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Indy Events Calendar: Jan. 25–31

Indypendent Staff Jan 24

The Indypendent’s events calendar comes out every Wednesday online and once a month in print. We provide this calendar as a service to the communities we serve in the New York metropolitan area. Sign-up for our regular e-newsletter and you won’t miss a thing. If there is an event you want others to learn about, let us know.

JAN 25–JAN 29
Various times • FREE
EDUCATION: Utopia School
Utopia School is a roving social center that shares information about both failed and successful utopian projects and works towards new ones. Visit utopiaschool.org for a full schedule.
Flux Factory
39-31 29th St., Queens

THURS JAN 25
6 PM–10 PM • FREE
EXHIBIT: “FATIK — For All That I Know” Opening Reception
Celebrate the opening of New York-native Fatik’s first solo exhibition with special guest DJ Takaya Nagase. Captured in black-and-white photos, FATIK highlights the candid moments of New York’s characters, and experiences that evoke a deep human connection.
3RD ETHOS Gallery
154 Knickerbocker Ave., Bklyn

JAN 25
7 PM • FREE
PERFORMANCE: A Night for Yemen
Playwright Karen Malpede and Tony-nominee Kathleen Chalfant perform Malpede’s play, Yemen During Dinner. Plus live Arabic music and a discussion with Yemeni human rights activist Ibrahim Qatabi and Sherine Tadros of Amnesty International.
Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave.

FRI JAN 26
6 PM—8 PM • FREE
EXHIBIT: “The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition”
An opening reception for this exhibition, which will present 156 “weapons” utilized by architects, planners, policymakers, developers, real estate brokers, activists, and other urban actors to restrict or increase access to urban space. Based on the book, The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion, the exhibition examines how these weapons have been used and speculates how they might be deployed (or retired) to make cities more open and accessible.
Center for Architecture
536 Laguardia Pl., Mnhtn

SAT JAN 27
6 PM–10 PM • $10–$20, sliding scale
PERFORMANCE: Comedy for the People
Shaina Feinberg and Joe Schiappa host a fundraiser for the Center for Economic Research and Social Change, which supports projects like the irreplaceable Haymarket Books and the annual Socialism Conference. Indy contributor Danny Katch is among the headliners.
Cloud City
85 N 1st St., Bklyn

Woman on Beach, FATIK. On view at 3RD ETHOS Gallery.

SAT JAN 27
6 PM–12 AM • $20 suggested donation
PERFORMANCE: Pa’Lante
Pa’Lante is an expression used to describe moving forward, onwards. This event showcases Puerto Rican and Latinx performers who are letting the spirit of the island shine through their music, voices, art, dance and words. All proceeds go to support the urgent work of Comité Azabache, which is providing Puerto Ricans in need with supplies — solar lights, water filters and tarps to protect still-damaged homes from the elements. Sponsored by NYC Democratic Socialists of America, 1Freedom, Lincoln Center Education and Taino Towers.
Crystal Ballroom at the Taino Towers
240 E 123 St., Mnhtn

SAT JAN 27
7 PM • FREE
FEST: A Night of Philosophy and Ideas
An all-night festival of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings and music.
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Bklyn

SAT JAN 27
8 PM • $25
MUSIC: Julius Eastman’s “Thruway”
This concert features one of composer Julius Eastman’s earliest works in its New York City debut performed by the Arcana New Music Ensemble with Gerry Eastman, Julius Eastman’s brother.
The Kitchen
512 W 19th St., Mnhtn

SAT JAN 27
8 PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Richard Lloyd’s Everything Is Combustible: Television, CBGB’s and Five Decades of Rock and Roll
Richard Lloyd, a founding member of Television, will drop by for a Q&A with a book signing to follow.
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St., Bklyn

MON JAN 29
6:30 PM • FREE
AUTHOR TALK: Greenwich Village 100 Years Ago
Mike Wallace, Pulitzer-prize winning author of A History of New York City to 1898, brings us Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1889 to 1919, which picks up where Gotham left off. Wallace centers Greenwich Village in this remarkable period in New York’s history.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnold Hall
55 W. 13th St., Mnhtn

MON JAN 29
7 PM • $5 suggested donation
BOOK LAUNCH: Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South
The much-anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution, Beautiful Rising lifts up stories of resistance and analyzes revolutionary campaigns for freedom and justice to highlight the key elements of creative activism. Join the book’s editors, Juman Abujbara, Dave Mitchell and Andrew Boyd, for an evening of discussion, book signing and more.
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

MON JAN 29
8 PM • $7–$12
MUSIC: A Post-C-Ville Anti-Fascist Fundraiser
Hardcore bands Scarboro, Mary Todd, Huasipungo and Thera Roya are on the line-up for this benefit raising funds to take on the uber right organized by ABC No Rio in Exile.
Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave., Bklyn

WED JAN 31
6:30 PM–8 PM • FREE
PANEL: Immigrants Are Our Neighbors
Ai Weiwei’s installation, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, comprises a passionate response to the global migration crisis and a reflection on the profound social and political impulse to divide people from each other. Daniel Palmer, Associate Curator at Public Art Fund, which is staging the citywide installation, joins the New York Immigration Coalition’s Anu Joshi and Kathryn Lloyd, Director of Programs at the Tenement Museum to discuss the intersection of history, art, and activism.
Tenement Museum
103 Orchard St., Mnhtn

Ai Weiwei, who’s installation, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, is on view citywide through Feb. 11.

WED JAN 31
7 PM • $15 in advance, $20 at the door
MUSIC: Philip Glass Birthday Bash featuring Jenny Lin
A celebration of composer, pianist and all around icon Philip Glass’s 81st birthday. Jenny Lin performs Glass’ piano etudes. Concert will be broadcast on the syndicated radio program Relevant Tones.
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St., Mnhtn

JAN 31–FEB 1
7 PM both nights • $20
PARTY: African Mask Black Light Paint Night
Wine, light eats and painting in the almost dark. Wear a white shirt or blouse so you can glow.
Paint with a Purpose
103 Monroe St., Bklyn

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Photo (top):Ai Weiwei’s Good Fences Make Good Neighbors in Washington Square Park. Credit: Jason Wyche.