Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Starting tomorrow (Friday, June 7) The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing The East, an espionage thriller about a former FBI agent, Sarah Moss (Brit Marling), who is hired to infiltrate an anarchist group. The story is partly based on some experiences director Zal Batmanglij and Marling had when they “hung out with ‘anarchists’.” Batmanglij is the brother of Vampire Weekend’s producer, composer, guitarist, and keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij, who composed a piano piece that is included in The East. The Cinema is also showing Mud. Showtimes are here.

Bargemusic has three “Masterworks” concerts scheduled this weekend. On Friday evening at 8:00 the concert will feature “Chamber Brass,” with works by Mozart, Ewazen, and Brahms, and on Saturday evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 the St. Petersburg String Quartet, with Misha Dichter on piano, will perform works by Schubert, Shostakovich, and Brahms. More information and buy tickets here. Bargemusic will also host a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert (music and performers to be announced) Saturday afternoon at 3:00. Doors open at 2:30; seating is first come, first served.

Did you miss Theater 2020’s magnificent (in your correspondent’s opinion) production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at St. Charles Borromeo, or just want to see it again or show it to friends? There will be three free outdoor performances (weather permitting) this weekend, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Don’t forget the P.S. 8 Paddlewheeler Festival on Saturday, the Barn Dance at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church Sunday afternoon, and the Juneteenth Festivities at Plymouth Church Sunday evening.

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  • Joe Dudas

    Don’t know much about this particular movie, but sounds pretty interesting based on their ‘research’. Brit’s also a pretty darn interesting actress…her performance in Another Earth is so curious and great. Definitely recommend…and plan to check out The East!