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Another Last Minute Suggestion: Grace Chorale’s “We Will Rise” at St. Ann’s Church Sunday Afternoon

This Sunday, March 26, starting at 3:00 PM, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague Street, the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will present “We Will Rise — Music of Resilience Justice and Hope.” The concert features choral music by Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847); and by contemporary composers Margaret Bonds, with words by former […]

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A Last Minute Suggestion for Parents: Kids’ Craft Workshop at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Sunday

This Sunday, March 26, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 137 Montague Street, will host a craft workshop for children with caregivers, best suited for those age five and up. They will learn “basic sewing techniques” to make finger puppets (photo courtesy of the Exchange). No reservations are necessary. There’s a […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Beannachtaí Lá Fhéile Pádraig (Blessings of St. Patrick’s Day). You can be sure of a lively time this evening at The Custom House, 139 Montague Stret (between Clinton and Henry) or at O’Keefe’s Bar & Grill, 62 Court Stret (between Joralemon and Livingston). If you missed Theater 2020’s free reading of David Fuller’s The B’ard […]

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Shakespeare on Death Row? Theater 2020 Presents Free Reading of David Fuller’s “The B’ard” Wednesday Evening

Perhaps some contemporary politicians would like to put him, or at least his works, there, as they contain some very direct references to sex; even interracial sex (see The Merchant of Venice I.i.88 ff.). Brooklyn Heights resident David Fuller, co-artistic director (along with his wife, Judith Jarosz) of Theater 2020, whose production of Stephen Sondheim’s […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Presents “Through the Labyrinth” at First Unitarian Saturday Afternoon

The Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to Brooklyn Heights this coming Saturday afternoon, March 11 with “Through the Labyrinth.” The Repast core ensemble and guest violinists present music from the High Baroque with the theme of a labyrinth, or a journey. This thrilling program includes famous “Labyrinth” works by Locatelli (for violin) and Marais (for viola […]

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Holst’s “The Planets” and Shostakovich at St.Ann’s Church Saturday Evening

This Saturday evening, March 4 the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra will perform selections from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” an orchestral suite in seven movements, devoted in order to Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune (we’re not sure which will be selected; Mars, Venus, and Jupiter are likely safe bets), along with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Free Comedy Reading Wednesday Evening

If “Jane Austen” (portrait by her sister Cassandra) and “comedy” seem an odd combination, come to the Mark O’Donnell Theater, 160 Schermerhorn Street (between Smith and Hoyt streets; near the A, C, and G Hoyt-Schermerhorn station) this Wednesday evening, March 1, starting at 7:00, for a free reading, no reservations required, of “Lady Susan or […]

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Last Minute Suggestion: the SOB at St. Ann’s Church Saturday Evening

The String Orchestra of Brooklyn which, as I like to point out, delights in its acronym, will be at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, this Saturday, February 11, starting at 8:00 PM. Under the direction of Maestro Eli Spindel, they will perform works by modern and contemporary composers, including […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Celebrates Black History Month

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 137 Montague Street, is celebrating Black History Month by featuring the works of Black artisans that are available at the Exchange. Among these are the brightly screen printed zippered pouches made by Alicia Noelle Jones (photo), owner of ANoelleJay. Alicia’s art is largely inspired by her kayaking experiences with Brooklyn and […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George”

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional stage company, will present Sunday in the Park with George, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (photo) and book by James Lapine, at the Mark O’Donnell Theater, 160 Schermerhorn Street, between Smith and Hoyt streets. Performances begin on Thursday evening, February 16 and run Thursday through […]

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