5 Free Events: A conversation with Angela Davis, selfies with Ricky Martin and more

5 Free Events: A conversation with Angela Davis, selfies with Ricky Martin and more

Looking for something to do this week? Here is a selection of free performances and presentations taking place in New York City and online.

Wednesday

“A Conversation with Angela Davis”
When: June 16; 8 p.m.
Where: Online; link sent with registration
Join a live conversation with legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis, who will discuss issues of race, gender and abolition. She will be joined by Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, dean’s professor and chair of political science and international relations at the University of Southern California.


Thursday

At Home With Irish Arts Center: Dani Larkin
When: June 17; 4 p.m.
Where: Online; link sent with registration
Join Dani Larkin — a rising star of Irish contemporary folk music — for the world premiere of her debut album “Notes for a Maiden Warrior.” The album is the culmination of years of work and was hailed by Hot Press as “promising to be one of the most exciting contemporary folk albums this year.”

“Learn How to Take the Perfect Selfie with Ricky Martin”
When: June 17; 5:30 p.m.
Where: Online; link sent with registration
Celebrate Pride Month with an exclusive event featuring Ricky Martin while learning about onePULSE Foundation’s “OUTLOVE HATE” campaign, which seeks to preserve the memory of the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre.

“Celebration of Legends” Benefit Concert
When: June 17; 8 p.m.
Where: Online; link sent with registration
The National Museum of African American Music presents a benefit concert honoring legendary Black performers Smokey Robinson, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Chaka Khan, Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones. The concert will feature appearances and performances by Anthony Hamilton, Avery*Sunshine, BeBe Winans, Brian Courtney Wilson, Christian Scott, Cory Henry, MAJOR, Mr. TalkBox, Raheem DeVaughn, Ruby Amanfu, Syleena Johnson, Tweet and more.


Friday

“All Light, Everywhere”
When: June 18; 8 p.m.
Where: The New York Hall of Science; Queens
Catch an in-person screening of Theo Anthony’s film “All Light, Everywhere,” which explores how cameras, weapons, policing and justice have become inextricably linked in this age of mass surveillance.

“Juneteenth Celebration: (RE)VISION”
When: June 18 and June 19; 8 p.m.
Where: The Plaza at 300 Ashland; Brooklyn
Celebrate Juneteenth with the first year of 651 ARTS’ “Juneteenth Celebration: (RE)VISION.” The in-person event will showcase futurist films that illuminate the Black experience in America. Enjoy screenings of Joy Yamusangie and Ronan Mckenzie’s “WATA,” Marjani Forté-Saunders’ “Memoirs of a … Unicorn: BLUEPRINT,” Charles O. Anderson’s “(RE)current Unrest” and Brad Walrond’s “Cyborg Heaven.”

Top Image: Angela Davis. Photo: Oregon State University.