Searching for things to do in New York City? Following are our picks for five art and culture events taking place through March 12, 2016. Brooklyn seems to be the star borough this weekend, featuring a multi-sensory dance performance, a conversation with Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden, a book fair and a festival celebrating NYC's green spaces. Also on our list is an experimental film screening on the Lower East Side. Read on for our picks for things to do in New York City this week.

1. Stacy Grossfield Dance Projects: "Hot Dark Matter" at JACK

"Hot Dark Matter" is presented from March 9 to 13, 2016 at JACK performance venue. Choreographer Stacy Grossfield and her collaborators will mold the performance space into a surreal dreamscape. The piece is a multi-sensory experience incorporating movement, smell, touch and more. The full-length performance for an intimate audience will feature performers Tuva Hildebrand, Stacy Grossfield, Rebecca Warner, Kadence Neill and six more surprise performers.

Admission is $15. JACK is located at 505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238. www.jackny.org.

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Stacy Grossfield Dance Projects: "Hot Dark Matter."

Stacy Grossfield Dance Projects: "Hot Dark Matter."

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2. Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden in Conversation with Brian Lehrer at BAM

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer interviews filmmaker Laura Poitras and former intelligence officer Edward Snowden on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Snowden, the subject of Poitras’ film Citizenfour, will appear via live video link to discuss the intersection of human rights, privacy, and national security, and more. 

Admission starts at $35. BAM's Peter J. Sharp building is located at 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11217. www.bam.org.

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Laura Poitras. Photograph by Olaf Blecker; Edward Snowden. Courtesy Praxis Films/ACLU.

Laura Poitras. Photograph by Olaf Blecker; Edward Snowden. Courtesy Praxis Films/ACLU.

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3. Screening and Panel: Marjorie Keller’s Daughters of Chaos at the New Museum

Daughters of Chaos screens on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the New Museum. Experimental filmmaker Marjorie Keller's film explores female sexuality and coming of age by splicing together footage shot at her niece’s wedding. A panel discussion on the legacy of Keller’s work follows the screening. The event is organized on the occasion of “Cheryl Donegan: Scenes + Commercials,” an exhibition and residency at the New Museum.

Admission is $15, $10 for members. The New Museum is located at 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002. www.newmuseum.org.

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"Daughters of Chaos," by Marjorie Keller, 1980 (still). 16mm film, sound, color; 19 min. Courtesy the estate of the artist.

"Daughters of Chaos," by Marjorie Keller, 1980 (still). 16mm film, sound, color; 19 min. Courtesy the estate of the artist.

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4. READ Brooklyn: Authors Book Fair at the Brooklyn Museum

READ Brooklyn: Authors Book Fair takes place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1 to 5 p.m at the Brooklyn Museum. Visitors are invited to explore new fiction and nonfiction by over forty Brooklyn-based authors. The event includes readings, signings and more.

Admission is free. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238. www.brooklynmuseum.org.

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5. 35th Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The 35th Annual "Making Brooklyn Bloom" event takes place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to kick off the spring gardening season with a day of urban gardening workshops, lectures, exhibits, demonstrations, films, and more. The event's theme this year is “Deep-Seeded Gardening,” a reference to Brooklyn residents' deep-seated connections to the gardens and green spaces.

Admission is free. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located at 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225. www.bbg.org.

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