Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street (corner of Orange) will be showing Emperor, starring Matthew Fox as Japan expert General Bonner Fellers and Tommy Lee Jones (Oscar nominee for his role in Lincoln) as General Douglas MacArthur, the two of whom, in the wake of victory, decide the fate of Emperor Hirohito. The Cinema is also showing Quartet, starring Maggie Smith. Showtimes are here.

The Heights Players’ run of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town continues at 26 Willow Place on Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoon. More details are here.

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday evening at 8:00 there’s a “Masterworks” concert featuring works by Scarlatti, Feldman, Cowell, Liszt, Wagner-Liszt, and Schumann, played on piano by Pedja Muzojevic. On Saturday evening, also at 8:00, there’s a “Then and There” concert with pre-baroque and baroque works by Henry Butler, Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell, Nicola Matteis, Marin Marais, Arcangelo Corelli, and Charles Dieupart, performed by the Repast Baroque Ensemble. Sunday afternoon at 2:00 brings another “Masterworks,” presenting works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Schubert (a favorite of mine, the “Trout”), played by the Apollo Trio. As usual, there will also be a free neighborhood family “Music in Motion” concert Saturday afternoon at 3:00 (doors open at 2:30). More information is here.

Don’t forget Alan Light’s reading from his new book, The Holy or the Broken, this Sunday afternoon at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity.

Looking ahead, Monday marks the beginning of Dine in Brooklyn.

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