It’s spring, really spring, so you may feel like getting outside and doing a little gardening. The Poplar Street Community Garden is having their first Workday of the season this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden is located at Poplar and Hicks streets. Bring your own pruning shears, or use theirs. Lead gardener Cindy Goulder will be on hand to give training to anyone who wants it. If you don’t feel like working, but just want to come and enjoy the beauty of the garden, you’re also welcome. If you have any particular gardening interests or suggestions, please let Ms Goulder know. As of today (Wednesday), the weather forecast for Saturday looks good.
The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have a sneak preview of Joe, starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan, tomorrow (Thursday, April 10) at 8:00 p.m. Tomorrow is also your last chance to see Le Week-End at the Cinema. Friday and afterward the Cinema will be showing Joe and The Grand Budapest Hotel. More information and showtimes are here.
Bargemusic’s weekend schedule starts early, with a “Here and Now” concert by violinist Miranda Cuckson and pianist Steven Beck doing works by Sessions, Ferneyhough, Babbitt, Rudin, and Bartok, on Thursday evening at 7:00. On Friday evening, also at 7:00, there will be a piano spectacular featuring Steven Beck, Stephen Gosling, and Eric Huebner performing works by Chopin, Debussy, Reynolds, Ligeti, Vinao, and Rakowski. Saturday’s 7:00 p.m.concert will feature works by Paganini performed by Mark Peskanov on violin and Luigi Attademo on guitar. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 Arnaud Sussmann on violin and Orion Weiss 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 the Heights Players production of Yentl by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Make reservations here. It’s also the last performance of their Theater for Children production of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book this Saturday at noon. More information here.
Brooklyn Bridge Park will present the first in its series of Docent Tours this Sunday. These “[t]ours cover BBP’s design, history, and ecology.” This tour is free, and begins at noon at the entrance to Pier 1 (near the foot of Old Fulton Street). Space is limited, so please arrive early. Smorgasburg continues on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Pier 5 uplands.
Don’t forget Theater 2020’s free reading of George Bernard Shaw’s Overruled at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights branch Saturday at 2:00.