FRI 2/23: Neo-soul songwriter Gordon Chambers performs for BAM’s “Brooklyn Next” program, Harvey Theater. $12 -$25, 8 p.m.
“Closed Circuit: Video and New Media at the Metropolitan” presents a selection of the Department of Photographs’ video art collection, including David Hammons’s “Phat Free” and Darren Almond’s “Schwebebahn,” Metropolitan Museum of Art. $20 recommended, 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Through April 29.
SAT 2/24: Rusted Root plays Nokia Theater. $25, 7 p.m.
Richard Lewis concludes his two-day Comix stint. $25, 8 p.m. and 10:30 pm.
SUN 2/25: “Oscar Night with Lisa Levy” encourages non-nominated Gotham residents to dress up, walk the red carpet, vie for best-dressed nods and watch the Oscar telecast, Joe’s Pub. $12, 7:00 p.m.
“Postively American: Winning Back the Middle Class Majority One Family at a Time” author and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D – N.Y.) discusses his book with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D – N.Y.), 92nd Street Y’s Kaufmann Concert Hall. $50, 5 p.m.
MON 2/26: Bong Joon-ho is on hand when “Barking Dogs Never Bite,” “Memories of Murder” and “The Host” screen for two-day retrospective on the director, IFC Center. $11, 7 p.m.
Ben Harper, Lou Reed, Patti Smith and Michael Stipe perform for Tibet House Benefit Concert, Carnegie Hall. $30-$85, 7:30 p.m.
TUES 2/27: “Fortune Celebrates India” exhibit celebrates India through photographs from the archives of Fortune magazine and original costumes and props from the films of Indian director, Mira Nair, including “Monsoon Wedding” and her upcoming “The Namesake,” Tribeca Cinemas Gallery. Free, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Through March 4.
Susan Lacy, creator and exec producer of PBS’s “American Masters” series, and Dr. William F. Baker, prexy of Thirteen/WNET, are honored at the 31st annual Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education Gala benefit, the Rainbow Room. The Temptations perform. $1,000- $1,500, 6:30 p.m.
WED 2/28: John Mayer croons for Madison Square Garden. $45-$55, 8 p.m.
Olivier Dahan’s “La Vie en Rose” kicks off Lincoln Center’s “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema” film series, which showcases new French filmmaking, Alice Tully Hall. $12, 8 p.m. Through March 11.
Variety’s Dade Hayes moderates a panel discussion with magazine reporters and editors hosted by Publicists Professional Society and the Center for Communication, Hunter College’s Lang Recital Hall. Free admission. 6:30 p.m.
THURS 3/1: Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf hosts a benefit concert to celebrate the 20th annivesary of “The Old Knit.”Laurie Anderson, Mike Doughty and Lee Ranaldo perform, Town Hall. $25 -$52, 8 p.m.
Lorna Simpson exhibit opens, Whitney Museum of American Art. Photographer and filmmaker works often examine racial and gender identity. $15, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Through May 6.