Arts and Fun

Brooklyn resident is finalist in Yiddish playwriting contest

Brooklyn resident Ethan Sirotko has been chosen as a finalist in the National Yiddish Theatre, Folksbeine’s first-ever International David and Clare Rosen Memorial Play Contest. … Full Article

Zak Smith Band heads to Park Slope to perform Americana-style music

While singer-songwriter Zak Smith may describe his sound as Americana or alternative, his thoughtful lyrics mixed with light accompaniment blend to create a fresh sound not heard often in the New York and Brooklyn music scene. … Full Article

Motley Crue to play at Barclays as part of band’s ‘Final Tour’

Famed hard rock-heavy metal group Motley Crue will perform at Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn on Aug. 12 as part of its “Final Tour,” making the end of the band’s touring career after 34 years. … Full Article

St. Patrick’s Parade Committee to host meet & greet

The committee organizing the Bay Ridge Saint Patrick Parade isn’t waiting until the day of the parade to stir up excitement over the big march. There is a whole host of pre-parade activities planned between now and March 22, when the parade takes place on Third Avenue. … Full Article

Monumental 19th century anchor seeking suitable public spot to honor Heights shipping heritage

When Wolf Spille, owner of Sirius Ship Brokerage, decided to buy 76 Montague St. and move his business locally, he was already proud of Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Open rehearsal brings viewers closer to ‘Cool Hand Luke’ action

Audiences can see a play before its opening night on Broadway by attending a preview performance of the show. But imagine getting the chance to see a play even before it starts previews. … Full Article

Radcliffe Institute fellow returns to Brooklyn for new solo show

A visit to Elise Adibi’s makeshift art gallery/studio apartment on Monroe Place is a reminder of the flavor and breadth of characters who call Brooklyn Heights home. … Full Article

Cave Canem Foundation presents new works, reading

Brooklyn-based artist William Villalongo’s works will be showcased from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Cave Canem Foundation in DUMBO. … Full Article

Barry Manilow to play at Barclays in June

Brooklyn native Barry Manilow will play at Barclays Center on his birthday, June 17, as the final stop in the superstar’s “One Last Time!” tour. … Full Article

Children’s arts festival dedicated to Malala Yousafzai

A children’s arts festival held in Bay Ridge every year that is dedicated to world peace will be saluting Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. … Full Article

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