Culture Briefs: Week of January 17

January 15, 2013 Editorial Staff
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A gangster movie set in 1932 called “The Beast of the City,” will be showing on January 22 at the Brooklyn Public Central Library– 10 Grand Army Plaza–at 6:30 p.m.

The film follows Jim Fitzpatrick (Walter Huston) as he tries to bust up organized crime, especially the syndicate run by gang boss Sam Belmonte. The film is curated and hosted by Glenn Kenny, chief film critic for MSN Movies.

If you like thrillers, why not join them?

For questions, call 718-230-2100.


Until March 10, the Brooklyn’s Children’s Museum will have a “Global Shoes Exhibition” that encourages children and their families to explore global cultures within the context of a fantasy shoe store and factory.

The exhibition, aimed at children ages five through 12, is an interactive shoe store that manufactures shoes from around the world. According to the museum’s description, it incorporates intriguing cultural artifacts from the museum’s collection and a variety of hands-on, feet-in activities.

The museum is located at 145 Brooklyn Avenue. For inquiries, don’t hesitate to call: 718-735-4400.


Are you looking for activities to entertain the kids in January? From January 23 until the 27, Barclays Center will house some of Disney’s favorite characters.

Mickey, Minnie and a host of Disney’s best-loved characters will be in Brooklyn for “Disney on Ice,” which will be presenting “Treasure Trove,” an ice-skating extravaganza that brings classic tales as “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Lion King,” “Peter Pan” and more to life.

Don’t miss your chance to bring your little ones. Tickets range from $15 to $100. For more information, please visit:

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