CULTURE BRIEFS: Week of April 22 to 28

April 18, 2012 Denise Romano
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The Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – An African Tale” on Sunday April 22 at 2 p.m. It will be performed by A Dallas Children’s Theater, one of the leading children’s theater companies in the country. The play is based on the Caldecott Award-winning children’s book by Brooklynite John Steptoe about an African king searching for a wife. Recommended donation for ages four and up is $7. Buy tickets online at or call the box office at 718-951-4500.


Harbor Fitness is sponsoring the 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run to support the HeartShare School for children with autism and special needs on Sunday, April 29. Registration is $20 for adults and $5 for kids under 12 and begins at 9 a.m. Registration takes place and the race kicks off in front of Harbor Fitness at Fourth Avenue and 92nd Street. The adult course goes through the Fort Hamilton Army Base. There will also be activities for kids and refreshments after the race. For more info, call 718-238-9400 or visit


Theater on the Ridge will perform an audience participation murder mystery, “Trouble at the Tropicabana,” on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at Capri Nightclub. The show will feature local residents, including The Home Reporter’s own Lori Pedone, and is presented by The BookMark Shoppe, Jeff Samaha Theater Company, Special Request Entertainment, Gold Coast Restaurant and Bar, and Cebu Restaurant. Tickets are $75 per person and include dinner, dessert, the show and an open bar. For reservations, call 718-833-5115.


The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Gallery presents a ceramic arts show with the works of Kathryn Robinson-Millen on Saturday, April 14 from 2 to 8 p.m. at 153 Columbia Street. There will be refreshments from 5 to 8 p.m. Thirty percent of proceeds will be donated by the artist to the Initiative. For more information, send an e-mail to [email protected].

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