TODAY'S PAPER

NYC events, concerts and more to hit this week

There's always so much to do in NYC.

But you already knew that.

Of your many, many options, here are our picks.

LitFilm festival about writers (Feb. 20-25)

The Brooklyn Public Library is hosting a film festival featuring stories about the private lives and artistic processes of James Baldwin, pictured, William S. Burroughs, Mahmoud Darwish, Joan Didion, Arthur Miller, Susan Sontag, Alice Walker and more. Their stories will be told through a series of documentaries and experimental films from the 1960s to present. Rebecca Miller, daughter of Arthur Miller, will deliver the keynote speech on Feb. 20. All screenings are free, but require reservations. (Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, bklynlibrary.org)

Art through hypnosis exhibit (Feb. 22)

This new exhibit, called "The Subconscious Canvas: Art Through Hypnosis," includes works created by artists while they were listening to a recording of their hypnotism they did in 2017 while inside the Himalayan salt room in the Modrn Sanctuary health and wellness center. Some artists say they see a difference in their work done while conscious and under the hypnotizing recording. (Free, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 122 26th St., contragalleries.com)

Talk: Brooklyn ice skating legends (Feb. 23)

Listen in on a conversation between two Brooklyn-born skating legends, Sonya Klopfer Dunfield and Stan Fischler, who will share their journeys from the Brooklyn Ice Palace during the 1940s and '50s to MSG and beyond. Then, skaters from the Ice Theatre of New York will demonstrate skating on a synthetic rink inside the museum to music by Marjie Shrimpton. Seasonal cocktails will be served. ($35, 7 p.m., Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., mcny.org)

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'Anybody: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera' (Feb. 23)

North Coast, a hip-hop improvisation team, will put on a fully improvised "hip-hopera" about favorite historical figures, including Nikola Tesla, Frederick Douglass and Louisa May Alcott. ($15, 9:30 p.m., Caveat, 21A Clinton St., Bushwick, caveat.nyc)

Bowie: a photograph exhibit (Feb. 23-March 23)

The Morrison Hotel Gallery is bringing a slew of candid, behind-the-scenes and on stage photographs taken of David Bowie throughout his career, taken by legendary photographers like Brian Duffy, Bob Gruen, Terry O'Neill, Neal Preston, Mick Rock and more. (Free, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday,116 Prince St., morrisonhotelgallery.com)

Photo exhibit for a cause: 'Passion' (Feb. 14-March 14)

See incredible photos of wild animals, including musk ox, horses, bears and powerful shots of people photographer Ejaz Khan has taken around the world and help him raise money for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. Between Feb. 14 and March 14, a portion of the sales from the exhibition and one of his works will be donated to the foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that places pets in homes. Khan first worked for the fashion industry and is now photographing mostly wild animals. (260 W. 36th St., ejazkhanearth.com)

'A Celebration of the Blues' exhibition (Feb. 1-24)

Dispel those wintertime blues with a celebration of the Blues at this collection of 25 black-line illustrated portraits depicting Blues legends, including Muddy Waters, B. B. King and more. This exhibit at the Poe Park Visitor Center showcases the works of illustrator Ron Bucalo in honor of Black History Month. (Free, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Poe Park Visitor Center, 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, nycgovparks.org)

Pop-up table tennis at Berg'n (Wednesday nights)

Try your hand at table tennis -- it's not as easy as you think. Berg'n teams up with The Push (a table tennis league) each Wednesday night. You can enter and potentially win a $200 cash prize, too. ($10, 7:30 p.m., 899 Bergen St., Crown Heights, bergn.com)