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In recognition of the 120th anniversary of one of the most outstanding Peking Opera performers of all time Mei Lanfang. His son Mei son Mei Baojiu together with other outstanding stars of the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing present “Classic Plays of the Mei School” and “Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command.”
The Williamsburg Music Ctr
367 Bedford Av Brooklyn NY
invites all to:
with artworks sure to stir up some controversy and conversation
great live jazz by Gerry Eastman and his house band.
Aug 22 9pm until closing..
art by Keith Duncan, Alain Laforestrie, Helene Ruiz and David Freeman…
Spoken word / poetry by published poet “Just Bill” of Inner Child Press (http://www.iamjustbill.com/),
Robert Gibbons, Albert Carrasco, Jamie Bond and William Washington
no cover charge 2 drink minimum.
Rising above the shoreline of Wallabout Bay, 1830s Clinton Hill was a suburban retreat for the prosperous shippers and factory owners who made their fortunes in Brooklyn. In the late 1880s, the neighborhood was redeveloped as home to some of the city’s wealthiest people, whose entrepreneurial zeal and new inventions shaped the country. Large mansions designed by some of the best architects of the day stand next door to gracious row houses, stately churches and fine apartment buildings. Everyone wanted to live on “The Hill”. The result is a neighborhood with some of the finest and most varied forms of residential architecture in the city. Please join tour guides Suzanne Spellen (“Montrose Morris” on Brownstoner.com)* and architect Morgan Munsey, as we explore this great neighborhood.
Each tour starts at 11AM and lasts approximately two hours. After the conclusion of each tour, attendees are invited to a lovely home in Clinton Hill for refreshments and conversation. Exact meeting location for each tour will be provided once participants sign up. Tours tend to sell-out so sign up today! Tickets are $20 per person.
Rattled Expo is NYC’s coolest baby+family fair! This carefully curated marketplace combines an eclectic mix of eco-friendly companies for young urban families who appreciate stylish, locally made goods and services. Guests will also enjoy free face painting by Brooklyn Balloon Company, a complimentary juice bar from Bundle Organics, food/product samples, music, and 40+ local vendors who specialize in prenatal and child services/goods.
It’s the dog days of summer, and the sewers are lousy with kickass turtles and Italian plumbers. This month, our Summer Blockbuster Smackdown goes underground with two ’90s franchise cash-ins shown on living VHS: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ and ‘Super Mario Bros.’
Move over, Michael Bay! We’ve got the original heroes on a half shell — well, sort of. Before there were reboots, there were adaptations, and 1990′s TMNT was third generation — adapted from a popular cartoon already adapted from the Eastman-Laird comic book. But Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are still saving New York by kicking ass and cracking wise, with supporting humans Judith Hoag and Elias Koteas and puppetry by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. And hey, is that Corey Feldman’s voice? Cowabunga!
Then, power up for a video game blockbuster of disastrous proportions! With a production as troubled as Nintendo’s current business model, ‘Super Mario Bros.’ (1993) finds the beloved Italian caricatures Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) duking it out with King Koopa (Dennis Hopper) for the honor of Princess Daisy (Samantha Mathis). Brooklyn stereotypes abound, and any loyalty to the actual game is flushed in exchange for some big movie spectacle. But Mojo Nixon, Fisher Stevens, Richard Edson, and Lance Henrisken are there too? Pass the mushrooms!
Embrace the analog at Freddy’s, with trivia, prizes and Happy Hour specials to cash in on!
Monday, August 25, 7PM come to BRJC, 405 81 Street, Brooklyn, to get mentally prepared for the High Holy Days. Recognizing our mistakes, asking for forgiveness and preparing for rebirth. Cost: free
From “broccoli” to “triskaidekaphobia,” come test out your spelling in a bar backroom filled with smart people and beer. Free, open to all (21+). Signup begins at 7pm — first 18 people get to play. Three-strikes-you’re-out policy means more participation for everyone. Hosted by founder bobbyblue and comedian Jen Dziura. Winners get nerdy prizes and qualify for the annual Finals.
Monday, September 1st
The Williamsburg Spelling Bee
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn
(Lorimer St. between Frost and Richardson / L or G train to Lorimer)
by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Elana McKelahan
September 4-28, 2014
It’s 2040 and Brooklyn is burning. Seek refuge with the Prozorov family as they sing, dance, and philosophize their way through the night in this immersive, site-specific production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Audience members will experience opulence amid decay in a Brooklyn where economic inequality and police surveillance have become the norm.
Within the safety of the Prozorov Estate, you will enjoy live music, food, and drink as you follow the actors through a magnificent historic building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
As a guest of the Prozorovs, you must choose your own experience of Chekhov’s masterpiece. Will you work in the servant’s quarters with a 99¢ Serf ticket? Or will you opt for the luxury of a $99 Tsar ticket? The choice is yours.
Spoke the Hub is proud to present this years’ Director’s Choice Showcase! We invite you to see some of our favorite local performers from the infamous and zany Winter Follies performance contest. This year’s featured artists are: Blowout Theatre Company, Chicava HoneyChild, ELSCO Dance, Terry Hempfling and Stormy Budwig.
Showcase 1: Friday, September 5, 2014
Blowout Theatre, Chicava HoneyChild, ELSCO Dance, Terry Hempfling
*May not be suitable for young viewers
Showcase 2: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Blowout Theatre, Chicava HoneyChild, ELSCO Dance, Stormy Budwig
*May not be suitable for young viewers
Showcase 3: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Stormy Budwig, Terry Hempfling
A limited number of full and partial scholarships, based on merit and need, are available to students between the ages of 8 and 16 for the academic year for general study and placement in our STH Young Artists Program. Advance sign up is required, see full details and download application at spokethehub.org or call 718 408-3234.