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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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Theater 2020 Presents Free Reading of Shaw’s “Overruled” Saturday

Theater 2020, the Heights’ own professional theater company, will present a free reading of George Bernard Shaw’s one act play Overruled this coming Saturday afternoon, April 12, in the first floor auditorium of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West. The reading will begin at 2:00; doors open at [...]

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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

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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Gettysburg: One Woman’s War at St. Francis College This Wednesday

Saturday was International Women’s Day and, as a fitting follow-up, St. Francis College will present Gettysburg: One Woman’s War, a one woman play starring Michéle LaRue (photo from her performance in Someone Must Wash the Dishes) as a woman resident of Gettysburg during and after the great Civil War battle. According to the Eagle: The [...]

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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

Starting tomorrow (Friday, February 7) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing for a limited two week engagement Gloria, a film by Chile’s Sebastian Lelio, starring Paulina Garcia (in Spanish, with English subtitles). The Cinema will also be showing Nebraska. Today is your last chance to see Inside Llewen Davis at the Cinema (your correspondent [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players premiere their production of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: a Parable this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, and a Sunday matinee at 2:00. There’s more information here. The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing Inside Llewyn Davis (its run ends on Thursday, February 6), and Nebraska, and the [...]

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Theater 2020 to Present Candide

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional theater company, will present a fortieth anniversary revival of the Hal Prince version of Leonard Bernstein’s (photo) musical comedy Candide, based on the novel with the same title by Voltaire. The show will run for four successive weekends: February 14, 15, and 16; 21, 22, and 23; 28, March [...]

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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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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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