‘Bird Sing A Pretty Song’14th Street Y, 344 East 14th. St.
8 p.m. $20
A new performance piece combining dance, interactive media and film from dancer Rebecca Margolick and composer and graphic artist Maxx Berkowitz.
Orchestra of ExilesMuseum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl.
7 p.m. $15
Author-filmmaker Josh Aronson and co-author Denise George in conversation with Jonathan Rose; special performance by Israeli violinist Netanel Draiblate.
Who’s The KingNew York Public Library, Tribeca, 9 Murray St.
2 p.m. Free
Adults and teens, beginners and masters, come to the New Amsterdam Library to play chess and checkers and see who we crown The King.
‘Romeo and Juliet’
St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway.
7 p.m. Free
The Mobile Unit presents free Shakespeare to prisons, homeless shelters, centers for the elderly, and other community venues throughout the five boroughs. All are welcome, ages 12 and up. General admission. RSVP required.
Russian Story TimeNew York Public Library, Battery Park City, 175 North End Ave.
10:30 a.m. Free
An introduction to Russian for children 5 and younger through stories, songs and music.
Cooking with the Muse and the Poetry of FoodPoet’s House, 10 River Terrace
3 p.m.-5 p.m. Free
An afternoon of entertaining readings, show-and-tell and enlightening conversation with Stephen Massimilla and Myra Kornfeld—with delectable edibles and beverages.
Lower Manhattan Tour26 Wall St.
9:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Pay what you like
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
Catalyst String Quartet66 West 12th St.
2 p.m.-4 p.m. $18; senior, $16; student, $5
The Catalyst Quartet’s debut album, ‘The Bach/Gould Project,’ features their own arrangement of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” and Glenn Gould’s “String Quartet.”
Wellness Event270 Greenwich St.
3 p.m.-6 p.m. Free
Start spring armed with important wellness information and nutritional foods. NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital offers a number of health and wellness programs throughout the year.
Vivre Avec (Dealing With It): An ExhibitionThe Maison Française, 16 Washington Mews
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free
A series of photographs by Jean-Robert Dantou documents a decade of ethnographic research in order to understand how people with disabilities across the life course and throughout France are able to manage using different circles of support, ranging from relatives to professionals, nursing homes to associations of all sorts.
Pen ParentisAndaz Wall Street Hotel, 75 Wall St.
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free
Fiction of Today and Yesterday: Amitava Kumar, Lauren Willig, Jessica Hagedorn.
AHM Film Festival: Zinda Bhaag BMCC, 199 Chambers St.
1 p.m.-3 p.m. Free
Zinda Bhaag is a film about three young men trying to escape the reality of their everyday lives and succeeding in ways they had least expected.
Soldier Kane/Art KaneFiorentini + Baker, 54 Mercer St.
8 p.m.-11 p.m. Free
Soldier Kane performance and CD Release with Art Kane photographs and book event (Look/Listen/Love).
Walking Tour: Scandals and ScoundrelsMuseum of American Finance, 48 Wall St.
11 a.m. $15
90-minute walking tour of the Financial District focusing on the history of financial scandals. Price includes museum admission.