Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: July 29-31

Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: July 29-31
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Digable Planets and Camp Lo play a free show at the Prospect Park Bandshell on Saturday at 7:30pm. (Photo via Disable Planets)

Weekend events are varied and intriguing. Digable Planets, Harry Potter, Rock-Rock Rockaway Beach, and more!

Summer Music Series — Wine With Sue (Sponsored)
When: Friday, July 29, 8pm-11pm
Where: Aces Patio at Aviator Sports and Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Avenue
What: Wine With Sue Is THE Premier Rock and Roll Party Band. Hailing from Rock-Rock Rockaway Beach, Queens, Wine with Sue has been bringing their Rock and Roll party to bars and clubs in New York for over ten years!
How much: $10, tickets available online.

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Digable Planets and Camp Lo
When: Saturday, July 30, 7:30pm, Gates open at 6:30pm
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park (Enter at 9th Street and Prospect Park West)
What: New York hip-hop staples Digable Planets and Camp Lo unite for a memorable night of new and old sounds at the Bandshell.
How much: Free. Rain or shine.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Release Book Party
When: Saturday, July 30, 10pm — Sunday, July 31, 12am
Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue (between Garfield Place and Carroll Street)
What: Bedeviled refreshments and confounded activities will be provided for both those nostalgic for their cursed childhoods and those still living through them.
How much: Book onsale at Midnight. Pre-Order your copy here.

Richard III by William Shakespeare
When: Through Sunday, July 31, schedule varies [closing weekend]
Where: The Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: Richard III is the final play in Shakespeare’s first attempt at history plays, the four part story of the Wars of the Roses. Its title character, Richard Duke of Gloucester, emerged grinning and bragging from the chaos of those wars in the third part of Henry VI where he announced “I can smile and murder whiles I smile.” Shakespeare gave Richard, Duke of Gloucester, his own play Richard III: a one-man show, presided over by one of Shakespeare’s unforgettable characters, the ‘poisonous bunch-backed toad”, Richard. The play was Shakespeare’s first blockbuster combining in Richard the ruthlessness of the Godfather with the charm of Dracula. Four centuries later the play continues to be one of Shakespeare’s most popular.
How much: $18, $15 for children and seniors. Purchase tickets here.

Personal Is Political Is Personal
When: Through August 6. 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: A national juried exhibition about the personal effects of politics, curated by celebrated artist and animal-rights activist Sue Coe. In this intensely political year we hear sound bites and promises that can seem abstract unless it affects us personally. Black Lives Matter. Gender Equality. Gun Control. It’s all just words until we see a child’s body washed ashore, a routine traffic stop becomes deadly, or a family home is destroyed at high tide. 440 Gallery’s theme show this year is centered on the personal effects of politics. Artists selected for the exhibition: Max Alper, Hannah Barnhardt, Lynn Benson, Eva M. Capobianco, Gordon Carlisle, Patricia Denys, Elise Dodeles, Richard Ferrari, Igor Gnedo, Mary Hood, Ibn Kendall, Katrina Majkut, Spencer Moore, Harry Newman, Steve Savitz, Nancy Siesel, Nomi Silverman, Stephen Spiller, Ann Stoddard, Bethany Taylor, Doug Turetsky, Divine Williams, Dale Williams.
How much: Free.

Site:Lab: Nothing Is Destroyed
When: Through July 30. Regular hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 2pm-6pm. [closing weekend]
Where: Open Source Gallery, (306 17th Street at 6th Avenue)
What: Nothing is Destroyed is part of a larger conversation that began in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This exhibit contains objects extracted from and related to previous projects surrounding the church that trace the trajectory of interventions at and with the desanctified Rumsey Street Church. Nothing is Destroyed includes architectural artifacts and work by Paul Amenta, Lora Robertson and Nick Kline. The title of the exhibition, taken from Lorenzo Fusi’s essay on the work of Gordon Matta-Clark nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, everything is transformed, references Matta-Clark’s idea of “anarchitecture,” which described his interest in voids, gaps and leftover spaces related to architecture. Nothing is Destroyed focuses on these concepts, creating, like Matta-Clark, an expanded vision of space and its representation over time. Each recontextualization of the Rumsey Street Church adds a new history, creating new collaborations and connections which contribute to the project through both additions and subtractions.
How Much: Free

PS 321 Flea Market
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-5pm
Where: 180 7th Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets – in front of PS 321
What: This market is considered a Park Slope institution by many, and plans to be open year round. The flea is under new management this year.

Smorgasburg at Prospect Park
When: Sundays, 11am-6pm
Where: Prospect Park, Breeze Hill (Located near Lakeside and the Lincoln Road entrance)
What: Smorgasburg begins its warm weather months in our beautiful backyard. Find 100 vendors and food from all over the world every Sunday at Breeze Hill, located near Lakeside and the park’s Lincoln Road entrance.  Find the market on Google Maps here. Presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. Dog friendly.

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