Friday, March 11
“Juice” anniversary screening: The Brooklyn Academy of Music presents a 30th anniversary screening of director Ernest Dickerson’s debut film “Juice” as part of their “Music at Bam” program, curated by poet Hanif Abdurraqib. The neo-noir film stars Tupac Shakur, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with Abdurraqib and guests Kahlil Kane and Keith Shocklee.
$16+, 7 pm, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Downtown Brooklyn. More info at bam.org.
A night for nerds: Nerd Nite, the long-running monthly series combining fun facts and comedy, is back again in person with an evening of presentations about online dating, maggot therapy, and more — plus trivia and prizes!
$12-$16, 6:30 pm, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St. between third and fourth avenues in Gowanus. More info at littlefieldnyc.com.
Have the “best night ever”: Who said you can’t be nostalgic for the decade that just ended? Dance the night away at this 2010s pop-inspired party featuring the musical trappings of One Direction, the Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and more.
$16 in advance, $20 at the door, 11:30 pm, Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. in Williamsburg. Proof of vaccination required.
Saturday, March 12
“What You Know Bout Love:” During this family workshop, kids ages 5-12 and their families can check out Na’ye Perez’s exhibition “What You Know Bout Love…” at BRIC House, sharing their thoughts and feelings on the work, then will create their own collages inspired by his art. The piece, titled after a Pop Smoke song of the same name, can be viewed as both an ode to the meteoric rise of the hip hop star and his recent tragic death, or a memorial to the many tragic deaths during the coronavirus pandemic.
Free, 11 am, BRIC House, 647 Fulton St. in Downtown Brooklyn. RSVP required. More info at bricartsmedia.org.
“Book of Kings” in Kings County: An epic Persian tale comes to life at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in this multidisciplinary performance directed by Hamid Rahmanian. More than 400 handmade puppets combined with projections, music, and movement tell the story of protagonist Manijeh, who prevents a war and save her love in a story adapted from the “Book of Kings.”
$15-$25, 7 pm, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Downtown Brooklyn. More info at bam.org.
Sunday, March 13
An “Unlucky” comedy show: In spite of St Patrick’s Day, a group of comedians have come together to celebrate their “sh—t luck,” or so this event’s advertisement says. Come bask in the misfortune of others and laugh at them, not with them.
Doors 6:30 pm, show at 7 pm. Brooklyn Comedy Collective, 167 Graham Ave. in Williamsburg.Must be 21+ to attend. Proof of vaccination required.