BKLYNER is going to keep you very busy this weekend. Check out Katie Ha Ha Ha, get your brain frozen, and get lost in the museum with Peter and the Wolf.
Memory Rings, by Phantom Limbs
When: Through, Sunday, November 20; varing times.
Where: BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street
What: Five-thousand years of environmental change unfold beneath the boughs of the world’s oldest living tree in this phantasmagoric mix of puppetry, choreography, music, and macabre fairy tales from Phantom Limb Company (69 ̊S., 2011 Next Wave). In a dark wood filled with tech-savvy forest creatures and humans navigating an increasingly Googleable world, a series of surreal wordless vignettes unfolds. Marionettes and masked performers channel fragments from Gilgamesh, Snow White, and other tales, resulting in a poetic and enchanted mirror of our hubris and hope that illuminates the long history of humanity’s place in nature, with and without nurture.
How much: Prices vary. Tickets available here. Running Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes.
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.
All The Way At The Way Station
When: Friday, November 18, Doors at 8:30pm; Show at 9pm
Where: The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue (Between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue)
What: Wasabassco brings it all to Fridays at The Way Station. It’s the monthly show where we raise the stage and clear the floor to create an atmosphere to party and enjoy a full evening of Wasabassco programming. Different MCs and performances for each set.
How much: Prices begin at $20, tickets available online.
Another Space: Permanent Construction
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
Katarina Jerinic: Cloud Shadows and Drifting Vapors
When: Opening night on Thursday, November 10. Runs 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: Join us for the exhibition opening of Cloud shadows and drifting vapors, an exhibition about the surface of the Gowanus Canal, replete with its floating debris, mucky formations and reflections of Brooklyn skies, signs and structures. As rendered in Katarina Jerinic’s upside down cyanotype photographs, a dingy urban landscape is transformed into images of sublimely cloudy skies. The show’s title is taken from one of Asher B. Durand’s Letters on Landscape Painting, a sort of art and nature manifesto for the Hudson River School artists who lamented growing industrialization around the same time that the Gowanus Canal was taking shape.
How much: Free, art available for purchase.
Dubl Handi / Steamboats
When: Saturday, November 19, 9:00pm
Where: Jalopy, 315 Columbia Street (Between Hamilton and Woodhull), Carroll Gardens
What: Opening the doors to people of all ages, Dubl Handi’s perspective and arrangements have made traditional music even more accessible to all walks of life, and also to those who have never been exposed to folk or bluegrass or banjo played in a traditional way. Steamboats is an ensemble of picker-singer-songwriters who combine reverence for the American vocal group with a progressive sensibility all their own.
How much: $10, tickets available here.
Peter and the Wolf: Lost in the Museum
When: Saturday, November 19, 1:00pm and 3:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
What: The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra returns to the Brooklyn Museum for its annual family concert with Prokofiev’s classic “Peter and the Wolf.” This performance will be a unique interpretation set within the museum’s galleries. Special guest actor, musician and clown Andy Sapora will narrate. Images from the museum’s great collection will accompany the entire concert in a video created by Natasha Kermani.
How much: $10-20, tickets available here.
Sky Ice Brain Freeze Ice Cream Eating Contest
When: Saturday, November 19, 2pm
Where: Outside of Sky Ice, 63 5th Avenue at St. Marks Avenue
What: Calling for contestants! Can you eat a pint of Ice Cream faster than anyone else? If yes, sign up for the 1st Annual Brain Freeze Ice Cream Eating Contest held by Sky Ice and hosted by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID. Competitors will receive an exclusive Sky Ice hat. The winner, who has to eat a pint of Thai Tea ice cream the fastest, will receive a trophy and a fantastic prize! This event will be outside so be prepared to really freeze!
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.
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.
Katie Ha Ha Ha (aka Miss Katie’s Kids album)
When: Sunday, November 20, Doors at 10:30am; Show at 11am
Where: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place (between 1st and Carroll Streets)
What: As one Brooklyn mom fan puts it, as soon as, “Miss Katie,” aka, “Katie Ha Ha Ha,” starts singing, “she has all the kids wrapped around her finger.” This might be because she has been making musical magic with families and children in Brooklyn for the last 8 years! And now, FIIIIINALLY, she has a kids album! You can pre-order the album at www.pledgemusic.com/katiehahaha. For this show, Miss Katie will be joined by a full band, including Amelia of Mil’s Trills! This interactive show of dancing and singing is bound to delight kids and kids at heart!
How much: $10, purchase tickets online, or $15 at the door. Kids under 2 are 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.
More information: 718-455-5300