All events are in Bklyn unless noted and most free and NY means Manhattan. Saturday: Tat It Up with tattoo art on canvas and on Boundless Brooklyn’s water tower kits, Tuesdays – Sundays, 12–6pm from Friday, Jan. 8 to Sunday, Jan. 31, free, Grumpy Bert, 82 Bond St. between Atlantic Avenue and State Street. Music at the Center presents Benjamin Lapidus and Sonido Isleño, Latin Jazz 6:30 pm, $25 ($20 seniors, kids free), East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Ave. between Avenue K and Avenue L. Family Shabbat is an interactive sermon using all five senses to express the joy of Shabbat and musical shakers for all, 10 am, free, Bay Ridge Jewish Center, 8025 Fourth Ave. between 80th and 81st Streets. Survival workshop with Urban Park Rangers. If you were dropped into the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, could you make a fire, build a shelter, or gather clean drinking water? Discover how our ancestors mastered these crucial skills, 1 pm to 2:30 pm, Park House, 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue in Sunset Park. Bird Watching as you might identify the more than 250 species of birds in Prospect Park, Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 2 pm and 3 to 4 pm, North end of Esplanade, East Drive and Ocean Avenue. Legends of Burlesque Calendar Show: undressing in racy tribute to classic bump-and-grinders. The glittering affair raises money for the all-time greats to attend June’s Burlesque Hall of Fame ceremony in Las Vegas, 9 pm, $15–$25, The Bell House, 149 7th St. New Year, New You? Adult Fitness Challenge, 9 am–2 pm, a half day marathon, 9 am-Yoga, 10 am- Ageless Fitness: low-impact class is designed to enhance everyday muscles and movements. The class incorporates stretching, balance, cardio, and strength.11am-Cross Training, Noon-Iron Quisition: A fitness workout that improves members’ cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility capabilities through basic, intermediate, and advance dumbbell/barbell/body bar movements, using the TABATA system – a period of active work plus rest, 1 pm-Zumba, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 W. 60th St., NY.
Sunday: The Muppet Vault-Star Wars, a screening of the “Star Wars” episode of the “Muppet Show,” along with rare Sesame Street clips related to the space opera, 7:30 pm, $8, Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue. Benefit for the Family of Tamir Rice with a night of poetry, music, dance, and visual art, with benefits going to the Tamir Rice Memorial Fund, 7 pm, $10–$30, Jack, 505 Waverly Ave. between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue. Liam McEneaney album recording, the comedian records his new album, with appearances by Colin Jost and Dave Hill, 7:30 pm, $8, Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue.
Past the weekend: Monkey Business: Celebrating the Year of the Monkey till July 24. In celebration of the Year of the Monkey—as per the Chinese Zodiac—the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents an exhibition highlighting artistic representations of monkeys in a variety of media, including ceramics, metal work, painting and jade carving. Among the most coveted pieces: a 12th-century painting of three monkeys raiding an egret’s nest, and a porcelain plate that depicts monkeys and deer under a tree.
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