Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, September 22 is the Brooklyn Book Festival (photo; video after the jump), “the largest free literary event in New York City.” It will take place at Borough Hall and the adjacent plaza from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Possible thunderstorms are forecast, but with luck they’ll stay away, and plenty of activities are indoors. There are more details here, and even apps you may download. Also on Sunday we have the second installment of SummerSpace on Montague Street from noon to 5:00 p.m., including the BHA Dog Show (registration for contestants is now closed) starting at 3:00.

This weekend is your last chance to see the Heights Players’ production of Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate, with performances at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at the playhouse, 26 Willow Place. More details here. And don’t forget Theater 2020′s two free comedy readings at the first floor theater of the Brooklyn Heights Public Library on Saturday afternoon starting at 1:30.

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing Thanks for Sharing, starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, and Gwyneth Paltrow, as well as In a World, directed by and starring Lake Bell.

Photoville opened today at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will stay open through September 29, which is a week from this Sunday.

Bargemusic presents a “Here and Now” concert, featuring the music of Mohammed Fairouz, starting at 7:00 p.m Friday. On Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 4:00 p.m. there will be “Masterworks” concerts featuring works by Bach, Mozart, and Mendelssohn, performed by Gerald Robbins on piano along with the Braude Ensemble with members of Jeunes Virtuoses de New York. On Saturday afternoon at 3:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, program and musicians TBA. The doors open at 2:30; it’s first come, first seated. More information and buy tickets here.

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  • David on Middagh

    At the beginning of the Brooklyn Book Fest promo, is that the interior of DUMBO’s P.S. Bookshop?

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com/ Claude Scales

    Looks more like the steps on the plaza side of Borough Hall to me.