From Arts and Theater, Sports and Wine Tasting, there are so many Brooklyn events to choose from.
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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.
Legendary old-time musician, musicologist, and photographer John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers) will project his stunning photographs of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Roscoe Holcomb, Rev. Gary Davis and others with Q&A, followed by two sets of great old time music!
For the second portion of the program, John will play Old Time music with stringband the Down Hill Strugglers. The Down Hill Strugglers have released an album on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and are featured on the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers film, “Inside Llewyn Davis” produced by T-Bone Burnett. They are extending the legacy of the New Lost City Ramblers by performing alongside original Rambler John Cohen to present the authentic sound of old time music to a new generation.
“The Down Hill Strugglers are reaching for new musical highs, and they play the kind of music I want to hear.”- John Cohen, New Lost City Ramblers.
And the 3rd portion of the program – The Blue Ridge Trio, direct from Johnson City, TN.
“One of the hottest, best darn string bands traveling the weary roads of America today!” – Eli Smith, host of Down Home Radio and the Brooklyn Folk Festival
About CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII – A JAZZLAND NOEL: JALOPY HOLIDAY SHOW
A wonderful evening of music starting with King Isto’s Tropical String Band followed by Jessy Carolina and The Hot Mess! A night full of Christmas tunes and Hawaiian and Jazz standards!
December 21 @ 2PM at Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn.Have a fun-filled afternoon with food, entertainment, socializing and games. Whether you love latkes or a game of dreidel–this is one event you won’t want to miss!The party is designed for participation by individuals of all ages. Hoping to meet you there! Cost: Members $10/adults, children $5. Non-members: $15/adult, $10/child.
PLEASE RSVP by December 17. 718-836-3103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
About Flatfoot Flatbush Show with Anna Roberts Gevalt and The Nick Horner Family
Flatfoot Flatbush After Party at the Jalopy Theater with special performances by Anna Roberts-Gevalt, the Nick Horner Family and more, open flatfooting and square-dancing! Free, suggested donation.
Come to BRJC, Fourth Avenue & 81 Street, Brooklyn to feed your body and soul through study and prayer. Join us for breakfast and learning followed by a shortened Shabbat Service!
Hello fellow thrifters and fleas. Do you have a thing for handmade or vintage things? Tired of store bought duplicates? Come have a look at the wonderful handmade things that will be at the Cre8tive Generations Craft Fair.
On December 28th various artisans and crafters will gather in one space to showcase their work for you to purchase if you find things you like, and trust me there will be something there for everyone. It is FREE entry to the public of course.
Since the fair will be held during the holidays there will be holiday related activities and treats. Anyone’s welcome to be apart of the festivities.
There will be great music a FREE raffle so this is something you do not want to miss. More information will be posted on the events official website as well as a list of vendors expected to be at the fair.
It’s been a wonderful year for Obsolete Cinema, so much so that we know only one way to close it out: kicking up our heels and belting out a hearty song or three. Join us for a whopper of a musical double feature!
First up, it’s the roller disco phantasmagoria ‘Xanadu’ (1980), with Olivia Newton-John stars alongside Michael Beck (‘The Warriors’) and the depressingly spry Hollywood legend Gene Kelly. See the trio traipse through Venice Beach, shop for deep discounts, and open up a magical nightclub to put on a big show. It’s the movie that spawned a thousand neon tights!
Then ease on down the road with Sidney Lumet’s ‘The Wiz’ (1978), a brave new take on L. Frank Baum’s Oz tale featuring Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell, and Michael Jackson!
The party starts at Freddy’s Bar at a new time — 4pm — with trivia, prizes, and all the usual happy hour antics till 6.