A coalition of immigrant rights groups including Comunidad Colectiva, Alerta Migratoria and the Southeast Asian Coalition will continue the stand they took on A Day Without Immigrants in February to show solidarity with the immigrant community and make demands of local leaders, including the termination of the county’s 287(G) program and the use of city resources to protect immigrant communities. Free.
One of music’s more eclectic players, Shaun Martin has tickled the keyboards for acts ranging from gospel great Kirk Franklin to the jam-jazz-fusion band Snarky Puppy. And now he’s out with a five-piece combo supporting his effervescent 2015 solo album, Seven Summers. Expect a diverse crowd of gospel fans, jam-band aficionados, jazz heads and more when the seven-time Grammy winner hits the stage at the Evening Muse for an intimate evening of great-sounding music. Can we get a hallelujah? $10-15
Spend Saturday with Jordan Casteel’s “Harlem Notes,” an exhibit of the New Yorker’s massive paintings that are colorful and fantastical, but also moody. Her detailed studies celebrate the everyday people of a Harlem that is becoming increasingly obscured by gentrification. Casteel captures, in photographic detail, the people and settings that she sees outside of her upper Manhattan studio. Free - $9http://www.ganttcenter.org/exhibitions/jordan-casteel-harlem-notes/
It's Find Your Muse open mic night at The Evening Muse this and every Monday. Musicians, grab up your music gear and head over to perform one of your own creations in front of a crowd. No one can guarantee they'll be liked, but constructive criticism is always helpful! Get there early to snag a performance spot. And, if you don't play, come out to watch. You never know who might show up. $3