Weekend Art Events: April 5-7 (Oddities Flea Market, Kids Rock for Kids, Crawl the Hall & More)
Spend time with friends and family this weekend at a variety of local concerts, exhibits and more! Listen to folk music during the weekend-long Brooklyn Folk Festival or dance away at Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Rink’s Discoteque. Plus, two exhibitions, Scoring the Stacks and BRIC’s Biennial exploring the theme “The Impossible Possible,” will be closing this weekend.
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Friday, April 5
IN CONTEXT: DANIEL FELSENFELD at Brooklyn Historical Society, 7:30pm [Tickets begin at $15]: The In Context series, which pairs the works of a living composer with the songs that inspired them, will be presented by Brooklyn composer Daniel Felsenfeld. Several of Mr. Felsenfelds songs, including a world premiere Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) commission, will be presented alongside songs by Eve Beglarian, Whitney George, Clara Schumann, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Germaine Tailleferre. Mr. Felsenfeld will give a pre-concert talk-back at 7pm.
BROOKLYN FOLK FESTIVAL at St. Ann’s Church, 7:30pm (+ April 6 & April 7) [Tickets begin at $25]: Immerse yourself in folk music at this weekend-long music festival with various events related to arts and film. Attendees can expect performances from Frank Fairfield and Meredith Axelrod, Little Nora Brown, Ozark Highballers and more.
OPERA ON TAP NEW BREW PRESENTS: CREME DE LA CREME, PART DEUX (Sponsored) at Barbés, 8pm [Free, register here]: The New Brew series brings you classical music written by some of today’s most exciting composers, presented in entertaining and irreverent programs by young singers and instrumentalists who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited in their reactions by the looming menace of giant chandeliers.
Did you know Barbes is actually a neighborhood in northern Paris? Well, Opera on Tap’s New Brew is taking Barbes back to its roots with a night of French song, with music by Kyle Werner, Chris Berg, Messaien, Satie, Debussy, Bernstein, Lily Boulanger, and Milhaud. From the avant-garde to the cabaret, these songs will make you want to laugh, cry, smoke, and eat and drink wine and cheese for the rest of your life.
Saturday, April 6
ODDITIES FLEA MARKET’S RITES OF SPRING at Brooklyn Bazar, (+April 7) 12pm [Tickets begin at $10]: Curated by Ryan and Regina Cohn, this flea market features a selection of peculiar goods such as medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, home decor, jewelry, one-of-a-kind dark art and more. VIP tickets are also on sale for early access.
MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE FOR KIDS at Industry City, 1pm [Free]: Bring the whole family to this interactive and educational live music experience. This week’s concert will feature music from David Bowie.
SPRING EXHIBITION at Ossam Gallery, 1pm (+ April 7, 13, 14) [Free]: Celebrate spring with this new exhibit featuring paintings, watercolors, prints, collages, photographs, ceramics and sculpture. This exhibit will include works from the twenty-one members of the Park Slope/Windsor Terrace Artists group.
Sunday, April 7
LAST DANCE DREAMLAND DISCOTEQUE at Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Rink, 2pm [Tickets begin at $18]: Get ready to dress up and roll the day away at this disco extravaganza that is sure to transport anyone back in time with its 70s and 80s music. Kids 7-years-old and up are welcome to join the party. One adult must accompany every four attendees 18-years-old or younger.
KIDS ROCK FOR KIDS 2019 at the Bell House, doors open at 2:30pm and show starts at 3pm [Tickets $10]: Spend the afternoon being entertained by 38 young comedians, bands, dancers, and artists to support two causes. Proceeds from the ticket sales will support the CHiPS soup kitchen and shelter in Park Slope and the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) in Kabul. Read more here.
CRAWL AT THE HALL at Dekalb Market Hall, 2pm [Tickets begin at $35]: Spend the afternoon sampling and discovering an array of craft beers. The Dekalb Market Hall will feature 16 beers from 8 independent, local breweries including Alewife, Von Trapp, Torch & Crown, Southern Tier, Industrial Arts, Catskills, Broken Bow, and Big aLICe.
Beastie Boys Story (Sponsored) at Kings Theatre, April 10, 8pm [Tickets begin at $85]: “A 2 Person 1 Man Show About 3 Kids Who Started a Band Together” as told by Mike Diamond & Adam Horovitz. Directed by Spike Jonze.
JOHN PRINE (Sponsored) at Kings Theatre, April 13, 8pm [Tickets $74.50]: A two-time Grammy-winner, John Prine is among the English language’s premier phrase-turners. Almost 50 years into a remarkable career that has drawn effusive praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and others who would know, Prine is a smiling, shuffling force for good.
He is a 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Songwriter’s Hall of Fame nominee, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and a PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient whose classic debut album, simply titled John Prine, is recognized as part of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame and whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and many others.
His critically acclaimed new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, was produced by Grammy Award winning produce Dave Cobb and recently debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200—a career high chart position and sales week for the legendary singer, songwriter and performer.
Kings Theatre Historic Tour (Sponsored) at Kings Theatre, April 20, 2pm [Tickets $20]: Brooklyn’s newly-restored Kings Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the popular historic theatre tours. All tours cover the history of the initial opening in 1929 through the story of the current day restoration to glory in an intimate group setting.
SF9 Unlimited Tour (Sponsored) at Kings Theatre, April 21, 7:30pm [Tickets begin at $60]: Billboard’s 2019 K-Pop breakout pick, SF9, is coming to Kings Theatre on April 21 in support of their comeback album NARCISSUS released on February 20th.
TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S FAREWELL PLAY TOUR (Sponsored) at Kings Theatre, April 25-28 [Tickets start at $200]: Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” will be Perry’s 21st stage play. In addition to Perry, the play will star Tamela Mann, David Mann, and Cassi Davis Patton. Perry made headlines last month when he announced that he would be hanging up Madea’s wig in 2019, with the expected final stage play and the upcoming film Madea’s Family Funeral, being released by Lionsgate on March 1, 2019.
TURETSKY CHOIR PRESENTS THE GREATEST HITS (Sponsored) at Kings Theatre, May 4, 8pm [Tickets $95]: The Turetsky Choir returns to Kings Theatre this spring on their greatest hits tour!
GRiZ TOUR (Sponsored) at Kings Theatre, May 10 [Tickets start at $50]: Sax man. Producer. DJ. Musician. GRiZ is all of the above—and then some. But beyond everything, GRiZ is the shining force of positivity who’s here to teach the world how to do one thing: Show Love, Spread Love. It’s the driving mantra that’s come to define the core of everything GRiZ. “I’m just here to spread good vibes, my friends,” the jovial producer says. “It all comes down to spreading the good word and sharing the love.”
SCORING THE STACKS at Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, through April 7 [Free]: Brooklyn-based artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed presents this participatory public art exhibition and workshop series at BPL’s Central Library. Visitors are introduced to the exhibit by a 120-foot site-specific photomural on the balcony of the Library’s Grand Lobby. At the heart of Scoring the Stacks is a series of scores, artworks based on musical notations, that invite participants to interpret/follow instructions that take them throughout the library. A series of public programs will also invite attendees to collaborate in creating lyrics, choreography, and flash fiction using scores contributed by the public.
BRIC BIENNIAL: VOLUME III, SOUTH BROOKLYN EDITION at BRIC House, through April 7 [Free]: The third edition of BRIC’s Biennial will showcase the work of 19 emerging and mid-career artists in South Brooklyn (Park Slope, Gowanus, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge) at BRIC House as well as at five satellite locations including Green-Wood Cemetery, La Bodega, NARS Foundation, Ortega Y Gasset Projects, and Trestle Gallery. With this year’s “The Impossible Possible” theme “rather than reflecting our current state of affairs, their work looks inward, whether reflecting the sphere of the personal or some alternate reality.”
FOAM TALENT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT at Red Hook Labs, through April 10 [Free]: Explore a wide array of subjects and techniques with the annual Foam Talent Call photography exhibit. With pieces from 20 image-makers, the works showcase a new generation of artists in a collective exhibition
HI-VIZ: AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL POSTERS 1979-2019 at Interference Archive, through April 14 [Free]: This exhibition of vibrant screen-printed posters provides a visual commentary of politics in Australia over the past four decades and illustrates the times and events that inspired artists throughout periods of major change. Several topics addressed in the posters are still relevant today, including Indigenous rights, gender politics, unemployment, and the environment.
“UNDISCLOSED: VISUAL CONVERSATIONS” at Ground Floor Gallery, through April 14 [Free]: Check out the first exhibition of the year for Ground Floor Gallery featuring New York City-based painter, Ronald Hall. Hall’s work spans over the past 2 years and will also be his first solo exhibition in New York.
MARJANA AND THE FORTY THIEVES at Target Margin Theater, through April 20 at various times [Tickets begin at $25]: This production is part of Target Margin Theater’s multi-year exploration on the tale The One Thousand and One Nights and is based on the story of Ali Baba.
REFIGURING BINARIES at Pioneer Works, through April 21 [Free]: Explore identity, the body and the politics of technology with this new exhibition. Curated by Kelani Nichole, this exhibition explores how the boundaries of technology and the body have blurred just as the lines between author, image, and copy have as well.
FIVE VOICES OPENING RECEPTION at South Slope Local Café, through April 28 [Free]: Enjoy works from Faith Gertner, Suzanne Jasper, Lily Moy Leong, Susan Louie and Deborah Wheaton—five voices taught by Susan Newmark Fleminger of Park Slope Center for Successful Aging and Daniel McDonald of Prospect Hills Senior Services Center.
RACE AND REVOLUTION: REIMAGINING MONUMENTS at The Old Stone House, through June 14 [Free]: This third iteration of a series that aims to bring the conversation of systemic race and racism from the past into the present displays excerpts from historical documents alongside contemporary works by 16 artists including paintings, drawings, quilts, interactive sculptures, and public art.
ON THE (QUEER) WATERFRONT at the Brooklyn Historical Society, through August 4 [Free]: Co-curated by Hugh Ryan and Avram Finkelstein, this exhibition focuses on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history of Brooklyn in the 1800s and through World War II. Visitors can expect to see photographs, artifacts and more. Read more here.
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