Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players open their 59th season with Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot, or, Holmes for the Holidays, which will be showing Friday and Saturday evenings, October 10 and 11, starting at 8:00, and Sunday, October 12 starting at 2:00. The play’s run will continue on the same schedule through the following two weekends. More information here.

It’s a big weekend for theater in the Heights. On Saturday afternoon at 3:00, at the Brooklyn Heights Library’s auditorium, Theater 2020 will present a free reading (not a full dress stage production) of Lynn Marie Macy’s new play Carlton House, Jane Austen and the Prince Regent. The play is based in part on Austen’s correspondence, and is

…a comic exploration of the day Jane Austen visited the Royal Palace and was requested to dedicate her next novel the Prince Regent. This event marked the highest distinction her work received during her lifetime!

Ms. Macy will give a brief talk before the reading about Jane Austen and the events that inspired the play. Light refreshments will be served.

Bargemusic will present three “Masterworks” concerts this weekend. On Friday evening at 8:00 the Hugo Kauder Trio will play works by Klughardt, Schumann, Kauder, and Herzogenberg. On Saturday evening at 8:00 the Avalon String Quartet will perform works by Golijov, Debussy, and Schumann, and will return Sunday afternoon at 4:00 to play works by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms. There’s more information and buy tickets here. Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

Events in Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend include Baylander tours at Pier 5 Saturday and Sunday, Smorgasburg, which will be on the Pier 2 uplands Sunday, and Docent Tours on Pier 1 Sunday.

The Poplar Street Community Garden, located at the corner of Hicks and Poplar streets, will have another working party on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Volunteers will help with

“Hugelkultur”, an old technique recently re-discovered by farmers and permaculturists: We’ll dig a trench, fill it with logs and beyond-use lumber, add some other garden debris, and cover with a mix of compost and soil. The completed growing area will have a slight rise and gentle slope.

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