The spring season of events at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy kicks off at 7pm on Friday with the #Occupy Filmfest, a collection of short films about the Occupy Wall Street movement in various cities, including Albany. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the Occupy movement and the role of radical media. Admission is a suggested donation of $10; students and low-come $5.
It’s the inaugural event of the Facing Change weekend of activities at the Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary also has a number of concerts and performances on its spring schedule:
Saturday, March 10, 8pm
MARCO CALLIARI: A passionate ride through the music of the Italian diaspora, with nods to flamenco, klezmer, ska and more.
Tuesday, March 20, 7pm
JOSEPH BOWIE/ADAM RUDOLPH DUO: Free jazz meets electronica and the rhythms of the world.
Saturday, April 14, 8pm
“DECLARATION OF THE OCCUPATION” with REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING GOSPEL CHOIR: These wild activists work with communities on four continents defending land, life and imagination from reckless development and the extractive imperatives of global capital.
Friday, June 1, 7pm
TISZIJI MUNOZ: Simply one of the most adventurous guitarists on the planet, the veteran jazzman unleashes his sonic explorations in a benefit for Youth Media Sanctuary.
Saturday, June 16, 12noon
JUNETEENTH with SHOKAZOBA: The sizzling Afrobeat big band Shokazoba performs outdoors in Freedom Square (101st Street in Troy at the intersection of 5th and 6th Avenues) to headline our observance of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.