This weekend is jam packed with an abundance of new performances, exhibitions and films! Enjoy your days off at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art's new exhibtion Seurat's Circus Sideshow or watch an international film picked by Film Comment at Film Society. Check out everything in store for this weekend below.
Seurat’s Circus Sideshow
February 17 - May 29
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue
Don’t miss the opening of Georges Seurat’s Parade de Cirque. The exhibition will feature seasonal fairs and traveling circuses with drawings, paintings, prints, posters, illustrated journals, musical instruments and more. Featured artists include Pablo Picasso Honoré Daumier and Fernand Pelez. For more information visit here.
Balé Folclórico Da Bahia
February 19, 4 p.m.
Lehman Center for Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Experience professional folk dancing from Bahia Brazil. The talented group is filled with not only dancers but also musicians and singers. Their performances include elements from diverse cultural influences and traditions such as samba, celebrations of Carnival and slave dances. Tickets are $25-$40. For more information visit here.
Film Comment Selects
Through February 23
Film Society of Lincoln Center 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam
The annual Film Comment Selects allows its audience to experience essential international voices that many New York film festivals have missed. This years selection includes a story about the struggles of garment workers in Eastern China in Bitter Money and a gangster thriller set in Romania by Bogdan Mirica’s titled Dogs. For more information visit here.
Through February 26
BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street
All the way from the Royal Court Theatre, Caryl Churchill is bringing her latest hit to BAM. The story follows old friends as they experience “doomsday in a teapot.” Tickets are $35-$90. For more information visit here.
Through February 26
Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Don’t miss one of the most well known American modern dance companies at the Joyce Theater! The company will be performing works by the iconic Martha Graham titled Dark Meadow, Clytemnestra and Diversion of Angels. Tickets are $26-$76. For more information visit here.
The Orchid Show: Thailand
February 18 - April 9
The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
The annual Orchid Show is back with more than 1,200 orchid species native to Thailand. Wander through a traditional Thai garden, ponds, pools, trees and shaped shrubs all while being surrounded by beautiful orchids. Tickets are $20-$25. For more information visit here.
Jordan Peele: The Art of the Social Thriller
Through March 1
BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Street
Director Jordan Peele curated a series of 13 thrillers and horror films in preparation for his not-yet-released film Get Out. The series includes Night of the Living Dead, Funny Games and The Shinning. Tickets are $14. For the film schedule and more information visit here.
Wonders of the Artic
Through March 2
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street
It might be cold in NYC, but that’s nothing compared to the temperatures in the arctic. The feature film at the American Museum of Natural History examines how animals ranging from polar bears and narwhals to humans survive and thrive through the ice and snow. This film is show in both 2D and 3D. For more information visit here.
Joan of Arc: Into the Fire
Through March 19
Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street
Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner David Byrne presents Joan of Arc through a unique rock musical concert. Directed by Alex Timbers, the exciting new show highlights those who challenge the powerful. Tickets are $90. For more information visit here.
Richard Nonas: Slant
Through March 25
Fergus McCaffrey 514 West 26th Street
Artist Richard Nonas believes that space is made, not given. His current exhibition features his signature look of simple and clear with an installation of logs arranged neatly on the floor. For more information visit here.