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THURS 5PM–7PM • FREE
HEALTH: Narcan Overdose Prevention Training
Every Thursday, Bluestockings hosts a free, walk-in harm reduction training and discussion on overdose prevention. Walk away from this narcan training with your own naloxone kit and help support all community members, including your drug-using comrades.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn
THRU JAN 15
TUES, THUR–SUN 12PM–6PM • FREE
ART: No New Jails NYC — The Art & Design of a Movement
Design, art, movement, dance and cultural work have been critical to No New Jails NYC’s mission of imagining safety without prisons or police. Artists, filmmakers, poets and many more people have contributed their work to its campaign.
ABC No Rio in Exile at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
155 Avenue C, Mnhtn
THURS JAN 9
6PM • FREE
PROTEST: New Yorkers Say #NoWarWithIran
Rally to send a clear message: New York says #NoWarWithIran! Iranian-Americans, Muslims, and communities of color stand against endless wars, going to war with Iran, sanctions, and the dehumanization of our communities.
Foley Square, Mnhtn
THURS JAN 9
8PM–10PM • $8
LIT: Baraka & Place
An interdisciplinary multimedia evening with poetry, archival audio, music and visual art, tracing the development of Amiri Baraka‘s radical poetics, social praxis, civic presence and relationships with avant-garde communities through his time in several specific places. We’ll move through Baraka’s years near Cooper Square and the Five Spot, Cuba, Harlem, Gloucester, Naropa University and Newark. Hosted by William J. Harris and featuring Ammiel Alcalay, David Henderson, Harmony Holiday, William Parker, James Smethurst and Anne Waldman.
The Poetry Project
131 E. 10th St., Mnhtn
THURS JAN 9
10PM–4AM • FREE
DANCE: Night of 1,000 Bowies
Marking the anniversary of David Bowie’s passing to a higher plain, House of Yes honors his many faces — from Ziggy Stardust and Major Tom to the Goblin King. Bring your best Bowie look and dance the night away! Costumes are encouraged but not required. Own a gently-used coat and other warm clothing? Bring it to the club for the NYCares Clothing Drive.
House of YES
2 Wyckoff Ave., Bklyn
FRI JAN 10
6:30PM–8:30PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Halla Bol: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi
Join acclaimed novelist Amitava Kumar and theater scholar Shayoni Mitra in conversation with Sudhanva Deshpande about his new book Halla Bol: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi. Copies available and signing to follow. In Halla Bol, Deshpande tells the story of Safdar Hashmi, extraordinary in all its ordinariness. On New Year’s Day in 1989, Janam, the theatre group Safdar was a part of and which he led, was attacked while performing a street play on the outskirts of Delhi. He was only thirty-four when he died from injuries sustained during this senseless attack.
The People’s Forum,
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn
JAN 10–JAN 11
FRI & SAT 7PM • $25–$30
The Japanese thrash metal legends first and only U.S. appearance.
1140 Myrtle Ave., Bklyn
SAT JAN 11
2PM–5PM • FREE
FORUM: National Reproductive Rights Strategy Session
The right has spent decades attacking abortion access with increasing fervor. As socialist, we must see these attacks as what they are: class war on the most vulnerable. In the past three years, feminist strikes have mobilized millions of people around the world for abortion access, it’s time to bring that spirit to the U.S. This strategy session will start off with a Q&A session featuring Tithi Bhattacharya (Feminism for the 99%), Jenny Brown (Without Apology), Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi (Physicians for Reproductive Health), and Rockie Gonzalez (National Network of Abortion Funds).
20 Jay St., Suite 1010, Bklyn
SAT JAN 11
5PM–2AM • $10
MUSIC: Decolonizing Gender: A Live Music Event & Panel
A day of live music featuring a line up of non-binary artists, and an educational panel discussing what it means to exist, resist and co-exist as a non-binary being. A special zine will be available.
3206 3rd Ave., Bronx
SAT JAN 11
6:30PM–9PM • $10–$15, no one turned away for lack of funds
MUSIC: Surrendering To Ourselves: Feeling & Healing
Performances will consist of queer musicians and performance artists focusing on the theme of healing and collective liberation, culminating with ES Wex performing her new single & songs from her upcoming new EP.
214 Starr St., Bklyn
SAT JAN 11
11PM–4AM • $12
DANCE: Ancient Sounds, Future Beats
Experience a mystical night of global music, arabic percussion, and tribal fusion bellydance as the women-powered NYC-based multicultural music collective BAE celebrates their launch as a transnational music label.
The Sultan Room
234 Starr St., Bklyn
SUN JAN 12
9PM–12AM • FREE
MUSIC: Brooklyn Raga Massive: Celebrating John Mclaughlin & Mahavishnu
Featuring original music composed and inspired by the works of John McLaughlin, while revisiting music selections from legendary Mahavishnu and Shakti albums of the 1970s and beyond, these musicians re-envision McLaughlin’s masterpieces and celebrates his vibrant solo and ensemble work.
The 55 Bar
55 Christopher St., Mnhtn