Culture Briefs: Show tunes, art and more

April 30, 2013 Editorial Staff
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Do you like music? Do you like Broadway?

Join Regina Opera on Sunday, May 5, for an afternoon of your favorite tunes. Pianist Ed Russo will accompany Regina Opera’s soloists starting at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help auditorium, 5902 Sixth Avenue.

Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $5 for teens, and free for children. For further information, visit or call 718-259-2772.

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond


Open every Thursday night until 10 p.m., the Brooklyn Museum allows visitors to linger later in the galleries to enjoy the broad evening programs offered.

On May 16, for example, there will be a sensory tour, designed for all those who are blind or have limited vision. Verbal descriptions, tastings and tactile experiences are included.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. RSVP requested at [email protected] or 718-501-6487.

Also taking place that evening are a musical performance by Midnight Magic at 7 p.m., a 7:30 p.m. drop-in drawing workshop (all ages welcome; materials fee $8), and nail art created by artists Jessica Washick and Eda Levenson based on works in the museum’s collection, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway.


Visitors to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) can enjoy a new site-specific installation, Sandy Remix, by a New York-based artist and tree house architect, Roderick Romero, open to the public since April 6.

Romero used the wood from BBG trees felled by Hurricane Sandy for his creation. Admission to the tree house is free with garden admission, $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and students with ID. Children under 12 free.

The garden is located at 990 Washington Avenue, and is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.


Fontbonne Hall Academy presents “Legally Blonde” with director Susan Huizinga in charge of the production—to take place on Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15/$10. To reserve, email [email protected] or call 718-541-6049. Fontbonne is located at 9901 Shore Road.

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