After all the snow we’ve gotten so far this year, I think we’re tough enough to get out and handle anything, so don’t let anything stop you from checking out these fun events (just tread carefully out there!).
Haiti Cultural Exchange Presents: Krik? Krak!
When: Saturday, February 15, 1pm
What: Traditional Haitian storytelling and songs will be led by Haitian authors, performers and musicians whose dramatic retellings will incite a love of Haitian myth and color children’s dreams with wonder.
How much: Free!
Charlie Chaplin 100th Anniversary Screenings
When: Saturday, February 15, 3pm
Where: Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue
What: This month is the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s first movies. Join Trav S.D. to celebrate with a screening of three of Chaplin’s earliest comedies, which kids will love. He’ll discuss Chaplin’s influence on the history of entertainment, and will have copies of his book, Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to YouTube, to purchase and get signed.
How much: $5, tickets available in advance
Hey Queen Presents: Leather & Lace, The Stevie Nicks Party
When: Saturday, February 15, 10:30pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
What: Hey Queen! is a monthly multi-gender queer dance party featuring both emerging and established performers every month with a new theme. This month, they’ll be be channeling epic power ballads of banshee women and real life witches — join them to twirl into a state of ecstasy.
How much: $5 before 11:30pm, $7 after, tickets at the door
Classical Interludes: From Harlem To Shanghai And Back
When: Sunday, February 16, 4pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Pipa master Min Xiao-Fen’s compositions are inspired by the reformed Beijing Operas and folk songs that were once dedicated to the workers and soldiers of the Cultural Revolution, and follows that with versions of well-known Thelonious Monk tunes. For the second set, Min’s quartet recasts the work of jazz trumpeter Buck Clayton, Chinese composer Li Jinhui, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington.
How much: Free! Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
What Are You Afraid Of?
When: Sunday, February 16, 8pm (doors 7:30pm)
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street
What: Mara Wilson (the self-described “recovering former child actor”) hosts this new series that takes you through comedian and performers’ anxieties (and a few of her own). This month features Griffin Newman, Todd Dakotah Briscoe, Emma Tattenbaum-Fine, and John Early.
How much: $6 in advance, $10 at the door
Image via Union Hall