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Weekly Events Calendar: Jan. 24–Jan.30

Indypendent Staff Jan 23

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 JAN 24
6PM–8PM • FREE
Workshop: Being Solid Allies to Frontline Communities: No Amazon in Queens
Join Hate-Free Zone Queens for this interactive workshop for allies. Learn more about the impact ofAmazon’s planned Queens headquarters, and take action to love and protect our communities.
Jewish Center of Jackson Heights
3706 77th St., Queens

THURS JAN 24
6:30PM–9:30PM
TRAINING: Non-Violent Direct Action Training
Want to learn more about de-escalation and civil disobedience? Interested in taking part in direct actions during the Extinction Rebellion National Day of Rebellion on Saturday, Jan. 26? Make sure to attend this training.
One Spirit Learning Alliance
247 W. 36th St. 6th Fl., Mnhtn

THURS JAN 24
7PM–9PM • FREE
TALK: Against Bolsonaro, Against Trump
Two years after Donald Trump’s victory shook the world, Jair Bolsonaro rose in Brazil to solidify the Western Hemisphere’s far-right wave. But at the same time, from the Democratic Socialists of America to the massive #EleNão mobilizations, new social forces are awakening to push it back: forces that are feminist, antiracist, socialist. Join state Sen. Julia Salazar and lawmakers from Brazil for a discussion.
Verso Books
20 Jay St., Suite 1010, Bklyn

THURS JAN 24
8PM–12AM • $12–$32
MUSIC: The Baffler Presents: Gauche / The Sediment Club / Alice Cohen
An evening of music, readings and conversation as Baffler inaugurates The Bad Society, a new series of concerts and talks for the disaffected and generally pissed-off.
Secret Project Robot
1186 Broadway, Bklyn

FRI JAN 25
6PM–8PM • FREE
Photography: Photography and Social Justice Open House
A celebration of Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Fellows, part of a program that trains emerging photographers to be effective storytellers, creative leaders and changemakers in their communities.
Magnum Foundation
59 E. 4th St., Mnhtn

FRI JAN 25
7PM–10PM • $10
TRIVIA: SocFem Pub Trivia Night
Come to the Verso Loft for fun and tricky trivia questions, food, drinks and prizes. Arrive as a full team of up to 6 or show up solo and make friends. The game will be hosted by Katie Halper, host of the Katie Halper Show. All proceeds go toward the Democratic Socialists of America’s Socialist Feminist Working Group.
Verso Books
20 Jay St, Suite 1010, Bklyn

JAN 25–JAN 26
FRI 7PM, SAT 3PM • $22–$40
MUSIC: Black Flags Over Brooklyn
A two-day, anti-fascist extreme metal festival featuring a vendor market with band merch, radical publishers, activist organizations, local artisans and more.
Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Ave., Bklyn

JAN 25–JAN 27
Times vary • $20–$180
MUSIC: Winter Gathering: People’s Music Network
People’s Music Network is a diverse community of singers, artists and activists throughout the Northeast United States that cultivates music and cultural work as catalysts for a just and peaceful world. The group holds its 39th annual Winter Gathering at two venues in New York City this weekend featuring concerts and workshops for all ages.
Community Church of New York (Friday)
40 E. 35th St. Mnhtn
Central Park East II Middle School (Saturday & Sunday)
433 E. 100th St., Mnhtn

SUN JAN 27
1PM–5PM • $150 + $50 materials fee
CRAFTS: Build Your Own Theremin
Invented in 1919, the theremin, which generates sound without being touched, was the first electronic instrument. The NY Theremin Society invites you to build your functional theremin using Open Theremin, an open source hardware and software project.
Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer St., Bklyn

SUN JAN 27
3PM–4:30PM • $10
THEATER: The Purgatory Trial of Vito Marcantonio
This one-man show documents the trials and tribulations of the popular East Harlem Congressman. Written and Performed by Roberto Ragone. Directed by Art Bernal with an introduction by Gerald Meyer.
Producers Club Theaters & Bar
358 W. 44th St., Mnhtn

TUES JAN 29
6PM–8:30PM • FREE
FORUM: Candidates for NYC Public Advocate
All candidates who qualify for the Feb. 26 special election are invited to this forum, sponsored by downtown community groups and political clubs.
Manny Cantor Center
197 E. Broadway, Mnhtn

WED JAN 30
7PM–9PM • FREE
HISTORY: A People’s History of the Haitian Revolution
In 1791 on the island of Hispaniola, a slave revolt erupted that would send shockwaves throughout the Western Hemisphere. Take a closer look at this momentous event and examine how it shaped the struggle for Black Liberation not just in Haiti, but across the globe.
Solidarity Center NYC
147 W. 24th St., Mnhtn

JAN 30–FEB 1
WED, THURS & FRI 7:30PM • FREE
FILM: Silent Films / Live Music
Three evenings of classic silent film screenings accompanied by live music. Take your pick or watch all three over the course of three nights. Featured films in order of screening: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (1921) with Marc Ribot; Nosferatu (1922) with Irene and Linda Buckley; Underworld (1927) with Alloy Orchestra.
Brookfield Place New York
230 Vesey St., Mnhtn


Photo (top): Members of Dawn Ray’d, among the headliners at Black Flags Over Brooklyn, an anti-fascist metal festival taking place this weekend. Source: Bandcamp.