Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players’ production of Twelve Angry Men premieres this weekend at the Players’ playhouse, 26 Willow Place, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 12:00. This now classic drama began life as a television show in the 1950s, was made into a movie (12 Angry Men) by Henry Fonda and Sidney Lumet, and finally was adapted for the stage by Sherman L. Shergel. The play’s run continues the following two weekends on the same schedule. There’s more information here, and you can make reservations here. Looking ahead, on Saturday November 9 and 16 at noon the Heights Players will present Little Red Riding Hood: a Participation Play for Children. More information here.

Starting Friday, Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing Twelve Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, directed by Steve McQueen, and featuring Heights neighbor Paul Giamatti. The Cinema will also be showing Robert Redford’s All Is Lost. Tonight (Thursday) is your last chance to see Enough Said, starring the late James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Showtimes are here.

On Saturday at 7:00 p.m. the Urban Park Rangers will be on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, with telescopes, to guide you on a tour of astronomical objects in the night sky. More information here. Also on Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society is presenting a walking tour of the Wallabout Historic District, near the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which contains many pre-Civil War wooden houses. Looking ahead, on Tuesday evening, November 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 BHS will host a panel discussion, “Marfa Dialogues/NY: Our Climate, Our City, Our Future: Hurricane Sandy One Year Later”, and on Thursday evening, November 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 another panel discussion, “The Landmarks of New York: Now and in the Future”, in which one of the panelists is Heights preservation pioneer Otis Pearsall. More information on all these BHS events is here.

Bargemusic has a special weekend in store for piano fans. Friday evening’s concert, starting at 7:00, will feature works by Chopin, Wojciech Kilar, and Alicia Jonas, performed by Rafal Lewandowski. On Saturday evening, also at 7:00, there will be an all-Chopin concert by Alexander Peskanov. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 Lewandowski and Peskanov will join to perform four-hand piano works by Mozart, Schubert, Dvorak, and Mussorgsky. 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 Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. there will be a street fair on Court Street between Atlantic Avenue and Joralemon Street. There will be food and craft vendors, games, rides, a Sean Casey Animal Rescue mobile pet adoption, and an FDNY fire safety exhibition. Call 718 444 6028 for more information.

Don’t forget Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights Waliking Tour Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m.

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