Start the weekend right, in New York, by hearing “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah speak at the New York Public Library about his recent book, “Born a Crime.” Noah will be appearing with his editor, Chris Jackson, and tickets for the event include a copy of Noah’s book.
Next up, catch singer Regina Spektor at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night, or take your family to see “Fanny’s Journey,” a tale of children’s survival during the Holocaust, at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. On Sunday, close out the weekend with a discussion about current events and the modern media with journalists Jeff Greenfield and Frank Rich at the 92nd Street Y.
It’s another good weekend for music in Washington D.C., with singer-songwriter Ari Hest performing at Wolf Trap Friday night, and a series of concerts by cellist Alisa Weilerstein at the Kennedy Center. In Los Angeles, head to the Valley Performing Arts Center for a production of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s “West Side Story,” and in Chicago, take in director Michael Mayer’s take on “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”
In weekend reads, as you begin to consider the prospect of spring strolls, pick up Lauren Elkin’s recently-released “Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London.” For shorter reads, look to Patricia Wen’s telling, in The Boston Globe, of the tragic story of two sisters in Brookline, Janet Reitman’s profile of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in Rolling Stone, or Ariel Levy’s profile of photographer Catherine Opie for The New Yorker. (The last of those, as a warning, contains some graphic images.)