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By Brooklyn Heights Office | on December 16,2013 at 4:32PM

Six Draughtsmen

December 17, 2013, Noon - 6:00 P.M.


MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts)

80 Hanson Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn 11217

Six Draughtsmen highlights the diverse drawing practices of six artists. Arguably the oldest of all mediums, drawing has evolved to redefine and expand its parameters in this increasingly experimental era of contemporary art. Navigating somewhere between the traditions of the past and an imagined future, contemporary drawing both embraces and challenges drawing conventions in medium, surface and concept.

Featuring the works of Nigerian artists Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, Toyin Odutola, Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Nnenna Okore and Odun Orimolade



December 17, 2013  8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The People's Republic of Brooklyn

247 Smith St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Every Tuesday at 8 pm, Tim Ellis and Mo Fathelbab host Manifesto! — a comedy uprising in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. They bring a lineup of the best comedians in NYC and beyond to the People’s Republic of Brooklyn (247 Smith Street) — a current hotbed of comic dissent. The revolution will be hilarious…and FREE!

The Tues, December 17 lineup features these amazing performers (lineup subject to change):

Sandra Bauleo, Sam Grittner, Dave Hill, Lou Perez, Livia Scott, Rusty Ward

And stop by early to catch or to be a part of the free open mic THIS IS HAPPENING, hosted by Dustin Drury! The weekly mic starts at 6:30 pm (sign-up at 6).


Union Street Film Series

December 17, 2013  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
$10 Suggested Donation

Spoke the Hub
748 Union Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 11215
Phone:(718) 408-3234

The 2nd installment of Spoke the Hub's new monthly film series showcasing documentary and experimental filmmakers, as well as short films, dance films and more.

This month’s $10 admission (suggested donation) includes free popcorn and one special “Two-for-One” ticket to any of the upcoming Union Street Film Series screenings in 2014. Hot mulled wine, eggnog, cider and special yummy treats will also be available for purchase.


Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry's Letters to "The Ladder"
November 22, 2013–March 16, 2014
The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Suggested Donation, $12 ($8 62 and over)

This exhibition explores a largely unknown but significant aspect of Hansberry’s biography connecting her to the gay rights movement: the letters she wrote in 1957 to The Ladder, the first subscription-based lesbian publication in the United States. In these provocative letters, Hansberry drew on her own identity and life experiences to articulate the interconnected struggles of women, lesbians, and African Americans during the period. She pointed to her identification with the burgeoning feminist movement in a 1959 interview with Studs Terkel, saying that "the most oppressed group of any oppressed group will be its women," adding that those who are "twice oppressed" often become "twice militant."



Through Friday, Jan. 17, 2014; 9:30 am–5:30 pm each day
New York Foundation for the Arts
20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, at Plymouth Street, DUMBO


Exhibition of work by artists from around the world, all living and working in New York City.


Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers

Through January 12, 2014, Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
NYC Transit Museum
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
$7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors

Album cover art is one of the most iconic visual representations of twentieth century pop culture, and musicians time and again have chosen the subway to craft their image. Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers, an exhibition at the New York Transit Museum showcasing album artwork featuring the New York City subway and elevated system.


Every Monday Night

Bring Out Your Vinyl
The Saint Catherine
660 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217

Hours: 7pm to 2am

There will be a turntable set up. Bring your vinyl and come see who’s got the rarest, hippest, most obscure records in the neighborhood.


Every Tuesday Night


Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM

191 Fifth 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.


Every Saturday

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


Every Sunday
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!