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THRU SEPT 28
THURS–SAT 8PM • $55
MUSIC: Billy Bragg
Catch the punk folk hero in action.
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St., Mnhtn
THRU SEPT 29
THURS 1PM–9PM, Fri–Sun 12PM–5PM • FREE
EXHIBITION: Resistance Radio
Learn how grassroots movements use the people’s airwaves. Features talks and film screenings about rebellious broadcasters.
314 7th St., Brooklyn
THRU OCT 2
Times vary • $15 per screening
FILM: Contemporary Arab Cinema
The beauty, complexity and diversity of Arab culture shines through in this second annual survey of vital new works from some of the Middle East and North Africa’s boldest and most innovative filmmakers. Grappling unflinchingly with issues of prejudice, women’s rights, ethnic identity, socio-political upheaval, history and tradition, the eclectic array of documentaries and narratives featured here are by turns personal, political, funny and fervent dispatches from an ever-evolving region.
30 Lafayette Ave., Bklyn
FRI SEPT 27
7PM–9:30PM • $10 suggested donation
FOOD: Sweet & Salty: Tasting & Signing with Lagusta Yearwood
Vegan. Ethical. Delicious. Come sample some confections and learn how to make them with the country’s premier (feminist-punk-rock-bad-ass) vegan chocolatier Lagusta Yearwood. Lagusta will have some of her favorite and bestselling sweets available for sampling, and will discuss her story as a vegan entrepreneur and activist. She will be available to sign copies of her new book as well.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn
SEPT 27–OCT 13
Times vary & prices vary
FILM: The 57th New York Film Festival
As always, this major annual film event — a centerpiece of New York culture since 1963 — will introduce the most essential new cinematic works from around the world to U.S. audiences.
Film at Lincoln Center
165 W. 65th St., Mnhtn
SAT SEPT 28
10AM–5PM • FREE
SPIRITUALITY: NYC Pagan Pride Day 2019
Meet pagans, Wiccans, Druids, Voodoo practitioners, Thelemites, etc. for multi-denominational rituals and workshops. Experience tarot card readings or join a drum circle.
Battery Park, Mnhtn
SEPT 28–SEPT 29
SAT & SUN 11AM–4PM • FREE (with metrocard)
TRANSPORTATION: Parade of Trains at Brighton Beach
The Transit Museum’s vintage train cars are headed on a special trip to the end of the line — the BMT Brighton line, that is. Ride the rails in historic style by hopping on and off a selection of the Transit Museum’s vintage fleet.
Brighton Beach station B/Q platforms, Bklyn
SAT SEPT 28
11AM–7PM • $30
FOOD: Chile Pepper Festival
Brooklyn’s favorite spicy festival entices visitors this year with a full day of fiery tastings that finishes hot with an all-new evening concert featuring living legends of New Orleans music John “Papa” Gros, blues master Walter “Wolfman’’ Washington, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas. During the day, indulge in tasty bites and sizzling sauces from three-dozen small-batch food vendors and enjoy spicy demonstrations, hands-on cooking classes, foodie-friendly tours and talks by BBG gardeners and activities for children.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Ave., Bklyn
SAT SEPT 28
5PM–7PM • $10 suggested donation
LIT: Write for Democracy
An evening of readings, music, beer and pie to raise funds for 31st Street Swing Left. Performances and readings by Kay Allen, Angel Greenland, Andrew Huebner, Janet Manley and Stella Tan-Torres and The Indy’s Peter Rugh.
PELS Pie Co.
446 Rogers Ave., Bklyn
SUN SEPT 29
12PM–4PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Bronx Native American Festival
A celebration of the Indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere. Native music, dance, storytelling and vendors. Featured performers: the Silvercloud Singers and Cetiliztli Nauhcampa.
Pelham Bay Park
Watt Ave. & Middletown Rd., Bronx
SUN SEPT 29
12PM–7PM • FREE
MUSIC: Massive $1 Vinyl Record Sale
Thousands and thousands of vinyl records will be available for one day only at the low price of $1 each. Expect all genres of music, LPs, 12 inches and 45s.
101 Luquer St., Bklyn
MON SEPT 30
8PM • $44–$56
BOOK LAUNCH: Debbie Harry: Face It
Join Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry as she introduces her long-anticipated memoir. She’ll be joined by Blondie co-founder and renowned photographer, Chris Stein, and multidisciplinary artist and director, Rob Roth. All tickets include a signed copy of Face It.
The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St., Mnhtn