Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This (Friday, March 14) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now” concert of piano works by composer David Del Tredici {photo}, whom Aaron Copland called “a creator with a truly original gift,” performed by Mr. Del Tredici and by Marc Peloquin. On Saturday evening at 7:00 there will be a “Masterworks” concert, the first in a series presenting the complete works of Beethoven for cello and piano, featuring Wendy Sutter on cello and Olga Vinokur on piano. There will be another “Masterworks” concert on Sunday afternoon at 4:00, featuring The Weilerstein Trio performing works of Dvorak and Schnittke. 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 the Heights Players’ production of As Bees in Honey Drown, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. There’s more information here.

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema is showing The Great Beauty, 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.

Last Sunday Congregation Mount Sinai had their Purim Carnival, but Purim’s the kind of holiday about which you can say, “Too much ain’t enough.” So, this weekend, Congregation B’nai Avraham, together with Chabad of Brooklyn, have a full schedule of events. It begins Saturday evening at 8:30 with the traditional reading of the Megillah at the synagogue, 117 Remsen Street (between Henry and Clinton), followed immediately by an adults only rooftop party at 98 Montague, featuring cocktails, a sushi buffet, and a photo booth. Admission is $18 per person. On Saturday there will be a Purim feast for the whole family at the synagogue, starting with a Megillah reading at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:00, and a magic show at 6:30. Costumes are encouraged. Admission is $25 per adult and $10 per child, or $100 per family.

On Saturday evening at 7:00 there will be a concert by Terrene Unbound, a trio featuring clarinet, voice, and piano, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 19 Sidney Place. Admission is $15; you may buy tickets at the door.

Don’t forget 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. Also, there’s Spring Fever at Plymouth Church’s Underground Thrift Store on Saturday and Sunday.

Looking ahead to Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m., the Dodge YMCA, 225 Atlantic Avenue (entrance between Court Street and Boerum Place) will present a lecture, “The Affordable Care Act and what it Means to You.”

It has been all over the news, but do you know what your options are under the Affordable Care Act? Do you have questions about what the statute means for you? Please join us to hear a representative from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce explain what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act, the upcoming March 31st registration deadline and the consequences if you do not register by that date.

The event is free, but if you plan to attend please RSVP to Ashley Laber at

Looking ahead to Wednesday, March 19, don’t forget the free piano concert by Rowena Mariano at St. Francis college, starting at 11:45 a.m.

Photo of David Del Tredici: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

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