Calendar: March 14 –March 21

March 14, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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ART 101: 101 Grand St., Williamsburg. (718) 302-2242 or

Nicola Ginzel & Chester Nielsen. Through March 18. This show features artists whose process is both visible and coherent.

BAC GALLERY: 111 Front St., DUMBO.

“Funny Ha Ha.” Through July 27. This group show will explore different approaches to using humor in art. Artists include: Ernest Concepcion, Katy Higgins, Beth Krebs and Iviva Olenick. Curated by Courtney J. Wendroff, BAC’s Visual Arts Director.

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

“From Caruso to Cunningham.” Through August. A special archival exhibition delving into BAM’s rich history, a century and a half in the making. Original documents, archival video, photographs and more illuminate the moments, memories and cultural happenings that have transpired both on and off its stages. Curator David Harper and archivist Sharon Lehner co-curate this free exhibition, open to the public in the lobby of the BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building.

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

“Mystics: A Blessed Rage for Order.” March 22–April 28. Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemporary Art.

Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Exhibition. March 22–April 28. Curated by Emily Zimmerman.

BROOKLYN COLLEGE ART GALLERY (BCAG): 2705 Campus Road, sixth floor, Midwood. (718) 951-5181.

African Diaspora in Brooklyn 2012. Through June 1. Group show of MFA students’ work.

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

Keith Haring: 1978–1982. March 16–July 8. This is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the 20th century.

“Playing House.” Through Aug. 26. “Playing House” is the first in a series of installations that aim to engage visitors with the Brooklyn Museum’s period rooms. Artists Betty Woodman, Anne Chu, Ann Agee and Mary Lucier have been invited to place site-specific artwork in eight of the museum’s historic rooms, which have been interpreted by curators over the years to illustrate how Americans of various times, economic levels, and locations lived. The artists were asked to consider these factors when developing their ideas.

“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.

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

“Released with Conviction” by the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO). Through April 28. This multimedia project follows nine former inmates after their release from incarceration. Photography by Jeyhoun Allebaugh, Michael Scott Berman and Bryan Tarnowski.

“Botanical Inspirations” by the Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn. Through April 28.

“Crossing Continents: A Journey through Asia and Africa in Quilts” by Susan Sato & Myrah Brown Green. Through April 28.

“Hans My Hedgehog” and Other Illustrated Tales by John Nickle. Through April 28.

CAUSEY CONTEMPORARY: 92 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg. (718) 218-8939 or

Kathy Goodell: “Mesmer Eyes.” Through April 16. Goodell works in sculptural objects, installation and drawing.

DIANA H. JONES SENIOR CENTER: 9 Noll St., Bushwick. (718) 782-3601.

“Pioneers of Bushwick: We Call It Home.” Through April 27. An exhibit featuring photographic portraits of longtime Bushwick residents by Daryl-Ann Saunders, presented by the Bushwick Senior Citizens Council.

DUMBO ARTS CENTER: 30 Washington St., DUMBO. (718) 694-0831 or

“New Pyramids for the Capitalist System.” Through April 8. This exhibition by Robby Herbst explores acrobatics, class, bodies and interpersonal dynamics through a series of large-scale drawings, installations, and a performance of human pyramids completed at Occupy L.A.

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

“Ballons and Barbed Wire.” Through May 10. Sculpture by Musa Hixson.

FORT USELESS: 36 Ditmars St., Bushwick.

“120dB.” Through March 24. A group exhibit showcasing the work of 13 female concert photographers prominently featured in Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Prefix, Impose, Village Voice, NPR, House List, and many other sites and publications.

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

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

MICRO MUSEUM: 123 Smith St., Boerum Hill. (718) 797-3116 or

“Lovey + Dovey = Forever.” Through Sept. 14. As a tribute to Valentine’s Day, Micro Museum’s founding artists Kathleen and William Laziza are adding new works of art to their cumulative art exhibit “Above and Beyond” (2010–2013).

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

“The Box That Rocks: 30 Years of Video Music Box and the Rise of Hip Hop Music & Culture.” Through May 28. In 1983, Ralph McDaniels launched “Video Music Box,” a groundbreaking television program that ushered in the popularity and innovation of music videos. This exhibition of contemporary art celebrates the global influence of “Video Music Box,” and the show’s historic contribution to urban music and culture.

MOMENTA ART: 56 Bogart Street, Bushwick. (718) 218-8058 or

Michelle Handelman: “Rehearsal for a Vamp (work-in-progress).” Through March 18. An installation of Handelman’s latest video project, “Irma Vep, the last breath,” a multiscreen project based on Musidora, the French silent film actress who played the character Irma Vep in the film “Les Vampires” (1915).

MURIEL GUEPIN GALLERY: 47 Bergen St., Boerum Hill. (718) 858-4535 or

“Cut and Paste.” Through April 15. This new exhibition examines many of the ways in which artists use collages as the dominant element in creating abstract imagery.

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

“Systemic Risk.” Through March 16. Group exhibition curated by Jonathan Durham. In financial terms, systemic risk refers to a domino effect of cascading failures, leading to the total, irreversible collapse of an entire system or market. The artists in this exhibition work to point to phenomenological behavior, inequality, misperception, and in some cases, complete lack of understanding.

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

Two Solo Exhibitions: Yoko Inoue and Jeanne Quinn. March 17–April 22. Inoue’s latest multimedia installation, “Mandala Flea Market Mutants: Pop Protocol and the Seven Transformations of Good-luck National Defense Cats,” transforms the front gallery into a maze of vending booths derived from traditional Japanese temple fairs.

Quinn’s site-specific wall installation, “LaceMath,” is based on a piece of 17th century Italian lace.

Open Studios. March 17 and 18. An opportunity for the public to enter the private studios of and meet Smack Mellon’s 2011–2012 fellowship artists and work exchange artist.

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

Works from the Tabla Rasa Collection: To view, call for appointment and scheduled hours.

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.


Rahi Rezvani: “Unseen.” Through March 23. Focusing mainly on portrait photography, Rezvani’s work can best be described as a cross between film, photography and painting.


KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE: 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Sheepshead Bay. (718) 368-5050 or

Stars of the Russian Ballet: “The Sleeping Beauty Act III Pas de Deux.” March 18, at 3 p.m. This outstanding company of dancers has been trained in the rigorous and exacting classical technique of the official ballet academies of the Mariinsky Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, and the Tchaikovsky Perm Ballet. This performance features music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa.

ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill. (917) 267-0363 or

Stephanie Skura: “Two Huts.” March 15–18, at 8 p.m. This performance marks award-winning choreographer and director Skura’s first major NYC appearance in almost 20 years.


PUPPETWORKS: 338 Sixth Ave., Park Slope. (718) 965-3391 or

“Puss in Boots.” Through April 7, at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Charles Perrault’s 1697 French tale of a remarkable cat, adapted for the marionette stage by artistic director Nicolas Coppola.


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

“Hysterical Excess: Discovering Andrzej Zulawski.” Through March 20. A complete retrospective of the Polish director’s work, which spans four languages and four decades.‘The House of Mirth,’ Terence Davies’ adaptation of Edith Wharton’s 1905 novel of New York society, is one of the films featured in BAMcinématek’s series celebrating the British director’s work. Shown here, from left to right are Gillian Anderson and Eric Stoltz. The film screens on March 24. See listing under Film.	Photo courtesy BAMcinématek/Photofest

Terence Davies. March 15 and 21–27. British director Davies has a distinctive, non-commercial style and only seven films in his filmography. His work is a personal exploration of memory, time, internal and external repression, childhood, religion, and alienation. BAM presents this series on the occasion of his latest film, “The Deep Blue Sea,” an adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s play set in postwar London.

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

Screening: “Miss Representation.” March 15, at 7 p.m. This film examines the role that mainstream media plays in women’s underrepresentation in positions of power and influence.

Screening: “Back Walking Forward.” March 18, at 2 p.m. A moving documentary about an active young man suddenly bound to a wheelchair following a car accident.


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

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

Eleventh National Black Writers Conference: Nikky Finney. March 17, at 4 p.m. Finney Reads from Head Off & Split, which recently won the National Book Award. The reading is presented in conjunction with the National Black Writers Conference,

Double Dublin! March 18, at 1:30 p.m. Kevin Holohan and Honor Molloy present this evening of Irish comic writing. Holohan reads from The Brothers’ Lot, a satirical novel that explores religious hypocrisy in an Irish school. Molloy reads from “Smarty Girl — Dublin Savage,” the story of a wild child’s struggle to hold her family together in 1960s Dublin.

Kafka in Context: A Book Discussion Series. March 21, at 2 p.m. Acclaimed novelist Matthew Sharpe leads a three-part discussion series on the work of Franz Kafka., which explores several of Franz Kafka’s works in historical context and beyond. For the first session, be prepared to discuss “The Trial.”


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

Magos Herrera. March 16, at 9 p.m. Throughout Latin America, Herrera is known for combining Mexican, Cuban, Brazilian, and jazz styles.

Rebecca Jordan. March 17, at 9 p.m. Jordan is a New York singer-songwriter with a delicate voice and a knack for weaving it into enticing acoustic textures.

BAY RIDGE JEWISH CENTER: 405 81st St., Bay Ridge. (718) 836-3103 or

The Brooklyn Brandenburgers String Ensemble. March 16, at  10:30 a.m. Musical quartet performance.

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

The Conservatory Wind Ensemble. March 21, at 7 p.m. Jeff W. Ball conducts Suite No. 1, Holst.

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

Masterworks Series: Walton, Schumann, Bernstein, and Brahms. March 16, at 8 p.m. With Nicholas Tzavaras, cello, and Rieko Aizawa, piano.

Bargemix Series. March 17, at 8 p.m. A St. Patrick’s Day celebration, with Celtic world music artist Ashley Davis in an evening of song and stories. For more about Ashley and to hear clips of her music, visit

Masterworks Series: Schubert, Haydn, Kenji Bunch and Shostakovich. March 18, at 3 p.m. With Stephen Clapp, violin; Mark Peskanov, violin; Kenji Bunch, viola; Dov Scheindlin, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and Rita Sloan, piano.

BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: 58 Seventh Ave., Park Slope. (718) 622-3300 or

Canciones — Music from Latin America and Spain. March 17, at 8 p.m. Featuring Mariana Aslan, voice; Theresa Rosas, piano; and Tomas Rodríguez, guitar. Performance of songs composed by Joaquín Turina (1882–1949); Alberto Ginastera (1916–1983); Sonia Megías (b. 1982; Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959; Joaquín Turina (1882–1949).


“The Time is Always Right: A Century of Black Music in America.” March 16, at 10:15 a.m. and noon. Featuring the Brooklyn High School for the Arts Choir and the renowned tap dancers from Divine Rhythm Productions, this program will explore nearly a century of music by black composers. Performance takes place at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road, Midwood. For more information, call (718) 488-7012.

FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH: 48 Monroe Place, Brooklyn Heights.

Brooklyn Chamber Music Society Concert. March 16, at 8 p.m. On the program are Beethoven’s string quartet in B flat major, Op. 130, and Brahms’ Quintet for piano and strings in F minor, Op. 34. For reservations or more information, call (718) 858-0718 or visit

The String Orchestra of Brooklyn will perform Philip Glass’s opera ‘In the Penal Colony’ at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church on March 15 as part of ISSUE Project Room’s ‘String Theories.’ See listing under Music. Photo by Rachel SeedST. ANN & THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH: 157 Montague St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 875-6960 or

String Theories. March 17, at 8 p.m. String Theories is a joint partnership between ISSUE Project Room and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn designed to provide innovative artists with an opportunity to premiere new experimental works for string orchestra. This concert will feature works by Anthony Coleman, C. Spencer Yeh, MV Carbon and Eric Wubbels. For more information, visit

St. Patrick’s Day Events

GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY: 25th Street at Fifth Avenue, Sunset Park. (718) 210-3080 or

Eminent Irish of Green-Wood Walking tour. March 18, at 1 p.m. Join Green-Wood Historic Fund guide Ruth Edebohls as she leads a post-St. Patrick’s Day tour featuring the eminent Irish throughout history for whom the cemetery is their final resting place.


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

“‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore.” March 20–31. Written by John Ford; performed by Cheek by Jowl; and directed by Declan Donnellan. In this controversial piece, siblings Giovanni and Annabella are of noble birth and madly in love. Religion, morality and madness collide as the brother and sister’s terrible secret is revealed.

BRICK THEATER: 575 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg. (718) 907-6189 or www.brick

“The House of Fitzcarraldo.” Through March 17. “Fitzcarraldo” is a 1982 film written and directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski as the title character. It portrays would-be rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an Irishman known as Fitzcarraldo in Peru, who has to pull a steamship over a steep hill in order to access a rich rubber territory. Buran Theatre Company’s “The House of Fitzcarraldo” is a highly theatrical performance work in which the performers, taking on the role of the Collective Ego of Herzog and Kinski, ponder the significance of dreams and the insanity one must invest in pursuing the useless conquest of unconscious wishes.

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

“The Laramie Project.” Through March 18. Written by Moises Kaufman; directed by Robert J. Weinstein.

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

“A Raisin in the Sun.” March 17–April 1. Written by Lorraine Hansberry, this groundbreaking play set on Chicago’s South Side revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family.

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

“Another Life.” Through March 24, at 7 and 7:30 p.m. Written and directed by Karen Malpede and starring four-time Obie Award winner George Barteneiff, this play tells of a mogul and his physician daughter who become embedded in the war on terror as they grapple with questions of torture and human rights. Each evening the audience will share a dialogue with a speaker — a human rights activist, lawyer, or author — as part of “A Festival of Conscience.”


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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