At November’s Target First Saturday, Join the Brooklyn Museum in celebrating the exhibition Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn.
On November 7, Target First Saturday will celebrate the diversity of New York City’s most populous borough by featuring artists who work with historical and contemporary influences from a wide range of cultures.The evening’s highlights include a musical performance by Ilusha Tsinadze’s Georgian band, a calligraphy workshop with Society of Scribes, a presentation of shorts by the Brooklyn Film Festival, and an interactive reading by children’s author Selina Alko.
Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event.
5 p.m. Music: Ilusha Tsinadze’s Georgian band fuses Eastern European melodies with traditional jazz and American roots music.
*6 p.m. Curator Talk: Chief Curator Kevin Stayton discusses the inspiration behind the installation Connecting Cultures.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Join members of our ASK app team for short, lively conversations on works in the Museum’s permanent collection.
7-9 p.m. Interactive Space: Enjoy a series of informal art-making and movement workshops, including a performance by Chinese calligrapher Wang Dongling, a calligraphy workshop with Society of Scribes, and music presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive.
7 p.m. Music: Singer and producer Lafawndahdraws from her global travels, blending smooth zouk dancehall beats with sonar audio vocals.
*7:30 p.m. Poetry: The Belladonna* writing collective presents a multigenerational reading of work by adventurous, experimental, and politically minded poets.
*8 p.m. Film: Brooklyn Film Festival presents shorts exploring the range of immigrant experiences in Brooklyn. Highlights include Girls Gone J-1 (Mikhail Shraga and Alina Smirnova, 2014, 17 min.), Green Card (Pilar Rico and David Whitmer, 2014, 7 min.), and Born Into This (Lea Scruggs and Sean Ryon, 2014, 23 min.).
8:15 p.m. Kids Corner: Children will recognize their culturally diverse neighborhoods in an interactive reading by Selina Alko, author of B Is for Brooklyn, a mixed-media collage storybook.
*8:30 p.m. Book Club: Patricia Park discusses her novel Re Jane, which follows a young woman from Flushing, Queens, who becomes an au pair for the adoptive Chinese daughter of two professors.
9 p.m. Music: OSHUN performs neo-soul and hip-hop that pays homage to the Yoruba river deity of the same name.
Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to galleries and events. Programs are subject to change without notice. For more information, visit http://www.brooklynmuseum.org. Museum galleries are open until 11 p.m. Parking is a flat rate of $5 from 5 to 11 p.m.
Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper US LLP, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.
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