Dada Masilo’s Swan Lake Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave.
7:30 p.m, other shows at different times, show runs Tues 2/2 – Sun 2/7. Tickets start at $10.
Choreographer Dada Masilo reimagines Swan Lake and combines classic and contemporary dance as the dancers tackle gender, homophobia, and AIDS. www.joyce.org/performance/dada-masilos-swan-lake/
“SELF/LESS” Muhlenberg Library Community Room, 209 West 23rd St.
In this film directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Ryan Reynolds, a dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness to a healthier, younger body, but finds out that the procedure and its operators are not what they seem.
“Amarcord” Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St.
9:30 – 11:45 p.m. $10.
Brooklyn-based photographer Ken Schles introduces Amarcord, a 1973 film directed by Federico Fellini that satirizes the director’s youth during Italy’s fascist period.
Children’s Book and fairy tale-themed toursTour meeting place, 972 Fifth Ave.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.$35.
Two tours in Central Park include sites inspired by or featured in classic children’s books and fairy tales, like the boat pond from “Stuart Little” and stops that are “Enchanted.”.
Poetry Reading Open Mic Muhlenberg Library Community Room, 209 West 23rd St.
2–4 p.m. Free.
Members of the National Writers Union will be reading selections of their work as well as open the floor up to all participants to share their poetry.
What is Abstraction? Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St.
Sat 2/6, 2/20, and 2/27. 10–11 a.m. $22, (children enter free), $5 per child to participate in the workshop.
Children ages 4–5 can enjoy an interactive experience of looking at the lines, shapes, and colors of abstract art and creating their own abstract works.
Family Sundays’ Mural Painting Rubin Museum of Art Education Center, 150 West 17th St.
1–4 p.m. Free.
Children and accompanying adults can explore the elaborate imagery of Tibetan temples and Buddhist gods in the gallery before making their own wall-sized paintings.
Youth GroupChurch of St. Paul & St. Andrew, 263 W 86th St.
1-2:30 p.m. Free.
Youth group at Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew.
Spring Cutback Training 2016The High Line, exact location provided upon registration.
Mon 2/8 and Wed 2/10, 9–10:30 a.m. and Wed 2/17 1–2:30pm.
Join the Friends of the High Line in their largest horticultural effort of the year as they sheer back grasses and perennials to prepare for the growing season. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and attend one training session in order to be able to participate in volunteer shifts later in the season. www.thehighline.org/activities/spring-cutback-training-2016
Community Board 4Hotel Trades Council, 305 West 44th St., 2nd floor.
Quality of Life Committee
Readings in Contemporary PoetryDia: Chelsea, 535 W 22nd St, 5th floor.
6:30 p.m. $10; students and seniors, $6; Dia members, free.
Seven distinguished poets will share their work.
Kruger Bros.Joe’s Pub at The Public, 425 Lafayette St.
7-9 p.m. $20.
Some call it Jazz. Some call it Classical. Some call it Bluegrass. Certainly, the music of The Kruger Brothers is all of that and more.
Designing a Dream City Muhlenberg Library Community Room, 209 West 23rd St.
Wed 2/10 and 2/24, 3:30–5 p.m. Free, but advance registration required by phone or in-person.
Children ages 5–12 can create their own cities using LEGO bricks. The first session is titled “Where We Live,” where participants will build living spaces. 212-924-1585. www.nypl.org/locations/muhlenberg
LafayetteFraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St.
12 p.m.-5 p.m. $7; students/seniors/children $4
The French Marquis de Lafayette, came to the colonies at the age of 19 with the spirit of freedom. In the exhibition one can view 20 artifacts relating to Lafayette, including his calling card, general’s sash and a pair of French officer’s pistols.