Get Out and Do This: Lego Superheroes, Picasso's Women and March Madness

By Daniel Jumpertz on March 10, 2014 8:09am 

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 The week's most exciting events are here for you in one handy guide.
Get Out and Do This: March 10 to 16
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Monday, March 10
Let's not pretend this is just for the kids, OK? From Monday until the end of March, head down to the Lego Store, 620 Fifth Ave., Midtown, to have your photo taken with a life-sized Lego DC Comics Super Hero. And while you're in the area, check out the recently returned exhibition The Art of the Brick, an acclaimed collection of inspiring sculptures made exclusively from Lego bricks by artist Nathan Sawaya at Discovery Times Square, 226 W. 44th St., Midtown. Tickets for children ages 4 to 12 cost $16.50; tickets for adults cost $19.50. If that's not enough, there's also box office hit "The Lego Movie" playing at cinemas across the city, which justifies a second, or third, viewing.

Tuesday, March 11
MoMA's Gallery Sessions is a series of in-depth explorations hosted by MoMA educators that explore the creative process, art history and the experience of art. On Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. come face to face with Picasso’s most iconic images of women: "Les Demoiselles d’Avignon," "Ma Jolie" and "Girl before a Mirror"
in Picasso’s Women. Meet at The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 2, fifth floor, MoMA, 11 W. 53 St., Midtown. Free with museum admission. No registration is required.

Wednesday, March 12
Get ready for some March Madness and catch some of the best college basketball action when the 2014 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship arrives at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, from Wednesday until Sunday. Tickets are available here.

Thursday, March 13

Brooklyn Museum's Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties is a collection of art (painting, sculpture, graphics and photography) from a decade defined by social protest and changes in American race relations. Thursday at 7 p.m. hear poet Sonia Sanchez and musician Bernice Johnson Reagon (Sweet Honey in the Rock) talk about their experience as activists and share words and music from the civil rights movement. The museum is at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.

In "Portraits of Sounds," photographer Ernestine Ruben has captured the musicians from the New York Philharmonic and their relationship with their instruments. The show opens Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Corridor Galleries at the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Upper West Side. Free.

Friday, March 14
In conjunction with the excellent exhibition "The Little Prince: A New York Story," this event will offer a screening of the 1974 film "The Little Prince" starring Gene Wilder and Bob Fosse. Free tickets are available with museum admission from the admission desk. The film starts at 7 p.m. at The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave., Midtown.

Saturday, March 15
Before teenagers were invented, you were a child, then an adult. In the new film "Teenage," director Matt Wolf and writer Jon Savage ("England's Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock") compile "a haunting, hypnotic collage of archive footage and period recreations charting the pre-history of the teenager," according to Total Film. Catch Matt Wolf in person Saturday at 7:40 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. at the Sunshine Cinema, 143 E. Houston St. on the Lower East Side. Click here for a sneak preview of the film.

Sunday, March 16
On the Tribute Center Walking Tour, the guides are all 9/11 survivors, recovery workers, area residents or family members of victims. The tour includes a brief history of the World Trade Center, the attacks and the aftermath of 9/11. Tours begin at 120 Liberty St., Financial District, and last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. To book, click here.

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