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April 11

The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu Lecture

NYU, 239 Greene Street

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Free

In Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals, David L. Swartz delves deeply into Bourdieu’s work to show how central—but often overlooked—power and politics are to an understanding of sociology. Arguing that power and politics stand at the core of Bourdieu’s sociology, Swartz illuminates Bourdieu’s political project for the social sciences, as well as Bourdieu’s own political activism, explaining how sociology is not just science but also a crucial form of political engagement.

events.nyu.edu to register

Magic: The Gathering Meeting

Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston Street

3:30 p.m., Free

Planes walkers unite Friday afternoon for Magic: The Gathering. Players are expected to bring their own deck.

212-673-2290

April 12

Youth Pride Chorus 201_fmtYouth Pride Chorus presents: Sing!

The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue

6 p.m., $20-$45

Youth Pride Chorus harnesses the power of the performing arts to galvanize lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight young people ages 13-22 as agents of change. Celebrating the joy, diversity, strength and pride of today’s youth, YPC singers discover their own power by empowering others in schools, online, and for the general public through electrifying performances of the highest caliber.

212-620-4100

Flying Paper: New York Film Premiere

The New School, 63 Fifth Avenue

7:30 – 9:30 p.m., $10

This event will showcase the New York City Premiere of the award-winning documentary film Flying Paper, co-directed by Professor Nitin Sawhney (faculty, School of Media Studies) and filmmaker Roger Hill. The film has been screened in over 20 international film festivals and is being prepared for wider public release this year. Flying Paper is the uplifting story of Palestinian children in Gaza engaged in the fascinating culture of kite making and flying as a form of creative resistance.

212-229-5600

April 13

Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money Performance

Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street

10:30 a.m., Adults $20, Kids $10

Atlantic Theater Company and Atlantic for Kids presents Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money, an all-new, rhythm and blues family musical, featuring music and lyrics that groove to an original score by Motown legend Lamont Dozier (hits include Stop in the Name of Love, Sugar Pie Honey Bun, How Sweet it Is, more;) and his son, Paris Dozier, with a book by David Ingber (Major League Baseball Fan Cave), directed by Jade King Carroll (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Portland Stage), and musical supervision by Brian Usifer (Kinky Boots, Book of Mormon).

212-691-5919

DonQuixote_fmtDon Quixote by The Russian National Ballet

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard

4 – 6 p.m., Starts at $25

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow in the late 1980s. This vibrant company is dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet but to invigorate tradition with developments from around the world. Based on an episode from Miguel de Cervantes’ famous novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha.

718-960-8833

April 14

Active Toddler Time

Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway

3 – 3:30 p.m., Free

Stories, action songs, picture books, and finger plays, with an emphasis on interaction and movement. Toddlers 18 months to pre-schoolers (4 years old) with their parent or caregiver are welcome to attend. Program begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. Recommended for ages 18 months to 4 years.

212-477-6770

Book Launch: Rachel Sussman in Conversation with Maria Popova

SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street

7 – 9 p.m., Free

Rachel Sussman (BFA 1998 Photography) discusses her epic 10-year project, The Oldest Living Things in the World, with Maria Popova, a writer, blogger and critic known for her blog, BrainPickings.org, followed by a book signing and reception. Presented by Dear Dave magazine.

212-592-2164

April 15

The Tale of Two Cities: Turning Rhetoric into Reality

Baruch College Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street, btwn Lexington & Third Ave

6-8 p.m., Free

Baruch College will host a panel discussion regarding income inequality, Mayor de Blasio’s criticism of “the two New Yorks” and his promise to combat the increasing income disparity in New York City. The discussion will focus on how the Mayor can improve life for the nearly two million people living below the poverty line and restore the disappearing middle class without alienating Wall Street and other industries crucial to the city’s economy. Panelists will also share their expertise on how the Mayor can avoid repeating catastrophic budget failures as in the city’s past.

zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu

Modern Masters: Sonia Delaunay

New York Public Library, 175 North End Avenue

4 p.m., Free

Explore the mediums, messages, and techniques of modern and contemporary artists. Presented by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Sonia Delaunay was a Jewish-French artist who, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes.

nypl.org

Bull by the Horns_fmtBull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself

Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street

5:30 p.m., $15

Talk, Q&A, book signing and reception with former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair. Sheila C. Bair served as Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from June 2006 through June 2011. She presided over one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the nation’s banking system, working to bolster public confidence and financial system stability. She has been a leading advocate and innovator of policies to end the doctrine of too-big-to-fail and taxpayer bailouts.

moaf.org

April 16

Downtown Urban Theater Festival: The Dark Nights of Lady Day

HERE Arts Center, 145 Avenue of the Americas

8:30 p.m., $18

Her voice made her world-renowned and her drug use made her infamous. However, few know the life story behind iconic singer Billie Holiday. Through stories, song, and poetry, Solo artist Andrina Smith crafts an untold journey of the musician, illuminating once more why Lady’s Day has yet to end.

dutfnyc.com

April 17

Red Yellow Blue: An Art Exhibition

The Paul Cooper Gallery, 534 W 21st Street

10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free

The Paula Cooper Gallery presents new works by Sherrie Levine. The title Red Yellow Blue is taken from Aleksander Rodchenko’s three panel monochrome of 1921, Pure Red Color, Pure Yellow Color, Pure Blue Color, a work he exhibited in a Constructivist exhibition in Moscow and about which he later declared, “I reduced painting to its logical conclusion… it’s all over.”

(212) 255-1105; info@paulacoopergallery.com

Full Bunny Downtown_fmtFull Bunny Contact Festival

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, btwn Rivington and Delancey streets

7 – 10 p.m., $20-60

A weekend-long Easter festival with a decidedly twisted and whimsical take on the traditional spring fair. Wander the grounds and participate in games and activities with a main event that pits New Yorkers against hardcore bunnies in an Easter egg hunt for the ages.

fullbunnycontact.com

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