BKLYNER Weekday Events Spotlight: November 28-December 1

BKLYNER Weekday Events Spotlight: November 28-December 1
Gypsy George Mihalopoulos
Gypsy George Mihalopoulos just dropped his new album, Caollaidhe. (Photo credit: Pooya Salehyar)

Yes, yes, yes, the holiday season is officially upon us. But so is a fantastic new album release, cinema galore, and an opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the vital organization, Gowanus Canal Conservancy.

Gypsy George Mihalopoulos: Featured Artist at Roots Cafe and Album Release
When: Album available. Featured artist through Wednesday, November 30.
Where: Roots Cafe, 639 5th Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets
What: The ultra-talented, ultra-diverse Gypsy George is at it again, this time with a one-two punch of art at Roots Cafe as well as a new album release. Gypsy’s new album, Caollaidhe, just dropped and you can find it at either https://gypsygeorge.bandcamp.com/album/caollaidhe and/or gypsygeorge.com. Check for it on iTunes and Spotify soon.

Andrew Neumann Video Projections/Live Electronic Music
When: Monday, November 28, 7:00pm
Where: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place (between 1st and Carroll Streets)
What: Film + live music.
How much: $8, at the door

Screening of Ms. Sharon Jones
When: Monday, November 28, 8:00pm
Where: The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue (Between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue)
What: Sharon Jones was a force to be reckoned with! Join us as we celebrate her life and career. We will be screening her performances followed by the documentary of her inspirational fight with cancer. A specialty cocktail to be created with proceeds supporting pancreatic cancer research.
How much: Free

Amy Ray Band and Chely Wright
When:  Tuesday, November 29, 7:00pm, doors; 8:00pm, show
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street at 2nd Avenue
What: Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) will be coming through town with her top notch band to play songs from her acclaimed 2014 solo country release, Goodnight Tender. She will also include a select group of songs from her earlier solo releases. Chely Wright opens.
How much: $20, purchase tickets online.

Obsolete Cinema: Krull and Masters of the Universe on VHS
When:Tuesday, November 29, 8:00pm
Where: Freddy’s, 627 5th Avenue (between 17th and 18th Streets)
What: These two-fisted tales should sate any thirsty hero- so come on down to wallow in the mystic myre with us in Freddy’s Back Room, where Happy Hour and hearty tots await ye!
How much: No cover.

The Marx Brothers on Broadway: 1924-1929, An Illustrated lecture by Noah Diamond, sponsored by Zelda Magazine
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue at 7th Street
When:  Wednesday, November 30, 7:00pm
What: In this hilarious and enlightening presentation, noted Marxist Noah Diamond will convey the history of this classic trilogy. Through video, sound, images, and live readings featuring members of the 2016 cast of I’LL SAY SHE IS, we’ll recreate moments from COCOANUTS and ANIMAL CRACKERS which weren’t included in the films, and revisit the legendary Napoleon scene from I’LL SAY SHE IS.
How much: $8, tickets available here.

Roots n’ Ruckus
When: Wednesday, November 30, 9:00pm
Where: Jalopy, 315 Columbia Street (Between Hamilton and Woodhull), Carroll Gardens
What: Jalopy Theater Presents, “Roots n Ruckus,” a night of folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday starting Jan. 9th, 2008. You will see and hear people playing banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. This is the gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. Come and be a regular! The gig happens every week.
How much: No cover.

Gowanus Canal Conservancy 10th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting
When: Thursday, December 1, 7pm
Where: 501 Union Street, near Bond Street
What: Come celebrate the last 10 years at our Annual Meeting, from Sponge Park to EXPO Gowanus, floating gardens to fascinating lectures, we’ve spent the last decade working to make the Gowanus Open, Clean and Alive and learn what we’ve got in store for the next 10. All are welcome – members, friends and family, neighbors, volunteers and anyone interested in what we do and how to get involved.  Brooklyn Brewery Beer & snacks as always! When you RSVP, please become a member or renew your membership – you’ll be able to vote on our new slate of Board members and our budget at the meeting, and your donation will provide much-needed support to continue this critical work in Gowanus. RSVP here.

Soup Kitchen at Open Source Gallery
When: Thursday, December 1, 7pm
Where: Open Source Gallery, (306 17th Street at 6th Avenue)
What: Each year the Open Source Soup Kitchen brings together artists, cooks, friends, and neighbors for a month of cooking, eating, sharing and celebrating! For as many nights of the month as we have volunteers, we will provide the cookware and utensils–and our volunteer chef of the evening will be responsible for a “one-pot meal” (usually a soup or stew) that can feed approximately 15-20 people–we welcome all kinds of unique dishes from any ethnic tradition! The cook of the night is also responsible for incorporating an artistic element into the evening–it can be a one-night exhibit, musical performance, short play, or decoration of the gallery! This is a free event. If you would like to be a guest, stop by Open Source any night in December between 7:00pm and 9:00pm!
Sign up here.

The Ligo Poject Presents: Art of Science Gallery Night
When: Thursday, December 1, 7:00pm (doors), 8:00pm (show)
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
What: The Art (of) Science Gallery Night is a unique experience for the community, an opportunity to learn about & explore scientific innovation through multi-media, science-inspired art.
How much: Free.

The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
When: Through, Sunday, December 4; varing times.
Where: Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place (at Lafayette Avenue)
What: The Servant of Two Masters is a timeless 18th century Italian comic masterpiece by Carlo Goldoni about a servant so hungry he takes on two jobs to survive. In this contemporary American adaptation, no two performances are the same. The actors improvise along with the written text in the style of commedia dell’arte. Masks, playful costumes, and original music by Aaron Halva and Christopher Curtis create a fresh, bold, surprising event.
How much: Prices vary. Tickets available here.

Surrogate Skin: The Biology of Objects
When: Through February 26, 2017
Where: Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, 80 Hanson Place, Fort Greene
What: Through the works of Doreen Garner and Keisha Scarville, Surrogate Skin: The Biology of Objects is an exposition on the consciousness of materials and how they bear the memory of lived experience. Recalling the medical exploitation of black women’s bodies through grotesque arrangements of silicone, pearls, hair weave, and surgical instruments, Doreen Garner simultaneously refuses and seduces the viewer’s curiosity, effectively returning their encroaching gaze. As a siren for perspectives of black women that have been historically excluded from a more celebratory narrative on scientific achievement, such as Henrietta Lacks, and Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy, three of the only known slave women subject to unanesthetized surgeries performed by Dr. J. Marion Sims, Garner makes explicit the relationship between medical abuse and the socialization of black women.
How much: Adults – $8, Seniors (65+) – $4, Students (with valid ID) – $4, Children (under 12 ) – Free

Another Space: Permanent Construction [Closing]
When: Through Thursday, December 1. Regular hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00pm-6:00pm.
Where: Open Source Gallery, (306 17th Street at 6th Avenue)
What: After encountering a community of people on the Mediterranean coast who were living in scaffolded structures to avoid housing taxes, the French artist Pierre Huyghe began to develop his own concept for an “unfinished” architecture. It was not only the aesthetics of the half-done houses that had appealed to him, but the form of sociality he believed they prompted: “there is not a fixed moment of com­pletion, you live in a work in progress, life unfolds in a transitory state, permanently under construction.” In a world where precarity reigns and nothing seems exempt from further development, Permanent Construction looks at the complicity of architectural, aesthetic, social, and artistic modes of being under permanent construction.
How Much: Free.

Taxidermy: Art, Science & Immortality featuring Walter Potter’s Kittens’ Wedding
When:  Through, December 6, 12pm-6pm everyday. Closed Tuesdays,
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue at 7th Street
What: This exhibition seeks to illuminate the strange and profound human connection to preserved animals through the exhibition of seldom-seen taxidermied treasures from private collections. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be The Kittens’ Wedding, the final and perhaps most unforgettable of all of the works of Walter Potter, completed in the 1890s. Equal parts perverse and adorable, and utterly spellbinding, The Kittens’ Wedding transcends kitsch through its tenderness and sensitive attention to detail. The Kittens’ Wedding was created by Walter Potter, a self-trained British Victorian country taxidermist best remembered for a series of anthropomorphic tableaux in which he posed stuffed animals such as kittens, rabbits and squirrels as if engaging in human activities. These works were exhibited for nearly 150 years until the museum he founded was divided at auction in 2003. The pieces then moved the homes of private collectors around the world, most of them never shown since.
How much: Admission to the exhibition & library is $12. Seniors and students are $8, and children 12 and under are free.


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