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NYC Weekly Events Calendar: June 13 to June 19

Indypendent Staff Jun 12

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THURS JUNE 13
6:30PM–8PM • $18
PANEL: I’m Your Man: Authors’ Roundtable
Learn about Leonard Cohen’s relationship to place, text and spirituality in this discussion with authors Sylvie Simmons (I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen), Alan Light (The Holy or the Broken), Chantal Ringuet (Les révolutions de Leonard Cohen) and music producer John Lissauer. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything” on view through Sept. 8.
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave., Mnhtn

THURS JUNE 13
6:30PM–8PM • FREE
TALK: Mapping Bloomsday
“If [Dublin] suddenly disappeared from the earth, it could be reconstructed from my book,” wrote James Joyce of Ulysses. In honor of Bloomsday, an international commemoration of Joyce’s novel on the day it takes place in 1904, experts examine the many ways in which the author’s masterful work was inspired by, and functions as, a map.
The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd St., Mnhtn

THURS JUNE 13
7PM–10PM • FREE
PERFORMANCE: NYC Does Dada
Prepare for an evening of disruptive, challenging and controversial art and writing hosted by Three Rooms Press. The event will feature performances by modern-day Dadaists whose work continues the spirit of the avant garde art movement sprung from the horror of World War I. Costumes encouraged.
(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker St., Mnhtn

FRI JUNE 14
9PM • $45
MUSIC: The Specials
The original rude boy godfathers of two-tone ska. Enjoy yourself!
Brooklyn Steel
319 Frost St., Bklyn

JUNE 15–JUNE 16
SAT & SUN 9AM–9PM $65–$155
FESTIVAL: The Clearwater Festival
Founded by folk legend Pete Seeger, this fest features seven sustainably-powered stages with music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming. Mavis Staples, Ani DiFranco and Railroad Earth headline.
Croton Point Park
Croton-on-Hudson

SAT JUNE 15
1PM–4PM • FREE
PARTY: Red Sprouts Family Picnic
Join the Red Sprouts Childcare Collective for a family-friendly community potluck in the park. All ages welcome. Childcare with games and crafts will be provided. Please bring a nut-free food item, if you’re able to. No alcohol please, but lemonade is strongly encouraged.
Arthur Ross Pinetum
Central Park, Mnhtn

SAT JUNE 15
3PM–7PM • FREE
BOOKS: Radical Book Fair
Come to shop or spend the afternoon hanging out at Cloud City’s bar surrounded by book lovers and radicals. Thousands of new and used books at rock bottom prices: $3 for one; $5 for two; $10 for five; $20 for 20. Hundreds of new books donated by Haymarket, The Nation, Dissent and other left publishers.
Cloud City
85 N. 1st St., Bklyn

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SUN JUNE 16
11AM–6PM • FREE
FOOD: CaribBEING in Prospect Park: Smorgasburg Jerk Festival
Love spice? Dig into Brooklyn’s finest little Caribbean eateries.
Breeze Hill, Prospect Park
95 Prospect Park W., Bklyn

SUN JUNE 16
7PM–9PM • FREE
SCREENING: Solidarity with the Workers of Deep Space 9
Join the North Brooklyn Democratic Socialists for a screening of “Bar Association,” the most socialist episode of the classic sci fi series Deep Space 9. Follow along with the workers of Quark’s Bar as they realize their exploitation, organize together, confront union-busting tactics and articulate their demands for a fair workplace. Bring a drink or snack to share potluck-style.
Mayday Space
176 St. Nicholas Ave., Bklyn

SUN JUNE 16
7PM–9:30PM • Donations welcome
READING: Carta Monir Won’t Stop Screaming
Award-winning cartoonist Carta Monir reads some of her most intimate work, and debuts a new zine. Content warning for childhood abuse, gender dysphoria, and parental death.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

SUN JUNE 16
8PM • $75–$99.50
MUSIC: Wu-Tang Clan: 36 Chambers 25th Anniversary Celebration Tour
It’s on.
Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
3052 W. 21st St., Bklyn

MON JUNE 17
7PM–9PM • FREE
TALK: Bhaskar Sunkara on the Russian Revolution
The editor of Jacobin magazine on the significance of the Russian Revolution and its consequences.
Mayday Space
176 St Nicholas Ave., Bklyn

JUNE 18–JULY 3
Showtimes vary • $8–$25
PERFORMANCE: Queerly Festival
Bringing together a panoply of performers from New York City and beyond for a gender-liminal, super-gay, non-conformist, totally butch, aggressively femme and subversive AF celebration of all things LGBTQIAP (and beyond). Catch musical comedian Dylan Adler, a live improvised episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, listen to queer comedians reading their own childhood diaries.
The Kraine Theater
85 E. 4th St., Mnhtn


Photo (top): ENTER THE WU: RZA and the rest of the killer bees swarm Brooklyn. Credit: Coup d’Oreille