Notable NYC: 2/11–2/17


Saturday 2/11: Immigrant Rally: Here to Stay. Washington Square Park, 2 p.m., free.

Maryam Monalisa Gharavi and Jennifer Scappettone join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/12: Nicole Fix, Joanna C. Valente, Fraylie Nord, and Yardenne Greenspan join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free.

Peter Burghardt, Sara Wintz, and Arlo Quint read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 2/13: N.K. Jemisin, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Marcy Dermansky, Jonathan Lee, and Tony Iantosca join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Rachel Kramer Bussel, Abigail Ekue, Stella Watts Kelley, Vierra Lai, and Annabeth Leong offer a Galentine’s Day Erotic Panel. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sana Krasikov discusses The Patriots with Matthew Thomas. Greenlight Bookstore Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ellen Umansky launches The Fortunate Ones about Jewish artist dying in France during World War II. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes and Meredith Sue Willis are voices from the margins. Blaufarb’s Losing Aaron is about mother’s struggle with her son’s mental illness. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/14: Noah Isenberg and Molly Haskell celebrate the 75th anniversary of We’ll Always Have Casablanca with a look at the film’s history. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Isaac Fitzgerald, Alice Sola Kim, Brendan Kiely, and Jessie Chaffee are literary couples celebrating Valentine’s Day with readings and discussions. Brooklyn Historical Society, 7 p.m., free.

Jason Diamond, Kelly Luce, and Sara Majka join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Gabriel Don, Kailey Tedesco, Nicholas Oliver Moore, Lucia Stacey, Cooper Wilhelm, Emi Bergquis, Allison Sylvia, and Sam Escobar join the Poetry Brothel. The Delancey, 8:30 p.m., $40.

Wednesday 2/15: Porochista Khakpour, Emily Gould, and Leslie Jamison talk with Maud Newton about Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living, a collection of essays about writers and money. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Morgan Parker, Jenna Wortham, and Reujeko Hockley celebrate Parker’s new book There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.

George Saunders reads Lincoln in the Bardo. Congregation Beth Elohime, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julia Edelman reads Love Voltaire Us Apart. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/16: Tiffany Dufu presents her memoir Drop the Ball. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Chris Wolfe, Kristen Rouse, Nate Bethea, Lauren Halloran, and Colin Halloran join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kaitlyn Greenidge presents We Love You Charlie Freeman. Greenlight Booksotre Prospect Leffers, 7:30 p.m., free.

Álvaro Enrigue with Garth Risk Hallberg discusses Enrigue’s Sudden Death. Greenlight Bookstore Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Claire Fuller discusses Swimming Lessons with Jenny Offill. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Julie Pennell discusses The Young Wives Club, a debut novel about four friends. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Laird Hunt talks with Josh Kendall about The Evening Road. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Resist! Film Series presents Libertarias. Unnameable Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Dawn Tripp, Roxana Robinson, and Donna Seaman discuss the intersection of art and life. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

John Gorman, Julius Constantine, Lauren Hilger, and Emily Zimmer join the Boundless Tales series. The Local, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/17: General Strike! Nationwide, all day, free.

Elizabeth Arnold, Sarah V. Schweig, and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

José Olivarez, Nicole Homer, and Wo Chan join Free Water series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.


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Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →