Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Starting this Friday (January 10) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen brothers’ take on the 1960s folk music scene; something dear to your correspondent’s heart. The Cinema will continue showing Nebraska, and the Sunday kids’ movie, starting at noon, will be Madagascar. Today (Thursday, January 9) is your last chance to see 12 Years a Slave at the Cinema. Looking ahead to next Wednesday, January 16, the Cinema will host another Stand Up Comedy Night, staring at 9:00. More details and showtimes are here.

Bargemusic has two “Masterworks” concerts scheduled this weekend. On Saturday evening starting at 7:00 the Brooklyn Art Song Society will perform songs by Schumann, and on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a concert of works by Beethoven and Dvorak performed on Violin, cello, and piano. Details and buy tickets here. Saturday afternoon at 3:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert. Doors open at 2:30; first come, first seated.

The Heights Players continue their production of Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, and a Sunday matinee at 2:00. There’s more information here.

Don’t forget the “Free the Slaves” events this weekend, including the roundtable discussion and opportunity to tour the new exhibit at Brooklyn Historical Society tomorrow (Friday) evening, and the concert, featuring the Impressions, at Plymouth Church Saturday evening.

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  • Boerum Bill

    Llewyn Davis – Meh. Not their best effort.

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

    I haven’t seen it yet, but will. I’m prepared to be disappointed, but am keeping my hopes up.

    Today I read that there’s a controversy over the movie’s portrayal of a folk group called Jim & Jean, who in my memory were on the margins of the 60s folk scene, although I’ve now learned that Jim Glover was responsible for starting the career of Phil Ochs as a folksinger. I was surprised to learn that Jean was the inspiration for two of my favorite Neil Young songs, “Cinnamon Girl” and “Cowgirl in the Sand.”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    I think it is brilliant, dark humor at its subtle best.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    See it, I doubt you will be disappointed.