Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players premiere their production of Neil Simon’s Rumors this weekend, with performances at the playhouse, 26 Willow Pace, on Friday evening, December 4 and Saturday evening, December 5 at 8:00, and on Sunday afternoon, December 6, at 2:00. There’s more information here and you can reserve tickets here.

Grace Church School will have its annual book and toy fair on Friday, December 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bargemusic starts its weekend early with a concert tomorrow (Thursday, December 3) at 8:00, featuring the pianists Alexander Peskanov and Rafal lewandowski playing works by Schubert, Alicia Jonas, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, and Peskanov. Friday evening’s (December 4) concert presents a tribute to Pulitzer Prize winning composers David Del Tredici and Charles Wuorinen performed on piano by Jeffrey Swann, winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition. On Saturday evening, December 5 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, December 6 at 4:00, Mark Peskanov on violin, Andrew Gonzalez on viola, and Coleman Itzkoff on cello will perform works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Mozart. 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. There’s more information and buy tickets for the evening and Sunday concerts here.

On Sunday, December 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange will present a children’s holiday craft workshop at which your child may make a decoupage ornament. More details here.

Don’t forget Theater 2020’s “Comfort and Joy” holiday concert and reception on Sunday starting at 3:00, at the First Unitarian Church.

Addendum: tonight (Saturday, December 5) and tomorrow night (Sunday, December 6) at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn will present the American premiere of Lermontov’s 1835 play Masquerade, with incidental music by Khachaturian, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Janacek, and others. Admission is just $15, or $10 for students and seniors. More info and buy tickets here.

If you know of any other events in or near Brooklyn Heights this weekend that should be mentioned, please let us know in a comment.

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