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Indy Events Calendar March 29–April 4

Indypendent Staff Mar 28

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.

THRU MARCH 31
WEDS–FRI 4–7 PM, SAT 12 PM–7 PM • FREE
EXHIBIT: Art Across Archives
Featuring the work of the EPOXY Art Group, a collective of artists hailing primarily from Hong Kong and China active in New York during the 1980s and ’90s. The group experimented with a variety of art forms — installation, performance, slideshows, zines — as a collaborative means of exploring and re-framing their cross-cultural experiences in America.
Think!Chinatown Community Art Space
384 Broadway, Mnhtn

THURS MARCH 29
12 PM–2 PM • FREE
TALK: Decarcerating America: From Mass Punishment to Public Health
There are a shocking 2.2 million Americans behind bars right now. How can we cure America of its epidemic of mass punishment? Leaders across the criminal justice movement share an array of reform ideas, including improving prison conditions, creating effective youth re-entry programs, changes to the parole model, alternatives for mental health and drug addiction issues and models of new industries to replace the prison economy.
NYU School of Law’s Vanderbilt Hall: Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South, Mnhtn

THURS MARCH 29
7 PM • FREE
SELF-DEFENSE: Her Own Hero Book Talk & Self-Defense Workshop
A hands-on presentation about the history of women’s self-defense, featuring Wendy Rouse, author of Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women’s Self Defense Movement, and Yuko Uchikawa of Ruckus Safety Awareness.
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

THURS MARCH 29
8 PM • FREE
PANEL: Recognize the Graduate Worker Union Now! Fighting for Dignity at Columbia
Columbia University has refused to follow a National Labor Relations Board’s ruling that legally recognized the graduate workers’ union at the school. Student-organizers speak out.
Columbia University, Hamilton Hall, Rm 516
116th St. & Broadway, Mnhtn

FRI MARCH 30
5 PM–10 PM • $7–$10, 21+
PARTY: Nappi Hour
Come let your hair down after work. Afrobeats, reggae, music by Mike Orie and DJ Olo. Free jerk chicken for the first 50 people.
Kinfolk
94 Wythe Ave., Bklyn

FRI MARCH 30
8 PM–10 PM • FREE
SCREENING: The Films of Kenneth Anger
An exploration of sound, image, darkness and magic. The Flushing Remonstrance will accompany Anger’s films Lucifer Rising, Invocation of My Demon Brother, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome and Eaux d’Artifice in a special live musical performance.
BIZARRE Bushwick
12 Jefferson St., Bklyn

SAT MARCH 31
10 AM–1:30 PM • FREE
SCREENING: Sunset Park Kids’ Saturday Cinema Club: Coco
Doors open at 10 a.m., followed by arts and crafts and the screening at 11 a.m.
Industry City Factory Floor
274 36th St., Bklyn

MARCH 31–APRIL 1
SAT & SUN 1 PM–7 PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: The NYC Queer Comic Fair
The only comic fair in New York City geared entirely towards queer sequential art — comics, graphic novels, illustrated stories, photo-comics and more.
Bureau of General Services-Queer Division
208 W 13th St, Rm 210, Mnhtn

SAT MARCH 31
6 PM–8 PM • FREE
TALK: Radicals Running the City: Lessons from Barcelona
In the 2015 local elections in Barcelona, activists from grassroots movements won power and are now inside City Hall under the leadership of radical Mayor Ada Colau. Come to Starr Bar Saturday for a short film and roundtable discussion with three leaders from Barcelona working on the frontlines of experiments in urban governance.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn

SAT MARCH 31
7 PM–9:30 PM • FREE
COMEDY: Paid Protest
A monthly comedy show fundraising for the NYC Democratic Socialists of America with the best comics in New York. Grab a friend, get a drink and support local activism.
Verso Books
20 Jay St, Suite 1010, Bklyn

SUN APRIL 1
12 PM–3 PM • FREE
PARADE: NYC’s 33rd Annual April Fools’ Day Parade
Celebrate April Fools’ Day at this parade, featuring costumed look-alike contestants for the coveted “King of Fools” crown, floats, food and entertainment.
5th Avenue & 59th St., Mnhtn

MON APRIL 2
7 PM–10 PM • FREE
BOOK TALK: Things that Make White People Uncomfortable
Super Bowl Champion and three-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is an outspoken proponent for social justice and a man without a censor. Join Bennett for an intimate discussion of his new memoir with its co-author, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin.
The New School
66 W 12th St., Mnhtn

WED APRIL 4
7 PM–9 PM • FREE
MUSIC: Bach Birthday Listening Party
Johann Sebastian Bach’s music is everywhere — from The Toys’ “Lover’s Concerto” to Xzibit’s “Symphony in X Major.” Why is Bach so universally loved 333 years after his birth? Come for a musical presentation and listening party exploring why Bach remains so vital today. WQXR assistant producer, Zev Kane, will host the discussion. Free booze and snacks.
Devialet
92 Greene St., Mnhtn

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Photo (top): Bring the kids for a special screening of Coco at Industry City. Credit: Disney/Pixar.