Saturday: Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open presents jazz legends Joe Lovano and John Herbert and more, performing music for saxophone, flute, piano, and drums at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 Seventh Ave. between Lincoln and Saint Johns Place, Bklyn, http://www.bqcm.org, 8 pm, $15. “Poems for the Breaking of Spells” is an exhibition of artist, activist, and educator Ché Baraka’s work exploring cultural and social tropes found in African American culture at The Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton St. at Marcy Avenue, http://www.restorationplaza.org, there are many days this month and free. The Armory Show, March 5–8, view art from around the world, http://www.nycgo.com/artcalendar.
Sunday: History lecture as local historian Tom Whitford talks fascinating facts and lore at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3302 Avenue U, Bklyn, 1 pm, Free. Woody Guthrie’s Wonder Wheel Tour at BC, as the Klezmatics perform tunes that harken us back to 1940’s Coney Island. The group infuses the passion of Wood Guthrie’s poetry with a shot of klezmer, Celtic, Afro Caribbean and folk flavors at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, http://www.brooklyncenteronline.org, 3 pm, $30. Movie Matinees curated by BAMcinematek, the series offers families an introduction to the classic films and new indie selections and from Charlie Chaplin to Walter Lang at BAM Bklyn,Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Lafayatte Avenue and Hanson Place, Bklyn, http://www.bam.org, Sundays, 2 pm until Sunday, June 7, $7 children ($10 adults and $9 for members). Purim Carnival as you grab a costume, eat, play games and listen to the Megallah, then partake of the Purim tradition and assemble gifts for the need in the community, Registration required, Congregation Beth Eloheim, 274 Garfield Pl. at Eighth Avenue, Bklyn, http://www.congregationbethelohim.org, Sunday, March 8, 9:30 am–11 am, March 8, Noon–1:30 pm, $15 ($10 member) each session.
Sunday: Craft room: get creative with a variety of Jewish themed crafts to choose from at the Jewish Children Museum, 792 Eastern Parkway,Bklyn, http://www.jcm.museum, Sundays – Thursdays, Noon–5 pm until Tuesday, March 31, free with museum admission. Ongoing: Landmarks of New York, February 28–April 5, In addition to showing 100 black-and-white photographs of NYC landmarked structures that date back to the early 17th century, Landmarks of New York explores the “old” and “new” Snug Harbor together with its significance to New York City. The exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law, which helps protect and preserve the buildings and places that represent the City’s heritage. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terr. (Richmond Terr/Tysen St), Staten Island, snug-harbor.org.