Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

In town for the holiday weekend? It’s your last chance to see the Heights Players’ final production of their 2013-14 season, West Side Story. Performances are on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. There’s more information here.

This weekend also offers your first chance to see Theater 2020’s production of King Lear, with performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00. More information here.

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday evening at 7:00, keyboard and Theremin master Rob Schwimmer will perform his compositions on Theremin, piano and Continuum. On Saturday evening at 7:00 and on Sunday afternoon at 4:00, the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet will play works by Mozart, Schumann, and Brahms. 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.

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing Belle and Ida. Looking ahead to Wednesday, May 28, the Cinema will host another of its stand up comedy nights. More information and showtimes are here.

Don’t forget Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Smorgasburg will be on the Pier 5 uplands, Brooklyn Bridge Park (near the Joralemon Street entrance) Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Also on Sunday, starting at noon, there will be a free Docent Tour of Pier 1.

Looking ahead to Wednesday evening, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present NYU professor Greg Grandin and BHS’s Director of Public History Julie Golia discuss Grandin’s book The Empire of Necessity, about an 1805 slave rebellion. Admission is $5; free for BHS members. More information and reserve tickets here.

From Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day) to Friday, May 30 is the Dodge YMCA’s Active Older Adult Week. People 55 or older are invited to come and try some of the Y’s activities for free. More information and RSVP here.

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