offers a critical re-examination of the interwoven political and musical happenings in San Francisco in the Sixties. Native San Franciscan Mat Callahan explores the dynamic links between the Black Panthers and Sly and the Family Stone, the United Farm Workers and Santana, the Indian Occupation of Alcatraz and the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the New Left and the counterculture.
Commons Brooklyn
388 Atlantic Ave

FRI APR 28 to SUN APR 30
$20–$35
MUSIC: 9TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN FOLK FESTIVAL
Ready. Set. Hurl your banjos. Presented by the Jalopy Theatre & School of Music, the Brooklyn Folk Fest is a celebration of downhome music, cultural diversity and memory. Don’t miss the world famous banjo tossing contest. Visit brooklynfolkfest.com for tickets and more information.
St. Ann's Church
157 Montague St.

SAT APRIL 29
6AM–9 PM • $50
HOP ON THE INDY BUS
ROADTRIP: Join The Indypendent — staff, reporters and editors — as we trek to our nation’s capital for the historic People’s Climate March on Washington. Seats are limited, reserve them now at bit.ly/2mK0m22 or call (212) 904-1282.
Departing from the Commons Brooklyn
388 Atlantic Ave