Calendar: March 21–March 28

March 21, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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ART 101: 101 Grand St., Williamsburg. (718) 302-2242 or

Manuela Filiaci: “Poems That I Cannot Write and Wish I Could.” March 23–April 22. Filiaci is an Italian-born, New York-based painter whose works can be described as diagrammatic and romantic.

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.

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

“Mystics: A Blessed Rage for Order.” Through April 28. Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, director of contemporary art.

Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Exhibition. Through 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 College Master of Fine Arts Open Studios. March 23–24. Both first- and second- year MFA students encourage visitors to experience their work and creative practice in the intimacy of their studios. The studios are located at Boylan Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave.

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

“Keith Haring: 1978-1982.” Through 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.An exhibition of art quilts with a botanic theme, including the one shown above by Valerie Turer, is now on display at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The exhibit features 22 art quilts, all made by members of The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn. See listing under Art.

“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.

“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 Kneebone and shown alongside eight of her own large-scale porcelain sculptures.

“Raw/Cooked”: Shura Chernozatonskaya. Through April 8. Chernozatonskaya 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 is a contemporary artist who 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

“Balloons 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 St., Bushwick. (718) 218-8058 or

Video 2012. March 23–April 1. The final exhibition in Momenta’s Winter Video Series will be a group show featuring works by Janet Biggs, Jayson Musson, Amber Hawk Swanson and Leslie Thornton.

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.

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

Two Solo Exhibitions: Yoko Inoue and Jeanne Quinn. Through 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 wall installation, “LaceMath,” is based on a piece of 17th-century Italian lace.

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.


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.


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

2012 Upstart Festival. Through March 23. BAX welcomes a new group of dancers and choreographers into New York City’s dance community with this two-day showcase curated by choreographer Shannon Hummel, founder/director of Cora Dance, and Marya Warshaw, founding and executive director of BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

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

National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica. March 24, at 8 p.m. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, NDTC blends the lore, music and dance of Jamaica, Africa and the American South with modern and classical forms. Founded by visionary artistic director Rex Nettleford, this jewel of the West Indies returns with two programs combining evocative new works with favorites from their repertoire and rarely performed pieces from early in the company’s history.

TRISKELION ARTS: 118 N. 11th St., third floor, Williamsburg. (718)599-3577 or

“Night Thing.” March 22–24, at 8 p.m. A new evening-length work from choreographer Marisa Gruneberg and her Brooklyn-based company, white road Dance Media.


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

Terence Davies. Through March 27. British director Davies has a distinctive, noncommercial style and only seven films in his filmography.

“Shoah.” March 25. Twelve years in the making, Claude Lanzmann’s epic on the Holocaust features interviews with survivors, bystanders and perpetrators. Rewriting the rules of documentary filmmaking, Lanzmann used no archival footage in this film.

Brooklyn Close-Up: “We Own the Night.” March 26. James Gray directs this crime drama about two brothers from a Brooklyn family of cops. When Russian gangsters put out a hit on rising officer Joseph, club owner Bobby must choose sides.

New Orleans on Film. March 28–April 8.

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

Books into Film: “Clueless.” March 27, at 6:30 p.m. Despite her superficial demeanor, Beverly Hills high-schooler Cher is a witty and intelligent navigator of teenage social life. Amy Heckerling based her 1995 film on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel, Emma.


BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 222-4111 or

Lecture/Discussion: Jewish Women in Social Services. March 22, at 7 p.m. Joyce Antler, Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University, will discuss the historical role of Jewish women in social welfare, reform, and social activism. Susan L. Mayer, associate director of Nursing/Ambulatory Care Services at the North Bronx Health Care Network, will discuss nursing pioneers and the contributions of Jewish nursing leaders. Part of Brooklyn Jewish Stories, in partnership with BHS’s Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative.

Coney Island: Photographs, Facts, and Fun. March 28, at 7 p.m. Harvey Stein, along with historian John Manbeck, and Lola Star, Coney Island insider, founder of the Save Coney Island Organization and owner of the Coney Island boardwalk store Lola Star Boutique, explore the role of Coney Island in shaping Brooklyn’s identity, using Stein’s photographs as the starting point for the conversation. Stein’s recent book “Coney Island 40 Years” documents the people, events, and changing scene at Coney Island.

Exhibition: “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.


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

Masterworks Series: “A celebration of Ysaye and the composers he inspired.” March 22, at 8 p.m. Works by César Franck, Guillaume Lekeu, and Eugene Ysaye. With Michael Guttman, violin, and Richard Raymond, piano.

Masterworks Series: Bizet, David, Rachmaninoff, Barcarolle and David Del Tredici Ray. March 23, at 8 p.m. The program will feature the world premiere of David Del Tredici Ray’s “Birthday Suit.” With Del Tredici, piano, and Marc Peloquin, piano.

Masterworks Series: Haydn, Arensky and Mendelssohn. March 24, at 8 p.m., and March 25, at 3 p.m. With Mark Peskanov, violin; Dave Eggar, cello; Olga Vinokur, piano; and Chuck Palmer, percussion.

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

Pete Robbins Reactance Quartet. March 24, at 8 p.m. With Pete Robbins, alto saxophone; Carlos Homs, piano; Aryeh Kobrinsky, bass; and Tyshawn Sorey, drums.

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

Classical Interludes: Daria Rabotkina. March 25, at 4 p.m. Daria Rabotkina, winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, plays pieces from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, excerpts from Schumann’s Humoreske.

FIRST UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY: 48 Monroe Place, Brooklyn Heights. (718) 288-5994 or

Sloan Wainwright, with Sharon Goldman. March 24, at 8 p.m. Folk/jazz concert featuring singer-songwriters.

GRAND STREET CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOLS: 850 Grand St., Williamsburg. (718) 387-2800 or

The Modern Wind Symphony Concert: The Brooklyn Wind Symphony’s Tribute to John Barnes Chance. March 24, at 2 p.m. This concert is an homage to composers who create works that explore the full artistic spectrum of the wind band medium. For more information, visit

PLYMOUTH CHURCH: 75 Hicks St, Brooklyn Heights. (718) 624-4743 or

Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra. March 24, at 7:30 p.m. Dorothy Savitch, music director and Christoph Denoth, guitar, will perform works by Beethoven, Rodrigo and Gershwin.

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

Brooklyn Philharmonic: Brooklyn Village. March 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m. A musical and multimedia journey through time connecting Brooklyn’s past and present with a program of classics and world premieres. On the program are world premieres by David T. Little, Matthew Mehlan and Sarah Kirkland Snider, with additional works by Ludwig van Beethoven, George Frederich Bristow, Aaron Copland and Sufjan Stevens. This concert is a co-production of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Roulette Theater. For more information, call the Brooklyn Philharmonic at (718) 488-5700 or visit

THE OLD STONE HOUSE: 336 Third St., Park Slope. (718) 768-3195 or

The Sounds of Spring. March 23, at 8 p.m. and March 25, at 4 p.m. Pianist Eleonor Bindman and violinist Robert Chausow perform Beethoven’s Sonata #5 for Violin and Piano in F. Major, Op. 24, “Spring”; Grieg — selections from Lyric Pieces for piano, and Sonata #3 for Violin and Piano.


REGINA OPERA: 1210 65th St., Dyker Heights. (718) 259-2772 or

“42nd St. Anniversary Gala Concert.” March 25, at 3 p.m. A two-hour concert of favorite opera selections and Broadway songs.


The iconic feminist group the Guerrilla Girls will present an interactive, multimedia performance that illustra tes their history of using art and action to expose and critique discrimination at the Brooklyn Museum on March 29. See listing under Theater. Photo courtesy the Guerrilla Girls. BAM HARVEY THEATER: 651 Fulton St., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or

“‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore.” Through March 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

“Monkeys.” March 23-31. Three friends who can’t stand each other yet can’t function without each other spend all night — just as they do every night — in a 24-hour coffee shop that serves as both a haven and a prison. Nosedive Productions and The Impetuous Theater Group stage the debut absurdist comedy.

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

Nick Silver’s “The Altruists.” March 22–25. A Thesis Production directed by Josh Penzell. This hilariously jaundiced tale of romance and politics focuses on a group of hopelessly self-centered protesters and the people who love them.

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

“Sunrise at Campobello.” April 13–29. Written by Dore Schary; directed by Ed Healy.

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

Guerrilla Girls. March 29, at 7 p.m. Iconic feminist group the Guerrilla Girls presents an interactive, multimedia performance that illustrates their history of using art and action to expose and critique discrimination, using examples from the newly released edition of their Art Museum Activity Book.

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

“A Raisin in the Sun.” Through 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.”

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

“Cinderella.” March 24, at 2 and 7 p.m. A family-fest for the young and old, Cinderella is the story of a girl whose inner beauty and kind character shines through despite deprivation, cruelty and loneliness. CBT’s 10-member company will be supported by members of the CBT Junior Company and Dance Academy in this retelling of the classic fairytale, the company’s first full-length ballet.

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

“Fires in the Mirror.” March 27–31. This play by Anna Deavere Smith chronicles the response to the Crown Heights tragedy of 1991, when a car containing a Jewish religious leader accidentally struck and killed a 7-year-old black boy. Racial tensions exploded between the two groups, leading to a string of violence and a civil law suit.

ST. ANN & THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH: Located at the corner of Montague and Clinton streets, Brooklyn Heights. (718) 875-6960 or www.saintan

Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music (BFCM) presents ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra). March 25, at 3 p.m. On the program are works by Beethoven, Elgar, Stravinsky and Geminiani/Wiancko.


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

“Clara and Mr. Tiffany,” with Author Susan Vreeland. March 24, at 1 p.m. The latest novel by Vreeland was inspired by the story of the real artist behind the iconic lamps of Green-Wood resident Louis Comfort Tiffany. Set against the Gilded Age world of formal balls and opera as well as the immigrant poverty of the Lower East Side, Vreeland’s novel imagines the life of the artistic and progressive Clara Driscoll, director of the Tiffany Studios’ Women’s Glass Cutting Department (the “Tiffany Girls”), in New York City.


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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