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Indy Weekly Events Calendar: Nov. 1 to Nov. 7

Indypendent Staff Oct 31

The Indypendent’s events calendar comes out every Wednesday online and once a month in print. 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 NOV 1
5PM–8PM • FREE
SPIRITUALITY: Día De Los Muertos Call to Community
Reimagine the experience of death, create different worlds and remember life has no borders. Attendees are invited to bring ritual elements to remember and celebrate those they have lost at this evening of communion, ceremony and healing.
Washington Square Park
5 Ave., Waverly Pl, W. 4th St. & MacDougal St., Mnhtn

Kara Walker, “Exodus of Confederates From Atlanta,” 2005, from the portfolio Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated). Photolithograph and screenprint. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Print Committee 2005.91.4. © 2005 Kara Walker.

THURS NOV 1
7PM–8:30PM • $20
TALK: Walter Annenberg Lecture: Kara Walker
Kara Walker is best known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality and violence using historical images and forms. For the 2018 Walter Annenberg Lecture, Walker speaks about her practice and how art can address the ongoing legacy of slavery in contemporary American life.
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort St., Mnhtn

THURS NOV 1
7PM–9PM • FREE
ACTIVISM: Don’t F*ck With Us, Don’t F*ck Without Us: Night Of Action
Does the stress of election season have you craving booze and dessert? Come to Butter & Scotch, Brooklyn’s badass feminist cocktail bar and bakery, and write postcards to voters in battleground districts urging them to vote for New York State Senate candidates who support progressive reproductive health policies.
Butter & Scotch
818 Franklin Ave., Bklyn

THURS NOV 1
7:30PM–9PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: L.A. Kauffman presents How to Read a Protest
Grassroots organizer and movement journalist L.A. Kauffman shares How to Read a Protest, which delves into the history of America’s major demonstrations, beginning with the legendary 1963 March on Washington, to reveal the ways protests work and how their character has shifted over time. Kauffman discusses the book and surrounding issues with Murad Awawdeh, Director of Political Engagement at the New York Immigration Coalition and with veteran grassroots organizer Leslie Cagan.
Greenlight Books
686 Fulton St., Bklyn

FRI NOV 2
11PM • $20
MUSIC: Awesome Tapes From Africa (ATFA)
Using twin tape decks to unleash rare disco, soul and pop releases from West Africa onto the dancefloor, ATFA’s DJ set is unlike any other. Joining ATFA are special guests Dâm-Funk, nicknamed the “ambassador of boogie-funk,” and Miranda Maxwell.
Elsewhere
599 Johnson Ave., Bklyn

SAT NOV 3
8PM–1AM • $10–$20, 21+
PARTY: Hey U QT: An Undocu Queer & Trans Party
Sounds by DJ UndocuBougie. QTPOC and allies welcome. All proceeds go to NYSYLC, the first undocumented youth-led organization in New York.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Mnhtn

SAT NOV 3
9PM–1AM • Donations welcome
PARTY: Freedom Dance
Party with a purpose — all proceeds go to support political prisoners held captive in the United States — and honor those who have carried high the banner of resistance
The National Black Theatre: Institute for Action Arts
2031 5th Ave., Mnhtn

SUN NOV 4
3PM–6PM • $ 25
DANCE: BAMBULA! Bronx Drum and Dance Festival
Come and enjoy an afternoon of the Bronx’s own top dance and drum companies spanning the African Diaspora.
575 Walton Ave., Bronx

MON, NOV 5
5PM–8PM • FREE
WELLNESS: Urban Retreat for Changemakers
Are you an activist, teacher, social worker, community organizer, caregiver and working for positive change in the world? Are you feeling tired, stressed, angry, depressed or run-down? Each Monday, you are welcomed to an Urban Retreat for Changemakers. Receive free wellness treatments, community support and refreshments. Put your feet up and have someone take care of you!
Reciprocity Foundation
151 W. 19th St., Mnhtn

MON NOV 5
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
TALK: Angela Davis
Activist, scholar and writer Angela Davis discusses politics and aesthetics in the era of Trump, #MeToo and Black Lives Matter. RSVPs open Oct. 15 at nyuskirball.org.
NYU Skirball
566 Laguardia Pl, Bklyn

MON NOV 5
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
POETRY: David Wojnarowicz Reanimation Ceremony
In 1992, shortly before his premature death due to the AIDS epidemic, David Wojnarowicz read in public for the last time at a benefit for Needle Exchange held at the Drawing Center. This program begins by playing the original audio recording of Wojnarowicz’s final performance, followed by readings by Shiv Kotecha, Filip Marinovich and Anna Vitale.
The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St., Mnhtn

TUES NOV 6
7PM–10PM • FREE
PHOTOGRAPHY: Optics: Visual Culture and Electoral Politics
Explore the impact of visual culture on electoral politics at a special election night edition of Optics: A New Way of Seeing Contemporary Culture, hosted by writer-editor Jillian Steinhauer with artist Daniel Bejar and featuring a special election-themed performance by Amy Khoshbin. Afterward, follow the election results with a DJ set and libations.
ICP Museum
250 Bowery, Mnhtn

WEDS NOV 7
7PM • $15
SCREENING: Rude
Jamaican-Canadian director Clement Virgo’s landmark feature debut—the first Canadian film made by an entirely black crew — is a searing, poetic portrait of black lives fighting to overcome socio-economic constraints. Over the course of one Easter weekend in a Toronto housing project, three desperate people — an ex-drug dealer-turned-artist trying to go straight; a boxer coming to terms with his sexuality; and a young woman coping with a breakup—confront the darkest parts of themselves while searching for a path forward.
BAM
30 Lafayette Ave., Bklyn


Photo (top): Artist Amy Khoshbin who will be performing at ICP on Tuesday. Credit: Kevin Condon.