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Indy Events Calendar March 22–28

Indypendent Staff Mar 21

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MARCH 22–MARCH 25
THURS–SUN 10 AM–6 PM • $25–$85
CONFERENCE: 14th Annual National Black Writers Conference: Gathering at the Waters
This year’s conference centers on ways in which Black writers use their writing to explore and convey messages that heal and restore individual selves and collective community. Featuring panel discussions and roundtable conversations, author readings, film screenings and writing workshops.
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Ave., Bklyn

THURS MARCH 22
6:30 PM–8:15 PM • $12
SCREENING: The 400 Blows
Francois Truffaut’s New Wave classic. For young Parisian Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents (Claire Maurier, Albert Remy), Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene (Patrick Auffray), trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.
Videology Bar & Cinema
308 Bedford Ave., Bklyn

Heroes contact sheet, 1977. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita. © Sukita/The David Bowie Archive

THURS MARCH 22
7 PM–9 PM • FREE
MUSIC: Mind Travel with Bowie
Immerse yourself in sound as the acclaimed musical experience Mind Travel pays tribute to David Bowie’s legacy with a unique sonic performance. Using wireless headphones and a visual backdrop, composer Murray Hidary creates live, improvised piano compositions inspired by Eastern philosophy, theoretical physics and David Bowie’s philosophical musings. Performances take place at 7, 7:45, and 8:15 pm. Seating is first come, first served.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy

FRI MARCH 23
11:30 AM–1 PM • FREE
Memorial: The 107th Triangle Fire Anniversary Commemoration
On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the 8th floor of the Triangle Waist Company building. Trapped inside, 146 people, most of whom were young women who had recently immigrated to the United States, perished. There was a trial but the owners, long known for their anti-union activities, got off. The fire became a rallying cry for the international labor movement. Many of our fire safety laws were created in response to this tragic event. Remember because we are still fighting for social justice for all.
The Brown Building
23-29 Washington Pl., Mnhtn

FRI MARCH 23
6:30 PM–8:30 PM • FREE
OPEN MIC: Poetry & the Body
Participants read work inspired by the body. Cave Canem Foundation fellow t’ai freedom ford emcees. Refreshments served.
Cave Canem
20 Jay St., Ste 310-A, Bklyn

MARCH 23–24
FRI & SAT 8 PM • $16–20
PERFORMANCE: Relatives
Artists and long-time collaborators Constance DeJong and Tony Oursler restage their performance of Relatives after more than 20 years. The history of the fictional McCloud family is traced through a succession of appearances in painting, photography, film television and video games.
The Kitchen
512 W 19th St., Mnhtn

MARCH 24–25
SAT & SUN 11 AM–5 PM • $10
BOOK FAIR: FUNHOUSE
An interactive book fair at which guests can make their own books in collaboration with resident cartoonists and illustration artists.
The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St., Mnhtn

SAT MARCH 24
1 PM • FREE
SCREENING:¡Palante, Siempre Palante!: The Young Lords
This documentary surveys Puerto Rican history, the Young Lords’ activities and philosophy, the torturous end of the organization and its inspiring legacy. Panel discussion to follow.
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
928 Simpson St., Bronx

SAT MARCH 24
3 PM–6 PM • $10 adults; $8 members, students and seniors
ART: Strange Fruit
Over five years, Zoe Leonard (b. 1961) sewed together skins of fruit. Leonard chose not to preserve the resulting work, intending for its decay to be on view. It has not been seen publicly since 2001. On the occasion of the work’s appearance at the Whitney, a range of voices will reflect on Strange Fruit and its multiple historical inflections, its relevance and resonance today, and its very specific material existence.
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort St., Mnhtn

Installation view of Zoe Leonard’s Strange Fruit, 1992-97. Orange, banana, grapefruit, lemon, and avocado peels with thread, zippers, buttons, sinew, needles, plastic, wire, stickers, fabric, and trim wax, dimensions variable. Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; purchased with funds contributed by the Dietrich Foundation and with the partial gift of the artist and the Paula Cooper Gallery, 1998. Image courtesy the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photograph by Graydon Wood.

SAT MARCH 24
7 PM–9 PM • $35; $1 for kids
MUSIC: Women’s Voices — Emel Mathlouthi, Alsarah & The Nubatones, Farah Siraj
Three of today’s most creative singers and songwriters from Muslim regions of the world share the stage in this extraordinary concert. Jordanian vocalist Farah Siraj is known as her country’s “musical ambassadress.” Alsarah escaped the stifling political climate of her native Sudan to craft her compelling “East African retro pop.” And Emel Mathlouthi’s protest songs became symbols of hope during the Arab Spring and 2011 Tunisian Revolution.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1000 5th Ave., Mnhtn

SUN MARCH 25
10 AM–5:30 PM • FREE
FOOD: Food Truck Festival
NYC’s best food trucks come together to serve up everything from lobster rolls to pizza. Profits benefit local public schools.
Grand Bazaar NYC
100 West 77th St., Mnhtn

SUN MARCH 25
12 PM–6 PM • FREE
LIT: NYC Feminist Zine Fest 2018
New York’s biggest and most-feminist-themed zinefest — .a jumble of magic, creativity and witchy energy.
Barnard College
3009 Broadway, Mnhtn

MON MARCH 26
7 PM–9 PM
SCREENING: An Evening of Computer Films with Ken Knowlton
As a member of the Bell Labs research team from 1964 to 1982, Ken Knowlton was an instrumental figure in early computer animation. Knowlton created numerous computer images and films, usually in collaboration with other mathematicians, scientists, and visual artists. Original 16mm films by Knowlton and other artists will be screened, after which he will be joined by writer and critic Rebekah Rutkoff and MoMA associate media conservator Peter Oleksik for a conversation.
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd St., Mnhtn

TUES MARCH 27
6:30 PM–8:30 PM • FREE
READING: Poet’s on Craft: Cyrus Cassells and Khadijah Queen
Two outstanding poets read their work and discuss the art form. Cyrus Cassells is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes. Khadijah Queen’s most recent work, I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On, was a finalist for the 2015 National Poetry Series.
The University Center, The New School
63 5th Ave., Mnhtn

Arcadia, California, April 5, 1942. Courtesy National Archives and Records Administration. Credit: Clem Albers.

MARCH 27–MARCH 28
TUES & WEDS 6:30 PM–8 PM • FREE
ART: Japanese Incarceration: Public Memory
This two-part event brings together artists, scholars, poets and photographers who draw on the history of Japanese incarceration during World War II and its archival, material evidence in their innovative practices.
ICP Museum
250 Bowery, Mnhtn

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Photo (top): Jean-Pierre Léaud in Les quatre cents coups, (The 400 Blows). Credit: Criterion.