Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Ever wish you could will your dream lover into reality, and into your arms? Evidently that’s what happens in Ruby Sparks, which is playing this weekend at Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street, along with Beasts of the Southern Wild. Showtimes are here.

Bargemusic, moored to the Fulton Ferry Pier at the foot of Old Fulton Street (and, like the Cinema, air conditioned) has three concerts in the Masterworks series this weekend. On Friday evening, August 24, starting at 8:00, there will be works by Bach performed on cello by Jeffrey Solow. Saturday evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 there will be music by Tchaikovsky, Schubert, and Ravel performed by the St. Petersburg String Quartet. More details here. Admission is $35 ($30 seniors, $15 students). You may reserve seats by e-mailing and pay at the door with cash or check, or you may buy tix in advance at the box office. Bargemusic will also have a free, family oriented Music in Motion concert Saturday afternoon at 3:00 (doors open at 2:30; no reservations are taken).

Feeling crafty? On Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 Etsy and Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy are co-sponsoring the third annual Etsy Craft Party, to be held in the white tent near the entrance to Pier 1. For Heights residents, this tent is best found by going down Squibb Hill on Columbia Heights, then, at the foot of the hill (one block before Old Fulton Street), turning left on Doughty Street (which you may pronounce DOE-ty or DOW-ty; we don’t care) and, after (carefully) crossing Furman Street (look both ways!) afterwards looking to your left. If you plan to attend, please RSVP here, where you can also get more information.

Feeling frisky? From 7:00 to 8:00 Friday evening there will be another free hip hop dance aerobics workout on the Pier 1 promenade, co-sponsored by Dodge YMCA.

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