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NYC Weekly Events Calendar: May 30 to June 5

Indypendent Staff May 29

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 MAY 30
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
TALK: How Soon Is Now: Art, Activism and Accountability
Artforum brings together artists, activists, critics and institutional leaders to confront art’s responsibility in crises of accountability. How can artists and the systems that support them rise to the occasion?
The New School Auditorium
66 W. 12th St., Mnhtn

MAY 31–JUNE 6
FRI–THURS, times vary • $16
FILM: Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon
Revisit the most influential music of the mid-60s from the Byrds to the Beach Boys to the Mamas and the Papas, and how these iconic bands were all influenced by the Beatles and then went on to actually influence the Beatles. Features the last on-camera interview from Tom Petty.
Angelika Film Center
18 W. Houston St., Mnhtn

FRI MAY 31
6:30PM–9PM • $6–$15
SCREENING: American Dream
From Barbara Kopple, the director behind the critically-acclaimed documentary Harlan County, USA, American Dream chronicles a gritty six-month strike at the Hormel meatpacking plant in Austin, Minnesota during the 1980s.
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn

No photo description available.FRI MAY 31
7PM–12:30AM • Donations welcome
PARTY: Bluestockings’ 20th Birthday Bash
Ring in Pride Month with Bluestockings as it celebrates 20 years as a radical hub on the Lower East Side.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

SAT JUNE 1
10AM–6PM • $0–$55
FESTIVAL: Bushwick Collective Block Party
Live music and street art. Rick Ross, Statik Selektah and DJ Evil Dee headline.
The Bushwick Collective
Troutman St. & Scott Ave., Bklyn

JUNE 1–JUNE 2
SAT–SUN 1PM–7PM (continual admission) • $10
PERFORMANCE: Coney Island Circus Sideshow
The last, permanently-housed venue in the United States where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow. Daily summer performances begin June 7.
Coney Island, USA
1208 Surf Ave., Bklyn

SAT JUNE 1
3PM–5:30PM • FREE
TALK: Black Queer and Trans Lives Matter: The Future of Anti-Police Brutality Movements
Join leading queer and trans black radical organizers Kiara St. James, David Johns and Kei Williams in a discussion about the evolution of Black Lives Matter movements against police harassment and police violence.
George Bruce Library
518 W. 125 St., Mnhtn

SAT JUNE 1
5PM–11PM • FREE
GATHERING: First Saturdays: Stonewall 50
Kick off Pride Month and celebrate Brooklyn Museum’s special exhibition “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow,” which features twenty-eight LGBTQ+ artists who pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, during an evening of live music, film, art-making, and more.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, Bklyn

SUN JUNE 2
10AM–5:30PM • FREE
MARKET: NYC Handmade Bazaar
One-of-a-kind and limited-edition fashion, art, furniture, skin care, jewelry, pottery, stationery, leather bags, and delicious foods. All profits are donated to four local public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children. There is something to be said about having things that are handmade locally.
Grand Bazaar NYC
100 W. 77th St., Mnhtn

SUN JUNE 2
12PM–6PM • FREE
PARTY: Yes Block Party
An outdoor-indoor art party in celebration of creation in all its forms. Featuring installations, performances, experiences and live art outside and inside of House of Yes.
House of YES
2 Wyckoff Ave, Bklyn

Everything that happened and would happen

JUNE 3–JUNE 9
MON, THUR–SUN, times vary • $40 & up
PERFORMANCE: Everything That Happened and Would Happen
Part-performance, part-construction site, this groundbreaking work from German composer Heiner Goebbels is a poetic re-enactment of a Europe always on the verge of collapse, only to be rebuilt as if nothing had happened.
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave., Mnhtn


Photo (top): Catch the fire breathers and more at the Coney Island Circus Sideshow this weekend. Credit: Melody Joy Kramer.