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Indy Weekly Events Calendar: Dec. 13 to Dec. 19

Indypendent Staff Dec 13, 2018

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 DEC 13
7PM–9PM • FREE
ACTIVISM: Extinction Rebellion NYC Training and Launch
Learn the basics and background of Extinction Rebellion and plugin to this snowballing environmental movement.
Thoughtworks
99 Madison Ave., 15th Floor, Mnhtn

THURS DEC 13
7PM–10PM • FREE
TALK: Brooklyn Liberation Forum: US Imperialism & The Migrant Crisis
A discussion on the current state of the migrant caravan and a historical primer on U.S. imperialism in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Audre Lorde Project
85 S Oxford St., Mnhtn

DEC 13–JAN 27
TUES–SUN, 8PM • $35
THEATER: Mikhail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita, or, The Devil Comes to Moscow
Acclaimed Russian director Aleksey Burago and the Russian Arts Theater and Studio present this stage adaptation of a cult masterpiece. Written in secrecy during the darkest period of Stalin’s reign, Master and Margarita is part love story, part phantasmagoria and part biting satire.
Pushkin Hall
165 W. 86th St, Mnhtn

FRI DEC 14
6PM–9PM • FREE
SCREENING: Bag it: Is Your Life Too Plastic
After the screening hear from Jersey City officials about their single-use plastic bag ban and the no straws campaign.
NJCU School of Business
200 Hudson St., Harborside 2, Jersey City

FRI DEC 14
7PM–9PM • $15 suggested donation
BENEFIT: Get Out There
Brooklyn-based Consumata’s cumbia-punk, ska-funk, boss-a-rengue and dubbed-out tarantellas will get you on the dance floor at this benefit for the Article 20 Network, the only human rights organization devoted solely to protecting the freedom of peaceful assembly.
Starr Bar
214 Starr Street, Bklyn

FRI DEC 14
7:30PM–9:30PM • FREE
SCREENING: Sorry To Bother You
Join the South Brooklyn Democratic Socialists for a screening of Boots Riley’s instant classic.
Cherry Tree/Bar 65
65 4th Ave., Bklyn

FRI DEC 14
9PM–1AM • $15, 21+
PARTY: BrooklynVegan Holiday Party
Gang Gang Dance and Ela Minus perform. Free beer from Brooklyn Brewery. First 50 people to enter get a free cold one.
The Brooklyn Brewery
79 N. 11th St., Bklyn

DEC 15–DEC 16
12PM–5PM SAT, 1PM–6PM SUN • FREE
MARKET: Social Justice Holiday Market
An indoor gathering of small vendors selling all things social justice-y — so you don’t have to buy corporate crap for your loved ones and can instead uplift local artists, makers and your community.
Mayday Space
176 St Nicholas Ave, Bklyn

SAT DEC 15
9:45AM–5:45PM • FREE
CONFERENCE: Sports and Politics Conference
A day-long event look at how professional sports informs politics.
Verso Books
20 Jay St., Suite 1010, Bklyn

SAT DEC 15
7PM–4AM • $25, 21+
PARTY: Coming To America Theme Party
This celebration for the 30th anniversary of the Eddie Murphy classic includes a screening and an immersive costume party. Come dressed up as your favorite character from the film or bring a 1980s vibe with you.
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave., Queens

TUES DEC 18
8PM–12AM • FREE, donations welcome
COMEDY: Brown Privilege Comedy
Saurin Choksi, together with DJ Sareen, hosts this laugh fest every third Tuesday of the month.
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Ave., Bklyn


Photo (top): Lakeith Stanfield (left) and Armie Hammer in Sorry to Bother You. Credit: Annapurna Pictures.