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Posted: 07 Feb 2014 03:15 PM PST


10am: the 18th annual lunar new year parade in flushing features dragon dancers, steel drummers, fireworks, and a festival. begins at union st @ 37th ave, ends at main st @ 39th ave, free. >>

11am-1pm: the flaming lips frontman wayne coyne signs copies of a limited-edition 30th anniversary green vinyl pressing of the band’s first ep, which includes a coin redeemable for admission to a future gig. other music, free admission (record price tba). >>

11am-10pm: the 138th annual westminster dog show is coming next week. pre-game at the 1st annual masters agility championship. pier 94, $20 >>

12-5pm: the first lifestyle health + wellness expo hits skylight one hanson. free admission. >>

1-6pm: see glassblowing demos, talk to artists and tour 17,000 sq. ft. of studio space at fort greene’s urbanglass open house (free). make-your-own hand-blown heart paperweight sessions are also available for $60. >>

1-8pm: 20+  artists show their work at the semi-annual paper jam small press festival. the silent barn, free. >>

2, 5:30pm: dana rossi’s soundtrack series, where writers, musicians, actors and comics tell stories they associate with songs of their choosing, comes to the museum of the moving image for a special program with storytellers recalling how they’ve been affected by film soundtracks. specifically, saturday night fever and pulp fiction. free with $12 museum admission. >>

4pm: the notebook, mast brothers chocolate and brooklyn charm bracelets? hey girl! videology, $7 admission gets you all of it. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: warriorfest: a 35th anniversary celebration of the warriors, includes a screening of filmmaker walter hill’s 1979 cult classic, q+a with select cast members, soundtrack giveaways, prizes for best dressed, more. hosted by punk rocker john joseph. lpr, $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

6pm-12am (fri-sat, ongoing): the weekly brooklyn night bazaar night market brings bands, food, breweries + wineries, vendors, light installations, and mini golf, ping pong + skeeball to a 24,000 sq ft warehouse. this week’s music comes from speedy ortiz, krill, odonis odonis, heeney, infinity girl, crystal stilts, weekend, yvette and elsa. 165 banker st @ norman ave (greenpoint), free admission. >>

6:30pm: plume giant, alpenglow and belle mare play mercury lounge, $10 >>

6:45pm (thru 2/13): doc. afternoon of a faun: tanaquil le clercq explores the too-short career of the new york city principal ballerina who was paralyzed with polio at age 27. dancer/choreographer arthur miller does q+a tonight. fslc, $13. >>

7:30-10:45pm: country dance new york’s contra dance comes to the village with caller susan petrick and live music from uncle farmer. coordination and partner not necessary, beginner’s lesson @ 7:30pm. church of the village (201 w. 13th st), $15. >>

8pm: the coyote average comedy show at karma lounge features sabrina jalees (last comic standing), joe pera (comedy central comics to watch), yami saunders (last comic standing), joseph stanton and host naomi ekperigin. free (no drink min). >>

8pm: ensemble, et al., tenth intervention, and ammocake team up to present a night of original and improvised new music with visuals and projections at the firehouse space. $10. >>

8pm (monthly):the people’s symphony concerts continue the season with the east coast chamber orchestra (ecco) performing mozart, satie, ravel, more. washington irving auditorium (gramercy park), $14. >>

8pm: wizard rock: four harry potter themed bands cast a spell on alphabet city’s sidewalk cafe. free admission, 1-drink or food item minimum. >>

8pm: marissa nadler, amen dunes and zachary cale play glasslands, $12 >>

8pm doors, 9pm show, midnight after-party: musicians doug gillard + ira elliot (nada surf), mark rozzo (maplewood) and erik paparazzi (cat power) perform a tribute to the beatles as bambi kino ($10). wfmu’s todd-o-phonic todd spins rock ‘n’ roll, sould, garage and more at the free after-party. union hall. >>

8pm: screaming females, california x, brick mower, priests and black wine play mhow, $14 adv, $16 dos >>

9pm: the dig deeper ’60s soul party at littlefield features jimmy ‘preacher’ ellis backed by the brooklyn rhythm band. mr. robinson and dj honky will be spinning 45s all night long. $15 adv, $20 door. >>

10pm-4am: djs spin goth, postpunk, deathrock and darkwave at the red party. lpr’s gallery, free before midnight, free before 11pm, $5 11pm-midnight, $10 after. >>

10pm doors: legowelt, moritz von oswald, leisure muffin and mike servito play the bunker party at output, $15-20 >>

11:30pm doors, midnight show: astr and gordon voidwell play brooklyn bowl. $10. >>

midnight: andy rocco’s underground americana talk/variety show at ucb features mst3k‘s frank conniff, matt koff (the daily show writer), emmy blotnick (nikki + sara live, best week ever), anthony atamanuik (30 rock, conan) and mike bocchetti. $5. >>


11am: all experience levels are welcome at the winter tai chi workshop at the bbg’s visitor center atrium. free with $10 garden admission. >>

11am: film forum screens sanley donen’s 1957 musical classic, funny face, starring audrey hepburn, fred astaire, paris, and the music of george + ira gershwin. $7.50. >>

1pm: celebrate alligators in the sewer day with tails of this and other urban legends as well as trivia at city reliquary. free light refreshments and $4 brooklyn brew will be served. $5 suggested donation. >>

1-6pm: 10 vendors sell grilled cheese, sweets, beer and more – all sans gluten – at the gluten-free eatup. freddy’s bar, free admission. >>

1-7pm: the greenpointers annual valentine’s market offers 60 art/craft + food and drink vendors, plus free love letter writing, free couples astrology readings, free massages, free nail art, a photo booth, speed friending… more! greenpoint loft (67 west st., 5th floor), free admission. >>

2-4pm: big + juicy, small + firm, mild or spicy… how do you like your balls? taste for yourself and declare a winner at the annual brooklyn meatball takedown. the bellhouse, $15. >>

3pm: today’s moma ps1 sunday session features a book launch for genesis breyer p. orridge (throbbing gristle, psychic tv) featuring a live performance by psychic tv/ptv3. $10 adv, $12 after 12pm. >>

3pm: director david lean’s epic lawrence of arabia (1962) screens at the museum of the moving image’. free with $12 museum admission. >>

3pm: the greenwich village orchestra continues the season with a program that includes berlioz, ravel and brahms. washington irving auditorium (gramercy park), $15 suggested donation. >>

5:30, 7, 9:30pm: cabaret showdown! ‘love unplugged’ (5:30pm, $10), ‘croon this’ (7pm, $10) and the second annual ‘all-star’ (9:30pm, $12 includes a drink) editions. under st. marks theatre. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: the love show presents go f♥ck yourself!, a ‘high-class, fancy-ass, pre-valentine’s day show’ with dance, burlesque, magic and music. the slipper room, $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show: chris duffy’s ‘you’re the expert!’ live podcast recording promises to make academic research more accessible, exciting and funny with games and sketches. tonight’s show features matt koff (the daily show), myq kaplan (letterman, conan) and rachel rosenthal (the pit). littlefield, $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

8pm: the weekly sunday night stand-up show with host rg daniels at three of cups lounge features josh rabinowitz (comedy central), victor varnado (conan, comedy central), frank liotti and trey galyon. free. >>

8pm: this week’s ‘if you build it’ comedy show with host kara klenk features ryan hamilton (last comic standing, conan), jermaine fowler (comedy central, letterman), pat dixon (comedy central), adam lowitt (the daily show supervising producer, snl‘s ‘weekend update’ writer), ashley brooke robers (‘the dream show’) and mike stanley. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm: gondola plays a free show in the lobby of the ace hotel >>

8pm: sons of an illustrious father, young yeller and cabana kids play the free school night show at brooklyn bowl >>

8pm: boytoy, dinowalrus, little racer, slonk donkerson and sports guy play baby’s all right, $5 >>

9pm-midnight: cray cray reigns at the second annual brooklyn nightlife awards show. radio bushwick, $10. >>

all weekend

10am-6pm: because a record collection is never complete, the brooklyn flea mini record fair features 11 vendors (the spring one has about 50), with djs spinning all day. also, love hope strength will set up a free bone marrow registry. free admission. >>

12pm: lloyd, lloyd all null and void. nitehawk screens say anything (1989). nitehawk, $11. >>

8pm (thru 2/10) comedian rory scovel brings his unique style to subculture, $10 ($5 plus ticket fees here) >>

open house weekend at the apollo: explore the performance venue’s rich history with a preview of upcoming events, a free concert by shirley ceasar (sun, rsvp), family activities, more. free. >>

bars to watch the winter olympics in brooklyn >>

thru 2/9: the 11th annual coolny dance festival features 60+ companies and choreographers performing in an intimate setting. white wave (dumbo), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

thru 2/9: the fourth annual athena film festival celebrates women and women’s leadership, featuring a number documentaries, short films, feature films, conversations and workshops throughout the weekend. barnard college, $5 for students, $12 otherwise. >>

thru 2/16: marty scorcese selected 21 films ranging from the 1950s-80s and including kieslowski, kawalerowicz, wajda and more for the masterpieces of polish cinema series at fslc, $13. >>

thru 2/13: film forum screens a new restoration of jean luc godard’s 1965 french new wave classc, alphaville. $13. >>

thru 2/18: bamcinématek presents ‘vengeance is hers’, a 20-film showcase of heroines and anti-heroines >>

thru 4/19 (tue-sat): men’s and women’s stylish duds of the era make up the ‘elegance in an age of crisis: fashions of the 1930s’ exhibition at the museum at fit, free >>

thru 5/10: ‘ladies and gentlemen…the beatles!’: the new york library for the performing arts hosts an exhibition of pop culture artifacts, correspondence, instruments, posters, photographs, interviews, interactive displays, and an oral history booth in this 50th anniversary of the the beatles coming to america. free. >>

thru ?: sean lennon’s son julian curated a selection of unseen images of the beatles to be exhibited at the morrison hotel gallery. free. >>

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