Weekday Fun: The Best Events March 17-19

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The weather is only going to get better this week, with temperatures inching up toward something resembling spring. So get out and enjoy it! From a screening of a Brooklyn-based classic, to a philosophy discussion on masculinity, to a great big jazz band, there’s plenty to check out in the neighborhood. Details on those events, and more:

Size Matters: NewYorkestra
When: Monday, March 17, 8-10:30pm
Where: Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street
What: Hear creative big band music by their own prizewinning composers, bandleaders Rob Middleton and Steve Kenyon, and featuring veterans of the New York jazz scene.
How much: Free!

Union Street Film Series: The Super Cops
When: Tuesday, March 18, 7pm
Where: Spoke the Hub, 748 Union Street
What: The monthly film series goes old-school with The Super Cops, a 1974 movie from the Director of Shaft! It’s very ’70s, and is an amazing time capsule of Brooklyn at that time. Free popcorn and a cash bar.
How much: $10 suggested donation

Masculinity And Human Virtue
When: Tuesday, March 18, 7pm
Where: Central Library, InfoCommons Lab, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: How does one overcome the problematic norms of masculinity? The monthly series Brooklyn Public Philosophers presents Myisha Cherry of John Jay College, who will discuss how Aristotle’s concepts can be applied to cultivate human virtues to resist the “ideal.” Heady stuff, but it’s a discussion even non-philosophers will find compelling.
How much: Free!

William Helmreich: The New York Nobody Knows
When: Wednesday, March 19, 7pm
Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue
What: Meet the CUNY sociology professor who walked every street in New York City — 6,000 miles, four years, and a cool book as a result.
How much: Free!

Brooklyn In Film: Bye Bye Braverman 
When: Wednesday, March 19, 6:30pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: A quartet of Jewish intellectuals from the four corners of Manhattan cram into a Volkswagen Beetle for a solemn-yet-comic journey to Brooklyn for a friend’s funeral in this 1967 film directed by Sidney Lumet.
How much: Free!

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