Out & About

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Friday, February 21

Lantern Festival Celeb_optA Lantern Festival with Dance Works by H.T. Chen

Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street, 2nd floor (corner Mulberry & Bayard)

7 p.m.

$10-$25

The celebratory, family-friendly teahouse format features pre-show activities and refreshments served before and during the show, along with lanterns with riddles for audience members to solve.

212.349.0126;feb2014teahouse.eventbrite.com

Family Friday Pizza and Movie Night

Charlotte’s Place, 107 Greenwich Street (rear of 74 Trinity Place), between Rector and Carlisle Streets

6 p.m.

Free

It’s Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you’re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place. Open to everyone, supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish.

trinitywallstreet.org

Saturday, February 22

Chopin’s Birthday Party

32 Jones Street

3:30 p.m.

$10

The event will also feature non-professional musicians. Those who would like to play a piece from Chopin are welcome to join the celebration. Featuring Pianist Emir Gamsizoglu. To be featured, please contact: classicalforall@gmail.com Space limited, arrive early.

caffevivaldi@aol.com; classical4all.wordpress.com

My Daughter Keep Our Hammer Extension

The Flea Theater 41 White Street

7 p.m.

$15-$35

Follows two estranged sisters, one needy mother and one intolerable sheep. Stuck in a forgotten prairie town, clashing sisters Sarah and Hannah unite when they attempt to housebreak mom’s beloved sheep, Vicky, the lone survivor of the family’s former flock. But family secrets make bad shepherds. And the sisters must choose: reconcile their past or sacrifice their future.

212-352-3101

www.theflea.org

Sunday, February 23

President’s Day Show with Kids ‘N Comedy

Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street

12:30 p.m.

$15

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson took time out of being the President of the United States to invent the swivel chair? Well, he did. And a good thing too. So, thanks Thomas Jefferson. You did us all a big favor. Come hear teenagers perform stand-up comedy, and pay tribute to a bunch of old guys that used to run the country.

kidsncomedy.com/shows.htm

Front/Row Stage – Bob Marley Kids Show

South Street Seaport, Pier 17

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Free

All ages. “B is for Bob” Bob Marley. Bring Your Tribe and Share The Vibe. Free with RSVP

http://ymlp.com/xgejuhewgmgju; southstreetseaport.com

Monday, February 20

Landmarks and Public Aesthetics 1st Meeting

Judson Church (Assembly Hall) 239 Thompson St.

6:30 p.m.

Free

A CB1 meeting

nyc.gov/html/mancb2

Tuesday, February 25

First Person Lecture Talk Series: Irina Rozovsky

136 West 21st Street, Room 418F

7 p.m.

Free

Photographer Irina Rozovsky’s projects have taken her to Cuba, Israel, her native Russia and corners of her adopted hometown of New York City. Her monograph One to Nothing (Kehrer Verlag, 2011) was included in fellow photographer Alec Soth’s top 20 photo books of 2011. Her talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts.

sva.edu

Public Hearing on Mayor’s Preliminary Budget FY 2015

Hunter College MFA building, 205 Hudson Street

6 p.m.

Free

A CB1 meeting

nyc.gov/html/mancb1

Wednesday, February 26

First Person Lecture Talk Series: James Nares in Conversation with Amy Taubin

SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street

6:30 p.m.

Free

SVA alumnus James Nares is an artist whose works include films, paintings, performances, photographs and videos. Amy Taubin is a contributing editor to Film Comment and Sight and Sound and writes frequently for Artforum; she is also co-author of the forthcoming monograph James Nares (Rizzoli, 2014).

sva.edu

In Bed with Wall Street – The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy: Presentation by Author Larry Doyle

Baruch College Information & Technology Building, 151 East 25th Street

6- p.m.

Free

Mr. Doyle will present his view on Wall Street, politicians and regulators and how they have failed to protect investors, consumers and the American taxpayer. He will give insight into the lack of trust in the system, given the recent multi-billion dollar trading losses at JP Morgan Chase, the manipulation of interest rates via the LIBOR scandal, and money laundering with North American cartels. Pre-registration required.

646-312-3231; Matthew.Lepere@baruch.cuny.edu

Thursday, February 27

Fifth Annual Is Hip Hop History? Conference

The City College of New York Center for Worker Education, 25 Broadway, 7th Floor

5-10 p.m.

$20+

“Return to Beat Street,” in honor of the 1984 iconic cult classic film’s 30th anniversary. The film set in the South Bronx, featured New York City hip hop culture in the early 1980s with elements such as breakdancing, djing, mceeing and graffiti front and center. The impact of the film can be felt today. Our confrence takes a look at the legacy of the film while also focusing on female mcees and graffiti.

ishiphophistory5.eventbrite.com/

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