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NYC Weekly Events Calendar: Feb. 14 to Feb. 20

Indypendent Staff Feb 13

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.

A Mother and Ursa Major, 2018, Kadie Salfi.

THRU MARCH 10
WED–SUN, 12PM–6PM • FREE
EXHIBITION: Every 16 Hours
Artist Kadie Salfi’s paintings put American gun culture in the crosshairs.
A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth St., Bklyn

THRU AUGUST
MON–SUN, 1PM–7PM • FREE
EXHIBITION: Paris68Redux
A paste-up project conceived of by UK-based artists Dominic McGill and Michael Collins that aims both to re-present the graphic work of the Atelier Populaire, created during the Paris Student Uprising in 1968, and to continue in that agitprop tradition by addressing present-day issues.
Depanneur Wines
292 Livingston St., Bklyn

FRI FEB 15
5:30PM–9:30PM • FREE
FOOD: Angela, You Are Welcome at this Shabbat
In 1970, as the FBI hunted down Professor Angela Davis for her support of political prisoners, lovers of justice everywhere put posters in their windows declaring, “Angela, Sister, You Are Welcome in This House.” Today, as Professor Davis is attacked for speaking out against injustices in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace declares, “Angela, You Are Welcome at This Shabbat.”
Multiple Locations

FRI FEB 15
6PM–8PM • FREE
EXHIBIT LAUNCH: PELEA
Work from artists grappling with the violence of hyper-speculation and displacement unfolding throughout the city. Working through performance, photography, drawing, painting, and sculpture, these artists engage the lived experience of spatial precarity from individual experience to collective resistance. On view through May 3, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU
53 Washington Sq S., Mnhtn

FRI FEB 15
7PM–10PM • FREE
GATHERING: Library After Hours: Love & Resistance
Celebrate the opening of NYPL’s newest exhibition Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50 with a night of curator talks, trivia, special guests and more. Come explore the history of LGBTQ civil rights following the 1969 Stonewall Riots.
The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd St., Mnhtn

FRI FEB 15
8PM • $45–$75, 18+
MUSIC: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Founded in the 1960’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo provided a soundtrack for the civil rights struggle in South Africa and around the world.
Sony Hall
235 W. 46th St., Mnhtn

FRI FEB 15
8PM–1AM • FREE
PARTY: Red Party
Come ready to dance at the communist anti-Valentine’s Day Party. Special guests: Red Yenta, a new socialist dating platform hosted on Twitter and Instagram (@redyenta), open to leftists of all stripes looking for whatever it is we call love.
Verso Books
20 Jay St., Suite 1010, Bklyn

FRI FEB 15
10PM–4AM • $15
MUSIC: Brooklyn Dub Club: Channel One
Expect earth-shattering bass, entrancing reverbs and some of the deepest and most exclusive cuts played through Dub-Stuy’s infamous 15,000W hand crafted hi-fi behemoth.
The Paper Box
17 Meadow St., Bklyn

SAT FEB 16
1PM–4PM • FREE
MEMORIAL: Can’t Kill Fightin’ For Freedom
A gathering honoring assassinated leaders of Black struggle, Malcolm X and Fred Hampton.
Cemotap
13505 Rockaway Blvd, Queens

SAT FEB 16
3PM–6PM • FREE
MUSIC: Songs in the Key of Resistance
Held on the third Saturday and first Monday evening of each month, Songs in the Key of Resistance (SKOR) is a cross-movement space for New Yorkers to create community through singing and to support each other in working for justice. Learn songs and chants to share at demonstrations. Bring your songs and an instrument if you play. On Saturdays, bring food to share for a potluck.
The People’s Forum
320 West 37th St., Mnhtn

SAT FEB 16
4PM–6PM • FREE
TALK: Dead Right: Conservatism After Trump
American conservatives have entered a crisis decades in the making, and they’re taking the rest of us down with them. New School historian Julia Ott, CUNY political theorist Corey Robin, and Dissent Magazine co-editor Timothy Shenk consider what the American left — including, and perhaps especially, its surging socialist wing — has to learn from the successes and failures of conservatism in the age of Trump.
63 Fifth Ave., Mnhtn

No photo description available.SAT FEB 16
4PM–8PM • FREE
PARTY: Year of Abundance: A Lunar New Year Celebration
A celebration of Lower East Side and Chinatown communities. Live performances, art activities, karaoke, DJ sets and refreshments from local restaurants.
Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand St., Mnhtn

SUN FEB 17
1PM–4PM • $0–$25
FOOD: Love Your Neighbor: Lunch and Discussion at YAMA
Meet Debbie Almontaser and other change makers behind the Yemeni American Merchants Association, a one-year-old organization whose incredible birth story is the result of the Yemeni Bodega Strike that drew thousands of people to Brooklyn Borough Hall in response to President Trump’s Muslim ban. Join the Muslim Community Network and the Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee to hear YAMA stories and enjoy a delicious Yemeni lunch.
YAMA
6740 5th Ave., Bklyn


Photo (top): Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Source: mambazo.com.