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Weekly NYC Events Calendar: Oct. 10–16

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SAT OCT 19
7PM–12:30AM • $10–$20 sliding scale
PARTY: Celebrate 250 Issues of a Free Paper for Free People
For going-on two decades, The Indypendent has been the voice of movements for social justice, underground culture and the place New Yorkers turn for hard-hitting reporting that pulls no punches. This fall we published our 250th issue. We’re teaming up with Reverend Billy and his rowdy 40-voice choir to celebrate corporate-free media that amplifies the voices of the dispossessed and holds those in power to account. Join us at Sixth Street Community Center Saturday, Oct. 19. In addition to Rev. Billy, performers include Outernational, Sleepy Kitty, Grace Bergere, and Pete Busy. They’ll be a live auction, plus drink specials (including an exclusive Indypendent-inspired cocktail). All proceeds go toward producing the next 250 Indy issues. Can’t make it? You can still donate!
Sixth Street Community Center
638 E. 6th St., Mnhtn


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FRI OCT 11
8:30AM–10:30AM • FREE
DEBATE: Medicare-For-All & Its Competitors
What health care plan should organized labor & progressives support? Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts and Barbara Caress, Professor-Practitioner at Marxe School of Public & International Affairs at Baruch College, debate.
The Murphy Institute
25 W. 43rd St., Mnhtn

FRI OCT 11
6PM–9PM • FREE
SCREENING: The Prosecutors
A documentary focusing on three lawyers’ fight for justice for victims of sexual violence in conflict.
UnionDocs
322 Union Ave., Bklyn 

FRI OCT 11
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE, donations welcome
PERFORMANCE: Strange Stage
A showcase of unique and adventurous experimental achievements in performance.Featuring: TS BOSSES, Crew Called Self, Xcreenplay, and Amazing Amy.
Muchmore’s
2 Havemeyer St., Bklyn

FRI OCT 11
7PM–10PM • $10–$20 suggested donation
MUSIC: Benefit for Aging NY Prisoners
Featuring performances by Daniel Carter, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith, Jessica Pavone, Devin Hoff, Nico Roxe, and DJ Friendzone.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn

OCT 11–OCT 13
FRI 7PM–11PM, SAT & SUN 9AM–6PM
CONFERENCE: Horizons 2019: Perspectives on Psychedelics
An annual forum that examines the role of psychedelic drugs and plant medicines in science, medicine, culture and spirituality.
FRI: Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square S., Mnhtn
SAT: The Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St., Mnhtn

SAT OCT 12
10:30AM–5PM • FREE
LIT: People’s Book Fair
Browse collections from a variety of radical and leftist presses.
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn

OCT 13-OCT 14
SAT & SUN 11AM–2PM • FREE
EVENT: Indigenous People’s Day Celebration
Mark 527 years of survival since Columbus made landfall and support the call for NYC to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. Speakers include Pua Case, of the fight to save Hawaii’s Mauna Kea mountain, and LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Standing Rock’s Historic Preservation Officer and Sacred Stone Camp Founder.
Randall’s Island, NYC

OCT 12–OCT 13
SAT–SUN 12PM–9PM • $15–$50
FOOD: New York African Restaurant Week Festival
A showcase of the best of the African and African-inspired cuisine in New York. Part of African Restaurant Week Oct. 4–Oct. 20.
Mist Harlem
46 W. 116th St., Mnhtn

SAT OCT 12
6PM • $10/$5 Bronx Residents/Under 18 Free
DOCUMENTARY: After Maria
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic destruction, three Puerto Rican women and their families are caught between worlds as their FEMA housing assistance in New York expires.
Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx

SUN OCT 13
12PM–6PM • FREE
MARKET: Jersey City Oddities Market
Featuring over 70 purveyors of the old and the odd.
Harborside JC
210 Hudson St., Jersey City

SUN OCT 13
2PM–4PM • FREE
NATURE: Ecosocialist Hike: Marine Park Salt Marsh
Join the NYC Democratic Socialists of America’s Ecosocialist Working Group for an easy walk through Brooklyn’s largest park, one of the few remaining preserves of liminal wetland space in NYC. Salt marshes and wetlands are diverse ecosystems, supporting hundreds of species of birds and fish, and are protective against storm surges but also uniquely climate-vulnerable.
Salt Marsh Nature Center
3302 Ave. U, Bklyn

SUN OCT 13
6PM–9PM • Donations welcome
SCREENING: They Live
Horror and socialism have long gone hand in hand. In Capital, Karl Marx writes, “Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.” Catch this outdoor screening of the cult-classic They Live and help raise funds for the Brooklyn Democratic Socialists of America.
472 79th St., Bklyn

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SUN OCT 13
6:30PM–9PM • $20–$75
SCREENING: Gaza Fights For Freedom
Join journalist Abby Martin for this one-night-only theatrical screening. Martin was denied entry into Gaza by the Israeli government on the accusation she was a “propagandist.” So she connected with a team of journalists in Gaza to produce this film through the blockade.
Helen Mills Event Space & Theater
137–139 W. 26th St., Mnhtn