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July 2015

By David Finck | on July 15,2015 at 3:51PM

Second Annual Prospect Heights Music and Arts Festival
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm

The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue, Prospect Hts.

The Second Annual Prospect Heights Music & Arts Festival is a five-day multi-venue neighborhood experience highlighting Brooklyn musicians, artists and culture organized by The Way Station. This year they’ve increased the number of participating music venues and invited local businesses and art initiatives to host special Brooklyn focused events and exhibitions. Featuring over 75 Brooklyn-based bands and musicians, The PHMAF will also address how to sustain an affordable, desirable, culturally diverse and creatively active neighborhood in a panel discussion featuring Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.

Warm up for the Festival by downloading the free PHMAF Mix Tape. Attend the Festival to support the neighborhood and the musicians, artists and culture that thrive there.

This event is generously sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery: Founded in 2004; born at the dawn of civilization. Red Hook, Brooklyn. A festival catalog will be available at participating venues.

Music Venues:
The Way Station-
Branded Saloon-
Soda Bar-
The Saint Catherine-
Tooker Alley-

Exhibitions & Events:
Brooklyn Brainery- Brooklyn Metal Works- Brooklyn Museum-
Free Arts Brooklyn
Haiti Cultural Exchange-

Celebrate Brooklyn!
Vieux Farka Touré / Tamikrest / DJ Dakar

July 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
FREE! (Suggested Donation, $3.00)

Prospect Park Band Shell
11th St. and Prospect Park West, Park slope

The heir apparent to the African guitar throne, VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ—son of the late Malian six-string magician Ali Farka Touré—plays “…original guitar music of such fluidity, technique, rhythmic invention, and passion, that it is virtually unequaled.” (AllMusic) Throughout his career, Touré has been part of spectacular collaborations: his debut album featured the kora master Toumani Diabaté as well as some of Vieux’s father’s final recorded contributions; other projects have featured work with Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks, John Scofield, Sidiki Diabaté, and the Israeli superstar Idan Raichel, with whom he has released two albums. 2015 will see him release Touristes, an unexpected, genre-bending collaboration with NYC-based singer Julia Easterlin, who appears tonight as a special guest.

TAMIKREST plays a fiery brand of trance-inducing desert blues. Since their 2009 debut Adagh they have been hailed as the spearhead of a new generation of Taureg musicians. Their latest record, the intensely beautiful Chatma, confirms their place as the spiritual descendants of their Malian countrymen Tinariwen.

DJ DAKAR, from the Pikine neighborhood in his city of birth via Harlem, will set the stage for a transcendent night of West African sounds.

Michael Oien
Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope

Bassist/composer Michael Oien celebrates the release of his debut album, And Now, available on Fresh Sound/New Talent. The ensemble will include Matthew Stevens (guitar), Nick Videen (alto sax), Jamie Reynolds (piano), and Eric Doob (drums). "Mature and clever post-bop sounds." George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
Henry IV, Parts 1  & 2, by Wm. Shakespeare
Tuesday, June 30 –Sunday, July 19, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Performances are NOT daily; both parts not performed together at every performance. Check exact dates and performances at

The Smith Street Theatre
All shows are in Brooklyn's Carroll Park, immediately off the Carroll Street stop on the F and G line.
Jazz at the Abbey
Every Thursday Evening starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Abbey
536 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg
Live Jazz Happy hour 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  With saxophonist Joey Johnson and friends _____________________________________________________________________________
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

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza
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!