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Indy Events Calendar for August 9 to August 15

Indypendent Staff Aug 8, 2018

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THURS AUG 9
8AM–5PM • FREE
RESOURCES: Citizenship Thursday (Jueves de Ciudadanía)
Free Citizenship screenings, consults and assistance filling out applications. Sign up for Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights’ free English or citizenship classes. (Gratis: Evaluaciones de elegibilidad, consultas y asistencia para completar aplicaciones de ciudadanía. Inscripción en las clases de inglés o ciudadanía de La Coalición.)
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
5030 Broadway Ste 639, Mnhtn

THURS AUG 9
6PM–10PM • FREE
MUSIC: Wild Style 35th Anniversary Reunion with DJ Funk Flex
Nas once dubbed Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style a “visual Bible of hip-hop.” The evocative film culminates with a real-life concert that took place at the East River Amphitheater, in which the likes of Rammellzee, the Fantastic Five and Treacherous Three performed. Thirty-five years later, the stars of the film invite fans and friends to celebrate with them at that very place.
East River Park
FDR Dr. btw Jackson St. & Cherry St., Mnhtn

THURS AUG 9
BOOK LAUNCH: She Begat This
7PM–10PM • $16
Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Lauryn Hill’s groundbreaking debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill , with the release of Joan Morgan’s new book She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which examines the artist’s musical and cultural legacy. Come early, at 6 pm, for a book-signing with Morgan and a listening session including the album and videos it inspired. Morgan will be joined by fellow hip-hop intellectuals, including image activist Michaela angela Davis, feminist writer Kierna Mayo and transmedia film producer Dr. Yaba Blay.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, Bklyn

FRI AUG 10
7PM–10:30PM • FREE
MUSIC: Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The legendary Montréal-based experimental collective bring their anarchic and deeply political post-rock sound to Brooklyn.
Prospect Park Bandshell
141 Prospect Park W., Mnhtn

FRI AUG 10
9PM–2AM • $5 suggested donation, 21+
MUSIC: Music as Resistance —a Night of Native Hip Hop
Listen to artists from the Southwest bring that desert heat & dance-to-bops with DJ Reddaughter & friends.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn

SAT AUG 11
10AM–5PM
FOOD: Black VegFest
A Black-led, Brooklyn-based vegan festival. The food will be delicious.
Grassroots Artists Movement
1958 Fulton St., Bklyn

SAT AUG 11
12PM–4PM • $20–$75, 21+
DRINK: Beers With(out) Beards Craft Beer Festival
A celebration of women in the beer industry, featuring 20-plus women-owned breweries or breweries helmed by female brewers. Food will be available for purchase by woman owned-and-operated Stuf’d Truck.
The Well
272 Meserole St., Mnhtn

Mavis Staples’ unshakable voice fills Damrosch Park on Aug. 11. Credit: Drew McLellan

SAT AUG 11
7:30PM–10PM • FREE
MUSIC: Mavis Staples & Joe Henry
Poetic folk picker Joe Henry opens for the legendary R&B singer.
Damrosch Park
175 W 62nd St., Mnhtn

AUG 11–12
SAT & SUN 10:30AM–4PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Dragon Boat Festival 2018
Watch 170 dragon-boat teams compete on Meadows Lake and enjoy music, dance, martial arts, folk art and Chinese food.
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens

SUN AUG 12
7PM–10PM
MUSIC: Margo Price & Lukas Nelson
With her infectious blend of Nashville country, Memphis soul and Texas twang, Margo Price brings unflinching honesty and vivid songcraft to nuanced portraits of men and women just trying to get by, evoking everyone from Waylon and Willie to Loretta and Dolly along the way. She splits the night with singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son) and his band.
Damrosch Park
175 W 62nd St., Mnhtn

SUN AUG 12
7PM–10PM • FREE
MUSIC: Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s
From the beatnik riots to the summer of love, NYC’s Greenwich Village was the epicenter of a revolutionary movement in the history of American music. This freewheeling concert, hosted and curated by Richard Barone, celebrates the lasting legacy of that pivotal decade along with an eclectic roster of artists from then and now performing songs that still resonate today.
Rumsey Playfield
Central Park, Mnhtn

SUN AUG 12
7PM–11PM • FREE
DANCE: Free Salsa Night
Come spice up your Sundays with a little salsa. Free class starts at 7 p.m., then dance the night away.
Sek’end Sun
32-11 Broadway, Queens

MON AUG 13
7PM–9:30PM • FREE
SKILLSHARE: t4tech: Intro to React.js & Front End Software Engineering
Ever wanted to get a foundational understanding of what software engineering is really all about? This hands-on lesson covers both the core concepts of software development as well as front-end engineering with the popular Javascript framework React. Laptops are not required, and all skill levels are welcome. Hosted by t4tech, dedicated to sharing knowledge about software engineering, web development and digital technologies in a space designed to empower and welcome trans people of all technical skill levels.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

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Photo (top): Pioneers of the post-rock pantheon, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, bring their jagged musical vistas to Prospect Park Aug. 10.