Escape the cold by learning something new this weekend! There are various events and discussions throughout the borough to satisfy any interest. Celebrate International Women’s Day with a dance party at Littlefield or with Interference Archive at their Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon.
Check out what’s new this week and don’t forget about the ongoing exhibitions occurring throughout the month and beyond including On the (Queer) Waterfront which opened at Brooklyn Historical Society this week.
Bklyner Calendar has more events happening around town and you can list one of your own.
Friday, March 8
FIVE VOICES OPENING RECEPTION at South Slope Local Café, 5pm (open 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.
MACBETH at Target Margin Theater, various times (+ March 9 & 10) [tickets begin at $25]: Experience an immersive, modern take on Shakespeare’s classic tale. Running for a limited time, Brooklyn Theater Workshop’s rendition explores themes of white privilege and toxic masculinity.
LADIES FIRST: A DANCE PARTY at Littlefield, 10:30pm [tickets $10]: Dance the night away with DJ Bianca on International Women’s Day. Hear music from female artists such as Adele, Janelle Monáe, Madonna and more. Profits to benefit Planned Parenthood.
Saturday, March 9
POP-UP LIBRARY: FRIDA KAHLO at the Brooklyn Museum, 1pm [free with admission]: Learn more about Frida Kahlo and other women artists working in Mexico by chatting with a librarian and browsing a special selection of materials. Attendees can expect to find works by Queens-based group Mujeristas Collective and a collection of artist-created zines addressing various issues.
KINGS THEATRE HISTORIC TOUR (Sponsored) at Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush), 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.
A CENTURY OF IMMIGRATION ON FILM at Interference Archive, 7:30pm [free]: Reflect on 100 years of immigration with two screenings. The first, Three Trembling Cities by Arthur Vincie will be followed by a Q&A with the director and special gust. The second, The Immigrant by Charlie Chaplin, will be shown in 16 mm with live musical accompaniment.
Sunday, March 10
WOMEN MAKE A CHANGE: A WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON at Interference Archive, 2pm [free]: Hear Bev Grant, activist, musician, and photographer, discuss the feminist movement in the late 1960s. Afterwards, work directly with archival materials to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.
CLASSICAL INTERLUDES: PUBLIQUARTET at Central Library (Dweck Center), 5pm [free]: Beginning its 12th season, Classical Interludes connects professional chamber music with a contemporary audience. This week’s performance from PUBLIQuartet features open-form improvisations.
KINGS THEATRE HAPPY HOUR TOUR (Sponsored) at Kings Theatre, March 28, 6:30pm [tickets $30]: Spend an evening at the beautifully restored Kings Theatre for a behind-the-scenes, historic tour of the venue paired with a glass of our best wine.
PJ MASKS LIVE: SAVE THE DAY! (Sponsored) at Kings Theatre, 10am and 2:30pm (March 30+31) [tickets start at $39.50]: PJ Masks Live!, the hit live musical production from Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room, is back with an all-new show, , “PJ Masks Live: Save The Day!” Based on eOne’s top-rated animated series, airing daily on Disney Junior, the new show features preschoolers’ favorite pre-school superheroes and familiar songs from the popular show along with brand new music and a whole new adventure. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, toe-tapping tunes and a whole lot of super fun as they go into the night to save the day from the Villains along with PJ Robot who is new to the show for 2019!
BAM’S INTERACTIVE DIGITAL ARTS SHOWCASE: TEKNOPOLIS™ at BAM Fisher, through March 10 [tickets begin at $16]: Explore a digital arts playground with interactive and technology-fueled art. This year’s program will include virtual reality storytelling, augmented reality, and 360° films that allow visitors to connect with the future.
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Gallery Players, various times, through March 17 [tickets begin at $20]: This retelling of the Princess and the Pea is not your average fairy tale. Taking a progressive stance on love and gender roles, this rendition of the 1959 Broadway production is filled with everything from tunes to comedy to dance numbers– perfect for audiences both young and old.
ENRICO RILEY: NEW WORLD at Jenkins Johnson Projects, through March 23 [free]: The paintings in Riley’s solo exhibit are part of an evolving cycle that investigates themes of historical and contemporary violence, martyrdom, and grief. The recent media reports of reflexive violence perpetrated on African-Americans has blurred the boundaries between the historical record and the problems still facing contemporary culture. Riley’s paintings can be used for remembering and reflecting on grief, but also to investigate the links between the old and new worlds.
ENVIRONMENTAL EMPATHIES at St. Francis College, Callahan Center Art Gallery, through March 28 [free]: This group exhibition explores the connection between empathy and action around climate change, encouraging viewers to “‘put themselves in the shoes’ of future (or current) generations who will experience the effects of climate change or of the plant and wildlife being impacted.”
PARK SLOPE/WINDSOR TERRACE ARTISTS EXHIBIT IN DUMBO at Empire Stores (first floor), 55 Water Street, through March 29: Twenty-six artists from Arts PSWT, a cooperative of artists living and working in Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, will exhibit contemporary paintings, prints, collages and drawings at the Empire Stores’ beautiful Civil War-era building. All work will be available for purchase.
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.”
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.
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.
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.