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November 2015

By David Finck | on November 23,2015 at 1:22PM

Music composed and improvisationally conducted by ADAM RUDOLPH
Monday, November 23, 2015, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Roulette Intermedium
509 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill
(917) 267-0363

Roulette presents the debut of Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra featuring ten of New York City’s finest and most adventurous guitarists. These extraordinary musicians are composers and bandleaders in their own right; their collective experience reads like a who’s who of contemporary music, with collaborators ranging from Wilco to Cassandra Wilson to Ornette Coleman.

“Turning Towards The Light” is the tenth release of Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra and the realization of a new kind of orchestral sound. Hailed by The New York Times as “a pioneer in world music,” Rudolph grew up and began playing music of the South Side of Chicago alongside musicians Fred Anderson and Don Cherry. Fascinated by the orchestral concept of world music, Rudolph has integrated and transformed these world influences into a highly personalized language. The ten guitarists generate a new sonic palette – a “future orchestra,” if you will – that invites the listener to set aside their preconceived ideas and expectations on how an orchestra should sound.

The performance will be comprised of two sets with intermission lasting one hour and forty minutes total.

Performers include Rez Abbasi (electric guitar and effects), Damon Banks (electric bass guitar), Marco Capelli (acoustic guitar, effects), Liberty Ellman (electric guitar and effects), David Gilmore (electric guitar and effects), Joel Harrison (electric guitar, national steel guitar and effects), Jerome Harris (electric guitar, bass guitar, lap steel guitar and effects), Brandon Ross (electric guitar and effects), Marvin Sewell (electric guitar and effects), and Kenny Wessel (electric guitar, banjo and effects).

Yonatan Gill, PILL
November 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg
(347) 529-6696

Yonatan Gat and his band are doing something you will not see anywhere else. The power trio sets up on the floor of every venue, from giant clubs to basements, DIY style among sweaty dancing bodies, playing intricate improvisation sets that channel “everything from Afrobeat grooves to Middle Eastern folk melodies to straight up rock n’ roll noise, sometimes all within the span of one song – weaving the global smattering of styles seamlessly together like the great jazz musicians of the ‘60s,” (The Bay Bridged)

Argonaut&Wasp, Teddy Midnight with special guests Tweed, Polyvamp
Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg
(347) 529-6696

Argonaut&Wasp spawned from the minds of songwriting and production duo Theo Klein and Trey Schibli in the fall of 2012. Since its inception, the duo has enlisted a full live band for touring and recording, including lead guitar player Kevin Whitehead, bassist Alec Donkin, and drummer Willoughby “The Shark” Morse. The group blends an innovative and ear-pleasing mix of house, funk, and indie rock to create the distinct sound that is A&W. argonaut&wasp has played alongside international acts such as Breton, Lemaitre, Griz, RAC, BadBadNotGood, Dan Deacon, Charlie 2na, Atmosphere, and Waka Flocka Flame.

Endless, Entire
An exhibition of work by 59 members of the American Abstract Artists
Every day through December 20, 2015; 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

558 St. John’s Place, Crown Heights
(718) 783-4438

Curated by Rachel Nackman

This exhibition of drawings and works made of or on paper by 59 members of the American Abstract Artists explores the circular form in abstract drawing. The circle plays an important role in numerous fields of study and creative practice, from mathematics and astronomy to Zen Buddhism to art-making. Endless, Entire illuminates AAA members’ diverse relationships with this universal form.

Panel discussion: Sunday, Dec. 6th, 4pm

Read a Review of Brownstone Agents

Brownstone Real Estate
Licensed Real Estate Broker
372 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Posted 7/16/2015 by John H.

I found these guys on yelp about a year ago, and boy did they ever deliver.

My wife and I were looking for agents to list our co-op in Kensington, and we happened upon Arny Cohen. He and Robert Bryan came by to check out the place and immediately struck us as honest, hardworking guys with lots of personality. Our cat also approved, so we decided to give them the listing.

We got an above asking, all cash offer about two weeks in and were ready to close. Robert, being the scrupulous and well informed gentleman that he is, caught that we hadn't owned it long enough to avoid paying capital gains tax, so dissuaded us from the deal, instead encouraging us to wait. In this type of market it is VERY rare to have anyone remotely involved in your deal not pushing you to close as quick as you can - I'm sure it was difficult for Robert and Arny to walk away from a sure thing, but they did have our best interests at heart.

We relisted with them with the intention of buying another place. They quickly got another (much higher) all cash offer that unfortunately didn't pan out, but that didn't stop them from tirelessly showing us open houses in the far corners of Brooklyn every single weekend of the past cold winter. Sure enough, another offer came in that they negotiated up close to asking from a lowball initial offer and we got into contract. We closed yesterday. Thank you, Robert Bryan and Arny Cohen for working so hard for us and having a good time while doing it, too. We really appreciate it!

John, Mir, Zelda and Timber

Brooklyn Sewers: What’s Up Down There?
Wednesdays-Sunday, Noon – 6:00 p.m. Through May 29, 2016
$10 Museum Admission

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Historical Society’s exhibition tells the story of the creation of one of Brooklyn’s oldest and most extensive infrastructure projects: its sewer system. This exhibition tells the story of the creation of the Brooklyn sewer system through a historical look at four corners of Kings County: Flatlands, Bushwick, Coney Island and Fort Greene. Visitors are invited to look beneath the surface into the problems, challenges, and issues that each of these neighborhoods faced in the creation of the sewer system, and the factors that made an integrated municipal system for sewerage an absolute necessity.

The exhibition was curated by a team of teen curators who participated in BHS’s free afterschool museum studies program known as Exhibition Laboratory, or Ex Lab.
The Truth is I See You
Hank Willis Thomas
in collaboration with Ryan Alexiev

Now through June 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

MetroTech Commons
Between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue at Myrtle Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of the most diversely populated areas in the world, bringing together cultures from all corners of the globe. The Truth Is I See You is part of an ongoing series by Brooklyn-based artist Hank Willis Thomas that explores the nature of truth and understanding across cultures. Using the phrases of a poem written in collaboration with artist Ryan Alexiev, the core of the exhibition is a new series of comic book-inspired speech balloon signs that feature universal statements about truth in twenty-two of the many languages spoken in Brooklyn. Installed along the MetroTech Promenade, each sign features an English translation of the phrase and is accompanied by a pronunciation guide. Thomas arrived at these translations by working with an extended network of friends to communicate the essence of each English statement, as opposed to a direct translation.

Within the Commons, the speech balloon is repeated in new sculptural works: two benches of rolled steel create circular spaces for contemplation, while a large-scale steel tree has branches that seem to grow into thought bubbles. Together these works invite us to approach our different perspectives on truth with a new sense of understanding.

Jazz at the Abbey
Every Thursday Evening starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Abbey
536 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg

Live Jazz Happy hour 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  With saxophonist Joey Johnson and friends _____________________________________________________________________________
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting

Every Tuesday night 7 PM

191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope

Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
Every Wednesday Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors

Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope

Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
Union St. Film Series
Every third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation

Spoke the Hub
748 Union St., Park Slope

The Union St. Film Series screens independent short, feature, experimental, documentary, dance, comedic and narrative films. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm

Every Saturday
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park

Every Sunday
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"

 9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)

The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Williamsburg

Hosted by Hannibal Burress
Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!