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March 2014

By Brooklyn Heights Office | on March 1,2014 at 4:29PM

La Bohème
March 1, 2014  9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 8:00)
$20 General Admission

LoftOpera at The 1896
215 Ingraham Street  Bushwick
info@loftopera.com
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.
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Hannah & Maggie, Julia Weldon, Jus Post Bellum
March 1, 2014  8:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:00
$12

Union Hall
702 Union Street, Park Slope
718-638-4400

Featuring Hannah & Maggie, the award-winning NYC duo that has set out to make the world of singer-songwriters a more cheerful place. Although they’ve been compared to Simon & Garfunkel and The Indigo Girls, these ladies have a sound all their own.
Also featuring Brooklyn indie-folk-pop artist Julia Weldon and Jus Post Bellum, an Indie-Folk band, based out of Brooklyn, New York. Their music is influenced by blues, country and American Roots music.
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The 86th Academy Awards
Sunday, March 2, 2014;  Red Carpet @ 6pm, Awards Ceremony @ 8pm
Free, but see below

Videology
308 Bedford Avenue Williamsburg

Join Videology for Oscar Night 2014! So maybe you can’t actually attend the biggest night in Hollywood, but don’t miss this chance to have one of the best nights in Brooklyn. We’ll be rolling out our red carpet, serving special Oscar themed drinks, and passing out Oscar ballots for awesome prizes. Get your acceptance speeches ready in advance!
Oscar Night is a free event, but to reserve your seat in advance and to receive a complimentary glass of champagne, you can purchase tickets for $10.

Also at
Halyards Bar
406 3rd Avenue, (betw. 6th & 7th Sts.) Park Slope

A star-studded evening! Oscar trivia begins at 6 pm, Red Carpet drinking games start at 7, and the viewing begins at 7:30.
$7 best picture-inspired cocktails, champagne toasts, and drink specials all night.

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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

Trestle Projects
400 Third Avenue Gowanus
718.858.9069
By appointment only. Please email trestle@brooklynartspace.org
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.
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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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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.

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Every Tuesday Night
8:00 p.m.
MANIFESTO!
A Weekly Stand-up Comedy Show

The People's Republic of Brooklyn
247 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens
FREE!

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, January 28 lineup features these amazing performers*:

Robert Barnett, Abbi Crutchfield, Sam Grittner, Thomas Attila Lewis, Marielena Logsdon, Paul Oddo

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
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Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting
, every Tuesday night 7 PM

BierKraft
191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope
Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
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Every Wednesday Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors

Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

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

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
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Every Sunday
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!