Our weekly events calendar will be taking a brief hiatus as the editor who compiles it will be traveling. It returns on March 14. In the meantime, here are some events to look out for next month.
FRI MARCH 6
8PM–3AM • FREE
PARTY: Verso Red Party
Featuring DJ Mom Its Goth. Cheap drinks. Dancing till late.
20 Jay St, Suite 1010, Bklyn
SAT MARCH 7
6PM–11PM • $15–$18
MUSIC: Johnny Cash Birthday Bash
C’mon and get rhythm at the annual Johnny Cash birthday bash with Linda Hill and special guests Monica Passin, David Haught, Cliff Wesfall, and others to-be-announced. WFMU’s DJ Radio Honky Tonk Girl will be spinning top-flight 45s before and after the show. A portion of the proceeds go toward immigrant and refugee aid.
Saint Thomas Aquinas Church
249 9th St., Bklyn
SAT MARCH 7
9PM–3AM • $18–$35, 21+
PARTY: Brooklyn Mardi Gras: Brass Band Blowout!
Dance your beads off to killer brass bands and enjoy authentic NoLA cocktails at the bar. Find the baby in the King Cake, and be king for the night with a crown, mask, beads and a drink ticket. Wear your glittering best.
Address with RSVP
SUN MARCH 8
3PM–5PM • $5–$20 suggested donation
SCREENING: Squatter’s Opera
In 2019, a group of 25 Lower East Side veteran squatters, artists, musicians and activists came together to resurrect the ditty “Live Free Or Die” from the late Michael Shenker’s collection of songs that came to be known as The Squatter’s Opera. Simeon Rose created this short film of the event. This piece explains the how’s and why’s of squatting via an informative introduction by graphic artist Seth Tobocman, then shows the musical characterization of scenes from real life squatting.
80 St. Mark’s Pl., Mnhtn
MON MARCH 9
6:30PM–8PM • FREE
TALK: Race for Profit: A Lecture by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor discusses her new book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, which uncovers how exploitative real estate practices continued well after housing discrimination was banned.
Diana Center, Barnard College
3009 Broadway, Mnhtn
THURS MARCH 12
5PM–9PM • FREE
LIT: Just Poets
A radical poetry reading and musical performance hosted by Pitts, a poet for justice with something to say.
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
155 Avenue C, Mnhtn
SAT MARCH 14
5PM–8PM • FREE
GATHERING: A People’s Victory Celebration of the Release of the MOVE 9 With Delbert Africa
Over the past three years activists have won the release of all of the surviving members of the MOVE 9 who have been wrongfully incarcerated for over 40 years. This will be Delbert Africa’s first trip to New York City since his release in January. He will be joined by other members of the MOVE 9 and of the MOVE organization.
Holyrood Episcopal Church/Iglesia Santa Cruz
715 W. 179th St., Mnhtn
THURS MARCH 19
8PM • $45–$100
MUSIC: Yasiin Bey: Black on Both Sides 20th Anniversary
Rapper, singer, actor and activist Yasiin Bey — better known as Mos Def — is celebrating the release of his first solo record.
235 W. 46th St., Mnhtn
FRI MARCH 20
7PM–2AM • $10–$12
PARTY: Technowruz: Iranian New Year Party
A dance party in observance of the vernal equinox and Iranian New Year. Iranian tea and sweets, zines and prints by Iranian artists and more.
1140 Myrtle Ave., Bklyn
MON MARCH 23
7PM–9PM • $30
BOOK LAUNCH: Fight of the Century
To mark the ACLU’s centennial, authors Michael Chabon and Aeyet Waldman have collaborated to curate an anthology of original essays by writers who illuminate historic decisions — from Brown v. Board of Education to Roe v. Wade — that have advanced civil liberties and social justice. Chabon and Waldman will be joined in conversation by ACLU president Susan Herman and several of the book’s contributors.
The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd St., Mnhtn
FRI MARCH 27
7PM–8:30PM • $30
MUSIC: Jog Blues: Improvising Impermanence
Jog Blues brings together masters of jazz, blues, and Indian classical music in a 21st-century mix, creating an experience drawing from deep traditions but swinging toward the future. The band is named for Jog, the Indian midnight raga, and the blues, the most American of music genres.
Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St., Mnhtn
SUN MARCH 29
12PM–6PM • FREE
LIT: NYC Feminist Zinefest 2020
Feminist Zinesters of the world unite!
3009 Broadway, Mnhtn