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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts this holiday weekend. This evening (Friday, April 18) at 7:00 pianist Gilles Vonsattel will play works by Beethoven, Benjamin Shadow, Messiaen, Liszt, Holliger, Janacek, and Rzewski. On Saturday evening at 7:00 the concert will feature works by works by Bach, Schumann, Schubert, Kreisler, and Sarasate, perfromed by Mark [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s spring, really spring, so you may feel like getting outside and doing a little gardening. The Poplar Street Community Garden is having their first Workday of the season this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden is located at Poplar and Hicks streets. Bring your own pruning shears, or use theirs. [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Smorgasburg is back this Sunday, April 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pier 5 uplands, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will continue each Sunday through November 2. This (Friday, March 4) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic has an interesting “Bargemix” concert featuring works by Hindemith, Yoed Nir, Jimi Hendrix, and Rachmaninov, performed by [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players will open their three weekend production of Yentl, by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, a play about “the divine androgeny of the soul,” this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Make reservations here. Looking ahead, the Players will resume their Theater for [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will open Le Week-End, directed by Roger Michell and starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, and Jeff Goldblum. The Cinema will also be showing The Great Beauty, winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Looking ahead to Wednesday, March 26 the Cinema will host its monthly Stand-Up Comedy [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This (Friday, March 14) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now” concert of piano works by composer David Del Tredici {photo}, whom Aareon Copland called “a creator with a truly original gift,” performed by Mr. Del Tredici and by Marc Peloquin. On Saturday evening at 7:00 there will be a “Masterworks” [...]

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Free Recital Wednesday, March 19 by Classical Pianist Rowena Mariano

The classical pianist Rowena Mariano (photo) will give a free preview of some of the music she will play in May at the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall at the St. Francis College Founders Hall, 182 Remsen Street, on Wednesday, March 19 starting at 11:45 a.m. She will play Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in F [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema is showing two new films starting this weekend: The Great Beauty, by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Toni Servillo, winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Film; and ten time Oscar nominated American Hustle. More information and showtimes are here. Don’t forget the Cinema’s campaign to raise funds to buy digital [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players are premiering their new production of Douglas Carter Beane’s As Bees in Honey Drown, described by The New York Times as “a delicious soufflé of satire.” Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Make reservations here. The Brooklyn Heights Cinema, which is trying to [...]

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Theater 2020′s Candide Dazzles

Theater 2020′s production of Candide (Photo by LAB Photography of cast members Ryan Farnsworth as Candide, Lorinne Lampert as the Old Lady, and Ellie Bensinger as Cunegonde; a video follows the jump) continues its run at St. Charles Borromeo Church this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 28 to March 2, and the following weekend, March [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic returns from a mid-winter break this weekend, with a full schedule of “Masterworks” concerts: one on Friday evening, February 21 at 7:00 featuring works by Joseph Joachim, György Ligeti, Toru Takemitsu, and Ernest Bloch performed by Nicholas Cords on viola and Jeewon Park on piano; another on Saturday evening, February 22 at 7:00 featuring [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This is a big weekend for live theater in Brooklyn Heights. Theater 2020′s Candide opens Friday–Valentine’s Day–evening at St. Charles Borromeo Church. There will also be performances on Saturday and Sunday, and on the following three weekends. Follow the link above for details. This weekend is your last chance to see the Heights Players’ production [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Update: The snow sculpture contest at Brooklyn Bridge Park, PIer 5, will not be held tomorrow. We’ll update you on when it will be held. Saturday afternoon, starting at 3:00, the Park will have the first in its series of “Winter Talks.” This one, on “Living Aquatic Infrastructures,” will be given by Dr. Ido Sella, [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts this weekend. On Friday evening, January 17, starting at 7:00 there will be a “Here and Now” concert featuring works by Eric Ewazen, Manuel de Falla, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington (photo), Thelonious Monk, Lianna Gekker, and Wayne Shorter. On Saturday evening at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon at 4:00 [...]

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The Impressions Rock Plymouth

The Impressions’ gospel-rooted rhythm ‘n’ blues, prominent on the pop charts during the struggle to end Jim Crow’s dominion, has been called the soundtrack of the civil rights movement. They have a rich history. Founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1958–Sam Gooden, at left in the photo above, was a founding member–they later moved to Chicago [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Starting this Friday (January 10) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen brothers’ take on the 1960s folk music scene; something dear to your correspondent’s heart. The Cinema will continue showing Nebraska, and the Sunday kids’ movie, starting at noon, will be Madagascar. Today (Thursday, January 9) is your last [...]

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