Fulton Center: The MTA’s Next Big Thing
Tuesday, 10/29/2014, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
New York Transit Museum
Corner of Boerum Place & Schemerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and Mahadev Raman were key players in the design and construction of downtown’s new Fulton Center, which, in its artistry and functionality, rivals the great transportation buildings of the past. In this lively discussion you’ll hear about the challenges, solutions, and finesse needed to build New York’s newest world class transportation center, and restore the 19th century Corbin building that adjoins it.
Park Slope Halloween Parade
Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Starting point is 14th St. and Seventh Ave., Park Slope
Marchers line up on 14th St. between Seventh and Eighth Aves. starting at 5:30
Perhaps the largest children’s Halloween march in the nation, the Park Slope Civic Council’s Halloween Parade has been a part of neighborhood life since 1986. Each year, in a tremendous show of generosity, the merchants on Seventh and Fifth Avenues hand out an abundance of sweets and treats to a seemingly never-ending swarm of imaginatively attired children, eagerly holding up their bags. The sidewalks are an obstacle course of visual delights. Royalty and robots, animals and anime, svengalis and superheroes — all strolling the streets of the Slope in the late afternoon and into the evening.
Parade route is along Seventh Avenue, and concludes at the Old Stone House & Washington Park in JJ Byrne Playground (Third St. and Fifth Avenue) with a community gathering and dancing with the parade bands, ending at 9 pm.
Six Characters in Search on an Author
by Luigi Pirandello
Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
Translation and adaptation by François Regnault
Directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
October 29, - November 2, 2014 $20-$85
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
2014 Next Wave Festival
BAM Harvey Theatre, 321 Ashland Place, Ft. Greene
A dysfunctional family of six interrupts the rehearsal of a play to make a curious claim: They are characters who’ve been abandoned by their author and are seeking a theater troupe to give them an artful sense of completion.
Developed by Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin and German visual artist Julius von Bismarck while in residence at CERN, the world’s largest particle physics lab, QUANTUM takes the quark as muse, fusing choreography and installation art into an ode to subatomic randomness. Six dancers vibrate, scatter, and whirl beneath a gyrating quartet of industrial lamps, programmed to respond to the slightest movement, while Carla Scaletti’s soundscape, derived from particle collision data, provides the sonic ether.
A Weekly Stand-up Comedy Show
Every Tuesday Night, 8:00 p.m.
The Experiment at 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, October 28th Manifesto! will feature these amazing performers*:
Ben Asher, Casey Balsham, Calvin Cato, Mary Houlihan, Tiana Miller, Hadiyah Robinson & Sam Grittner, guest-hosting.
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
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
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
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!