Friday, Feb. 3
Make it Shorts! Film Festival: Littlefield NYC presents an evening of bold new short films fresh off the festival circuit! They’ll screen five short movies – “Bracha,” “Kim Bush’s Abduction,” “La Mujer de Hector,” “Learning Tagalog with Kayla,” and “Simone,” then follow up with a short Q&A with the filmmakers.
$10-$15. 8pm. Littlefield, 635 Sackett St. between 3rd and 4th avenues in Gowanus.
“Have You Seen Her?” Drag Show: A brand-new drag show is premiering in Bushwick! Drag Queen Bianca hosts an evening of live performances, fun, and drinks featuring Miss Viola, Starling Pina, and Regina Sapphire.
$10. Doors open at 8pm, show begins at 9. Hart Bar, 538 Hart St. between Bushwick and Evergreen avenues in Bushwick.
Saturday, Feb. 4
BAMKIDS Film Festival: It’s the 25th Annual BAMKids Film Festival! The festival kicks off a full schedule of screenings and activities on Saturday morning, but festivities continue all week long. Take in a family-friendly film or two, then play some free games and take in live performances at the carnival! Some movies are also available to watch at home — the perfect way to spend a cold Saturday night.
$5+, prices vary by program. Screenings and carnival begin at 9:30am. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Downtown Brooklyn.
“The Machine Stops”: : This new sci-fi play is adapted from the short story “The Machine Stops” by E.M. Foster, and explores a future where people live happily alone in identical underground cells — until the protagonist is asked to meet with her son in-person, not “through the Machine.”
$25. 2:30 & 7:30pm. The Mark O’Donnell Theater, 160 Schermerhorn St. between Hoyt and Smith streets in Downtown Brooklyn.
Sunday, Feb. 5
Birding at Green-Wood Cemetery: It’s wintertime, but not all the birds have fled south! Green-Wood Cemetery’s sprawling grounds are alive with vibrant bird species — woodpeckers, waterfowl, nuthatches, and more. Bundle up for this walking tour of the grounds, and see what you can find!
$15-$20. 7am. Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street in Greenwood Heights.
Storytime at Powerhouse Books: Curiosity is important, but raising your hand to ask a question is hard! Author Andrew Arnold will read his book “I Have A Question,” the story of Stevie, a young boy who struggles to speak up in class, and how he overcomes his fear to ask his teacher a pressing question.
Free. 1-2pm. Powerhouse Books at Industry City, 237 36th St. between 2nd and 3rd avenues in Sunset Park.