Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic starts the weekend early with a concert this evening (Thursday, December 17) at 8:00 featuring pianist Assaff Weisman playing works by Schumann, Liszt, and Schubert. On Friday evening, December 18, at 8:00 there’s a concert with Latin flavor; works by De Falla, Piazzolla, Fernando Otero, Villa-Lobos, Granados, and Gnattali will be performed by Jason Vieaux on guitar and Inbal Segev on cello. On Saturday evening, December 19, at 8:00 pianist Olga Vinokur will play works by Beethoven, Chopin, Medtner, and Rachmaninoff/Kreisler. On Sunday afternoon, December 20, at 4:00 works by Schumann, Webern, Brahms, Cassado, Beethoven, and Kreisler will be performed by Julian Schwarz on cello and Marika Bournaki (photo), “The Celine Dion of classical” (HuffPo) on piano. 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.

This is the last weekend to see the Heights Players production of Neil Simon’s Rumors, with performances at the playhouse, 26 Willow Pace, on Friday evening, December 18 and Saturday evening, 9December 12 at 8:00, and on Sunday afternoon, December 20, at 2:00. There’s more information here and you can reserve tickets here. The Players are also presenting, as a Theater for Children event in conjunction with Macy’s, Yes Virginia, The Musical, adapted from Chris Plehal’s animated special and storybook by Wesley Whatley (music) and William Schermerhorn (book and lyrics). There’s more information here. Performances are Saturday, December 19 at noon and at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $6; make reservations by e-mailing

Don’t forget “Breakfast with Santa” at First Presbyterian on Saturday and the Bach “Christmas Oratorio” by Grace Chorale of Brooklyn at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity on Sunday.

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.

Marika Bournaki photo: Archives La Presse.

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