On Wednesday evening, October 5, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present CCNY sociology professor William Helmreich (photo; CCNY), who has walked all 816 miles of streets in Brooklyn and is author of The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide. He will discuss what he found with NY1’s morning anchor and resident Canadian Pat Kiernan in “Block by Block: Exploring Brooklyn”. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members; more information and purchase tickets here.
On Friday evening, October 7, at 7:30, the Brooklyn Art Song Society will present “Wien I: Fin de Siècle”, a concert “featur[ing] the work of composers who epitomize the opulence and decadence of late German Romanticism.” Among the singers will be soprano Tami Petty and bass-baritone Tobias Greenhalgh. Show up early for a lecture by NYU history professor Larry Wolff on “Politics and Art in Fin Du Siecle Vienna.” Tickets are $25, or $15 for BHS members; more information and purchase tickets here.