Enjoy your weekend despite the ever-changing weather with these city picks.
Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial
99 Gansevoort St
This biennial exhibition showcases contemporary art from up and coming artists. The artwork at the 78th biennial considers such topics as racial tensions and polarizing politics. Previous artists to be featured at this exhibition include Georgia O’Keeffe and Jackson Pollack. The biennial runs through June 11.
Saw Her Stand Up There
Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, Queens
An all-female stand up night, Saw Her Stand Up’s alumni include Sasheer Zamata of “Saturday Night Live” and Jessi Klein, head writer for “Inside Amy Schumer.” Prior to the scheduled acts, there is an open-mic, an opportunity for anyone to test their comedy chops. Head to Q.E.D., a venue in Astoria, Thursday March 6 at 7:30. Tickets are $6.
90 Kent Ave, Willamsburg, Brooklyn
This outdoor food market sees up to 30,000 people head to Brooklyn to eat from 100 local food vendors. On Saturdays, Smorgasburg is situated at the waterfront of Williamsburg and Sundays in Prospect Park. From chicken wings to oysters to delicious doughnuts, there’s something for everyone at Smorgasburg, which just opened for the season last weekend.
“Saving Washington” at the New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
This exhibition, the first in the new Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery shifts the focus of the Founding Fathers narrative to the crucial contribution of women in practicing the Constitution. Despite laws restricting their participation, this exhibition highlights the work of these women in leadership and activism. “Saving Washington” features artwork, housewares, clothing and jewelry.
Havana Film Festival
The 18th Annual Festival celebrates Latin American cinema. The festival showcases award-winning films, documentaries, short films and animated films as well as films rarely screened in the United States. Last year’s edition featured 40 films from 12 different countries. Students can purchase $10 individual tickets for the festival through April 7.