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April 2014

By Brooklyn Heights Office | on April 2,2014 at 12:15PM

Book Launch: Harley Loco by Rayya Elias
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:00.-9:00 p.m.

Powerhouse Arena
37 Main St., DUMBO

The musician, hairdresser, and filmmaker recalls her journey from her childhood in Syria to her adventures in NYC. Elizabeth Gilbert joins Elias in conversation. Like any coming-of-age story, Elias’ tale is both unique and universal; as Elizabeth Gilbert, in her introduction to the book, puts it, Elias had “experienced wealth, homelessness, brushes with fame, rehab (and more rehab), a million blown second chances, a dozen broken hearts, and one bloody-knuckled, ultimate spiritual redemption.”

Emeline Michel
Thursday, April 3, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Library, Central Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza, Crown Heights

The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, New York City's longest continuously running grassroots festival dedicated to jazz, began March 28 and runs through April 30. More than 500 artists will perform in over 50 events at various venues throughout Brooklyn. You can see one of its biggest name acts for free, when singer Emeline Michel — known as the “Joni Mitchell of Haiti” — brings her blend of jazz, blues, and samba to the Central Library.

She is the reigning Queen of Haitian Song: a captivating performer, versatile vocalist and one of the premier Haitian songwriters of her generation. Ms. Michel is beloved by Haitians for combining traditional rhythms like compas and rara with social, political and inspirational content. Emeline sings in French and Haitian Creole, and her worldwide concerts and nine CDs have catapulted her to international acclaim.

Art Into Music
Through April 27, 2014-03-27 Tues.-Fri., 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat./Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 400 p.m.

BRIC Arts | Media House
647 Fulton Street, Fort Greene


Every Monday Night
Bring Out Your Vinyl

The Saint Catherine
 660 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217, Crown Heights
 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
8:00 p.m.
A Weekly Stand-up Comedy Show

The People's Republic of Brooklyn
247 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens

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 -- a current hotbed of comic dissent. The revolution will be hilarious...and FREE!

The Tues, January 28 lineup features these amazing performers*:

Robert Barnett, Abbi Crutchfield, Sam Grittner, Thomas Attila Lewis, Marielena Logsdon, Paul Oddo

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).

*Lineup is subject to change


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 Super Cops is a 1974 film starring Ron Leibman and David Selby, directed by Gordon Parks. The film is based on the book The Super Cops: The True Story of the Cops Called Batman and Robin by L.H. Whittemore. Made at the height of the ’70s exploitation cinema era, the film was shot all around Brooklyn, making it an amazing time capsule of NY in the ’70s. R rating, 90 min – Action, Comedy, Crime

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
Grand Army Plaza 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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!