BKLYNER Weekend Events Spotlight: November 4-6

BKLYNER Weekend Events Spotlight: November 4-6
M Shanghai
M Shanghai plays Jalopy on Saturday at 9pm. (Photo via M Shanghai)

November is here, Daylight Saving Time ends, it’s Marathon Weekend, but there is so much more to do. BKLYNER is going to keep you very busy. Head out for some wild prints, hip hop jazz, and unpopular opinions.

Cannonball Press presents Prints Gone Wild
When: Friday, November 4, 6pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
What: Brooklyn’s own legendary Cannonball Press has again assembled an extraordinary menagerie of graphic artists under one roof who will be present displaying and selling their prints for $50 or less for one night only. As part of New York Fine Art Print Week, organized by the International Fine Print Dealers Association in conjunction with the Annual IFPDA Pint Fair, long-time champion of the affordable art cause Cannonball Press has brought together these great artists so that New York can have a chance to see first-hand the incredible resurgence in affordable fine art printing that is happening across the country. Come join us for live printing, beer, music, and an alpha display of awesome cheap prints!!!
How Much: Free

Kings of War by William Shakespeare. Performed by Toneelgroep Amsterdam. Directed by Ivo van Hove
When: Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6 (All shows at 7pm except Sunday at 1pm
Where: BAM Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue
What: Three kings. Three impeccably pressed suits. In director Ivo van Hove’s (Antigone, 2015 Next Wave; Angels in America, 2014 Next Wave) clever merging of the plays Henry V, Henry VI Parts I, II & III, and Richard III, three Bardian power players enter the fluorescent-lit corridors of the present. On a set divided between modern war chamber and its antiseptic back rooms, autocrats debate national security over Scotch while handheld cameras pry into their drug-fueled binges behind the scenes. Soliloquies turn into media spectacles as Van Hove offers this nuanced character study of Shakespeare’s volatile kings, each tasked with making big decisions with egos, and lives, at stake.
How much: Prices vary. Tickets available here. Running Time: 4 hours, 23 minutes.

Lucio’s Retirement Party
When: Saturday, November 5, 11:45am-1:00pm
Where: Prospect Park Carousel, 95 Prospect Park West.
What: Prospect Park will lose a popular, long-time fixture when Lucio Schiavone retires as Carousel Manager in December after 26 years of service. Read our article about his history and his going-away party, which you are invited to.
How much: Free. Please register 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

charlesblenzig hiphopjazz orkistra
When: Saturday, November 5, 8:30pm
Where: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place (between 1st and Carroll Streets)
What: A group of a dozen or more musicians, rappers, and singers that truly explore the combination of Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Soul, and Blues, in a new and fresh way using mindful improvisations.
How much: $15, at the door

M Shanghai String Band
When: Saturday, November 5, 9:00pm
Where: Jalopy, 315 Columbia Street (Between Hamilton and Woodhull), Carroll Gardens
What: M SHANGHAI is a Brooklyn based folk collective, named after the Asian bistro in Williamsburg that hosted the band’s monthly residency from 2002 through 2009. M Shanghai’s legendary concerts are known for their unbridled joy, raucous energy and intimate subtlety, with all players crowded around one condenser mic “like the faithful taking communion, or sharks smelling blood in the water”.
How much: $10

Unpopular Opinion’s Rolling Thunder Comedy Revue
When: Sunday, November 6, Doors at 5:30pm, Show at 6:00pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street (near 5th Avenue)
What: Your favorite personalities from the Unpopular Opinion podcast and Cracked.com come to town for one night only, for no other reason than to tell jokes directly to your face. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Adam Tod Brown, Jeff May, Alex Schmidt plus special guests live and in person. It will be a night you’ll tell the grandkids about someday, assuming they’re into stand-up comedy. Don’t miss it!
How much: $8, purchase advance tickets online. $10 at the door.

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 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.

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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