Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Theater 2020 will present a free reading of Oscar Wilde’s (photo) renowned romantic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest in the first floor auditorium of the endangered Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West (at Tillary Street) on Saturday afternoon (March 30) starting at 1:30 p.m. Wilde, it seems, was a great fan of Brooklyn’s own Walt Whitman.

Bargemusic will present two “Masterworks” concerts. On Friday (March 29) evening, starting at 8:00, there will be works by Brahms and Shostakovich on violin, piano, and cello. On Saturday evening it’s Beethoven and Shostakovich on the same three instruments. On Saturday afternoon at 3:00 there’s a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert. Details are here.

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street (corner of Orange) is showing Admission, starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, and Lily Tomlin; and Ginger & Rosa, starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, and Oliver Platt. Showtimes are here.

On Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) will present a lecture on “Researching your Roots” by genealogist Wilhelmena Kelly. She is expert in tracing the family histories of African Americans, as well as the Revolutionary War Patriot roots of all families, regardless of color. Looking ahead to next Thursday evening, April 4, starting at 7:00, BHS will present a lecture, “Spilt Milk: THe Bloody Food Rackets of 20th Century New York,” by Andrew Coe. Details on both events are here.

Don’t forget the Spring Egg Hunt at Pierrepont Playground Saturday morning at 10:00.

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  • Princess

    For the Theater 2020 Oscar Wilde reading, there will also be a short powerpoint presentation with expert Mark Gamell on the history of Wilde and this play.

  • David on Middagh

    I could whip up some Excel charts…