Slope Weekday Events Spotlight: September 26-29

Slope Weekday Events Spotlight: September 26-29
new york burlesque festival
Head to The Bell House on Thursday, September 29 for the NY Burlesque Festival Teaser Party. (Photo via New York Burlesque Festival)

The Fall has arrived, and so have weekday events, which include carnivorous plants, a burlesque teaser party, jazz, and more.

For places in the neighborhood to watch the Presidential Debate on Monday, September 25, view our list here.

Special Ayurvedic and Yoga Workshop with I Am Yoga (Sponsored)
When: Saturday, October 1, 4pm-6pm
Where: I Am Yoga, 760 5th Avenue at 26th Street)
What: Seasonal changes affect our bodies in more than one way. Our digestive system, skin and hair, stamina, moods and emotions, etc., are greatly influenced by what happens in nature. Come explore a special Ayurvedic and yoga workshop series this fall to ease your body into the seasonal change.
How much: $160, please register online.
Contact Information: or 718-499-4946.

Make It Brooklyn Innovation Summit (Sponsored)
When: Wednesday, September 28, 8am-8pm
Where: Citypoint, 1 Dekalb Square (Main entrances at Albee Square and Flatbush Avenue)
What: Hundreds of Brooklyn builders, founders and entrepreneurs will come together at City Point for the Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Summit on September 28 to connect with Brooklyn’s best and brightest across many industries who have ‘made it’ in the borough.
How much: Tickets for purchase here. $100 office with discount code “PARKSLOPE”

The Sinister Beauty of Carnivorous Plants: An Illustrated Lecture and Show-And-Tell with Author Matthew M. Kaelin
When: Monday, September 26, 7pm-9pm
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue (at 7th Street)
What: The Sinister Beauty of Carnivorous Plants portrays the alluring nature of carnivorous plants in a collection of intense photography. Included is information on the cultivation requirements used for growing these fantastic specimens, the carnivorous plants native to the authors home region on Long Island, NY, and the threats to the plants’ natural habitats and the conservation organizations that are working to protect them. The presentation will include many of the finest images seen in the book, and the author will go further in depth about the material, to provide a greater understanding of this wonderfully bizarre subject. Matthew M. Kaelin will also bring some plant specimens for the audience to admire.
How much: $8, tickets available online.

Kelly Barnhill presents The Girl Who Drank the Moon
When: Tuesday, September 27, 4pm
Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue (between Garfield Place and Carroll Street)
What: Featuring a beclouded protectorate, an enmagicked girl, and a Simply Enormous (or is it Perfectly Tiny?) Dragon, Kelly Barnhill’s latest middle-grade novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, is as fierce and moving as The Witch’s Boy. Barnhill joins us for a perfectly autumnal after-school event. (Ages 9 and up)
How much: Free

Xinlu Chen Quintet
When: Tuesday, September 27, 8:15pm
Where: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place (between 1st and Carroll Streets)
What: Xinlu Chen Quintet is an energetic group.The compositions are blended with straight ahead,as well as modern jazz, gospel and African music elements.
How much: $10, at the door

Artsville presents When I Was Young I Knew Everything
When: Wednesday, September 28, 7:30pm-9pm
Where: Roots Cafe, 639 5th Avenue at 20th Street
What: Artsville presents When I Was Young I Knew Everything, a spoken word an musical performance featuring Brian Vander Ark, lead singer of The Verve Pipe and writer of the iconic hit song, “The Freshmen.” His solo career includes four studio albums. In 2007, he created the Lawn Chairs and Living Rooms House Concert Series, and has played over 600 shows in the homes of his fans. Brian also has an album of cover songs June 2016, and an additional album of songs written with actor/musician Jeff Daniels, to be released in Fall 2016. Brian is also a speaker, traveling the country throughout the year telling his story to financial institutions, schools, non­profits, and more.
How much: $25, tickets available here.

14th Annual New York Burlesque Festival Teaser Party
When: Thursday, September 29, Doors at 6:30pm; show at 8pm.
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street (at 2nd Avenue)
What: The Annual New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world, and has attracted sold-out crowds since it’s premiere in 2003.  This September marks the 14th year for this celebrated event, and producers, Thirsty Girl & Pontani  Productions will once again, serve up 4 nights of glitter and glamour in Gotham, with over 120 eye-popping performances from international leading burlesque and variety entertainers at four of NYC’s hottest nightclubs. Bringing together over 2,700 enthusiastic audience members who,  in addition to enjoying tassels and tail feathers will be entertained by live music, international DJ’s, variety and circus performers, boylesque, and a burlesque bazaar where you can try on custom corsets, peruse pasties, hair ornaments, vintage dresses, and lingerie!
How much: $15, purchase tickets online; $20 at the door

Exhibition: Ride by Debra Pearlman
When: Through October 2. 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: A photo is like a souvenir—a memory, a memento of a brief moment in time. There’s an opportunity to present many responses to this initial photograph: an informal setting and selection of work offers the viewer the chance to experience and reflect on this process. Titled RIDE, this installation evokes movement or the implied motion of play, and the objects that support these many activities, all presented here together. Painting, photographs, works on paper, some with text, swings, and a bungee jump caught mid-air in all of these media, invite one to think about play, joy, fear, and anxiety of momentarily casting gravity aside.
How much: Free, art available for purchase.

Gail Flannery: Tumbled Sky
When: Through October 16. 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 presents Tumbled Sky by Gail Flanery, an exhibition of mixed-media prints. Flanery’s signature imagery draws from nature; much of it is suggestive of landscape but the geography is rarely specific. The landscapes are invented, inverted or re-imagined and animated by lush color and an expansive sense of space. In this exhibition, Flanery channels nature’s turbulence as her gaze shifts upward, to the sky. Flanery is a graduate of Cooper Union where she was influenced by the painter and colorist Wolf Kahn. She has worked with a number of master printers and presently works at the shop of Master Printer Kathy Caraccio. Flanery’s work is in dozens of private and corporate collections and in the permanent collection of the Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. Flanery has exhibited extensively with several published reviews to her credit, including in The New York Times.
How much: Free.

Gypsy, A Musical
When: Through October 9, schedule varies
Where: The Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: Gypsy is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You’ll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.
How much: $25, $20 for children and seniors. Purchase tickets here.

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.

Up From Under: Video Art by Madeleine Altmann
When: Through October 7. Thursdays-Sundays, 1pm-6pm and by appointment.
Where: Site:Brooklyn, 165 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
What: Madeleine Altmann’s work interrogates the intersection of nature, technological change, and visual representation. Her video installations, created with reclaimed analog video monitors, re-appropriate seemingly obsolete objects, using them to explore the question of value in modern society. Often, Altmann inserts herself into the frame, disrupting the all too easy notion of a separation between nature and humanity.
How Much: Free


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