Saturday events

Events are in Brooklyn and usually free unless noted.
Saturday: Death, Sex, and Money is a live radio show about big questions and hard choices. Host Anna Sale talks with singer/songwriter Amatus, Rosie Perez and her sister Carmen Serrano, and stand-up comic Hari Kondabolu and his mother, 7:30 pm, $35–$45, BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place. Inventgenuity Festival. Beam Center will put kids’ hands on the levers of natural phenomena in a big collaborative project, workshops and demonstrations. Admission is free, but advance registration is required, 11 am–5 pm, daily, Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13, PS 32, 317 Hoyt St. at Union Street. Girls in Science & Engineering Day. Celebrate science, technology, engineering and math at the Intrepid Museum’s fourth annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day. Enjoy hands-on experiences, exciting demonstrations and creative discussions offered by various science-based organizations, clubs and colleges at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Avenue, NY, 11 am to 3 pm, free with museum admission. Memorial Ice Hockey Fundraiser, 6 pm, $10 ($5 kids), an ice hockey match, with raffles and a slap-shot contest for kids, to raise money for Parents of Blind Children of New York, Aviator Sports and Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave. in Floyd Bennett Field. Garrison Keillor Radio Revue, 7:30 pm, $35–$85, the Prairie Home Companion host reminisces about radio and introduces songs from the show’s 42-year-history, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street. Arts, Culture & Fun Presents A Night of Jazz & Dance, 5:30–9 pm, at The Savoy Ballroom opening with The Harlem Swing Dance Society. Learn swing dance steps and get the chance to practice those moves to live music by the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, Dance Lesson: 5:45 – 6:45 pm, open dance: 7-9 pm, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan. Brief History of The Savoy Ballroom: opened on Mach 12, 1926 and was called the “World’s Finest Ballroom” as well as “The Home of Happy Feet”.” It was located on Lenox Avenue between 140 and 141 Streets. A long succession of dance fads were launched from the Savoy. These dances included the Flying Charleston, The Lindy Hop, The Stomp, The Big Apple, Jitterbug Jive, The Shimmy, and many others. Sunday events posted in a day or so. 

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