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March 3, 2018

Women’s History Month

Starting at 5 pm, please enter through our front entrance. Keep in mind that there could be a line to enter.

Dance: Michiyaya Dance

5–6:30 pm

All-women company MICHIYAYA Dance present their collaborative choreography. Artistic directors Anya Clarke and Mitsuko Verdery lead Jam Session, an hour-long guided improvisational movement workshop, followed by performances by the full company. All are welcome; no experience necessary.

Curator Tour

5:30–6:30 pm

Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, leads a tour of our special exhibition Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making.

Hands-On Art

6–8 pm

Reimagine the messages of The Dinner Party through a collaborative banner-making project, using materials and patterns inspired by Judy Chicago’s installation. 330 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.

Black Girls Rock!

6–7:30 pm

Entrepreneur and culture leader Beverly Bond is joined by Michaela Angela Davis and Eunique Jones Gibson to launch her book Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic, Rocking Our Truth and discuss the achievements and contributions of black women. 310 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Community Talk: THINK!Chinatown

6–7 pm

Representatives of community organization THINK!Chinatown discuss their recent artistic and architectural projects, and share how visitors can get involved in efforts to strengthen Chinatown’s economic and cultural resilience. 25 free tickets in Forum line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Feminist Book Club with Well-Read Black Girl

6:30–7:30 pm

In conjunction with Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making, Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl closes out her series of Target First Saturday feminist book clubs with a discussion of Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me (2017), by Janet Mock.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks

7–8 pm

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about works of art in our American Art galleries.

Music: Leikeli47

7–8 pm

Bed-Stuy musician Leikeli47 presents her unique brand of high-energy hip-hop.

Brown Girls Burlesque

8:30–10 pm

Brown Girls Burlesque presents Act Like a Lady! Strippin' Fo' the Culture, an evening of theatrical burlesque celebrating sisterhood and reclaiming sexuality, hosted by Ravenessa and featuring Hoodoo Hussy, Elektra Taste, Dakota Mayhem, Skye Siren and Dirty Honey Shake dancers. Adult content. 310 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7:30 pm.

Pop-Up Poetry

8:30–9:30 pm

Hear poetry from zakia henderson-brown, Marwa Helal, and Aracelis Girmay. Presented in partnership with Cave Canem Foundation, an organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of black poets.

Music: Sabine Blaizin

9–10 pm

Sabine Blaizin (Oyasound) showcases music of the African diaspora, including global soul, house, Afrotech, and Afrobeat. Featuring live percussion by Courtnee Roze.

For twenty years, Target First Saturdays have been HOT. Thanks to great programming, it's getting even hotter. To accommodate the crowds, we ask that, starting at 5 pm, everyone enter through the front of the Museum. Keep in mind that there could be lines for entry.

Join us for engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except September), 5–11 pm. Happy Hour is 5–7 pm.

Visit The Norm restaurant or our Café. Parking is a flat rate of $6 starting at 5 pm. (All other Saturdays, we close at 6 pm.)

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Sponsored by Target and adidas.

Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper US LLP, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.