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NYC Weekly Events Calendar: April 4–April 10

Indypendent Staff Apr 3

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 4
6PM–10PM • $5–$30
DANCE: The Get Down
Dance like there’s no tomorrow. No drinks on the dance floor. No cellphones anywhere. The Get Down is about music, movement and love.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Ave., Bklyn

APRIL 4–APRIL 6
7:30PM • Starting at $35
PERFORMANCE: Diary of One Who Disappeared
In 1917, Czech composer Leoš Janáček became obsessed with a married woman 40 years his junior. In the throes of despair, he penned more than 700 love letters and a haunting 22-part song cycle called Diary of One Who Disappeared, about a village boy who falls in love with a Romany girl. Director Ivo van Hove, in collaboration with Flemish opera company Muziektheater Transparant, brings his trademark physicality and stripped-down aesthetic to bear on Janáček’s work, painting a deeply affecting portrait of identity, infatuation and, ultimately, alienation.
BAM
30 Lafayette Ave., Bklyn

FRI APRIL 5
7PM–10PM • $15
MUSIC: Flor De Toloache
Latin Grammy Award-winning all-female mariachi group Flor de Toloache is pushing genre boundaries with their fresh, versatile take on traditional Mexican music with explosive vocal harmonies and searing solos rounded out by soaring violin, nimble vihuela, bright trumpets, and propulsive guitarron.
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd., Queens

FRI APRIL 5
7PM–10PM • FREE
SCREENING: Libertarias
At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, a nun is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel until it is liberated by a women’s anarchist group. She joins the group and goes to the front.
The Base
1302 Myrtle Ave., Bklyn

FRI APRIL 5
7:30PM–9:30PM • FREE
PERFORMANCE: “Half Dead” feat. Dylan Golden
The short film “Half Dead” will be screened alongside interludes of live hip-hop performance featuring filmmaker and rapper Dylan Golden. “Half Dead” chronicles the journey of a young man of color who is exasperated with social injustices in America and around the world. Touching upon racial divisions, police brutality, and corruption, “Half Dead” was filmed in Golden’s Brooklyn neighborhood, Flatbush, a community that has been affected tremendously by racism, poverty and violence.
Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 W. 62nd St., Mnhtn

APRIL 5–APRIL 7
Times vary • $25–$85
MUSIC: Brooklyn Folk Festival
Presenting the best in American and world folk music, a celebration of down-home music, cultural diversity and memory.
St. Ann’s Church
157 Montague St., Bklyn

SAT APRIL 6
4PM–8PM • FREE, 21+
PARTY: Yes Homo
A daytime party celebrating queer icons, queer bodies and queer culture.
C’mon Everybody
325 Franklin Ave., Bklyn

MON APRIL 8
6PM–8PM • $5
PANEL: Artists Resisting Gentrification
Artists are often deemed catalysts harbingers of gentrification or pawns in neighborhood rebranding. Yet they can also take charge of their communities’ future by bringing attention to economic pressures and pushing for protections for long-term residents. Sharon Zukin, author of Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places, leads a conversation on artists taking action.
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St., Bklyn

TUES APRIL 9
4:30PM–6PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Fight the Power: African Americans & the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City
Author Clarence Taylor discusses his new book. Reception to follow.
Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Bobs Library, NYU
70 Washington Sq. S., 10th Fl., Mnhtn

TUES APRIL 9
7PM–8:30PM • $12–$15
SCREENING: No Vietnamese Ever Called Me N****r
This unflinching 1968 documentary follows 400,000 protesters as they march from Harlem to the United Nations building to decry the United States’ continued involvement in the Vietnam War. An electrifying portrait of the righteous anger of black anti-war protesters and veterans, director David L. Weiss captures the ways in which black liberation and the anti-Vietnam movement were inextricably linked. Screening followed by a talkback with commentators and activists.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave., Mnhtn

TUES APRIL 9
7PM–9PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Six by Ten
Join prisoner-turned-activist Tyrrell Muhammad and the editors of Six by Ten for a discussion of their new book about resisting solitary confinement.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

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TUES APRIL 9
7:30PM–9:30PM • $15
SCREENING: Dragnet Girl with Live Score
A special, one-night-only event featuring Yasujirō Ozu’s silent crime classic with a live score by the ambient band Coupler.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
165 W. 65th St., Mnhtn

WED APRIL 10
6PM & 9:15PM • $45–$75
MUSIC: Robert Glasper Trio
Hailing from Houston, Texas, pianist Robert Glasper has a knack for mellow, harmonically complex jazz compositions that reveal a subtle hip-hop influence.
City Winery NYC
155 Varick St., Mnhtn


Dylan Golden in “Half Dead.” Credit: GSM Creative.