Aruan Ortiz Residency 444+1
Thursday, February 13th 8:30 PM
$15 Suggested Donation
168 7th Street, Gowanus
(Between Nevins St. and 3rd Ave.)
Aruán Ortiz is a critically acclaimed Cuban pianist, award-winning composer, and a solid producer and educator, not only on the New York City scene, but internationally as well.
Named “the latest Cuban wunderkind to arrive in the United States” by BET Jazz, this classically trained violist and pianist from Santiago de Cuba, considers himself “a curious person who loves music”, and portrays his music as an architectural structure of sounds, incorporating contemporary classical music, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and improvisation as primary material for his compositions.
Analytical Symmetry featuring, Ralph Alessi – trumpet, Michaël Attias – sax, Aruán Ortiz – piano, and Tomas Fujiwara – drums.
Mr. Ortiz appears again at IBeam on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14th and 15th, at 8:30.
Love in Transit Party
Friday, February 14th 2014 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
NY Transit Museum
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn St., Downtown Brooklyn
$15 ($10 for museum members)
This Valentine’s Day hop on board our vintage love trains for a night of music, flirting and brief encounters. Pour your heart out with valentine’s crafts, cookie decorating, raffle prizes, love poetry, and public displays of affection in our token photo booth. Explore our 1936 decommissioned subway station after hours! Find your Missed Connection at the NY Transit Museum!
School’s Out 2014
February 8, 2014, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Seventh Avenue and 1st Street, Park Slope
Now in its third year, School’s Out has become a favorite resource for finding camp, after-school, and weekend enrichment programs for kids of all ages, from tots to young teens. This year, 65 exhibitors are lined up from Brooklyn and beyond, specializing in everything from woodsy lakeside sleep-away camp adventures to computer programming, textile design, skateboarding, rock climbing, engineering, gardening, and trapeze — not to mention some of the best dance, art, music, theater, and sports offerings around. Food trucks and kids' entertainment too! Free and open to the community. Don’t miss it!
Isle of Rhodes
February 8th, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Saturday Residency! Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
186 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg
Rhodes keyboardist Rob Farren focuses on creating a contemporary rock version of Rhodes playing. Using all analog gear, including tape delay, distortion, wah, and phaser pedals, Farren has sculpted a sound evocative of a three-piece guitar band. Featuring Colin Behram on drums, this two-piece band, has garnered attention for its flowing melodies and huge sound, drawing comparisons to bands such as The Shins, The Magnetic Fields, and Radiohead.
Also appearing: Chris Cubeta & the Liars Club, The Winchester Local, The Marquee
The Gluten-Free EatUP!
Sunday, February 9, 2014 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Freddy’s Bar and Backroom
627 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope South
The Gluten-Free EatUP! a one-day monthly marketplace of locally crafted, gluten-free, taste-full delectables. Try a kimchi spiced grilled cheese, grab a glutenous free beer, take home some sweets ( for your Valentine perhaps?) Locally crafted gluten-free foods. Hot Savories. Sweets. Packaged Treats & More Surprises. Kimcheelicious – Fermented Food Designer
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."
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.
A Weekly Stand-up Comedy Show
Every Tuesday Night
The People's Republic of Brooklyn
247 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens
Every Tuesday at 8 pm, Tim Ellis and Mo Fathelbab host Manifesto! -- a comedy uprising in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. They bring a lineup of the best comedians in NYC and beyond to The People's Republic of Brooklyn -- a current hotbed of comic dissent. The revolution will be hilarious...and FREE!
The Tues, February 4 lineup features these amazing performers*:
Ray DeVito, Sam Grittner, Maria Heinegg, Eliana Horeczko, Gideon Klein, Howard Polikoff
And stop by early to catch or to be a part of the free open mic THIS IS HAPPENING, hosted by Dustin Drury! The weekly mic starts at 6:30 pm (sign-up at 6).
*Lineup is subject to change
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 Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.
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.
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
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
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Williamsburg
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
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!