FRI AUGUST 12
NYC PREMIERE: BETTER THIS WORLD.
12:15pm, 7:30pm • $20
A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime, and betrayal, Better This World goes to the heart of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America. Running through August 18 at IFC, for more information on showtimes, visit here.
IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave.
6:30pm • $20
OPENING NIGHT: SCHEHERAZADE: TELL ME A STORY.
On August 12, 2011, Yousry Nasarallah’s critically acclaimed award winning film about contemporary Egyptian society Scheherazade: Tell Me a Story will premiere in New York City. To purchase Opening Night tickets for the premiere reception, screening and discussion, contact The Riverside Theater box office at 212-870-6784 or online at theriversidetheatre.org.
Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont Ave.
SAT AUGUST 13
9am-5pm • Free
FESTIVAL: 21 ST ANNUAL HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL.
Over 165 teams and 2000 participants will also be competing in traditional dragon boat races. There will also be food and performances by musicians, martial artists, dancers and singers all day. Festivities and races will also occur on Sunday at the same location.
Flushing Meadows Park, Meadow Lake
718-767-1776 • hkdbf-ny.org
MON AUGUST 15
7pm-9pm • Free
MEETING: ORGANIZING OUR COMMUNITY TO OVERRULE THE COURT.
David Cobb from Move to Amend will lead an action meeting on how to respond to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and join the national movement to abolish corporate personhood. Please RSVP.
Community Church of New York, 28 E 35th St, Gallery Room
212-252-2619 • russellbranca.com
7pm-9pm • $5 Sugg
PLAY: RED LEFT 5.
Orange Hanky Productions presents a full-cast reading of a new gay play. After, there will be a talk back session with the playwright and director.
LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St
212-620-7310 • gaycenter.org
TUES AUGUST 16
7pm • $5 Sugg
PRESENTATION: A 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF GAY MUPPETEER RICHARD HUNT.
Celebrate the life and work of Richard Hunt with his biographer, Jessica Max Stein.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen St
212-777-6028 • bluestockings.com
THURS AUGUST 18
7pm • Free
This film focuses on the struggles of North African immigrants trying to sneak into Europe. Directed by Daoud Aoulad Syad.
Arab-American Family Support Center, 150 Court St, Brooklyn
718-643-8000 • alwanforthearts.org