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Out & About: (March 16 – 29, 2017)

COMMUNITY ORGANIZED WITH a Vision (COVE) will host the annual film festival on March 18. Here, students pose at last year’s festival (see Editor’s Pick for more information).
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Editor’s Pick: Visit the COVE 

The public is invited to attend the COVE’s Spring 2017 Showcase featuring youth produced projects including video, visual arts, and web design, March 17 at 7 p.m. at Montefiore Health System’s Grand Hall, 107 E. Gun Hill Rd. For more information, visit COVEbx.org or Dare2Dreambx.org.

Onstage
Lehman College’s Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Pk. Blvd. W., presents the following performances: Andy Montañez & Charlie Aponte, two salsa legends will sing their popular hits, March 25 at 8 p.m. (tickets: $50 to $65; $100/VIP); Shaolin Warriors, musical extravaganza with numerous costumes, March 30 at 8 p.m. (tickets: $25 to $45; $10/age 12 and under); Victor Manuelle, April 1 at 8 p.m. (tickets: $45 to $100); and Moscow Festival Ballet, featuring a Tchaikovsky Gala, April 2 at 4 p.m. (tickets: $25 to $45; $75/VIP; $10/age 12 and under).  VIP tickets include pre-concert wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and the best seats in the house. For more information and to RSVP, call (718) 960-8833.

Hostos Community College’s Repertory Theatre, 450 Grand Concourse (149th Street) presents En el Nombre de Salomé (In the Name of Salomé), a play about Dominican poet and political advocate Salomé Ureña, March 21 at 7 p.m. (tickets: $15/ $5/ages 18 and under/students). For more information and to RSVP, call (718) 518-4455 or visit www.hostoscenter.org.

The NY Botanical Garden presents Magical Thailand – A Journey With the Somapa Thai Dance Company, performing classical and folk dances, March 18 and 19 at 1 and 3 p.m. in Ross Hall. For more information, call (718) 817-8700.

The Bronx Arts Ensemble presents Pablo Zinger, pianist and arranger, who leads a performance of old and new tangos, March 25 at the Pregones Theatre, 571-575 Walton Ave. (tickets: $15 to $30; $50 at the door). For more information and to RSVP, call Susan at (718) 601-7399.

Events
The Bronx Federation of Teachers, 2500 Halsey St., will host a college fair, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for high school students and counselors, featuring college prep workshops, information on admissions, financial aid, exams, and more. Schools are required to complete an online group registration form by March 24 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bronx-uft-college-fair-tickets-31665059044 (password: UFT). For more information, call (866) 509-5921 or (914) 943-9345 (cell).

The Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, 2975 Bainbridge Ave., presents National Women’s History Month, March 18 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Events include free HIV/HEP C testing, guest speakers, and a scanvan mobile for mammogram testing for women ages 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year. Free hot meals will be distributed. For more information, call (718) 208-5996 or (917) 636-0346.

Wave Hill, a Bronx oasis at 675 W. 252nd St. in Riverdale, offers Family Art Projects: Give a Winter Bird a Home or a Feeder, to make a milk carton into a feeder and add seeds, March 18 and 19; and Big Bud Monoprints, to make monoprints from construction paper, March 25 and 26; both in the WH House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also scheduled is Concert: Sirius Quartet, performing a variety of music, March 19 at 2 p.m. in the WH House ($28; $22/member; $15/ages 8 to 18; $12/child member; info: ext. 251). Grounds admission is free until noon Saturdays and Tuesdays all year. For more information and a schedule of events including tours and walks, call (718) 549-3200.

Exhibits
The NY Botanical Garden presents The Orchid Show, through April 9, at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. For more information, call (718) 817-8700.

Library Events
The Bronx Library Center, 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., presents the following for children: Hands-On Projects at 4 p.m.: (ages 7 to 12; preregistration required), Shape Bird Making, March 16; Popsicle Stick Chick Making, March 23; and Paper Plate Bird Craft, March 30. Adults can attend: film: “Suffragette,” March 18 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (718) 579-4244/46/57 or visit www.nypl.org.

The Mosholu Library, 285 E. 205th St., offers for children (ages 5 to 12): Greenhouse Exploration: to visit the backyard, weather permitting, to play and help maintain the garden, plant seeds, water plants, and do crafts, March 29 at 3:30 p.m. Teens/young adults can enjoy: film: “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” March 25 at 1:30 p.m. Adults cam attend: Knitting Circle: Thursdays at 3 p.m. For more information, call (718) 882-8239.

The Jerome Park Library, 118 Eames Place (near Kingsbridge Road), offers for children: Kids Get Active Fridays at 2:45 p.m.: (ages 5 to 12), dance moves on the Wii game console, March 17 and 24; Preschool Story Time and Craft at 11:15 a.m.: (ages 3 to 5), featuring books, puppetry, dramatics, crafts and flannel boards, March 16, 23 and 30; and Homework Desk Help at 3 p.m.: (ages 5 to 12), March 20, 22, 27 and 29. Adults can attend: Computer Basics: March 16 at noon; March 20 at 6 p.m.; March 23 at noon; and March 30 at noon. For more information, call (718) 549-5200.

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