First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum
Saturday April 6th, 5:00 p.m.-
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month, from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $5 starting at 5 p.m.
5:00 p.m.: Music--Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess put a contemporary spin on early twentieth-century music.
6:00 p.m.: Dance--Brooklyn Ballet pairs hip-hop dancers and ballet dancers for a piece entitled Quilt, accompanied by violinist Gil Morgenstern playing a mash-up of Bach and Barkauskas.
7:00 p.m.: Music--Adia Whitaker and neo-folkloric ensemble Ase Dance Theater Collective perform a musical set weaving together identities and experiences of the African diaspora.
And much more all evening long!
Scrabble for Cheaters 2013!
Saturday, April 6th, Noon
Brooklyn Superhero Supply Corp.
372 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
$50 registration fee per player
Join Peter Dinklage, John Hodgman, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Michael Showalter, A. C. Newman, and David Rees for Scrabble for Cheaters 2013, an elimination Scrabble tournament, where you and a teammate play against other teams to compete for the coveted Cheater's Cup. To help make your way toward the cup, you raise money to spend on cheats, including "Invent a Word," "Buy a Vowel," and "Create a Blank." And the best part of all — all the money you raise directly supports the free programs offered to New York City public school students by 826NYC!
Ready to Play? Sign up in teams of two. (There is a,
which can be used for cheating on game day.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door
Born and raised in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, TOKiMONSTA (Jennifer Lee) was an unfocused pupil of classical piano. However, she has come to use this background to understand and create vast soundscapes and textures through the usage of live instruments, percussion, digital manipulation, and dusty vinyl. Through the creation of beats, she is able to fuse the sounds of the past with her musical prowess into something avant garde.
Hanami Guided Tour
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 | 1 p.m.
Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 | 11 a.m.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Hanami is the Japanese tradition of cherry-blossom viewing. Celebrate it with a stroll through BBG’s famous flowering cherry collection, Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, and C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum.
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM
191 F1fth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St.
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.
The Mandingo Ambassadors
Barbès, 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.
Grand Army Plaza
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)
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!