Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic is back from its winter break. Tomorrow evening (Thursday, February 26) starting at 8:00 there will be a “Here and Now” concert featuring works by composers Charles Wuorinen, Earle Brown, Ben Weber, Morton Feldman, and Elliott Carter, performed by Michael Nicolas on cello and Aleck Karis on piano. Friday evening, February 27, at 8:00 violinist Mark Peskanov, who is also Bargemusic’s President and its Executive and Artistic Director, cellist Christine Lamprea, and pianist Assaff Weisman will perform works by Brahms. On Saturday evening, February 28 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, March 1 at 4:00 tenor William Hite, accompanied on piano by Gilles Vonsattel, will present something appropriate to the season: Franz Schubert’s (image) song cycle Winterreise. 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 Sunday afternoon at 3:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society begins its celebration of Women’s History Month with a screening of Su Freidrich’s film Gut Renovation, a documentary about the gentrification of Williamsburg. The film will be screened each Sunday in March at the same time. Admission is free with museum admission (free for BHS or Green-Wood Cemetery members). Looking ahead to Monday evening, March 2, from 6:30 to 9:00 BHS will present, as part of its “Movie Mondays” series, short films by Alex Mallis and Keith Miller of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, who will discuss the influence of the 1961 film Chronicle of a Summer on their work. The event is free, but you must reserve tickets here. On Tuesday evening, March 3, at 6:30 former gubernatorial candidate and Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout will read from and discuss her book Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United, an examination of how the U.S. Supreme Court has defined corruption over the years.

Theater 2020’s The Singapore Mikado continues this weekend, with performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, and a Sunday matinee at 3:00, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 19 Sidney Place. Get tickets here.

Don’t forget the Purim Carnival at Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West, on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00.

Addendum: On Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 Nancy Azara, whose site-specific installation of sculpture and mixed media is on display at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets until April 3, will give an artist’s talk and reception at the Church. It’s free, and all are invited.

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