Rachel Mason: Lives of Hamilton Fish, 2014, HD video.

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a Wim Wenders film at MoMA; Rachel Mason’s multimedia rock opera; a feminist Wikipedia editing marathon; Princess Nokia and Tavi Gevinson at Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays; and a talk on image circulation featuring German artist Hito Steyerl. 

Wednesday Mar. 4, 7 p.m.

Screening: The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

German New Wave titan Wim Wenders and his longtime collaborator Peter Handke will be presenting this 1971 existential drama, which was Wenders’s second feature film. Handke authored the novel of the same name that the film adapts, and also shares writing credit on some of Wenders’s best-known films, like Wings of Desire (1987). Following the film, a conversation between Wenders and Handke will be moderated by critic Ian Buruma. The screening is part of Wenders’s film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, timed with this month’s release of his Oscar-nominated documentary Salt of the Earth about photographer Sebastião Salgado. 

MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street


Friday Mar. 6, 7 p.m.

Performance and album launch: Lives of Hamilton Fish

The nonprofit Art in General presents the Manhattan debut of Rachel Mason’s multimedia rock opera Lives of Hamilton Fish. The theatrical piece tells the tale of two Depression-era figures named Hamilton Fish who died on the same day. Mason, in drag, plays a newspaper editor who becomes obsessed with the coincidence. The surreal retelling combines live musical performance with scenes shot on locations like Sing-Sing prison, where Mason formerly worked as an art teacher. The opera plays Saturday Mar. 7 as well.

ROOT Studios, 443 West 18th Street


Saturday March 7, various times

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

The second annual international event to remedy the gender bias on Wikipedia pages takes place online and IRL this Saturday, with numerous satellite meet-ups in New York. Locations include MoMA’s Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Center (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Eyebeam Art and Technology Center (12 to 6 p.m.), and the Brooklyn Museum’s Great Hall (3 to 8 p.m.). Tutorials will be provided to show newcomers how to edit Wikipedia pages. Bring your laptops, power cords and knowledge of feminist artists who have been overlooked by the Wiki community.

MoMA, 11 West 53th Street

Eyebeam, 34 35th Street, Unit 26, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn


Saturday March 7, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Performances: First Saturdays featuring “Women Changemakers” 

This month’s iteration of Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum features musical performances, film screenings and talks themed around female empowerment. Highlights include a performance by scene starlet and emerging rapper Princess Nokia at 7 p.m., and a talk at 8 p.m. by wunderkind teen publisher Tavi Gevinson about her online magazine Rookie, made by and for young women. While tickets to the event are free, seating for Gevinson’s talk is limited to 310 people, available at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m. 

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn


Sunday Mar. 8, 5 p.m.

Talk: Hito Steyerl and Keller Easterling 

Hito Steyerl, the German filmmaker whose survey show is on view through May at Artists Space, talks with American architect and writer Keller Easterling to illuminate subjects central to her work, like communication technologies and the politics of the image. Steyerl will give a lecture (now sold out) titled Duty Free Art at the exhibition’s opening on Saturday at 5 p.m. 

Artists Space Books and Talks, 55 Walker Street