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THRU JAN 28
Absurd, hilarious, bone-chilling — echoes of Samuel Beckett ring through St. Ann’s Warehouse with this staging of Irish playwright Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk.
St. Ann’s Warehouse
45 Water St., Bklyn
THRU JUNE 1
10 AM–6 PM, Daily • $0–$18
EXHIBIT: “King in New York”
“King in New York” draws on historic images to chronicle Martin Luther King Jr’s sermons in New York City churches and speeches to the United Nations, his discussions about race relations with the city’s mayor and his relationships with New York’s own networks of activists. Together, they reveal a lesser-known side of King’s work and demonstrate the importance of New York City in the national civil rights movement.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, Mnhtn
JAN 18–JAN 21
Various times • $20–$50
EXHIBIT: The Outsider Art Fair New York 2018
The premier event championing self-taught art, art brut and outsider art. The fair will showcase 63 galleries, representing 35 cities from seven countries, with 10 first-time exhibitors. Visit eventbrite.com for tickets and exhibit schedule.
125 West 18th St., Mnhtn
THURS JAN 18
7 PM–8 PM • $15
BOOK TALK: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor — How We Get Free
The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the anti-racist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, a collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles. Tickets available at strandbooks.com.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, Mnhtn
JAN 19–FEB 6
Various times • $9–$15
CINEMA: “60s Verité”
This film series features more than 50 modern classics that not only changed the recording of social history, but revolutionized filmmaking itself, including nine films by Jean Rouch, one of the inventors of cinema verité. Visit filmforum.org for listings, showtimes and tickets.
209 West Houston St., Mnhtn
SAT JAN 20
11 AM–3 PM • Free
PROTEST: 2018 Women’s March
Join the world! On Jan. 20 New York City will raise its voice again to demand equality for all people.
Central Park West & 72nd St., Mnhtn
SAT JAN 20
5:30 PM–6:30 PM • FREE
READING: Writers Rising: #LouderTogether
PEN America hosts a sundown reading on the steps of the New York Public Library, featuring literary texts that radically reimagine community and mutual aid in the face of xenophobia, hatred and threats to our sense of truth.
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Ave. at 42nd St., Mnhtn
SAT JAN 20
6 PM–9 PM • $20 donation
READING: Poets for Puerto Rico
Show your solidarity and support at this benefit reading, raising funds and continued awareness of the ongoing political and environmental devastation in Puerto Rico. Hosted by Willie Perdomo and Noel Quiñones. Reception to follow with a performance by Boom Bits. Food and drink donated by Port Morris Distillery and Woke Foods. Tickets available via Eventbrite.
Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx
SAT JAN 20
8 PM–11 PM • $25
PARTY: PopRally x Items: Bootlegged
If a bootleg copy doesn’t exist, is it fashion? Join PopRally for an evening honoring the bootleg, with a set by the legendary deejay duo Stretch and Bobbito, art-making, drinks, dancing and after-hours gallery access — a farewell blowout in celebration of the fashion exhibition #ItemsMoMA. Wear your favorite item from the exhibition checklist and see artists’ bootleg interpretations of the MoMA logo. Tickets at mo.ma/bootleg.
Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd St., Mnhtn
SUN JAN 21
1 PM–3 PM • Free
FORUM: Feminist Discussion of Masculinity
This is a safe space to discuss the gendered expectations placed on men and boys in a patriarchal society and how these have affected, and continue to affect, all of us. The forum is open to all, inclusive of gender and level of knowledge of the subject matter. Each month there is a new theme, which will be posted on Facebook.
172 Allen St., Mnhtn
SUN JAN 21
3 PM • FREE
PHOTOGRAPHY: Telling Our Stories
A discussion on photography as a tool to link community, foster change and celebrate art-making from the 1960s to the present. This event is part of the “Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem” exhibition that showcases 13 artists whose images honor Harlem’s iconic development as a cultural capital. Eventbrite RSVP required.
Mural Pavilion Harlem Hospital Center
512 Malcolm X Blvd., Mnhtn
MON JAN 22
8 PM • FREE
PERFORMANCE: Movement Research at the Judson Church
Movement Research presents a high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons, supporting experiments in performance rather than finished products. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peers. On the bill this Monday: Yoshiko Chuma, Deborah Conton (Afro-Mosaic Soul Dance Collective), Jodi Melnick, Marsha Parrilla and Angie Pittman. Seating is limited, so arrive early.
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, Mnhtn
TUES JAN 23
7 PM–11PM • $10, 18+
OPEN MIC: Rap Ritual
Rap Ritual was created to give artists the opportunity to practice their craft. Each event will have an open mic, open cypher and one featured performer. The goal is to offer a positive space where artists can practice and network with each other. Open mic from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
214 Starr St., Bklyn
WED JAN 24
7 PM • $20 in advance, $25 day-of
MUSIC: The Green with special guest Sammy Johnson
Dream of warmer climates with the Green’s mix of traditional Hawaiian music and reggae. They’ll be joined by New Zealand’s reggae phenomena Sammy Johnson.
431 W 16th St., Mnhtn
WEDN JAN 24
9 PM • $10
PERFORMANCE: Poetry Slam
Hosted by Jive Poetic, the Wednesday night poetry slam occurs every Wednesday night of the month except the first.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St., Mnhtn
Photo (top): Olwen Fouéré in Ballyturk at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Credit: Teddy Wolff.