Bwog’s Guide to the Weekend: Up In The Air Edition

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With an extra day in the year’s calendar and hopefully some free time to spare, Bwog recommends the following for your Leap Day weekend satisfaction. (
* indicates free, « indicates on-campus)


Oscar-Nominated Short Films at IFC Center. Whether you prefer animated (at 7:10) or live-action (5:20 and 10:05) what better time to check them all out than now? ($11.50)

Special Screening of “Roman de gare” with Claude LeLouch at 511 Dodge Hall. On Set with French Cinema: an event sponsored by Maison Française. (FREE, 6:00-8:00)

Alarm Will Sound at Carnegie Hall (Zankel). The experimental classical music ensemble known for a repertoire varying from Aphex Twin to Ligeti plays several works by contemporary composers, including the New York premiere of John Adam’s Son of Chamber Symphony. ($10 students, 7:30PM)

Mos Def in Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis at 92nd Street Y. Hip-hop’s renaissance man discusses a variety of subjects, including his career, his social and political perspectives, and the role of artists in the public world with the Rolling Stone contributing editor.  ($26, 8PM)


Star-Gazing Night in Pupin 1402. Apparently the astronomy department is hosting these every two weeks. It starts with PhD student leading a half-hour talk and is followed by telescoping on the Pupin roof, with volunteers to help you figure the skies out. (FREE, 7-9PM)

The Vienna Philharmonic w/Valery Gergiev conducting at Carnegie Hall (Perelman). Concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of conductor Herbert von Karajan. Works by Berlioz, Wagner, Debussy. ($10 Student tickets, 8 PM)

 Flavorpill presents: One Step Beyond featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff w/DJ Dirty Finger at The Museum of Natural History. Dance to jams by man of scratch/Fresh Prince fame & Brooklyn native Dirty Finger, get a free pass to the Museum later (not that it matters, but hey, it’s there). ($20, 9PM-1AM)

An Evening with Cinema Zero featuring filmmaker Amy Granat and choreographers Felicia Ballos/Flora Weigmann at The Kitchen. Collaborative film and dance performance by Cinema Zero, “an ongoing project that activates connections between artists of different generations and fosters experimentation across disciplines.” ($8

students, 8PM)


*Women’s History Month Carnival at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. A carnaval-themed celebration honoring South American arts and crafts alongside women’s historical achievements. Includes Peruvian dance performance, a live tango troupe, and a screening of Favela Rising. (FREE, 6PM-11PM)

Michael Goldberg – A Memorial Tribute at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s. “Friends and colleagues of painter Michael Goldberg (1924-2007) will gather in the Sanctuary to commemorate his life and art.” Speakers range from poet/’68 alum David Shapiro to composer/musician John Zorn. ($7, 1PM)

An Evening with Cinema Zero featuring filmmaker Amy Granat and choreographers Felicia Ballos/Flora Weigmann at The Kitchen. See Friday listing. ($8 students, 8PM)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra w/Pianist Yefim Bronfman, Valery Gergiev conducting at Carnegie Hall (Perelman). Bronfman plays Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with orchestra playing works by Debussy and Tchaikovsky. ($10 students, 8PM)

« County Pleasures: Bach and the Baroque Pastoral, Miller Theatre. A concert with the Gotham City Orchestra featuring repertoire by Bach and Vivaldi on-campus. “Some of Bach’s most beautiful music alludes to pastoral settings. By using or imitating rustic instruments (oboe and recorder, bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy), Baroque composers filled their works with references to shepherds, echoing valleys, and folk-music.” ($7 students,  8PM) 

PopRally presents DFA Dance Party at MoMA. Preview the MoMA’s new Color Chart exhibition while getting a “dance part that’s pure kaleidoscopic pleasure.” 21+. ($15, $12 in advance, 9PM-1AM)


Vienna Philharmonic w/Valery Gergiev conducting at Carnegie Hall (Perelman). The last of the Perspectives: Valery Gergiev series, with works by Verdi, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky. ($10 students, 1PM)

Binyumen Schaechter and The Schaechter Daughters: A Musical Program at Deutsches Haus. “Binyumen Schaechter, a preeminent New York Jewish musician and Yiddish activist, along with his two daughters (all native speakers of Yiddish), present an hour-long musical program.”  (FREE, 8PM)


* Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth’s Late Paintings of Lancaster at the Whitney. The exhibit just opened this week, and includes Demuth’s paintings, drawings, watercolors, and photographs. (FREE)

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  1. concertgoer  

    FYI: the VPO concerts at Carnegie are already sold out.

    • MIP  

      I guess if you really wanted to though, you could call them for tickets (they don't sell all their tickets online). Probably wouldn't get you a student discount, though, but I've never tried it.

      It turns out for the Kronos concert last weekend, people who showed up a little bit before showtime to buy tickets could have gotten seats.

  2. alum

    Saturday 7pm, Levien Gym - Lions v. Dartmouth men's hoops - final home game for Mack Montgomery, John Baumann, Brett Loscalzo, Ben Nwachukwu, Justin Armstrong and Kashif Sweet.

    Show some love for these warriors in the Class of 2008.

  3. i love  

    these weekend posts. thanks bwog!

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