weekend events and beyond


Super Bowl tips: Denver has the second worst offense in a Super Bowl. A key for Carolina is to run the ball to help set up the play action and scrambling quarterbacking and to use the tight end because the defense player has a broken bone.

All events are in Bklyn unless noted and most free and NY means Manhattan.
Target First Saturday celebrates Black History Month free at the Brooklyn Museum,  5–11 pm, a screening of documentary “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” a book talk with Revolution Books, music from Dasan Ahanu, The Originals, and Charles Perry, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue. More on http://www.brooklynmuseum.org. Winter Carnival features dancing, curling lessons, ice golf, live skating and musical performances, Noon–10 pm, in Bryant Park, West 40th St. and Fifth Avenue, NY.  Prospect Heights Community Housing Forum as community-based organizations discuss tenants’ rights and local affordable housing, 1 pm, PS 9, 80 Underhill Ave. at Bergen Street.  Reimagining Benny Goodman, Israeli jazz musician Oran Etkin performs music from the king of swing, 5:30 pm, $25 ($20 seniors, kids free), East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Ave. between Avenue K and Avenue L.  Wasabassco’s Tunnel of Love as the burlesque troupe presents a Valentine’s Day guide to romantic adventures, with hearts, flowers, g-strings, and tassels, 9 pm, $20 ($35 VIP), Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue. Black History Month events in the parks, http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/f2016-02-06/t2016-02-08/c63.

Sunday: Fire workshop with urban rangers, 1 to 2:30 pm, Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3302 Avenue U.  Concerts on the Slope with a violin, clarinet, cello, and piano group performs “Quartet for the End of Time.” IT is at 2 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Pl. between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. Revolution-Revolisyon Culminating Events marking the 30 year anniversary of the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti, features readings by Haitian Diaspora Artists, spoken word performances, a discussion panel, and a film screening of “The Agronomist,” a documentary about Haiti’s first independent radio station, 2 pm, $10 suggested donation, Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place between First and Carroll Streets. Super Bowl 50 Party, screening of the Super Bowl, with wings and pulled-pork sandwiches for sale and $4 beers, 5:30 pm, Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue. Immersive Super Bowl Throwdown with beer and nachos while you watch the big game here which hosts its own half-time show and real cheerleaders, 6:30 pm, $5, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street, check prices for refreshments.

Past the weekend: The Illusive Eye till May 21. This exhibition at El Museo del Barrio is an international survey of kinetic art and op art, which use movement and optical illusion. It’s dedicated to the 50th anniversary of MoMA’s innovative 1965 exhibition The Responsive Eye and includes Latin American artists who were instrumental in the art form at the time but were excluded from that show. Thus works from artists such as Lygia Clark and Horacio Garcia Rossi will be displayed in the same halls as pieces by Frank Stella and Josef Albers, who were part of the original expo. elmuseo.org. Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan till May 8. The Kamakura period—from the late 1100s to the early 1300s—is considered the renaissance era of this art form, and was a time when sculptors mainly utilized wood and bronze in their creations. Asia Society has assembled more than 30 such pieces for this new exhibition, which analyzes the relationship between the “realism and the sacred empowerment” of the sculptures on display, asiasociety.org. Chinese New Year events http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/lunar-new-year.


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