Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Bargemusic, where you can enjoy music on the water in air conditioned comfort, at Fulton Ferry Pier, foot of Old Fulton Street, is presenting three concerts in its Masterworks series this weekend. Tonight’s (Friday, August 10) and Saturday’s concerts, both starting at 8:00 p.m., feature the Avalon String Quartet. Tonight’s program includes quartets by Mozart and Beethoven; Saturday’s is a Beethoven double bill. Sunday afternoon’s performance, which begins at 2:00, features an eclectic mix ranging from J.S. Bach (1685-1750) to Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) along with works by several other modern or contemporary composers, all performed by Alon Sariel on mandolin and Yael Manor on piano. Admission to these concerts is $35 ($30 for seniors, $15 for students). You may make reservations by e-mailing (you’ll get e-mail confirmation) and pay for tickets at the door with cash or check, or you may buy tickets in advance at the box office. There is also a free, family oriented Music in Motion concert Saturday afternoon at 3:00 (doors open at 2:30); no reservations are taken, so come early to be sure of seats.

Another spot for cool entertainment is the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street (corner of Orange) this weekend showing Ruby Sparks and Beasts of the Southern Wild. Showtimes are here.

If you’re up for a walk, on Saturday afternoon the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton), in conjunction with Big Onion, is once again presenting a walking tour of historic Brooklyn Heights. The tour begins at 2:00 p.m.; meet at the Borough Hall steps facing Cadman Plaza, and ends at BHS, where you get a tour of the historic building and free museum admission. The tour costs $18 for adults, $15 for students, seniors, and BHS members. More details here.

Bargemusic image: Forgotten New York.

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  • lori

    And the conclusion of the Film Fest at St. Francis College.