This Week in the City: Dance, Incarceration Lecture, Modeling, and Graffiti

The anticipation is in the air but there is still one more week until midterm week officially begins, so here are some events to calm you This Week in the City.

Lula Washington Dance Company MLK Performance

The Lulu Dance Company continues this month’s celebration of African-American history by bringing this free dance performance to New York City. The global company seeks to examine aspects of African-American history and current issues. Come and enjoy the powerful and high-energy performances, while learning history!

Hours: Feb. 23, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC): ~5 mins via the J or 4/5

Cost: FREE, register via link


Professor Jessica Simes on "Place and Punishment in an Era of Mass Incarceration”

An assistant professor of sociology at Boston University, Professor Simes will explore the historical trajectory of mass incarceration as it correlates to racial segregation, poverty, crime and patterns of social control. The Vera Institute of Justice’s event is highly anticipated so all seats are booked, but everyone is welcome to watch the livestream of this unique talk.

Hours: Feb. 24, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC): anywhere with Wi-Fi!

Cost: FREE, register through link


Runway Model Master Class

Do you watch fashion shows every year and dream about the day that you are up on that catwalk? Then you do not want to miss this opportunity to learn from the industry’s top coaches. Tami Arrendell of The REDStar Line Realty and "Catwalk Coach" Mandy Dyonne Lieveld are hosting their first modeling class, with tips on how to master your catwalk and improving your posture. Lights, camera, get registered!

Hours: Feb. 25, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC): ~15 mins via the J

Cost: FREE, register via link


Make Your Mark: Graffiti Writing

If modeling is not your forte and you would rather do something which is usually illegal, then join this class to master your graffiti skills. Karen " KayLove" Pedrosa and Nelson Host Santiago will teach you how to draw and ink graffiti lettering as well as create your own name in "Graff" style. No prior experience is necessary, just a spirit to live a rad lifestyle!

Hours: Feb. 25, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC): ~50 mins via the 4/5 and 6

Cost: FREE, register via link


CityElizabeth Harrison