Tonight or technically Wednesday at 2 and 2:30 pm on Decades Television’s Dick Cavett Show is Billy Wilder. He got 6 Academy Awards and nominated 20 times. He was a reporter in 1925 Vienna and asked to get Freud’s opinion on Fascism and Mussolini. The maid let him in and when Freud saw his business card that he was a reporter, he told him to get out. Freud was misquoted many times so stopped talking to the press. Psychiatrist Adler spoke to him and he called him the dribbler as he got 16 pages of notes. Wilder talked of meeting Garbo and directing Bogart and Monroe. He said “Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.” French newspaper Le Monde titled its first-page obituary, “Billy Wilder dies. Nobody’s perfect”, quoting the final gag line in Some Like It Hot.
His top works: Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend (1945), aSunset Boulevard. co-wrote the screenplay for the romantic comedy Ninotchka, The Seven Year Itch(1955) and Some Like It Hot (1959), and satires such as The Apartment.
UniverSoul Circus is still at Aviator till Sunday. Some events below are for several days
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. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.
Wednesday, April 12: Wilderness Survival, 1-2:30 pm, learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Marine Park, East 33rd St. and Avenue U.
Jackie Robinson film, 6:30 pm. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson first put on a Brooklyn Dodgers jersey and broke the color barrier in professional baseball. To celebrate, we are screening Ken Burns’s documentary on the life and legacy of this American icon over the course of two nights. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street.
Thursday, April 13: Easter Egg Hunt, 10 am to 4 pm, Thursday to Monday, $9. Enjoy a day of searching for colorful eggs filled with treasures, pix with Whiskers the Easter Bunny, tiny tractor corn box; fun house, hay ride; pony rides and Easter baskets. Aviator Sports and Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave. in Floyd Bennett Field.
Throw and Tell, Thursday, 1 pm, 2:30 pm and 4 pm, Friday and Sunday, April 16, 12:30 pm, $10 general admission ($25 loge tickets). A high energy juggling performance with the world renowned Michael Karas. Captivating audiences around the world with an interactive show like no other. Jewish Children’s Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy. at Kingston Avenue. http://www.jcm.museum
Campfire activities, 1-2:30 pm, campfire activities around a colonial hearth. Learn about campfire safety and sing along to some fun campfire songs with the Urban Park Rangers. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park.
Nature Art, 1-2:30 pm, Urban Park Rangers hope to inspire and lift your creativity and create works of art using natural materials. Marine Park, East 33rd St. and Avenue U.
Bamboo in Bushwick, Thursday 7 pm, Friday 2 pm, 7 pm. A free play about gentrification in Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhood, featuring local domino players and polar bears. Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center 1474 Gates Ave. between Irving and Knickerbocker Avenues.
An Hour of Action, Thursday and Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 3 pm, $29 ($25 in advance). Streb Extreme Action presents an acrobatic hour of action heroes, machines, and music. STREB Lab for Action Mechanics, 51 N. First St. between Kent and Wythe Avenues, Bushwick.
Friday, April 14: Aviator Sports Easter Egg Hunt, Thursday to Monday, 10 am to 4 pm, $9. Enjoy a day of searching for colorful eggs filled with treasures, pix with Whiskers the Easter Bunny, tiny tractor corn box; fun house, hay ride; pony rides and Easter baskets. Aviator Sports and Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave. in Floyd Bennett Field.
Marine Park Scavenger Hunt, 1-2:30 pm, with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide, use all of your senses to explore the park as we search high and low for clues. Marine Park, East 33rd St. and Avenue U.
The Dark Crystal, Friday, 9:20 pm, Saturday 1 pm and 8 pm, $4. Re-visit the Jim Henson fantasy film filled with monsters cute and creepy. Syndicated BK, 40 Bogart St. at Thames Street, Bushwick.