Since today is International Women’s Day, what better way to celebrate accomplishments of women in the past, present and future than by checking out some of the events happening in the city throughout the month of March. We’ve listed our top five below…
“Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving”
Frida Kahlo is truly one of a kind and her art never fails to inspire. The exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum features her most important paintings, her identity as a whole and personal items that have been kept private for 50 years. If you admire her and her art, this is the perfect way to discover more about her.
Founded back in 2011 in London, WOW will be held at the Apollo this year and includes talks, films, performances and debates surrounding the feminist movement. Angela Davis is going to be a featured guest along with many other powerful women.
When: March 12th – 17th
Where: Apollo Theater, Harlem
Where: Peoples Improv Theater, Gramercy & Flatiron
Women’s Jazz Festival
Every Monday throughout March the Schomburg Center is hosting some well-known and rising female jazz artists. If you’re looking for a nice way to end your Monday work day, why not listen to some funky music…you might even discover a new favorite!
When: March 11th, 18th & 25th, 7pm
Where: Schomburg Center
Nasty Women @ The Met
Go on a special offer two hour tour around the Met and discover some kick-ass women who have left their mark throughout history. You’ll learn about an Egyptian pharaoh, the first female empress to rule Rome and several women painters (their work refreshingly doesn’t focus on the female body). Get your tickets here
Where: Metropolitan Museum