Hanami Guided Tour
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 | 1 p.m.
Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 | 11 a.m.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Hanami is the Japanese tradition of cherry-blossom viewing. Celebrate it with a stroll through BBG’s famous flowering cherry collection, Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, and C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum.
Cultural Fluency: Engagements with Contemporary Brooklyn
BRIC Rotunda Gallery
33 Clinton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Through April 27, 2013
12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Artists David Court, Aisha Cousins, Malesha Jessie, Hiroki Kobayashi, Martin McCormack, and Mark Reigelman all currently live or have recently lived in Brooklyn. Their work – which ranges from public art to photography to guerilla opera bombs – explores and portrays the borough and its diverse culture, while also impacting it.
2013 Brooklyn Dance Festival
Saturday, May 4th at 8PM and Sunday, May 5th at 2PM and 6PM
The Actors' Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 (betw. Smith and Hoyt Sts.)
Tickets at www.brooklyndancefestival.org
Performances by: Synthesis Dance Project, Derek Mitchell Dance Company, The Next Stage Project, Les Femmes Plus Dance Company, Kristin Sudeikis Dance Company, Léon Contemporary Dance Company, R.E.D. - Rhapsody en Dance, JKing Dance Company, DEMA Dance Company, and the Brooklyn Dance Festival Company.
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM
191 F1fth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St.
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.
The Mandingo Ambassadors
Barbès, 376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope
Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
Grand Army Plaza
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)
Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!