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Indy Events Calendar July 19–25

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Indypendent Staff Jul 18

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.

THURS JULY 19
7PM–9PM • $5–$15 suggested donations
HISTORY: Homeward Bound: Memories, Identity, and Resilience across the Chinese Diaspora
Part of a series of public events that highlights everyday resilience in Chinatowns around the world. Mei Lum, Diane Wong and Huiying Bernice Chan have spent the past several years conducting ethnographic research and oral history interviews from New York to Johannesburg.
Project Reach
39 Eldridge St.
, Mnhtn

FRI JULY 20
7:30PM–10:30PM • FREE
MUSIC: Anoushka Shankar/My Brightest Diamond
Melding Indian raga with electronica beats, sitar master Anoushka Shankar honor’s tradition while boldly embracing the future. She is joined by indie singer and composer Shara Nova.
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival
141 Prospect Park W., Bklyn

SAT JULY 21
11AM–6PM • $20
MARKET: A Midsummer Oddities Flea Market
Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items and osteological specimens.
Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Ave., Bklyn

SAT JULY 21
12PM–2PM • FREE
COMMUNITY: Chalk Back
Join the Catcalls of NYC community for a day of story sharing, chalking and meeting people passionate about ending street harassment. There will be goodie bags, feminist merch and lots of free chalk.
Washington Square Park, Mnhtn

SAT JULY 21
2PM–6PM • FREE
FUNDRAISER: Meowmania 2018! A Cat Party in Brooklyn
Cats. They conquered the internet, now they are coming for Brooklyn. Pet them, take selfies with them, have a drink with them, admire their exquisite beauty. Drink proceeds go to local rescues.
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan St., Bklyn

SAT JULY 21
3PM–5PM • FREE
POLITICS: No Shortcuts: A Critical Look at Electoral Politics
A critical conversation regarding two socialist projects: the election of Seattle Council Member Kshama Sawant and the movement to elect Chokwe Antar Lumumba, current Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, who promised to make Jackson “the most radical city on the planet.” The meet-up will end with a discussion on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s recent primary victory in NYC.
Doughboy Park, Queens

SUN JULY 22
10AM–5:30PM • FREE
FOOD: International Food Pop-up
Discover new flavors and tastes from over 25 different food vendors.
Grand Bazaar NYC
100 W. 77th St., Mnhtn

SUN JULY 22
7PM–9:30PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Firebrand Feminism: The Radical Lives of Ti-Grace Atkinson, Kathie Sarachild, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz & Dana Densmore
Breanne Fahs will read from her new book followed by a discussion of radical feminist tactics and activism in today’s political climate.
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

SUN JULY 22
7PM–11PM • $16
MUSIC: Las Cafeteras Live in Brooklyn
Las Cafeteras are Native and migrant children who are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. Their record Tastes like L.A. was named one of the best albums of 2017 by The Indypendent.
Gold Sounds
44 Wilson Ave., Bklyn

TUES JULY 24
7:30PM–10PM • FREE
MUSIC/FILM: RZA: Live from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA delivers an epic audiovisual film experience — a re-score of the Shaw Brothers’ 1978 martial arts classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. With its themes of perseverance, transcendence and brotherhood, the film was a formative influence on Wu-Tang’s aesthetic. Now, weaving together instrumentals and beats from the Wu-Tang discography, RZA performs his thrilling new score live.
Damrosch Park
175 W 62nd St., Mnhtn

JULY 25–AUG 15
WEDS 6PM–9PM • FREE
MUSIC: Uptown Bounce: Rhythm & Power
Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio for their free summer block party series celebrating East Harlem. Held on four consecutive Wednesdays, visitors are invited to stop by and dance to music by local New York City DJs, participate in art-making workshops and savor summer drinks and local food.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., Mnhtn

WED JULY 25
6PM–10PM • $40–$45
MUSIC: Courtney Barnett
The indie rock sorceress appears in concert to support free programming at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.
Prospect Park Bandshell
141 Prospect Park W., Bklyn

WED JULY 25
7PM–10PM • $15
SCREENING: Invasion of the Body Snatchers in 35mm
This thinly-veiled examination of McCarthy Era hysteria follows the story of a Californian doctor who discovers an alien plot to take over the earth by methodically replacing humankind with zombie-like pod people. One of the best political allegories of 1950s.
Village East Cinema
181-189 2nd Ave, Mnhtn

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Photo (top): Uptown funk you up! Join Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio for a weekly block party starting Wednesday, July 25. Credit: Filip Wolak.