Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

This is a pretty quiet weekend for events locally, following the busy holiday season. Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street (corner of Orange) is showing Promised Land, a Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) film, starring Matt Damon, about the fracking controversy that’s a hot topic in Albany right now. Also at the Cinema is Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray as FDR. Showtimes are here. Looking ahead to Monday, at 7:00 p.m. the Cinema will present Postcards from Paris, a 52 minute silent film by Andrew Shemin, with musical accompaniment by Cinema owner Kenn Lowy. Details are here. Kenn is also promising a repeat showing of the silent horror classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari later this month.

Bargemusic, docked at the Fulton Ferry Pier, foot of Old Fulton Street, has a full schedule of concerts this weekend, all in its “Masterworks” series. On Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 there will be performances of works by Brahms on piano and violin, and on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 there will be a program of works by Haydn, Ives, and Schubert. More information is here. On Saturday afternoon starting at 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:30; seating is first come, first served) Bargemusic has a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert; the program will be announced at the performance.

Oh, yes. Take note that this Sunday is Improv Everywhere’s No Pants Subway Ride.

Looking ahead to the following week, don’t forget Module R’s P.S. 8 PTA fundraiser on Wednesday and the Transit Museum Trivia Night on Thursday.

As always, if you know of any other events this weekend or the following week that our readers should know about, please leave a comment.

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  • DIBS

    Don’t be swayed by the pithy Hollywood propaganda; fracking and horizontal drilling have beeen going on for decaes both here and abroad with no negative ramifications.

  • Gerry

    @ DIBS – Fracking done properly is no threat to the enviorment and would solve all of the economic problems in our county reducing dependence on foreign oil, etc.

    Fracking is a win/win for the USA.

    We have enough natural gas here to last well into the next century.

    Recently Robert B. Catell retired Chairman of National Grid wrote an editorial for Newsday explaining ALL of the benefits of Fracking he gives the real truth here and not the bull the left wing media pumps out about Fracking.