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Indy Events Calendar March 15–21

Indypendent Staff Mar 14

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.

THUR MARCH 15
7 PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Family Histories of the Irish Revolution
Editor Sarah-Anne Buckley will give an overview of the book, including the stories of many unknown activists from the period of the Irish Revolution. Contributors Michael and Pat Dolan will be on hand to share the tale of their amazing aunt Eilish, who was wrongfully imprisoned at 15 years of age in order to save her father’s life.
Bluestockings
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

THUR MARCH 15
7:00 PM–8:30 PM • FREE
TALK: Rebecca Solnit on Men Explain Things to Me
On the tenth anniversary of her influential essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit comes to New York to read from the essay and discuss the current feminist upheavals and the evolution of a newly energized and transformative movement with writers Aruna d’Souza, Mona Eltahawy and Marina Sitrin.
The Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th St., Mnhtn

FRI MARCH 16
12 PM–12:20 PM • FREE
FLASH MOB: Theater of the Oppressed Day
Celebrate World Theater of the Oppressed Day, in honor of the revolutionary performer Augusto Boal’s birthday. At 12 p.m., in the middle of Times Square, there will be a huge flash mob game. Join in. No previous experience necessary.
Father Duffy Sq.
West 46 St.

FRI MARCH 16
6 PM–10 PM • FREE
MUSIC: Back in the Bronx: Renée Minus White of The Chantels
The Back in the Bronx series celebrates the long legacy of talent that has emerged out of the Bronx. Renowned female rhythm and blues group, The Chantels rocked the world during the late 1950s with chart topping hits. Renée Minus White, one of the original members, will read from her autobiography Maybe: My Memoir (One Chantel’s Story).
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse

FRI MARCH 16
8 PM • $5–$10
MUSIC: Indie Rock at Secret Loft
A friendly house show at a secret space in downtown Manhattan, featuring: Looms (dream punk), Madam West (’90s alt-pop with future soul influences), American Darlings (whoozy, tremolo-soaked guitars) and Shining Mirrors (a dark garage lollipop explosion). Address will be emailed to ticket holders the day of the event.
Secret Loft
Greenwich Village, Mnhtn

FRI MARCH 16
10 PM–6 AM • $15–20
MUSIC: Aurora Halal and Kassem Mosse
Deejay and producer Aurora Halal brings her ear for dark, psychedelic techno to Nowadays, harnessing the venue’s amazing analog sound system. She is joined by Kassem Mosse, whose tracks range from unhurried house incantations to scattered, footwork-esque beats. RSVP at nowadays.nyc/rsvp; $15 before midnight.
Nowadays
56-06 Cooper Ave, Queens

MARCH 17–18
12 PM–1:30 PM, both days • $35
EXERCISE: Drunk Yoga
Breathe in, sip, breathe out, namaste.
Grey Lady NYC
77 Delancey St., Mnhtn

SAT MARCH 17
3:30 PM–8 PM • $5–15 suggested donation
PARTY: Irish Resistance Special
Music. Beer. Food. Film. Explore the Emerald Isle’s rich tradition of revolution this St. Paddy’s while we raise funds for The Indypendent and the Marxist Education Project. The day kicks off with a 4 p.m. screening of The Limerick Soviet, which tells the story of when Limerick was under workers control. Readings from the history of Irish resistance follow. The Celtic punky-and-western sounds of the Busy Busy and a jig-worthy set from deejay McLardner cap off the evening. #IrishStand.
The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave.

SAT MARCH 17
5 PM–Midnight • $13–16, 21+
FOOD: Midnight Market
Dozens of vendors offering five-dollar food and drink specials.
Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse
73 West St., Bklyn

SAT MARCH 17
6 PM – 8 PM • FREE
PHOTOGRAPHY: How to Not Lose Sight
An evening with Teju Cole (writer, photographer and critic at the New York Times Magazine) and Zun Lee (photographer, physician and educator). The pair will trade their favorite photographs and examine how the production and consumption of images shape conversations about the intersections of visual culture, social justice and artistic practice.
Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx

SAT MARCH 17
7 PM–11 PM • $17
MUSIC: Murphy’s Law
New York punk legends Murphy’s Law with Drunken Rampage, Moral Panic and Runny.
Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Ave., Bklyn

SUN MARCH 18
1 PM–4 PM • FREE
MEET-UP: Radical Gardeners NYC
Radical Gardeners NYC is an anti-capitalist garden network that practices mutual aid, food gleaning and rewilding in an urban environment. They will be soaking seeds for germination and planting vegetables that can tolerate the lingering cold. Come plot guerrilla garden projects and discuss future grafting.
The Base
1302 Myrtle Ave., Bklyn

MON MARCH 19
7 PM–9 PM • FREE
TALK: Palestinian Resistance and the International Solidarity Movement
Following its own strict guidelines of nonviolence, using direct action and documentation, this Palestinian-led movement seeks to intervene when Israel violates international law. Sponsored by Brooklyn for Peace, this presentation will include screening of Radiance of Resistance featuring political prisoner Ahed Tamimi and her cousin Janna Ayyad.
The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave.

MON MARCH 19
7:30 PM • FREE
HISTORY: Cocktails & Conspiracy: Learning to Resist
On the 50th anniversary of the global uprisings of 1968, subMedia pays homage to the insurgent youth who helped kick things off a half-century ago by taking a look at some contemporary student-led movements that are still tearing things up around the world. Join them for drinks and a special screening.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn

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Photo (top): Protest against Britain’s occupation of Northern Ireland during the 1970s. Photographer unknown.