Company News

September 2014

By Brooklyn Heights Office | on September 25,2014 at 2:48PM

A celebration of Arhoolie Records

Saturday, September 27  Doors open at 5pm.
 Admission $15 - free for children under 10

Pioneer Works, 159 Pinoeer Street, Redhook
(718) 596-3001

Presented by Pioneer Works, Argot Pictures and Rooftop Films, with Chris Strachwitz, Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling, Las Rubias del Norte, Mamie Minch, Rey Vallenato Beto Jamaica and special guests.

Pioneer Works and Rooftop films celebrate Argot Pictures’ release of documentary THIS AIN?T NO MOUSE MUSIC which opens for a one-week theatrical engagement at New York?s IFC CENTER on September 26.

 6pm – Screening of CHULAS FRONTERAS, Dir. by Les Blank,1976, 58 min., 16mm. A complex, insightful look at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norten?o musicians of the Texas-Mexican border, including Flaco Jimenez and Lydia Mendoza.

 6:30 – Rural Colombian Vallenato music by El Rey Beto Jamaica

 7:15 – Screening of THIS AIN’T NO MOUSE MUSIC! The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records Introduced by Directors Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon and Arhoolie Records Founder Chris Strachwitz. (92 min.)

 8:45pm – A special tribute to Lydia Mendoza by Las Rubias Del Norte. A set of blues and roots music by Mamie Minch.

 10:00pm – Screening of rare performances by Arhoolie artists C.J. Chenier, Michael & David Doucet, Bukka White, Treme Brass Band and more.

 10:30pm – Screening of DEL MEL CORAZON, Dir. by Les Blank 1979, 29 min., 16mm A lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love songs of the Tex-mex Nortena music tradition.

Music curated by Olivier Conan. Films presented by Argot Pictures & Presenting partner Rooftop Films. Produced and presented by Pioneer Works.

The Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair
September 13th and 14th, 2014 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin Street, Greenpoint

One hundred ten dealers from all over the eastern seaboard selling their best antiques with an emphasis on mid-century, decorative arts, fine art, jewelry, Art Deco, folk art, Americana, arts and crafts, and some of the best book and ephemera dealers in the business presenting vintage and antiquarian books on every subject matter, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, prints, autographs, posters, and so much more.

In the Beginning
Paintings by Athena LaTocha

September 14th – October 24th, 2014, Noon - 4:00 p.m.

St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity Church
Clinton and Montague Streets, Brooklyn Heights

An installation of ink wash paintings by Athena LaTocha, which will be on view in the sanctuary of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. This is the third in an ongoing series of visual art programs that are part of The Forum @ St. Ann’s, which seeks to engage the community in conversation about the arts, ideas and civic life.

LaTocha chose In the Beginning as the exhibition’s title, based on the forms and gestures in the paintings that evoke both the land and sea. The tension of natural forces and elemental energy is emphasized in the stark expressionistic strokes across white surfaces.

A Weekly Stand-up Comedy Show
Every Tuesday Night, 8:00 p.m.

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 TUESDAY, AUGUST 26th Manifesto! will feature these amazing performers*:
Lynn Bixenspan, Matt Donaher, Sam Grittner, Aparna Nancherla, Nimesh Patel, and Lou Perez.
And, stop by early to catch or to be a part of the free open mic. The weekly mic starts at 6:00 pm (sign up at 5:30).

*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 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!