Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Friday, August 8) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showings of Magic in the Moonlight, starring Colin Firth (photo) as Stanley Crawford, “a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims”, who meets his match, in two senses of the word, in Sophie Baker (Emma Stone), an “alluring young clairvoyant.” The Cinema will also be showing A Most Wanted Man. On Saturday evening at 11:30 there will be another “almost midnight” showing of Willow Creek. More information and showtimes are here.

On Friday evening at 7:00 Bargemusic will present a “Spanish Passion” concert featuring works by Rodrigo, Turina, Albeniz, Granados, and Falla, performed by mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna, violinist Eva León, pianist Olga Vinokur, and castanet artist Anna de la Paz. On Saturday evening at 7:00 the Amernet String Quartet will play works by Mozart, Janacek, Briggs, and Beethoven. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 cellist Jeffrey Solow will play “The Six Solo Cello Suites by Bach in Two Concerts with Commentaries, Part 1.” 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 2:45; first come, first seated.

If the World Cup whetted your appetite for soccer, on Sunday at 5;00 p.m. you can repair to the Harbor View Lawn of Pier 1 to see the New York Red Bulls play the Chicago Fire on a Brobdignagian screen. More details here. Also on Sunday Smorgasburg will be on the Pier 5 uplands (near the Joralemon Street entrance) from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and, starting at noon, there will be a free Docent Tour of Pier 1. Baylander will be open for tours Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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