BKLYNER Weekday Events Spotlight: October 24-27

BKLYNER Weekday Events Spotlight: October 24-27
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Trumpet Grrrl plays The Way Station on Wednesday night. (Photo via Trumpet Grrrl / Facebook)

Weekday events, you ask? Check out Trumpet Grrrl, secret science, cool philosophy, and more, we answer.

Our new expanded coverage features events this week in Park Slope, South Slope, Gowanus, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights. Are there places you love seeing event? Email ideas to donny@bklyner.com.

Simchat Torah Across Brooklyn
When: Monday, October 24, 7pm-11pm
Where: Grand Army Plaza
What: Join Jews from all over Brooklyn in rejoicing, singing, and dancing with our sacred scrolls as we go back to the beginning! Repair the World NYC is partnering with the New York Cares coat drive to keep a homeless neighbor warm this year.
How much: Free

Samuel Gumpertz, King of The Coney Island Sideshow: An Illustrated Lecture with Douglas Gray
When: Monday, October 24, 7pm
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue (at 7th Street)
What: Samuel Gumpertz, fondly remembered today as King of the Sideshow, wore many hats during his three decades in Coney Island. He ran numerous sideshows, managed the magnificent Dreamland Park, operated Coney’s largest bathhouse (Parkway Baths), owned the bizarre Eden Musee Wax Museum and Chamber of Horrors, and ended his career in Coney with the Dreamland Circus Sideshow.
How much: $8, tickets available online.

Secret Science Club Present Social Neuroscientist Jon Freeman
When: Tuesday, October 25, Door at 7:30pm; Show at 8pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
What: Snap judgments? Hey, we all make them about each other. The truth is when we see new faces, we categorize them in milliseconds. Our brains can have a person boxed and labeled before we’re even aware. Are they guilty or not guilty? Would they get your vote? Do you fear or trust them? Are they angry? Happy?
How much: Free.

Brooklyn Public Philosophers: A Debate and Dialogie between Amy Baehr and Daniel Shapiro
When: Tuesday, October 25, Door at 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Public Library, Info Commons Lab, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Dr. Baehr and Dr. Shapiro will debate and discuss some of the central questions of political philosophy facing the nation in 2016. Possible topics include mass incarceration, wealth and inequality, gender in the economy, free speech, and immigration. It’s a debate and discussion of the central questions of political philosophy facing the nation in 2016.
How much: Free.

Binky Griptite’s Loose Tuesday Blues and Soul Jam
When: Tuesday, October 25, 10:00pm-11:30pm
Where: Freddy’s, 627 5th Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets
What: Best known as the guitarist and emcee for Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.
How much: Free.

Trumpet Grrrl
When: Wednesday, October 26, 7:30pm
Where: The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue (Between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue)
What: Trumpet, low sultry female vocals and keys combined into songwriting that includes hints of pop, rock, classical and soul music.  Songs vary in style, some play around with the time signature and sound while others are straight forward pop music.  In addition to trumpet, the vocals offer a unique element as they are deep and smoky compared to the average female singer.
How much: Free

Daniel Menaker with Arthur Phillips
When: Wednesday, October 26, 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street (at S. Portland)
What: Daniel Menaker presents The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense
In conversation with Arthur Phillips.
How much: Free

Victoria Behm, 1000 Drawings of NYC
When: Through November 27. Thursdays and Fridays, 4:00-7:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am-7:00pm.
Where: 440 Gallery, 440 6th Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets
What: 440 Gallery is pleased to present 1,000 Drawings of NYC – a solo exhibition by Victoria Behm. Consisting of 1,000 5” x 5” black-ink drawings and collages on hand-made paper, Behm’s presentation captures fragments of daily life, past and present, in unexpected, idiosyncratic ways. Beam’s wanderings in the five boroughs of her city are the inspiration for this new body of work.
How much: Free.

Sasha Chavchavadze and Eva Mela: Excavations
When: Exhibit through October 31. Thursday and Fridays, 3pm-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-7pm
Where: Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 567 Union Street between Nevins Street and 3rd Avenue (note new location)
What: Eva Melas and Sasha Chavchavadze sift through layers of sediment and time as they explore the disappearance of culture through images of artifacts and the natural world. Melas’ mixed media installations and ceramics focus on water as a fragile natural element, suggesting environmental degradation and the natural underground streams that still flow below the Gowanus.  Chavchavadze’s mixed media paintings and drawings document found objects and artifacts, touching on forgotten history and urban decay in an area that is experiencing the trauma of rapid change.
How much: Free, art available for purchase.

Taxidermy: Art, Science & Immortality featuring Walter Potter’s Kittens’ Wedding
When:  Through Sunday, November 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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