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Saturday, March 3: For one last night, powerHouse Arena goes head to head with Sienna Miller in attempt to get its 15 minutes of fame from rabid Warholics with “Andy Warhol is Dead!” a collection of photos of — and by —the pale pop icon. Conveniently, Warhol-related books are also for sale.
At powerHouse Area (37 Main St. at Water Street in DUMBO). For information call (718) 666-3049.
Sunday, March 4: “Half Nelson” might not have taken home any gold statuettes at last week’s Oscars, but this story about a teacher at a Brooklyn middle school (played by Ryan Gosling, below) is a good companion for your lazy Sunday on the couch. Rent a copy while everyone else is YouTubing “West Bank Story.”
Available at Video Free Brooklyn (244 Smith St. at Douglass Street in Carroll Gardens). For information call (718) 855-6130.
Monday, March 5: Stop by stylish new “urban garden center” OutsideNY to register for one of their classes — recently they’ve taught Brooklynites how to plant healing herb gardens and how to make the most of their own (tiny) outdoor spaces.
At OutsideNY (99 N. Tenth St. at Berry Street in Williamsburg). For information call (718) 782-4800.
Tuesday, March 6: The first in a four-part series, this afternoon event, titled “Mad Science of Brooklyn” features Glenn D’Cruz teaching kids about dinosaurs. Hands-on learning and fun activities ensure that your little angels don’t go T. Rex crazy while they’re learning about science.
4 pm at the Kensington Library (410 Ditmas Ave. at East Fourth Street in Kensington). For information call (718) 435-9431.
Thursday, March 8: Get politically correct at the Kings County Shakespeare Company’s updated “The Taming of the Shrew.” The “gender-friendly” production, renamed “Ruff Love or What You Will,” is still a battle of the sexes, only this time everyone’s got safety gear.
8 pm at The Great Room at A.R.T./N.Y. (138 S. Oxford St. between S. Portland and Cumberland streets). $18. For information call (718) 398-0546.