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Weekly NYC Events Calendar: Jan. 30 to Feb. 5

Indypendent Staff Jan 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.

THUR JAN 30
10PM–2AM • FREE
DANCE: Barrioteca
A monthly dance party hosted by Barrio Collective.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn 

THUR JAN 30
6PM–9PM • FREE
SCREENING: A Bitter Legacy
While much has been written and shared about the history of Japanese-American detention during WWII, A Bitter Legacy investigates the “Citizen Isolation Centers,” harsh and secret prisons created within the Japanese-American incarceration camp system to separate citizens deemed “trouble-makers” by the U.S. government from the others. These secret prisons have been called precursors to Guantánamo. Panel to follow.
Helen Mills Event Space & Theater
137-139 W. 26th St., Mnhtn

FRI JAN 31
6:30PM–9PM • $6–$15 sliding scale
SCREENING: State of Siege
Director Costa-Gavras puts the United States’ involvement in Latin American politics under the microscope in this arresting thriller. An urban guerrilla group, outraged at the counterinsurgency and torture training clandestinely organized by the CIA in their country (unnamed in the film), abducts a U.S. official (Yves Montand) to bargain for the release of political prisoners; soon the kidnapping becomes a media sensation, leading to violence.
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn

FRI JAN 31
7PM–9PM • FREE
TALK: Bill V. Mullen, Chris Vials, and Mark Bray on Antifascism
The launch of the U.S. Antifascism Reader by Bill V. Mullen and Chris Vials. Mullen and Vials will read from the book, followed by a conversation with Mark Bray and an audience Q&A. Books will be available for sale.
Verso Books
20 Jay St., Suite 1010, Bklyn

FRI JAN 31
8PM–9:30PM • $0–$25
THEATER: The Boxcutter Collective Presents: The Whoopsy Daisy Circus
Gather up your kinfolk and mind your valuables… The Circus is in town! The World-Famous-in-Red-Hook Boxcutter Collective returns to the Jalopy Theatre for ONE NIGHT ONLY to share their patented brand of wacky puppet wigglings and delightful old-timey wisecracks.
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St., Bklyn

SAT FEB 1
3PM–6PM • FREE
MUSIC: Songs in the Key of Resistance Jam Session
Hosted by the NYC Poor People’s Campaign and People’s Forum, Songs in the Key of Resistance (SKOR) is a cross-movement space for New Yorkers to create community through singing and support each other as they work for justice. Learn songs and chants to share at demonstrations and direct actions, tell your stories of hope and resistance, and create the world we know is possible. Instruments will be provided. Feel free to bring yours as well.
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn

SAT FEB 1
7PM–7AM • FREE
LEARNING: A Night of Philosophy & Ideas
An all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music.
Brooklyn Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Bklyn.

MON FEB 3
12:10PM–1:30PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine
Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins discusses her new book, which depicts the environmental, infrastructural and aesthetic context in which Palestinians are obliged to forge their lives.
Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University
207 Knox Hall, 606 W. 122nd St., Mnhtn

TUE FEB 4
7:30PM–9PM • FREE
LIT: An Evening with Tender Buttons Press
Lee Ann Brown founded Tender Buttons Press in 1989, naming it after Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons. The press aims to publish the best in experimental women’s writing. The poetics of all Tender Buttons books gives rise to an extraordinary range of innovative forms and modes. Come celebrate the press’s 30th birthday and the publication of the new Tender Omnibus collection.
Greenlight Bookstore-Fort Greene
686 Fulton St., Bklyn

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