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Indy Weekly Events Calendar: Nov. 22 to Nov. 28

Indypendent Staff Nov 21

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.

THRU NOV 24
WED–SUN 1PM–6PM
EXHIBIT: A Conflict of Interest
Featuring six artists whose interpretations of the phrase “conflict of interest” range from political to surreal. Not to be missed: Stephen Hall’s urgent animal portraits and the work of Robert Ross — a builder, writer, actor, filmmaker, bon vivant, raconteur and man about town who is exhibiting his disturbing dioramas for the first time.
Westbeth Gallery
55 Bethune St., Mnhtn

NOV 16–JAN 31
TUES–FRI, 11AM–6PM, SAT by appointment • FREE
PHOTOGRAPHY: Aunty!: African Women in the Frame, 1890 to the Present
Featuring a trove of original, archival, vintage and contemporary images spanning the African continent, this exhibit centers images of African women and engages with the nuances of the “Aunty” as both a colonial construction and honorific of African womanhood.
United Photo Industries
16 Main St., #B, Bklyn

FRI NOV 23
2PM–5PM • FREE
PROTEST: Amazons Against Amazon Black Friday Action
Come “carol” on over to the Amazon Bookstore, spreading news of the dangers Amazon’s HQ2 poses to New York communities.
NYPL The New York Public Library
Fifth Ave. at 42nd St., Mnhtn

SAT NOV 24
10:30PM–4AM • $10 suggested donation
PARTY: Afrobeats Dance Party & Fundraiser
Come party with Science for the People and DJ duo BSquared. Science for the People is an organization of STEM workers, educators and activists who believe that science can be a positive force for humanity and the planet.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn

SUN NOV 25
9AM–7PM • FREE
Conference: Marielle Franco & Berta Cáceres, Presente!
Commemorating International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, People’s Forum presents a one-day summit with panel discussions, workshops and cultural performances to address issues related to gender and state violence.
The People’s Forum
320 West 37th St., Bklyn

NOV 25–DEC 23
SUN 2PM • $20
PERFORMANCE: Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir: And Then They Came For All of Us
The title of Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping Choir’s new performance piece refers both to the familiar poem by Martin Niemöller and to the detainment of choir member Ravi Ragbir, director of the New Sanctuary Coalition and a target of Trump-era fear-mongering.
Joes Pub
425 Lafayette St., Mnhtn

SUN NOV 25
8PM–2:30AM • $5–$8
PARTY: Disco Tehran
A funky warm discothéque with live shows by local and international bands, Disco Tehran is a dreamboat that connects New York to the era of 1970s cosmopolitan venues in Tehran. Come explore groovy household throwbacks and rare music from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St., Mnhtn

MON NOV 26
6PM–8PM • FREE
TALK: Settler-Colonialism, Immigration, and White Nationalism in the US: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
In this lecture, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses how the conceptualization of the United States as a “nation of immigrants” obscures the genocidal, militaristic and white nationalist roots of the capitalist state. Descendants of enslaved Africans, of the Indigenous Nations, and of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans cannot be subsumed into the concept of a “nation of immigrants.”
University Center, Tishman Auditorium
63 Fifth Ave., Mnhtn

MON NOV 26
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
MEETING: Gateway to Greenpoint: Kickoff Community Workshop
Join the Newtown Creek Alliance for a community visioning workshop to plan for public and environmental development of a 13,000-square-foot, city-owned parcel at the corner of Greenpoint and Kingsland Avenues in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Engagement Center
520 Kingsland Ave., Bklyn

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir are kicking off their annual holiday run at Joe’s Pub this Sunday. Credit: Public Theater.

TUES NOV 27
6PM–9PM • FREE
DRINKS: Marxist Feminist Happy Hour
Come get some drinks and food and chat about Marxism and feminism!
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn

TUES NOV 27
6:30PM–9:30PM • FREE
SCREENING: Call Her Ganda
This new film follows the tragic murder of Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transgender woman by a U.S. Marine and the community effort that brought her murderer to justice.
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 W. 27th St. Ste 600, Mnhtn

TUES NOV 27
7PM–8:30PM • FREE
FORUM: People’s Hearing on Voting in New York
Hosted by Let New York Vote and Common Cause-NY, this event brings together voters, community groups, elected officials and other stakeholders to discuss voting reforms New York so desperately needs.New Yorkers are encouraged to testify, share their stories and discuss potential solutions. City Councilmember Jumaane Williams, and public advocate candidates Michael Blake and Nomiki Konst will take part.
First Unitarian Congregational Society
119 Pierrepont St., Bklyn

TUES NOV 27
7:30PM–9PM • $8
SCREENING: Julio García Espinosa’s Third World, Third World War
Shot in North Vietnam in 1968, the film contrasts the inhumanity of the American war machine with the simple humanity and ingenuity of the Vietnamese peasants forced to take up armed struggle in order to survive
Light Industry
155 Freeman St., Bklyn


Image (top): Latin American activists Berta Cáceres (left) and Marielle Franco, the inspirations behind a daylong conference at People’s Forum this Sunday. Source: People’s Forum.