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Your Weekend Agenda

Events to catch this weekend, January 19–22.

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1. It’s Inauguration Weekend, and if you’re not headed to Washington for the Women’s March, there are quite a few ways to show your support at home (in addition to NYC's Women's March). On Thursday at Symphony Space, jazz artists including Arturo O'Farrill, Vijay Iyer, Mary Halvorson, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and more gather for “Musicians Against Fascism,” a benefit concert for #RefuseFascism.org.

2. Over at Rough Trade on Thursday is A Music Benefit for Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, with Helado Negro, Beirut, Daniel Rossen, Kevin Morby, and Ruth Garbus, and if you’d like to dance out your frustrations, head to Trump, Keep Out: A Planned Parenthood Benefit, where all proceeds from bar and raffle sales during the event will be donated to the cause.

3. Art museums are offering refuge on Inauguration Day, and that afternoon's star-studded Concert for America at Town Hall features Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Bebe Neuwirth, Rosie Perez, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, and Seth Rudetsky.

4. All weekend long, comedians around the country are raising money for the ACLU with the What a Joke festival. Thursday night’s show at the Stand includes Janeane Garofalo, Nikki Glaser, and Emily Winter, while Friday’s at the Annoyance Theater has Josh Gondelman and Jo Firestone, and Saturday’s at Rough Trade includes Laurie Kilmartin and Dave Hill. Attend one or all.

5. Swing by the Untitled Space on Lispenard Street for Uprise / Angry Women, a group exhibition of female artists. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the ERA Coalition for equal rights and the Fund for Women’s Equality.

6. Speaking of art and women, you can get your fix on Thursday when Madonna will discuss art, culture, feminism, and the current state of affairs with the provocative Marilyn Minter at the Brooklyn Museum, where the exhibit Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty is currently on view. The talk is sold out, but where there’s a will …

7. Jazz lovers will want to head to Jazz at Lincoln Center on Friday and Saturday for the unprecedented collaboration between the Branford Marsalis Quartet and special guest vocalist Kurt Elling.

8. Friday is also the beginning of the mysterious-sounding Hall of Magic, a multi-room interactive magic experience running from January 20 to 29 in the William Vale, inspired by Syfy's series The Magicians. Tickets are free but spots are filling up fast.

9. On Friday evening, Nashville boys Kings of Leon play a tiny venue called Madison Square Garden.

10. While at the Brooklyn Bazaar on Saturday, you can catch Heems (formerly of Das Racist), Warm Brew, and Akinyemi.

11. Brooklyn Bazaar is also the place for soup enthusiasts to be on Sunday for the Brooklyn Soup Takedown. Twenty bucks gets you all you can eat and a ballot to vote on your favorite. We could all use the comfort food. Have a happy and safe weekend!


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