Mos Def kicks of 'Brooklyn Next,' Harlem Globetrotters are at the Madison Square Garden, David LaChapelle signs copies of 'Heaven,' more
FRI 2/16: Mos Def hits up BAM for a two night stand, kicking off “Brooklyn Next,“ two weekends of concerts throughout the borough, Howard Gilman Opera House. $20 -$40, 8 p.m.The Harlem Globetrotters show off for Madison Square Garden. $15 -$200, 7 p.m. SAT 2/17: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences screens this year’s Oscar nominated live action and animated shorts at the 4th annual Short Films Day, Academy Theater at Lighthouse Intl. $5, Noon and 4 p.m. Huang Yong Ping exhibits his latest collection of sculptural installations based on historical structures, such as the Coliseum and Pentagon, Gladstone Gallery. Free, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Through March 17. SUN 2/18<:/B> The final leg of Tom Stoppard’s trilogy “The Coast of Utopia: Salvage” opens, Vivian Beaumont Theater. 3 p.m., $65 -$100. Through May, 13. Pianist Tian Jiang plays Bach-Busoni, Liszt and Chopin, Carnegie Hall. $50-$100, 8:30 p.m. MON 2/19: “Simon Boccanegra” begins performances at the Metropolitan Opera with baritone Thomas Hampson making his Boccanegra debut. $15 -$275, 7:30 p.m. Through March 9. Freddie Redd returns to jazz, performing music he wrote for the 1960 play “The Connection” with saxophonist Lou Donaldson, bassist Mickey Bass and drummer Ben Riley, Merkin Concert Hall. $30 -$35, 8 p.m. TUES 2/20: Dan Gold and Judith Helfand’s docu “Everything’s Cool” opens the 4th season of IFC’s documentary series “Stranger Than Fiction,” featuring sneak previews and rediscovered classics. Filmmaker Q&A follows, IFC Center. $15, 7:30 p.m. Tina Landau directs the Off Broadway revival of J. M. Barrie’s “Mary Rose,” Vineyard Theatre. $60, 8 p.m. Through March 11. WED 2/21: Rod Stewart rocks Madison Square Garden. $55 -$129.50, 8 p.m. Adam Sank draws laughs at Comix. $15, 8 p.m. THURS 2/22: Tami Yeager’s 9/11 doc, “A Dream in Doubt,” screens for Lincoln Center’s year-round series “Independents Night.” Q&A with Yeager and the film’s subject, Rana Singh Sodhi follows, Walter Reade Theater. $10, 6:30 p.m. David LaChapelle signs copies of “Heaven to Hell,” the third installment in a trilogy that began with 1996′s “LaChapelle Land” and continued with 1999′s “Hotel LaChapelle,” Taschen Store. Free, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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