Three day weekend events: Snooky, Orfeh, Selena, Chinatown’s New Year Lantern-Making, Nature Photography, Chocolate Day, Tame Impala, Michael Musto’s ’70s Disco Extravaganza, Ice skate sing-a-long, Marvels and Monsters and the Apollo Club

Venues are in Manhattan unless specified.

Saturday: Selena Tribute Night:  It’s been 17 years since the Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was gunned down by the former president of her fan club.  DJ Marcelo C. (of Nacotheque) celebrates her sound with his eclectic mash-up of electronica dance music. with a Selena impersonator. $5 10:00 p.m.  Fontana’s 105 Eldridge St.

Lunar New Year Lantern-Making Workshop 1–3 p.m. A festive afternoon workshop following the annual Flushing Lunar New Year Parade. Create and decorate traditional Chinese paper lanterns in various symbolic colors. Each lantern’s color symbolizes a different wish for a happy New Year  Fee $2 per person.  The Parking Garden will be open for this event; $5 per vehicle. Queens Botanical Garden, Queens also

Nature Photography Workshops at Queens Botanical Garden “Flower & Macro Photography” with H. David Stein 1p.m. The photographers will offer a slide show of examples and offer pointers on light and composition.  There will be approximately 45 minutes of outdoor photography followed by a critique of participant’s work.  Participants must bring their own cameras.  The fee is $10.  Registration is required- call (718) 886-3800 ext. 230 or Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

5th Annual Chocolate Day 3-5 p.m. Carol Ward, will discuss how manufacturers have marketed chocolate and print advertising impacted the chocolate market. Guests will also take part in a blind taste test of various chocolate to learn the differences in production techniques. Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park  65 Jumel Terrace 161 St..

Tame Impala.  Catch the Australian psychedelic rockers at Terminal 5.

Sunday: Lunar New Year. Check out Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year celebration for stunning visuals, tantalizing treats and impressive performances. This street party features all sorts of vendors, food and festivities for all ages. Walk the main streets of Little Italy and Chinatown to catch a glimpse.

Michael Musto’s ’70s Disco Extravaganza. 54 Below ?Michael Musto the top writer for the Village Voice was once the leader of a Motown cover band in the ’80s. If you missed him then, you’ll get your chance to see his grand return to the stage tonight at Michael Musto’s ’70s Disco Extravaganza, which will be held in—where else?—the basement of the former nightclub Studio 54. He’ll be joined by Tony nominee Orfeh, his sidekicks Snooky and Tish, the Village People’s original cowboy Randy Jones (singing “Y.M.C.A.”), and the groovy disco cover band the Elektrik Company. Can you dig it? $20, 9:30 pm, 254 W. 54th St. by 8th Ave.


Monday: It’s President’s holiday and the college is closed. 

Citi Pond Winter Film Festival: Chicago. Lace up your skates and sing along with your favorite musicals while gliding across the ice. Or bring your blankets and snuggle up in the dedicated viewing area on the park’s Upper Terrace. Picnics welcome, or stop by a ‘wichcraft kiosk for hot chocolate and other snacks. Every Monday, till Feb 25, 7pm. Free admission – Snow or Shine. It’s in Bryant Park.

Marvels and Monsters 10:00 a.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until February 24 @ Museum of Chinese in America  215 Centre St. “Marvels and Monsters” chronicles 40 years of Asian figures in American comics, from racist caricatures of World War II propaganda through the 1980s, accompanied by commentary from Asian-American comics creators such as Larry Hama, Gene Luen Yang, and Ken Chen. (One wince-inducing exhibit, “Shades of Yellow,” compares skin tones in comics to their garish Pantone equivalents.) Sister exhibition “Alt.Comics” features work by Asian-American creators in a modern, indie-comics context; Yang’s American Born Chinese, for example, presents a rich portrait that still grapples with a legacy of outsiderness. — By Rob Staeger.  $10

Apollo Club Harlem. The series, featuring live jazz and dance, February 18, 22–23 for three evenings in February, Apollo Club Harlem transforms the theater to look like one of the many Harlem nightclubs of the 1930s and ’40s and highlights the Apollo’s diverse musical legacy. Performers include Grammy Award–winning jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, rising jazz musician Cécile McLorin Salvant and street dancer Storyboard P. $45-$140


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