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Weekly NYC Events Calendar: Oct. 17–Oct. 23

Indypendent Staff Oct 16

MIC CHECK!

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 the Stop Shopping 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 OuternationalGrace Bergere, and Pete Busy. There’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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THUR OCT 17
7PM–9PM • FREE
LIT: Ocean Vuong, with Darin Strauss
Ocean Vuong’s debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, was published by Penguin Press this summer. He is also the author of the poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize. He’ll be in conversation with National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W. 10th St., Mnhtn

Photo: Rebeca Anchondo.

SAT OCT 19
11AM–5PM • FREE
PARTY: Super Sábado: Dia de Muertos Celebration
Celebrate Mexico’s beloved 3,000-year-old tradition that commemorates friends and relatives who have passed away, with face painting, art-making, performances and more.
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave., Mnhtn

OCT 19–OCT 20
SAT & SUN 11AM–5PM • FREE
ART: Missing and Murdered Ingenious Women Installation: A Remembrance and Blessing
The disappearance and murdered of indigenous women is an epidemic in both the United States and Canada. The American Indian Community House is raising awareness by hanging donated red dresses throughout the Admiral’s House on Governors Island and the nearby surrounding property.
The Admiral’s House
Governor’s Island, Mnhtn

OCT 19–OCT 20
SAT & SUN 12PM–6PM • FREE
ART: Gowanus Open Studios 2019
Studios in the Gowanus neighborhood (and slightly beyond) open their studio doors and welcome the public to view art, meet the artists and learn about the process of art-making.
Gowanus, Bklyn

SUN OCT 20
2PM–4PM • FREE
TALK: Meet Crazy Horse Family Elder & Author Matson
Crazy Horse family elder Floyd Clown, Sr. and author William Matson discuss and sign their book Crazy Horse The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy based on the family’s oral history.
American Indian Community House
39 Eldridge St., 4th Fl., Mnhtn

MON OCT 21
7PM–9PM • FREE
NIGHT SCHOOL: Elections and the State
Any socialist project that seeks to engage in political struggle will have to come to a clear understanding of what the state is. Focusing on the work of Ralph Miliband, explore which aspects of the state make it “capitalist” in nature.
Mayday Space
176 St. Nicholas Ave., Bklyn

OCT 21–JAN 6
7PM–9PM MONDAYS • Sliding Scale
WORKSHOP: Puppets For a Green New Deal
Explore creating hand puppets and giant puppets, puppet reliefs and masks to create a pageant/parade in response to the climate crisis. Must RSVP in advance at maydayspace.org.
Mayday Space
176 Saint Nicholas Ave., Bklyn

MON OCT 21
7PM–10PM • $25–$35
MUSIC: Nella Rojas
Nella Rojas is an exceptional young singer and songwriter from the Venezuelan island of Margarita. She incorporates her love for the flamenco sounds of Andalusía into the folkloric music of her homeland.
(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker St., Mnhtn

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MON OCT 21
7:30PM–12AM • $10
MUSIC: Alison Clancy, CityGirl, ATR31
Alison Clancy’s psychedelic alt-pop electronica album “Psycho Tyko” fills you with distorted beats and tender vocals. Together with CityGirl, a hypnotic, post-punk mysticism comes to Lola on October 21st. ATR31 will torment your inner groove. She’s LTJ Bukem with a slowed-down touchy twist.
The Name’s Lola
169 Avenue A, Mnhtn

TUES OCT 22
7PM • $12/$9 Students and Seniors
DOCUMENTARY: Sky & Ground
Watch the Sheikh Nabi clan, a large extended Syrian-Kurdish family, as they make their way from their home in bombed-out Aleppo to the Idomeni refugee camp at the Greek border. Their ultimate goal is to reunite with family members in Berlin and seek asylum, but Europe is closing to refugees.
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave., Mnhtn

OCT 22–OCT 24
TUES–WEDS 7:30PM –11PM • FREE
ART: Waterlicht
An immersive light installation and monumental public art event that illuminates the power and poetry of water while raising awareness about rising global sea levels.
Columbia University: Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129th St., Mnhtn

WED OCT 23
7PM–8:30PM • FREE
TALK: Extinction Resilience: Gathering for Strength
How do we transform our despair into hope and our anger into compassion? How do we co-create a new world while witnessing systemic collapse? Can we write a new narrative by asking ourselves: what is truly life-giving and sustaining?
Judson Memorial Church
239 Thompson St., Mnhtn