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Indy Weekly Events Calendar for August 30–September 5

Indypendent Staff Aug 29, 2018

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 AUG 30
6PM–8PM • FREE
READING: Femmescapes Launch Party
Readings and performances celebrating the launch of the latest Femmescapes Magazine, which presents work by queer and trans artists and writers who experience an affinity with femmeness.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn

THURS AUG 30
7PM–9PM • $16
FILM: Basquiat: Rage to Riches
The story of Jean-Michel Basquiat personal and artistic journey, told through interviews with those who knew him best. A talkback will follow the film with Lisane and Jeanine Basquiat, director David Shulman and producer Janet Lee.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, Bklyn

THURS AUG 30
5:30PM–9PM • FREETALK: #Vision4BronxSchools
A conversation about the vision for public education in the Bronx hosted by Bronx Power and Bronx Educators United for Justice. Come discuss school closures, school reforms, curriculum, the impact of testing, violence and bullying, school discipline, culturally responsive education and whole child education.
Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association
1283 Westchester Ave., Bronx

THURS AUG 30
7PM–9PM • FREE
TALK: Anarchism in Argentina — Circled (A) History Series
Emptied of its indigenous population from a century of genocidal conquests, Argentina’s desperation for labor meant it imported millions Europeans between 1890 and 1931. They arrived to cramped tenement “conventillos” in cities unprepared for the massive influx, with unregulated work conditions and little in the way of organized labor. Anarchists built a central union, the FORA, with a platform advocating for internationalist anarcho-communist revolution.
The Base
1302 Myrtle Ave., Bklyn

FRI AUG 31
1PM–12 AM • $25
ART: Black Art Matters, The Pop Up
An international tour and fundraiser created by and for artists of color. Installations, performances, live DJ, tips only bar.
17 Frost Gallery
17 Frost St. Bkyln  

FRI AUG 31
9 PM–11:15 PM • $16
FILM: Do the Right Thing with Pizza
Enjoy Spike Lee’s masterpiece with the pizza all the residents of Stuyvesant Avenue between Quincy and Lexington want. Each ticket includes a slice of cheese pizza with extra mozzarella.
Videology Bar & Cinema
308 Bedford Ave., Bklyn

AUG 31–SEPT 16
Dates & times vary • $11
FILM: Women of the West
This film series highlights Westerns that focus on a female protagonist, foregrounding the importance of women both to the Western genre and to the history of the American West itself. Visit anthologyfilmarchives.org for showtimes.
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave., Mnhtn

SAT SEPT 1
2PM–4PM • $35, 21+
CLASS: Learn How to Tattoo
Tattoo guns and an open bar. Give a rad sleeve to a piece of synthetic skin or a melon if you prefer to go green. Everything from inks to tattoo machines included. If you are proud of your skills, celebrate by cracking open a cold.
FIB Forever Ink Bar
1051 Flatbush Ave., Bklyn

SAT SEPT 1
7PM–12AM • $10 donation
COMEDY: Paid Protest + Karaoke
A monthly comedy show fundraising for the NYC Democratic Socialists of America with the best comics in New York. Grab a friend, get a drink and support local activism. Karaoke starts at 9 pm.
Mayday Space
176 St Nicholas Ave., Bklyn

SUN SEPT 2
12PM–2PM • $10
WALKING TOUR: Environmental Justice in Gowanus
Gowanus is an intensely contaminated community that is simultaneously undergoing multiple processes of environmental remediation and gentrification. Explore these dynamics and the challenges and opportunities posed by the Gowanus Canal Superfund Clean Up.
Union St. & 4th Ave., Bklyn

SUN SEPT 2
2PM–9PM • FREE
MUSIC: Punk Rock Pic-a-Nic!
Send summer off with a big sloppy bite of punk rock fun at this potluck picnic. Bring a dish if you like and catch the punk rock bands playing all afternoon. The Drossells headline.
Otto’s Shrunken Head
538 E. 14th St., Mnhtn

SUN SEPT 2
10PM–4AM • $28 in advance, $80 day of
PARTY: Baile De Favela Carnaval Micareta Party
The most authentic Micareta Carnaval experience north of the equator, an epic and unforgettable night of music and dance.
(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker St., Mnhtn

WEDS SEPT 5
8 PM • $12–$15, 21+
COMEDY: Abolish Everything
The Senate? Get rid of it. Facebook? Throw it in the trash. The Supreme Court? No thanks. Come hear young leftists explain why we should get rid of everything, laugh at the calcified dysfunction our institutions and enter raffles for a chance to poll the public on any topic at this comic (but also very serious) fundraiser for Data for Progress.
Union Hall
702 Union St., Bklyn

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Photo (top): Spike Lee and Danny Aiello in Do the Right Thing. Have a slice and watch the classic at Videology Bar & Cinema on Friday. Credit: Universal Pictures.