Brooklyn Events

From Arts and Theater, Sports and Wine Tasting, there are so many Brooklyn events to choose from.

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Jan
19
Thu
Planned Parenthood & El Puente Benefit – Dogs of DC @ The Living Gallery
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Planned Parenthood & El Puente Benefit - Dogs of DC @ The Living Gallery |  |  |

What Will The Neighbors Say? is proud to announce that it is partnering with The Living Gallery for a benefit gala performance of “Dogs of D.C. – A Political Farce” for Planned Parenthood Texas and the El Puente Foundation on January 19th at 7pm. The show was first written and directed by James Clements in 2014, and this remount is part of a larger evening of perfomance, refreshments, and fundrasing entitled “Dogs of D.C. -The Road Ahead” designed to provoke conversation and raise funds for these crucial organizations in this uncertain political time.

This event will be held at The Living Gallery, located at 1094 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York.

In addition to our performance of Dogs of D.C. (written and directed by James Allan Clements, and also featuring Sam Hood Adrain, Tayi Sanusi and Thomas Skea), we will have a surprise cabaret performance, an excerpt from a solo show by local Brooklyn performance artist G.J. Dowding, and a very special Inauguration bouffon with Yvette Lu, Ana Cristina Schuler and Leanne Velednitsky.

Raffle prizes include –

Three prints from Colin Cochrane, valued at $100 each (http://colincochran.com/)
Signed original dance photographs from the Mary Overlie Dance Company, the Meredith Monk Dance Company, and Channel Z signed by dancer Paul Langland
Photoshoot with Pablo Calderon w/ 5 pictures re-touched
Unlimited Classes for a Month at The Bar Method Brooklyn, valued at $109
A signed copy of “You Need To Get Bigger Dreams” by Alan Cumming
A signed copy of “The Book That Matters Most” by Ann Hood
An original piece of art by Nyssa Frank, owner of The Living Gallery
$50 Gift Certificate for Bonus Room
$50 Gift Certificate for The Bodega

…and many more!

We look forward to seeing you there!

$10 online, $15 at the door
For Tickets, please visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dogs-of-dc-the-road-ahead-tickets-30477618377

wwtns.org ~ info@wwtns.org
www.the-living-gallery.com ~ TheLivingGallery@gmail.com

Jan
20
Fri
What is BRJC’s Musical Shabbat? @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Jan 20 all-day

Friday, January 20 at 6:30pm The Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn, as in days of old continues to play beautiful instrumental music on Shabbat. Get ready to sing and clap to the beat of the music and prayers of the heart. All ages welcome!

Silver Linings Comedy Show @ Precious Metal
Jan 20 @ 8:30 pm
Silver Linings Comedy Show @ Precious Metal |  |  |

Silver Linings is a new comedy show presented by Precious Metal with prominent performers in the comedy industry as seen on Comedy Central, MTV, Late Night TV, national festivals and more! The show is ABSOLUTELY FREE and occurs monthly. We have great drink specials ($4 Select Beers) and we will be giving out FREE DRINKS all night long! The show begins at 8:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

We have the hottest line up in town!

Brendan Eyre (Comedy Central, Late Night with Seth Meyers)
J.P. McDade (Roast Battle on Comedy Central)
Jordan Temple (MTV, NY Comedy Festival)
Liz Magee (Reductress, Bust Magazine)
Pedro Salinas (Laughs on FOX)
Tommy McNamara (Seeso, Onion Sports)
Kelsey Caine (Lost Miss New York Pageant)
Host: Jacky Beren (South Beach Comedy Festival)

Reservations can be made by calling the venue (917-386-3230) or the promoter – Just Kidding Productions – (347-735-8416).

Jan
21
Sat
Beam Center’s Inventgenuity Festival @ PS 32/MS 442
Jan 21 – Jan 22 all-day
Beam Center's Inventgenuity Festival @ PS 32/MS 442 |  |  |

Beam Center puts kids’ hands on sewing machines, glue guns, circuitry and other tools in a big collaborative project, workshops and demonstrations at its eighth annual Inventgenuity Festival. Kids will make Bobblehead Clones, Kinetically-Modified Crops and other projects in an imaginative, craft-based take on bio-engineering. As it does in its public school partnerships, camps, and afterschool programs, Beam Center blends art, science and imagination at this popular annual winter celebration of making things, held at PS32/MS442 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Also, the first ever Beam Team Brooklyn project will be on display for all to see!

Free admission to the event with registration. Advance online reservations for workshops ($8.25 each) will be available one week prior to the Festival.

BEE BAA KARAOKE DANCE PARTY at Bay Ridge Jewish Center @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Jan 21 all-day

Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:30PM KARAOKE DANCE PARTY at Bay ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn. DJ/Karaoke/Dancing/Full Cash Bar. Doors open at 7:30PM Cost: $20. For more information and reservations: 646-247-6788/brjckaraoke@gmail.com.

Sing-Along Shabbat creates friendships and community at BRJC! @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Jan 21 all-day

Saturday, January 21 at 10:45am experience Shabbat morning with Bay Ridge Jewish Center’s young families with 0-5 year olds, siblings and caregivers at Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn. Participate in a playful setting with singing, guitar, puppetry and musical prayer. Followed by challah and grape juice with the BRJC community.

Stories & Snacks: Children’s Book Exchange & Storytime @ Trail Blazers Outpost
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stories & Snacks: Children's Book Exchange & Storytime @ Trail Blazers Outpost |  |  |

Trail Blazers is hosting a cozy children’s book exchange!

You can bring a book to exchange with another family. If you don’t have a book, don’t worry – we’ve got a few extra books lying around!

We will exchange books and then kids will be treated to story-time, light snacks, and hot cocoa.

RSVP to srao@trailblazers.org

THE GOBLIN ON THE COUCH PODCAST LIVE W/ SPECIAL GUESTS AT SALZY @ Salzy Bar
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm
THE GOBLIN ON THE COUCH PODCAST LIVE W/ SPECIAL GUESTS AT SALZY @ Salzy Bar |  |  |

THE GOBLIN ON THE COUCH PODCAST LIVE W/ SPECIAL GUESTS AT SALZY

Join The Goblin On The Couch crew as they host an evening highlighting the featured artists (heard in previous episodes), cosplay, photography/makeup, and gaming.

Put on your best cosplay outfit and win some prizes!

DozenFinger Photography will be there to give you the best shot as well as a make up artist for that “something” extra.

Grab a drink from the cocktail menu while enjoying live music and game related convos.

You don’t wanna miss these performances by:
Shadow Monster
Dez
Strangebird
More TBD

Free
21+

Jan
22
Sun
Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster @ Brooklyn Center for the Peforming Arts
Jan 22 all-day
Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster @ Brooklyn Center for the Peforming Arts |  |  |

The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performs an all-new celebration of Chinese arts commemorating the Year of the Rooster, cousin to the mythical Phoenix, whose song awakens the world each morning and whose confidence and loyalty are well regarded. Delightful red lions, golden dragons, and white peacocks frolic and play to the exotic sounds of traditional instruments, while graceful dancers and astounding acrobats showcase the rich culture of one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant communities.

Robert Sirota’s Bridging the Gap II at National Sawdust @ National Sawdust
Jan 22 all-day
Robert Sirota's Bridging the Gap II at National Sawdust @ National Sawdust |  |  |

Bridging the Gap, created by National Sawdust Curator Robert Sirota, is a series of concerts of chamber, choral, and solo compositions that explore the student/teacher and mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers.

The second concert in the series features two student/teacher pairings from the Yale School of Music. Martin Bresnick, praised for “music that seems at once ancient, elegiac and awesomely new” by The New York Times, is paired with former student and award-winning composer Balint Karosi. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis is paired with his former student Michael Gilbertson, whose works have been described as “genuinely moving” by The Washington Post.

A pre-concert discussion with the composers will be held at 3:15pm.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts |  |  |

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
presents
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Lunar New Year Celebration:
Year of the Rooster
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3pm

“A blossom of color, energy and motion, like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy.”
– The New York Times

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will once again partner with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for its fourth annual Lunar New Year Celebration on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3pm. This all-new family-friendly celebration of Chinese culture commemorates the Year of the Rooster and will feature special guest soloists from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

The performance will open with the traditional “Double Lions Welcoming Spring,” a version of the Lion Dance that represents the coming of spring and a prayer for peace in its depiction of a small child in harmony with ferocious lions. Also included will be the popular harvest folk-dance “Yung-Ge” from the Han people of North China and a ribbon dance inspired by murals discovered in the caves outside of Dunhuang City entitled “The Flying Princesses,” among other pieces.

Original dance works choreographed by Nai-Ni Chen will be featured throughout the program, including the elegant “Peacocks Under the Moonlight,” which takes its inspiration from the Dai people of the Yunnan province as well as two sections from her “Way of Five” suite, an exploration of the ancient Chinese theory that the cycles of creation and destruction correspond to the ever-changing phenomena of nature (in this case, Earth and Fire).

Soloists from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York will provide musical interludes between the dance pieces, played on traditional Chinese instruments including the sheng, a mouth-blown free reed instrument with vertical pipes, known as the Chinese mouth organ in western culture, and the ruan, a plucked string instrument similar to a lute. In addition, acclaimed musician Yueqin Chen will perform “Sword Dance” on the liuqin, a four-stringed mandolin with a pear shaped body.

About Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Bringing the dynamic freedom of American modern dance together with the elegant splendor of Asian art, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is one of the most visible Asian American dance companies in America. Ms. Chen’s unique choreography transports audiences beyond cultural boundaries to the common ground between tradition and innovation, discipline and freedom, and form and spirit.

Since its inception in 1988, the company has earned a broad base of public support and has toured extensively to major performing arts centers throughout more than 30 states. Presented by some of the most prestigious concert halls in the United States, from the Joyce Theater in New York to the Ordway Center in Minnesota and the Cerritos Center in California, the Company has mounted more than twenty national tours and nine tours abroad. Ms. Chen’s work has been presented by such acclaimed international festivals as the Silesian International Contemporary Dance Festival and the Konfrontations International Dance Festival, both in Poland, the Chang Mu International Arts Festival in Korea and the Beijing International Dance Festival. The Company was also honored by a distinctive grant award from both the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the Department of State to represent the United States in a seven-city tour arranged by the Tamaulipas International Arts Festival in Mexico.

In July 2015, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company received a US State Department grant to teach and perform in Kunming, China. The project in China entailed introducing American dance styles to young dancers and to bring these students and dance educators to serve community members in need.

In addition to its extensive season of touring and performing, the company has developed Arts in Education residency programs in school districts to bring culture and arts into educational settings. Its colorful and engaging in-school assembly program “The Art of Chinese Dance” has been presented in hundreds of schools in NJ, NY, CT and PA, reaching hundreds of thousands of youth. The Company is in-residence at New Jersey City University. www.nainichen.org

About the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York
A not-for-profit organization founded in 1961, the Chinese Music Ensemble is the oldest, largest, and only full-scale Chinese Orchestra in the United States. Its present membership of more than forty musicians plays almost all kinds of Chinese instruments and music. Its repertory ranges from ancient classical to modern compositions, spanning some fifteen hundred years of history. With the goal of promoting Chinese music, the Ensemble has performed at major concert halls in New York and at schools, libraries, and museums across the eastern part of the United States. www.chinesemusic.org.

Brooklyn Center’s presentation of Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Challenge America Fast Track program. Additional funding is provided by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for The Bremen Town Musicians). Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances. A 50% discount for children ages 12 and under is offered for select performances. Discounts are also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, active/retired military personnel, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2016-17 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Major support for the 2016-17 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Media Group, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2016-17 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Annette Robinson and Helene Weinstein; New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams; New York City Council Cultural Affairs Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts |  |  |

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
presents
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Lunar New Year Celebration:
Year of the Rooster
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3pm

“A blossom of color, energy and motion, like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy.”
– The New York Times

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will once again partner with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for its fourth annual Lunar New Year Celebration on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3pm. This all-new family-friendly celebration of Chinese culture commemorates the Year of the Rooster and will feature special guest soloists from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

The performance will open with the traditional “Double Lions Welcoming Spring,” a version of the Lion Dance that represents the coming of spring and a prayer for peace in its depiction of a small child in harmony with ferocious lions. Also included will be the popular harvest folk-dance “Yung-Ge” from the Han people of North China and a ribbon dance inspired by murals discovered in the caves outside of Dunhuang City entitled “The Flying Princesses,” among other pieces.

Original dance works choreographed by Nai-Ni Chen will be featured throughout the program, including the elegant “Peacocks Under the Moonlight,” which takes its inspiration from the Dai people of the Yunnan province as well as two sections from her “Way of Five” suite, an exploration of the ancient Chinese theory that the cycles of creation and destruction correspond to the ever-changing phenomena of nature (in this case, Earth and Fire).

Soloists from the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York will provide musical interludes between the dance pieces, played on traditional Chinese instruments including the sheng, a mouth-blown free reed instrument with vertical pipes, known as the Chinese mouth organ in western culture, and the ruan, a plucked string instrument similar to a lute. In addition, acclaimed musician Yueqin Chen will perform “Sword Dance” on the liuqin, a four-stringed mandolin with a pear shaped body.

About Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Bringing the dynamic freedom of American modern dance together with the elegant splendor of Asian art, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is one of the most visible Asian American dance companies in America. Ms. Chen’s unique choreography transports audiences beyond cultural boundaries to the common ground between tradition and innovation, discipline and freedom, and form and spirit.

Since its inception in 1988, the company has earned a broad base of public support and has toured extensively to major performing arts centers throughout more than 30 states. Presented by some of the most prestigious concert halls in the United States, from the Joyce Theater in New York to the Ordway Center in Minnesota and the Cerritos Center in California, the Company has mounted more than twenty national tours and nine tours abroad. Ms. Chen’s work has been presented by such acclaimed international festivals as the Silesian International Contemporary Dance Festival and the Konfrontations International Dance Festival, both in Poland, the Chang Mu International Arts Festival in Korea and the Beijing International Dance Festival. The Company was also honored by a distinctive grant award from both the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and the Department of State to represent the United States in a seven-city tour arranged by the Tamaulipas International Arts Festival in Mexico.

In July 2015, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company received a US State Department grant to teach and perform in Kunming, China. The project in China entailed introducing American dance styles to young dancers and to bring these students and dance educators to serve community members in need.

In addition to its extensive season of touring and performing, the company has developed Arts in Education residency programs in school districts to bring culture and arts into educational settings. Its colorful and engaging in-school assembly program “The Art of Chinese Dance” has been presented in hundreds of schools in NJ, NY, CT and PA, reaching hundreds of thousands of youth. The Company is in-residence at New Jersey City University. www.nainichen.org

About the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York
A not-for-profit organization founded in 1961, the Chinese Music Ensemble is the oldest, largest, and only full-scale Chinese Orchestra in the United States. Its present membership of more than forty musicians plays almost all kinds of Chinese instruments and music. Its repertory ranges from ancient classical to modern compositions, spanning some fifteen hundred years of history. With the goal of promoting Chinese music, the Ensemble has performed at major concert halls in New York and at schools, libraries, and museums across the eastern part of the United States. www.chinesemusic.org.

Brooklyn Center’s presentation of Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Challenge America Fast Track program. Additional funding is provided by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for The Bremen Town Musicians). Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances. A 50% discount for children ages 12 and under is offered for select performances. Discounts are also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, active/retired military personnel, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331

About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2016-17 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Major support for the 2016-17 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Media Group, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2016-17 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Annette Robinson and Helene Weinstein; New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams; New York City Council Cultural Affairs Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.

Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Rooster @ Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Rooster @ Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College |  |  |

The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company commemorates the Year of the Rooster with an all-new celebration of Chinese arts that showcases the rich culture of one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant communities.

Jan
24
Tue
Scenes + Zines: adventurous readings and publications @ The Living Gallery
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Scenes + Zines: adventurous readings and publications @ The Living Gallery |  |  |

SCENES + ZINES — is a monthly series that combines literary readings and independent publications.

We’ll have poetry and dramatic text read by the following writers…

Parker Allen Stanley
Nina Quirk-Goldblatt
Helen Banner
Alice Pencavel
Rachelle Rahme
Aaron Newman

There will be lots of independent publications full of…

prose
poetry
artwork
comics
commentary
creative nonfiction

all available for purchase and/or trade.

There is a suggested donation of $5 and much wine to be drank.

Hope to see you there!

*Please let me know if you’re interested in bringing a zine to display.

Jan
25
Wed
Stroke Support Group @ NYU Lutheran Augustana Center
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm

The Stroke Support Group will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 2 pm in the chapel of NYU Lutheran Augustana Center (5434 2nd Ave). The goal of this support group is to provide stroke survivors and their families with a place to share information, experience and support, as well as foster feelings of hope and encouragement. Walk-ins are welcomed. To learn more call 718.630.7334.

Brooklyn Loft Party: A TOUCH OF BLUE @ Littlefield
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Loft Party: A TOUCH OF BLUE @ Littlefield  |  |  |

GrumpyProductions is bringing variety back to the variety show with BROOKLYN LOFT PARTY, a proudly different kind of evening that gets you up-close to some of NYC’s most exciting talent! You never know what might pop up next to you at this deeply engaging entertainment experience. It’s one big party and we can’t wait to see you!

“Critic’s Pick! A wide cadre of crazy acts [in] this modern variety show.” — Time Out New York
“Delivers a welcome, much-needed antidote to niche NYC.” — Culture Bot

Brooklyn Loft Party: A TOUCH OF BLUE
Wednesday, January 25th
Littlefield / 622 Degraw Street / Brooklyn
7PM Party / 8PM Show / 21+
Tickets $10 adv / $12 @ door

Late January brings “a touch of blue” with this one-night-only program of red-hot NYC talent. The fabulously hilarious comedian Sharron Paul (Lady Parts Justice, Cheap Date) is your party host this month, and she’ll heat up your evening with a bill including:

FELICE ROSSER (Soulful Rock Bassist!)
REFORMED WHORES (Tenacious D Meets Dolly Parton!)
ISAAC OLIVER (Intimately Comical Storyteller!)
THE GREAT DUBINI (Mesmerizing Close-Up Magic!)
DANCE!
BURLESQUE!
CLASSICAL PIANO!
…and much more!

Get ready to dig deep in the hard truths, with a little huddle together against the current chill, as we honor all things blue. Grab a Basin Street Blues cocktail and rub elbows with artist and neighbor alike. But do not miss your one chance to be a part of this special evening!

A portion of the evening’s ticket sales to benefit BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

*Program of artists subject to change

Jan
26
Thu
Brooklyn Israel Film Festival: Freedom Runners @ Kane Street Synagogue
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Israel Film Festival: Freedom Runners @ Kane Street Synagogue |  |  |

Freedom Runners (Documentary)
A charismatic and dedicated teacher creates a running group for his students, young African refugees who live in Israel without any legal status. For these talented runners, this activity becomes a way to find their place in Israeli society. Directed by David Wachsmann. Opening reception sponsored by Pride Caterers starts at 7:15PM.

Brooklyn Ukes and Uke Night presents Pre War Ponies at Jalopy Theatre @ Jalopy Theatre
Jan 26 @ 9:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Brooklyn Ukes and Uke Night presents Pre War Ponies at Jalopy Theatre @ Jalopy Theatre |  |  |

Uke Night at Jalopy Theatre, hosted by Katie Down of The Ukuladies! presents The Pre War Ponies as Uke Night’s featured act in January. Uke Night happens on the last Thursday of every month with an open sing-along/strum-along at 7pm followed by an open mic at 8:30 and then a fabulous ukulele-featured group at 9:30!

This month we are delighted to feature The Pre War Ponies!

· Jalopy Theatre
· Thursday, January 26th, 9:30pm
· $10 cover for band. $5 donation for jam and open mic before.
· 718.395.3214
· www.jalopy.biz
· Pre War Ponies featuring Daria Grace and J. Walter Hawkes
· For more info contact glassmusicsound@gmail.com

Jan
27
Fri
TOTS celebrate SHABBAT at Bay Ridge Jewish Center @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Jan 27 all-day

Friday, January 27 at 5:30pm Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn offers a fun-filled introduction to Shabbat with songs, stories, instruments and dancing. Rabbi Rosenberg will lead you on a journey through Shabbat that will excite your children and help to form a Jewish community for families with young children. Tot Shabbat concludes with challah and grape juice and lots of smiles! For ages 0-5 and caregivers.

Jan
28
Sat
What is E…L…P…at Bay Ridge Jewish Center? @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Jan 28 all-day

Saturday, January 28 at 9:00am join Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn as we sit as a community to partake in breakfast and participate in engaging discussions led by our Rabbi. Whether we are learning about prayers or an upcoming holiday, EAT, LEARN, PRAY will add meaning and elevate your Shabbat. An abbreviated Shabbat morning service follows.

The Amazing Brooklyn Museum Scavenger Hunt @ Brooklyn Museum
Jan 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Amazing Brooklyn Museum Scavenger Hunt @ Brooklyn Museum  |  |  |

POGO Events presents The Amazing Brooklyn Museum Scavenger Hunt. A series of clues leads you around the Brooklyn Museum performing mental challenges along the way. It is a great way to connect with friends or meet new ones.

Each member of the winning team receives a New York City gift package.

The hunt takes two hours. Please wear comfortable shoes. One member of the team should have a smart phone (either Android or I-Phone). The hunt is run through an app called ScanQuest. Please download that before you come to the event.

A Night of Philosophy & Ideas @ Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 29 @ 7:00 am
A Night of Philosophy & Ideas @ Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library |  |  |

AN ALL-NIGHT MARATHON of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music.

Join us and be a part of this FREE 12-HOUR EXCHANGE OF IDEAS, featuring top philosophers from around the world.

FROM SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 AT 7PM TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017 AT 7AM at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY.

Co-presented by Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Hot Glass Cold Beer @ Brooklyn Glass
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm
Hot Glass Cold Beer @ Brooklyn Glass |  |  |

HOT GLASS, COLD BEER: A BROOKLYN GLASS STUDIO FUNDRAISER AND PARTY

Saturday January 28th, 7-11pm.

Guests for Hot Glass, Cold Beer will receive a unique hand­made drinking glass, which will overflow with free beverages, while they watch our talented team show off their glass manipulation skills.

Demonstrations in glassblowing, flame working, neon bending and more!

General admission tickets are $25 per person, tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com and at the door on the event day starting at 7pm.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2723445

Advance purchase guarantees you a drinking glass, otherwise, first come first serve while supplies last.

TAY DAY x Lit Loft Party @ Loft 703
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 29 @ 12:00 am
TAY DAY x Lit Loft Party @ Loft 703 |  |  |

TAY DAY X LIT IS HERE !!!
JANUARY 28th is going to be LIT. Tay is back again bringing the vibes to the loft, but this time the party will be featuring art work from a collection called LIT by graphic designer and glass artist Alice Taranto.
The collection Fresh Faces for Inside Spaces, from her luxury neon lighting collection Lit will be showcased throughout the entire evening. Each emoji face will illuminate the party. In good ole TAY DAY fashion, come ready to flick it up with your friends Polaroid style , drink and turn up one time. Tell a friend to tell a friend, come fly and leave the bad energy at the door but bring your creative vibes through the door.
Purchase your tickets now to avoid paying more at the door 🙂 . GRAB EARLY BIRD TICKETS BEFORE THEY SELL OUT 😛

What you need to know:
1. No formulated dress code but come fly.
2. TAY DAY welcomes positive and creative vibes.
3. There will be a raffles/give aways.
4. SOUNDS BY DJ TISA (SHAKE THE BLOCK)
5. CASH BAR !!! Must have ID
6. Time: 7pm-12am
7. Location: 20 Grand Avenue Clinton Hill Brooklyn #703 ..Ring Buzzer
8. TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR BUT PRICES WILL INCREASE, SO GET YOUR TICKETS ONLINE BEFORE ONLINE SALES END.

#TAYDAYEVENTS #SOIKNOWITSREAL

FAQs
1. Can I get a refund?
There are Absolutely NO REFUNDS !!!!
2. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
There is an ID requirement for drinking purposes. Must be 21 to drink. Age limit is preferably 21 +

Brooklyn Israel Film Festival: The Writer @ Kane Street Synagogue
Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Israel Film Festival: The Writer @ Kane Street Synagogue |  |  |

The Writer (TV Series)
The acclaimed Arab-Israeli writer Sayed Kashua blurs the line between fiction and reality in his new series about a successful TV writer who feels trapped by his own accomplishments and his ability to move between two cultures. Through his fictional alter-ego, Kashua explores the personal and political costs of success. Directed by Shay Capon.

808 Presents Fundamentals | Kyle Hall & Jay Daniel, Turtle Bugg @ Sugar Hill Disco
Jan 28 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 29 @ 4:00 am
808 Presents Fundamentals | Kyle Hall & Jay Daniel, Turtle Bugg @ Sugar Hill Disco |  |  |

808 Presents Fundamentals:
Kyle Hall & Jay Daniel
Turtle Bugg

Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2hHCWnn

21+
Doors 10PM
Built by MeanRed

Sugar Hill lives in our hearts and souls, inside that special place where our fondest dance floor memories and laughs are stored. We can’t wait to be back at Bedstuy’s legendary supper club, welcoming 2017’s first 808 alongside one of Detroit’s fiercest parties, Fundamentals.

Born out of Kyle Halll and Jay Daniel dedication to the communal spirit of dancing, Fundamentals’ vibes resonate with 808’s mission to bring dance floor revelers together under the name of homegrown American house.

Sets by Hall and Daniel in one night are a treat for New York! You can always expect sweaty, realness-ridden melters on the dance floor while you watch the future of Detroit’s electronic music scene unfold right before your very eyes and ears. Local selector and 808 resident Turtle Bugg will ease us into the night ahead.

As always, you know we have you covered with the option to refuel with one of Sugar Hill’s delectable chicken plates before heading back out onto an uninhibited dance floor.

Jan
29
Sun
Brooklyn Israel Film Festival: Vice Versa @ Kane Street Synagogue
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Israel Film Festival: Vice Versa @ Kane Street Synagogue |  |  |

Vice Versa (Feature)
When a terminally ill young woman refuses treatment, a yeshiva student is enlisted to help change her mind. The two embark on an unexpected relationship that will change both of their lives, transcending the rules of religion, society and faith. Directed by Amichai Greenberg.

Jan
30
Mon
Drawing Party for Buy What You Love Exhibition! @ The Living Gallery
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drawing Party for Buy What You Love Exhibition! @ The Living Gallery |  |  |

Join us to create original works on paper for the The Rema Hort Mann Foundation upcoming Buy What You Love exhibition on Feb 13th, 2017 at Lyles & King on the Lower East Side!!

FREE!

We supply the drinks, inspiration and art supplies to use – just bring yourself and some good ideas!

Works will be submitted for the RHMF upcoming benefit, an auction that goes to support cancer patients and emerging artists through its 3 grant programs!

Buy What You Love is the Rema Hort Mann Foundation annual art benefit auction that connects buyers to artists, from emerging to established, local to international. The annual auction is a commissioned project of over 250 original works on paper. Each work will be exhibited anonymously, encouraging viewers to buy what they love. Upon purchasing the work, the artist’s name is revealed and their contact information is provided to the buyer.

By participating in the event, your support will transform into gifts offered as grants both to emerging artists at a critical juncture in their careers as well as to cancer patients needing financial help to be close to family and loved ones.

Jan
31
Tue
Black Lives Matter Art Show @ The Living Gallery
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Black Lives Matter Art Show @ The Living Gallery  |  |  |

Black Lives Matter | Carla Cubit of Occupy Art

Opening Reception & Performances: Tuesday, January 31, 7-10pm at The Living Gallery.
A performance by both Welf Dorr of underground horns, Ras Moshe Burnett and open jam session and a speaker from Museum of Impact, followed by an Artist Talk & Discussion.

Free posters will be available from The Stop Mass Incarceration Network

January 31, 2017
Open Hours: Tuesday, 12-10 pm

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the one day pop up Black Lives Matter Art Show features Carla Cubit’s Black Lives Matter artwork and posters, accompanied by her photographs from Black Lives Matter protests throughout the NYC area and artwork from Museum of Impact.

“Expand scope, perspective, and inspiration towards an ongoing series of future culture jams and events around this theme and time.” During Open Hours, all are encouraged to come talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and are invited to view Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matter banners and create their own posters/Black Lives Matter inspired artwork (art materials and supplies provided).

Handmade Black Lives Matter necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins will be on sale for $1 during the Opening Reception and all Open Hours 12 – 10pm.

About the Artist
Carla Cubit’s creates small mixed media assemblage pieces using found objects and materials–often discarded hardware and recycled objects. Recently her works have been inspired by the Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements. Cubit finds that there is no separation between her daily life and her creative outpouring: “I love the arts in whatever medium it may be; music, theater, dance etc; and I believe in religion, mysticism and the secret meaning of the unknown and art as a universal means of communication.”

About Occupy Art
“We are the 99%.” Visit Occupy Art, to learn more about past Occupy Art and Black Lives Matter Art Shows.
http://occupyart.org/

About Museum of Impact
“Museum of Impact (MOI) inspires action by exploring self, society, art, and activism.
Our mobile social justice museum explores activism, altruism and advocacy thru a creative lens. We celebrate movements of the people; offering a culturally conscious space to encounter ideas, contemplate solutions, engage each other and take action!”

About Monica Octavia
Monica O. Montgomery is an international speaker, museum director and cultural consultant, curating media and museums to be in service to society. She is a recent spoker at TedX Charlottesville and a winner of the 2016 Arts Entrepreneurship Award from Fractured Atlas. She is the founding director of Museum of Impact the world’s first mobile social justice museum, inspiring action at the intersection of art, activism, self and society. She directs the museum in working with communities to interrogate contemporary and historic social movements and solutions.

About The Stop Mass Incarceration Network
“Rise up to Stop Mass Incarceration & Police Terror. We are initiating an effort to accelerate the movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; the racially biased policies and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support the human rights of prisoners and of the formerly incarcerated. We call on all to join us.” Learn more and get involved, at Stop Mass Incarceration Network.

Food and refreshments will be provided

FREE

Feb
2
Thu
The Lost World of Industrial Musicals @ Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm
The Lost World of Industrial Musicals @ Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn |  |  |

An evening of mind-blowing corporate musical theater presented by comedy writer Steve Young (Letterman, The Simpsons). For decades, companies commissioned lavish Broadway-style shows for employee-only sales meetings and conventions, with the public none the wiser until Young began collecting rare souvenir record albums, co-authoring a book, and now amassing ultra-rare films. Surreal and hilarious vintage clips of productions by Citgo, Kellogg’s, GE, and more — including the amazing American-Standard plumbing fixture musical, “The Bathrooms Are Coming!” One night only!

Whethan | Savage Tour @ House of Yes
Feb 2 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 4:00 am
Whethan | Savage Tour @ House of Yes |  |  |

Savage Tour:
Whethan

Get tickets: http://bit.ly/2g2KB2X

21+
Doors at 11PM
Built by MeanRed

The youngest person to ever release music on Future Classic, Whethan’s music is bubble gum pop at its the loveliest, conjuring memories of high school puppy crushes and their laughable awkwardness.

The musical younging is embarking on his Savage Tour, making a necessary stop at our biggest crush, House of YES.

Feb
4
Sat
SING-ALONG SHABBAT @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Feb 4 @ 10:45 am

. Saturday, February 4 AND February 18 at 10:45am—Sing-Along Shabbat at Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn. Experience Shabbat morning with singing, guitar, puppetry and musical prayer. Families with 0-5 year olds, siblings and caregivers participate in a playful setting and form friendships. Followed by challah and grape juice with the BRJC community.

Feb
10
Fri
“The Composer as Confessor” @ The Old Stone House
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“The Composer as Confessor” @ The Old Stone House |  |  |

“The Composer as Confessor” is the third of four concerts in PhiloSonia’s inaugural season “Revelations”. The concert examines how composers look back into their lives through their work: Bedřich Smetana – String Quartet “From My Life”, Franz Schubert String Quintet D.956

Performers include Stanichka Dimitrova, Igor Pikayzen, violins, Chieh-Fan Jay Yiu, viola
Adrian Daurov, Michael Katz, cellos.

About PhiloSonia’s 2016-17 Season Revelations:
This season of four concerts takes you on a journey through the struggles and triumphs of different composers as expressed through their masterpieces. 

Feb
11
Sat
Coyote’s Dance @ Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn Campus
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Coyote's Dance @ Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn Campus |  |  |

Using narration, puppetry, live music, and beautifully choreographed movement, this whimsical, interactive children’s show follows the exploits of Coyote, the trickster character from the folklore of many North American Indian Nations. Recommended for ages four and up.

Coyote’s Dance @ Kumble Theatre at Long Island University
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm
Coyote’s Dance @ Kumble Theatre at Long Island University |  |  |

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 family series on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2pm with Treehouse Shakers’ production of the original dance-play, Coyote’s Dance. This interactive spectacle leads young audiences into the remarkable world of Coyote, the infamous mischief-maker from Native American cultures.

Performances of Coyote’s Dance will be at the Kumble Theater, located at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus in downtown Brooklyn, not at Brooklyn Center’s regular venue, Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College. The production is recommended for ages four to ten. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

About Coyote’s Dance
Written and choreographed by Treehouse Shakers’ co-founders Mara McEwin and Emily Bunning, with music by award-winning musicians Roderick Jackson and the First Women’s Nation a cappella group, Ulali, Coyote’s Dance envelops the culture and story of Coyote, whose exploits are recounted among many North American Indian Nations. Audiences follow Coyote as he humorously tries to turn himself blue with the help of a songbird, outwit a sly and handsome Fox for his eagle feathered-robe, and dances with the mesmerizing stars in the universe. The set, compiled of several trampolines, keeps audiences thoroughly awe-struck as Coyote and friends fly, jump and dance through the air. The engaging contemporary dance, live music, and beautiful costumes will have even the youngest of audience members dancing and laughing in their seats. The performance runs 45 minutes with no intermission and is recommended for children ages four and up.

Feb
12
Sun
RELIVE DAYS GONE BY! @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Feb 12 all-day

Sunday, February 12, 2017—The Top 40 Club of the Bay Ridge Jewish Center will be experiencing HAIR at the Heights Players. Tickets: $20/person MUST RSVP by February5 to 347-436-6703 or mindieileenschwartz@gmail.com.

Feb
16
Thu
Barclay Crenshaw @ House of Yes
Feb 16 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 4:00 am
Barclay Crenshaw @ House of Yes |  |  |

Barclay Crenshaw (Debut Album Tour)

Tickets On Sale Friday, Dec. 16th @ 12PM EST
Get tickets: http://bit.ly/2hKEQqX

21+
Doors at 10PM
Built by MeanRed

After hitting Dirtybird dance floors as much as we have, you get to realize that these artist have a layered complexity and vision to them, each unique and expansive.

This is no different for head honcho Claude VonStroke, who’s taken up a new musical project as his birth name, Barclay Crenshaw.

You’ll find no four-on-the-floor kick patterns here, instead intricate keyboards and swirling synths are at the forefront. We feel at our sexiest and slinkiest when jamming to his new productions, perfect for the loungey, anything goes spirit of House of YES.

Feb
17
Fri
MUSICAL SHABBAT @ BRJC @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm

Friday, February 17—6:30PM-MUSICAL SHABBAT @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center ,Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn. As in days of old, BRJC continues to welcome in Shabbat with beautiful instrumental music on Shabbat. Get ready to sing and clap to the beat of the music and prayers of the heart. All ages welcome.

Feb
18
Sat
FILM NIGHT @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Feb 18 all-day

Saturday, February 18-FILM NIGHT AT BRJC- (Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn) Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grant. Cost: $20 RSVP by February 15. Questions: 718-836-3103.

SING-ALONG SHABBAT @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center @ Bay Ridge Jewish Center
Feb 18 @ 10:45 am

.Saturday February 18 at 10:45am—Sing-Along Shabbat at Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn. Experience Shabbat morning with singing, guitar, puppetry and musical prayer. Families with 0-5 year olds, siblings and caregivers participate in a playful setting and form friendships. Followed by challah and grape juice with the BRJC community.