Weekend + wine = winning.
In writer-director Rob Reese’s postmodern comedy Befuddled 101, monologuist Max Silver is somehow transported into a schizophrenic, heavily medicated nightmare. Personal demons and American politics collide in Max’s fevered imagination. There’s also a Russian translator among the characters, so we expect it to be kind of topical. Through Saturday, February 16; Wednesday–Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.; The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg
Eating & Drinking
Pinot Noirs from Argentina, Mediterranean Rieslings, plummy Cabernets from Chile: The Brooklyn Wine Fest is pulling out all the stops. Sample more than 100 wines from around the world while enjoying live performances and interactive games. (Oh, and did we mention that we have a special discount for you? Enter the code WSWD to save $15 on your ticket!) Saturday, February 9; 1–4:30 p.m. and 6–9:30 p.m.; Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
Film Comment, the unsung hero of gorgeous, underrated, and wildly undervalued movies, is giving them the spotlight they deserve with its 19th Selects festival. These films might not boast blockbuster numbers or Oscar nominations, but they “play by their own rules [and are] works of considered artistry that reflect the philosophy of a magazine that has been essential for film lovers for more than 50 years.” Through Sunday, February 10; Film Society of Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway), Upper West Side
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New York–based multimedia artist Maria Antelman is taking over three floors of Pioneer Works with her newest exhibition, “Disassembler.” Take a closer look at eight interactive large-scale installations, each of which is inspired by the American West and the impact of technology on humankind. Through Sunday, February 10; 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook
Jazz impresario, scat singer, and world traveler Michael Mwenso made his start in America as the MC for Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center. For this late-night Blue Note residency, he’ll be crooning alongside vocalists Vuyo Sotashe, Brianna Thomas, and Charenee Wade, singing classic jazz and music written for his adventurous combo, Mwenso and the Shakes. Friday, February 8; 12:30 a.m; 131 West 3rd Street (between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal Street), Greenwich Village