Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema is showing two new films starting this weekend: The Great Beauty, by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Toni Servillo, winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Film; and ten time Oscar nominated American Hustle. More information and showtimes are here. Don’t forget the Cinema’s campaign to raise funds to buy digital projectors so that it can continue to show new, top quality films.

Bargemusic has a full schedule of “Masterworks” concerts. Friday evening’s 7:00 p.m. concert features works by Telemann, Prokofiev, Schubert, and Schumann, performed by Mara Milkis on violin and Francine Kay on Piano. Saturday evening at 7:00 the Horszowski Trio will play works by Haydn, Joan Tower, and Tchaikovsky. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 you can hear works by Andrew Rudin, Barber, Roger Stubblefield, and Beethoven performed by Samuel Magill on cello and Beth Levin on piano. There’s more information 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.

This weekend is your last chance to see Theater 2020’s critically praised production of Candide, which plays at St. Charles Borromeo Church at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 p.m. Sunday. More information here. The Heights Players’ production of As Bees in Honey Drown continues, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. There’s more information here.

Don’t forget the Purim Carnival at Congregation Mount Sinai Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00.

Looking ahead to Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of Freedom Riders, a “documentary about the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the South.” There will be a

[p]ost-screening talkback led by Brian J. Purnell, author of Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings, and Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History at Bowdoin College.

Admission is free, but you must reserve tickets here.

Looking ahead to next weekend, there will be a Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn heights Walking Tour on Saturday, March 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Buy tickets here.

Finally, don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 9, at 2:00 a.m., so set your clocks forward one hour before retiring Saturday night.

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  • AnnofOrange

    Went to the Friday evening performance of Candide (Theater2020) and it was delightful. The voices of the two leads are amazing….certainly Broadway worthy. Highly recommend and the $18 ticket price is hard to beat.