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Brooklyn Events, December

By Brooklyn Heights Office | on November 30,2013 at 11:11AM

Twisted Chanukah Tunes with Yoni Kretzer at the Greenpoint Shul

12.2.13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Greenpoint Shul,
108 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Drinks | Beer | Latkes | Donuts | Snacks

$18 members/$22 non-members
greenpointshul@gmail.com
347-788-1280

Get Your Jazz on! A special Jazz event at the Greenpoint Shul with Yoni Kretzmer, one of Israel’s leading young jazz composers and saxophonists. He will be joined by Ayal Tzubery on double bass and Haim Peskoff on drums.

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Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry's Letters to "The Ladder"
November 22, 2013–March 16, 2014
The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Suggested Donation, $12 ($8 62 and over)

This exhibition explores a largely unknown but significant aspect of Hansberry’s biography connecting her to the gay rights movement: the letters she wrote in 1957 to The Ladder, the first subscription-based lesbian publication in the United States. In these provocative letters, Hansberry drew on her own identity and life experiences to articulate the interconnected struggles of women, lesbians, and African Americans during the period. She pointed to her identification with the burgeoning feminist movement in a 1959 interview with Studs Terkel, saying that "the most oppressed group of any oppressed group will be its women," adding that those who are "twice oppressed" often become "twice militant."

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Pangea

Through Friday, Jan. 17, 2014; 9:30 am–5:30 pm each day 
New York Foundation for the Arts
20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, at Plymouth Street, DUMBO
212-366-6900

Free!

Exhibition of work by artists from around the world, all living and working in New York City.

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Fashion Studies

Exhibit runs from September 6–December 12

Pratt Institute
The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, 200 Willoughby Avenue
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM; Saturday, 12–5 PM
Free

An exhibition of garments, accessories, paintings, video, and installations by 15 fashion faculty at the school. The exhibition celebrates the Institute’s new fashion curriculum, which emphasizes conceptually rich, technically fluent modes of artistic expression. The work in Fashion Studies exemplifies this new departmental direction, and will provide the public with the opportunity to see work by those who are helping to shape the next generation of fashion designers from Pratt. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

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Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers

Through January 12, 2014, Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
NYC Transit Museum
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
$7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors

Album cover art is one of the most iconic visual representations of twentieth century pop culture, and musicians time and again have chosen the subway to craft their image. Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers, an exhibition at the New York Transit Museum showcasing album artwork featuring the New York City subway and elevated system.

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Every Monday Night

Bring Out Your Vinyl
The Saint Catherine
660 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217


Hours: 7pm to 2am

There will be a turntable set up. Bring your vinyl and come see who’s got the rarest, hippest, most obscure records in the neighborhood.

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Every Tuesday Night

BierKraft

Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM

191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St.
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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.

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Every Saturday

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

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Every Sunday
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!