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BAMcinématek presents retrospective tribute to Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn

From Wednesday, April 30 through Tuesday, May 6, BAMcinématek will present Ellen Burstyn, a retrospective of the legendary actress. … Full Article

Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall in Brooklyn ceremony

Brooklyn Boro
Kiss made up, but its music went unheard. Nirvana used four women rockers to sing Kurt Cobain's songs. And Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band — predictably — turned its honor into a marathon. … Full Article

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's a weekend cure for the wintertime blues

Prospect Heights
Starved for signs of spring after the seemingly endless winter? The Brooklyn Botanic Garden could be your cure. The magnificent magnolias at the century-old sylvan oasis are bustin' out all over. Buds began to flower forth a week ago – and their momentum is gathering strength. … Full Article

BAM presents David Lynch in conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Fort Greene
Visionary filmmaker David Lynch—the mastermind behind such critically-acclaimed films as “The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive and the television series “Twin Peaks … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Gallery Players reinvent ‘RENT’

Park Slope
Having successfully conquered a colorful year of programming that has received both critical and popular praise, The Gallery Players will bring their 47th Mainstage Season to a close with one of the most popular musicals to date – “RENT.” … Full Article

VIDEO: Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore comes alive in Brooklyn

Blue Hill Troupe's Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta Ruddigore comes alive with colorful sets and costumes, all made in its spacious DUMBO property. … Full Article

BRACE YOURSELVES: 'Sharknado 2' unleashes flying sharks on NYC

New York City
PASADENA, Calif.— Get ready for more flying sharks. "Sharknado 2: The Second One" will take a bite out of New York City on July 30 in Syfy's sequel to the campy classic that aired last summer. … Full Article

Brooklyn artist selected to participate in prestigious Faberge ‘Big Egg Hunt’

Gowanus
As a child in the South, Jannell Turner would retreat to the woods and contemplate the world around her. As an adult in Brooklyn, those woods have been replaced by her Gowanus studio, but her paintings never stray too far from the forests of her childhood.  … Full Article

Architect Bjarke Ingels is transforming the Williamsburg waterfront

Williamsburg
The stunning triangular viewing platform that rises out over the East River planned for Pier 6 at the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park is not Bjarke Ingels’ first connection to Brooklyn. … Full Article

Finding love via a tangled heart, under the Archway in DUMBO

DUMBO
A tangled web of red tubes in the shape of a heart -- a sculpture recently installed in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO -- offers to connect Brooklyn’s lonely hearts. … Full Article

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