Friday, October 9, 2009

The Weekend: 10.9-10.11

Lots going on this weekend. Here's a look at what's happening in a neighborhood near you.

Friday, October 9

Movements: Reflect on the utopian ideals of the Bauhaus movement, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, with the Nerve Tank at Park Slope's Brooklyn Lyceum in. "bauhaus the bauhaus" runs all weekend, starting tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18, or $15 for students and artists. At 227 Fourth Ave.

Saturday, October 10

Music: Kai Altair channels the divine feminine in both performance and music. Catch her tonight at Matchless in Greenpoint, starting at 10 p.m. At 557 Manhattan Ave.

Books: Hear one of the most talented Caribbean writers working today read from her new novel, "Anna In-Between," and talk with Leonard Lopate, when Elizabeth Nunez comes to the Brooklyn Public Library for their Cosmopolis: Immigrant Writers in New York series. 4 p.m. at 1 Grand Army Plaza.

Bowling and Burlesque: Deadly dames with a taste for sin come to Williamsburg's Brooklyn Bowl tonight in its Bump & Grindhouse spectacular. Featuring burlesque performers like Weirdee Girl, Nasty Canasta and The Lady Aye in a homage to the creature features and midnight movies of days gone by. You'll also have a chance to tests your own skills and win prizes. At 9 p.m. Tickets $5. At 61 Wythe Ave.

Soul: Glasslands Gallery in Williamsburg is home to soul tonight as Nouvellas and The Black Hollies throw a double record release party. Live performances from those two R&B throwbacks, as well as Daddy Long Legs. Post-show features the Soul Clap and Dance Off, so make sure to stick around till late. At 8 p.m. Tickets $7, $5 after midnight. At 295 Kent Ave.

Comedy: BAM has some good humor tonight, as the Brooklyn-based Deli Proof Collective returns for the Fort Greene venue's Comedy Night. This fall’s program will feature some of New York’s most talented and unique comedic performers, including Holmes, Chris Griggs, Gabe Liedman, Kumail Nanjiani and Tom Shillue. At 9 p.m. Free. At 30 Lafayette Ave.

Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11

Bed-Stuy Alive!: The weeklong celebration, Bed-Stuy Alive!, features live performances from hip-hop and R&B artists like Blitz the Ambassador and Jesse Boykins III, a Bazaar at the Old Boys High School, health and wellness screenings, and discounts at restaurants like Bushbaby, Everything Scratch and Sugarhill Supper Club. Come and get a taste of Bed-Stuy.

Open House: The annual Open House New York weekend returns, with tons of free events and intriguing locations available to curious New Yorkers. Brooklyn highlights include dance performances in the Green-Wood Cemetery, tunnel tours under Atlantic Avenue and a brewer, cheesemaker an chocolatier gathering at the Brooklyn Lyceum cleverly called Fizz Fudgy Formaggi.


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