All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age. Many are bars so check if under age. For addresses of venues see venues tab at the top.
Saturday, Jan. 28: Winter Jam in Central Park, 11 to 3 pm with snow made and activities and venues of Arctic Golf, Live Ice Sculpting, Ice Slide (for children five years old and younger), Ice Bowling, Quidditch, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Fit Fun on the Run and the Fit Fun Mobile, Shuffleboard, Four Square, Taste NY Winter Market / Warming Hut, REI’s All Out 2017, Workshops, Winter Camping, Wilderness Survival, How to Pack Your Pack, Tent Packing Competition, Sleeping Bag Stuffing Competition. Due to warm weather we will not be able to blow snow for Winter Jam 2017. Learn to Ski & Snowboard, Sledding, and Snowshoeing will not be offered at this year’s event. Participants in the Ice Slide, Flag Football, Dodgeball, Quidditch, and Fit Fun on the Run activities must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver. Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early. For more information, please call (212) 360-8213. Central Park, Manhattan, Bandshell Area, enter at 72nd Street. All-Night Marathon of Philosophy and Ideas, 7 pm–7 am, is a free 12-hour exchange of ideas, with philosophical debates, performances, screenings, readings, and music at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/branch_library_detail.jsp?branchpageid=265. Flight, 7:30 pm, $10-$12, a new kind of performance to mark this celebratory time. FLIGHT is an Afro-Asian fusion dance performance by Peggy Choy Dance, the innovative New York-based dance company at Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/kumbletheater. Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, 3pm, $1–$10, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave, New York, NY. http://theaterforthenewcity.net/thunderbirds2017.html. East Village, http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net. Brooklyn Israel Film Festival, Night Two, 8 pm, $16 ($36 for festival pass). A screening of “The Writer,” a meta-fictional TV series about an Arab-Israeli television writer. Kane Street Synagogue, 236 Kane St. at Tompkins Place. Benshonhurst Lunar New Year Celebration, noon. Join the Brooklyn Public Library and Chinese Theatre Works in celebrating the Year of the Rooster with traditional Chinese music, famous Chinese opera numbers, ribbon and lion dancing, and more presented in both English and Mandarin Chinese at New Utrecht Public Library, 1743 86th St. between Bay 16th and Bay 17th Streets.
Saturday/Sunday: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Tuesdays–Fridays, 7:30 pm, Saturdays, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Sundays, 3 pm until Sunday, Feb. 5, tickets start at $25. A blistering black comedy about a bickering mother and daughter in a tiny Irish town. Starring Marie Mullen as the mother, who won a Tony for originating the role of daughter Maureen 20 years ago, now taking on the role of mother at BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place, http://www.bam.org. Lootbag Jr: Soaring Stories, Saturday, 12:20 pm, Sunday, Jan. 29, 11 am and 1 pm, $14, $10 for kids. Part of the BAMkids Film Festival. From snowy mountains to arid plains, from inside the mind to miles above the earth, these shorts demonstrate the unlimited possibilities of the imagination at BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Lafayatte Avenue and Hanson Place. http://www.bam.org. Keep it Real!, Saturday, 1:20 pm, Sunday, 1:40 pm, $10 for kids, part of the BAMkids Film Festival. These one-of-a-kind characters learn to shape-shift, feel music, and follow their hearts in this celebration of individuality at BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Lafayatte Avenue and Hanson Place, http://www.bam.org
Sunday, Jan. 29: Winter Bash, 10 am, $15 ($45 family rate; infants in arms free). In true “Bash” fashion, the live show will include a raucous infusion of brand new playful, whimsical, and highly interactive tunes as well as a debut of the new music video for Say Hey – off the latest release of “N”Now That We’re Friends…” Say Hey! Official Music Video! at The Shape Shifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl. at Third Avenue, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2724102. Strange Flavor Tiki Night, 3 pm, $15 ($10 seniors and students) at the 5-11 pm, $6+ at the Butter & Scotch, 818 Franklin Ave, Crown Heights. Celebrate the Chinese New Year tiki-style at Crown Heights cocktail bar and bakery where Bushwick’s Strange Flavor will be putting on a rum-fueled pop-up with Glady’s NYC bar manager Shannon Mustipher. Strange Flavor operates out of Troutman Street watering hole the Johnsons, serving “fast food with a Sichuan twist,” like a crispy lamb bun, vegan fried chicken, and blackened arctic char over rice. Mustipher, an expert in the tropical style, will be shaking up drinks to pair perfectly with the tongue-tingling heat. https://www.facebook.com/events/1019921428114285/, http://butterandscotch.com. Yidl Mitn Fidl, 1:30 pm, $5 suggested donation. The Holocaust Memorial Committee screens the most commercially successful musical in the history of the Yiddish cinema at the Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Ave. between Kings Highway and Quentin Road, http://www.thmc.org. Bluegrass Mass, 3 pm, $15 ($10 seniors and students). The Park Slope Singers will perform The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass at the Church of Saint Saviour, 611 Eighth Ave. at Sixth Street. http://parkslopesingers.org. Contra-Temp, 7 pm, $15. A contra-bass duo improvises tunes with interactive videos at The Drawing Room, 56 Willoughby St. between Lawrence and Jay Streets, third floor. http://www.drawingroommusic.com.