Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, December 12, starting at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Forever Brooklyn: Brooklyn Documentary Screenings.”

Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival presents a screening of five Brooklyn short documentaries celebrating the culture of Brooklyn. From 1980’s Third Avenue to contemporary media paradies, see Brooklyn’s creative spirit and energy on screen!

The event is free, but you must get tickets here.

Also on Friday evening, starting at 8:00, Bargemusic will present “Art of Etude”—works by Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Augusta Read Thomas, Fred Hersh, William Bolcom, Marc Mellits, and Wild/Gershwin, played by pianist Olga Vinokur (photo). On Saturday evening at 8:00, and again on Sunday afternoon at 4:00, violinists Jennifer Choi and Pala Garcia, violist Kyle Armbrust, and cellist Michael Nicolas will perform works by Bartók, Kurtág, and Ligeti. There’s more information and buy tickets here. You may also get tickets for Bargemusic’s special Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve events. Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

The Heights Players’ production of A Christmas Carol continues its run on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Heights Players’ playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play’s run will continue through the following weekend on the same schedule, concluding on Sunday, December 21. Make reservations here.

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  • bklyn20

    Might Ms. Vinokur be playing the works of Weill-Gershwin, as in Kurt Weill and George Gershwin?

  • ClaudeScales

    I wondered who Wild-Gershwin might be (that’s how it’s listed on the Bargemusic website).

  • bklyn20

    Well, then I’m surprised with Bargemusic.

  • heightssdiho

    Weill/Gershwin most likely refers to Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin. The two collaborated on Lady in the Dark, and at least one other show.

  • Jorale-man

    Wild is actually correct – it’s Earl Wild, the late American piano virtuoso who transcribed some of Gershwin’s pieces. A little taste:

  • ClaudeScales

    OK, I’m changing it back. I feel like I’ve just had a crash course in 20th century music.

  • Jorale-man

    Easy territory to confuse. Weill did write music very similar to Gershwin, and they may have even collaborated. But in the realm of piano, Early Wild was the master of arranging Gershwin’s music. :)

  • bklyn20

    Wow! Who knew? Not me.