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February 2015

By David Finck | on February 23,2015 at 2:54PM

Talking Shop: Getting Started in Podcasting
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Kickstarter HQ
68 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg

A frank and funny discussion about the art of making radio shows, featuring Farai Chideya, Hillary Frank of The Longest Shortest Time (WNYC), Jaime Green from The Catapult, and Benjamen Walker of Theory of Everything (Radiotopia). Hosted by PJ Vogt of Reply All, the panel will discuss how they started out, the challenges they’ve overcome, and the innovations they’re continuing to make.
This program starts promptly at 7:15PM and will be followed by a reception in the Kickstarter HQ gallery.

Book Launch: Going Into the City by Robert Christgau, with Jody Rosen
February 24 @ 7:00 pm

Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street, DUMBO

Where there has been Rock ’n’ Roll, there has been music critic Robert Christgau. His memoir serves as a fierce love letter not only to rock music, but to Manhattan and the city that made it all possible. Jody Rosen joins him in conversation.

One of our great essayists and journalists—the Dean of American Rock Critics, Robert Christgau—takes us on a heady tour through his life and times in this vividly atmospheric and visceral memoir that is both a love letter to a New York long past and a tribute to the transformative power of art.

Pat Kiernan’s Second Annual Red Carpet Trivia Night
Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.

Bell House
149 Seventh Street (at 3rd Avenue) Gowanus

NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan hosts a night of trivia on pop culture’s greatest award winners, from movies, TV shows, actors, musicians, Broadway, literature and more.

HOW I LEARNED Feat. Anna Sale, Josh Gondelman, Phoebe Robinson, MORE
Wednesday, February 25, 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Union Hall
702 Union Street, Park Slope

The How I Learned storytelling/comedy/reading series presents

ANNA SALE (Journalist; Host, Death, Sex & Money); JOSH GONDELMAN (Comedian; Producer, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver); MICAELA BLEI (Educator; Storyteller, The Moth GrandSLAM); PHOEBE ROBINSON (Writer; Comedian, Blaria LIVE!); ANTHONY DEVITO (Actor; Comedian, Comedy Central)

Thursday, February 26, 2015  9:00 p.m.

308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg

Of course you devoured Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey last spring. On Thursday, February 26th, interact with the cosmos live with the lovable, irreverent scientists from Astronomy on Tap. Never content to let Neil Tyson have all the glory, we’ll share what we would have done differently (Drunk Astronomy, anyone?), reveal behind-the-scenes secrets, and generally celebrate the fleeting appearance of real science on network TV. Videology has a full bar with wine, draft and bottled beer, and a cocktail menu plus classic movie theater food like popcorn, nachos, pretzels, and hot dogs. And of course we’ll have games, very special prizes, and Astro-tainment radiated by DJ Carly Sagan!
This Month’s Episode: When Knowledge Conquered Fear

Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene

A veteran music industry force known to fans for her chart-topping single “Touch It,” collaborations with rapper Heavy D, and role on TV One’s R&B Divas, powerhouse vocalist Monifah makes sultry R&B that pulses with danceable beats. Following a 14-year hiatus, Monifah has returned in full force, recently contributing vocals to Faith Evans’ Grammy-nominated album R&B Divas and being honored at the 2015 Out Music Awards.
BAMcafé Live Host: Phillip Andry;b BAMcafé Live House DJ: DJ Idlemind
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus XTREME
Beginning Thursday, February 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Price: $15-$65

Barclays Center
Flatbush and 5th Avenues, Prospect Heights

Circus, Animals
Get ready for an "X-hilarating" adventure with "X-traordinary" circus artists and magnificent "X-otic" animals.
Thursday-Sunday through March 1, plus Tues. Feb. 24
Ketta Ioannidou – “Black Hole Sun” solo exhibit
Daily Through April 26th 2015

Gallery Three/South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street, Ft. Greene

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) presents an exhibition by Brooklyn artist Ketta Ioannidou. Black Hole Sun features eight oil paintings on canvas. “These works are stunning, gorgeous and bright but with a richness and depth that pulls the viewer in for a closer look.”
Gallery Three is located on the third floor of South Oxford Space, at 138 South Oxford Street in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. The exhibit runs through April 26.
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!