Calendar: January 25 – February 2

January 25, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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ART 101: 101 Grand St., Williamsburg. (718) 302-2242 or

“Expanding the Landscape.” Through Feb. 12. An exhibition of figurative drawings and sculpture by Alexandra Limpert and Patrick Whalen.

BAC Gallery: 111 Front St., DUMBO.

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“Chain Reaction.” Extended through Feb. 10. A 250-foot-long, site-specific wall installation in which a seemingly mundane object, a potted plant, initiates a series of chain reactions that travel down the length of the gallery wall.

BRIC Rotunda Gallery: 33 Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 683-5604 or

“The Bricoleurs”: Fourth Annual Artists from the Registry Exhibition. Jan. 26–March 3. Curated by Christian Fuller and Risa Shoup.

BROOKLYN MUSEUM: 200 Eastern Parkway. (718) 638-5000 or

“Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin.” Jan. 27–Aug. 12. This exhibition features 15 iconic works by 19th-century French master Auguste Rodin, selected from the museum’s collection by British artist Rachel Kneebone and shown alongside eight of her own large-scale porcelain sculptures.

“Raw/Cooked”: Shura Chernozatonskaya. Jan. 27–April 8. The third exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series features the work of Red Hook-based artist Shura Chernozatonskaya. For her Brooklyn Museum presentation, she has created two site-specific painting installations. The first consists of 33 canvases combined to create one large-scale work, displayed in the Museum’s Rubin Lobby. Each canvas features a composition of circles, evoking traffic lights, dominoes and the rhythms of Latin music. The second installation draws inspiration from the nearby European paintings collection.

“Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919.” Through Aug. 19. An exploration of the early journalistic career of Barnes (1892–1982), an American writer and women’s rights advocate.

“Question Bridge: Black Male.” Through June 3. An innovative video installation created by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Chris Johnson in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair will feature dialogue among 150 Black men recruited from 11 American cities and towns.

“Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.” Through Feb. 12. This exhibition, organized by the National Portrait Gallery, explores how gender and sexual identity have shaped the creation of American portraiture.

“Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties.” Through Jan. 29. This exhibition brings together for the first time the work of 68 painters, sculptors and photographers who explored a new mode of modern realism in the years bounded by the aftermath of the Great War and the onset of the Great Depression.

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. (718) 230-2198 or

Bob Rothstein: “The Other Bushwick.” Through Feb. 18.

Isabel Hill: “Building Stories.” Through Feb. 18.

Leslie Sutcliffe: “Reading Images.” Through Feb. 18.

Giuseppe Luciani: “Brooklyn Views.” Through Feb. 18.

“(Un)Still Life.” Through Jan. 31.

Causey Contemporary: 92 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg. (718) 218-8939 or

“Volumes.” Jan. 27–Feb. 26. Group show featuring limited edition photographs, etchings, lithographs and screen prints.

FIVEMYLES: 558 St. John’s Place, Prospect Heights. (718) 783-4438 or

“Ballons and Barbed Wire.” Feb. 11–May 10. Sculpture by Musa Hixson.

Fort Useless: 36 Ditmars St., Bushwick.

“120dB.” Jan. 27–March 24. A group exhibit showcasing the work of thirteen female concert photographers prominently featured in Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Prefix, Impose, Village Voice, NPR, House List and many other sites and publications.

Gallery 364: 364 72nd St., Bay Ridge. (917) 767-3848 or

“Eclectic.” Jan. 26–Feb. 9. The gallery invited artists to submit entries based on the word “eclectic.”

MoCADA: 80 Hanson Place, Fort Greene. (718) 230-0492 or

“Feed Your Head: The African Origins of the Scientific Aesthetic.” Through Feb. 25. “Feed Your Head” joins together two visual artists with a physicist and ethno-mathematician to explore the aesthetic convergence of science and art.

NURTUREART GALLERY: 56 Bogart St., Bushwick. (718) 569-2086 or

Svetlana Mircheva: “Possible Exhibitions.” Through Feb. 10. A solo exhibition by Bulgarian artist Svetlana Mircheva. In her new body of work, Mircheva presents an infinity of possible scenarios, suspended between past, present and future.Tamara Gayer’s ‘The Final Contraction’ is one of the works on display at Smack Mellon Gallery in DUMBO. Gayer creates work that mutates from drawing to installation to video. See listing under Art.

Park Slope Gallery: (718) 768-4883 or

Leon Bibel: Master WPA Printer/’60s Modernist & Beyond. Through Jan. 31. A selection of prints, drawings, watercolors and paintings as an analog to a current one-person show in Philadelphia. By appointment. (Call or email [email protected].)

POWERHOUSE ARENA: 37 Main St., DUMBO. (718) 666-3049 or

New York photo Festival: “Feast your Eyes.” Through Jan. 27. Artists selected for this exhibition were challenged to send in their best photos of food, from raw to cooked, preparation to presentation, and everything in between.

Sculptors Guild Gallery: 55 Washington St., DUMBO. (718) 422-0555 or

Martha Walker: “From Demons to Daybreak.” Through Feb. 25. Walker is a local artist living in Park Slope who creates metal sculptures from dripped molten steel.

SMACK MELLON: 92 Plymouth St., DUMBO. (718) 834-8761 or

Tamara Gayer: “The Final Contraction,” Stephen Sollins: “Piecework,” and Heeseop Yoon: “Still Life #11.” Through March 4. Three solo exhibitions featuring new work and site specific projects by Brooklyn-based artists.

TABLA RASA GALLERY: 224 48th St., Sunset Park. (718) 833-9100 or

For upcoming exhibitions, check the gallery’s web site.

Windsor Terrace Library: 160 East Fifth St., Windsor Terrace. (718) 686-9707 or

“Botanical Inspirations.” Through Feb. 7. Botanic art quilt show featuring 22 20”x20” quilts offering a wide array of interpretations and color.


KUMBLE THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Flatbush Avenue, between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street, Downtown Brooklyn. (718) 488-1624 or

“The Happenings at Sogmush River or How to Become Chic and Mysterious All At Once.” Feb. 3–5. This dance theater musical mystery inspired by the works of Edward Gorey takes the audience to the Grand Motel where a has-been silent movie star wants to be killed to finally become famous.

Mark Morris Dance Center: 3 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 624-8400 or

651 Arts: “Six Questions in Five Minutes for One Artist.” Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.

Two friends, choreographer/artistic director Nicholas Leichter and playwright/actress Eisa Davis come together and invite the audience to join in on their conversation. Leichter and Davis will discuss the use of movement and music to interpret ever-changing cultural narratives. Leichter will perform excerpts from his recent works. Part of the “Live & Outspoken” series. For more information, visit


Bay Ridge Jewish Center: 405 81st St., Bay Ridge. (718) 836-3103 or

TOT SHABBAT PROGRAM. Feb. 10 and 24, at 5 p.m. This lively introduction to Shabbat is for families with children ages 4 and younger. uses a multi-sensory approach. Classes are filled with fun, engaging songs and stories, with rhythm instruments and dancing. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

FAMILY SHABBAT POTLUCK DINNER. Feb. 3, from 6–6:45 p.m. Songs and stories for children and adults. Bring a dairy dish for 10 people.

BROOKLYN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road, Midwood. (718) 951-4500 or

Hot Peas ‘N Butter. Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. This children’s musical group combines an interactive, invigorating approach to performance with multicultural music, blending jazz, R&B, folk, rock and Afro-Caribbean tunes that will have the kids dancing in the aisles.Hot Peas ‘N Butter combines an interactive, invigorating approach to performance with multicultural music, blending jazz, R&B, folk, rock and Afro-Caribbean tunes that will have kids dancing in the aisles. They are set to perform at the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts at Brooklyn College on Jan. 29. See listing under Family/Kids.	Photo courtesy Hot Peas ‘N Butter.

P.S. 3: The Bedford Village School, 50 Jefferson Ave., Clinton Hill.

“The African Drum.” Jan. 26–March 8. The Shadow Box Theater presents this celebration of multicultural sharing for African-American History Month. Kids listen to the African Drum as it reveals “How the Turtle Got its Shell” and two more African folk tales — woven into the shadow puppet adventures of the little girl Kijana and her animal friends. For reservations or more information, call (212) 724-0677 or visit

The Old Stone House: 336 Third St., Park Slope. (718) 768-3195 or

Hugh Crawford: “Sections.” Through March 18. An exhibition of new photographic works.


BAMCINÉMATEK: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or

Sundance Film Festival USA: “Robot and Frank.” Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Expanding the beloved Park City fest beyond its snow-capped Utah borders, Sundance Film Festival USA travels to nine other American cities, with filmmakers participating in Q&As all on one night. This year’s edition features this offbeat buddy movie set in the near future about a curmudgeonly dad and ex-jewel thief (Langella) whose grown kids install a robot as his caretaker.

Brooklyn Close-Up: “Goodfellas.” Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s epic Academy Award-winning adaptation of the Nicholas Pileggi novel Wise Guys, about three decades in the life of the Lucchese crime family.

Brooklyn Historical Society: 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 222-4111 or

Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations: Vin Diesel’s “Multi-Facial.” Feb.1, at 7 p.m. Vin Diesel stars in this autobiographical short film about his experiences auditioning in New York, when he found himself not being Black enough or Italian enough for the roles for which he auditioned. Discussion will follow. RSVP required: [email protected].

BROOKLYN MUSEUM: 200 Eastern Parkway. (718) 638-5000 or www.brooklyn

Film Screening: “Metropolis.” Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. A restored version of the cinematic masterpiece “Metropolis” (Fritz Lang, 1927, 147 min.), depicting a dystopian future where the dehumanized working class slaves under the control of a wealthy elite. Space is limited, and advance ticket purchase for general admission and a reserved seat at the screening is recommended via

INVISIBLE DOG STUDIOS: 51 Bergen St., Boerum Hill.

“Boccaccio ’70.” Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. This 1962 film is an anthology of four episodes, directed by Mario Monicelli, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Vittorio de Sica. Each is about a different aspect of morality and love.



Special Operations Warriors Foundation Benefit: Jan. 29, from 1 p.m.–12 midnight. At the Pour House of Bay Ridge, 7901 Third Ave. There will be live music, a DJ, a raffle, drink specials and Tee-shirt givewaways. For more information, visit!/Q_Bay_Ridge/status/156469718151213056/photo/1.



Brooklyn Historical Society: 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 222-4111 or

“Context/Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts 1967 to Present.” Through April 29.

“Inventing Brooklyn: People, Places, Progress.” Through June 3. From Native American roots and Dutch colonial influences to icons such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Dodgers, this exhibition examines how various people, places and historical events have shaped the development of the borough.

 Literary Events

POWERHOUSE ARENA: 37 Main St., DUMBO. (718) 666-3049 or

Adam Johnson: The Orphan Master’s Son. Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. Johnson will read from and discuss his novel, one of the season’s hottest. The book tells the story of a professional kidnapper in North Korea.


BARGEMUSIC: Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn. (718) 624-2083 or

Masterworks Series: Bach, Paganini, Bloch and Schubert. Jan. 27 and 28, at 8 p.m. With Mark Peskanov, violin, and Doris Stevenson, piano.

Masterworks Series: Mendelssohn, Grieg and Dvorák. Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. With Salomé Chamber Orchestra.

Masterworks Series: Schubert, Mozart, Barber, Ravel and Dvorak. Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. With Rita Sloan and Jonathan Feldman, piano.


Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale: Spiritual Masterpieces of the Baroque. Jan. 27 at 8 p.m., and Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. A program with orchestra, instrumental ensemble, and soloists. On the program are works by Vivaldi, Bach and Prucell. Performances will take place at the following times and locations:

Friday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m.: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place, Park Slope.

Sunday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m.: Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity, corner of Montague  and Clinton streets, Brooklyn Heights.

BROOKLYN MUSEUM: 200 Eastern Parkway. (718) 638-5000 or

Music Off the Walls: The Brooklyn Philharmonic presents “Brooklyn Bridge with Deborah Buck.” Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. A program of music written during the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, including works by Brahms, Bernstein, and Tchaikovsky. For tickets and more information visit or call (718) 488-5913.

ISSUE PROJECT ROOM: 110 Livingston St., Downtown Brooklyn. (718) 330-0313 or

Gaudeamus Muziekweek New York: Composer portrait of Yannis Kyriakides by Ensemble MAE + International Contemporary Ensemble. Jan. 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m.

Sweet Adelines Women’s Chorus Open rehearsals: Jan. 30. Rehearsal will be held in the Dyker Heights area. Call for exact time and location. Openings in all voice parts. For more information, call Elizabeth at (917) 656-6782 or Lucille at (718) 833-3399.


BAM HARVEY THEATER: 651 Fulton St., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or

“Richard III.” Through March 4. Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey is Shakespeare’s outrageous villain Richard III, who intends to sieze the crown from his brother. Navigating an imposing assemblage of some of Shakespeare’s greatest female characters, Richard lusts for power, assuring his own bloody rise and fall.Sam Mendes directs the transatlantic cast in the final production of The Bridge Project, a three-year partnership uniting BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS PLAYERS: 26 Willow Place, Brooklyn Heights. (718) 237-2752 or

“The Foreigner.” Feb. 3–19. Written by Larry Shue; directed by Noel MacDuffie.

EAST MIDWOOD JEWISH CENTER: 1625 Ocean Ave., Midwood. (718) 338-3800.

“In the Voice of Our Mothers.” Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Playwright and director Carol Fox Prescott tells the intimate, powerful stories of the biblical matriarchs through ancient texts reimagined from the point of view of the women. For more information, visit

GALLERY PLAYERS: 199 14th St., Park Slope. (718) 595-0547 or

“A Man of No Importance.” Jan. 28–Feb. 19. Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Terrence McNally.

Irondale Brooklyn: 85 South Oxford St., Fort Greene. (718) 488-9233 or

“An Arab in My Mirror.” Feb. 1–11. Irondale and Scenes presents the American premier of this play, written by Riad Cahmi and Philippe Vincent, and directed by Philippe Vincent. The story paints an intimate picture of the many different aspects of terrorism and the relationships formed between historic events such as the Algerian war and the Egyptian revolution through the eyes of the many everyday voices that contribute to the common quest for answers and understanding.


“It’s Always Right Now, Until It’s

Later.” Through Jan. 29. Daniel Kitson’s one man show about the past, the future and those of us who are trapped in the tiny

eternal moment between the two (that is,

all of us).


Bay Ridge Jewish Center: 405 81st St., Bay Ridge. (718) 836-3103 or

Yoga with Patti. Mondays at 6:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Nine sessions $110, drop-ins $15.

Senior Tai Chi. Thursdays at 10 a.m. Cost $10/75 minutes of gentle rhythmic exercise done with or without chairs. Reservations recommended.

Tai Chi Quan Forms. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

— Compiled by Rose Desilets

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