This Week in New York: February 19–25

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 AT 7
Japanese film premiere

Oh Lucy!

A new film by Japanese director Atsuko Hirayanagi opens for a limited pre-release screening at the Japan Society. The narrative follows a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she’s convinced to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named “Lucy. In English and Japanese with English subtitles. [Free admission]

Japan Society | Upper East Side
333 East 47 St.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 AT 6
Lecture + tasting

Hygge Week Kickoff

Norman Restaurant in Greenpoint brings Hygge (Danish ritual of simple enjoyments in life) to Brooklyn for a week-long celebration with hyggeligt furnishings and decor as well as special hyggeligt plates to be unveiled on the menu at Norman each day. The Week begins with a private dinner with Meik Wiking, author of “The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living”. Wiking will give a special presentation and conversation on what Hygge means to Scandinavian people and its global impact while guests enjoy a Hygge style menu by chefs Stephan Ilynyckyj and Fredrik Berselius. [$70 per person]

A/D/O | Greenpoint
29 Norman Ave.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 AT 6
Performance + art exhibition

The BX Speakeasy

Inspired by rule-breaking, nonconformist artists Gordon Matta-Clark and Angel Otero, borough-local clothing brand Bronx Native will host a night of emerging bands featuring Bronx-based and Latino artists and musicians. [Free admission]

Bronx Museum of Arts  | Bronx
1040 Grand Concourse
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 AT 7
Multimedia experience

Zofomoma

San Francisco-based piano duo Zofo presents a multimedia concert experience unfolding as a visual walking tour through a virtual museum of modern art. Against an ever-changing projected backdrop of contemporary paintings, 15 new piano duet compositions are revealed throughout the 60-minute performance. For this project, Zofo solicited new works from top composers around the globe and requested each to select a painting representative of his or her culture as a springboard to the creative process. [Tickets $30]

National Sawdust| Williamsburg
80 North 6 St.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 AT 7
Exhibition opening

Compositions

New exhibition by Japanese artist Shuta Hasunuma gathers together sculpture and videos centered on sounds from everyday life, which probe the circumstances and frameworks surrounding human existence. Hasunuma’s sound works center on environmental and electronic sounds and extensive collaborations with diverse musicians including Akio Suzuki, Keiji Haino, and Fluxus member Mieko Shiomi. [Free admission]

Pioneer Works | Red Hook
159 Pioneer St.
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