Calendar: February 1 – February 8

February 1, 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.

“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. Through March 3. Curated by Christian Fuller and Risa Shoup.

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

“Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin.” Through 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. Through 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. 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.

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.

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

“Volumes.” Through 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.” Through 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.” Through Feb. 9. The gallery invited artists to submit entries based on the word “eclectic.”

KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE: 353 Van Brunt St., Red Hook. (718) 875-2098 or

The Influential Female: Drawings Inspired by Women in History. Feb. 3–March 25. The artists in this exhibition draw their inspiration from historic or specific female subjects to create fresh and challenging gender-related artwork.

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.

NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS’ BOOTSTRAP ARTS FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT GALA: Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. 20 Jay St., Suite 740, Downtown Brooklyn. The opening night gala and reception features 18 visual artists and sample works/montages by numerous Boot Camp graduates. The Bootstrap Arts Festival has emerged out of NYFA’s ongoing Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, a program for arts professionals in all fields looking to focus on the business side of their creative practice. The accompanying exhibition at NYFA runs through May. For more information, visit event/2855517931/eorg.

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.

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.

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

Show and Tell: Artists Talk and Answer Questions. Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. Painter Shawn Dulaney and photographer Hugh Crawford will answer questions about their work and their creative process. At an informal gathering with wine and light refreshments, the artists will explore the themes that inspire their work and their reasons for making it.

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.

 Cultural Events

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

Target First Saturday: Black Males Defying Stereotypes. Feb. 4, from 5–11 p.m. Inspired by the special exhibition “Question Bridge: Black Males,” February’s Target First Saturday celebrates artists and performers whose work redefines black male identity in America. Highlights include a metal, punk and hip-hop performance by Game Rebellion; a hands-on art class inspired by the work of Kehinde Wiley; a performance by Haitian-American violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain; and a dance party hosted by DJ Stormin’ Norman that showcases music made by African-American men.


Kingsborough Community College: 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Sheepshead Bay. (718) 368-5596 or

Rioult’s “Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions.” Feb. 4, at 3 p.m. The dance company Rioult performs with Brooklyn elementary and middle school dancers selected by audition in “Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions,” about a young boy’s forbidden desire to dance, the gift of imagination, and the transforming power of love.

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.


BAM ROSE CINEMAS: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or

14th Annual BAMkids Film Festival. Feb. 4 and 5. This year’s lineup showcases a total of 73 films from 26 countries — most in their New York or U.S. premieres and some in world-premiere screenings. Highlights of the 2012 festival include “Let’s Play!,” an energetic and whimsical shorts program where Sandpixies mingle with Swedish meatballs, the feature film “The Star Talers” based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, a boisterous performance by jazz-world music ensemble Oran Etkin’s “Timbalooloo,” and lively animated features and shorts, enriching the cinematic offerings for early childhood.

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange: 421 Fifth Ave., Park Slope. (718) 832-0018 or

Suzi Shelton. Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. Brooklyn’s own Shelton will perform an intimate musical performance singing her new hit song “Tomboy In A Princess Dress,” as well as her popular hits including “Goin’ On A Road Trip,” with special guest Albert Elias, and some very special children performers.

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, 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.

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

“The African Drum.” Through 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

Valentine’s Day Dinner and a Movie: “The Shop Around the Corner.” Feb. 14, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Ernst Lubitsch’s nonpareil romantic comedy stars James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. The special package includes a three-course dinner in BAMcafé.


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.

 Lectures/DiscussionsActor/director Delroy Lindo will interview award-winning playwright/director/actress Regina Taylor (pictured) at 651 Arts’ Live & Outspoken Series on Feb. 2, at Mark Morris Dance Center. See listing under Lectures/Discussions. Photo about by Gregory Costanzo

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

651 Arts’ Live & Outspoken Series: Regina Taylor. Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. Award-winning playwright/director/actress Regina Taylor is interviewed by critically acclaimed actor/director Delroy Lindo about the artistic process and traversing the terrain between the big screen, small screen and the stage. Taylor will read excerpts from her latest works. For more information, call (718) 636-4181 x2229 or visit

 Literary Events

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

Milton Glaser: In Search of the Miraculous. Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. Glaser will discuss and sign his new book.


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

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

Masterworks Series: Mozart, Sibelius, Smetana, Copland, and Rachmaninoff. Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. and Feb. 5, at 3 p.m. With Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Singer.

Here and Now Series: Benjamin Britten, John Corigliano, Michael Brown and Gyorgi Ligeti. Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. With Nicholas Canellakis, cello.

Masterworks Series: Mozart, Ravel and Brahms. Feb. 11, at 8 p.m.With Karina Canellakis, violin; Nichollas Canellakis, cello; and Orion Weiss, piano.

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

Concerning the Entrance into Eternity. Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. Record release party for a new collaboration between Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem and American filmmaker and guitarist Jim Jarmusch.


BAM Howard Gilman Opera House: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or

“La Traviata.” Feb. 12–18. New York City Opera comes to BAM with Verdi’s masterpiece in a new production by acclaimed director Jonathan Miller. Miller’s take on this tragic tale of love and life — both lost and found — focuses on the psychological drama between the characters, powerfully conveyed with stark realism by an outstanding cast.


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 seize 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.

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

“A Man of No Importance.” Through 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.” Through Feb. 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.

REGINA OPERA: Regina Hall, 1210 65th St. Borough Park. (718) 259-2772 or

“Salute to Broadway” Concert. Feb. 5, at 3 p.m. A two-hour concert of Broadway and popular tunes featuring company soloists.


Brooklyn Navy Yard Tours: Feb. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26, at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Urban Oyster offers two Navy Yard Tour options: a two-hour comprehensive tour for $30 and a one-hour highlights tour for $18. These tours explore the Navy Yard’s transition from one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to a national leader in sustainable urban industrial parks. Tours will begin and end at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. For more information, call (347) 618.8687 or visit


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.Animation Nations’ is one of the shorts programs screening as part of the 14th Annual BAMkids Film Festival. In the Mexican short ‘Monarch’ (above), a young boy follows the beautiful monarch butterflies and their mysterious guardian as they migrate across Mexico. See listing under Family/Kids.

— Compiled by Rose Desilets

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