Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The DUMBO Arts Festival, “a three day [Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29] celebration of art, music & performance,” is this weekend. A preview, in the form of Michael Clyde Johnson’s “Untitled Benches, Tables (Cube for Children)” (2013), a work that “invites interaction” (as in the photo), has been in the Brooklyn Bridge Park lawn between the Main and Washington Street entrances in DUMBO for several weeks. The Festival will feature

outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital art and large scale projections, visiting artists in their studios or making murals on the street, dancers, poets as well as performers throughout the neighborhood, on street corners, and in the park.

A highlight of the Festival will be the Ship of Tolerance, which will arrive Friday and remain until Tuesday, October 8. There’s more information here.

Don’t forget Atlantic Antic this Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue.

This weekend is your last chance to see Photoville at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Bargemusic has three concerts in the “Masterworks” series. On Friday evening at 7:00 there will be works by Brahms and Mussorgsky on piano; Saturday’s 7:00 p.m. concert will feature works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Britten, and Beethoven on cello and piano; and on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 you can hear works by Schubert and Brahms on piano. 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.

On Friday evening at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble will perform a concert featuring music for brass quintet, ranging from the Elizabethan (the First) period to Scott Joplin and Leonard Bernstein. Admission is free, but “[a]ttendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations to the performance.” These will be distributed to the City’s hungry through City Harvest. Check out more Brooklyn Bridge Park events here.

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.

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  • Montague Resident

    Atlantic Antic is on Sunday also.

  • Claude Scales

    How could I forget that, considering that I posted about it a month ago? Thanks for the reminder; I’ve added it to the post.