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BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn Feb. 3-5

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the BAMKids Film Festival in-person or online.
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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.

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