Arts and Fun

“Please Touch the Art,” a new exhibition by Danish artist Jeppe Hein featuring 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction, is coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP). … Full Article

Piano virtuoso visits Bay Ridge for special performance

Maxim Anikushin, a piano virtuoso who has performed at Lincoln Center at other famous venues, will be bringing his talents to Bay Ridge on Friday. … Full Article

Philip Glass, Kurt Andersen to appear in conversation at BAM

Philip Glass, one of the most influential contemporary composers, will discuss his highly anticipated memoir, “Words Without Music,” on April 20 at 8 p.m. as part of Unbound: A Book Launch Series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore. … Full Article

You don’t have to be Irish to love Bay Ridge St. Patrick Day Parade

Irish eyes were certainly smiling on Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue on Sunday, as the neighborhood celebrated the spirit of Saint Patrick and saluted the Emerald Isle in grand style. But Irish eyes weren’t the only ones smiling at the 22nd Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade. … Full Article

HeartSeat transforms water tank into sculptural plaza seating

HeartSeat, a bold sculptural seating element made from a re-purposed water tank, can now be seen (and sat on) at the Pearl Street Triangle in DUMBO through May 1.  … Full Article

Live at BAM: Author Lydia Davis on humor, writing process

When Lydia Davis was a young writer, she was told by her mother that it would be more distinguished to use her first, middle and last name when she published her works — like Louisa May Alcott. But Davis disagreed. … Full Article

BAM to present an evening with David Sedaris

David Sedaris, one of today’s most influential writers, is coming to Brooklyn to celebrate the paperback release of his latest collection, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.”  The NPR humorist and esteemed author of numerous No. … Full Article
Arrested Busker Andrew Kalleen Talks Music and Rights

BROOKLYN EAGLE VIDEO: The Voice Behind the Voice: Arrested busker opens up about music roots

Musician Andrew Kalleen, 30, has become a prominent voice for buskers citywide — and not just his singing voice.  As previously reported by the Eagle, Kalleen was arrested in October 2014 while singing on a subway platform.   … Full Article

Review: Regina Opera's ‘Barber of Seville’

A large crowd enjoyed Rossini's “Barber of Seville” in the expansive Our Lady of Perpetual Help school auditorium on Sunday. … Full Article

Handel opera gets an Asian makeover at BAM

What do you get when you mix an 18th century opera by George Frideric Handel, a 450-year-old Chinese temple and a pair of sumo wrestlers? … Full Article

Irish eyes are smiling on Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day parades

Manhattan boasts the biggest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade of them all on March 17, of course. But Brooklyn is showing that it’s no slouch when it comes to shamrocks. The borough hosts not one, but two grand parades honoring the patron saint of Ireland. … Full Article

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