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Art in the Parks: Fitzhugh Karol

May 18
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Every day until June 22, 2018
Two sculptures of colorful intersecting steel shapes reference familiar silhouettes of stairs and hillsides. Their abstract and playful shapes invite interaction and are a reminder of man’s imprint on the landscape. The two sculptures are  titled “Searches” and “Reaches,” Find out more »
8:00 am

What Is It, Then, Between Us

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tues-Sat • 8am-10pm Mon • 8am-6pm Sun • 10am-6pm
BRIC Cafe,
647 Fulton STreet, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Magali Duzant’s interdisciplinary work fuses the poetics of perception with a scientific approach to relating the lived experience. In this installation, Duzant illuminates the power of gesture to serve as a universal language. The text, an American Sign Language translation of an excerpt from Walt Whitman’s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” underscores the possibility of human … Continue reading What Is It, Then, Between Us Find out more »

Pondlife

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until March 31, 2019
Brooklyn Botanic Garden,
990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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A multimedia exhibition by scientist and filmmaker Sally Warring, combines art and biology in an exploration of the microbial communities in the ponds and waterways at the Garden. Microbes live in every environment on Earth, from the Artic to the Amazon to your local park’s duck pond. They produce around half the world’s oxygen, degrade waste, … Continue reading Pondlife Find out more »

Katie Shima: What time is it there?

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every day until June 17, 2018
BRIC House,
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Katie Shima’s intricately constructed wall relief sculptures weave together digital and traditional techniques as a means to explore how societies shape their environments by building in, over, and through the landscape. Comprised of natural materials such as stained wood and fiber, the installation will appear as if an archipelago of disparate locales. Organic in overall appearance, … Continue reading Katie Shima: What time is it there? Find out more »

Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until October 14, 2018
The City Reliquary Museum,
370 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco brings the world of Crown Heights’ Empire Roller Skating Center to life, exploring its role as a national icon and a focal point of the African-American community in Brooklyn. Empire was a landmark in Brooklyn from the time it opened its floors in 1941 to its closing day in … Continue reading Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco Find out more »
9:00 am

Passion Fruit

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Every day until May 31, 2018
Made In NY Media Center,
30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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  Ian Valentine is a Los Angeles-based computer artist, known primarily for his virtual realism exploring the identity and distortion of human forms. Valentine’s exhibition for the Made in NY Media Center, Passion Fruit, ventures deeper into virtual space and loses the figure entirely. When: Daily through May 31st,  Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m. – … Continue reading Passion Fruit Find out more »
9:30 am
$333

Spanish at SPARK with Espáñate!

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Every week on until June 22, 2018
Spark by Brooklyn Children’s Museum,
1 John Street, Brooklyn, 11201 United States
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Ages 9 months to 36 months Through game-based interactions, children build cognitive, fine-gross motor, social and artistic skills. Children become accustomed to listening and speaking in Spanish. Spanish at SPARK with Espáñate! Registration  Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable.     Find out more »
10:00 am

Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crises

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm Closed Mondays and major holidays
New York Transit Museum,
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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A new exhibit offering a unique perspective on the vital, often unseen, work of New York’s transit employees. Using the events of 9/11, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, Hurricane Sandy and other severe weather events as examples, the exhibition reveals the critical role that mass transit personnel play in preparing for and responding to natural and … Continue reading Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crises Find out more »

Sophia Narrett: Certain Magic

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until June 17, 2018
BRIC House,
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Sophia Narrett uses embroidery to tell stories about love and desire. Her work explores love as a transformative experience that has the ability to bring purpose, initiate self-discovery, alleviate pain, and offer joy, as well as its potential to bring heartbreak, miscommunication, and manipulation. Each piece begins as a narrative premise shaped by Narrett’s experiences or … Continue reading Sophia Narrett: Certain Magic Find out more »

Dream Machine – explore your dreams in this immersive playground

May 18 @ 10:00 am
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until May 31, 2018
Dream Machine,
93 N 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Dream Machine is an immersive, surrealist playground that taps into our desire to experience the childlike wonder our of dreams during waking hours. The self-guided journey will take attendees through ten unique rooms inspired by our sleep-cycle, bringing unimaginable dreamworlds to life before our eyes Find out more »
11:00 am
Weekdays: $20 for Adults, $12 for Seniors and Students ages 13 and up, $6 for Children ages 4-12 Weekends: $25 for Adults, $16 for Seniors and Students ages 13 and up, $10 for Children ages 4-12

David Bowie is

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until July 15, 2018
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Organized with unprecedented access to David Bowie’s personal archive, this exhibition explores the creative process of an artist whose sustained reinventions, innovative collaborations, and bold characterizations revolutionized the way we see music, inspiring people to shape their own identities while challenging social traditions. David Bowie is has been touring globally for the past five years and is … Continue reading David Bowie is Find out more »

Forgiveness & Conflict

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until May 26, 2018
United Photo Industries Gallery,
111 Front Street, Brooklyn , NY United States
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Landscapes from Nelson Mandela’s South Africa   Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday 12 – 4 p.m. Find out more »

Late Spring

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until June 30, 2018
Minus Space,
16A Main Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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A solo exhibition by Brooklyn painter Michael Brennan. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition at the gallery.   Find out more »

Pride & Loss

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until June 23, 2018
Jenkins Johnson Projects,
207 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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A group exhibition curated by South African visual activist, Zanele Muholi, featuring works by the Inkanyiso collective including Muholi, Thembela Dick, Lerato Dumse, Boitumelo Nkopane, Collen Mfazwe, Thembi Mthembu, Velisa Jara and Lebogang Mashifane. The collective consists of South African visual activists and photographers who produce, educate, and disseminate information for the LGBTI community and … Continue reading Pride & Loss Find out more »

R.J. Kern

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until June 30, 2018
KLOMPCHING GALLERY,
89 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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an American artist whose work explores ideas of home, ancestry, and a sense of place through the interaction of people, animals, and cultural landscapes. Find out more »

Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 25, 2018
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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For millennia, ancient peoples of the Andes created quipus—complex record-keeping devices, made of knotted cords, that served as an essential medium for reading and writing, registering and remembering. New York–based Chilean artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña has devoted a significant part of her artistic practice to studying, interpreting, and reactivating the quipus, which were banned by the … Continue reading Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu Find out more »
12:00 pm

Until Everyone Has it Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until June 30, 2018
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base. 70 years later, on April 5, 2017, Brooklyn Historical Society is proud to open a new exhibition celebrating this seminal moment in American history. Featuring a wonderful array of archival materials, photography, programs, and … Continue reading Until Everyone Has it Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy Find out more »

And So Now: Speech Act Scores

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until June 16, 2018
BAM Fisher,
321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Featuring works by Ben Vida Find out more »

If Only We Knew. Nothing’s New.

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until May 20, 2018
A.I.R GALLERY,
155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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An exhibition of mixed-media by Fellowship Artist Dominique Duroseau. This is Duroseau’s first solo exhibition in New York City.   Find out more »

Bird of America

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until May 20, 2018
A.I.R GALLERY,
155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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an exhibition of wool relief sculptures and works on paper by Kathleen Schneider. The title refers to the complexities of human and bird migration in the Americas. Against the contrasting backdrop of bird migration, Schneider addresses the painful contrast between who has the right to move across borders and who doesn’t.   Find out more »

This is it

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until May 20, 2018
A.I.R GALLERY,
155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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an installation of videos, drawings and sound by Fellowship Artist, Karen Leo. This is Leo’s first solo exhibition in New York City. This is it! Is a collection of visual narratives about doubt, obsolescence, and mental reverb. Featuring puppets, animated characters and disembodied voices, these stories convey moments of observation, reflection, conspiracy and connection.   Find out more »

The Business of Brooklyn: An Exhibition on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until January 31, 2019
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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an exhibition exploring the past 100 years of business in the borough. The story spans booming factories, family shops, iconic innovation, and labor struggles. The exhibition showcases images and objects from companies large and small that thrived in Brooklyn, including Domino Sugar, Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Schaefer Beer, Drake Bakeries, Abraham & Straus, Gage & Tollner, and … Continue reading The Business of Brooklyn: An Exhibition on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Find out more »

Mira Dayal

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until July 31, 2018
Art in General,
145 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Mira Dayal is an artist, critic, and curator based in New York. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Art Criticism, co-director of the collaborative artist publication prompt:, and an assistant editor at Artforum. Dayal’s studio work has focused on the routines and materialities of language and the body. Find out more »
1:00 pm

Confessions & Reflections

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until May 20, 2018
Tabla Rasa Gallery,
224 48th Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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An exhibition of original artwork by Stephen Basso   Find out more »
Free

Cadman Towers Art Show

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every day until May 20, 2018
Cadman Towers,
101 Clark St. (between Cadman Plaza West and Henry St.), Brooklyn, 11201 United States
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The art show will include watercolors, oil paintings, photographs and even some hand made costume jewelry.  Many pieces will be for sale. Subjects of the pieces include:  portraits; still lifes; landscapes; cityscapes; abstract pieces; and even a photographic slideshow of rock and roll artists!   Find out more »
2:00 pm
Free

Tomás Rivas: Provincia

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until June 2, 2018
Open Source Gallery,
306 17th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Open Source Gallery presents Provincia, a site-specific installation by Tomás Rivas.   Provincia refers to a hill in the Andes that is visible from the central valley of Santiago in Chile. In historical terms, the word “provincial” also denotes the conquered territory of the Roman Empire outside of Italy. Provincia aims to draw attention to … Continue reading Tomás Rivas: Provincia Find out more »
3:00 pm
free

Home Front

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 24, 2018
Old Stone House,
336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Participating Artists: Lauren Frances Adams, Golnar Adili, Aisha Cousins, Maya Jeffereis, Lorena Molina, Katherine Toukhy Katherine Gressel, Curator Home Front brings together six artists whose work explores public and private acts of strength and resistance by women in times of social or political upheaval—and who are inspired by their own family and community histories as … Continue reading Home Front Find out more »
6:00 pm
$15/$7.50 for members

Talk: Bringing Home the Opioid Epidemic

May 18 @ 6:00 pm
BAM Fishman Space,
321 Ashland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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With Margaret Talbot Find out more »
6:30 pm
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Musical Shabbat

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every month on the third Friday until June 15, 2018
Bay Ridge Jewish Center,
405 81st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209 United States
Every third Friday of the month, the BRJC band will welcome Shabbat with new songs and melodies.  Get ready to sing and clap to the beat of the music and prayers of our heart.  All ages welcome. Find out more »
Free

Begin your TV, film, or podcast journey: Orientation, Media Education

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every day until July 10, 2018
BRIC Arts Media,
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Yes! This Is The Place Where Media Dreamers Become Media Makers. Brooklyn Free Speech is a New York  community television network that amplifies and honors alternative voices in media. The initiative seeks to empower Brooklynites with media dreams to share their brilliance, talent, and creativity with the world. Orientation is a great introduction to what … Continue reading Begin your TV, film, or podcast journey: Orientation, Media Education Find out more »
7:00 pm

A Different Picture: Women Filmmakers in the New Hollywood Era, 1967—1980

May 18 @ 7:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until May 20, 2018
BAM Rose Cinemas,
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Please see www.bam.org for movie schedule and times The series opens with Claudia Weill in person for It’s My Turn (1980—May 2), starring Jill Clayburgh and Michael Douglas. It’s My Turn screens with Joyce Chopra’s Joyce at 34 (1972), made in collaboration with Weill. The series closes with Weill’s iconic Girlfriends (1978—May 20). Two films … Continue reading A Different Picture: Women Filmmakers in the New Hollywood Era, 1967—1980 Find out more »

Twilight Tour

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week on Friday and Saturday until May 19, 2018
Green-Wood Cemetery,
Main Gate-25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Twilight Tour There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at dusk – and Green-Wood is top notch when it comes to beauty and atmosphere. As the sun sets on 478 spectacular acres, you’ll weave through stunning landscapes and visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American history. This not-to-be-missed walking … Continue reading Twilight Tour Find out more »
7:30 pm
$35, 75, 125 (weekday); $45, 85, 135 (weekend) (Prices subject to change after Jan 8)

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

May 18 @ 7:30 pm
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Please see website for times as they vary
BAM Harvey Theater,
651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, autobiographical family drama, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, is widely regarded as one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century. The acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production—which premiered in 2016 as the centerpiece of its 250th anniversary season—is helmed by award-winning theater and film director Richard Eyre (Ghosts, BAM … Continue reading Long Day’s Journey Into Night Find out more »
$18 in advance, $20 on site; advance registration suggested.

Dreamland Disco

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until October 12, 2018
Lefrak Center at Lakeside,
171 East Drive, Brooklyn, 11225 United States
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Every Friday throughout mid-October, Lola Star hosts a themed DJ roller disco party at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside. Each event showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter Rock to 80s Glam, as well as dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more. 2018 Themed Parties:  April 20: Starman Forever–David Bowie April 27: Madonna vs Britney Spears May 4: Beyonce … Continue reading Dreamland Disco Find out more »

Twelfth Night

May 18 @ 7:30 pm
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Sunday shows at 2 p.m.
POLONSKY SHAKESPEARE CENTER,
262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY United States
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William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, Twelfth Night, directed by  Maria Aitken, with a dynamic cast of The Acting Company alumni and ensemble members of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players (REP). When her ship is wrecked, Viola washes ashore in the unfamiliar land of Illyria and embarks on a journey to find her lost brother. Brimming with music, love and longing, Shakespeare’s … Continue reading Twelfth Night Find out more »
8:00 pm
start at $35

Hannibal Buress

May 18 @ 8:00 pm
BAM Gilman Opera House,
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Hannibal Buress is a wildly popular comedian, writer, and actor who’s a favorite of fans and critics on big and small screens alike. Find out more »
9:00 pm
Free

Muddy Waters Can’t be Satisfied Documentary

May 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Quimby’s Bookstore NYC,
536 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
Documentary Viewing with author/filmmaker Robert Gordon   Find out more »
11:45 pm

Revenge

May 18 @ 11:45 pm
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Every day until May 19, 2018
Nitehawk Cinema,
136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite) Jen  is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until … Continue reading Revenge Find out more »
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