Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players premiere their production of Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of the classic 1960s movie and novel The Graduate. Performances are Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday matinee, January 11 at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play will continue through the succeeding two weekends on the same schedule. You may make reservations here.

It’s a big weekend for theater. Don’t forget Theater 2020’s free reading of Lynn Marie Macy’s Jane Austen based play Innocent Diversions Saturday afternoon at 3:00, at the Brooklyn Heights Branch, Brooklyn Public Library.

After a New Year’s weekend showcasing the works of contemporary composers, Bargemusic returns to the classical canon this weekend. The concert on Friday evening at 8:00 features works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms performed by Adam Barnett-Hart on violin, Na-Young Baek on cello, and Gilles Vonsattel on piano. On Saturday evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 4:00, violinist Johnny Gandelsman will play works by J.S. Bach. There’s more information and buy tickets here. 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.

On Saturday afternoon at 3:00, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy will present “Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Prehistory”:

Join architectural historian Matt Postal for a richly-illustrated talk and discover the park’s often-overlooked pre-history, from the arrival of the Dutch West India Company in the first decades of the 17th century to the mid-20th century when commercial activity declined and the Brooklyn Queens Expressway was inserted between Brooklyn Heights and warehouses owned by the New York Dock Company.

This event takes place at the Conservancy’s headquarters, 334 Furman Street (at the foot of Joralemon, just past the BQE underpass). It’s free, but please RSVP here.

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    The Heights Players regrets to announce the death of founding member John Bourne, which occurred last night. John recently celebrated his 90th birthday.