5 free events: Wikipedia edit-a-thon, ‘LitFilm 2020’ and more

5 free events: Wikipedia edit-a-thon, ‘LitFilm 2020’ and more

Each week, ALL ARTS rounds up a selection of free performances and presentations taking place in New York City and beyond. Find this week’s top picks below.

“2020 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon”
Cullman Education Center at MoMA, Manhattan
March 14; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Returning for its seventh annual edition, the “Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon” consists of an all-day community edit of Wikipedia entries related to gender, art and feminism. The day will be packed with events, including panel discussions, communal edits and a “gallery experience.” Refreshments and lunch will be served, and no prior Wikipedia editing experience is required. Those who wish to participate remotely are encouraged to do so.

Womxn Dance with CreateART
The Ace Hotel, Manhattan
March 14; 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Programmed as part of the Ace Hotel’s “Womxn’s History Month 2020” series “Womxn Dance” creates a dialogue around the role of the female artist in the dance industry. Following the discussion, the event will also include a presentation of pieces from Caitlin Adams, Marielis Garcia, Kayla Farrish and Suku Dance Lab.

“Sex Workers’ Pop-Up”
9 West 8th Street, Manhattan
Through March 16
The group exhibition “Sex Workers’ Pop-Up” aims to destigmatize sex work. Featuring pieces from 22 different artists, the exhibition asks viewers to “listen to the voices of sex workers, and reflect on how society defines work.” A series of discussions are scattered throughout the exhibition’s run and include, among others, a storytelling night and a town hall with former Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán.

Clare Beams and Mary South in Conversation
McNally Jackson Seaport, Manhattan
March 17; 7 p.m.
Authors Clare Beams (“The Illness Lesson”) and Mary South (“You Will Never Be Forgotten”) discuss their new books at McNally Jackson’s Seaport bookstore. “The Illness Lesson” explores female autonomy through the lens of an all-girls boarding school, while “You Will Never Be Forgotten” meditates on technology and its impact on relationships. Both books mark debuts from the authors.

“LitFilm 2020”
Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn
March 17 through March 22
The Brooklyn Public Library is celebrating the third year of its popular festival “LitFilm,” which takes a look at the lives of writers through film and documentaries. A highlight of the program is an opening night discussion with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, director of “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.” The entire series is free, but each film requires an RSVP.

Top Image: Toni Morrison in "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am," which will be presented during "LitFilm 2020." ©Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.