Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

This will be another musical weekend, with Mozart’s birthday coming on Sunday, January 27. You can celebrate that afternoon by attending the Grace & Spiritus Chorale concert at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, featuring Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” along with two more contemporary masses. There will also be performances Friday and Saturday evenings at other locations in Brooklyn; see the post linked above for details. Bargemusic has concerts on Saturday evening at 8:00, featuring works by classical (Schubert), romantic (Rachmaninoff), and contemporary (Ricky Ian Gordon and Christopher Gunning) composers, and Sunday afternoon at 2:00, continuing the cycle of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven, this tim featuring “Beethoven and humor.” There will also be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert Saturday afternoon at 3:00 (doors open at 2:30; seating is first come, first served).

Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street (corner of Orange) will again be showing Silver Linings Playbook, Hyde Park on Hudson, and Promised Land. Showtimes are here. Looking ahead, Stand Up Guys, starring Al Pacino, will be starting Friday, February 1.

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 1:00 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. The forecast for Saturday is cloudy with a high of thirty degrees, so dress warmly.

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