Who runs the world? Ask the stars of the not one, but two female-focused film festivals happening this weekend.
Conductor Louis Langrée leads masterful pianist Steven Osborne and a brilliant orchestra in a two-day concerto of Alfred Schnittke’s Moz-Art à la Haydn to close out Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival on an exquisite note. Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10; 7:30 p.m.; David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side
The Tank, one of NYC’s leaders in supporting emerging artists, puts a spotlight on female-identifying writers and directors during its third annual Lady Fest. Tonight, playwright Katelynn Kenney brings coming-of-age drama, puppetry, and Southeast Asian and Pacific Indigenous mythology to the stage in her new show, Tornkid. Through Sunday, August 11; 3–4:30 p.m.; 312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues), Midtown
Eating + Drinking
Those who brew together, booze together. Beers With(out) Beards brings together the fiercest female brewmasters for a special event celebrating women in craft beer. Come for the unlimited tastings (from 20-plus female-owned breweries) and stay for the music by Rimarkable, bites by Twisted Truffle, and…well, more beer. Saturday, August 10; noon–4 p.m.; The Well, 272 Meserole Street, Williamsburg
Film + Art
Surfers meet the silver screen at the New York Women’s Surf Film Festival, a celebration of the adventurous spirits and stories of female wave riders. Friday, August 9–Sunday, August 11; Rockaway Beach Surf Club, 302 Beach 87th Street, Rockaway Beach
With a consistent track record of attracting up to 12,000 people every year, the Battery Dance Festival proves time and time again (this is its 38th year!) that it is NYC’s undefeated champion for best dance festival. Kickoff is this Sunday—and it’s a good one, featuring performances led by professionals from Sri Lanka, Argentina, Turkey, and Iraq. Through Saturday, August 17; 7–9 p.m.; Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, 20 Battery Place