Don’t Ms.: Mother’s Day, MOMA Nights, Knit-a-Boob and More

Everywhere: May 8 is Mother’s Day! Stay tuned to the Ms. Blog for posts that put a feminist lens on the day.

New York: MoMA nights, in conjunction with the exhibition Looking at Music 3.0, will feature a DJ set by Adam Horovitz (of the Beastie Boys) and a poster signing by artists featured in the exhibit, including Kathleen Hanna. Other artists in the show include filmmaker Miranda July. May 5, 5:30-8:45 p.m. @ MoMA

In partnership with breastcancer.org, knitters will gather to “Knit-a-Boob.” Watch others knit, or pick up needles yourself to knit wearable prosthetic breasts for patients and survivors of breast cancer. May 6, 8 p.m. @ Oak Knit Studio, 505 Carroll St., 2B, Brooklyn

i am not a good enough feminist is a group exhibition featuring 23 artists whose work engages with gender, sexual identity and what it means to be a feminist. Opening reception May 7, 7-10 p.m. Curatorial talk May 11, 6:30 p.m. @ 58 Lispenard St.

Women’s eNews honors 21 Leaders for the 21st Century at its annual awards ceremony, which celebrates women who make the world a better place for other women. May 3, 6 p.m. @ Jumeirah Essex House, 160 Central Park South

Chicago: Join Planned Parenthood of Illinois at their Generations Gala: A Celebration of Healthy Families, featuring Kathy Najimy and Dr. M. Jocelyn Elders. Stick around for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and live music. May 5, 6-9 p.m. @ Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.

Pomona, Calif.: Check out Take Back the Night and The Clothesline Project, an evening of live music, poetry and art to close out sexual assault awareness month. May 6, 6 p.m. @ Cal Poly Pomona, 3801 West Temple Ave.

Los Angeles: California Friends of the African American Caucus and the National Women’s Political Caucus of California will be Celebrating our Leaders …Then & Now on May 7, 6 p.m. @ California African American Museum, 600 State Dr., Exposition Park

If you know of any other feminist events this week, post them in the comments. If you have an upcoming event to feature, email me at dgrossmanheinze@msmagazine.com. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. Also in Los Angeles this weekend:

    Last three performances of Twelfth Night (Or, What You Will), by The Illyrian Players.

    The Illyrian Players are an ensemble-based, sex-positive, Shakespeare-loving theatre company. They seek to unveil the relevance of classics, create a haven for artists and opportunities for women in the theatre, promote a message of sex-positivity and tolerance, and reclaim the power of theatre as a subversive art form with which to change the world.

    The show starts at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and 3pm on Sunday, at the Attic Theatre in Culver City.

    Tickets can be purchased at attictheatre.org for $20, BUT if you follow the company on Twitter (@IllyrianPlayers) and tweet at them they will send you a half-off coupon code.

    The show is incredible! The actors phenomenal! The tickets cheap!

    Hail Shakespeare!

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