MON-WEDS, 2/22-24: JUDI DENCH, ART BOOK FAIR, MLK/FBI, AND MORE

monday

mon thru sun: labyrinth theater company’s 21st annual barn series: catch six new plays by labyrinth theater company members and an evening of short plays created by labyrinth’s intensive ensemble during the off-broadway company’s annual developmental play reading series. online, free. >>

mon thru sun (weekly): sidewalk cinema at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its outdoor screening series with a week of hitchcock films, including bamboozled, get out, girls trip, selma, mlk/fbi, and dolemite. weather permitting. free admission, with food/drink purchase required. >>

mon 6pm: career management for introverts: hate selling yourself? learn techniques to make an impression on others in more quiet ways and more during a discussion led by career coach win sheffield. presented by nypl science, industry and business library. free. >>

mon 9pm, 10:30pm (weekly): monday night travel with rick steves: hit the (virtual) road with iconic travel expert rick steves, who’ll host a travel happy hour from his living room, complete with behind-the-scenes tales and an audience q+a session. tonight: insider’s rome with guest francesca caruso. online, free. >>

sponsored

The third annual ReFashion Week NYC hits the runway February 26 –March 5, 2021 with a series of virtual events designed to bring industry experts, re-use professionals and New Yorkers together to build a world where style and sustainability meet.

ReFashion Week NYC is produced by the Sanitation Foundation and the New York City Department of Sanitation’s donateNYC program in collaboration with members of the donateNYC Partnership, including Housing Works, Goodwill, Big Reuse, and fashion industry partners Eileen Fisher, Fashion Revolution USA, and Heron Preston.

The week-long event kicks off on Friday, February 26th with a virtual marketplace on Gather. This eco-futurist platform allows attendees to walk around a virtual city, shop eco-conscious brands, and network with sustainability leaders.

Don’t miss the virtual ReFashion Show on Friday, March 5th–competing stylists will showcase their thrifted looks, while the audience and industry experts choose their favorite!

Visit refashionweek.nyc for more events listings and tickets.

tuesday

tues 6pm: black bohemia: a virtual village walking tour: ‘visit’ the greenwich village sites where black artists such as audre lorde, james baldwin, alex haley, and lorraine hansberry created works, often in collaboration with or inspired by the local community. online, free. >>

tues 6pm: art history from home: queer belonging: a series of 30-minute online talks by the whitney museum’s teaching fellows highlights works in the museum’s collection and recent exhibitions to illuminate topics in american art from 1900 to the present. tonight’s session will look at a range of artists including andy warhol, catherine opie, and zoe leonard, and will explore lgbtq perspectives on gender, sexuality, and desire. online, free. >>

tues 6:30pm: what signs say: the aesthetics of gentrification: how do changing storefronts indicate a gentrifying new york city neighborhood? sociolinguist shonna trinch and anthropologist edward snajdr, co-authors of what the signs say: language, gentrification, and place-making in brooklyn, unpack how storefront design intersects with race and class in a conversation with black-owned brooklyn founders cynthia gordy giwa and tayo giwa and parsons school of design urban theory and architecture professor peter robinson. untapped new york founder michelle young moderates. presented by the brooklyn historical society. online, free. >>

tues 6:30pm: brooklyn poetry slam: brooklyn slam poets gather for a night of words and wisdom. hosted by mahogany l. browne and jive poetic, and featuring award-winning poet and journalist, dorian ‘paul d’ rogers. presented by bric. free. >>

tues 7pm: mermaid avenue, then and now: virtual tour: historian and coney island history project director charles denson, who’s written four books on the iconic neighborhood, will give a virtual tour of how coney’s famous street has changed from the 1920s to today. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: mlk/fbi free online screening + discussion: watch a free screening of sam pollard’s documentary mlk/fbi, an account of the fbi’s surveillance and harassment of dr. martin luther king jr. and the government’s history of targeting black activists, followed by a livestream conversation with pollard and director jamila wignot (ailey). presented by the museum of the moving image. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 7pm (monthly): house of speakeasy’s seriously entertaining presents: during house of speakeasy’s ‘seriously entertaining’ literary cabaret show, a lineup of novelists, poets, historians, journalists, biographers, comedians, and graphic storytellers ruminates on the evening’s theme. tonight, national book foundation lifetime achievement award honoree and writer walter mosley, new yorker cartoonist and author marisa acocella, writer matthew gavin frank, and i, too, arts collective founder and children’s book writer renée watson riff on the theme ‘i have dreamed.’ online, donation-based. >>

wednesday

weds thru 2/28: printed matter’s virtual art book fair: surf through zines, artists’ books, rare publications, and more during printed matter’s annual art book bash, showcasing over 400 exhibitors from 43 countries. the five-day fair also includes live and pre-recorded performances, lectures, screenings, conversations, guided tours, and more. online, free. >>

weds 12pm: dame judi dench in conversation: stage and screen legend dame judi dench looks back on her career in a conversation with national arts club member john andrews. online, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 5pm: health inequities and the making of race: a short history: university of illinois urbana-champaign associate history professor dr. rana hogarth delivers a lecture on the ways in which harmful assumptions about black people’s bodies made by physicians who lived and worked in slave societies still affect healthcare and health outcomes today. a discussion will follow. presented by the new york academy of medicine. online, free. >>

weds 6pm: history revisited: celebrating green-wood cemetery’s black residents: from artist jean-michel basquiat to new york state’s first black female doctor, susan smith mckinney steward, learn about the lives and achievements of renowned black new yorkers interred at green-wood cemetery during a conversation between city councilman robert e. cornegy, jr. and green-wood historian jeff richman. online, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 6:30pm: myths and hymns: john lithgow, shoshana bean, daniel breaker, michael mcelroy, and others join the mastervoices chorus for myths and hymns, a theatrical song cycle by tony award-winning composer adam guettel (the light in the piazza). online, free. >>

sponsored: weds 7pm: a celebration of octavia e. butler: in celebration of octavia e. butler’s extraordinary body of work, playwright branden jacobs-jenkins (an octoroon) leads a fascinating discussion with authors n. k. jemisin (how long ’til black future month?), walter mosley (the awkward black man), and imani perry (breathe: a letter to my sons). with performances by actors yetide badaki (american gods) and adepero oduye (when they see us). audience members will be invited to join the conversation with questions for the panelists. presented by symphony space. online, $15. >>

weds 7pm: remembering milton glaser: a panel of graphic designers discusses the career and legacy of late graphic designer and cooper union alumnus milton glaser, whose famous works include the now-ubiquitous ‘i ♥ new york’ logo, the psychedelic bob dylan poster, and the logo for dc comics. presented by the cooper union. online, free. >>

weds 7pm: finding the right fit: a framework for creating your new career: learn self-exploration techniques for choosing a career path that aligns with your unique habits, values, and sources of joy. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $14. >>

weds 7pm: the masters of social gastronomy present: the oldest and newest foods: just how old is the world’s oldest slice of bread, and can you eat it? what’s beyond the beyond burger? culinary historian sarah lohman and brooklyn brainery co-founder jonathan soma take you back to the future as they gobble up the oldest and newest foods on earth. presented by the brooklyn brainery. online, $9. >>

weds 7pm: beautiful/anonymous live with chris gethard: catch a livestream episode of beautiful/anonymous, a new series based on the eponymous podcast by comedian chris gethard, who tweets out a phone number and has a half-hour conversation with whoever calls first–no names given, no holds barred. presented by 92y. online, $10. >>

weds 8pm: my zoe and discussion with julie delpy: take in a preview screening of my zoe, a sci-fi drama written and directed by and starring julie delpy, who plays a recently-divorced geneticist who turns to advances in medical technology to bring back her daughter when tragedy strikes. a livestream conversation and q+a with delpy will follow. presented by museum of the moving image. online, free. >>

weds 8pm: secretformula’s 80s + 90s tv party: learn the facts of life from pete, pete, punky, and more as secretformula’s streaming party revisits classic sitcoms from the 80s and 90s. online, $5. >>

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