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NYC Weekly Events Calendar: April 11 to April 17

Indypendent Staff Apr 10

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.

THURS APRIL 11
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Blockchain: The Next Everything
Stephen Williams will discuss his new book, a vivid tour through the systems predicted to soon underpin economics, politics, global trade, science, art and numerous other aspects of our everyday lives.
LMHQ
150 Broadway, 20th Fl., Mnhtn

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THURS APRIL 11
7PM–9PM • $25
PANEL: When We Lead: Women’s Voices Reshaping Our Media
Women in the media are pivotal in shaping and amplifying the narrative of this #MeToo moment of reckoning. Join Samhita Mukhopadhyay, executive editor at Teen Vogue, Mother Jones‘ Jamilah King and other female journalists as they discuss the challenge — and hope — of achieving a more equal conversation.
The New School Tishman Auditorium
63 Fifth Ave., Mnhtn

APRIL 11–APRIL 14
THURS, SAT & SUN, 7PM • $0–$25 sliding scale
PERFORMANCE: I want to be with you everywhere
A gathering of, by and for disabled artists and writers and anyone down for a series of crip meetups, performances and readings that refuse policies of individuation and inclusion in favor of (and in the flavor of) whatever disability aesthetics has in body-mind.
Performance Space New York
150 First Ave., Mnhtn

FRI APRIL 12
6:30PM–4AM •$0–$8
MUSIC: Diasporic Sound: Migration, Resilience & Remix
Activist and DJ Thanu Yakupitiyage curates a conversation on the impact that migrations from South Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean have had on the creation of diasporic, border-traversing sounds. Hop burroughs for an after party at C’mon Everybody. It starts at 11 p.m. and features sets from Yakupitiyage (as DJ Ushka), Oscar Nñ‏, Riobamba, Chief Boima and DJ Rekha.
NYU Silver Center
31 Washington Pl., Mnhtn
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C’mon Everybody
325 Franklin Ave., Bklyn

APRIL 13–APRIL 26
SAT 11AM–1PM & 3PM–5PM, FRI 3PM–5PM • FREE
WALKING TOUR: Tyranny Trail
Guided by local artists and researchers, these tours will situate the objects and tools of tyranny locally, providing a new lens through which seemingly innocuous elements of buildings and neighborhoods are illuminated to participants as directly harmful to collective, communal and politically active public life. Part of the exhibition “State of Tyranny, the Tyranny Trail.”
Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare St., Mnhtn

The Unapologetically Brown Series (Johanna Toruño), “Scamming the Patriarchy,” 2019. Digital illustration.

SAT APRIL 13
2PM–8PM • FREE
CONFERENCE: Scamming the Patriarchy: A Youth Summit
A day of workshops and celebration organized by artists, activists and collectives committed to community building, including the Asian American Feminist Collective, Scope of Work (SOW), Unapologetically Brown and the New Museum Youth Council. Each summit builds upon and reinterprets the principles of healing, self-love, skill building, political education and empowerment.
New Museum
235 Bowery, Mnhtn

SAT APRIL 13
7:30PM–9:30PM • $34–$44
MUSIC: Deva Mahal
With her debut album, Run Deep, and in this one-night-only performance, Deva Mahal takes inspiration from generations of female vocalists and songwriters, including special guests Meshell Ndegeocello and the Resistance Revival Chorus.
Carnegie Hall
57th St.and Seventh Ave., Mnhtn

SAT APRIL 13
8PM–11PM • $84–$105
MUSIC: John Prine
A master songwriter with a heart of gold, Prine takes the stage at Brooklyn’s classic, old-school concert hall.
Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Ave., Bklyn

SUN APRIL 14
11AM–5PM • FREE
PARADE: 2019 Veggie Pride Parade
This annual event brings the vegan and veg-curious community together to celebrate animal-friendly, sustainable and healthy lifestyles. Parade lines up at 11 a.m. at 40 Gansevoort St. and ends at 1 p.m. in Union Square Park for music and vegan food.
40 Gansevoort St. & Union Square Park
Mnhtn

SUN APRIL 14
4PM–6PM • $15
SCREENING: We Are Not Princesses
In this intimate and enlightening documentary, a group of Syrian women living as refugees come together in Beirut to perform the ancient Greek play Antigone. Director Itab Azzam will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening.
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave., Queens

TUE APR 16
8PM & 10:30PM • $15–$25
MUSIC: Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock and hip-hop, nothing short of seismic live “experiences,” and a whole lot of Southern charm, Big Sam’s Funky Nation might very well be the Big Easy’s best-kept secret.
Blue Note
131 W. 3rd St., Mnhtn

WED APRIL 17
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: An African American and Latinx History of the United States
An intersectional history of the shared struggle for human rights from 1776 to present, Paul Ortiz’s new book places Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa at the center of the development of democracy in the United States.
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn

WED APRIL 17
6:30PM–8:30PM • $21
FOOD: Making Soba: A Japanese Culinary Treasure
Japanese soba noodles require a highly skilled hand; the chef must even take into account factors like humidity and room temperature before preparing the buckwheat flour dough and hand-cutting the noodles. At this talk, chef Shuichi Kotani divulges his secrets for making authentic soba, gives tips on how to best enjoy this nutrient-dense noodle and gives an on-stage noodle-making demonstration. Followed by a fresh soba tasting reception.
Japan Society
333 E. 47th St., Mnhtn


Photo (top): Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Credit: bigsamsfunkynation.com.