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Weekly Events Calendar: Feb. 7 to Feb. 13

Indypendent Staff Feb 6

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 FEB 8
8PM–9:30PM & 10:30PM–12AM • $20–$35
MUSIC: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
A two-time Edison Award-winning and Grammy-nominated trumpeter and composer, Scott is the nephew of jazz innovator and legendary sax man, Donald Harrison, Jr. His 2017 Centennial Trilogy commemorated the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recordings in America.
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W. 3rd St., Mnhtn

THRU FEB 14
Times vary • $15
FILM: Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs
Defying the culture of silence and shame that pervaded the era of the AIDS crisis, Riggs created vibrantly expressive, innovative works that broke down the divide between documentary and personal essay to explore issues of race, sexuality, identity, and representation. This series brings together all of Riggs’ films alongside those of his contemporaries, key influences, and those whom he in turn inspired and who carry on his legacy.
BAM
30 Lafayette Ave., Bklyn

THURS FEB 7
6:30PM–8PM • FREE
TALK: The Unauthorized Plans for New York
Throughout the history of “New York” there have been alternative visions for peace and sustainability put forward by people suffering from displacement. Join Kazembe Balagun, Ashley Dawson, Dio Ganhdih and Aurash Khawarzad for a discussion on alternative narratives for the future of the city.
The Skylight Room at the Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Ave., Mnhtn

THURS FEB 7
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
TALK: Rethinking Black Women Freedom Fighters
Moving beyond the leading-man narrative of Black liberation this event aims to restore the biographies of Louise Thompson Patterson ,Gloria Richardson and others. Join scholars Ula Taylor, Joseph Fitzgerald and Keith Gilyard discuss how Black women negotiated racism, patriarchy, class and a Cold War world, and forged their own dreams for freedom.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd, Mnhtn

Killer Monstanto tomatoes won’t be on the menu when you dine with the People’s Puppets. Credit: Erik McGregor.

THURS FEB 7
7PM–10PM • FREE
FOOD: Radical Potluck
The People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street has spent the past 3 months migrating to their new studio. Join them at their new space for a night of performances, movement-building conversations, food and drink.
The People’s Puppets
1 12th St., Bklyn

FRI FEB 8
7PM–10PM • $10
PERFORMANCE: Open Stage
A performing arts event in which any artist — amateur or professional — can take the stage and share a five-minute piece. Share your art or just enjoy the show!
BKLYN Commons
495 Flatbush Ave., Bklyn

FEB 8–MAY 12
WED, FRI–SUN, 11AM–6PM, THUR 11AM–10PM • $0–$16
EXHIBITION: Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving
The largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to the iconic painter and the first in the United States to display a collection of her clothing and other personal artifacts.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, Bklyn

SAT FEB 9
2PM–5PM • FREE
Skill Share: Creating a FOIA Request
Join the Committee to Stop FBI Repression and learn how to compile and submit requests for data, files and documents through the Freedom of Information Act. Bring your laptop and best can-do attitude.
500 7th Ave., Mnhtn

SAT FEB 9
7PM–11:30PM
FILM: African Film Festival Short Films
Shorts from Senegal, Botswana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the United States.
Search Party Studio
71 Wave St., S.I.

SAT FEB 9
9PM–2AM •$15–$20, 21+
MUSIC: Straight To Hell: A Tribute to the Clash
Special guests Smoke & Mirrors, Black Days, SaneInsane.
Maguire’s Pub
5420 Roosevelt Ave., Bronx

SAT FEB 9
5:30PM–8PM • FREE
SCREENING: Profiled
A powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, featuring the mothers of individuals killed by the NYPD.
Unitarian Church of Staten Island
312 Fillmore St., S.I.

SUN FEB 10
10:30AM–3PM • FREE
EXERCISE: Sheldon Brown Memorial Ride
For anyone that has even attempted to fix or maintain their bike, a quick internet search will likely land you at sheldonbrown.com at some point or another. Join the Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op for the annual Sheldon Brown Memorial Ride and celebrate the spirit of knowledge sharing and public access to bike repair.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch
Grand Army Pl., Bklyn

SUN FEB 10
1:45PM • $25
PAYING RESPECTS: Black History Month Trolley Tour
Visit the gravesites of Madam C.J. Walker, W.C. Handy, Ralph Bunche, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Canada Lee, Rudolph Fisher and more.
The Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy
4199 Webster Ave., Bronx

SUN FEB 10
3PM • FREE
SCREENING: 12 Years A Slave
Adapted from the 1853 slave narrative memoir under the same name, this 2013 film received critical claim.
Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum
34-41 137th St., Queens

MON FEB 11
6:30PM–8PM • $5
TALK: Black-Owned Businesses: A History of Enterprise and Community in Brooklyn
Explore the rich history and social impact of businesses owned by and serving black communities in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St., Bklyn

TUES FEB 12
6:30PM–8:30PM
TALK: Colonial Pasts and Violent Present of Confinement
Join Prof. Laleh Khalili as she examines the historical roots of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the U.S. War on Terror.
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn

WEDS FEB 13
1PM–2:30PM
HISTORY: Open Archive: The Slave Ship
Explore items from Schomburg Center’s collection of archival material related to this epochal symbol of Transatlantic slavery.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd, Mnhtn


Photo (top): FRID-OM: Nickolas Muray’s Frida with Idol, 1939, as well as numerous paintings by and personal artifacts belonging to the artist herself are on view at the Brooklyn Museum beginning this February. Photo credit: ©Nickolas Muray Photo Archives.