Five things to do in Brooklyn this week! • Brooklyn Paper

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Circle around: The Ajna Dance Company will combine Bollywood moves with traditional Indian dance at the Target First Saturday event at Brooklyn Museum on March 2.
Ajna Dance Company


March 1

Tek time

Dive into the interactive digital showcase Teknopolis, which has returned to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for its third year. This edition offers augmented screens that react to your movement, dancing robot flamingos, and an immersive virtual reality film. The show continues through March 10.

6:30–10 pm at BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Pl. between Hansen Place and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, www.bam.org). $21 ($16 kids) $45 with virtual reality ($35 kids).


March 2

Bollywood seen

You can get into the Brooklyn Museum gratis tonight during the Target First Saturday party celebrating Women’s History Month. Special shows include all-female Indian dance collective Ajna Dance Company, which will blend Bollywood moves with classical Indian steps at 6 pm, and Brown Girls Burlesque’s political strip show titled “Arrest! Unrest! Herstory!” at 8 pm.

5–11 pm at Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000, www.brooklynmuseum.org]. Free.


March 3

See Dollywood

Get up for brunch with Dolly! The Nitehawk Theater in Williamsburg will serve brunch along with a screening of “9 to 5,” the office comedy starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Before the show, the Brooklyn band Doll Parts will perform a 30-minute concert of Dolly Parton tunes. The movie starts rolling at 11:15 am.

10:45 am at Nitehawk Williamsburg [136 Metropolitan Ave. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980, www.nitehawkcinema.com]. $18.


March 5

Fat and happy

Keep your Fat Tuesday party going well into Wednesday with a visit to “Mardi Gras Brass and Sass” at the House of Yes. The Hot Hand Brass Band will start blowing at 10 pm, aerial performers will swing overhead, and you can join the parade winding around the space until 4 am. Costumes encouraged!

10 pm–4 am at House of Yes [2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street in Bushwick, (646) 838–4937, www.houseofyes.org]. Free.


March 6

Bros on toes

The dance sequence in the 1943 musical “Stormy Weather,” was described by Fred Astaire as “the greatest dancing ever seen on film.” Those dancers, Fayard and Harold Nicholas, are the focus of tonight’s presentation “The Fabulous Nicholas Brother.” Bruce Goldstein, Film Forum’s director of repertory programming, will discuss the pair and screen rare personal and performance footage, recordings, and vintage photographs.

7 pm at BAM Rose Cinema [30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. $15.

Flying high: Learn about the 20th-century’s greatest dancers, “The Fabulous Nicholas Brothers,” at a lecture and screening on March 6 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Film Forum

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