BKLYNER Weekend Events Spotlight: December 9-11

BKLYNER Weekend Events Spotlight: December 9-11
A LEGO® Holiday Experience presented by Brick Fest Live starts tonight and runs through the weekend and next at Citypoint Brooklyn. (Photo by Donny Levit / BKLYNER)

Shop local to get your holiday gifts, head to Citypoint Brooklyn for Lego galore, head to a Hanukkah festival, and more!

Open Source Gallery Winter Fundraiser 2016
When: Friday, December 9, 7:00pm
Where: 257 17th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
What: In addition to it being an exciting event, the fundraiser also an opportunity for you to support Open Source Gallery’s ambitious and exciting 2017 schedule. Read our preview article here.
How much: $60. You can purchase them online here. A silent auction will also take place.

A LEGO® Holiday Experience presented by Brick Fest Live
When: Friday, December 9, 5pm-9pm; Saturday December 10, 10am-9pm, Sunday December 11: 10am-6pm (same hours next weekend)
Where: City Point Brooklyn, 445 Albee Square West.
What: This fun, festive, interactive and educational holiday event will include activities for the kids such as Collaborative LEGO Building, Star Wars-Inspired Mosaic, Derby Car building and racing as well as Life-Sized LEGO Builds & GLOW ZONE Exhibit.
How much: $12-$15, purchase tickets online.

2nd Annual Roots & Ruckus Fest
When: Friday, December 9, 9pm
Where: Jalopy, 315 Columbia Street (Between Hamilton and Woodhull), Carroll Gardens
What: It’s happening again! Last year we celebrated 10 years of Roots n’ Ruckus- a decade of free music- at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. It was the most fun thing we ever did, so we are doing it again!
How much: Free, buy bring cash to tip the ban

Artisan Market to Benefit Fort Greene Park Conservancy
When: Saturday, December 10 – Sunday, December 11, 11am-5pm
Where: Douglas Elliman Fort Greene Office, 664 Fulton Street, near South Elliiott Place
What: Free and open to the public, the Artisan Market will feature original designs in a wide range of prices. You’ll be able to choose from quilts and dining accessories stitched by Angeline Roth, award winning stained and fused glass designs from 1178designs, baby and toddler fashions hand painted by Susan Pillay, Chris Dewees one of a kind earthenware pottery and much more.

When: Saturday, December 10, 10pm
Where: The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue (Between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue)
What: Viva plays guitar like a flaming sword, a screaming train, a ringing bell, and a scratching chicken. She sings like if Freddy Mercury had been a woman. She’s played everywhere from Bonnaroo to Monterey Jazz Fest, and been featured in Guitar Player Magazine.
How much: Free

826 Winter Writerland
When: Saturday, December 10, 12pm-4pm
Where: Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company, 372 5th Avenue, between 5th and 6th Streets
What: The world-famous Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company will transform into a winter wonderland, full of snowmen, reindeer, and some very chilly superheroes gearing up for the season. Stock up on joy and cheer, use our Devillainizer to find out if you’ve been naughty or nice, and then head behind the Secret Door to invent new winter holidays, make cards and decorations, and help write a story about the abominable snowman. There will be winter treats at each activity! This event is open to all ages.
How much: Free

Santa at The Old Stone House
When: Saturday, December 10, 10am-12pm
Where: Old Stone House & Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: Come support The Old Stone House in the 2nd annual photo session with Santa, in partnership with Park Slope Parents and us at the BID.  Photos will be taken on a first come, first serve basis for $10.   Photographer Marc Goldberg will make his professional photos available on his website for purchase, and you’re welcome to snap your own photo as well. Crafts, cocoa and candy canes. All proceeds to The Old Stone House.

Deck the Walls: Gifts by Artists
When:  Through January 1, 2017, Thursdays and Fridays, 2pm-6pm; Saturdays, 12pm-6pm; Sundays, 12pm-5pm
Where: Ground Floor Gallery, 343 5th Street near 5th Avenue
What: A holiday show of gifts, made by local artists.
How much: Handmade gifts, mostly under $100.

Downtown Brooklyn Legends Art Gallery
When:  Through December 31, regular hours listed here.
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street at Clinton Street
What: They say you can’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been. No matter the era, Downtown Brooklyn has always been at the center of Brooklyn’s renaissance, as it evolved from a turn-of-the-century shopping destination to a mecca for hip hop culture, and now, the most famous borough in the world. This Downtown Brooklyn Legends Popup Gallery helps to tell the rich history of the area in a way that speaks to people’s hearts as much as their minds. The hardworking Brooklynites of the past made this borough what it is today, and through the work of these 21 artists, we are telling key stories as Brooklyn speeds into the future. Brought to you by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership in collaboration with Grumpy Bert Gallery and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
How much: Admission rates are listed here.

Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at the Bell House
When: Sunday, December 11, 12pm-6pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
What: Don’t miss the Morbid Anatomy Holiday Flea Market, a one-stop shop event for all your wunderkammer shopping needs at Brooklyn’s Bell House! Antique hunters and curiosity collectors know that nothing is better than a lazy Sunday spent at a great flea market; at this one, you’ll find one of a kind art, taxidermy, and natural history; books, artifacts and ephemera; and sundry curiosities from a variety of collectors, makers, artists, and peddlers.
How much: $1 (add $11 to go to see our Taxidermy exhibition at the Museum)

Hannah Senesh Hanukkah Community Art Festival
When: Sunday, December 11, 1pm-4pm
Where: Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 342 Smith Street at 1st Place.
What: Please join us for a festival open to the entire community. In collaboration with local artists, summer camps and Brooklyn Jewish institutions. Art workshops for children ages 2-10.
How much: $5 per person.

Elizabeth O’Reilly — Capturing A Moment, On The Canal And In The Night Sky
When: Through November 27. 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: For this exhibition Elizabeth O’Reilly presents recent small paintings on aluminum featuring scenes along the Gowanus Canal. Having a studio on the Gowanus for twenty-four years O’Reilly continues to paint along the industrial ruins of the canal, re-visiting sites she previously painted but which have changed in the intervening years. At home in the abandoned precincts of the canal with its solidly geometric shapes, the artist welcomes the immediacy of the smooth surface of aluminum which lends itself to capturing a moment in time. The work captures those moments where we look at the sky or the murky water of the canal and stop for an instance, in awe of the light and the wonder of nature. Sites along the canal have been O’Reilly’s muse for more than two decades, from the sun-lit green hut on the Union St Bridge to the latticed overpass at the Smith & 9th St subway. These paintings, small in size, provide an intimate look at the area, combining the dominance of the man-made with the energy of the natural world, surging forth in wild bunches of weeds softening the vivid color of industry.
How much: Free, art available for purchase.

A Few Good Men
When: Through Sunday, December 18, performance times vary.
Where: The Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.
How much: Prices and times vary. Purchase tickets online.

Wonderland, an exhibition
When: Through Friday, December 30. Special Gallery Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 12pm-7pm; Sundays, 12pm-5pm
Where: The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street, between Boerum Place and Smith Street
What: Wonderland brings together more than 20 of our favorite artists that you know and love, artists we’ve recently discovered.Much like the rabbit hole, there is no telling what you will discover—paintings, photographs, sculptures, and illustrations—but we are sure you’ll find something to take home with you.
How much: Free.

Winter Flea Holiday Market
When: Saturday and Sundays through March 2017, 10am-6pm
Where: One Hanson Place, Fort Greene
What: Brooklyn Flea moves indoors for the Winter Flea + Holiday Market with 75 vintage/antique/other vendors plus 25 Smorgasburg vendors selling food every Saturday + Sunday, 10am-6pm. The 2016/2017 market is open at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene. $1 admission, children under 16 get in free.

12th Annual Small Works Festival
When: Through Saturday, December 24. 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’s 12th annual Small Works Show, a national juried exhibition of 74 works, opens Thursday, December 1. This unthemed show–limited to works that measure 12 inches or less–generates a grand finale to a tumultuous year. Juror JoAnne McFarland has selected pieces that were submitted from Brooklyn artists as well as all over the country. A variety of media and styles is represented, including painting, photography, sculpture, collage and mixed media.
How much: Free.

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

The Old Stone House: Witness to War – An Exhibit Exploring the Battle of Brooklyn and the Occupation, 1776-1783
When: Permanent Exhibition
Where: Old Stone House & Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: View the new permanent exhibit at the Old Stone House exploring the Battle of Brooklyn,
as well as family life in Brooklyn during the Revolution and Occupation. View our exhibition review.
Cost: Free
More information: 718-455-5300


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