Sunday, August 29, 2010

And we're back! Sunday Rundown

Annnnd, we're back for September. To return with a bang, we are packing as many events as we can find into this up-to-the-moment Sunday post.

Here goes!

GRAFFITI HALL OF FAME NYC: 12-8pm at E. 106 & Park Ave in East Harlem NY. Live mural painting By NYC Graff crews: TC5, TATS, UW, TDS, FC, COD, TOP, CIA and many others. Official photos by: Jamal Shabazz & Joe Conzo. For more info vendors, sponsorship: contact: Source James TOP. Info:

END OF THE WEAK: NYC: 8pm. Legendary Open-Mic & Hip Hop Show. Special guests each week. Pyramid 101 Ave. A bet. 6th & 7th St. Manhattan. Info:

Bollywood Wedding - Where Everyone's A Star @ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Aug 29 @ 7:00pm $15
Two families collide as an upper-class Indian girl, Nisha, falls for a middle-class Indian boy, Raj. Raj's life-long dream of becoming a Bollywood star is showcased as jealousy, love and dark secrets are unveiled at this happy couple's wedding. As one family tries to leave their heritage in the past and the other defends it to great lengths, utter chaos breaks out. Cultural cliches clash as the newlyweds fight to bring their families together. Tickets available online and at the door. Info:

Last day of the African Diaspora Film Festival @ Riverside Theatre

2pm - Arugba (2008/Nigeria) Set against the backdrop of a corrupt society seeking cleansing, rebirth and nationhood, with all its attendant intrigues, the film intimately presents a world in which modernity and tradition exist alongside each other but seldom in equilibrium.

4:30pm - NY Premiere« La Colombiana » Passing the Torch 2009/ Colombia-United Kingdom) This story of the legendary Afro-Colombian singer, Totó La Momposina, exemplifies the living tradition of Afro-Colombian music.

Following Screening a special musical performance byAmanda Homi (film host and co-producer)Irresistible hooks, infectious rhythms, and slice-of-life stories from her global adventures will inspire you to sing and dance along.

Living, Loving, Laughing Langston Hughes - art exhibit
3:00 - 6:00pm
Gallery M, 123 West 135th Street
Featuring: Kuumba Ama, Kamernebti Mer Amon, D’Faye Anderson, Brenda Connor-Bey
$udana Bobatoon, Bonita Bonet, Laura Bowman, Jewel Brimage, Eric Coleman, Jeannette Curtis, J.e. Franklin, Perri Gaffney, Chauncey Gilbert, hattie gossett, Georgia Gowan, C.D. Grant
Michael Green, Theda Palmer Head, Sharon Hope, Linda Humes, William Diarro Humes and more

Katrina Five Years Later - Film Series

6:00pm - New Orleans: Jazz Funerals From the Inside Dir. David M. Jones, 1995, 59 mins.

This program thoroughly looks at the rich and colorful development of a historical tradition that has become an icon of the Crescent City. From the Inside tells of this fascinating celebration of death from the perspective of musicians, family and scholars.

7:30 pm - Sound After the Storm Dir. Patrik Soergel, Ryan Fenson-Hood, Sven O. Hill, 2009, 80 mins. Three years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is part ghost town and part third world country. Well known musicians Lillian Boutté, Dr. Michael White and photographer Armand "Sheik" Richardson use jazz as a philosophy and tool to save themselves and their abandoned, crumbling city. The Sound After the Storm tells a story in which this "music born of slavery" is reborn in response to Katrina's devastation.

After the Movie:Q&A with Today dir. Naftali Beane Rutter

ART FOR CHANGE presents: HACIA AFUERA: Taking Back Our Streets Through the Arts! 12-5pm 105 St & Lexington Ave FREE Outdoor Art & Music Festival(rain or shine)Hacia Afuera is a weekend-long festival celebrating art, music, food, and performance. Outdoor Art Exhibition featuring art by Patricia Cazorla & Nancy Saleme, Esperanza Cortes, Aissa Deebi, Roberto De Jesus, Laura F. Gibellini, Marissa A. Gutiérrez-Vicario and more. Live Musical Performance, Live Theater, Arts and Crafts for kids, Film Screenings, Drumming Workshop and food from local street vendors. Info:

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