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Friday, May 2, 2008

Williamsburg

‘Kingdom’ comes for Chan, Li

In the pantheon of chop-socky cinema, the pairing of Jackie Chan and Jet Li ranks right up there with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Anamorph’ focuses on murder

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Brooklyn Filmmakers screening

The Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) presents the annual Brooklyn Filmmakers screening, May 9 at the museum, as part of the 42nd BAC International Film Festival. Comment.
Williamsburg

Big Movies for Little Kids

Big Movies for Little Kids, Cobble Hill Brooklyn’s own popular, film series for children, continues with two screenings this month. Comment.
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‘Heroic Flourishes’ and plenty of brass

Organist Gregory Eaton will be joined by six brass players, percussion, and flute in a concert of “Heroic Flourishes,” April 27 at 7 p.m., at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Montague and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Crossing Culture’ debuts

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and Danny Simmons’ Corridor Gallery present “Crossing Cultures,” an exhibition that demonstrates how emigration and the experience of uprooting can be the lens through which an artists’ works are conceived. Comment.
Williamsburg

Vaudeville days are here again at LIU

The wide-ranging cultural impact of vaudeville and the historic Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in the 1920s and 30s will be the topic of a special conference at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, April 25. Featuring panels with writers, critics and researchers along with rare film clips and a musical performance and reception, the event is free and open to the public. Comment.
Williamsburg

The Searchers

The Front Room Gallery presents The Searchers, Sasha Bezzubov and Jessica Sucher, now to May 4; Friday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Comment.
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Talkin’ ‘bout books

The Brooklyn Academy of Music and the National Book Awards “Eat, Drink & Be Literary” series closes another season next month. Comment.
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Swing Along Broadway

The best tunes from the Broadway stage will be heard at Regina Opera’s upcoming “Swing Along Broadway” concert, presented at 3 p.m., May 6 at Regina Hall, 65th Street and 12th Avenue, Brooklyn. Comment.
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Spike Lee and ‘Dark Days’

Moviehouse presents two films, May 4 at 8 p.m., about ordinary New Yorkers doing extraordinary things. Come see Spike Lee’s Brooklyn masterpiece “Do The Right Thing” or experience the tragic and hopeful story of the underground homeless community of “Dark Days” at Galapagos Art Space. Comment.
Williamsburg

Slam Show springs ahead

Action addicts, thrill seekers and adventurous audiences looking for the next frontier in entertainment can leap into spring with Slam Show 11 at STREB’s Action Factory, S.L.A.M. at 51 North First Street in Williamsburg. Comment.
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Shop in Mother’s Nature’s own bodega

Naturalist and author “Wildman” Steve Brill will lead one of his world-famous Wild Food and Ecology Tours of Marine Park in Brooklyn, May 4. This vastly under-appreciated park offers all the best wild foods of the rich seashore habitat. Comment.
Williamsburg

Sheep shearing

The warm weather has finally arrived, which means it’s time for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo annual Sheep Shearing events, May 3-4. This fleece-filled weekend of fun will feature live wool-processing demos, music, arts-and-crafts, and of course, the zoos’ wild and wooly sheep. Comment.
Williamsburg

Orquestra Universal

Just in time for the warm weather, St. Joseph’s College Council for the Arts announces that popular salsa band Orquesta Universal will play at St. Joseph’s Latin Dance Night, May 1 from 6-8 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

One Family: Two Artists

Joan Eastmond will host an exhibition, “One Family: Two Artists,” consisting of paintings, prints, sculpture, and pottery of Rosalie and Robert Scott at her Brooklyn home, April 25-27 and May 2-4. Comment.
Williamsburg

No windmill is safe from Don Quixote

The Gallery Players presents the final musical of its successful 41st season, “Man of La Mancha.” With book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion, The show runs April 26-May 18. Comment.
Williamsburg

Mexican partying

With Cinco De Mayo right around the corner, Flatbush Farm & Bar rolls out a little Mexican-inspired cuisine for its next outdoor BBQ from 3-6 p.m., May 4. Comment.
Williamsburg

MANI Chamber

The MANI chamber music group announces their second home at 295 Douglass Street in Park Slope; this in addition to their regular series at Greenpoint’s Church of the Ascension. Comment.
Williamsburg

Green-Wood walking tours

An exciting array of historic walking tours and events conclude Green-Wood Cemetery’s spring schedule. These outdoor activities are part of an ongoing series of cultural and educational events that highlight Green-Wood as an important visitor destination. Comment.
Williamsburg

Grab a stage full of culture

Kingsborough Community College’s series of free cultural events taking place on campus continues this month. Performances take place on the KCC campus, 2001 Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Free screening of ‘Fading to Zero’

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz honors Brooklyn Poet Laureate Ken Siegelman with a free screening of “Fading To Zero,” a feature length documentary depicting the work and life of Siegelman. Comment.
Williamsburg

Explore the life and times of Green-Wood Cemetery

An exciting array of historic walking tours and events conclude Green-Wood Cemetery’s spring schedule. These outdoor activities are part of an ongoing series of cultural and educational events that highlight Green-Wood as an important visitor destination. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn Philharmonic puts modern spin on Stravinsky’s ‘Pulcinella’

Brooklyn Philharmonic is joined by Complexions Contemporary Ballet and its Co-Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson to choreograph Stravinsky’s ballet, “Pulcinella,” bringing a modern, multicultural spin to the work. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum offers free family programs in May with events ranging from a Japanese print-making class to May’s Target First Saturday. Comment.
Williamsburg

They bring your old Kentucky home to DUMBO

In the first Saturday in May, a bit of Kentucky will come to Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Meerkats, fullbacks, and Michael Jackson zombies

The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, announced the return of its popular community free events, the Tribeca Drive-In, Family Festival Street Fair and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day. This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 23-May 4. All these family events are free and open to all. Comment.
Williamsburg

Catch the unfolding saga of ‘Monduna’ live on stage

Lily Maase has one week to learn several pieces of new music before she hits the road for a month for a lecture tour and a few concerts with her band. With the first installment of their graphic novel performance work, “Monduna,” completed, Maase and producer Drayton Hiers are contemplating future chapters before her trip to the southwest. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’

From May 1-11, the Brooklyn College Department of Theater presents William Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” directed by Valerie Clayman Pye, an alumna of the college. Performances will take place at The Gershwin Theater on the Brooklyn College campus. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘The Threat of Chance:’ New hope in very hard times

After being handed the keys to the Ad Hoc Art Gallery, Chris Stain and three other graffiti artists have decided to turn the space into a 1930s era shantytown complete with village houses made from found wood and particle board for the gallery’s latest exhibit, “The Threat of Chance,” opening on May 2. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Endgame’ comes to BAM

Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame” debuts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) featuring a cast that includes John Turturro (Hamm), Max Casella as Clov, veteran classical actor Alvin Epstein will play Nagg and the legendary Broadway actress Elaine Stritch will play Nell. Comment.
Williamsburg

Twinkle Truth

Brooklyn Philharmonic closes this season of its free “Music Off The Shelves” chamber music concert series at the Brooklyn Public Library with a concert the whole family can enjoy, “The Truth About Twinkle,” April 26. Comment.
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Opera Company of Brooklyn adopts ‘Korczak’s Orphans’

Since forming eight years ago, the Opera Company of Brooklyn has grown, from performances in the borough to gigs all over the city. Comment.
Williamsburg

NURTUREArt: An incubator of creativity

In an environment where it is increasingly a struggle for emerging artists to show their work in galleries and for emerging curators to have any kind of guidance whatsoever, NURTUREArt provides a home for many Brooklyn-based artists and curators to put together exhibitions in a professional space. Comment.
Williamsburg

New museum enjoys a ‘sporting’ chance of success

The Sports Museum of America (SmA), www.sportsmuseum.com, the nation’s first and only interactive, multi-media all sports museum experience, is set to open in Manhattan May 7. Comment.
Williamsburg

James Laudano photo show

Con Edison’s Exhibiting Space presents a photographic exhibit by James Laudando May 2-30 in Con Edison’s building, 30 Flatbush Avenue Extension between Livingston and Nevins streets. Comment.
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Freedom Day at Harriet’s

Harriet’s Alter Ego, a lifestyle boutique and art gallery in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn is hosting Freedom Day @ Harriet’s. Comment.
Williamsburg

Flax & Fleece Fest

It’s a wild and wooly adventure in Prospect Park May 3-4. The Flax & Fleece Fest comes to the Lefferts Historic House while the Fleece Festival is at the Prospect Park Zoo. Comment.
Williamsburg

The heart of Coney Island beats at Bond Street Gallery

With its crisp, bright walls adorned by images of a Coney Island from yesteryear and its finished brickwork, it’s hard to picture the image photographer Robert DiScalfani found when happening upon 297 Bond Street in August of last year. Comment.
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Celebrate Brooklyn Jazz Festival

The Andy Kirk Research Foundation, Inc. presents, as part of the Ninth Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, a three day tribute to the late jazz icon Dr. Maxwell Lemuel Roach. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bay Ridge rockers strike a chord with the troops

In the wake of the tsunami that devastated South Asia and East Africa in December 2004, Bay Ridge bands gathered together for a benefit at Peggy O'Neill's to raise money for UNICEF. After Hurricane Katrina, the community united to raise money for New Orleans. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn Eats answers the culinary question: What’s for dinner?

If you enjoy the flavor of Brooklyn neighborhoods as much as the flavor of the borough’s food, then the latest incarnation of Brooklyn Eats will be just your piece of cake. Comment.

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