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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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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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Brooklyn Heights’ Own Theater 2020 Presents “Singapore Mikado” Starting Next Weeekend

Theater 2020, the Heights’ own professional stage company, will present The Singapore Mikado, an adaptation by Charles Berigan and Heights resident (and Theater 2020 Artistic Director) David Fuller “with a twist” of Gilbert’s and Sullivan’s perhaps most beloved operetta, The Mikado. It’s December, 1941, just days after Pearl Harbor, and the parish entertainment at a […]

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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

Plymouth Church’s Underground Thrift Store will be having a winter clothing sale starting this Sunday, January 25. From the Church: Join us at the Underground Thrift on Sunday, January 25 for a special “bin sale” on kids’ winter clothes. Items are $1, $2 and $5 in the Plymouth Gym. And, upstairs in the Thrift Store, […]

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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 16, at 7:00, the Weilerstein Duo (photo) will perform works by Elgar, Ravel, Dvorak, and Enescu. On Saturday evening, January 17 at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon, January 18 at 4:00 violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Nicholas Tzavaras, and pianist Olga Vinokur will perform […]

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John Bourne, Founding Member of Heights Players, 1924-2015

John Bourne, a founding member of Heights Players, died on Friday, January 9. Last November his 90th birthday was celebrated at a Players’ performance of The Boys from Syracuse. From the Heights Players: John Bourne was one of the founding members of the Heights Players, Brooklyn’s oldest self-sustaining community theater organization. In 1956, a small […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players premiere their production of Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of the classic 1960s movie and novel The Graduate. Performances are Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday matinee, January 11 at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play will continue through the […]

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Had Enough Christmas? Theater 2020 Says “No”; Offers Jane Austen as Temptation

This is a tough sell. With the Christmas season, and New Year’s, just behind, even the most Tiny Timmish of us might be ready to say, “Bah, humbug!” Nevertheless Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will boldly go against conventional wisdom and present a reading of Innocent Diversions, a Christmas Entertainment with Jane […]

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