Calendar: February 8 - February 14


ART 101: 101 Grand St., Williamsburg. (718) 302-2242 or

“Expanding the Landscape.” Through Feb. 12. An exhibition of figurative drawings and sculpture by Alexandra Limpert and Patrick Whalen.

BAC Gallery: 111 Front St., DUMBO.

“Chain Reaction.” Extended through Feb. 10. A 250-foot-long, site-specific wall installation in which a seemingly mundane object, a potted plant, initiates a series of chain reactions that travel down the length of the gallery wall.

BAMART: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or

“From Caruso to Cunningham.” Through Aug. 2012. A special archival exhibition delving into the rich history of the institution, a century and a half in the making. Original documents, archival video, photographs and more  illuminate the moments, memories and cultural happenings that have transpired both on and off its stages. Curator David Harper and archivist Sharon Lehner co-curate this free exhibition, open to the public in the lobby of the BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building.

BRIC Rotunda Gallery: 33 Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 683-5604 or

“The Bricoleurs”: Fourth Annual Artists from the Registry Exhibition. Through March 3. Curated by Christian Fuller and Risa Shoup.

BROOKLYN MUSEUM: 200 Eastern Parkway. (718) 638-5000 or

“Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin.” Through Aug. 12. This exhibition features 15 iconic works by 19th-century French master Auguste Rodin, selected from the museum’s collection by British artist Rachel Kneebone and shown alongside eight of her own large-scale porcelain sculptures.

“Raw/Cooked”: Shura Chernozatonskaya. Through April 8. The third exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series features the work of Red Hook-based artist Shura Chernozatonskaya. For her Brooklyn Museum presentation, she has created two site-specific painting installations. The first consists of 33 canvases combined to create one large-scale work. Each canvas features a composition of circles, evoking traffic lights, dominoes and the rhythms of Latin music. The second installation draws inspiration from the nearby European paintings collection.

“Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919.” Through Aug. 19. An exploration of the early journalistic career of Barnes (1892–1982), an American writer and women’s rights advocate.

“Question Bridge: Black Male.” Through June 3. An innovative video installation created by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Chris Johnson in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair will feature dialogue among 150 black men recruited from 11 American cities and towns.

“Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.” Through Feb. 12. This exhibition, organized by the National Portrait Gallery, explores how gender and sexual identity have shaped the creation of American portraiture.

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. (718) 230-2198 or

Bob Rothstein: “The Other Bushwick.” Through Feb. 18.

Isabel Hill: “Building Stories.” Through Feb. 18.

Leslie Sutcliffe: “Reading Images.” Through Feb. 18.

Giuseppe Luciani: “Brooklyn Views.” Through Feb. 18.

Causey Contemporary: 92 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg. (718) 218-8939 or

“Volumes.” Through Feb. 26. Group show featuring limited-edition photographs, etchings, lithographs and screen prints.

Concrete Utopia: 39 Hampton Place, Crown Heights. (347) 559-6155 or

“Dona Nobis.” Feb. 11–March 3. Group show featuring paintings, sculpture, electronic installation and photography.

DUMBO ARTS CENTER: 30 Washington St., DUMBO. (718) 694-0831 or

New Pyramids for the Capitalist System. Feb. 11–April 8, with an opening reception on Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. This exhibition by Robby Herbst explores acrobatics, class, bodies and interpersonal dynamics through a series of large-scale drawings, installations and a performance of human pyramids completed at Occupy L.A.

FIVEMYLES: 558 St. John’s Place, Prospect Heights. (718) 783-4438 or

“Balloons and Barbed Wire.” Feb. 11–May 10. Sculpture by Musa Hixson.

Fort Useless: 36 Ditmars St., Bushwick.

“120dB.” Through March 24. A group exhibit showcasing the work of 13 female concert photographers prominently featured in Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Prefix, Impose, Village Voice, NPR, House List, and many other sites and publications.

Gallery 364:

364 72nd St., Bay Ridge.

(917) 767-3848 or

“Eclectic.” Through Feb. 9. The gallery invited artists to submit entries based on the word “eclectic.”

KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE: 353 Van Brunt St., Red Hook. (718) 875-2098 or

The Influential Female: Drawings Inspired by Women in History. Through March 25. The artists in this exhibition draw their inspiration from historic or specific female subjects to create fresh and challenging gender-related artwork.

One of the pieces currently on exhibition at Micro Museum is the ‘Kissing’ installation in the VIP Room, where viewers step through 6,000 images from the Louvre Museum while faces of people on four TV screens blow kisses and voices add words of encouragement. The installation is a special Valentine’s Day addition to the long-term art exhibit ‘Above & Beyond.’ See listing under Art.

MICRO MUSEUM: 123 Smith St., Boerum Hill. (718) 797-3116 or

“Lovey + Dovey = Forever.” Feb. 11–Sept. 14. As a tribute to Valentine’s Day, Micro Museum’s founding artists Kathleen and William Laziza are adding new works of art to their cumulative art exhibit “Above and Beyond” (2010-2013).

MoCADA: 80 Hanson Place, Fort Greene. (718) 230-0492 or

“Feed Your Head: The African Origins of the Scientific Aesthetic.” Through Feb. 25. “Feed Your Head” joins together two visual artists with a physicist and ethno-mathematician to explore the aesthetic convergence of science and art.

NURTUREART GALLERY: 56 Bogart St., Bushwick. (718) 569-2086 or

Svetlana Mircheva: “Possible Exhibitions.” Through Feb. 10. A solo exhibition by Bulgarian artist Svetlana Mircheva. In her new body of work, Mircheva presents an infinity of possible scenarios, suspended between past, present and future.

Sculptors Guild Gallery: 55 Washington St., DUMBO. (718) 422-0555 or

Martha Walker: “From Demons to Daybreak.” Through Feb. 25. Walker is a local artist living in Park Slope who creates metal sculptures from dripped molten steel.

SMACK MELLON: 92 Plymouth St., DUMBO. (718) 834-8761 or

Tamara Gayer: “The Final Contraction,” Stephen Sollins: “Piecework,” and Heeseop Yoon: “Still Life #11.” Through March 4. Three solo exhibitions featuring new work and site-specific projects by Brooklyn-based artists.

TABLA RASA GALLERY: 224 48th St., Sunset Park. (718) 833-9100 or

For upcoming exhibitions, check the gallery’s web site.

The Old Stone House: 336 Third St., Park Slope. (718) 768-3195 or

Brooklyn Reading Works: New Plays by Brooklyn Playwrights. Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. This evening of readings, curated by Rosemary Moore, brings together five accomplished playwrights — Trish Harnetiaux, Marian Fontana & Leah Gray Mitchell, Karen Hartman, and Joseph Goodrich — presenting their latest works-in-progress.

United Photo Industries HQ: 111 Front St., Suite 204, DUMBO.

“It’s a Thin Line Between Love and Hate — Part 1: Love.” Feb. 16–28. This group exhibition is the first in a two-part photo invitational exploring the twinned themes of love and hate.

 Cultural Events

BROOKLYN MUSEUM: 200 Eastern Parkway. (718) 638-5000 or

BrooklyNites Jazz featuring Brother Joscephus. Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. New Orleans-style Mardi Gras group Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra performs. Space is limited, and advance ticket purchase for general admission and entrance to the concert is recommended via


Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights. (718) 623-7200 or

“Lush.” Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. A boogaloo and Latin soul dance party celebrating Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s collection of over 6,000 tropical orchids. BBG curator Dave Horak will bring guests behind the scenes of BBG’s orchid collection, introducing some of the world’s most remarkable specimens in BBG’s care. Guests will also have a special chance to see the orchid nursery, usually unavailable for public viewing, and learn about the critical conservation of tropical orchids.

Brooklyn Bowl: 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg. (718) 963-3369 or

Salsa Sundays with the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra. Feb. 12, at 8 p.m.The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a stunning 11-piece Latin band which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love, taking the art of salsa to new places while remaining within the classic, deeply funky tradition. For more information, visit

Mark Morris Dance Center: 3 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 624-8400 or

10th Anniversary Celebration. Feb. 12, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. A day of free classes and performances for adults and children. For more information, visit


BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. (718) 230-2198 or

Brooklyn Arts Council Public

Reception for Release of Black Brooklyn Renaissance Digital Archive. Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. BAC is releasing the full digital archive from its landmark project, a year-long initiative that included research, concerts, performances, workshops, readings, screenings and exhibitions, exploring black culture and arts in Brooklyn over five decades. RSVP required by Feb. 10, to kturner@brooklyn


BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange: 421 Fifth Ave., Park Slope. (718) 832-0018 or

“mundane fantasy.” Feb. 10 and 11, at 8 p.m. Curated by Faye Driscoll as a part of BAX’s Performance and Discussion Series and featuring work by Dages Juvelier Keates, Parted in the Middle, and Sacha Yanow.

BROOKLYN MUSEUM: 200 Eastern Parkway.

(718) 638-5000 or

Free Teen Night Open House: Celebrating Black History Month. Feb. 10, at 4:45 p.m. Planned by teens, for teens, this event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition “Question Bridge: Black Males” and will include hands-on and interactive gallery activities and live performances by teens and professionals.

On Feb. 13, Cobble Hill Cinemas’ Big Movies for Little Kids will feature ‘Balto,’ the animated feature inspired by the true tale of an Alaskan sled dog who heroically led a medicine-transporting team on a 600-mile odyssey during the winter of 1925. See listing under Family/Kids. COBBLE HILL CINEMAS: 265 Court St., Cobble Hill. (718) 596-9113 or cobblehill

Big Movies for Little Kids: “Balto.” Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. This animated feature is inspired by the true tale of an Alaskan sled dog who heroically led a medicine-transporting team on a 600-mile odyssey during the winter of 1925. All ages welcome.

Bay Ridge Jewish Center: 405 81st St., Bay Ridge. (718) 836-3103 or

TOT SHABBAT PROGRAM. Feb. 10 and 24, at 5 p.m. This lively introduction to Shabbat, for families with children ages 4 and younger, uses a multi-sensory approach. Classes are filled with fun, engaging songs and stories, rhythm instruments and dancing. For more information, email

KUMBLE THEATER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Flatbush Avenue, between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street, Downtown Brooklyn. (718) 488-1624 or

Poetry Out Loud High School Competition. Feb. 15, at 4 p.m. A poetry recitation contest for high school students across the nation. Winners of the school-wide contests move onto regional competitions, and eventually to state and nationals. This program builds students confidence in memorization, recitation and exposes them to the lineage of literary arts.

PLYMOUTH CHURCH: 75 Hicks St, Brooklyn Heights. (718) 624-4743 or

The Bandana Splits. Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. This dynamic Brooklyn trio is ready to charm family audiences with original songs and kid-friendly favorites with a fun and active concert specially designed for those who love to dance, clap and sing along.

P.S. 3: The Bedford Village School, 50 Jefferson Ave., Clinton Hill.

“The African Drum.” Through March 8. The Shadow Box Theater presents this celebration of multicultural sharing for African-American History Month. Kids listen to the African Drum as it reveals “How the Turtle Got its Shell” and two more African folk tales — woven into the shadow puppet adventures of the little girl Kijana and her animal friends. For reservations or more information, call (212) 724-0677 or visit www.theshadow

The Old Stone House: 336 Third St., Park Slope. (718) 768-3195 or

Hugh Crawford: “Sections.” Through March 18. An exhibition of new photographic works.


BAMCINÉMATEK: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or

Valentine’s Day Dinner and a Movie: “The Shop Around the Corner.” Feb. 14, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Ernst Lubitsch’s nonpareil romantic comedy stars James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. The special package includes a three-course dinner in BAMcafé.

New Voices in Black Cinema. Feb. 17–20.


Brooklyn Historical Society: 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 222-4111 or

“Context/Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts 1967 to Present.” Through April 29.

“Inventing Brooklyn: People, Places, Progress.” Through June 3. From Native American roots and Dutch-colonial influences to icons such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Dodgers, this exhibition examines how various people, places and historical events have shaped the development of the borough.


Brooklyn Public Business & Career Library: 280 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn Heights. (718) 623-7000 or

The Business of Art. Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. Business librarians will show painters, photographers and other visual artists how they can turn their talent into a full-time career by learning how to sell their art online, locate art shows and fairs, identify and apply for grants, and copyright their work.

Brooklyn Women’s Exchange: 55 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 624-3435 or

Henrik Krogius: The Brooklyn Heights Promenade. March 1, at 6 p.m. Long-time Brooklyn Heights Press editor Henrik Krogius will read from his book about the history of the promenade. The event will include a presentation of a video inspired by the book and produced by local preservationists Martin L. Schneider and Karl Junkersfeld. The video features Krogius and numerous images that tell the complex story of one of this neighborhood’s prize treasures.

 Literary Events

POWERHOUSE ARENA: 37 Main St., DUMBO. (718) 666-3049 or

Milton Glaser: In Search of the Miraculous. Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. Glaser will discuss and sign his new book.


BAMCAFé: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or

Aabaraki. Feb. 10, at 9 p.m.

Mo Beasley’s Love Storm. Feb. 11, at 9 p.m.

BARGEMUSIC: Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn. (718) 624-2083 or

Here and Now Series: Benjamin Britten, John Corigliano, Michael Brown and Gyorgi Ligeti. Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. With Nicholas Canellakis, cello.

Masterworks Series: Mozart, Ravel and Brahms. Feb. 11, at 8 p.m.With Karina Canellakis, violin; Nichollas Canellakis, cello; and Orion Weiss, piano.

Masterworks Series: Beethoven, Schoenfield and Brahms. Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. With Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Nichollas Canellakis, cello; and Gilles Vonsattel, piano.

Masterworks Series: Works for String Quartet by Meltzer, Beethoven and Brahms. Avalon. Feb. 16, at 8 p.m.

BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: 58 Seventh Ave., Park Slope. (718) 622-3300 or

Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open: Daniel Kelly’s Rakonto and Works. Feb. 11, at 8 p.m.

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue: 131 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights. (718) 522-2070 or

Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music. Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. A concert by faculty and students from Juilliard’s Historical Performance program. On the program are works by Bach, Boccherini and Haydn. For more information, call (718) 855-3053 or visit

Douglass St Music Collective: 295 Douglass St., Gowanus.

A Concert to Celebrate and Remember the Life of Joe Maneri. Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. Numerous musicians influenced or inspired by Maneri or who worked with him throughout the years will gather together in an intimate setting to celebrate, through music, words and stories, the life of the late composer, improviser, educator, saxophone and clarinet player, who passed away in August 2009. Open to all.

Glasslands Gallery: 289 Kent Ave., Williamsburg. (718) 599-1450 or

Doe Paoro debut album release party. Feb. 13, at 8:30 p.m. Paoro’s music is heavily influenced by her in-depth study of Lhamo — a powerful, unusual and vocally acrobatic Tibetan-style opera.

ISSUE PROJECT ROOM: 110 Livingston St., Downtown Brooklyn. (718) 330-0313 or

Anthony Coleman. Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. Coleman is a composer-keyboardist who has performed and recorded throughout the world.

Title TK and Architeuthis Walks on Land. Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. Title TK is a banter-prone band that has been described as “a cross between David Antin and Spinal Tap.”

Roulette: 509 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill. (917) 267-0363 or

Roswell Rudd Quartet. Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. Grammy-nominated trombonist Rudd’s highly acclaimed quartet features Ken Filiano on bass, Lafayette Harris on piano and Sunny Kim on vocals.

Iris. Feb. 13, at 8:30 p.m. Iris is a French-U.S. collaborative quartet and a new ensemble exploring a broad diversity of approaches to improvisation and composition in contexts ranging from avant-jazz to chamber music to improvised electro-acoustics.


BAM Howard Gilman Opera House: 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or

“La Traviata.” Feb. 12–18. New York City Opera comes to BAM with Verdi’s masterpiece in a new production by acclaimed director Jonathan Miller. Miller’s take on this tragic tale of love and life — both lost and found — focuses on the psychological drama between the characters.


Prospect Park: Picnic House, West Drive and Third Street, Park Slope. (718) 421-2021 or

Learn Wilderness Survival Skills. Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. Urban Park Rangers skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness will be teaching essential survival skills. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is always useful. Dress appropriately for cold weather.


BAM HARVEY THEATER: 651 Fulton St., Fort Greene. (718) 636-4100 or

“Richard III.” Through March 4. Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey is Shakespeare’s outrageous villain Richard III, who intends to seize the crown from his brother. Sam Mendes directs the transatlantic cast in the final production of The Bridge Project, a three-year partnership uniting BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS PLAYERS: 26 Willow Place, Brooklyn Heights. (718) 237-2752 or

“The Foreigner.” Through Feb. 19. Written by Larry Shue; directed by Noel MacDuffie.

Galapagos Art Space: 16 Main St., DUMBO. (718) 222-8500 or

Foreplays 2012 Full Fervor. Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. and Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. A night of bold theater, short films, and live music presented by FullStop Collective.

GALLERY PLAYERS: 199 14th St., Park Slope. (718) 595-0547 or

“A Man of No Importance.” Through Feb. 19. Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Terrence McNally.

Irondale Brooklyn: 85 South Oxford St., Fort Greene. (718) 488-9233 or

“An Arab in My Mirror.” Through Feb. 11. Irondale and Scenes presents the American premier of this play, written by Riad Cahmi and Philippe Vincent, and directed by Philippe Vincent. The story paints an intimate picture of the many different aspects of terrorism and the relationships formed between historic events such as the Algerian war and the Egyptian revolution through the eyes of the many everyday voices that contribute to the common quest for answers and understanding.


Early Plays. Feb. 15–March 4. The Wooster Group has invited Richard Maxwell of New York City Players to direct Eugene O’Neill’s early “Glencairn” plays — “Bound East for Cardiff” (1914), “In the Zone” (1917), “The Long Voyage Home” (1917) and “The Moon of the Caribbees” (1918).


Brooklyn Navy Yard Tours: Feb. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26, at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Urban Oyster offers two Navy Yard Tour options: a two-hour comprehensive tour for $30 and a one-hour highlights tour for $18.  Tours will begin and end at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. For more information, call (347) 618-8687 or visit


Bay Ridge Jewish Center: 405 81st St., Bay Ridge. (718) 836-3103 or

Yoga with Patti. Mondays at 6:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Nine sessions $110, drop-ins $15.

Senior Tai Chi. Thursdays at 10 a.m. Cost $10/75 minutes of gentle rhythmic exercise done with or without chairs. Reservations recommended.

Tai Chi Quan Forms. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

— Compiled by Rose Desilets

February 8, 2012 - 2:38pm



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