Weekend events

St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Saturday.  Street at 11am, draws more than 200,000 participants (and 2 million onlookers). Also be sure to check out what’s going on throughout the boroughs—all five have their own celebrations. There are marching bands and assorted revelers from all over NYC and the world as they march up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street.

Asia Week  March 15–23 for nine days, the art and culture of Asia take over New York City, bringing exhibitions, auctions and special events. Among the 65 museums, galleries, auction houses and cultural institutions participating are the Brooklyn Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Chinese in America and the Rubin Museum of Art. Each venue highlights works from the region, and many will host performances, panel discussions, curator talks and auctions. National and international art dealers display their collections during special open houses throughout the week at asiaweekny.com

DanceBrazil  March 19–24   Known for its fusion of African dance forms, modern dance and capoeira, DanceBrazil returns to the Joyce Theater this spring with the premiere of Artistic Director Jelon Vieira’s Fé—a celebration of the faith, trust and convictions of the people of Northeastern Brazil. Also being performed is Banguela, an acrobatic, martial arts–infused dance to African beats.  Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street ,  Manhattan,  212-242-0800. For complete information visit joyce.org. Tickets start at $10. (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)         Video http://dancebrazil.org/project/feb-28-mar-1-walton-arts-center/

 Saint Patrick’s Day Sunday, Historic New York: The Irish in NYC at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn at 1 p.m. Free.

Centralia Photography (ongoing). A photography exhibit shows art-goers one man’s journey through a ravaged coal-mining town that’s had a fire burning underneath it since 1962 — and is expected to continue for centuries. 114 Smith St. between Pacific and Dean Streets   (917) 428–3810 http://www.acresbroo​klyn.org  Saturdays and Sundays, 2–6pm until Sunday, April 7 free.

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