Culture Briefs: Killer heels, Sherlock Holmes and Brooklyn distilleries

October 16, 2014 Meaghan McGoldrick
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Fashionistas, unite!

Come on down to the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway) now through February 15, 2015 to experience Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, an exhibition – free with museum admission – that explores fashion’s most provocative accessory.

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From the high platform chopines of 16th-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways and red carpets, the exhibition includes designs by Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin and more while looking at the high-heeled shoe’s rich history and its enduring place in popular culture.

For more information on Killer Heels, organized by Lisa Small, curator of exhibitions at Brooklyn Museum, and sponsored by Nordstrom, visit


The Heights Players continues its 59th season with the New York premiere of Ken Ludwig’s “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays.”

Taking place in December, 1936, “The Game’s Afoot” tells the story of William Gillette, a Broadway star admired the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. Gillette invites his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a festive weekend, but when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the atmosphere in his isolated house of tricks quickly turns dangerous.

Spend an evening laughing while perched on the edge of your seat on Friday, October 17, Saturday, October 18, Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 at 8 p.m. with matinees on Sundays, October 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place at 26 Willow Place.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 for seniors and children under 18 and can be ordered by emailing [email protected] or by calling 718-237-2752.

For more info, visit


Over the past two decades, Brooklyn has become the epicenter of a Slow Food-inspired food and drink revolution. Brooklyn distillers, restaurateurs, bartenders, and cocktail aficionados are changing the way we drink by bringing back old techniques and recipes, and creating new ones that focus on small-batch distilling and fresh, local ingredients.

Join the Brooklyn Public Library on Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m. as it brings you Brooklyn-based author Peter Thomas Fornatale to present an inspiring mix of recipes, profiles of local distilleries and the history of distilling in Brooklyn.

The free event, Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Cocktails and Stories from the World’s Hippest Borough, will take place in the Central Library’s Dweck Center (10 Grand Army Plaza). While entry is free, a reservation is required. To save your spot, visit

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