24/Seven

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Canarsie

‘Reel Sisters’ want to check out your film

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series is seeking films directed, written or produced by women of color. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Hole in the Fence’ opens onto changing Red Hook

A Hole In A Fence,” D.W. Young’s entertaining and insightful look at the changing landscape of Red Hook, Brooklyn, will screen May 29 aboard the Waterfront Museum barge on Pier 44 in Red Hook. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Cinergy’ in film

The Brooklyn International Film Festival (BiFF) announces the film line up for its 11th annual festival, themed Cinergy. The competitive event will run May 30-June 8 and films will be shown at both the Brooklyn Lyceum Theater (featuring 36 two-hour film programs) and Brooklyn Heights Cinema (featuring 31 two-hour film programs). Comment.
Canarsie

The return to Narnia: A good trip for kids

Somewhere to the west of Candy Land’s Gumdrop Mountains and just south of Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry lies the mystical land of Narnia, where trees can dance, badgers are top chefs and lions speak with the wisdom of Jedi Masters. Comment.
Canarsie

Pump those pedals over to the Bicycle Film Festival

In case those ads in the subway haven't informed you, or the thousands of cyclists who traversed the borough earlier this month, May is Bike Month in New York City. And to help mark it, the Bicycle Film Festival will hold its eighth event to round out the month of festivities. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Visit’ the men who helped Roebling get it done

The Green-Wood Historic Fund commemorates the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, 125 years ago to the day, May 24 at 1 p.m., with a special trolley tour of the final resting places of the men who played crucial roles in the construction of this renowned New York City landmark. Among them are. Comment.
Canarsie

Teen angst – American style!

Sundance Institute and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) announced “American Teen,” written and directed by Nanette Burstein, has been selected as the Opening Night Film for the third annual Sundance Institute at BAM. Comment.
Canarsie

Ping Chong’s Undesirable Elements

BRIC Arts and Media continues its BRICstudio 2008 spring season of performances, running to June 4. Comment.
Canarsie

Earthman Experience

BAMcafé Live, at 30 Lafayette Avenue, the performance series curated by Darrell M. McNeill, concludes its line-up for May. BAMcafé Live events have no cover charge and no drink minimum. Comment.
Canarsie

Close-up look at Ghana life

In celebration of African Liberation Day, May 22, Habana Oupost presents “Back To My Roots,” an exhibition showcasing never before exhibited works by documentary photographer Stanley Lumax Jr. Comment.
Canarsie

Capezio is wild about ‘Chuck’

The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, a philanthropic organization funded by the premier world-wide dance footwear and apparel manufacturer, Capezio Ballet Makers, announces the selection of Brooklynite Charles “Chuck” Davis as the 57th recipient of the Capezio Dance Award. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn’s bygone days leap into the 21st century

Afortuitous coincidence of seeing a child’s drawing of the Brooklyn Bridge in Williamsburg and the coming 125th year anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge inspired the City Reliquary’s upcoming exhibit. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn bursting to say Happy b’day to its icon

Brooklyn hosts a five-day celebration in honor of the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge, May 22-26, featuring an array of fun and family-friendly cultural events commemorating the historic structure and highlighting the cultural diversity of the boroughs it unites. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn Bridge: Suspended

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) will be hosting a series of lively events to commemorate this anniversary and celebrate the Brooklyn Bridge as an enduring city landmark and a feat of modern architecture. Comment.
Canarsie

Songs for Louis Moreau Gottschalk:

The memorial at the Green-Wood Cemetery to Louis Moreau Gottschalk, considered to be America's first great composer and a Civil War veteran, is in need of restoration. Since 1999, the Green-Wood Historic Fund has been holding a Memorial Day concert to raise funds to preserve the monument, and on May 26, the 10th annual outdoor event will be held at the cemetery with a lineup featuring local string acts. Comment.
Canarsie

Shhh...’Segreto’

Acentral figure in late 18th century Italian comic opera, Domenico Cimarosa (a contemporary of Mozart) enjoyed great popular success in his lifetime. “Il matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage)” — a two-act opera for six characters, composed in 1792 — is considered his masterpiece. Comment.
Canarsie

Regina brings you ‘Il Travatore’

Di quella pira, Stride la vampa, Tacea la notte, Il balen,” and the Anvil Chorus are just some of the great arias and ensembles you will hear when you attend Regina Opera Company’s production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” to be presented May 31-June 1, 7-8. Comment.
Canarsie

Cutting edge dance ‘Out of Space’

Danspace Project: Out of Space” will be performed at the BRICstudio, May 23-24 at 8:30 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

Be there for the saucy ‘Judgment of Paris’

Brooklyn-based dance group Company XIV presents the world premiere of “The Judgment of Paris,” an erotically charged show with a unique fusion of dance, theater and music, choreographed and directed by Austin McCormick. Comment.
Canarsie

Back from back in the day: Slick Rick returns to the mic

By Matthew Wolfe Comment.
Canarsie

Wretched Refuse

The Wretched Refuse String Band comes to the musical stage at Jalopy, May 30 at 9 p.m. The group is New York City’s oldest, largest, and most eclectic “local” bluegrass and old-time string band, still actively performing and recording after more than 35 years. Comment.
Canarsie

Sonic sisters of ‘Rising Appalachia’

The group Rising Appalachia (RA), Leah and Chloe Smith bring to stage their sibling sonics, ripe with luscious harmonies and deft delivery of banjo banter by two girls who love music as art and soul. Comment.
Canarsie

Rockers and Posers: Artists get in deep with portraits

For its latest group installation, "Rockers and Posers," the Gowanus-based studio facility and gallery space Brooklyn Artists Gym received submissions from all over the world for its portrait-themed show. Comment.
Canarsie

Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus

After years of packing smaller houses around the city, the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus, which hosts a large number of Brooklyn-based performers, will make its debut at NYC’s 700-seat Peter Norton Symphony Space for its 86th Annual Spring Concert, June 1 at 4 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

International and local artists love ‘toying’ with Brooklyn

The Toy Theater Festival returns to DUMBO with international and local acts reviving the lost art of puppetry and miniature theater. Comment.
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Faith and Identity: Snapshots of life in B’hurst

Though steadily losing its Italian identity amidst the influx of other immigrant groups, Bensonhurst remains a famous Italian enclave and one of Brooklyn’s links to the old world. Comment.
Canarsie

Band Fags: Straight- A students explore alternate lifestyles

Frank Anthony Polito, a Brooklyn-based actor and playwright, has just published his first novel, Band Fags! (Kensington Publishing, June 2008, Paperback/Original, $15). Comment.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Williamsburg

It’s time to ‘Eat, drink and be hopeful’

Under the evening sky with the Brooklyn Bridge overhead, restaurants throughout Brooklyn will come together at 6 p.m. (VIP admission)/7 p.m. (Premium & General admissions), May 20 at the Tobacco Warehouse for the American Cancer Society’s Second Annual Eat, Drink & Be Hopeful fundraiser. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ham it up BK...the Burger Battle of the Borough is here

What is the best burger in New York City? It is a question that produces nearly as many answers as there are burger-eaters. But on May 20, it will be answered once and for all. Comment.
Williamsburg

Chew on this: Brooklyn restaurant tastier than ever

The tip of Brooklyn’s culinary iceberg was splendidly on display at the borough’s annual foodie pig-out, Brooklyn Eats. Comment.
Williamsburg

Souped up ‘Speed’ gets stuck in gear

Speed Racer” is an overlong Technicolor marvel with the body of a Ferrari and the engine of an Edsel. Comment.
Williamsburg

Shell head socks it to ‘em at the movies

Wittier than Spider-Man, cooler than Batman, Robert Downey Jr.’s invincible Iron Man has got more one-liners than Toby Maguire and more high-tech toys than Christian Bale, Val Kilmer and George Clooney combined. Comment.
Williamsburg

Polish shorts with ‘Cinergy’

The Brooklyn International Film Festival (BiFF) brings a selection of short Polish films to Greenpoint in Brooklyn, May 14 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. This free event takes place at Studio B, 259 Banker Street near Meserole Avenue. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Retumba’ hits KCC campus

The final performance on the free Sundays at Kingsborough series takes place May 18 at 3 p.m. and features “Retumba!” Comment.
Williamsburg

Waterfront Museum is packed with entertainment

New things are happening at the Waterfront Museum, docked across the street from the Fairway Market in Red Hook. Expect a full lineup of entertainment, educational programs and expanded open hours for the spring. Comment.
Williamsburg

Tastes of Bklyn

Extending from the southern point of Staten Island to the northern point of the Bronx, the five boroughs of New York City offer a wealth of restaurants and cuisines that pay homage to the boroughs’ diverse communities and people. Comment.
Williamsburg

Slope house tour

The 49th Annual Park Slope Civic Council House Tour takes place May 18 from 12-5 p.m. starting from The Berkeley Carroll School, 181 Lincoln Place between Seventh & Eighth avenues. Comment.
Williamsburg

Samurai, superhero

The Brooklyn Museum presents the Japanese Film series, “From Samurai to Superhero” in May and June. Watch cinematic visions of Japan, including films that influenced Takashi Murakami and classics that depict both traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. Discussions follow select films. Comment.
Williamsburg

Knock-out finale

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra will be joining forces with the Grace & Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn for the last concert of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra’s 35th season. Comment.
Williamsburg

High-flying kite festival coming

The Annual Williamsburg Kite Festival returns for its fourth year May 17 from 12-5 p.m. at McCarren Park, Bedford Avenue and North 12th Street (the rain date is June 8). Comment.
Williamsburg

Get out there...the BCUE urban tours are here

The Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment (BCUE) presents its “Spring 2008 Urban Tours,” which includes exciting events throughout May and June. Comment.
Williamsburg

Franklin up close

Ryan Repertory Company presents “Ben – A Very Personal Account of Benjamin Franklin” by Bernard Myers, edited by June Clark and Barbara Parisi; Parisi also directs. Comment.
Williamsburg

Dancing with the traveling bone

“And Possibility,”a traveling dance about traveling choreographed by Abigail Levine, will be performed May 18, June 1 and 8. The show superimposes the color-rich images and fantasies of tourism onto the backdrops of our city’s neighborhoods. Comment.
Williamsburg

BRICstudio 2008 spring season

BRIC Arts and Media continues its BRICstudio 2008 spring season of performances, running to June 4. Comment.
Williamsburg

BCAP presents ‘¡Sofrito!’

The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College closes its 2007-08 Season with ¡Sofrito!, a FamilyFum series event, performed by master storyteller David Gonzalez with Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends Band, May 18 at 2 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Always ‘Beware of a Holy Whore’

Rainer Fassbinder's film “Beware of a Holy Whore” comes to life this weekend when an all-new staged theatrical adaption of the 1971 film by the filmmaker premieres on stage at Chelsea's Visual Arts Theater in Manhattan. Comment.
Williamsburg

World drumming

The Young Fish School of World Drumming will continue Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music’s “Music for Families” series at Brooklyn Conservatory concert hall, May 18 at 3 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

The LOX Lounge moves to Reggae rhythms

Revival Reggae Sundays, weekly dance parties paying tribute to some of the reggae industry’s biggest artists, continue this month at the LOX Lounge, 15 Putnam Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

The delightful sounds of the African diaspora

Pre-school and young school-age children and their caregivers are invited to the Audubon Center in Prospect Park for a free event, May 18, 2-4 p.m. Musicians and storytellers Hasan Bakr and Kevin Nathaniel will introduce the children to the sounds of Africa and the African Diaspora through the story of a young musician, a magician, and how they save their village from the evil giant Abiyoyo. Instruments include the djembe, mbira, bongo, and shekere. Comment.
Williamsburg

Sons & Heirs sends birthday wishes to iconic Morrissey

Smiths fans, mark your calendars. Comment.
Williamsburg

Music in the air

Brooklyn-based, all-female Bella Voce Singers and Artistic Director Jessica Corbin present “I Hear Music in the Air” at St. Saviour’s Church, 611 Eighth Avenue in Park Slope, May 18 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Comment.
Williamsburg

Inside the world of Noel Coward

Noël Coward, a true renaissance man, is one of the major writers of the 20th century. He is remembered for his witty, sophisticated plays, but his total body of work is much more. Comment.
Williamsburg

Company XIV ‘messes’ with Helen and her many lovers

The tale of Helen of Troy and her lovers has been told plenty of times – but never like this. Comment.
Williamsburg

Clare and the Reasons and Osso String Quartet

After performances from such local, diverse talent as Shayna Steele and her eight-piece R&B band, the Alan Ferber Nonet and string ensemble Fire in July, the Ditmas Park concert series at arts magnet P.S. 217 starts to wind down with indie rock band Clare and the Reasons and the Osso String Quartet. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Leaf & Circle’ at the Prospect Park Audubon Center

Leaf & Circle, an innovative exhibit by artist Jessica Baker at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, now to May 26. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Constants and Variables’

Two new shows are opening at Safe-T-Gallery May 15: Judith Nilson’s “Five Paintings” and Anders Goldfarb’s “Constants and Variables.” Comment.
Williamsburg

31st DanceAfrica Festival aims for rejuvenation & enlightenment

BAM’s longest running performance series — and one of America’s largest and most vibrant celebrations of African and African American dance, music, and culture — continues with the 31st DanceAfrica Festival. Created in 1977 to heighten awareness of African culture, the festival has evolved into a positive, high-spirited Memorial Day Weekend tradition that brings together the entire community. Comment.
Williamsburg

She just loves sharing the spotlight with kids and puppies

By day, Jane Lovascio is a medical sales representative, but by night, the Brooklyn native is a children’s book author. Comment.
Williamsburg

Popping: The Rebirth of Fresh

Tanekeya Word will share her bold analysis of fashion, art and feminism with the vibrant, fast-paced exhibit “Popping: The Rebirth of Fresh” at The Gallery at Harriet’s Alter Ego, 293 Flatbush Avenue between St. Marks and Prospect places in Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bindman’s room full of sax

Spoke the Hub presents tenor saxophonist and composer David Bindman and his ensemble in the world premiere of “Tales of a Time Traveler,” to the performed at 7:30 p.m., May 18 at Spoke the Hub, 295 Douglass Street (between Third and Fourth avenues) on the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Audition for the ballet

The School of American Ballet (SAB), the country’s preeminent ballet academy, will hold special free auditions for boys and girls ages six to 10 for the 2008-09 Winter Term, May 17, 5:30 p.m. at PS 170, 7109 Sixth Avenue in Bay Ridge. Children must be at least six-years-old by September 1 in order to audition. Comment.

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