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Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, 624-4061, fri. 2/24, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, w/Donna Weng-Friedman, piano * sat. 2/25, 7:30pm, sun. 2/26, 4pm, Mozart, Beethoven, Shostakovich w/Paul Ostrovsky, piano.

BRIC Studio, 57 Rockwell Pl., 212-414-5144, fri. 2/24, sat. 2/25, 8pm, sun. 2/26, 6pm, MonoRail, theatrical Monologue Jam.

Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 Fifth Ave., 832-0018, fri. 3/3. sat. 3/4, 8pm, Cheeky Woman/Trouble Makin' Lady, performance.

Dancewave @ LIU, DeKalb and Flatbush Ave., Kumble Theater, 522-4696, thurs. 3/2, 7:30pm, Gala Benefit Concert * 8:30pm, Reception.

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Ave. and S. Oxford St., 855-3053, sun. 2/26, 3pm, Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music presents Beethoven, Raminsh, Mozart w/Ariel Barnes cello.

The Good Coffee House, 53 Prospect Park W., 768-2972, fri. 2/24, 8pm, Le Nozzi de Carlo, European pop * fri. 3/3, 8pm, Patrick Wictor and Tim Grimm, blues.

museums * exhibits

440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Ave., 499-3844, thru fri. 2/24, hours: thurs. and fri. 4-7pm, sat. and sun. 12-6pm, Pairings, exhibition of new works by Sculpter Jeff Jaffee.

Black and White Art Gallery, 483 Driggs Ave., 599-8775, thru sun. 2/26, hours: fri thru mon. 12-6 and by appt., Mirror of our Obsessions & Fears, Group Show w/works by Chris Martin, Dewitt Godfrey and more * My Brother's Keeper continues, site specific installation by Sook Jin Jo.

Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, 55 Washington St., 625-0080, thru wed. 4/21, hours: mon. thru fri. 10am-6pm, Making Your Mark, On Paper, works by 22 artists.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., 623-7220, thru sun. 4/2, Does Time Stand Still, photographs by Herbert Hoover.

Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., 735-4400, sat. 2/25, 1 and 4pm, Life and Times of Bill Pickett, performance by students from the Museum Team afterschool program about the life of rodeo star Bill Pickett, a legendary black cowboy from Texas who introduced the bulldogging technique to rodeo! Ages 5+ * 2:30pm, Saddle Songs, performance by country singer J.W. Lance * 2:30pm, also, X-plorers Club: Fish Form Bags, look at an authentic Inuit tool bag made from the dried skin of a fish. With the help of a professional artist, create your own decorative fish bag to take home. Ages 8+ * thurs. 3/2, 2pm, Some Like it Hot, discover the colorful beauty of the desert in springtime. See animals and plants from the arid American West while visiting the Museum's cactus garden. Learn how these spiky wonders adapt to their unique ecosystems. All ages

Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights , 222-4111, www.brooklynhistory.org, hours: wed., thurs., sat., 10am-5pm, fri., 10am-8pm, sun., noon-5pm, thurs. 3/2, 6:30-8pm, Library Program- St. Ann of Brooklyn-Ann Sands, 1752-1851,lecture with illustrations given by BHS Vice President for Collections and historian Dr. Marilyn H. Pettit * thru sun. 3/26, Ferry Tales, Brooklyn's Steamboat Service, new exhibition of paintings * current exhibitions Brooklyn Works: 400 Years of Making a Living in Brooklyn, four centuries of enterprise and ingenuity.

Brooklyn Fireproof Inc.,101 Richardson St. Top Fl., 302-4702, thru sun. 3/12, hours: fri. and sat. 1-6pm, or by appt.,The Idea of Death is Tormenting Me, Lara Allen sings ragtime,.Stacy Fisher ties a perfect bow, Ann Toebbe sits and stares out the window, an exhibition of work curated by Ann Toebbe about three women who have found themselves courted by death in the dark depths of their imaginations.

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, 638-5000, hours: wed. thru fri. 10-5pm, sat. & sun. 11-6pm, sat. 3/4, First Saturdays, 6-8pm, World Music, w/Jeff Newell&apos's New-Trad Octet of Brooklyn plays New Orleans Mardi Gras music with a twist * 6:30-8:30pm, Decorate your own picture frame with shells, buttons, fabric, paper, and more inspired by the work of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson * 6:30pm, Drama of Works and 2 Punks Puppet Theatre combine overhead projection and traditional shadow puppetry to tell a Cajun fairytale in which the hero goes in search of that one special ingredient for a Mardi Gras gumbo * 7pm, Curator Talk, Curator Charlotta Kotik leads a tour of the Robinson exhibition * 8pm, Free Dance Lessons w/Stepping Out Dance Studio instructors, samba music * 8pm, Young Voices, new perspective on the Museum's Islamic collection * 8:30pm, Mouth to Mouth (Alison Murray, 2004, 102 min., adult themes), tells the story of a teenage runaway and a politically radical street gang * 9-11pm, Dance Party w/

Grupo Saveiro who will perform high-energy Brazilian music * thru 6/4/06, Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman the role of twenty-one extraordinary Roman-period mosaics.

CBGB Gallery, cbgb.com, 313 Bowery Street, Manhattan, thru fri. 3/10, The Terrible Toy Fair III w/works by Aaron Cantor, Mary Doyle, Miwa Yagi and more.

Concepto Gallery, 613 Vanderbilt Ave., concepto9.com, thru sat. 3/4, hours: thurs. thru sun. 1-7pm, Emergence: Four Expressions, works by emerging artists.

Figureworks, 168 N. 6th St., 486-7021, thru sat. 2/26, hours: fri. thru sun. 1-6pm, or by appt., Visions of the Figure, drawings, video, wax sculptures and animation exhibition by 4 artists.

Fillmore Gallery, 75 Lafayette Ave., 797-3943, thru fri. 3/10, call for hours, Vision in Color, abstract paintings by John T. Harris, curated by Leon Nicholas Kalas.

Gallery Boreas, 133-A Roebling St., 384-3562, call for hours, thru thurs. 2/26, Sculpture by Eric K. Drury, and Space by Taylor and Miller Architecture.

George Washington Carver Gallery, 677 Lafayette Ave., 387-2116, or 622-3432, wed. 2/22 thru wed. 3/29, hours: mon. thru fri.,10am-4pm, weekends by appt., The Magnolia Tree Earth Center opens the 2006 exhibition season w/I n s p i r e !, exhibition by 12 Brooklyn artists to honor Black History Month of recent photography, painting and mixed media art.

Hogar Collection Gallery, 111 Grand St., 288-5022, thru mon. 3/20, hours: thurs. thru mon. 12-7pm and by appt.,Group show by Paul Ballew, Young Wha-Lee, and Andrew Zarou, works on paper, painting, collage and wall installation.

Jack the Pelican Presents, 487 Driggs Ave., 782-0182, thru sun. 3/12, hours: thurs. thru mon. 12-6pm, Guerra de La Paz, art exhbition.

Jewish Folk Crafts Guild @ Kings Bay YM-YWHA, 3495 Nostrand Ave., 646-321-5220, thru sun. 2/26, hours: mon. thru thurs. 9am-9pm, sun. and fri. 9am-4pm, The Arttherapy, exhibition by artist Regina Averbukh.

Mark Morris Dance Group, 3 Lafayette Ave., 624-8400, fri. 3/3 thru tues. 3/28, call for hours, MMDG: Celebrating 25 Years, exhibition of photography by photo-journalist Katsuyoshi.

Metaphor Contemporary Art, 382 Atlantic Ave., 254-0126, fri. 2/17 thru sun. 3/19, hours: thurs. thru sun. 12-6pm, American Exurbia, works by Rachelle Mozman and Family Resemblance, sculptures and photographs by Nina Levy.

Nurture Art Gallery, 475 Keap St., 782-7755, thru sun. 3/5, call for hours, Once Upon a Time, multi-media group exhibition, curated by Stephanie Jeanjean, w/works by several artists.

Phyllis Stigliano Gallery, 62 Eighth Ave., 638-0659, thru fri. 3/31, call for hours, Luna: Group exhibition by several artists w/works in different media.

Rotunda Gallery, 33 Clinton St., 875-4047, thru fri. 3/11, call for hours, Emotional Landscapes, works by thirteen artists.

Rubelle & Norman Schafler Gallery, 200 Willoughby Ave., www.pratt.edu, thru fri. 3/24, hours: mon thru fri. 9am-5pm, Missing Link: Art Meets Biomedicine, exhibition that highlights the connections between the arts and sciences w/works by several artists.

Safe-T-Gallery, 111 Front St., Gallery 214, 782-5920, thru fri. 2/25, hours: wed, thru sat. 12-6pm, Stones/Night, works by Barbara Yoshida, printmaker, photographer * thru fri. 2/25, Direct Forms, works by Michael Meyers, photographer * thurs. 3/2 thru sat. 4/1, Salvaged, oil paintings by Valeri Larko * thurs. 3/2 thru sat. 4/1, Jersey Run, color photographs by Tom Sullens * thurs. 3/2, 6-8pm, Opening reception for both artists.

Saint Francis College, 190 Remson St., 489-5272, thru fri. 3/10, call for hours, Recent Paintings by the Brooklyn Watercolor Society.

Saint Joseph's College, Alumni Room Gallery, Tuohy Hall, 245 Clinton Ave., thru thurs. 3/30, hours: mon. wed. thurs. 4-8pm, sat. 12-2pm, Images of Social Justice: Small Works, Big Heart, exhibition of selected works by Brooklyn artists.

etc.

Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 Fifth Ave., 832-0018, sun.2/26, 6pm, What About Spirituality? Family 2006, conversation series * sun. 3/4, 2-4pm, Writing workshop called Navigating Your Legacy: Mother's, Daughters, and Grandmothers.

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West, 768-2972, sun. 2/26, 11am-12:30pm, Annual Poetry platform, personal, favorite, international.

Ifetayo Cultural Arts @PS249, 18 Marlborough Rd., 856-1123x18, sat. 2/25, 3-4pm, African Drumming Class * 12am-12pm, African Dance Class.

Monster Gallery, 234 Fourth Ave., 914-318-4280, sat. 2/25, 4pm, Talking Hands Theatre, Puppet Shows For Children ages 2-7.

Prospect Park, Flatbush Ave. and Empire Blvd., 287-3400, every mon. 9:30-11am, Nature Babies, nature-themed music, storytelling and crafts program for 1 to 3 years * thru mid-March, 2006, Ice-Skating at Wollman Rink, hours: mon. 8:30am-2pm, tues. 8:30am-5pm, wed. 8:30am-5pm, thurs. 8:30am-6pm, fri. 8:30am-9pm, sat. 10am-1pm, 2-6pm, 7-10pm, sun. 10am-1pm, 2-6pm.

Saint Francis College, 190 Remson St., 489-5272, mon. 2/27, 12:20-145pm, Lecture series on Middle East, Yemen's Role in the Middle East w/Ambassdor Abdullah M. Alsaidi * fr. 3/3, 12:20-1:45pm, Lecture Series: Current Problems in the Middle East, Congressional Policy in the Middle East.

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