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13 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | March 3, 2016 5:17pm 

 Target First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum
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Friday, March 4

Feminist Coloring Party and Historical Women’s Stories

Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights
When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In honor of Women’s History Month, this week’s Free Friday will take visitors into the library for a look at some of the center’s women’s stories in their archives. And we hope you have your crayons ready for a “feminist coloring book party” in the Great Hall.  

‘She Got Aim’ Photography Exhibit Opening Night

Where: The Bishop Gallery, 916 Bedford Ave., Bed-Stuy
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

For Women’s History Month, The Bishop Gallery has curated the works of three female photographers to celebrate the achievements of women in the arts. Check out snapshots from concert photographer Victoria Ford, Brittani Sensabaugh’s documentation of “melanated people in forgotten areas,” and Judy Mauer’s mannequin storefront and street photography. Meet the artists at the free event Friday. 

Excerpts From Dapline!

Where: Ingersoll Community Center, 177 Myrtle Avenue, Fort Greene
When: 7 to 8 p.m.

This piece looks at the origins of dapping, the intricate handshakes developed by black combat troops during the Vietnam War. Learn about the roots of dapping through excerpts from choreographer Andre M. Zachery and visual artist LaMont Hamilton’s critically-acclaimed dance piece Dapline! The show will include a performance by the Ingersoll Center Youth Drumline and a Q&A with the performers. This event is free with RSVP.

► Folk Concert at The Owl

Where: The Owl Music Parlor, 497 Rogers Ave., Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
When: 7:30 p.m.

In the mood for local live music? Check out the recently opened Owl Music Parlor in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens where Brooklyn-based acoustic folk musicians Joanna Stenberg, Eli Smith and duo Ali Dineen and Eleonore Weill will perform original music and traditional folk songs. The show has a $10 suggested donation; RSVP on Facebook.

A Very Florida Birthday

Where: Paperbox, 17 Meadow St., Williamsburg
When: 8 p.m.

Art, music and party-throwing collective Sloth Village is throwing a celebration of Florida with DJ sets, kiddie pools, live performances and a tarot card reader. Festive Florida garb is encouraged, from sun hats to fancy yacht gear. Tickets are $10.

The Heights Players Opening Performance of “The Women” 

Where: The John Bourne Theater, 26 Willow Place, Brooklyn Heights
When: 8 p.m.

The Heights Players production of Clare Boothe Luce’s classic comedy “The Women” will open Friday evening. The play will be staged Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from March 4 to March 20. For more information and tickets, click here. 

Saturday, March 5

► Iron Maidens Female Powerlifting Competition

Where: CrossFit South Brooklyn, 597 Degraw St., Gowanus
When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lifters from age 21 to 70 will compete in this contest for very strong women. The event is open to the public and the competition will help raise money to assist low-income women with college tuition.

 Screening of “Shaun the Sheep” at Sunset Park Cinema Club for Kids

Where: Industry City Factory Floor, 241 37th Street, Sunset Park
When: Doors open at 10 a.m.; Activity begins at 10:30 a.m.; Screening starts at 11:30 a.m.

Industry City and Rooftop Films have teamed up to create the Sunset Park Cinema Club for Kids with screenings of popular children’s movies along with fun workshops. Saturday’s event will feature activities organized by BRIC Arts, after which the film — a movie spinoff of the BBC TV series by the creator of Wallace and Gromit — will be screened. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP here

 Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels

Where: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center
When: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Urban Park Rangers will guide you through the nutty behavior of the city’s fluffier rodents on this wildlife tour at Fort Greene Park. Learn what makes squirrels so adaptable and other interesting facts about the bushy-tailed creatures.

First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum

Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ladies, this one’s for you. With the theme “She Knows No Bounds,” this free monthly event is celebrating female artists and artwork with a performance from an all-women drum corps, a screening of the documentary “Sign Painters,” a printmaking workshop and a Q+A with dancers from with Erica Essner Performance Co-Op.

 Rick, Dave, and Alec’s End-of-Winter "Die Schöne Müllerin" Party

Where: JACK, 505 Waverly Avenue, Clinton Hill
When: 8 p.m.

Join Rick, Dave, and Alec, the creators of the OBIE-winning play “Three Pianos,” for their annual boozy Schubertiad, celebrating musician Franz Schubert. Several musicians will offer their own interpretation of Schubert’s song-cycle "Die Schöne Müllerin" (The Beautiful Miller Girl) at this year’s event. Tickets, which $25 in advance or $30 at the door, will support JACK’s artistic and community efforts.

Sunday, March 6

► Stitched Together

Where: The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway, Bed-Stuy
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Dubbed by organizers as a “weekly stitch & b-tch,” this gathering is meant to bring crafters together to work and share techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring their sewing, knitting, or crocheting needles over some mid-day tea. The event has a suggested donation of $5. 

► Hear Classic Mississippi Fiddle Tunes

Where: Old Stone House, 336 Third St., Park Slope
When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Fiddler Harry Bolick, who performs in the Wahoo String Band and teaches fiddle and mandolin in Garrison, New York, will play old Southern fiddle favorites.

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Brooklyn reporters Camille Bautista, Rachel Holliday Smith, Leslie Albrecht, Nikhita Venugopal, Alexandra Leon and Gwynne Hogan.