Things to do in New York City this weekend
BAMKids Film Festival: For the 18th year, Brooklyn’s film festival presents shorts and feature films from around the world. The screenings are appropriate for ages 3-11 (see website for specific age ranges for each film). Films take place at BAM Rose Cinemas in the Peter Jay Sharp Building Feb. 27 and 28. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for children under 13. The weekend includes hands-on activities in the BAMcafe. Visit www.bam.org to purchase tickets and see the full list of films.
The Orchid Show: For the 14th year, the New York Botanical Garden presents the annual Orchid Show. Running from Feb. 27 to April 17, look at gorgeous orchids and learn the history of orchid collecting. Throughout the show’s run, catch poetry readings, dance performances, shopping and orchid care demonstrations. The return of Orchid Evenings guarantees a gorgeous after hours date, complete with the year’s signature cocktail: Ginger Vanilla Fusion (vanilla bean-infused vodka and ginger). For the full list of programs and ticket information, visit www.nybg.org.
That Physics Show: This off-Broadway, family-friendly show allows David Maiullo, professional physics demonstrator, to present scientific magic to New York. Maiullo presented segments on momentum, friction, sound waves and motion for 20 years at Rutgers University. He is currently a regular on The Weather Channel. That Physics Show combines magic of live theater with science in a can’t-miss performance. Shows take place at the Elektra Theater. Tickets start at $39. For more information, visit www.thatphysicsshow.com.
Beer Week Cask Fest: The New York Brewers Guild presents a cask fest featuring more than 150 casks from New York. The festival includes a special brewers lounge and five top Manhattan restaurants. Awards will be given for Favorite Bartenders, Beer, Event, Bar and NYS Brewery. The event takes place starting at noon Feb. 27, at the Altman Building (135 W. 18th St.). Tickets start at $65. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit newyorkcitybrewersguild.com.