Weekend Art Events: November 9-11 (Red Hook Open Studios, The TIDE Film Fest & More)

Weekend Art Events: November 9-11 (Red Hook Open Studios, The TIDE Film Fest & More)

Red Hook artists and makers are opening their doors to visitors this weekend while the Fall edition of The Other Art Fair takes place in Greenpoint. The TIDE Film Festival debuts on Friday and Interference Archive honors Veterans Day with a poetry reading and screening of two short films.

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

Kings Theatre Happy Hour Tour (SPONSORED)
When: Thursday, November 8, 6:30pm to 8pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: Wind down after work with a happy hour historic tour of Kings Theatre. 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.
How Much: Tickets $30

Reclamation: Ruddy Roye & Curtis Talwst Santiago
When: Exhibition on view through Sunday, January 6, 2019
Where: Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
What: This joint exhibition of photographs by Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye and sculptures by Curtis Talwst Santiago focuses on the Black experience, “contrasting the realism of contemporary inequality and structural racism with the positive force of cultural resistance.” The double meaning behind the exhibit’s name references salvaging or reclaiming material and reasserting rights. Santiago’s Infinity Series features jewelry boxes repurposed into mini dioramas illustrating contemporary life and folkloric imagery that examine mass migration, incarceration, slavery, African religion and myth. Roye’s ongoing photo project When Living Is a Protest addresses issues of police brutality, racism, and social protest.

A Muslim In The Midst
When: Performances through Saturday, November 17
Where: Actors Fund Art Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Downtown Brooklyn
What: Brave New World Repertory Theatre presents this play set on September 14, 2001, as a poor Muslim family stranded on the streets of Bangalore, India is offered a ride from a modern, westernized Hindu couple. The conversation gets heated fueled by pro- and anti-Islamic rhetoric as well as warnings about potential terror threats heard over the radio. The characters confront prejudices and fears as they attempt to look beyond their differences and find a connection.
How Much: Tickets $18 to $25

The Other Art Fair
When: Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
What: The Other Art Fair returns to Greepoint showcasing the work of 130 independent and emerging artists. The Fair takes place biannually in the Spring and the Fall at the  Brooklyn Expo Center.
How Much: Tickets $8 to $30

Mann Family Tour (SPONSORED)
When: Friday, November 9, 7pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: Grammy® Award-Winning Platinum Recording Artist Tamela Mann and NAACP Image® Award-Winning Comedian David Mann announce their Us Against the World Mann Family Tour fall dates featuring David, Tamela, son David Mann Jr, and daughter Tia Mann, sharing an evening of music, comedy and family entertainment. The tour will include new music from David and Tamela’s upcoming joint album, Us Against the World: The Love Project.
How Much: Tickets $50

Blues And The Golden Age Of Jazz
When: Friday, November 9, 7pm
Where: On Stage at Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Manhattan Beach
What: Join cellist and founder of MusicTalks, Elad Kabilio, as he presents an intimate performance as part of On Stage At Kingsborough’s “Jazz At The Lighthouse” series. Singer/pianist Nicole Zuraitis and the Israeli MusicTalks Jazz Quartet will pay tribute to blues and jazz standards by legends including Duke Ellington, Charlie Bird, Miles Davis, and Billie Holiday.
How Much: Tickets $42, $40 students/seniors (includes wine and cheese)

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The TIDE Film Festival
When: Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11
Where: BRIC (647 Fulton Street), Automatic Studios (52 Bridge Street), Made In New York Media Center (30 John Street), Fort Greene & DUMBO
What: The inaugural TIDE Film Festival brings together filmmakers of color to showcase and celebrate storytelling by minority voices. The fest “believes filmmakers of color deserve to tell their truths with intent, to disrupt the mainstream narrative, and to feel entitled in their right to do so.” The weekend-long event will feature three short film programs, three features, free panel discussions, and a closing night reception and award ceremony at BRIC House. Learn more here.
How Much: Tickets $15 to $45

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Red Hook Open Studios
When: Saturday, November 10 & Sunday, November 11, 1pm to 6pm
Where: Locations throughout Red Hook
What: The studios and workspaces of artists and makers in Red Hook will be open to visitors throughout the weekend. An afterparty will be held in conjunction with Pioneer Works’ monthly Second Sunday from 4pm to 9pm. Check out the map of participating artists here.

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Lafont: Latin American Art, Beats & Social Impact
When: Saturday, November 10, 7pm to 10pm
Where: Starr Bar, 214 Starr Street, Bushwick
What: Explore the work of the late Colombian artist Mario Lafont while learning about his creative process and his inspiration for social justice. There will be live performances, drink specials, and a raffle to raise funds to support Puerto Rico.
How Much: Tickets $8

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Contemplating War and Peace: Films And Poetry For Veterans Day
When: Saturday, November 10, 7pm
Where: Interference Archive, 314 7th Street, Park Slope
What: In honor of Veteran’s Day, Interference Archive presents a short poetry reading by accomplished poet and critic, Jerome Mazzaro, followed by screenings of two shorts by Chris Benker: Sleepwalk (2015) examining the loss of our cultural memory through the dissemination of false images; and The Kamikaze of Fort Greene Park (2018) following the ghosts of Walt Whitman, reading verses about the American Revolution, and a Japanese Kamikaze pilot lamenting his short life.

20th Century Works for Bassoon, Viola And Piano
When: Sunday, November 11, 3pm
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place (at 7th Avenue), Park Slope
What: Concerts On The Slope presents bassoonist Nanci Belmont, violist Yumi Oshima, and pianist Elizabeth Dorman performing Spisak: Duetto Concertante for bassoon and viola, Philippe Hersant: Huit Duos for bassoon and viola, Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 168, and Sofia Gubaidulina: Quasi Hoquetus for bassoon, viola and piano
How Much: $20 suggested donation

Joan Tower

Chris Grymes Presents: Joan Tower And Friends
When: Sunday, November 11, 4pm (doors at 3pm)
Where: National Sawdust, 80 N 6th Street, Williamsburg
What: To celebrate the 80th birthday of Joan Tower—one of the most important living American composers—Chris Grymes has produced this performance featuring music composed by Tower, Jennifer Higdon, Tania León, and Julia Wolfe all played by the ensembles whom the works were commissioned for.
How Much: Tickets $29

100 for 100: Musical Decades of Freedom
When: Sunday, November 11, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Avenue), Boerum Hill
What: In celebration of the centennial of Polish independence 100 for 100: Musical Decades of Freedom will feature Steven Schick leading performances of works by five contemporary Polish composers: Agata Zubel, Paweł Mykietyn, Lidia Zielinska, Tadeusz Wielecki, and Aleksander Nowak.
How Much: Tickets $18 online, $25 at door

Pay No Attention To The Girl: Samy El-Noury, Lori Vega, Deepali Gupta, Caitlin Nasema Cassidy (Photo: Kelly Stuart)

Pay No Attention To The Girl
When: Performances through Sunday, November 11
Where: The Doxsee at Target Margin Theater, 232 52nd Street, Sunset Park
What: Pay No Attention To The Girl returns to Target Margin Theater following a successful spring run. The production tells “interwoven stories about the sexes—their conflicts, their love, their tricks—created by the company from various translations/transmissions of The One Thousand and One Nights.”
How Much: Tickets $30

Good Shepherd Fall Concerts
When: Sunday, November 11, 5pm
Where: Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, 1950 Batchelder Street (Ave. S between Brown & Batchelder Streets), Marine Park
What: The 22nd annual fall chamber music series at Good Shepherd Church continues with a performance by Tanguera Tango Ensemble.
How Much: Free, donations encouraged

Looking ahead…

Jack White (SPONSORED)
When: Saturday, November 17, 8pm (doors open at 7pm)
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: Jack White will rock Kings Theatre in November performing songs from his third studio album, Boarding House Reach. Please note—this is a phone free show!
How Much: Tickets $90

Thom Yorke (SPONSORED)
When: Monday, November 26, 7pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: Thom Yorke has confirmed a series of live electronic performances in the U.S., including two nights at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on November 26 & 27, during which he, Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri, will perform songs spanning his solo works The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes and Atoms For Peace’s Amok. Support will come from special guest Oliver Coates.
How Much: Tickets $60

Cirque Dreams Holidaze (SPONSORED)
When: Thursday, November 29, 7pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE brings its popular and electrifying stage spectacular to Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre with 6 unforgettable performances presented by Kings Brooklyn. This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a BROADWAY MUSICAL AND NEW CIRQUE ADVENTURE WRAPPED INTO THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
How Much: Tickets $75

PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince on view at Pioneer Works, via Facebook

PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince
When: Exhibition on view from Friday, September 7 through Sunday, November 11
Where: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook
What: More than 20 artists working in Haiti’s capital will be presented in this exhibit featuring sculpture, photography, and film, as well as a garden installation of a recreated Port-au-Prince barbershop.
How Much: Free

Mary Mattingly, What Happens After, on view at BRIC (via Facebook)

Mary Mattingly: What Happens After
When: Exhibition on view from Thursday, September 13—Sunday, November 11
Where: Gallery at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street (enter at Rockwell Place), Fort Greene
What: BRIC presents an exhibition of work by Brooklyn-based artist Mary Mattingly, who creates photographs, sculpture, and large-scale public art projects that address climate change by “drawing connections between the social and economic forces that make up the current political ecology impacting our environment.” A deconstructed and redesigned 19,000-pound military cargo truck will be on display, encouraging viewers to question: “What happens when an object that embodies both the systemic violence represented by war and by climate change is manifested in a public space?”

REVIVAL ATTEMPT NO.1 | Solo Exhibition by Alex Rupert
When: Exhibition on view Thursday, November 1 through Wednesday, November 21
Where: 3rd Ethos Gallery, 154 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick
What: Brooklyn-based artist Alex Rupert presents his second solo exhibition at 3rd Ethos featuring modernized images of “old wealth” given new life through illustration and street art.

A Love Letter To New Orleans
When: Exhibition on view through Sunday, November 25
Where: MoCADA, 80 Hanson Place, Fort Greene
What: This exhibition features the work of two artists, Langston Allston and Demond Melancon, inspired by the city where they met. Allston, “an outsider of New Orleans, documents moments that captivate him, from the moments that introduced him to the city to the stories that weave together its contemporary history,” while Melancon “carries on the 200-year-old tradition of Black masking, which is a core part of New Orleans’ identity.”

Bridging Worlds: The Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead via Facebook

Morbid Anatomy at Green-Wood
When: Saturday, September 22 through Sunday, December 2, Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery, Fort Hamilton Gate House (enter at Fort Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place)
What: Morbid Anatomy returns to Green-Wood Cemetery for a second residency featuring an expanded library collection and the exhibition Bridging Worlds: The Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead which explores how different cultures envision the afterlife and attempt to communicate with the dead.

Marlene Weisman | Old Faves + New Raves
When: Exhibition on view Friday, November 2 through Saturday, December 22 (opening reception Friday, Nov. 2, 6pm to 8pm)
Where: South Slope Local/Uptown Roasters, 355 7th Avenue (between 10th & 11th Streets), Park Slope
What: Brooklyn-based artist Marlene Weisman exhibits a mini-retrospective of her popular collages as well as a selection of new work. Learn more about Weisman here.

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When: Exhibition on view Saturday, October 20 through Friday, February 15, 2019 (Fridays 3pm to 6pm, or by appointment)
Where: The Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street (between 4th & 5th Avenues), Park Slope
What: The Old Stone House presents an exhibition of current work by the members of the  Gowanus Swim Society artist collective. The eight artists manipulated their art materials through “intentional, systematic procedures that sometimes incorporate[d] chance,” producing work that borders on representation and abstraction while showing “the evolution of most artists’ work processes.”


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