Weekend Art Events: June 15-17 (‘As U Like It,’ Party To Protect, Podcast Fest & More)

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The forecast is looking beautiful for Father’s Day weekend (need gift ideas?), so spend some time with dad and head over to some of the fun events lined up including concerts, garden parties, the 44th Annual Seventh Heaven Street Fair, and the 36th annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island.

Check the BKLYNER Calendar for more events happening around town or to list one of your own.

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Concerts In The Parks—New York Philharmonic at Prospect Park
When: Friday, June 15, 8pm to 9:30pm
Where: Long Meadow Ballfields, 95 Prospect Park West, Prospect Park
What: New York Philharmonic’s James Gaffigan conducts this program featuring
Saint-Saëns Bacchanale from “Samson and Delilah”; 11-year-old Jordan Millar’s “Boogie Down Uptown”; 10-year-old Camryn Cowan’s “Harlem Shake”; Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town”; and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade”
How Much: Free

[DanceRoulette] Susan Rethorst with Gregory Holt and Gabrielle Revlock: Stealing from Myself (via Facebook)
[DanceRoulette] Susan Rethorst with Gregory Holt and Gabrielle Revlock: Stealing from Myself 
When: Friday, June 15, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Avenue), Boerum Hill
What: Combining old and new work spanning her 30-year career, choreographer Susan Rethorst created this dance piece for and with performers Gabrielle Revlock and Gregory Holt.
How Much: Tickets $20

Stop ‘N’ Swap
When: Saturday, June 16, 12pm to 3pm
Where: The Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street (between 4th & 5th Ave), Park Slope
What: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle at Grow NYC’s Stop ‘N’ Swap. Bring clean, reusable, portable items (clothing, electronics, housewares, books, toys) that you no longer need, and pick up something new-to-you in exchange.
How Much: Free

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra Performs Gottschalk, Copland, Dvorak
When: Saturday, June 16, 2pm to 3:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum, Iris and Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
What: For the final concert of its 45th season, the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra performs a program that spans the Americas, including Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s 1859 Symphonie Romantique, “A Night in the Tropics;” four Dance Episodes from Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo;” and Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”
How Much: Tickets $20, $10 members/seniors

Lakou NOU 2018 Collaborative Performance & Youth Activities
When: Saturday, June 16, 4pm to 6pm
Where: East 43rd Street Community Garden, 1087 E 43rd Street, East Flatbush
What: A part of Selebrasyon!, NYC’s only festival dedicated to the promotion of the film, dance, music, literature, and visual art of Haiti and its diaspora, Lakou NOU 2018 brings together four artists—Madjeen Isaac, Richard Louissaint, Stefani Saintonge, and Sirene Dantor Sainvil—for a collaborative work featuring a youth activities center. The event will include Haitian drumming, singing, painting, and a community youth banner addressing “What does your Lakou [a community built around a shared yard] and garden mean to you?”
How Much: Free

Creekers Jamboree
When: Saturday, June 16, 5pm to 8pm
Where: Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, 165 2nd Street, Gowanus
What: Hello Bittersweet and Rose Thomas Bannister & The Filthy Unbelievers kick off the Creekers Jamboree series, a celebration of Roots and Americana music taking place on the third Saturday of each month all summer! The Gowanus Dredgers will be offering free canoe tours from 1pm to 5pm, but stick around for the music as the sun sets.
How Much: Donations encouraged

As U Like It
When: Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 at 6pm
Where: Cadman Plaza Park, Memorial Lawn, Brooklyn Heights
What: Bring the family to this free, outdoor performance of As U Like It, adapted & directed by David Fuller and presented by Theater 2020.

Cinema Garden Party: I Am Not Your Negro
When: Saturday, June 16, 7pm to 10pm
Where: Hancock Community Backyard Garden Park, 324 Hancock Street (between Tompkins & Throop Avenues), Bed-Stuy
What: The Luminal Theater’s outdoor film series showcasing black films presents Raoul Peck’s Academy Award-nominated documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book examining race in America.
How Much: Free, register here

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Party To Protect
When: Saturday, June 16, 7pm to 2am
Where: littlefield, 635 Sackett Street, Gowanus
What: Comedians Marie Faustin and Sydnee Washington host Party to Protect, presented by Moms Demand Action—NY, a division of Everytown for Gun Safety which works to end gun violence and build safer communities. The fundraising event will feature music, burlesque, art, raffle prizes, and $40 Flash Tattoos performed on site.
How Much: Tickets $15

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Gimlet Fest
When: Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17
Where: BRIC, 647 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
What: Brooklyn-based podcast producer, Gimlet Media, is hosting a two-day festival giving podcast fans the chance to connect and check out live tapings and special events (including a sneak peek of Season 2 of Crimetown) from the teams behind some of company’s most popular shows.
How Much: Tickets $15—$200

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Park Slope’s 44th Annual Seventh Heaven Street Fair
When: Sunday, June 17, 12pm to 6pm
Where: 7th Avenue between Lincoln Place and 13th Street, Park Slope
What: Meet your neighbors, shop local, and check out live music, art, classic cars and more at this annual street fair.

Amirtha Kidambi: Lines of Light
When: Sunday, June 17, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Avenue), Boerum Hill
What: As part of her 2018 Roulette residency composer/vocalist Amirtha Kidambi presents the world premiere of Lines of Light, inspired by the title of Muhal Richard Abrams’s Levels and Degrees of Light and medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen’s “The Shade of the Living Light.” Accompanied by Jean Carla Rodea, Anaïs Maviel, Emilie Lesbros, and Charmaine Lee, the quintet performs as a “structured improvisation.”
How Much: Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door

Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival 2018
When: Thursday, June 21, 6:30pm to 9:30pm; Saturday, June 23, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm; Sunday, June 24, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Where: The Counting Room, 44 Berry Street (Thu.) and Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue (Sat. & Sun.), Williamsburg
What: Looking ahead to next week, the Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival features short films by women, about women. The opening night celebration is happening next Thursday at The Counting Room while screenings are scheduled for next Saturday and Sunday at the Wythe Hotel. Read more about the Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival 2018 here.

Ryan Sarah Murphy: Terraforming at Ground Floor Gallery via Facebook

Ryan Sarah Murphy: Terraforming
When: Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 24 (opening reception Thursday, June 14, 6pm to 8:30pm)
Where: Ground Floor Gallery, 343 5th Street, Park Slope
What: Act 2 of Ground Floor’s 5th Anniversary Exhibition Series features the vibrant collage-based work of artist Ryan Sarah Murphy, made with repurposed materials found in her everyday life.
How Much: Free

Home Front at Old Stone House via Facebook

When: Exhibition on view from Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, June 24
Where: The Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street (between 4th & 5th Ave), Park Slope
What: This exhibition showcases six artists whose work explores public and private acts of strength and resistance by women in times of social or political upheaval. The artists are inspired by their own family and community histories as well as their ideas of home. Featured artists include: Lauren Frances AdamsGolnar AdiliAisha CousinsMaya JeffereisLorena Molina, and Katherine Toukhy.

HIMBAD and the 9th Wave
When: Exhibition on view Friday, May 25 through Sunday, June 24
Where: 3RD ETHOS Gallery, 154 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick
What: “Not all waves are the same and not all waves are of water. Underneath the 9th Wave of the 9th Wave is an entrance to the underworld. Dare to walk this path less trodden?” 3RD ETHOS presents the first NYC solo show of UK-based street artist, HIMBAD.

Molly Crabapple & Marwan Hisham: Syria In Ink
When: Exhibition on view through Saturday, June 30
Where: BPL Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
What: An exhibition of original artwork from the forthcoming graphic book Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War, illustrated by BPL’s 2018 Katowitz Radin Artist-in-Residence Molly Crabapple and co-authored by Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham. The exhibit features more than 50 of Crabapple’s pen-and-ink works displayed throughout the Central Library’s lobby and accompanied by an audio guide in which Hisham, now exiled in Turkey, discusses his experiences living through the Syrian conflict, the country’s partial occupation by ISIS, and the art it inspired.

Cara Lynch, I’m Here For You, Call Me Now (2017) Mirrored acrylic, rhinestones, glitter on panel 18 x 18 x 1.5”
(Courtesy of the artist and UrbanGlass)

On Reflection
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.

Erwin Wurm: Hot Dog Bus (Photo: courtesy of Public Art Fund)

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

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