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Oct
3
Fri
Reproductive Awakening: Narratives of Agency in Black America: An Exhibition @ Museum of Women's Resistance MoWRE
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 1:00 am
Reproductive Awakening: Narratives of Agency in Black America: An Exhibition @ Museum of Women's Resistance MoWRE

Designed around an exhibition featuring women artists, the project explores the historical, social and political significance of Black women’s struggle in the U.S. for reproductive autonomy and the impact of Black midwives in their communities. It focuses on birthing traditions and abortion rights through the 20th century to the present and celebrates an evolving advocacy that sustains the network of midwives serving African-American women.

Highlights include the keynote address by feminist activist, author and attorney Carol Downer on Saturday, October 4th. She’ll address ways in which European “witch” burning beginning in the 12th century, correlate with the demonizing of women healers and the economic and political monopoly that is modern U. S. healthcare. There will be screenings of Bringin’in Da Spirit, We Always Resist: Trust Black Women, A Period Piece and other films. Panels and workshops include those on midwifery, menses, menopause, “Placenta Medicine” “Choices, Rights, Autonomy,” and more.

Other exhibition-related programming includes The Red-Tent experience, (with one for preteens and teens as well), workshops on female sexual anatomy and holistic healing and wellness. Some events are free of charge, while others carry an admission fee. See reproductiveawakening.com for the full schedule and of events.

A team of women and one man were brought together by Kinyofu Mlimwengu to develop and produce “Reproductive Awakening” for the community.

Nov
22
Sat
“Un Ballo in Maschera” (“A Masked Ball”) by G. Verdi @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help school auditorium
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
 “Un Ballo in Maschera” (“A Masked Ball”) by G. Verdi @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help school auditorium

Join us for a fully-staged performance of Verdi’s masterpiece “Un Ballo in Maschera”, sung in Italian with English supertitles, on Saturdays, November 22 and 29; Sundays, November 23 and 30, 2014 at 3PM.. The opera tells the story of a Royal Governor in colonial Boston who finds himself with more murderous enemies than he bargained for. The performances will be sung by a stellar cast, including Benjamin Sloman (pictured) who will sing the role of Riccardo. The performances will be accompanied by full orchestra conducted by Gregory Ortega and staged by Linda Lehr.
Tickets: $25 – General Admission; $20 – Seniors, and College Students under 25.
Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Auditorium – 5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11220
Travel: “N” or “R” to 59th Street station. B-9, B-63, B-70
For Further information contact: reginaopera@yahoo.com; www.reginaopera.org; or 718-259-2772

Nov
23
Sun
New Bits with Matt Strickland @ Muchmore's
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Bits with Matt Strickland @ Muchmore's

New Bits is a standup comedy show where a group of established comedians tries out some brand new, never before seen, bits. Some will probably never be seen again.

Dec
4
Thu
Malcolm Parson Trio w/Andrew Sheron & Sam Weber @ Pete's Candy Store
Dec 4 @ 9:00 pm
Malcolm Parson Trio w/Andrew Sheron & Sam Weber @ Pete's Candy Store

A native of New Orleans, cellist Malcolm Parson has been hailed as “the most creative cellist of his generation”. According to Grammy award winning cellist Eugene Friesen, “He is that rare player with feet planted firmly in classical music and the music of our time while possessing perfect intonation, fluent technique and stylistic versatility.” He has performed as a soloist and with ensembles in performance venues such as Jazz At Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Woodruff Arts Center, Blue Note Jazz Club, Tipatina’s, and Brooklyn Academy of Music as well as festivals such as Merlefest, Bonnaroo, and Delfest.

Dec
5
Fri
Coil + Drift Holiday Pop-Up Shop @ JILL LINDSEY
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – Dec 23 @ 11:00 pm
Coil + Drift Holiday Pop-Up Shop @ JILL LINDSEY

Furniture and object designer Coil + Drift transforms the new lower level of JILL LINDSEY, a lifestyle shop and café in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, into a unique Holiday Pop-Up Shop featuring a collection of contemporary furniture and objects, including their white marble Dusk Coffee Table and their reclaimed-wood stand-up Desk 6, as well as home accessories, kitchenware, scented candles and a curation of items by Brooklyn’s btw ceramics, artist Alyssa Eckert, photographer Lydia Bittner-Baird, and others.

Dec
7
Sun
Trivia Night for Cheaters with John Hodgman to Benefit 826NYC’s Free Literacy Programs @ The Bell House
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm
Trivia Night for Cheaters with John Hodgman to Benefit 826NYC’s Free Literacy Programs @ The Bell House

On Sunday, December 7th at 7 pm, join Quizmaster John Hodgman at The Bell House for a Trivia Night to benefit 826NYC. Quizmaster Hodgman will read 25 questions to 25 teams of five. The team that answers the most questions correctly – whether by knowledge proud and true or by cheat – wins the tournament.

The team that scores the most points (aka The Cheaters), will receive VIP tickets to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The team that answers the most questions sans cheats (aka The Brains) will receive 10 tickets to NPR’S Ask Me Another.

To register, visit: http://www.826nyc.org/trivianight/

What: Trivia Night for Cheaters with John Hodgman to benefit 826NYC
When: Sunday, December 7th at 7pm
Where: The Bell House (149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215)
Register: $25 to join a team.

Dec
10
Wed
The Wizard of Oz @ Edward R. Murrow High School
Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm
The Wizard of Oz @ Edward R. Murrow High School

The Wizard of Oz, Murrow’s Fall Joseph Anzalone Production, tells the story of how Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (Directed by: Roberta Raymond)

For more information, please visit our website http://on.fb.me/1xnU8AM or call us at (718) 258-9283 x3051

Dec
14
Sun
The Colonial Nutcracker @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm
The Colonial Nutcracker @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester’s The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 each, and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Created especially for families with children ages five to ten, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. The production features classics such as “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Waltz of the Snowflakes,” a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers’ understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. Rose Menes’ delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score, will captivate audiences of all ages. The running time is approximately 2 hours plus an intermission.

Dec
21
Sun
The Snow Maiden @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm
The Snow Maiden @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College and Anton Krilloff present a Russian holiday fairy tale, The Snow Maiden (Снегурочка), on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4pm. The Snow Maiden is performed in Russian with English subtitles. Ticket prices range from $35 to $65 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). The running time is 1 hour and 10 minutes with no intermission.

In this magical Russian Christmas version of the Cinderella story, Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) transforms a poor young girl into the beautiful Snow Maiden after proving her worthiness. This delightful children’s extravaganza incorporates traditional Russian songs, dances and elaborate costumes to create a winter wonderland. At the end of the performance, every child in the audience will receive a Christmas candy gift box.

The festivities begin with a musical interlude of Russian folk music played by the ensemble Barynya, followed by entertainment and riddles by skomorokhi, traditional Russian clowns who historically traveled from town to town, performing in the streets and at fairs, singing comedic songs and acting out satirical sketches. As the pre-show comes to a close, Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) is introduced, who acts as a type of narrator for the musical fairy tale to follow.

The Snow Maiden premiered in 2008 in Moscow. The creative team on this show includes an honored Russian writer and director Boris Boreyko (The Bremen Town Musicians), director and choreographer Andrey Ivanov, and costume designer Tatyana Kudryavtseva. All costumes were created by the Mariinsky Theatre tailors. www.thesnowmaiden.com.

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

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 Walt 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. In recognition of its commitment to quality family programming, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts has been recognized as both Brooklyn’s Best Theater or Theater Group for Kids and Brooklyn’s Best Place for Family Bonding by ParentsConnect Parents’ Picks Awards. In 2014-15, Brooklyn Center celebrates its 60th Anniversary Season of presenting world-class performances on the Brooklyn College campus.

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. Major support for the 2014-15 season is provided by: Brooklyn College, Target, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, the Macy’s Foundation, the Herman Goldman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, WFUV, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 60th Anniversary 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 Rhoda Jacobs, Alan Maisel, Félix Ortiz, Annette Robinson, and Helene Weinstein, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.

Dec
31
Wed
New Year’s Eve Gala at Grand Prospect Hall @ Grand Prospect Hall
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm – 3:00 am
New Year's Eve Gala at Grand Prospect Hall @ Grand Prospect Hall

Celebrate a spectacular New Year’s Eve in New York City in a majestic Victorian ballroom. Ring in the New Year with:
• Gold Dance Band
DJ Music
• Prospect Follies Dance Troupe
• Spectacular Light Show
• Complete Open Bar Service Throughout the Evening
Unlimited Liquor Mixed Drinks, Wine, Beer & Champagne Toast
• Elaborate Cocktail Reception
Grand International Buffet
(8:00pm to 9:00pm)
• Complete Five Course Dinner
Main Course-Filet Mignon Bordelaise
(9:00pm to 3:00am)
• Viennese Trays
• Free Noise Makers, Hats & Party Favors
Valet Parking on Premises!!