Friday, September 11, 2009

The Weekend: 9.11-9.13

Iconic imagery. Film stars. Hot shot authors. Tennis greats. It's all about celebrity this weekend in Brooklyn.

Friday, September 11

Cult of MJ: If you’ve ever pondered the parallels between religious reliquary and Michael Jackson’s sequined glove, you’re probably a lot like artist Rusel Parish. The 31-year-old transplant from Colorado has a new exhibit opening this week at Figureworks (168 North 6th Street) in Williamsburg, exploring the late King of Pop’s iconic imagery and its impact on the public psyche called "The Cult of Michael Jackson." Premieres tonight with gallery hours 1 to 6 p.m., and an after party at Hope Lounge (10 Hope Street) from 9 to 11 p.m.

Jamboree: Park Slope is a long way from the hills and hollers of Appalachia, but you would never know it at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (53 Prospect Park West) where this weekend, the fiddlin’ is furious and the harmonies are definitely down home at the Park Slope Bluegrass and Old Time Jamboree. Kicks off tonight with a concerty by James Reams & The Barnstormers at 8 p.m. $10 for adults, $6 for kids, with other concerts and workshops Saturday.

Seeing stars: BAM's the place to be this weekend for movie buffs and fans of Juliette Binoche and Robert Redford. The "Chocolat" star comes to Brooklyn for a Q&A following a screening of her new film," Paris," tonight at 7 p.m., while the Sundance Kid will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to discuss some of his best work. Located at 30 Lafayette.

Saturday, September 12

Happy Birthday: It's been one year since The Bell House opened its doors in Gowanus, and the venue is celebrating all week with shows. Tonight, party with The Hood Internet, Car Stereo (Wars), and DJ Mr. F. From 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tickets $5 in advance, $7 DOS, $10 after midnight. Located at 149 7th Street.

Rooftop view: The Rooftop Film Festival comes to the end of its season tonight, as it presents its first ever Brooklyn non-fiction program of short films on the roof of The Old American Can Factory in Gowanus. Doors at 8 p.m., with music by Savoir Adore at 8:30 p.m. and the films at 9 p.m. Tickets are $9 to $50 (more for donations). Located at 232 3rd St.

Art: Castle Braid presents the first incarnation of BROOKLYN ARTILLERY, bringing together the best of Brooklyn Arts and Music in the apartments of the new Castle Braid Building at 114 Troutman in Bushwick. Art and music starting at 4 p.m. Tickets $5.

Sunday, September 13

Books: The Brooklyn Book Festival returns, with dozens of author events to choose from (like CMJ for book snobs). New this year: Comic Con. So don't be surprised if you see Superman walking in downtown Brooklyn. Starting at 10 a.m. at Borough Hall. Free.

Cheese: Yet another cook-off. The Bell House hosts competitive cookoff gurus Theo Peck and Nick Suarez as they present the Brooklyn Cheese Experiment. Amateur chefs will whip up their favorite cheese-based dishes ranging from sweet to savory, while local homebrewers pit their home made brews against each other in Brooklyn's premier culinary competition. The audience will vote for their favorites along with a judging panel of highly touted cheese and beer aficionados. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 DOS.

Tennis: Don't watch the US Open Men's Finals home alone. Head to MonkeyTown in Williamsburg and watch the greats battle it out on four screens. 4 p.m. Free, with a $10 minimum. 58 N. 3rd Street.


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