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Apr
25
Wed
Neighborhood Classics Concert: The Afield @ PS 321 Tickets
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Neighborhood Classics Concert: The Afield @ PS 321

Get ready for a dynamic audio-visual experience for the whole family. The Afield is a collaboration between award-winning Chiara String Quartet violinist Rebecca Fischer and visual artist and writer Anthony Hawley. For this performance, the duo is combining compositions for violin, voice, and electronics with video and other media to address the passing of time and the world of color. It will be a fantastic sensory experience! This concert series, founded and hosted by internationally acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein, enables families to see Carnegie Hall–worthy performances right here in Park Slope. Tickets are $20. Children are encouraged to come but the concert is not recommended for those under 6. ps321.org

Apr
26
Thu
Bear Witness: Responding to Burma’s Rohingya Crisis @ The Graduate Center, CUNY Tickets
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Join AJWS for “Exiled to Nowhere”—a gallery exhibition and conversation with award-winning photojournalist Greg Constantine, who has documented the devastating ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people of Burma. We will hear from a panel of experts, including a Rohingya activist and AJWS staff, about the roots of this crisis and what our community can do to aid survivors and stop the bloodshed.

Apr
28
Sat
UNDERSTORY: Plant Lab, Urban Ecology Event, Workshop Series @ 99 Scott Tickets
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
UNDERSTORY: Plant Lab, Urban Ecology Event, Workshop Series @ 99 Scott

UNDERSTORY is a plant lab, urban ecology event and workshop series to be held in Brooklyn, New York on April 28 & 29, 2018. Providing information, tools and unique experiential lessons to New York City residents about the natural environment that surrounds them, UNDERSTORY will inspire participants to engage with their city ‘from the ground up.’

Through hands-on workshops, a makers’ bazaar and citizen science fair, tours, and plant sale, the two-day event will be an interactive showcase of living local economies, urban ecologies, and botanical explorations.

Our programming partners are an expansive and inclusive group of thinkers and doers who are stewards of the urban landscape. We will gather naturalists, botanists, artists, chefs, educators, floral designers, and more to discuss and share opportunities for daily engagement with nature in the city.

Camouflage: A Comedy Show (Free Pizza!) @ GAMBA Forest Tickets
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Camouflage: A Comedy Show (Free Pizza!) @ GAMBA Forest

Camouflage: A Comedy Show is one of the best monthly shows in NYC, according to the New York Times and Time Out New York. Our show has featured acts including Nikki Glaser, Daily Show Correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Dulcé Sloan, Impractical Joker’s Sal Vulcano, SNL’s Chris Redd, as well as countless others from Comedy Central, Late Night and beyond. “Camo” has a chill, house-party vibe complete with cheap drinks and free pizza courtesy of our sponsors, Two Boots Williamsburg. Hosted by Lucas Connolly.

Line-Up:

Corinne Fisher (Guys We F***ed Podcast)

Anthony DeVito (Comedy Central Presents, The Late Show)

Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Kate Willett (This is Not Happening CC, Viceland)

and more!

Hosted by Lucas Connolly

*** Line-Up subject to change***

Doors open at 7:30 PM
Show starts at 8:00 PM
This month’s show is at GAMBA Forest near the G train at Nassau
19 Division Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Apr
29
Sun
“Swing Along Broadway” Concert @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help school Tickets
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm
“Swing Along Broadway”  Concert @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help school

On Sunday April 29, 2018 at 3 PM, Regina Opera will present a two-hour of show-stopping classic and contemporary Broadway and popular selections and Spanish and Italian songs. these selections will be presented by Regina Opera soloists: Carami Hilaire, and Mary Langston – sopranos; Kati Richer – mezzo-soprano; Lindell Carter – tenor; Peter Hakjoon Kim – baritone (pictured); Richard Paratley – flutist; Jestin Pieper – pianist. A special guest, composer Anthony Canaris, will join us for a world premier of his aria “Artemis’ Lament”, sung by Mary Langston.

The concert will be presented at Our Lady of Perpetual Help school auditorium, 5902 6th Avenue, Brooklyn (between 59th and 60th Streets).

For more Information: www.reginaopera.org; info@reginaopera; or 718-259-2772.

Travel: “N” or “R” train to 59th Street; or by bus: B-9, B-63, B-70.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Major support is provided by New York City Council Member Carlos Menchaca. This project/program has been proudly supported by a grant from Investors Foundation: investorsbankfoundation.org. Other major support is provided by the Donald C. Brace Foundation, Con Edison, Seijo Corporation, Raymour & Flanigan, Peter and Gail Salvatore Foundation, Capital One Bank, and the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

INSIDE OUT V: Phalanx Trio and KUSH @ Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Tickets
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm

Phalanx Trio

Phalanx Trio originated as a sub-grouping of several other band formations that all included Matt Mitchell, Kim Cass, and Kate Gentile. These bands include Mitchell’s sextet Phalanx Ambassadors; his large ensemble project A Pouting Grimace; and Snark Horse, Mitchell and Gentile’s compositionally co-led rotating cast ensemble. Cass and Mitchell also play in Gentile’s quartet.
The repertoire of Phalanx Trio includes compositions by all its members, and especially from the above ensembles. The trio setting allows for the unpacking, re-purposing and examining of compositions written for these groups.

KUSH

In his recent album of original compositions, Maine guitarist Ryan Blotnick mines a bittersweet melodic/harmonic vein balanced by an African-influenced rhythmic elan. Conceived as an antidote to the more aggressive forms of New York jazz, KUSH offers freshly-minted waltzes, haunting ballads and more than a touch of Frisellian Americana, as well as a variety of grooves combining jazz and African feels. New York saxophonist Michael Blake, a longtime Blotnick mentor and collaborator, is the perfect foil, contributing his own blend of lyricism, heat, and harmonic depth. Also integral to the record’s success is the buoyant yet laid-back rhythm team of Scott Colberg on bass and RJ Miller on drums. Tonight’s concert features an all-Maine rhythm section with Ross Gallagher on bass, playing a mixture of new material and songs from KUSH.

Set I – Phalanx Trio

Matt Mitchell – piano
Kim Cass – bass
Kate Gentile – drums

Set II – Ryan Blotnick’s KUSH

Ryan Blotnick – guitar
Michael Blake – saxophones
Ross Gallagher – bass
RJ Miller – drums

May
1
Tue
SlamJunk Presents: Shadow Monster (Solo set – Brooklyn-based Songwriter) @ Freddy's Backroom Tickets
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SlamJunk Presents: Shadow Monster (Solo set - Brooklyn-based Songwriter) @ Freddy's Backroom

Gillian Visco is the brooklyn based songwriter behind the dark and nostalgic sound that is Shadow Monster. Using heavy imagery and lyrics to describe her conflict with social influence, the pains of growing up, and the consequences of love– Gillian is constantly debating the devil on her shoulder. Her voice calls to mind singers like Jenny Lewis, Elliott Smith, and Bright Eyes.

https://shadowmonster.bandcamp.com/

$5, 100% to artist, discount drinks til midnight

May
2
Wed
Live Music with Irata, Sierra @ The Kingsland Tickets
May 2 @ 8:56 pm
Live Music with Irata, Sierra @ The Kingsland

Heavy-hitting stoner rock bands Irata and Sierra make a stop in Brooklyn on their East Coast tour.

Local support provided by Cinema Cinema, and Somnuri.

https://iratalive.bandcamp.com/
https://sierrariff.bandcamp.com/

May
6
Sun
Forgotten NY’s Walking Tour of Fort Greene @ Greater Astoria Historical Society Tickets
May 6 all-day
Forgotten NY's Walking Tour of Fort Greene @ Greater Astoria Historical Society

Meet at the Lafayette Avenue station (C train) at Fulton Street and South Portland Avenue under the Biggie Smalls mural at 12 noon.

Fort Greene is named for a fort built in 1776 at what is now the park’s central summit by General Nathanael Greene(1742-1786). The fort, originally named Ft. Putnam, aided in George Washington’s retreat after his defeat in the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776, and was reactivated during 1812 when a British attack was anticipated.

We will take a look at the famed Prison Ship Monument, as well as some of the area’s famed edifices such as One Hanson, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Tech, and some leftover buildings from the farm era.

Lunch TBD.

PLEASE NOTE

• Locations subject to change.

• All tours run approximately 2 to 2-and-a-half hours unless noted.

• MTA train schedules on weekends, as well as tour dates, are subject to change.

• All tours cost $15 for Greater Astoria Historical Society members,
$20 for non-members.

May
7
Mon
Animal Show at Vital Joint @ Vital Joint Tickets
May 7 @ 8:00 pm

The comedy community comes together for ‘Animal Show’, a monthly standup show featuring some of Brooklyn’s best.

Hosted by Maya Sharma, David Steele, and Justin Linville (The Chris Gethard Show, RISK!, Ground Floor Comedy), ‘Animal Show’ is unmissable… and funny.

This month:
Harris Mayersohn and Jessy Morner-Ritt
Mary Houlihan
Colin Michael Fitzgerald Burgess
Sophie Zucker
Jill Sermonte
Meaghan Strickland

“If you’re looking for a comedy show with a community feel, Animal Show has what you need.”
– Stellar Underground

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