Brooklyn and Queens Weekend Events: Feb. 18-21
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Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19.

Your kids may be out for February school vacation, but we have plenty to offer for the whole family! Each day from February 16th to 19th, we'll be leading workshops where you and your family can design an urban landscape and create a city with streets, buildings, subways, and buses, at 11 am and 2:30 pm! For all ages. Program is free with paid admission. Adults $5, children (3-17 years old) & seniors (62+) $3 Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn Heights. 718.694.5100 |
 Thursday, Feb. 18 from 3 to 8pm.

Kosciuszko Bridge Project Public Open House. Participants will be encouraged to engage in informal discussions with project team members; review graphics, including animations of each bridge design option; and voice their preferences. Sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation. For more information, call Adam Levine at (718) 482-4526. Christ the King Regional High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village

Thursday, Feb. 18, 8 to 10pm.

A Black History Month musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary Thelonious Monk. See the Epistrophy Quintet featuring Soprano Saxophonist Sean Juan, Narrative by Ameera. FREE. York College Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica. 718.262.2620 | Friday, Feb. 19 at 9pm.

Originally modeled after Cannonball Adderly’s quintet, the “East West Quintet” jazz-hewn Brooklynites quickly abandoned the bop model after realizing just how good they were at exploring the spaces between genres. Expect tinges of punk, rock, and hip-hop complementing sophisticated textures of “resonating exuberance” (All About Jazz). Bar opens at 8pm. FREE concert. BAMcafé, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn. 718.636.4100 | Friday, Feb. 19 at 8pm.

CYPRECO will highlight the Greek Cypriot artist and filmmaker Vasia Markides and her documentary "Hidden In The Sand" which chronicles the story of Famagusta in northern Cyprus and under Turkish occupation since 1974. During the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, all Famagusta Greek Cypriot residents fled their city fearing for their lives. Since then, the occupation forces have sealed off the city and keep it under strict military surveillance so that no one can return home. The film tackles the ugly effects of nationalism, militarism and propaganda in both the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. To view the trailer please visit The event will also feature a message and remarks on video by Alexis Galanos, Mayor of Famagusta, a poetry recital by Greek Cypriot poet/lyricist Polys Kyriacou, discussion with the filmmaker, while the Guest Speaker will be the distinguished Professor Theoharis David, FAIA on the topic “Famagusta: A Remembrance and Thoughts About The Future. FREE. Stathakion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th Street, Astoria. Please RSVP by calling 718.545.1151 or emailing

Saturday, Feb. 20 from 2 to 10pm.

The Queens Fashion Expo allows you to meet some of the designers featured in the first-ever Queens Fashion Week. Shop for one-of-a-kind accessories, clothing items and other artist-made treasures. FREE admission. Standard Motor Lofts, 37-18 Northern Blvd, Long Island City. |

Saturday, Feb. 20 at 9pm.

Led by the omnivorous drummer Sunny Jain, “Red Baraat” marries North Indian Bhangra with sousaphone-driven brass funk to create an explosive sound that’s “fun as hell” (Chicago Reader). Listen for tracks from their wildly infectious debut album, Chaal Baby. Bar opens at 8pm. FREE concert. BAMcafé, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn. 718.636.4100 |

Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8:30pm.

As a response to the economic difficulties affecting the presentation of dance, Dance Entropy has created a new series to enable choreographers to continue sharing their work.  This new, once a month series will support dance makers by providing our venue, Green Space, with technical and marketing support for a full or paired evening of work.  Green Space is proud to present Kinetic Architecture's work “Forever Hold Your Peace (for now)” in our February Take Root performance. About “Forever Hold Your Peace (for now)”: Butoh & Burlesque had a baby!  (Out of wed-lock of course.)  The parents cannot legally marry.  This work explores the marriage ritual through an environment ranging from quirky and confrontational to tender and intimate.  Davidson first explored marriage equality through his art in 2004, he did not think the journey would last until 2010...He is hopeful that what was admittedly a choreographic "FU" has grown into a raw and universally intimate invitation to understand, love, and accept. Tickets are $15 at the door, advance sales at Green Space, 37-24 24th St., #301 Long Island City. 917.956.3037.

Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2pm.

See the internationally acclaimed Israel Ballet's interpretation of Don Quixote. Featuring choreography by Marius Petipa and music by Ludwig Minkus, the performance is part of Israel Ballet's first U.S. tour in 25 years. Originally staged in four acts and eight scenes, Don Quixote is based on an episode taken from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes.  It tells the story of a knight errant in search of Dulcinea, the lady of his dreams.  Accompanied by his loyal squire Sancho and armed with a failing mind and a shaving basin, the knight battles windmills and imaginary monsters as he follows his quest.  Featuring guest artists Anna Kostanyan and Lyudvik Ispiryan in the leading roles of Kitri and Basilio, Israel Ballet's production is set against a video enhanced back drop, adding an extra layer of energy and color to one of the most beloved works in the classical repertoire. Tickets $20-30. Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd, Brooklyn. 718.951.4500 |
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