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Indy Events Calendar April 26–May 2

Indypendent Staff Apr 25

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 JULY 22
WEDS–SUN, 11AM–6PM • $0–$16
EXHIBIT: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985
This is the first exhibition to explore the groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art of Latin American and Latina women artists during a period of extraordinary conceptual and aesthetic experimentation. Featuring 123 artists from 15 countries, this exhibit focuses on the use of the female body for political and social critique and artistic expression.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, Bklyn

FRI APRIL 27
5PM–9PM • FREE
TALK: Juan González Speaks at Columbia, 50 Years After 1968 Strike
50 years after the historic 1968 student uprising at Columbia University against militarism and racism, “Democracy Now!” co-host and former student leader Juan González will give a public talk about the strike at Columbia’s Faculty House.
Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Ave., Mnhtn

FRI APRIL 27
6:30–8:30 PM • FREE, donations welcome
SCREENING: Inside Assad’s Syria
A screening of the VICE/HBO Film Inside Assad’s Syria followed by a discussion.
Word Up Community Bookstore/Libreria Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave., Mnhtn

APRIL 28–APRIL 29
SAT & SUN 12 PM–9 PM • $19–$199
FESTIVAL: The World’s Fare
Over 100 vendors come together in New York City’s most diverse borough and unite through authentic food, drink and music curated by the city’s leading culinary advocates.
Citi Field
120-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens

SAT APRIL 28
2PM–5PM • FREE
WORKSHOP: Birddogging for Single-Payer
“Birddogging” is the activist tactic of putting a policymaker or power-broker on the spot, in public, and hopefully on camera, with inescapable, bulletproof questions. This form of simple, direct advocacy, when applied consistently, is amazingly effective — and yet, astonishingly rare. Come learn how to birddog and how to use birddogging in the movement to win single-payer with experienced trainers and organizers from Housing Works
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) – NY Metro Chapter
114 W. 26th St., Mnhtn

SAT APRIL 28
2 PM–7 PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Mayday Festival of Resistance
An outdoor concert featuring Nitty Scott with M.A.K.U Sound System, Bushwick Jarocho Collective, NECIA, and DJ Sabine Blaizin. This year, festival celebrates movements led by women of color, black women, trans women, and femmes that are transforming the world.
Maria Hernandez Park
301 Suydam St., Bklyn

SAT APRIL 28
6:30PM–8:30PM • $10
COMEDY: Rape Jokes: By Survivors
A night of storytelling, catharsis and laughter as comedians who identify as survivors of sexual assault, harassment and, in one case, a lawsuit for speaking out against an alleged rapist, share their experiences and change the narrative of how we joke about rape.
Caveat
21A Clinton St., Mnhtn

SAT APRIL 28
11PM–4AM • FREE (before midnight)
MUSIC: Music For The Masses — A Dark New Wave Night
DJ Ash & Alex English play Depeche Mode, New Order, Joy Division, The Cure, The Smiths, Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, Duran Duran, A Flock Of Seagulls, The Human League, Echo and the Bunnymen and more. Free until midnight with RSVP.
Saint Vitus Bar
1120 Manhattan Ave, Bkyln

SUN APRIL 29
7PM–10PM • $25
PERFORMANCE: PopRally Presents Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah: A Woman’s Work
An evening of readings, performances and short film screenings conceived and organized by essayist Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. A meditation on generative black female creativity, its genealogies, and its legacy in art and literature, the program features appearances by Jamaica Kincaid, Steffani Jemison and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Saeed Jones, Darryl Pinckney and Greg Tate, works by Julie Dash, Kandis Williams and dream hampton, and a DJ set by Helado Negro.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St., Mnhtn

MON APRIL 30
7PM–10PM • FREE
COMEDY: Right Now with Jenny and Dave
A late night show from Jennie Sutton (Letterman) and David Agyekum (Comedy Central). This month’s theme is animals. They’ll raise awareness for animal shelters with the help of comedian friends Justin Flanagan (Comedy Central), Taj Osorio (Stress Factory), Sarah Lazarus (Tight Ship) and Daniel Simonsen (Edinburgh Comedy Festival). There will be animal experts, a “pet beauty pageant” and stand up. There will be animal shelter donation boxes.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn

TUES MAY 1
12PM • FREE
RALLY: Fight Together! Strike to Win! May Day NYC 2018
On International Workers’ Day celebrate the collective power of migrants and workers in New York and around the world. Program begins at noon, march at 5 pm.
Union Sq. S., Mnhtn

TUES MAY 1
7 PM • $38
TALK: An Evening with Patti Smith
In an intimate conversation, the acclaimed musician, writer, visual artist and pioneer of the New York City punk rock movement discusses the inspirations and influences that shaped her prolific career.
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park W, Mnhtn

WEDS MAY 2
7PM–10PM • $40, seniors $36, students $10
TALK: George Saunders with Paul Holdengräber: The Writing Life
Short story writer, essayist, travel writer and Booker Prize-winning novelist, George Saunders joins Paul Holdengräber for a conversation about his life and work. A spirited raconteur and veteran teacher of craft, Saunders has much to tell about his journeys on and off the page.
The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd St., Mnhtn

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Photo (top): Sylvia Palacios Whitman. Passing Through, Sonnabend Gallery, 1977. Documentation of performance; photographer: Babette Mangolte. Photograph, 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm). Courtesy of Babette Mangolte. © 1977 Babette Mangolte.