Events Calendar: June 6 – June 13
ART 101: 101 Grand St., Williamsburg. (718) 302-2242 or www.art101brooklyn.com.
Regina Bogat: “Stars.” Through July 1. New abstract paintings.
BAC GALLERY: 111 Front St., DUMBO. www.brooklynartscouncil.org.
“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.
BERKELEY COLLEGE GALLERY: 255 Duffield St., Downtown Brooklyn. (212) 252-2065 or berkeleycollege.edu/berkeley_bc/1946.
Four Brooklyn Painters: Group exhibition. Through June 28. Featuring the work of Rudy (Kofi) Cain, Mary Chang, Leon Nicholas Kalas and Norma Lithgow.
BRIC ROTUNDA GALLERY: 33 Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 683-5604 or bricartsmedia.org/contemporary-art.
“I Am You/You Are Me.” Through June 9. Curated by Hawley Hussey, BRIC’s director of contemporary art education, the exhibition presents artwork in a wide variety of media by students from 10 public schools across Brooklyn as well as in Queens and the Bronx.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK: Pier 3, Fulton Ferry Landing. www.brooklynbridgepark.org.
“Photoville.” June 22–July 1. Part county fair, part photography event, this exhibition will present more than 30 shipping containers converted into temporary exhibition spaces showcasing a feisty mix of international and local talent. It will also include public talks, hands-on workshops; nighttime projections and a photo dog run along with a summer food and beer garden, creating a photographic destination like no other.
BROOKLYN MUSEUM: 200 Eastern Parkway. (718) 638-5000 or
“Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn’s Faience Manufacturing Company.” Through June 16. This exhibition highlights the nearly 50-year career of ceramicist Edward Lycett (American, 1833–1910), creative director of the Faience Manufacturing Company from 1884–1890.
“Raw/Cooked: Heather Hart.” Through June 24. The fourth exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series presents the work of Bedford-Stuyvesant-based artist Hart, who built a large-scale structure titled “The Eastern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother” in the museum’s fifth-floor rotunda.
“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.
“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.
“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.
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. (718) 230-2198 or www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.
“Drawn from My Father’s Adventures.” Through Aug. 24. Brooklyn-based illustrator and artist Sophie Blackall created these original drawings based on the stories her father told her as a child.
“Sophie Blackall: Stories-Pictures-Books.” Through Aug. 24. Original illustrations and sketches from favorite published stories illustrated by Blackall.
“The 26th Annual Ezra Jack Keats / NYC Department of Education Bookmaking Competition Exhibition.” Through Aug. 24. Over the past 25 years, New York City public schoolchildren have written and illustrated enough books to fill a small library. These hand-made books are entered into the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition. On display are all of the school-wide, borough-wide and city-wide winners.
BROOKLYN WATERFRONT ARTISTS COALITION: Beard Street Warehouse, 499 Van Brunt St., Red Hook. bwac.org.
“Celebrate.” Through June 17. BWAC’s 20th Annual Spring Pier Show. More than 200 artists will be exhibiting 1,000 works in every medium, from the traditional to the cutting edge.
CAUSEY CONEMPORARY: 92 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg. (718) 218-8939 or www.causeycontemporary.com.
James Cathcart: “Boneyards.” Through July 15. A solo exhibition of Cathcart’s black and white photography. “Boneyards” will feature two series; one documenting the rough, ghostly landscape of late-1980s Williamsburg; the other capturing rare views of the U.S. Military’s aircraft repository.
CONEY ISLAND HISTORY PROJECT: 3059 West 12th St., Coney Island. (347) 702-8553 or www.coneyislandhistory.org.
“Abe Feinstein: 50 Years of Coney Island Photography.” Through July 1. Photographing Coney Island became Feinstein’s passion after he moved there with his family in 1962. For the next half-century he documented the neighborhood’s fast-changing streetscape on a daily basis. Part archaeologist, part photojournalist, Feinstein, presents a body of work that is not overly sentimental or nostalgic.
INVISIBLE DOG STUDIOS: 51 Bergen St., Boerum Hill. www.theinvisibledog.org.
“Everything is Index, Nothing is History.” Through June 17. Curated by Melanie Kress and Natalie Bell and featuring work from 19 emerging artists: Kate Bonner, Eric Carlson, J and James Carpenter, Courtney Chappell, Sarah Crofts, Lizzy De Vita, Shannon Finnegan, Ben Garthus, Max Glaser, Sam Keller, Yujin Lee, Antoine Lefebvre, Hudson Lines, Saul Melman, Peter Neu, Leah Raintree, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Jordan Rathus, and Nancy Woods. For more information, visit recessionartshows.com.
EIGHT OF SWORDS: 115 Grand St., Williamsburg. (718) 387-9673 or www.8ofswords.com.
“Machines Beyond Repair.” June 8–Aug. 9. The debut solo show of artwork by Mike Moses, a tattoo artist at Thicker Than Water in the East Village.
KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE: 353 Van Brunt St., Red Hook. (718) 875-2098 or www.kentlergallery.org.
“Uncovered: Prints.” June 8–July 22. Group show of selections from the Kentler Flatfiles curated by Sallie Mize.
NU HOTEL BROOKLYN: 85 Smith St., Boerum Hill. (718) 852-8585 or www.nuhotelbrooklyn.com.
Justin Bua: Workshop, Discussion and Book Signing. June 9. Bua, known for his best-selling collection of fine art posters, the most famous of which is “The DJ,” will have multiple paintings on display at NU Hotel Brooklyn. Works by Marcus Jansen, Frank Morison, Danny Simmons, Jamel Shabazz and others are also featured. To RSVP for the evening reception, email [email protected].
NURTUREART GALLERY: 56 Bogart St., Bushwick. (718) 569-2086 or www.nurtureart.org.
Videorover: Season 4. Through Dec. 14. The fourth installment of the semi-annual series Videorover. Curated by Rachel Steinberg, season 4 features artists Karen Chan, Wojciech Gilewicz, Janne Höltermann, Michael Lauch, Alban Muja, Patrik Qvist, Saki Sato, Susanne Slavick and Andrew Johnson, and Marco Strappato.
SMACK MELLON: 92 Plymouth St., DUMBO. (718) 834-8761 or
Art Ready: Selected Work from the Artist Mentorship Program. Through July 15. This exhibition presents the work of 24 high school students who participated in the 2011–2012 session of Art Ready.
TABLA RASA GALLERY: 224 48th St., Sunset Park. (718) 833-9100 or www.tablarasagallery.com.
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 www.theoldstonehouse.org.
“Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space Play Space.” Through June 24. This exhibition brings together 19 artists and arts groups to address the ideal design, planning and use of public parks and coincides with the unveiling of the newly renovated Washington Park/J.J. Byrne Playground.
UNITED PHOTO INDUSTRIES HQ: 111 Front St., Suite 204, DUMBO. www.unitedphotoindustries.com.
The FotoVisura Grant Exhibition. Through June 17. Presented by the FotoVisura Pavilion; sponsored by the Vizo Lizardi Family. The FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project is focused on providing economical support and creative guidance to professional and student photographers seeking to continue developing their personal work.
YES GALLERY: 147 India St., Greenpoint. (917) 593-9237 or yesgalleryyes.com.
“Energy Erupting.” Through June 17. Sculptures by Charles Hecht.
BAM HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or www.bam.org.
Anthony Bourdain. June 9, at 7:30 p.m. Chef, author of “Kitchen Confidential,” and host of The Travel Channel’s “No Reservations” and “The Layover” Bourdain will spend the evening sharing candid, and often hysterical, insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open question and answer session with the audience. Following the release of his newest best-seller, “Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook,” Bourdain will have plenty of new stories to share for all those in attendance. Tickets are available by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com.
SUMMERSTAGE AT HERBERT VON KING PARK: Marcy Avenue, between Green and Lafayette avenues. www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar.
Whitney V. Hunter. June 8. Dance class with Decadancetheatre at 7 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. Hunter is a Brooklyn-based performance and exhibition artist who creates and curates work for the stage, gallery and alternative spaces.
Germaul Barnes/Viewsic Expressions Dance and Restoration Dance Theater Company (RDTC). June 9. Dance class with Calvin Wiley at 7 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. Germaul Barnes/Viewsic Expressions Dance will showcase a style of contemporary dance that fuses a broad range of movements: athletic, gestural and theatrical. RDTC’s ChoreoQuest troupe will perform a special dedication to the late choreographer, Niles Ford.
WARSAW POLISH NATIONAL HOME: 261 Driggs Ave., Greenpoint. (718) 907-6199 or www.pafdc.org.
The Polish American Folk Dance Company. June 10, at 3 p.m. New dances: Mazurka, Kopciuszek Mazur, Kolomajki, Kurpie and Szamotuly, as well as classic favorites like Krakowiak and Warszawska.
SUMMERSTAGE KIDS ANNUAL BROOKLYN FAMILY DAY: June 10, from 4–7 p.m. Free music, dancing and fun family activities. Sponsored by City Parks Foundation and presented by Disney. Featuring performances of DJing, African movement, music and a circus, plus face painting, arts and crafts, instrument making workshops and free sports lessons. At Herbert Von King Park, Marcy Avenue, between Green and Lafayette avenues. For more information, visit www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar.
BAMCINÉMATEK: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or www.bam.org.
“We Won’t Grow Old Together.” June 8–14. This autobiographical film from French master Maurice Pialat (“À nos amours, Loulou”) is the harrowing account of a relationship in breakdown. (1972)
“Lola Versus.” June 7. In this romantic comedy, Greta Gerwig plays a dissertating graduate student getting ready to settle into married life, until her fiancé’s commitment-phobia ruins her best laid plans. (2012)
BROOKLYN FILM FESTIAL: Through June 10. The Brooklyn Film Society organized this series of 104 films from 29 different countries, including 28 world premieres, 28 U.S.A. premieres, 25 East Coast premieres and 21 New York premieres. The films were selected from over 2,000 submissions coming from 111 countries. The theme for this year’s festival — a showcase of smart, multi-layered, deceiving, manipulative, yet unseen films coming from all continents in search of a Brooklyn breakthrough — is “Decoy.” Films will screen at two venues: Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry St., Brooklyn Heights, and indieScreen, 285 Kent Ave., Williamsburg. For more information plus a full listing of films, call (718) 388 4306 or visit www.brooklynfilmfestival.org
CLINTON HILL LIBRARY: 380 Washington Ave. (718) 398-8713 or www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org. Friends of Clinton Hill Library Book and DVD Sale. June 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sale will help raise money for programs and materials at the library. Call to donate items or to help staff the sale.
FIVE MYLES GALLERY: 558 St. John’s Place, Crown Heights. (718) 783-4438 or www.fivemyles.org. Sunday afternoon concert and benefit preview. June 10, at 4 p.m. The Spelaeus Quartet will perform works by Haydn and Kodaly. Preview the art works that will be raffled off on June 14 at Five Myles’ first-ever benefit. For more information, visit
PLYMOUTH CHURCH: 75 Hicks St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 624-4743 or www.plymouthchurch.org.
An Evening with ECPAT: A Community Conversation on Fighting Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. June 9, at 5 p.m. Featuring guest speaker Carol Smolenski, ECPAT-USA Executive Director, and a screening of the documentary “What I Have Been Through Is Not Who I Am.” ECPAT is a leading global network in the fight against child prostitution, child trafficking for sexual purposes, and child pornography.
BROOKLYN WAR MEMORIAL REDEDICATION: June 12, at 10 a.m. Cadman Plaza Park, Cadman Plaza East and Tillary Street, Brooklyn Heights. The memorial was dedicated on Nov. 12, 1951. It symbolizes and was dedicated to the 300,000 American men and women who served and died in World War II. The memorial is being dedicated in June because June 14 marks the United States Army’s 237th birthday. The rededication is one way that soldiers, family members, civilians and community members throughout the country are honoring this day.
BAC @ THE ARCHWAY: The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge, Adams Street at Water Street, DUMBO. For more information, visit www.BrooklynArtsCouncil.org.
“Girls Like Bass.” June 7, at 8 p.m. A free, site-specific DUMBO outdoor performance. Girls Like Bass is Brooklyn’s premiere sci-fi electro-funk collective — a collaboration of musicians, songwriters, visual artists, costume designers and dancer/choreographers. They will perform along with visual artist Glowing Pictures and NYC dance company AlieNatioN. A program of the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), this one-of-a-kind event is a site-specific performance designed for the 7,000-sq-ft Archway under the Manhattan Bridge.
2012 BAM RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL: MetroTech Commons, Flatbush Avenue Extension and Myrtle Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn. (718) 636-4100 or www.bam.org.
Larry Graham and Graham Central Station. June 7, from 12 noon-2 p.m.
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. June 14, from 12 noon-2 p.m.
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN: At the Prospect Park Bandshell, 11th Street and Prospect Park West. www.bricartsmedia.org.
AfroCubism / Alsarah & The Nubatones. June 9, at 7:30 p.m. AfroCubism is the all-star collaboration between Malian and Cuban musicians that famously never happened: The Africans didn’t make it to Cuba as planned in 1996; the album that was recorded without them became Buena Vista Social Club. The group has finally united, and the resulting music is delighting world music fans. Alsarah & The Nubatones blend a selection of Nubian ‘songs of return’ from the 1970s to today with original material and traditional music of central Sudan.
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN PARTNERSHIP OUTDOOR CONCERTS: Through June 29, from 5:30–7 p.m. Free performances in two outdoor locations in Downtown Brooklyn: Albee Square on Fulton Mall, Fulton and Bond streets; and Renaissance Plaza, between Jay and Adams streets. For more information, visit www.dbpartnership.org/dobusiness/ improve ment/fultonmall/AlbeeSquare.
Irondale Ensemble. June 8. At Renaissance Plaza. Members of the Irondale Ensemble, the resident acting company at the Irondale Center, will perform improvisational scenes based on suggestions from the audience.
Brooklyn Ballet’s Company & Youth Ensemble. June 8. At Albee Square. A performance of “Take Ballet to the Streets!” which will include excerpts from Brooklyn Ballet’s “Pop-Up, Hip-Hop Nutcracker,” plus a special Coney Island surprise.
IRONDALE BROOKLYN: 85 South Oxford St., Fort Greene. (718) 488-9233 or www.irondale.org.
Walter Thompson Orchestra: “Soundpainting.” June 8–9, at 8 p.m. “Soundpainting” is a unique sign language developed around musical composition and can encompass live musicians, visual artists, dancers and actors to provide a visceral and inspiring audience experience that has seen Thompson collaborate with the legendary Anthony Braxton and perform to sold-out houses worldwide.
ISSUE PROJECT ROOM: 110 Livingston St., Downtown Brooklyn. (718) 330-0313 or www.issueprojectroom.org.
Darmstadt 2012: John Cage Centennial Concert. June 9, at 8 p.m.
Darmstatdt 2012: Music of Gordon Mumma. June 8, at 8 p.m.
Philip Glass: Music with Friends. June 13–15, at 8 p.m. A three-day festival of intimate concerts. The iconic composer will perform solo and with various artists. His only performance in Brooklyn this year, “Philip Glass: Music with Friends” is a rare occasion.
OMNI ENSEMBLE 30th ANNIVERSARY GALA: June 10, at 6 p.m. Midwood Park, 690 East 18th St., Midwood. Featuring David Wechsler, flutes; Brian Snow, cello; James Johnston, keyboards; Caroline Chin, violin; and David Amram. On the program are compositions by Amram, Wechsler, Bach, Ladislas Rohozinksi, Elliott Carter and Renaissance composers. To reserve a spot, call (718) 859-8649 or visit www.omniensemble.org.
RED HOOK JAZZ FESTIVAL: June 10 and 17, at 1 p.m. At the Red Hook Urban Meadow, located at the corner of President and Van Brunt streets. Celebrating its fifth anniversary presenting the most forward-thinking musicians and composers in modern jazz, the Red Hook Jazz Festival, produced by big bang productions, prides itself on being a homegrown jazz festival featuring an amazing line-up of mostly local talent. For details, event schedule and directions, visit www.facebook.com/RedHookJazzFestival, call (917) 751-9347 or e-mail [email protected].
ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill. (917) 267-0363 or www.roulette.org.
Jerome Kitzke & The Mad Coyote: “Winter Count.” June 8, at 8 p.m. Jerome Kitzke and The Mad Coyote, with special guests ETHEL, actor Jennifer Kathryn Marshall, pianist Sarah Cahill, percussionist Barbara Merjan and accordionist Guy Klucevsek, will perform five works of Mr. Kitzke, including the world premiere of “Winter Count,” with Jennifer Kathryn Marshall, ETHEL and Barbara Merjan.
UTRECHT REFORMED CHURCH: 84th Street and 18th Avenue, Bensonhurst. (718) 256-7173 or historicnewutrecht.org.
Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet. June 9, at 7:30 p.m. The Brooklyn-based jazz group’s concert program, “Jazz and Swing — Breaking Open the Great American Songbook,” consists of inventive arrangements for four saxophones of standards like “St. James Infirmary,” “Caravan” and “Stella by Starlight,” and more recent jazz pieces such as Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo a la Turk.”
REGINA OPERA: 1210 65th St., Dyker Heights. (718) 259-2772 or www.reginaopera.org.
Mozart: “The Magic Flute.” June 9 and 10, at 3 p.m. Conducted by José Alejandro Guzmán; staged by Linda Lehr. Performed in English.
BAM HARVEY THEATER: 651 Fulton St., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or www.bam.org.
“The Caretaker.” Through June 17. A pair of working-class brothers allows a homeless man to stay in their decrepit London flat, an act of compassion that sparks a cycle of cruelties, delusions and shifting loyalties in a desperate struggle over territory. Written by Harold Pinter; performed by Theatre Royal Bath Productions/ Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse; and directed by Christopher Morahan.
GALLERY PLAYERS: 199 14th St., Park Slope. (212) 352-3101 or www.galleryplayers.com.
The Black Box New Play Festival. Through June 24. The 15th Annual Black Box New Play Festival features an exciting line-up of world-premiere work.
THE HEIGHTS PLAYERS: 26 Willow Place, Brooklyn Heights. (718) 237-2752 or www.heightsplayers.org.
Annual Fundraising Gala: What HE Did for Love. June 9 and 10. This year’s Gala will be extra special as the Heights Players celebrate 50 years in their Willow Place home and as they honor John Bourne, founding member, for his 56 years of service. The weekend will kick off with a dinner reception on June 8 and will continue with a gala celebration on June 9 in the evening and June 10 in the afternoon. Advance reservations recommended. Tickets $25. To make a reservation, go to www.heightsplayers.org to download a registration form and for mailing instructions.
2012 COBBLE HILL HISTORY WALKING TOUR: June 9, from 2–4 p.m. A walking tour of Cobble Hill history and architecture, ranging from Jennie Jerome to the impact of the BQE to Cobble Hill’s unparalleled collection of ornamental ironwork – and much, much more. The roughly two-hour walk begins at Court and Congress streets in front of St. Paul’s Church. The tour will also be a chance to learn more about the History Project and opportunities to volunteer and share information. To RSVP, email CobbleHillAssociation @gmail.com.
2012 VICTORIAN FLATBUSH HOUSE TOUR: June 10, from 1–6 p.m. An annual event that typically draws hundreds of people to the historic neighborhoods of Flatbush. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of tour. Block after block of stately homes welcome visitors in a dazzling celebration of architecture, culture and history. The homes exhibit a wide range of architectural styles, from Colonial Revival to Tudor to Greek Revival. Most have been beautifully restored to resemble their original designs, while others have been renovated to include a wonderful blend of classic and contemporary styles. For more information or to order tickets, call Flatbush Development Corporation at (718) 859-3800 or email victoriantour@fdcon line.org
GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY: 25th Street at Fifth Avenue, Sunset Park. (718) 210-3080 or www.green-wood.com/toursevents.
Scandals, Scalawags & Murder Most Foul Walking Tour. June 10, at 1:30 p.m. Visit some of Green-Wood’s most nefarious residents with veteran tour guide Ruth Edebohls. Green-Wood is the final resting place of many famous and heroic people, but some of its deceased denizens have a more blemished reputation.
BAY RIDGE JEWISH CENTER: 405 81st St., Bay Ridge. (718) 836-3103 or www.bayridgejewish center.org.
Yoga with Patti. Mondays at 6:15 p.m. Flex your muscles and relax after a long work day.
Senior Tai Chi class. Thursdays at 10 a.m. Call to reserve.
Torah Discussion with Rabbi Rosenberg. Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. No previous knowledge required.
— Compiled by Rose Desilets
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