Whether you want to hear jazz, Roots and Americana, or traditional Bengali songs, there’s something for everyone this weekend! Along with lots of music, there will be a dance class, block party, and pop-up markets to keep you busy.
Check the BKLYNER Calendar for more events happening around town or to list one of your own.
Anoushka Shankar | My Brightest Diamond
When: Friday, July 20, 7:30pm (gates open at 6:30pm)
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th Street, Park Slope
What: The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series continues with a performance by renowned sitar master and composer Anoushka Shankar, in partnership with Help Refugees, protesting the displacement of refugees fleeing conflict areas around the world. Indie experimental darling My Brightest Diamond opens up the show with help from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
How Much: Free ($5 suggested donation)
Mission: Impossible — Fallout Challenge Night (Sponsored)
When: Saturday, July 21, 6pm to 8pm
Where: Aviator Sports and Events Center, Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Marine Park
What: Run, jump and climb like you’re in Mission: Impossible to win prizes. The event is FREE and open to participants ages 13+ of all experience levels.
How Much: Free, register here.
FAD Market Midsummer Pop-Up
When: Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 11am to 6pm
Where: City Point, 445 Albee Square West, Downtown Brooklyn
What: This weekend pop-up market presents a carefully curated selection by more than 50 local independent vendors showcasing handcrafted jewelry, clothing, bath and body care, art, home design, and more.
Afrobeats Jam II Dance Class
When: Saturday, July 21, 1pm to 2pm
Where: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Studio B, Fort Greene
What: This Afrobeats Jam Dance Class Part II presents an “exciting upbeat spicy dance class for all levels” featuring an afrobeat party workout and some basic contemporary afrobeat moves. After the dance class, participants will go to a local African diaspora restaurant to enjoy a meal together. The session will help raise funds for “Dancing My Way To Africa.”
How Much: Tickets $18
Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival
When: Saturday, July 21, 3pm to 7pm—Rescheduled to 12pm to 3pm due to rain!
Where: Fort Greene Park, 100 Washington Park, Fort Greene
What: For an eighth year, local jazz legend Eric Frazier hosts an all-star lineup featuring some of NYC’s finest musicians in Fort Greene Park. Along with Frazier, special performers this year include Hanka G, Stacey Haughton, Sivan Arbel, Rome Neal, and more.
How Much: Free
South Slope Summer Stroll, Part 1
When: Saturday, July 21, 5pm to 9pm
Where: 5th Avenue, 12th to 18th Streets, Park Slope
What: Enjoy car-free streets and free activities including a rockwall, bouncy house, face painting, bubbles, a giant chess board, a pop-up park, live music, an empanada eating contest, and vintage cars. There will also be a Doggy Hang Out and Fashion Dress Up Parade outside of Freddy’s Bar between 17th and 18th from 5pm to 6:30pm!
When: Saturday, July 21, 5pm to 8pm
Where: Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, 165 2nd Street, Gowanus
What: Celebrate Roots and Americana music the third Saturday of each month at the Creekers Jamboree. This month’s edition features performances by The Chittlin Cookers and The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band.
How Much: Free (donations encouraged)
Louis! Louis! Louis!
When: Saturday, July 21, 8pm
Where: On Stage At Kingsborough, Kingsborough Community College, Kingsborough’s Lighthouse Bandshell, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Manhattan Beach
What: Acclaimed trumpeter and vocalist Jumaane Smith celebrates the origins of jump blues and jazz with his interpretations of classics from Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, and Louis Jordan. Smith will also play original works composed especially for this performance.
How Much: Free
Arts Gowanus Summer Show
When: Sunday, July 22, 12pm to 8:30pm
Where: Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass Street, Gowanus
What: Arts Gowanus and Threes Brewing host The Summer Show, featuring a selection of artwork from Brooklyn-based creatives displayed throughout the brewery. There will also be a pop-up craft vendor market from 12pm to 4pm and spoken word performances from 5pm to 7pm. Drink local, eat local, and support your local arts community! Go to Facebook to see the featured artists, vendors, and performers.
Unseen Beauty – Dance and Songs of Bangladesh
When: Sunday, July 22, 6pm to 8pm
Where: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, 1 University Plaza, Downtown Brooklyn
What: Bangladeshi Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) presents this two-part production highlighting Bangladeshi culture. The first part features Selima Ashraf and Nilofar Jahan performing Bengali songs from multiple genres including folk, modern, and more. The second part features a dance drama about a young Bangladeshi-American girl anticipating her first visit to Bangladesh—imagining and bringing to life the various regional cultures of the country.
How Much: Tickets $10, $5 students/seniors
John Cleese with Monty Python & The Holy Grail (Sponsored)
When: Sunday, July 22, 8pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: Living comedy legend, John Cleese, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A at Kings Theatre following a screening of Monty Python & The Holy Grail.
How Much: Tickets $85
Celebrate Moth Night 2018
When: Sunday, July 22, 8pm to 9:30pm
Where: East 4th Street Community Garden, 179 E 4th Street (between Caton Ave. & Fort Hamilton Pkwy), Kensington
What: All are invited to celebrate moths with naturalist and writer Don Riepe, a founding member of the NYC Butterfly Club. See moths in action while learning about their life cycles, their habitats, and their critical role in nature. There are 1,400 moth species in North America, but many of them go unnoticed because they are night fliers.
How Much: Free
Wendy Darling & Peter Pan
When: Thursday, July 5 through Saturday, July 21 at 8pm (Thursdays through Saturdays)
Where: Old Stone House & Washington Park, 336 3rd Street, Park Slope
What: It’s your last weekend to catch Piper Theatre’s 13th annual outdoor show presented at the Old Stone House and Washington Park. This year’s production is an adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan that transforms the park into Wendy’s house, Neverland, and the Darling children’s nursery. Read more about Wendy Darling & Peter Pan here.
How Much: Free (donations gladly accepted)
Archipelago New York—A Secret Island World In Plain Sight By Thomas Halaczinsky
When: Exhibition on view through Saturday, July 21
Where: Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover Street, Red Hook
What: This exhibition features images from more than 3,000 nautical miles taken by Thomas Halaczinsky who from 2011 to 2016 retraced the travels of Adriaen Block. In 1614, Block set sail on his 30-foot sailboat Sojourn to map more than 70 islands from the New York City Harbor to Fishers Island Sound bordering Long Island, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
When: Exhibition on view from Wednesday, May 23 through Saturday, July 28
Where: Urban Glass, Agnes Varis Art Center, 647 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
What: An exhibition bringing together the work of six artists who work with reflective surfaces to explore reflection in the physical sense and to reflect the conditions of contemporary experience.
Pink and Green 2, The Hype Series in 3D | AngelOnce x GoopMassta
When: Exhibition on view from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 29
Where: 3RD ETHOS Gallery, 154 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick
What: Two West Coast artists AngelOnce (creator of Angry Charlie, the pink elephant) and GoopMassta (creator of hip hop frog) collaborate in NYC for the first time, transforming 3RD ETHOS gallery into a “3D experience of eye-popping colors, retro themes, and animal prints.”
Fernando Carpaneda “New Portraits”
When: On view from Saturday, June 23 through Sunday, July 29 (appointment only)
Where: MF Gallery, 213 Bond Street (between Baltic & Butler St.), Gowanus
What: An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by the New York-based Brazilian artist depicting the beauty and sensuality of men and women. The works aim to provoke questions about equality and inspire acceptance of diversity in human sexuality.
GOD IS TRANS
When: Exhibition on view through Saturday, August 11
Where: Richard Beavers Gallery, 408 Marcus Garvey Boulevard (at Halsey Street), Bed-Stuy
What: Painter Genesis Tramaine presents a series of works that challenges the traditional belief that God is male and encourages viewers to consider God “outside of traditional gender binaries but as ‘trans’ – a spirit that occupies the spectrum between both genders.”
When: Saturday, June 23 through Saturday, August 11, 11am to 7pm (Saturdays & Sundays)
Where: The Meat Market, 380 Tompkins Avenue (between Putnam & Jefferson Ave.), Bed-Stuy
What: This new summer shopping experience celebrates diversity and will feature more than 30 vendors offering sustainable goods, vintage clothing, handmade items, jewelry, wellness products, arts and crafts, and wares created in the five boroughs and beyond.
Erwin Wurm: Hot Dog Bus
When: On view from Saturday, June 9 through Sunday, August 26, 12pm to 6pm (weekends)
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 and Pier 5
What: The Austrian artist will be passing out free hot dogs to park visitors all summer from a bright yellow, overstuffed Volkswagen Microbus. The bloated-looking bus will force audiences to consider the relationship between capitalism and consumption in society. The Hot Dog Bus will be on view and serving free hot dogs at BBP’s Pier 1 on Saturdays and Pier 5 on Sundays.
Coney Island Creek and the Natural World
When: Exhibition on view Saturday, May 26 through Monday, September 3 (open Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)
Where: The Coney Island History Project, 3059 West 12th Street (at the entrance to Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park), Coney Island
What: Organized around a timeline of Coney Island Creek from 1645 to 2018, the exhibition illustrates Coney Island’s original attraction with maps, photographs, posters, art, artifacts, oral history, and video. The exhibition describes the Creek’s environment through history, art, and ecology.
How Much: Free