Slope Weekday Events Spotlight: June 20-23

Slope Weekday Events Spotlight: June 20-23
Amelia Robinson
Amelia Robinson performs Thursday, June 23 at Old Stone House to celebrate her new album. (Photo Credit: Jake Salyers)

Welcome to the week, which features very engaging events to say the least: stories colliding, a hometown local album release, outdoor live music in Prospect Park, and more!

Ask Me Another With Loudon Wainwright III
When: Monday, June 20. Doors: 6:30pm, Show: 7:30pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
What: Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar… No, it’s not the start of a joke. It’s the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberginvites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musicianJonathan Coulton.
How much: $20, tickets available online. $25 at the door.

Concerts on the Slope Presents: Summer Winds
When: Tuesday, June 21, 8pm
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place at 7th Avenue
What: Compositions by Barber, Ravel, Villa-Lobos and more in an always exciting live classical event.
How much: Free

Storycollider’s 6th Annivesary
When: Tuesday, June 21, doors 7:30pm, show at 8pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street (near 5th Avenue)
What: We believe that, now, more than ever, science is a part of everyone’s life. At The Story Collider, you’ll hear from scientists about all the times things went wrong, and occasionally right, in their labs, but you’ll also hear from people who haven’t had a formal connection to science since high school. We have physicists, comedians, neuroscientists, writers, actors, doctors, and many, many more telling their story. Some are heartbreaking; some are hilarious. They’re all true, and all, in one way or another, are about science.
How much: $10, tickets available online.

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Benefit Concert with Ray LaMontagne
When: Wednesday, June 22, 6:30pm, Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park (Enter at 9th Street and Prospect Park West)
What: BRIC CB is thrilled to hear the old and the new from folk musician Ray LaMontagne at the Bandshell and they hope you can join them, for this long overdue evening.
How much: $49.50, tickets available online. $55 day of show.

Welcome to the Department of Moving On, a screening with Julia Leffler
When: Wednesday, June 22 from 7pm
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue at 7th Street
What: Welcome to the Department of Moving On! Sorry you’re dead. This new web series explores the corporate culture of Morbius Inc., the company that processes the souls of the dead. As clients move through the Department of Moving On, they are guided by Angels of Death. Join us as we screen this after-life office comedy and a Q&A with its creator. Julia Leffler has put in her time as a project manager in corporate America. Her experiences inspired her to create this show. She is the writer, producer, and star of The Department of Moving On.
How much: $5, tickets available online.

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Alvvays, Ducktails, and Big Thief
When: Thursday, June 23, 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park (Enter at 9th Street and Prospect Park West)
What: A trifecta of indie-pop and rock provocateurs descends on Brooklyn in a haze of distorted brilliance.
How much: Free

Amelia Robinson Album Release Party for The Space Between
When: Thursday, June 23, 7:30pm
Where: Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street between 4th And 5th Avenues
What: While Robinson may be widely know for her Mil’s Trills albums for young music lovers, here’s an opportunity to see this singer/songwriter/ukele master perform new tunes from The Space Between for the adult set on her home turf. Check out our preview here.
How much: Free

School’s Out! Comedy at High Dive
When: Thursday, June 23, 8:pm
Where: High Dive, 243 5th Avenue at Carroll Street
What: Hosted by Drew Dowdey (Brooklyn Comedy Fest) and Jenn Welch (The Stand-Up Showdown), with Tim Dillon (Gotham Comedy Live), Janelle James (@midnight), Samantha Ruddy (Collegehumor), Molly Austin (TruTV), and Petey DeAbreu (Petey’s World)
How much: Free

Free Yoga in the Park presented by Bend + Bloom Yoga
When: Thursday, June 23
Where: Prospect Park’s Long Meadow, 7pm-8pm. Enter the park at Grand Army Plaza, Garfield, or 3rd Street. Proceed to Long Meadow and look for the sea of mats. Bring your own mat and water bottle plus a friend or two!
What: Join Bend + Bloom Yoga, lululemon athletica Brooklyn, and the Prospect Park Alliance every Thursday night from June 2 through August 25 for free, fresh-air yoga in beautiful Prospect Park.  The series draws hundreds of Brooklynites, of all experience levels, each week to celebrate and experience yoga and wellness in our treasured park.
How much: Free, however an RSVP is required to sign the online waiver form.

Site:Brooklyn presents Landscape: A Sense of Place
When: Through Sunday, June 26. Thursdays-Sundays and by appointment.
Where: Site:Brooklyn, 165 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
What: How does an artist frame a landscape? Inevitably, it is an act of choosing: what goes in, what goes out? Poussin and Lorraine first brought landscape, which was previously relegated to merely backdrop for other images, into a subject of its own. After the Impressionist revolution, by the 20th century, the definition of “landscape” expanded considerably. Photography became widespread. Also, it included cityscapes and the explosion suburban subjects, conceptualization, abstraction, and gesture. Artists also brought in other materials such as video, collage, or elements earth or city themselves. Fundamentally, landscape posits the challenge of how we view and engage with the world around us. This exhibition seeks to show how contemporary artists take up this challenge. The exhibition is curated by Annette Rose-Shapiro.
How much: $10, at the door.

Jay Friedenberg: The Panoramic Landscape
When: Through July 3. 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 will be presenting the second solo show by Jay Friedenberg, featuring large-scale panoramic scenes from around the globe. Friedenberg’s artwork is a combination of traditional and modern photographic techniques that is enhanced by digital effects to create fantastic color and compositions. The opening reception is Saturday, June 4 from 6pm-9pm.
How much: Free.


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