There’s lots happening this weekend starting with the First Thursday Gallery Walk in DUMBO (6pm to 8pm) featuring openings at Cuban Art Space, Made in NY Media Center, and Undercurrent. Learn more at artindumbo.com.
Also happening this weekend: the Bushwick Film Festival, the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival, and Oktoberfest fundraising events at Spoke the Hub. It’s also your last chance to check out A View From the Bridge at The Waterfront Museum Barge and Color Shift & Dislocation at 440 Gallery.
Check out the Bklyner Calendar for more events happening around town or to list one of your own.
Friday, October 4
JACOLBY SATTERWHITE | YOU’RE AT HOME at Pioneer Works, on view through November 24 [Free]: Jacolby Satterwhite’s solo show at Pioneer Works features an immersive environment of video projections, virtual reality, live performance, sculpture, and a recreation of the defunct Tower Records store. The store sells copies of Love will find a way home, a newly released double album by PAT, a collaboration between Satterwhite and musician Nick Weiss. The LP features remixed and manipulated audio of Satterwhite’s mother Patricia’s a cappella voice, layered over electronic dance tracks. Opening reception: Friday, Oct. 4, 7pm to 9pm.
SHORTIE FILM FESTIVAL at ASI Studios, 8pm (+ Thu., Oct. 3), [Tickets $19-$30]: This new festival for films 30-minutes or shorter, will present two days of screenings, Q&As, and networking afterparties in a rustic 19th century loft in Williamsburg. Awards will be presented for Best Film; Best Social Justice/Investigative Film; Best Fiction; Best Documentary; Best First Film; Best Director; Best Cinematographer; and Best Soundtrack.
4TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST UNDER THE ARCHWAY at Manhattan Bridge Archway, 5pm to 9pm (+ Oct. 5, 1pm to 9pm), [Free]: The DUMBO Improvement District hosts its fourth annual Oktoberfest celebration, transforming the Manhattan Bridge Archway into a traditional German “beer hall” with two days of live music, contests, food (pretzels, brats, sauerkraut, beer), and more.
BROOKLYN ART SONG SOCIETY | HOME I: ROMA at Brooklyn Historical Society, 7:30pm [Tickets $25]: Brooklyn Art Song Society kicks off its 10th season with the first concert of Home: Roma. In the 19th-century, Roma or “Gypsy” culture became a phenomenon, inspiring a sub-genre of masterpieces. BASS will perform Zigeunerlieder by Brahms, Dvorak, and Liszt, as well as violin showpieces by Ravel and Sarasate.
THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at The John Bourne Theatre, (through Sun. Oct. 13) 8pm [Tickets $20]: The Heights Players present this production set in Atlanta, Georgia in December 1939 as the Freitag family prepares for Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Boo is determined to have her unpopular daughter, Lala, attend Ballyhoo and find a socially acceptable husband.
Saturday, October 5
HOUSE PARTY: S.T.E.A.M. PUNK at BRIC House, 12pm [Free w/ RSVP]: Join BRIC for a day of art, technology, and embracing a DIY attitude. Take part in S.T.E.A.M. and Steampunk-inspired activities, including printmaking, wearable L.E.Ds, and retro photography. The day ends with a family dance party hosted by Party Like Brooklyn, Baby!
RESONATOR FESTIVAL at National Sawdust, 4pm & 8pm [Tickets $10-$20]: The Resonator Festival asks “what if?” What if your favorite singer collaborated with a jazz band? Or a certain MC worked with an orchestra? Resonator Festival brings together artists for “once-in-a-lifetime sets where two acts come together on stage to exchange ideas through performance.”
ARTISTS & FLEAS 15TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY at Artists & Fleas Williamsburg, 5pm to 7pm [Free]: Artists & Fleas celebrates 15 years of creativity with local treats, music, piercings and flash tattoos, and limited-edition items from their makers. Dozens of brands and artists will be on hand selling their unique wares.
A BURDEN TO BARE at 1022 Wyckoff Avenue, 5pm to 10pm [$5 donation at door]: This group exhibition featuring work by more than 20 artists will benefit the fight against sexual violence and mental health stigma. By connecting artists and the community, the organizers hope to “empower each person to contribute to and engage in spaces that harbor safety, vulnerability, and compassionate connection through creative expression.” 10% of sales of the art will be donated to the North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence.
PRIVATE LIFE at Established Gallery, exhibition on view Oct. 5 through Nov. 3 [Free]: This solo exhibition by Greg Griffith features paintings inspired by the artist’s day-to-day experiences, family, and personal musings. Layers of opaque colors create “hard edge shapes that convey space, depth, and emotion.” Opening reception: Saturday, Oct. 5, 7pm to 10pm.
Sunday, October 6
THE ROCK AND ROLL PLAYHOUSE | HIP-HOP FOR KIDS at Brooklyn Bowl, doors at 11am [Tickets $12]: Soul Inscribed will play hip-hop tunes for young music lovers at Brooklyn Bowl. On Saturday, Rock and Roll Playhouse will host a free Madonna dance party at Industry City [1pm].
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at The Waterfront Museum Barge, extended through October 6 [Tickets $25]: Back by popular demand following a sold out run is Arthur Miller’s domestic drama produced by Brave New World Repertory Theatre. When Beatrice’s undocumented relatives arrive from Italy to work the docks, conflict grows between her husband Eddie and her cousin Rodolpho.
COLOR SHIFT & DISLOCATION at 440 Gallery, through October 6 [Free]: 440 Gallery presents Leigh Blanchard’s digital images in Color Shift alongside work by Jo-Ann Acey and Janet Pedersen. The main space exhibits Amy Weil’s Dislocation, featuring encaustic and mixed media paintings.
NO MORE WATER at Old Stone House and Washington Park, through October 12 [Free]: This exhibition brings together emerging artists Tahir Carl Karmali and Justin Sterling to respond to The Old Stone House’s unique space. Both artists use reclaimed and abstracted vernacular materials—including used cell phone batteries and broken windows—to symbolize local and global policies that contribute to inequality and displacement. Learn more about the exhibit here.
LIFE ON SPACESHIP EARTH at Lucas Lucas Gallery, extended through November 3 [Free]: Artist Alexis Kandra’s new exhibit focuses on endangered species, a subject that seems particularly critical now following cuts to the Endangered Species Act. Kandra hopes to inspire conservation and awareness through her paintings. A portion of the proceeds from all artwork sales will be donated to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Read more about the exhibit here.
PERLA KRAUZE SOLO EXHIBITION at The Chimney, through October 20 [Free]: The Chimney presents “small landscapes from near and far” by Mexican artist Perla Krauze. For the exhibit, Krauze has documented two geographies: the Mexican land and New York’s urban terrain, representing a personal topography—an emotional map—that questions the notion of territorial belonging.
COLLABORATIVE WORKS ON PAPER at Booklyn, 6pm-9pm, exhibition on view through October 26 [Free]: Booklyn and Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary host an opening for this group exhibition featuring works on paper and textiles that celebrate cultural and historical moments, personal stories, and friendship. Several of the artists, many of who resettled in Philadelphia from Iraq and Syria, will be at the opening.
BROOKYN WATERFRONT ARTISTS COALITION FALL EXHIBITS at 481 Van Brunt Street, exhibitions on view through Oct. 27 [Free]: Celebrate Brooklyn artists at BWAC where three shows are on view in their 25,000-square-foot Civil War-era warehouse space: the BWAC member show; the COLOR national juried show; and Grand Installations-Spatial Relations.
BEYOND GEOGRAPHIES: CONTEMPORARY ART AND MUSLIM EXPERIENCE at BRIC House, September 13 – November 17 [Free]: BRIC presents the work of 8 artists of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African-American descent documenting the various dimensions of the Muslim experience. The artwork includes installation, photography, sculpture, video, performance, and painting drawn from the artists’ experiences “as members of disparate diasporic communities, as immigrants, and as participants in the contemporary art discourse.” Read more about Beyond Geographies here.
I AM FERTILE GROUND at Green-Wood Cemetery Catacombs, Saturdays & Sundays 10:30am – 4:30pm through November 17 [Free]: Artist Janine Antoni presents a site-specific installation in Green-Wood’s catacombs. Influenced by the imagery and details of religious icons, she pays “homage to what she has discovered through her improvisational dance practice.” The works depict gestures and body parts as she expresses herself through dance and her body serves “as a vehicle for spiritual experiences.” Read more about the exhibit here.
LADIES OF SORROW at Morbid Anatomy Library, Green-Wood Cemetery, Sept. 28-Nov. 17 [Free]: Morbid Anatomy returns to Green-Wood Cemetery’s Fort Hamilton Gate House for its fourth pop-up exhibition, Ladies of Sorrow. “From Catholicism’s Madonna Dolorosa to the Victorian ‘cult of the dead’ to professional weepers, women have been responsible for many of the traditions, rituals and duties associated with mourning.” The works on view explore grief and femininity in art and material culture. Read more about the exhibit here.
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL at St. Francis College, exhibition on view through Dec. 17. Hours vary, check website. [Free]: The 33 contemporary portraits, figure drawings, and sculptures on display were culled from the Lise Curry Art Collection, a 200+ piece collection acquired over 30 years that will be bequeathed to the college.
AN OPENING at the Brooklyn Historical Society, through June 20 [Suggested admission $10]: Brooklyn Historical Society presents Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s An Opening, an immersive sound and art installation created to respond to BHS’s Muslims in Brooklyn oral history project. Read more about Rasheed and the exhibit here.