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5pm (+ 3/9-3/17): momi's 'see it big!' series screens classic, restored films on the big screen. tonight: the sound of music (1979). $12 includes museum admission. >>

5-8pm: opening reception for artist lin esser's exhibition 'unconventional tableaux' at afa (54 greene @ broome), free (rsvp) >>

5-11pm: brooklyn museum’s target first saturday celebrates ‘fierce, phenomenal women’ with live music, artist + curator talks, hands-on art, the brooklyn ballet, author sara marcus (girls to the front: the true story of the riot grrl revolution), a dance party, more. free. >>

7:30pm: 17-time moth story slam winner adam wade hosts monthly storytelling show 'tales of the cosmos' with guests jon friedman, ted travelstead and julie klausner. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm: electro-pop duo infernal devices, of clocks and clouds and house of blondes play cameo, $8 >>

8pm: caged animals, tops, blood orange, and phonetag play 285 kent, $10 >>

8pm (ends today): new music composer missy mazzoli premieres her multi-media concert piece songs from the uproar, inspired by the life and writings of early-20th-century explorer isabelle eberhardt. sold out, but waitlist opens @ 7pm at the venue. the kitchen, $15. >>

8pm-1am: don't hide your beauty like vashti at 'your homentaschen are killing me!', a purim masquerade ball with brass bands, cabaret singers + puppets. hosted by jews for racial and economic justice. industry city (220 36th st., sunset park), $12-$20 (sliding scale). >>

8:30pm: tonight's 'if you build it' comedy show with hosts kara klenk and nick turner features la's jc coccol, adrienne iapalucci, yannis pappas, kevin mccaffrey, tom shillue, and jason saenz. ucbeast, $10. >>

8:30pm: widowspeak, mac demarco and quilt play glasslands, $10-12 >>

9pm: come dressed as your favorite community character for a greendale pep rally, a new episode, trivia, contests, and a panel with the cast and creative team streamed live from l.a.. paley center, $15. >>

10pm: get ready to sob (tissues provided!) at the steel magnolias cry-along. 92ytribeca, $13 admission includes a beer. >>

10pm: epic win burlesque pays tribute to the dark knight’s friends and foes at 'holy sh*t… batman returns!'. the tank, $15. >>

10:30pm: xeno + oaklander and ike yard perform at dixon place as part of l.e.s. gallery envoy enterprises' three-part series commemorating the 10th anniversary of british post punk musician frank tovey's (fad gadget) death. free. >>

10:30pm: brooklyn’s body language and free blood play mercury lounge, $10 adv, $12 dos >>

12am-4am: djs spin indie rock + pop, britpop, post-punk, swedish pop, girl groups, more at the mondo dance party. cameo, $5 ($3 w. invite). >>

midnight (ends today): classic dark comedy harold + maude (1972) screens at landmark sunshine, $10 >>

midnight (ends today): is that an alien in your belly, or are you just happy to see me? ifc, $13. >>

ends today: japan week kicks off at grand central terminal with live ice sculpting, performances, food demos, more. free. >>


11am-5pm: dig through crates of rare lps, 12"s and 7"s at brooklyn bowl's collect-i-bowl record show, free >>

11am-6pm: plan your one-of-a-kind ceremony with 40+ wedding caterers, planners, designers, photographers, djs, and bands at brookyln based's annual wedding crashers event. the green building and the bell house, $20 adv, $30 dos, $35 vip. >>

12-6pm: all vegan, all locally made coat maker vaute couture opens its first store with a spring preview and coats from previous collections for up to 70% off. 234 grand st (williamsburg). >>

1pm (ends today): a licensed psychotherapist and garden guide leads a special 'chase away the winter blues' tour of the brooklyn botanic garden. free with $10 garden admission. >>

1-3pm: you get to sample what ten amateur and professional cooks prepare as they compete at the second annual 'duck off' at jimmy's no. 43, $20 >>

5:15pm: neuroscience professor john kubie and theater actor scott shepherd (he knows all of the great gatsby by heart) discuss committing the great american novel to memory at the rubin museum of art. $18 admission includes a mnemonic art tour and a game of telephone on a 108-stepped spiral staircase. >>

8pm: musician kevin lynch (grooms, strange rivals) provides a live score to détourned footage from automotive fetish web series car stuck girls. vaudeville park, $5. >>

8pm: new zealand psychedelic pop musician bachelorette plays cameo with baby alpaca and bermuda bonnie, $10 >>

9pm: korallreven, lemonade and young magic play bowery ballroom, $15 >>

+ all weekend

10am-5pm: enjoy a meatless weekend of speakers, food and wellness demos, free samples, and 75+ vendors at the 2nd annual nyc vegetarian food festival. metropolitan pavilion, $5 general admission (expect a looong line), $20 vip guaranteed admission. >>

10:30am-8pm (ends sun): last chance to check out jim henson's fantastic world at the museum of the moving image. $12. >>

12pm: the raspberry brothers provide live comedic commentary (sunday) to a screening of dirty dancing at nitehawk, $11 >>

5pm: doc. i am bruce lee screens at indiescreen, $10-12 >>

ends sun: ballet du grand théâtre de genève performs an evening length work by choreographer emanuel gat set to the music of bach. the joyce, $10+. >>

ends sun: the 6th annual frigid new york festival features 30 independent theater companies performing shows under 60 mins each. 100% of proceeds go directly back to the artists. the kraine theater, the red room, and under st. marks. $8-16. >>

ends sun: yelp drinks week features at least three boozy beverages for 50% off at various locations in brooklyn, manhattan, queens, hoboken, and jersey city >>

ends sun: save up to 95% off retail prices of gently used dresses and accessories at the rent the runway sale. 260 fifth ave, bet. 28th + 29th sts. >>

ends sun: save up to an additional 40% on mens and womens apparel and accessories at the brooklyn industries warehouse sale (chelsea) >>

ends sun: barneys warehouse sale: save up to 75% off clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children as well as gifts for the home. 255 w. 17th st, bet. 7th + 8th aves. >>

thru 3/8: film forum presents a week of 13 classic restored movies (the red shoes, west side story, taxi driver, 2001: a space odyssey, more) to demonstrate the state of the art in digital restoration. $12.50. >>

thru 3/18: globus film series 'love will tear us apart' features 22 twisted love stories from japan and korea. japan society, $12. >>

every fri-sun thru 3/18: the heights players stage new production the laramie project, examining the impact of the hate-crime death of matthew shepard in wyoming in 1988. 26 willow place (brooklyn heights), $15. >>

reservations are now open for wellness week (3/19-25), when fitness centers + spas offer half price or $50 flat-rate deals >>

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