Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Much music, as well as live theater, cinema, architecture, and history, is on offer this weekend. Bargemusic, at Fulton Ferry Pier, foot of Old Fulton Street, has a full program of concerts, starting Friday evening at 8:00 with one in the Here and Now series, presenting works by contemporary composers performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet. On Saturday evening, also at 8:00, there’s one in the Masterworks series featuring works by Janacek, Prokofiev, Debussy, and Richard Strauss. There’s another Masterworks event Sunday afternoon at 2:00; the fifth in a series presenting the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. Three sonatas will be played by the renowned pianist Jeffrey Swann. At 3:00 saturday afternoon there will be a free, family friendly “Music in Motion” concert. More details are here. Also on tap (pun fully intended) Friday evening at 8:00 is a performance by the “eminent violist” (the New Yorker) Roger Tapping at the First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place; more details here.

This weekend is your last chance to see the Heights Players’ production of Charles Busch’s The Allergist’s Wife. Their playhouse is at 26 Willow Place; performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. There’s more information here.

The Brooklyn Historical Society will present another in its series of tours of its historic, landmarked building at 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) starting at 3:00 p.m. Saturday. More details are here.

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street (corner of Orange) will be showing Silver Linings Playbook, a rare Oscar nominee in all four acting categories, Promised Land, and Hyde Park on Hudson. Showtimes are here.

Beethoven image: Wikipedia.

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