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THURS JAN 31
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
TALK: Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Emergency
Come hear from leading climate experts about what we need to do on a mass scale to address it before it’s too late.
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th St., Mnhtn
THURS JAN 31
7PM–10PM • FREE
SCREENING: Rosa Luxemburg
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of its namesake, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung is hosting a screening of Margarethe von Trotta’s 1986 film Rosa Luxemburg. Barbara Sukowa was awarded best actress at Cannes for her portrayal of the revolutionary.
Goethe-Institut New York
30 Irving Pl, Mnhtn
FRI FEB 1
7PM • $15–$45
PARTY: Labor Notes 40th Birthday Party
Celebrate 40 years of making trouble with Labor Notes at the magazine’s anniversary issue release party. Guests from four generations of troublemaking, cash bar, dance party!
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn
FRI FEB 1
8PM–12AM • $15
PARTY: Night at the Museum: Lunar New Year Party with Bubble_T
A Year of the Pig Lunar New Year party organized by NYC’s roving dance party, Bubble_T. DJs, live performances, interactive installations, cocktails and snacks.
22-25 Jackson Ave., Queens
SAT FEB 2
8PM–12AM • FREE
MUSIC: The New York Fowl Harmonic
Old-school noisy garage-rock and merengue. The first show at the new Hank’s.
345 Adams St., Bklyn
SUN FEB 3
2PM–5PM • $5 suggested donation
FOOD: Farming While Black
An afternoon of storytelling and breaking bread among farmers of color and allies in celebration of Leah Penniman’s new book, Farming While Black.
176 St Nicholas Ave., Bklyn
SUN FEB 3
6:30PM–8:20PM • $15
COMEDY: Laughter as Resistance: A Night of Comedy for Abortion Access
A night of comedy so funny it will make you forget how fucked up the state of abortion rights in America is… just kidding, you’ll never forget. All proceeds go to the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund.
21 A Clinton St., Mnhtn
MON FEB 4
11AM • $17
SCREENING: Mississippi Burning
Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe star as FBI agents assigned to investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers in this thriller loosely based on the real-life case of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner — two Jewish and an African American civil rights workers who were abducted and murdered in 1964. This screening marks the films 30th anniversary.
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
18 Bleecker St., Mnhtn
FEB 5–FEB 27
Dates vary, 6PM–8PM • FREE
SERIES: The Black Experience in America
Dialogues centering how Black people navigate and make sense of their daily lives in the United States, featuring authors, scholars, activists and artists discussing their work in understanding the complexities of identity. Visit: liberalstudies.nyu.edu for detailed location listings and more info.
TUES FEB 5
6PM–9PM • FREE
SCREENING: Decade of Fire
In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Left unprotected by the city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multiethnic neighborhoods burned. Bronx native Vivian Vazquez exposes the truth about the borough’s sordid history and reveals how her embattled and maligned community chose to resist, remain and rebuild.
Center for New York City Affairs
72 5th Ave., Mnhtn
Photo (top): The New York Fowl Harmonic open the new Hank’s Saloon. Image via Facebook.