Weekend Art Events: October 26-28 (Flatbush Open Studios, Spaghetti Paradise, Great PUPkin & More)

Weekend Art Events: October 26-28 (Flatbush Open Studios, Spaghetti Paradise, Great PUPkin & More)

Lots of rain is expected to come our way on Saturday, so check before you head out to any planned outdoor events this weekend.

The Fort Greene PUPS Dog Costume Contest has been postponed until Sunday, October 28 (11:30am) due to the forecast (more info below), and Fort Greene Park Conservancy’s 18th Annual Halloween Festival was rescheduled for Sunday (12pm to 3pm) as well. Stay dry!

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, October 25, 6:30pm to 8pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: Wind down after work at the Kings Theatre with our happy hour historic tour! 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

Tyrese | Tami (SPONSORED)
When: Friday, October 26, 8pm (door open at 7pm)
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: A night of smooth R&B sounds heads to Brooklyn when R&B crooner Tyrese and the soulful songstress Tamia hit the Kings Theatre stage.
How Much: Tickets starting at $59

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.”

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: Thursday, October 25 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

Cave Theater Company’s “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead,” Alfred David Hernandez III and a Tragedian Khalid “DJ” Bilal (Photo courtesy of Kiley Etling)

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 & 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. Read more about the show here.
How Much: Tickets $30

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Breast Cancer Fundraiser w/ Yes Way Rosé
When: Friday, October 26, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Cobble Hill
What: Books Are Magic and Yes Way Rosé host this evening of food, drink, guest speakers, and more in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Proceeds from the event will go to Breast Treatment Task Force, an organization that facilitates free breast screening and education, diagnostic follow-up, and treatment for uninsured New Yorkers.

Flatbush Artists Studio Tour
When: Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 11am to 5pm
Where: Various locations in Ditmas Park
What: Meet local artists, view their work, and purchase pieces at this year’s Flatbush Artists Studio Tour. Read more here.

Spaghetti Paradise
When: Saturday, October 27, 12pm to 8pm, Sunday, October 28, 12pm to 4pm (Reception party, Sat. Oct. 27 at 8pm. Food and drink provided.)
Where: Jerk Off Station, 493 East 2nd Street, First Floor, Kensington
What: Check out this free group exhibition featuring work by more than a dozen artists. “The artists are all very different and so is the art. You will see art that is flat, art that is round, art that stands on its own, sticks on a wall, lays on a floor, goes in your mouth, smokes, shines, winks and blinks.”

Oktoberfest SuperFUN Celebration
When: Saturday, October 27, 2pm to 6pm
Where: Gowanus Dredgers Boat House, 165 2nd Street, Gowanus
What: The Gowanus Dredgers are hosting an Oktoberfest SuperFUN celebration to close off their 19th season featuring free canoeing, a troll hunt, a toxic beer barrel race, and tastes of Gowanus provided by Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Pig Beach, Lavender Lake, Kabir’s Bakery, and Michel et Augustin. The Arts Gowanus boathouse show will be on view and Vienna Carroll and Keith Johnston will perform sea shanties that were sung by pre-Civil War black sailors (4pm to 6pm).
How Much: Free

Day of the Dead Celebration Avenue C Plaza
When: Saturday, October 27, 2pm to 7:30pm
Where: Avenue C Plaza (at McDonald Avenue & Avenue C), Kensington
What: On Dia de los Muertos the dead are welcomed back to earth for a visit and feted by their loved ones. Celebrate life and honor your ancestors at the 3rd annual Avenue C Plaza Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. The entire block from Church to Avenue C along McDonald will be closed and filled with fun activities including craft-making from 2pm to 3:30pm, a performance by Mexican circus troupe Circo Ollin at 4:30pm, free tamales and pan de Muerto, Folklorico troupes, and a parade with performers and local students. The Lighting of the Ofrenda accompanied by the woman-led Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana will take place at 7pm.

Boroughs Of The Dead Family-Friendly Haunted Brooklyn Heights Tour
When: Saturday, October 27, 4:30pm to 6pm
Where: Various location across Brooklyn Heights
What: Discover the haunting histories of Brooklyn Heights while touring one of the borough’s oldest neighborhoods where there are various “gory, ghastly, haunted, and horrific tales.” Boroughs of the Dead will guide attendees to frightening sites and tell the dreadful stories behind them
How Much: Tickets $25, $15 for kids 12 and under (tour recommended for kids 8 and up)

Leonard Bernstein and Walt Whitman: American Originals & De Falla’s Master Peter’s Puppet Show
When: Saturday, October 27, 8pm
Where: BRIC House Ballroom, 647 Fulton Street (enter on Rockwell Place), Fort Greene
What: The Knights celebrate the anniversaries of two great artists—the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth and the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s—with an evening of music that inspired them as well as original music composed by Bernstein and music featuring text written by Whitman. The second half of the program features visual artist Kevork Mourad who will use projected animation and live-painting to tell the tale of an episode of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, known as Master Peter’s Puppet Show. The performance will be accompanied by music composed by Manuel De Falla.
How Much: Tickets $18 in advance, $23 day of show

Street Singer, Christine Andreas and Charis Haines (Photo: Paul B. Goode)

Street Singer—Celebrating The Life Of Edith Piaf
When: Saturday, October 27, 8pm
Where: On Stage at Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Manhattan Beach
What: Broadway’s Christine Andreas performs Edith Piaf’s iconic songs as members of RIOULT Dance NY perform her life story, including Pascal Rioult in a featured role.
How Much: Tickets $34 – $39

Fort Greene PUPS 20th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest
When: Sunday, October 28, 11:30am to 1pm (rescheduled from Saturday due to rain)
Where: Fort Greene Park (by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument stairs)
What: The 20th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest returns to Fort Greene Park featuring more than 100 dogs dressed in their Halloween best. Read more about the event here and don’t forget to check out the Fort Greene Park Conservancy’s 18th Annual Halloween Festival (12pm to 3pm) while you’re at the park.

Bizet, Canteloube, Satie, Ravel
When: Sunday, October 28, 2pm to 3:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
What: The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra performs Georges Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 2, selections of Marie-Joseph Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne, and Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chlöe Suite No. 2.
How Much: Tickets $20, $10 members/seniors

Good Shepherd Fall Concerts
When: Sunday, October 28, 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 The McCarron Bros. Jazz Quartet with Suzanne Mueller on cello.
How Much: Free, donations encouraged

Looking ahead…

Garbage Live (SPONSORED)
When: Saturday, October 27, 8pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: Garbage returns to Kings Theatre to wrap up their fall US tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their second studio album Version 2.0. This tour will see Garbage perform their classic album in full, as well as a number of B-sides from the reissue. Supporting act: Rituals of Mine
How Much: Tickets starting at $45

Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct (SPONSORED)
When: Tuesday, October 30, 8pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: In celebration of the October 30 release of Beastie Boys Book (Spiegel & Grau), Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond will embark on the six-night four-city Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct event tour. Each night of Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct will feature readings, conversations between Mike D, Adrock and a special guest moderator, Q&A sessions—all with a live score provided by Mix Master Mike and a brand-new Beastie Boys exhibit, curated by Beastie Boys & Beyond the Streets in partnership with adidas Skateboarding. Every ticket for Beastie Boys Book: Live & Direct comes with a physical copy of Beastie Boys Book—to be redeemed upon entrance to the event.
How Much: Tickets $80

Heather Headley (SPONSORED)
When: Thursday, November 1, 8pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: Ms. Headley brings “Broadway My Way” to Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre on Thursday, November 1st. Heather Headley made her Broadway debut as “Nala” in the original Broadway cast of The Lion King and went on to win Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her critically-acclaimed portrayal of the title role in Aida. She earned an Olivier Award nomination for her West End stage debut in The Bodyguard and returned to Broadway most recently in the Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple. In “Broadway My Way,” Headley presents an evening of beloved Broadway songs, as well as several personal selections, arranged specifically for her unmatched vocal talents.
How Much: Tickets starting at $45

Tenacious D (SPONSORED)
When: Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 8pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
What: Jack Black and Kyle Gass make up the Greatest Band in the World: Tenacious D. They started playing together in Kyle’s studio apartment on Cochran Ave in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where the band’s genius would take them, but take them it did…
The band had a variety series on HBO that aired in 1999. Their self-titled album was released in the fall of 2001 with Epic Records and was quickly certified at gold-selling status, and has since been certified platinum. The duo completed their first feature film together—Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny—for New Line Cinema, which was released in November 2006. The album Rize of the Fenix followed in 2012, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
How Much: Tickets $69.50

Banda Magda

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Banda Magda (SPONSORED)
When: Wednesday, November 7, 7:30pm
Where: BRIC House Ballroom, 647 Fulton Street (enter at Rockwell Place), Fort Greene
What: Magda Giannikou—the Greek-born leader of Banda Magda—boasts silky vocals, nimble-fingered accordion playing, and an effervescent stage presence that together make for an irresistible performance. With members of the band hailing from Argentina, Japan, Colombia, and the United States, Banda Magda taps into each of these cultures for an eclectic sound.
How Much: Free, RSVP required

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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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.”