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NYC Weekly Events Calendar: March 21 to March 27

Indypendent Staff Mar 20

The Indypendent’s curated 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 MARCH 24
THUR–SAT, 10AM–4PM; SUN 10AM–8PM • FREE
EXHIBIT: The Inspiration Room
This pop-up presents a collection of women’s diaries, stories and journals, ranging from the 1800s to the modern day, told in their own words. In the evenings, the Room will be hosting a variety of free events.
Presented by HBO
399 Lafayette St., Mnhtn

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THUR MARCH 21
6:30PM–8:15PM • $10–$12
MUSIC: From the Top: Afros, Weirdos, & Spaceships
From the Top takes music production out of the studio and onto the stage, featuring live demos from musicians, conversations with experts, drinking games and more. Each month, performers break down a musical element, sound or song, showing the audience how it was created and its influence outside of music. The series is an intimate look at an element, region, or musical sound that serves a prominent role in the evolution of black music and its influence on contemporary pop culture. This month, immerse yourself in an Afro-futuristic world where black people make it to the future, the mothership is coming to take us to Wakanda and the now is surreal A.F.
Caveat
21 A Clinton St., Mnhtn

FRI MARCH 22
6:30PM–9PM • FREE
SCREENING: The Kurdish Women’s Movement: Screening & Discussion
Most U.S. feminists associate Rojava — the majority Kurdish region of northern Syria — with pictures of women guerrillas. But other left-wing movements in the past have had women members and even women soldiers. What makes the Kurdish women’s liberation movement different? Come explore that question at the screening of this 25-minute documentary “Syria: Rojava, the Women’s Revolution,” followed by presentations and open discussion.
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
365 Fifth Ave., Mnhtn

FRI MARCH 22
7PM–11PM • $20
MUSIC: The 12 Houses: “Peace Be With You” by Ras Moshe
The 12 Houses perform Ras Moshe’s “Peace Be With You” — an anti-war, free-jazz, large-scale movement based on war letters written by Moshe’s father.
Scholes Street Studio
375 Lorimer St., Bklyn

FRI MARCH 22
8PM–11PM • FREE
MUSIC: Batala NYC
Come celebrate Women’s Herstory Month with the Afro-Brazilian percussion of Batala NYC.
Threes Brewing
333 Douglass St., Bklyn

SAT MARCH 23
10AM–5PM • FREE
CONFERENCE: Feminism for the 99% Women’s Conference
In the era of #MeToo, women’s marches and an increased presence of progressive women in Congress, women’s resistance has manifested itself in various forms. This conference grapples with the central question of what it means to be a feminist and a revolutionary socialist fighting for a new society.
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn

SAT MARCH 23
11AM–3PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Flushing Eco-Fest
Local food, environmental education and entertainment.
Old Quaker Meeting House
13716 Northern Blvd., Queens

SAT MARCH 23
4PM • FREE
SCREENING: Say Her Name: The Life and Death Of Sandra Bland
Sandra Bland was found hanging in a jail cell three days after being violently arrested for an alleged traffic violation. She was an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, and her death at the hands of the police sparked a national outcry and the hashtag #SayHerName. This documentary tells her story.
Solidarity Center
147 W. 24th St, 2nd Fl., Mnhtn

SAT MARCH 23
8PM–12AM • $8–$12
MUSIC: David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7
The Rocksteady 7 combine ska, rocksteady and reggae with extended jazz improvisation, intricate melodies and complex harmonies.
Hanks Saloon
345 Adams St., Bklyn

SUN MARCH 24
2:30PM–5:30PM • FREE
FAMILY: Purim Family Art Party & Parade
Kids, youth, parents, stewards of the resistance, lovers of delirious fun, dreamers of new world and everyone in between is welcome at this art build that will culminate in a kid-led parade. Celebrate Queens’ victory over Amazon and call for the just and democratic city of your wildest dreams.
Jewish Center of Jackson Heights
3706 77th St., Queens

SUN MAR 24
4PM–7PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Illuminations on Market Street
Author Benjamin Shepard reads from his novel, Illuminations, a story about AIDS and sex, acting up and praying for the dead. Later, AIDS activists Eric Sawyer and Karen Ramspacher discuss pre-protease New York and San Francisco, when death was in the air and treatments were nowhere to be found.
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Sq. S., Mnhtn

MON MARCH 25
6:30PM–8:30PM • $20
TALK: Women You Wish You’d Heard About: Labor Rights and Activism
On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers (123 of them women) at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory died in a fire. One of the deadliest industrial disasters in the history of New York City, it sparked major labor reforms for workers. On the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, learn about activist women who fought for safety and equality in the workplace. Through strikes, unionization, and lawsuits these fierce women helped protect workers in a changing America. This program includes a visit to New-York Historical Society’s special installation Ladies’ Garments, Women’s Work, Women’s Activism. Plus, make your own buttons for equality!
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park W., Mnhtn

MON MARCH 25
7PM–8:30PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Decolonizing Wealth
Edgar Villanueva weaves a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance and offers a prescription for restoring balance and healing our divides using the guidance of indigenous wisdom.
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St., Mnhtn


Photo (top):  Members of Batala NYC at the 2018 Women’s March in NYC. Catch them at Threes Brewing this Friday. Credit: Alec Perkins.