Sara Eckel: It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong Reasons You’re Single
Thursday, January 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
163 Court Street, Cobble hill
Based on her popular Modern Love column, Sara Eckel’s It’s Not You challenges the standard myths about why you’re still single (“You’re too picky, too independent, too desperate”), encouraging singletons to stop picking apart their personalities and to start tapping into their own wisdom about who and what is right for them. Supported by the latest psychological and sociological research, as well as interviews with people who have experienced longtime singledom, Eckel creates a strong and empowering argument to understand and accept that there’s no one reason why you’re single—you just are.
Darryl Shawn and Beth Goldwater
Friday, January 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
627 Fifth Avenue (17th/18th Sts.) Park Slope South
Continent-crossing guitarist Daryl Shawn will be pairing with Delaware-based singer-songwriter Beth Goldwater for an evening of modern acoustic music at Freddy’s Backroom, located in Brooklyn at 485 Dean Street, on Friday, January 10. Music starts at 7 p.m., and admission is free. They will be spinning out two sets of original tunes both instrumental and vocal, developed over years in venues across the country.
Greg D’s “Odds & Ends”
Saturday, January 25, 8:00 p.m.-Midnight+
627 Fifth Avenue (17th/18th Sts.) Park Slope South
Brownstone’s own Greg Di Gesu curates an evening of live music featuring such indie luminaries as Stephanie Sanders, Lunar Ensemble, Wolf!, and the sounds of Greg D himself, backed by Jack Petruzzelli, Ryan Thornton, and David Segal. There will be a lot of talented people in Freddy's back room that night!! Bring your ears. Music starts at 8 p.m.
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, Boerum Hill
$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
The Saint Catherine
660 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217, Crown Heights
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.
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM
191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope
Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
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, Williamsburg
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!