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NYC Weekly Events Calendar: May 23 to May 29

Indypendent Staff May 22

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 MAY 26
TUES–SUN, 12PM–7PM • FREE
EXHIBITION: Joan Cornellà: Keep It Real
Presenting the unique dark and unsettling irony of the internationally renowned Catalan artist and cartoonist. With no shame or fear to offend the viewer, Cornellà insists on depicting surreal macabre situations, always strongly connected with the latest social issues, where the characters cynically, but always cheerfully, do what should never be done. Besides some of his signature pieces, the artist will produce fresh artworks linked to his time in New York.
GR gallery
255 Bowery, Mnhtn

THRU MAY 28
THUR & TUES: 7:30PM–9PM, SAT: 8PM–10PM • $34–$160
MUSIC: Beethoven’s Eroica
Feel the power of Beethoven’s Eroica, forever linked to Napoleon — nearly its dedicatee — until he crowned himself emperor. His moral compass thus betrayed, the enraged composer’s dedication instead celebrated “the memory of a great man.”
David Geffen Hall
10 Lincoln Center Pl., Mnhtn

THRU JUNE 7
WED 6PM • FREE
DANCE: Bryant Park Dance Party
Top notch bands and dance instructors — an unforgettable outdoor dancing experiences. Explore a different dance genre each week, including salsa, cumbia, contra and more.
Bryant Park
Btw 40th & 42nd Sts. & Fifth & Sixth Aves., Mnhtn

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THRU JUNE 15
TUES–FRI, 1PM–6PM • $5
EXHIBITION: Race, Myth, Art, and Justice
Twelve photographers engage with the premise of “race” as a social construct rooted in myth, while simultaneously interrogating its profound implications and indignities on our 21st-century lives.
Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI)
120 E. 125th St., Mnhtn

THRU JUNE 16
THUR–SAT 7PM–9PM, SAT 3PM–5PM • $25–$30
THEATER: The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda
Ishmael Reed’s new play brings to the forefront those characters who are absent from Hamilton, The Revolution: slaves, Native Americans, indentured servants and Harriet Tubman.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St., Mnhtn

THRU SEPT 19
THUR & TUES, 6:30PM–7:30PM • FREE
EXERCISE: Yoga in the Park
Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace. Bring a mat.
Randall’s Island Park
20 Randall’s Island Park, Mnhtn

THUR MAY 23
7PM–8:30PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Disposable Man by Michael Levitin
The story of American journalist Max Krumm, a grandson of Holocaust survivors who has returned to his ancestral city of Berlin to bury the ghosts that still haunt him.
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave., Bklyn

THUR MAY 23
7PM–9PM • FREE
PANEL: The Right to Boycott: BDS and Your Civil Liberties
Palestinian activists Nerdeen Kiswani and Sumaya Awad together with American Civil Liberties Union attorney Brian Hauss discuss the importance of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as a global campaign to achieve human rights for Palestinians, as well as the rise of anti-BDS state and federal laws that undermine our Constitution.
The Commons Brooklyn
388 Atlantic Ave., Mnhtn

MAY 23–MAY 25
THUR–SAT, 7PM–9PM • FREE
THEATER: Hamlet: Princess of Denmark
Many women have played Hamlet throughout history, but rarely have they played Hamlet as a woman. What happens to this classic story when feminine power is a defining force? Might Hamlet have been a greater leader given the chance?
Bryant Park
Btw 40th & 42nd Sts. & Fifth & Sixth Aves., Mnhtn

THUR MAY 23
7:30PM–9PM • $35
PERFORMANCE: Toni Morrison’s The Source of Self-Regard
Join critically acclaimed actors André Holland and Phylicia Rashad as they perform a dramatic reading of Toni Morrison’s new book, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations.
Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave., Mnhtn

FRI MAY 21
7PM–12:30AM • FREE
PARTY: Bluestockings’ 20th Birthday Bash!
Bluestockings celebrates 20 years as a radical hub on the Lower East Side. Ring in Pride Month with an amazing lineup of poets, writers and performers connected to the store’s past and present.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

SUN MAY 26
12PM–5PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Loisaida Festival
Celebrating the Puerto Rican and Latinx heritage of the Lower East Side with a community parade and pageant, theatre labs, music, food, dancing and more.
Loisaida Avenue
9th St. & Avenue C, Mnhtn

SUN MAY 26
8PM–2AM • FREE
MUSIC: Major Minor: Piano Cabaret
Eccentric entertainers of all stripes convene for a monthly cabaret-style show. If you have a song you want to sing, come on by and sing it out. Like karaoke, but with piano!
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn


Photo (top): Catch a modern take on Shakespeare in Bryant Park this week. Credit: bryantpark.org