Indy Events Calendar March 8–14

Indypendent Staff Mar 7, 2018

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MARCH 8–11
Times vary • $25–80
ART: The Armory Show 2018
Features presentations by over 200 leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and explorative public programs. Tickets and more information at
Piers 92 & 94
755 12th Ave., Mnhtn

All Day • FREE
PROTEST: A Day Without a Woman — Women’s Strike
On International Women’s Day, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. Rally starts 5 p.m. in Washington Square Park. March begins at 6.

6:30 PM–8 PM • $60–$100
PERFORMANCE: Fridays Under 40: Elektra
For ten special Friday performances each season, audience members aged 40 and under enjoy discounted tickets and an exclusive pre-show party at the Met, featuring special guests and complimentary wine from Damilano Barolo. This Friday, Christine Goerke sings Elektra in Patrice Chéreau’s landmark production. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Strauss’s shattering score.
The Metropolitan Opera
30 Lincoln Center Plaza

7 PM–9 PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Carceral Capitalism
Jackie Wang presents her new book of essays. Topics include the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory policing, the political economy of fees and fines, cybernetic governance, RoboCop and algorithmic policing.
Topos Bookstore Cafe
788 Woodward Ave., Queens

7 PM–10 PM • $5–$10 suggested donation
SCREENING: Born in Flames with Director Lizzie Borden
The movie that rocked the foundations of the early Indie film world, this provocative, thrilling classic is a fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after a social democratic cultural revolution. Q&A with director to follow.
Paper Tiger Television
168 Canal St., Mnhtn

1 PM–5 PM • FREE
TRAINING: Court Watch
Join a community-driven movement to hold court system accountable. Be the eyes and ears of New York City courtrooms, collecting real-time data and narratives of what’s happening on the ground.
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 220
40 Washington Sq. S, Mnhtn

2 PM–4:30 PM • FREE
MOVIE SCREENING: The Untold History of the United States
The second in a four-part series on the first four chapters of Oliver Stone’s Untold History which spans the events leading up to United States entry into World War II until the outbreak of the Korean War.
Mulberry Street Public Library
10 Jersey St., Mnhtn

5:30 PM–8:30 PM • $10–$100
COMEDY: The Laugh PACtory
Come share some laughs with an excellent lineup of comics: Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Shalewa Sharpe (Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest), Gabe Pacheco (The Katie Halper Show), Sameer Naseem (Pete’s Candy Store), Kath Barbadoro (Comedy Central). Donations support the work of the NYC Democratic Socialist of America’s Political Committee, dedicated to electing socialists to office.
Bar 2A,
25 Ave. A, Mnhtn

7:45 PM–3 AM • FREE
PERFORMANCE: Purim Unleashed: An Oracular Heist
It’s been described as the “radical queer Purim spiel you must attend.” Anticipate music, satire, irreverence, puppets, glitter, doykeit, joy, confusion and lots of fun. After party to follow. Brought to you by Aftselakhis Spectacle Committee in cahoots with Jews For Racial and Economic Justice.
East Midwood Jewish Center
1625 Ocean Ave, Bklyn

Yelaine Rodriguez, Shango: We are here, because you were there, 2017, headpiece/sculpture, costume design. Photo credit: Melanie Gonzalez.

1 PM–3 PM • FREE
ART: Winter Workspace Drop-In
Artists in Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors. Artists include Ashton Agbomenou, Athena LaTocha and Yelaine Rodriguez.
Wave Hill
W 249th St. & Independence Ave., Bronx

7:30 PM–9 PM • FREE
FORUM: Black Maternal Mortality, Systemic Racism, Care Inequalities
A discussion on the crisis of Black maternal mortality — 12 times the rate of white mothers in New York City, afflicting Black women of all income levels. This talk explores the underlying factors that go far beyond Black women’s health risks, exposing the role of structural racism in society and in the health care system. Hosted by Physicians for a National Health Care Program.
Mt. Sinai Union Square, 2nd fl. auditorium
10 Union Sq. E, Mnhtn

10 AM & 5:30 PM • FREE
PROTEST: NYC School Walkout & Evening of Action for Gun Reform
Citywide high school walkouts for gun sense begin at 10 AM, followed by a 5:30 PM “Evening of Action,” at which students will channel their outrage into concrete policy demands and lay the groundwork for a student-led gun control movement. Register your school for a walkout. Evening gathering begins at 15th Street Quaker Meeting House followed by a rally at Stuyvasent Park.
15th Street Quaker Meeting House
15 Rutherford Pl., Mnhtn

6:30 PM–8 PM • $10–$20, $5 for students, seniors, veterans
PANEL: After Attica: Criminal Justice and Mass Incarceration
History doesn’t always speak so directly to the present, but Heather Ann Thompson’s Pulitzer-winning account of the 1971 Attica uprisings is in direct conversation with more recent coverage by the New York Times — also recognized by Pulitzer for investigative reporting in 2017. Thompson, together with Times reporter Michael Winerip and professors Elizabeth Hinton and Toussaint Losier, examine the social and historical forces at work in the American penal system.
Federal Hall
26 Wall St., Mnhtn

6:30 PM–8 PM • FREE
HISTORY: Njinga of Angola, Africa’s Warrior Queen
Seventeenth-century Queen Njinga was one of the most multifaceted rulers in history, mixing political cunning and military prowess. At the height of her reign in the 1640s, Njinga ruled almost one-quarter of modern-day northern Angola. Today, Njinga’s complex legacy continues to resonate, forming a crucial part of the collective memory of the Afro-Atlantic world. Linda Heywood, Professor of History and African American Studies at Boston University, offers the first full-length study of Queen Njinga’s long life and political influence.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd, Mnhtn

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Photo (top): Christine Goerke in Electra at the Met Opera. Credit: Karen Almond/Met Opera.

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