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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, March 27 at 8:00 Bargemusic will present pianist Soyeon Kate Lee (photo) playing works by Scarlatti, Brahms, Scriabin, Janácek, Debussy, and Ravel. On Saturday evening, March 28 at 8:00 and on Sunday afternoon, March 29 at 4:00 Ms. Lee will be joined by Bargemusic’s artistic director Mark Peskanov on violin to perform […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend is your last chance to see the Heights Players’ production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth. Performances are on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday, March 22 matinee at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. You may make reservations here. On Saturday […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Those, like me, who are concerned about the effect the ever-rising real estate market has on the ability of artists and other creative people who have yet to achieve great monetary success to survive in Brooklyn should attend a panel discussion Tuesday evening, starting at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Historical Society. The discussion, “‘The Gentrification […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow evening (Friday, March 13) at 8:00 Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now” concert featuring bass trombonist Dave Taylor (photo) and friends. On Saturday evening at 8:00 the Dorian Wind Quintet will play works by Bach, Perle, and Dvorak. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Alaria Chamber Ensemble will perform works by Haydn, Faure, […]

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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 […]

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Ken Burns at Brooklyn Historical Society March 10

Ken Burns, the Oscar nominated producer and director (Baseball; The Civil War; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History), who is now working on a documentary about Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson, will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday evening, March 10, where he will discuss is work with New York Times arts writer Randy […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, February 20 starting at 7:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host a performance by the Brooklyn Art Song Society of works by the French composer Francis Poulenc (photo) (1899-1963), whose compositions are known for “bright colors, strong, clear rhythms, and gorgeous and novel diatonic harmonies” and who was part of Les Six, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a lot coming up at the Brooklyn Historical Society this weekend and the week following. On Sunday afternoon, February 15, there are two events. The first, starting at 12:30, is an English sword dance festival featuring Half Moon Sword, who have danced on the Promenade annually during June. Admission is free. Then at 3:00 […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players premiere their production of Neil Simon’s Fools. Performances are Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday matinee, February 8 at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play will continue through the succeeding two weekends on the same schedule. You may make […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Sunday afternoon, February 1 at 3:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will begin its celebration of Black History Month with a screening of Brooklyn Boheme: Narrated and written by Fort Greene resident Nelson George [photo], this feature length film celebrates the vibrant African American artistic community that thrived in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill during […]

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