Weekend Art Events: October 12-14 (Bushwick Film Fest, Chashama Open Studios, Gay Green-Wood & More)

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There are tons of events lined up this weekend, including the Bushwick Film Festival, the DUMBO Dance Festival, and the BRIC JazzFest.

Don’t forget to check out Open House New York taking place Friday through Sunday. The annual event opens the doors to hundreds of interesting sites across the city—many of which are typically closed to the public—welcoming visitors for free tours.

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

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11th Annual Bushwick Film Festival
When: Wednesday, October 10 through Sunday, October 14
Where: Various venues across Bushwick
What: The Bushwick Film Festival returns with more than 40 events ranging from feature and short film screenings to parties, happy hours, and panels. The fest will also premiere five short documentaries created by 15 young Bushwick storytellers who participated in the Festival’s free summer filmmaking workshop. Read more about the 11th Annual Bushwick Film Festival here.
How Much: Click here for ticket and pass info

2018 DUMBO Dance Festival
When: Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14
Where: Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, DUMBO
What: WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates the 18th DUMBO Dance Festival with this four-day event featuring 70 companies from NYC and beyond. WHITE WAVE brings the most innovative emerging and established dancers together for a weekend of 11 programs. Click here for the full performance schedule.
How Much: Tickets starting at $15

Local Love: An Evening To Benefit ICL Tillary Street Women’s Shelter
When: Thursday, October 11, 6pm to 9pm
Where: Jill Lindsey, 370 Myrtle Avenue, Fort Greene
What: Help support the 200-bed ICL Tillary Street Women’s Shelter whose residents are in need of feminine hygiene products such as tampons, pads, and toiletries. The ticket price will offer attendees live music, treats, two drinks, and mini sessions with practitioners of reiki, tarot readings, portraits, marma points, and rose healing. There will also be a raffle and an art auction featuring work by shelter residents as well as local artist Rashida Abuwala.
How Much: Tickets $100

MoCADA DIY Fest
When: Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14
Where: MoCADA, 80 Hanson Place, Fort Greene
What: The MoCADA DIY Fest’s quarterly marketplace returns for a second weekend this month featuring products and services by Brooklyn-based artisans, entrepreneurs, wellness providers, and more.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
When: Friday, October 12 through Saturday, October 27, 8pm
Where: Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover Street, Red Hook
What: Cave Theatre Co. presents its sixth full-length production, Tom Stoppard’s comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, aboard The Waterfront Museum’s historic barge. Watch Shakespeare’s two minor characters as they ponder one existential crisis after another, musing on life, death, and the statistical probability of coin tosses.
How Much: Tickets $30

Bed-Stuy Alive! 2018
When: Saturday, October 13, 10am to 5pm
Where: Fulton Street (between Brooklyn & New York Avenues), Bed-Stuy
What: A free daylong celebration of Bed-Stuy’s people, art, and culture featuring music, food, a market place, children’s village, and the presentation of the 8th Annual Tohma Y. Faulkner Community Awards (10am at Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation Lobby, 1368 Fulton Street)​.

Chashama BAT Open Studios
When: Saturday, October 13 through Sunday, October 14, 12pm to 5pm
Where: Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Sunset Park
What: For one weekend only, Chashama’s studio hub at the Brooklyn Army Terminal will welcome the public during Open Studios 2018 in which attendees can visit the workspaces of 96 visual artists and view their new work.

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BRIC JazzFest Kickoff Concert | Antibalas
When: Saturday, October 13, 3pm to 5pm
Where: The Plaza at 300 Ashland (corner of Flatbush & Lafayette Avenue), Fort Greene
What: The BRIC JazzFest kicks off with a free outdoor concert featuring the Brooklyn Afrobeat collective Antibalas who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. Inspired by Femi Kuti’s classic Afrobeat sound, the members of Antibalas add their own unique Brooklyn spin to the music along with punk, free jazz, and hip-hop.
How Much: Free

PS 130 The Parkside School Fall Fest (SPONSORED)
When: Sunday, October 14, 10am to 3pm (rain or shine)
Where: PS 130, 713 Caton Avenue (East 7th & Caton Avenue), Prospect Park South
What: Fall Fest is a PS 130 tradition and we want to you celebrate with us! There will be fun activities for the entire family to enjoy, including a haunted house, pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, pony rides, Lego activities, henna tattoos, face painting, live music, and a performance by Ballet Folklorico Mexicanos Unidos.

We are especially grateful to Brooklyn Game Lab and Wingspan Arts who will be running a free Battle Lab and art table.

Montague Street BID Sunday Social
When: Sunday, October 14, 11am to 6pm
Where: Montague Street (between Court Street & The Promenade), Brooklyn Heights
What: The Montague Street BID hosts this family-friendly event featuring a Kids Zone, bouncy house, games, activities, and live entertainment. Local merchants will also offer discounts throughout the day.

Sunset Park Swap ‘N’ Shop
When: Sunday, October 14, 11am to 2pm
Where: Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, 5902 6th Avenue (enter on 60th Street between 5th & 6th Avenue), Sunset Park
What: Join this free community reuse event—bring books, toys, clothing, housewares, and electronics you no longer need and exchange them for something new-to-you. Items should be clean, portable, and reusable. Attendees are not required to bring something to take something.

Concerts On The Slope: String Quartets New and Old
When: Sunday, October 14, 3pm
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place (at 7th Avenue), Park Slope
What: Concerts on the Slope presents violinists Monica Davis, Jessica Park, Jocelin Pan, and cellist Benjamin Larsen performing Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, no. 1, Paolo Marchettini’s Quartet in One Movement (world premiere), and Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887.
How Much: $20 suggested donation

Gay Green-Wood
When: Sunday, October 14, 3:30pm to 5:30pm (rain or shine)
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery, 5th Avenue & 25th Street (check in by the Gothic Arch)
What: Green-Wood celebrates LGBT History month with a special trolley tour highlighting permanent residents who have made a lasting impact on American culture. Attendees will visit the graves of important LGBT figures including “It’s Raining Men” co-writer Paul Jabara; sculptor of Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain, Emma Stebbins; activists and founders of the Hetrick Martin Institute, Drs. Emery Hetrick and Damien Martin, and more.
How Much: Tickets $25, $20 Green-Wood members

Lavinia Meijer Presents The Glass Effect
When: Sunday, October 14, 4pm
Where: National Sawdust, 80 N 6th Street, Williamsburg
What: Renowned harpist Lavinia Meijer will perform adaptations of Philip Glass pieces, including music from the 1982 film Koyaanisqatsi and a selection of his Etudes, as well as new works written specifically for her.
How Much: Tickets $29

BRIC JazzFest Film | Let’s Get Lost
When: Sunday, October 14, 4pm
Where: BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street (enter on Rockwell Place), Fort Greene
What: The BRIC JazzFest kicks off with a free screening of Bruce Weber’s 1988 documentary Let’s Get Lost about the legendary trumpeter, Chet Baker.
How Much: Free with RSVP (Get there early, admittance is first come, first served)

BRIC JazzFest Film | Betty Davis They Say I’m Different
When: Sunday, October 14, 6:30pm
Where: BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street (enter on Rockwell Place), Fort Greene
What: Betty Davis, the “original funk queen,” took on the establishment in 1970s America, changing the course of women in music—and then she disappeared. Forty years later, she shares her story in Phillip Cox’s 2017 film.
How Much: Free with RSVP (Get there early, admittance is first come, first served)

Good Shepherd Fall Concerts
When: Sunday, October 14, 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 kicks off with a performance by Brooklyn Baroque featuring harpsichord, cello, and soprano.
How Much: Free, donations encouraged

Looking ahead…

Pete Souza Presents Shade (SPONSORED)
When: Monday, October 15, 7:30pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush 
What: Former White House Photographer Pete Souza (author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait) presents his new photography collection Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents at this exclusive book launch!
How Much: Tickets $30 to $40

Kings Theatre Historic Tour (SPONSORED)
When: Saturday, October 20, 2pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush 
What: Enjoy a Saturday afternoon at Kings Theatre with our historic tour on Saturday, October 20. 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 $20

Alison Owen, Rainbow and Rain Vases, from Daily Vase on view at Greenpoint Hill

Daily Vase: New Works From Alison Owen
When: Exhibition on view from Thursday, September 6—Sunday, October 14
Where: Greenpoint Hill, 100 Freeman Street (at Franklin Street), Greenpoint
What: At the start of 2018, artist Alison Owen began creating a vase for every day of the year—traditional clay vessels, fabric interpretations, paper collages. Her only requirement for the project was that the daily artwork incorporate a vase in some way. Her works are made using items found at other artists’ studios, on the street, or from her daily life. This exhibition displays selections from her project to date.

Courtesy of The Old Stone House

For Which It Stands—A Contemporary Art Exhibit
When: Exhibition on view Thursday, August 23 through Sunday, October 14, 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 this contemporary art exhibition that connects Brooklyn’s revolutionary history to some of today’s most pressing issues. Artists reinterpret and offer their “fresh take on the flags of the American Revolution and today, including the contradictions inherent in their symbolism.”

Stars In The Night
When: Thursday, September 13 through Sunday, October 14
Where: Locations across DUMBO
What: Firelight Collective presents a four-week limited run of STARS IN THE NIGHT, an interactive and immersive theatrical production that takes audiences to multiple locations across DUMBO’s historic waterfront district. The original story brings twelve audience members on a journey through four locations, including the Empire Stores as well as living spaces, “to witness the fallout when a woman suddenly goes missing.”
How Much: Tickets $125

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Ukrainian Maritime Paintings
When: Exhibition on view from Thursday, September 20 through Saturday, October 20
Where: Waterfront Museum, 290 Conver Street, Red Hook
What: Brooklyn’s Sable Gallery presents a Ukrainian group show of marine paintings on the historic barge.

Brooklyn Before: Photographs, 1971-1983 by Larry Racioppo
When: Exhibition on view from Saturday, September 29 through Saturday, October 27
Where: Tabla Rasa Gallery, 224 48th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues), Sunset Park
What: This exhibition showcases a selection of South Brooklyn photographs culled from the pages Larry Racioppo’s new book, Brooklyn Before, featuring new digital prints of the artist’s earliest 35mm and 120mm black-and-white negatives shot of family and neighbors.

Nancy Bowen, For Each Ecstatic Instant on view at Kentler International Drawing Space‎, via Facebook

Nancy Bowen: For Each Ecstatic Instant
When: Exhibition on view from Friday, September 7 through Sunday, October 28
Where: Kentler International Drawing Space, 353 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook
What: “Artistic archaeologist” Bowen reassembles found fragments including maps, stamps, glass, picture frames, and pages from books to create patchworks that explore “what counts as knowledge.”

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?”

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.

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