Sneak in some art and music in between your St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans this weekend. There will be painting exhibitions, bagels, Bach, Bargemusic, and more!
Pow! New Paintings by Susan Bee
When: On view through Sunday, April 16 (Opening reception Friday, March 17, 6 to 8pm)
Where: A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, DUMBO
What: A solo exhibit of narrative, psychologically ambiguous artwork incorporating elements from 20th-century abstract painting and cinema. Bee’s paintings are presented in two groups—portraits of couples and her reinterpretations of famous artworks.
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music: Music Partners Festival & Champagne Brunch
When: Saturday, March 18, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (between 3rd Ave & Nevins Street), Boerum Hill
What: Join the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for a concert of student ensembles from some of their Brooklyn Music Partners schools—PS 10, PS 29, PS 89, PS 321, The New American Academy Charter School, as well as the Park Slope Center for Successful Aging. Bagels and mimosas will be served after the performances.
Bach in the Subways
When: Saturday, March 18 to Tuesday, March 21
Where: Various locations (find a map here)
What: In 2011, cellist Dale Henderson celebrated Johann Sebastian Bach’s 326th birthday by playing the German composer’s music in the NYC subway system. Over the years, musicians from 150 cities in 40 countries began joining Henderson. For the 332nd anniversary of Bach’s birth, musicians will hit the subways again this weekend to share Bach’s music with commuters until his birthday on March 21.
Bargemusic Presents: “Music in Motion”
When: Saturday, March 18 at 4pm (Doors at 3:45pm)
Where: Fulton Ferry Landing, One Water Street, Brooklyn Bridge Park
What: A free neighborhood family concert, the one-hour performance will be followed by a Q&A with the musicians.
Primate City, a Solo Exhibition by Tammy Nguyen
When: On view through Sunday, March 26
Where: Ground Floor Gallery, 343 Fifth Street (off 5th Ave), Park Slope
What: A solo exhibition featuring paintings reflecting the artist’s interest in geopolitics, storytelling, and uncovering little-known histories. Her research-intensive process involves extensive travel, photography, and first-person information gathering.
Sara Erenthal in Conversation with Lois Stavsky of StreetArtNYC
When: Sunday, March 19, 4pm
Where: FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St. Johns Place, Crown Heights
What: Erenthal discusses her work and current exhibition, Moving On, with street art blogger Lois Stavsky.