Sanctuary for Independent Media Announces Fall Schedule of Concerts, Films, Talks, More

October 19th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy has announced its full fall schedule, featuring concerts, film, speakers, workshops, art exhibits and more.

Highlights include talks by journalists Chris Hedges and Azmat Kahn; musical performances from groups led by Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana and singer-songwriter Nano Stern; screenings of documentaries with filmmakers Parvez Sharma, Jonathan Olshefski and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon; workshops, two new gallery shows, and much more.

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Admission to events at the Sanctuary is by donation – $10 suggested; $5 student/low income – unless noted.

NOTE: We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the Sanctuary’s opening concert with the Melissa Aldana Quartet on Saturday evening (October 21). GO HERE to enter to win…

Here’s the Sanctuary for Independent media’s full schedule of events for the fall 2017 season:

SATURDAY (OCTOBER 21), 5PM
GALLERY OPENING: SUSAN B. ANTHONY
“Troy Project” features photographs juxtaposing past and present in the Underground Gallery, plus “Echoes from Lock One” in the NATURE Lab Gallery.

SATURDAY (OCTOBER 21), 7pm
MUSIC: MELISSA ALDANA QUARTET ($20)
A rising tenor saxophone star taking the jazz world by storm, Melissa Aldana leads a high octane quartet featuring Michael King on piano, Pablo Menares on bass and Tommy Crane on drums.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 7pm
MUSIC: NANO STERN ($15)
Nano Stern, appearing with Patricio Rojas on bass and Cristian Carvacho on drums, is the voice of a newly politicized Chilean generation squarely in the nueva canción tradition. With Taína Asili & Gaetano Vaccaro opening the show.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 7pm
TALK: CHRIS HEDGES
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times best selling author will speak on fascism in the age of Trump. Gourmet vegan fundraising dinner to benefit WOOC 105.3 FM at 5pm.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 7pm
FILM/TALK: “A SINNER IN MECCA”
Muslim and openly gay, Parvez Sharma travels to Mecca to reveal a never-before-seen side of Islam with his book and film, “A Sinner in Mecca.”

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 7pm
TALK: AZMAT KHAN
An investigative reporter working to fuse righteous journalism and innovative storytelling, Azmat Khan’s groundbreaking work has taken her to conflict zones around the world.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7pm
FILM/TALK: “QUEST”
Filmed with vérité intimacy for over a decade, this moving portrait of a family in North Philadelphia is set against the backdrop of a country now in turmoil. With director Jonathan Olshefski and producer Sabrina Schmidt Gordon.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 3pm
EVENT: NORTH CENTRAL JUSTICE & PEACE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
The seventh annual year-end festivities feature free food,
music, arts activities, portraits by internationally recognized photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally, a tree lighting and more.

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