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THURS JUNE 7
SCREENING: The Workers Cup
Set inside the labor camps of Qatar, where the World Cup is being built on the backs of 1.6 million migrant workers, this film follows a team of laborers living a real-life version of fantasy football. By day they sweat to build the World Cup, by night they compete in a “workers welfare” football tournament, playing in the same stadiums that will one day host the world’s greatest players. This is your chance to see the film before its theatrical release.
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave., Queens
FRI JUNE 8
7PM–10PM • $10 suggested donation
ART: Blast Off with Undiscovered Countries!
Undiscovered Countries is a Brooklyn-based incubator of new and developing interdisciplinary art. This event highlights six artists from different perspectives and disciplines, each developing a large scale new work. Featuring: Interactive installation art by Leigh Caitlin; GERTRUDE, a new play by Zoë Erwin-Longstaff; The Laughing City, a graphic novel by Kristen Rosa; Cancer Cancer Cancer, a new play by Alexander Paris; A new book of comedic essays by Molly McGaughey; THE FACE OF HER REJECTION, a new play by Dan Rodaire.
214 Starr St., Bklyn
JUNE 7–JUNE 9
8PM THURS & FRI, 7PM SAT • $15–25
MUSIC: The 3rd Annual Jalopy International Music Fest
This festival celebrates the diverse wellspring of music among NYC’s communities at one of the city’s most intimate venues.
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St., Bklyn
JUNE 9–JUNE 10
SAT & SUN 11AM–6PM • FREE
FOOD: The Big Apple BBQ Block Party
Enjoy mouthwatering ’cue from the world’s best chefs and pitmasters.
Madison Square Park, Mnhtn
SAT JUNE 9
1PM–7PM • $35–$65
FOOD: Creole Food Festival
Come taste and celebrate the best of French, Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisines with live music and dance performances.
95 Delancey St., Mnhtn
SAT JUNE 9
3PM–5PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Grapes and the Wind (Las Uvas y El Viento)
Celebrate the release of Grapes and the Wind by Pablo Neruda, newly translated into English by Michael Straus. A conversation between Straus and Phong Bui, co-founder and artistic director of the Brooklyn Rail, will be followed by a poetry reading in Spanish and English with Ralph Lemon, María José Giménez, Alfred MacAdam and others.
200 Eastern Pkwy, Bklyn
SAT JUNE 9
4:30PM–6PM • $18
DANCE: Moroccan Chaabi Workshop: Dance for the People!
One of North Africa’s popular traditional dances, Chaabi means “dance of the people” and this dance is exactly that. All levels and walks of life are welcome.
Sweet Water Dance and Yoga
876 Gerard Ave., Fl 2, Bronx
SAT JUNE 9
6PM–10PM • FREE
MUSIC: Bowie Symphonic: Ensemble LPR performs David Bowie’s Blackstar
An all-star orchestra group along with Bowie’s collaborators pay tribute to the late superstar’s final work.
Rumsey Playfield, Mnhtn
SAT JUNE 9
10PM–4AM • $20–$35
PARTY: Brooklyn Pride! at House of Yes
Expect an over-the-top, all-night celebration of love, uniqueness, freedom, glitter & most of all… pride!
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Ave., Bklyn
SUN JUNE 10
5 PM–9 PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: The 4th Annual Sunset Park Puerto Rican Day Parade & Festival
This year’s parade is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the wake of Hurricane Maria and to the people of Sunset Park and beyond who came together to support Puerto Rico after the storm. More than ever, the Sunset Park Puerto Rican Day Parade symbolizes the strength and resilience of the people on the island and in diaspora. The parade begins at 59th Street and 5th Avenue in Brooklyn and culminates at the entrance of Sunset Park on 44th Street and 5th Avenue, with the festival beginning at 6 p.m.
Sunset Park, Bklyn
SUN JUNE 10
7–9:30 • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: As Black As Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation
As Black As Resistance makes the case for a new program of self-defense and transformative politics for Black Americans, one rooted in an anarchistic framework that the authors liken to the Black experience itself.
172 Allen St., Mnhtn
MON JUNE 11
7PM–9PM • FREE
PANEL: Lessons From the Irish Referendum
In May, Irish voters repealed the 8th Amendment, a restrictive constitutional clause preventing people from legally accessing abortion. Join Becca Bor, a Northern Ireland-based activist with People Before Profit who worked with the repeal campaign; Rosin Davis, a literary agent and editor based in New York who grew up in Northern Ireland and formerly served as editor of Women’s News; and journalist Sarah Jaffe, author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, who has been in Ireland reporting on the campaign.
20 Jay St., Suite 1010, Bklyn
WED JUNE 13
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
PARTY: Queer-Socialist Mixer
Come meet and mingle with like-minded socialist queers and maybe learn a little about the Democratic Socialists of America’s Queer Caucus.
559 Lorimer St., Bklyn
Photo (top): The 4th Annual Sunset Park Puerto Rican Day Parade is this Sunday. Credit: Salvador Espinoza.