January 3, 2014 7:30 p.m.
The Rock Shop
249 4th Avenue
Elder/Brother is a two-piece flamethrower based in Brooklyn, NY. There will be no prisoners.
The Priya Carlberg Trio
January 4, 2014 10:00 p.m.
The Tea Lounge
837 Union Street (6th/7th Aves.)
This smooth Brooklyn-based jazz trio consists of vibraphonist Zen Groom and bassist Nick Dunston backing Priya Carlberg’s vocals, performing many standards from the American songbook.
Target First Saturday
January 4, 2014 5:00-10:00 p.m
The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
Music of Dendê and Band, combining Brazilian music with Afrobeat grooves, presented as a part of Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series (5:00 p.m.). Plus, Lindsay Sanwald's music project Idgy Dean creates haunting, rhythm-driven sounds (7:45 p.m.). Also, Film, gallery talks, and the full museum, with current exhibitions on Lorraine Hansberry, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Wangechi Mutu.
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."
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
Exhibition of work by artists from around the world, all living and working in New York City.
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.
Every Monday Night
Bring Out Your Vinyl
Hours: 7pm to 2am
The Saint Catherine
660 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217
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.
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM
191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St.
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.
The Mandingo Ambassadors
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
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"
9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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!