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Your Weekend Agenda

Events to catch this weekend, February 22 to 25.

You can be serious about curling too.  

1. The weather looks dreary this weekend, but Barnard College has you covered with the Athena Film Festival, which highlights strong women leaders through films, shorts, panels, and documentaries. Come Thursday — the opening day — for a special screening of Battle of the Sexes and the first episode of the new season of UnREAL. Other highlights include screenings of 9 to F, Patti Cake$, Lady Bird, and Wonder Woman, plus panels on writing and producing for television and interpreting the modern-day female gaze.

2. And BAM celebrates ten years of Oscilloscope, the music and film company co-founded by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. On Thursday, catch screenings of Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!, for which audience members at the Beastie Boys’ 2004 MSG concert were given digital cameras to shoot it from fan-level, and Fight for Your Right Revisited, a short film starring Will Ferrell, Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, and Seth Rogen, depicting what happens after the party ended in the original "Fight for Your Right (to Party)" video. Both films are directed by Yauch.

3. If you’ve yet to see Phantom Thread, catch it this Saturday or Sunday at BAM with live orchestral accompaniment by Wordless Music, playing the score by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood.

4. And fans of infinite possibility rejoice: Friday through Sunday is the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, held at the Village East Cinema and the Museum of the Moving Image. The organizers say nothing about costumes, so we're gonna take that to mean costumes optional.

5. We’ve watched Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator evolve from a foul-mouthed goofball to an entrepreneur and style leader, with last year’s introspective Flower Boy earning him a Grammy nomination. See if it holds up when he takes the stage with Vince Staples this Friday and Saturday at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

6. And this weekend, the Dandy Warhols play twice: Friday at the Highline Ballroom and Sunday at Warsaw in support of their limited-edition double live album Sonic Disruption.

7. Over at the Public Theater, you’ll probably learn something when Gillian Jacobs and Aya Cash take us into the world of lobbyists and politics in Kings.

8. And not too far away in Chinatown is the big Lunar New Year parade on Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m. Come for the floats and cultural performances; stay for the dim sum you will most likely get after.

9. Hey! The Olympics are still happening. If you’ve ever fancied yourself a curler, head to the Renaissance New York, where through Sunday the terrace has been transformed into two lanes of street curling for you to try. It’s $5 for 30 minutes of play and up to 16 people at a time. If it's too hard, the Games will also be playing on TVs.

10. And as you probably know, Ralph Lauren is the official outfitter for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic teams for the games in Pyeongchang. If you’re the type to get fully immersive, his Polo Bar is featuring a special cocktail called the Gold Medal, made with cider brandy, Briottet quince liqueur, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Now you just have to get in, which is a sport in itself.

11. Beer Week kicks off on Saturday with a big bash at the Brooklyn Expo featuring 60 breweries, many local. Plus food, music, games, and fun.

12. And let's face it: Life is hard. Sometimes it's comforting to hear about other people who have trouble navigating it too. Swing by the Bell House on Sunday to get your fix with a live taping of the podcast Dumb People Town and count how many of the real-life silly news stories come out of Florida. Don't forget to monitor your schadenfreude, and happy weekend!