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Weekend Art Events: October 12-15 (BRIC JazzFest, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Park Slope Comedy Festival & More)

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There is so much going on this weekend! Comedy fan? There’s the Park Slope Comedy Fest. Music lover? There’s a tribute concert honoring Louis Armstrong or the third annual BRIC JazzFest. Film buff? There’s the 10th annual Bushwick Film Festival, the 2nd annual Brooklyn Horror Festival, and the ArtSlope ’17: Shorts in the Slope Film Festival.

There’s also the Culture Forward Festival and The Other Festival (a two-day event celebrating extraordinary women, entrepreneurship, and creativity) both taking place in Downtown Brooklyn, and so much more.

See what else is going on this weekend down below. Also, check out the BKLYNER Calendar for more events happening around town or to list an event of your own.

Park Slope Comedy Festival
When: Monday, October 9-Sunday, October 15
Where: Various venues, Park Slope
What: The first ever Park Slope Comedy Festival will take place at various venues throughout Park Slope with more than 60 comedians from Brooklyn and beyond  performing all week. Learn more here.
How Much: Tickets for most events $10

Second Annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
When: Thursday, October 12-Sunday, October 15
Where: Various venues
What: A four-day, competitive film festival showcasing feature length horror films and shorts from around the world along with parties, Q&A’s with filmmakers, panels, events, and more. This year’s venues have extended beyond North Brooklyn into Downtown Brooklyn and Crown Heights, with a nightmarish opening night screening of Housewife at Alamo Drafthouse at City Point as well as events taking place at Nitehawk Cinema and LIU Kumble Theater, Wythe Hotel Cinema, Videology Bar & Cinema, and Spectacle Theater. Learn more here.
How Much: Tickets: Spotlight Screenings $18, General Screenings $16, Retrospective Films $13

Tenth Annual Bushwick Film Festival
When: Thursday, October 12-Sunday, October 15
Where: Various venues in Bushwick
What: Founded in 2007, the Bushwick Film Festival delivers four days of indie films, panels, and special events. The fest showcases films produced by emerging independent Brooklyn filmmakers as well as work by international movie-makers from over 30 different countries. Learn more here.
How Much: Ticket prices vary per event

Culture Forward Festival
When: Friday, October 13-Sunday, October 22
Where: Various venues, Downtown Brooklyn
What: A ten-day festival celebrating Downtown Brooklyn’s arts and cultural institutions. Culture Forward pays tribute to the depth of cultural offerings downtown with an array of events highlighting original programming from more than 15 cultural organizations, including BAM, BRIC, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Issue Project Room, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Roulette, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Urban Glass, and more. Learn more here.
How Much: Ticket prices vary per event

ArtSlope ’17: Shorts in the Slope Film Festival
When: Friday, October 13-Saturday, October 14
Where: Berkeley Carroll School’s Marlene Clary Performance Space, 152 Sterling Place (between Flatbush & 7th Avenues), Park Slope
What: The Park Slope Civic Council’s Arts Committee presents a film festival showcasing 30 short films produced by filmmakers from Sunset Park, Spain, Kurdistan, and more. Learn more here.
How Much: Tickets $8-$20

Curiosities
When: Opens Friday, October 13
Where: The Menagerie, 627 5th Avenue, Park Slope
What: An immersive theatrical experience set in an illegal 1930s sideshow world populated by bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. Audiences are invited to explore a secret performance of Professor Mysterium’s Menagerie of Wonder set in a subterranean jazz club.
How Much: Tickets $100

3hree for Louis
When: Friday, October 13, 7pm
Where: On Stage at Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Manhattan Beach
What: A tribute to legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Three generations of world-class trumpeters—Eddie Allen, Cecil Bridgewater, and Duane Eubanks, will perform a swinging tribute to the jazz legend and American icon at Kingsborough’s Lighthouse overlooking the ocean.
How Much: Tickets $40, seniors/students $38

Widow Jane 5th Year Anniversary Party
When: Friday, October 13, 7pm to 10pm
Where: Widow Jane Distillery, 218 Conover Street, Red Hook
What: Help Widow Jane celebrate five years at this party where live music will play at the distillery and whiskey will be generously poured. Keegan’s Ales will provide beer, Red Hook Winery will provide wine, Williamsburg Pizza will serve slices, and Cacao Prieto will offer some of its single origin chocolates at the event. Ten percent of ticket sales will be donated to You Gotta Believe, an organization that helps young adults, teens, and pre-teens in foster care find loving permanent homes.
How Much: Tickets $50

We Like America: Spacebuster x Brooklyn Boheme
When: Saturday, October 14, 10am
Where: Fort Greene Park, Fort Greene
What: We Like America, an experimental road trip by Berlin-based urban
design collective, raumlaborberlin, sets up shop in Fort Greene Park with its Spacebuster—a van featuring a pavillion-like inflatable bubble that fits up to 120 people, designed to transform public spaces into temporary collaborative zones. There will be a chair-making workshop (12pm) and film screenings (starting at 6pm).

Brooklyn Nets Practice in the Park
When: Saturday, October 14, 11am
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2, DUMBO
What: The Brooklyn Nets will be holding an open-to-the-public practice at Brooklyn Bridge Park where attendees will get to see the team take the court for drills as they prepare for the upcoming season. The day will also include a block party, youth basketball games, food trucks, and more. Tickets for the practice portion of the event are already sold out, though additional tickets may become available the day of the event. Those without tickets can still join the fun at the Block Party.

Sycamore Oktoberfest
When: Saturday, October 14, 2pm to 8pm
Where: Sycamore Brooklyn, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park 
What:
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Sycamore with beer, sausage, and music in the back garden.

Local Author Event at the Cortelyou Library
When: Saturday, October 14, 3pm
Where: Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park
What: The Friends of Cortelyou Library presents the Fall Local Author Series, kicking things off with local Ditmas Park author Melodie Winawer (The Scribe of Siena) and Nancy Bilyeau (author of the Joanna Stafford Trilogy—The Crown, The Chalice, and The Tapestry). Both authors will read from their latest books and discuss historical fiction. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

BRIC JazzFest
When: Saturday, October 14 to Saturday, October 21
Where: BRIC Arts | Media House, 647 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
What: The 3rd annual BRIC JazzFest features film, dance, panel discussions, and a three-stage, three-night live music marathon that celebrates some of the most exciting international acts in jazz as well as new jazz artists from Brooklyn and beyond. A free, outdoor performance by the Afro-Cuban band, Pedrito Martinez Group, will kick off the festival on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 3pm on the steps of 300 Ashland.
How Much: Ticket prices vary per event

ChaShaMa Brooklyn Army Terminal Open Studios
When: Saturday, October 14-Sunday, October 15, 12pm to 5pm
Where: Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Sunset Park
What: As part of Open House New York, the Chashama Space to Create artists studios will be open to the public. Attendees are invited to explore new artwork being created in more than 70 studios, as well as the history of the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Learn more here.
How Much: Free

The Other Festival
When: Saturday, October 14-Sunday, October 15
Where: City Point, 445 Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn
What: A two-day, all-female festival bringing together makers, creators, founders, disrupters and dreamers, celebrating extraordinary women, entrepreneurship, and creativity. Designed to educate and empower an audience of thinkers and doers, the festival will feature music, speakers, demos, workshops and a marketplace for female founders. Click here for full schedule of events.
How Much: Ticket prices range from $65 (one day) to $450 (two days)

Open House New York
When: Saturday, October 14-Sunday, October 15
Where: Various venues across New York City
What:
Since 2001, the annual Open House New York Weekend opens the doors of some of NYC’s most important buildings for two days, offering attendees access to the unique architecture of the city as well as to the people who help build, design, and preserve it. From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites throughout the five boroughs are open to visitors, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events. Most of the OHNY Weekend advance reservation tours are already sold out, however there are more than 140 open access sites (no reservation required) to check out, including the Brooklyn Army Terminal (Sunset Park), Brooklyn Art Library (Williamsburg), Brooklyn Navy Yard (Fort Greene), Evergreens Cemetery (Bushwick), Five Boroughs Brewing Co. (Sunset Park), and more
How Much: Free

WTF Do We Do Now?
When: Sunday, October 15, 10am to 7pm
Where: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook
What: Pioneer Works, Creative Time, and The Yes Men host a one-day event featuring guest speakers, open forums, town hall meetings, and small-group dialogues. The day will bring together creative activists and politically-inclined artists to reflect on a year of bad politics and allow them to gather energy, develop clarity, and make plans for the fight ahead.
How Much: Free with RSVP

2 Dope Queens
When: Monday, October 23 through Wednesday, October 25
Where: Kings Theater, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: Join Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams for a live version of their popular podcast featuring stories about sex, romance, race, hair, NYC, and Billy Joel. Each show will be taped for an upcoming HBO special and will include different special guests!
How Much: General admission tickets on sale now. Hurry, tickets are selling out!

 

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