Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:00 p.m.
21 and over
289 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg
Bologna, Italy’s JoyCut, named for the conceptual conjunction between the song ‘Joey’ from Nick Drake and Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut, was formed in 2001. This post-rock, dark-wave outfit weaves powerful sonic moments using electronic melodies and percussion with found objects from the urban landscape. Often experimental but always accessible, JoyCut has found a loyal fanbase in Italy and the UK as well as most of Europe. Having opened and toured with such bands as The Editors, Art Brut, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire and Sebadoh, the trio is poised to win over American fans on their first proper US Tour in February and March of 2014 (a mini tour happened in October 2013). The tour will be in support of their third album, 2013’s PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround (released on Italy’s largest record label IRMA) and centered around their selection for South By Southwest, one of just two Italian bands to be selected thus far! For fans of The Cure, Joy Division, A Place To Bury Strangers, Godspeed You Black Emperor.
Black Artstory…Cypher, A Night of Spoken Notes
Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
505 Myrtle Avenue Clinton Hill
The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership (MARP) presents the last FREE Black Artstory event of the 2014 series. This spoken word night will featuring artists: Ishmael “Ish” Islam, Brittany “Blue” Bellinger, Reynold Martin,Dean Brown, and Victor Arumemi. Come join the artists in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn to celebrate Black History Month.
February 28 and March 1, 2014 9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 8:00)
$20 General Admission
LoftOpera at The 1896
215 Ingraham Street Bushwick
LoftOpera enhances New York's music scene by infusing opera into Brooklyn's underground through performances in loft spaces. It’s a group of young performers and administrators who are passionate about bringing opera to a new setting and a new audience with immersive stagings, large orchestras, and talented voices. LoftOpera has become a dedicated group of young artists who are committed to staging regular performances that push the boundaries of the opera-going experience.
EXHIBITION / Actions & Intent: Documentations in Performance
New York Arts Residency and Studios (NARS)
201 46th St., 4th Floor, Sunset Park
LAST CHANCE! New York Arts Residency and Studios (NARS) presents its latest exhibition: Actions & Intent: Documentation in Performance. Curated by Peter Gynd and featuring artists: Katrina Chamberlin, Hope Esser, Katya Grokhovsky, Kyoung Eun Kang, Jeremy Olson and Leah Schrager.
Performance art, although ephemeral by its design, exists as an object through its method of documentation. This archive becomes not only a record of an event or action, but serves as the primary means for relaying the intent of the work. Expectations of engagement by the viewer post-performance, thus become dictated by the media through which the works are presented, serving to make the record fundamental in establishing the future experience of the work.
Working in varied media, from performance for photo and video, to live durational action, to digital production for the web, the artists acknowledge documentation as an often unreliable archive and incorporate the modes of record into the conception of the works. Thus, the often highly visible boundary between performance performed and its documentation is blurred, inverted or denied, making the process of documenting live work its own legitimate and uniquely active artwork, existing independently from the live actions, yet connected through the same foundational intent.
Judy Rifka: Star Street
Curated by Alison Pierz
with graffitti environment by Victor Ving;
Video installation by Judy Rifka and Daniel Dibble
Through March 22, 2014
400 Third Avenue Gowanus
By appointment only. Please email email@example.com
to schedule your visit.
Star Street marks an important new showcase for Judy Rifka’s most recent works on paper and canvas. Her assembled compositions suggest universes as well as the age-old human desire for mark making. Like cave drawings for the twenty first century, her latest collage and painting is presented in juxtaposition with the graffiti work of her Lower East Side neighbor, tagger Victor Ving.
Star Street also includes a presentation of her video works with British sound and visual artist Daniel Dibble. Rifka and Dibble maintain an ongoing virtual collaboration and their output is testament to Judy’s ease at incorporating contemporary technologies with her mature artistic sensibilities.
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!