Searching for things to do in New York City? Following are our picks for the best events in arts and culture taking place in New York City in March. Expect to find the opening of The Met Breuer, the New Directors/New Films festival, Paul Taylor, performance art, art talks and more things to do taking place in New York City through March 31, 2016.

1. The Met Breuer Opens

To celebrate the opening of The Met Breuer, there will be a three-day weekend celebration with performance, a series of 9-Minute Talks, special programs and extended hours. Held from Friday to Sunday, March 18 - 20, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., The Met's new space focuses on modern and contemporary art along with interactive performances. Click here to read a review of the art by Charles A Riley II for Hamptons Art Hub.

Highlights include a series of 9-Minute Talks presented by over 30 artists, writers, performers, designers, curators, Met staff, and other creative voices from across New York City. Presenters respond to the concept of the “unfinished” in talks of nine minutes—the time it takes to walk between The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer, and between the entrance of Fort Tryon Park and The Met Cloisters.

The Met Breuer is located at 975 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075. www.metmuseum.org.

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2. Dance & Performance Project at Dixon Place

"Repercussion" performed by BOOMERANG takes place on Fridays and Saturdays from March 11 to 26, 2016 at Dixon Place. "Repercussion" combines poetic choreography with physically-charged percussion by Greg Saunier to explore relationships between movement and sound and the dynamism the human body is capable of. BOOMERANG is a dance & performance project created in 2012 by co­-directors Matty Davis & Kora Radella with founding member Adrian Galvin.

Tickets are $19, $15 for students and seniors. Dixon Place is located at 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002. www.dixonplace.org.

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3. Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance at David H. Koch Theater

Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance is presented from March 15 to April 3, 2016 at David H. Koch Theater. The 2016 season features the Paul Taylor Dance Company performing two premieres by Paul Taylor, "Sullivaniana" and "Dilly Dilly", and 14 Taylor classics. For the first time, the Taylor Company will perform a work by Martha Graham, "Diversion of Angels", and premieres dances commissioned by Taylor from choreographers Larry Keigwin and Doug Elkins. In addition, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will perform Donald McKayle’s "Rainbow ’Round My Shoulder." The Orchestra of St. Luke’s performs live on every program. Click here for the program schedule.

Tickets start at $10. David H. Koch Theater is located at 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023. www.davidhkochtheater.com.

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4. New Directors/New Films Festival 

New Directors/New Films's 45th annual film festival takes place from March 18 - 27, 2016 at Lincoln Center and MoMA. The film festival introduces New York audiences to the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. New Directors/New Films has uncovered talents like Pedro Almódovar, Chantal Akerman, Hou Hsiaohsien, Christopher Nolan, Laura Poitras, Spike Lee and Kelly Reichardt. This year's festival includes 27 films and two programs of shorts. For the full schedule, click here.

Tickets are $16 or $12 for Film Society Members and students. Packages are available. To purchase, click here. For exclusive tickets discounts, become a member of the Film Society or MoMA by visiting filmlinc.org and MoMA.org, respectively.

Walter Reade Theater of Lincoln Center is located at 165 W 65th St, Plaza Level, New York, NY 10023. MoMA is located at 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019.

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5. Magritte-Inspired Ballet Performed by Gelsey Kirkland Ballet in DUMBO

The ballet, "Stealing Time" is presented from March 17 to 20, 2016 at GK ArtsCenter. The new ballet, by Michael Chernov with music by Kurt Weill, features themes of "illusions, the elusiveness of images, dreams, nightmares and the ultimate redemptive power of love." Chernov takes inspiration from artist Renée Magritte's works, especially his treatment of the topic of illusionary images and the connection between the visual experience and understanding.

Tickets start at $25. GK ArtsCenter is located at 29 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. www.gelseykirklandacademyofclassicalballet.org.

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6. Fran Lebowitz & Frank Rich: A Conversation on Art and Politics at BAM

A conversation between Fran Lebowitz and Frank Rich takes place on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8 p.m. at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House. Cultural satirist Fran Lebowitz and journalist and commentator Frank Rich will present an evening of conversation on topics ranging from race and gender to culture and politics.

Admission starts at $35. The Howard Gilman Opera House is located at BAM's Peter J. Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11217. www.bam.org.

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Fran Lebowitx & Frank Rich. Photo: Courtesy of the artist/HBO, Lacey Terrell.

Fran Lebowitx & Frank Rich. Photo: Courtesy of the artist/HBO, Lacey Terrell.

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7. Performance Art Conversation Series at the Queens Museum

"Performance & Feminisms" takes place on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Queens Museum. TALKaCTIVE is a monthly program dedicated to the discussion and exploration of various themes in Performance Art. This month's edition will focus on Live Art practices that explore notions of the “feminine.” The event includes presentations and conversation with artists who use the body as an agent for gender construction and to voice concerns about women’s role in society. Moderated by Jill McDermid, NY artists include Christen Clifford, Ayana Evans, Laurel Jay Carpenter, and Ventiko. International guests include Rocio Boliver (Mexico) and Annabel Gueredrat (Martinique).

Admission is free. The Queens Museum is located at the New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368. www.queensmuseum.org.

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8. Roundtable Discusion "New Eyes on Alice Austen" at The Whitney

The roundtable discussion "New Eyes on Alice Austen" takes place on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The talk will explore the early street photography and domestic imagery of artist Alice Austen (1866–1952). Topics will include gender roles, same-sex relationships, professional versus amateur photography, immigration, New York City history and more. Featured speakers include Lillian Faderman, Sarah Kate Gillespie, Richard Meyer, Lara Vapnek and Laura Wexler.

Admission is $8 for adults; $6 for members, students, and seniors. The Whitney Museum of American Art is located at 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014. www.whitney.org.

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"Trude and I, Masked, Short Skirts" by Alice Austen, 1891. Collection of Historic Richmond Town in collaboration with the Alice Austen House.

"Trude and I, Masked, Short Skirts" by Alice Austen, 1891. Collection of Historic Richmond Town in collaboration with the Alice Austen House.

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9. Photographer Stephen Shore and Historian Ian Buruma Converse at the Brooklyn Museum 

A conversation with Stephen Shore and Ian Buruma takes place on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum. Writer and historian Ian Buruma will talk with photographer Stephen Shore about his images of the American West and his recent work around the globe, including his series "From Galilee to the Negev," in which he depicts complexities of Israel and Palestine through landscape, portraits, and street photography. Shore's work is included in the exhibition "This Place," on view at the Brooklyn Museum through June 5, 2016.

Tickets are free at the museum's admission desk. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 p.m. on the day of the event. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238. www.brooklynmuseum.org.

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"St. Sabas Monastery, Judean Desert, Israel" by Stephen Shore, September 20, 2009. Chromogenic print, 36 x 45 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York. © Stephen Shore, all rights reserved.

"St. Sabas Monastery, Judean Desert, Israel" by Stephen Shore, September 20, 2009. Chromogenic print, 36 x 45 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York. © Stephen Shore, all rights reserved.

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10. Synthesis in Art Performance/Panel at the New Museum

Artist and producer SOPHIE will present "Puptureon Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the New Museum. Part panel discussion, live performance and live music, SOPHIE will be joined by multidisciplinary artists Gerry Bibby, A .G. Cook, Hayden Dunham, FlucT, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, and Henrik Oleson in an event that explores the role of synthesis in art. The group will collectively rely on their experience in dance, sound, music, video, photography, painting, and performance to explore the role synthesis plays in a work’s creation, structure, and meaning.

Admission is $20, $15 for members. The New Museum is located at 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002. www.newmuseum.org.

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"PRODUCT" by SOPHIE, 2016.

"PRODUCT" by SOPHIE, 2016.

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