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Target First Saturday celebrates Caribbean heritage on August 6 with an evening of music, dance, and performance. Highlights include pop-up activities with caribBEING; film screenings of Bazodee and Rockers; performances by Majah Hype, Alejandro Guzman, and MeLo-X; and a dance workshop with choreographer Blacka di Danca.
Majah Hype whose real name is Collin Nigel McPherson is one of the Caribbean’s funniest comics. His rise to celebrity status came about because of his exceptional ability to do impersonations of various Caribbean characters in different dialects. Make every attempt to see this talented actor, writer, director, stand-up comedian.
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.
5-9 pm CaribBEING House: Mobile art center caribBEING House stops by our Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden. In our galleries, contribute to an interactive wall map of Brooklyn’s Caribbean heritage, tell us stories of your #MyCaribbeanHeritage, and see photos from the classic film Rockers.
6 pm Film: Watch Rockers (Theodoros Bafaloukos, 1978, 100 min.), a documentary celebrating reggae culture and sound systems in Jamaica.
6-10 pm Backyard Bashment: Join choreographer Blacka Di Danca in a dancehall workshop at 6 pm, hear comedy by Majah Hype at 7 pm, and enjoy music by MeLo-X from 8 to 10 pm. All programming takes place in our outdoor Beirgarten in the Steinberg Sculpture Garden.
6:30-8:30 pm Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Enjoy short talks about Caribbean and global masquerade traditions in the exhibition Disguise: Masks and Global African Art.
6:30-8:30 pm Hands-On Art: Create your own Caribbean-inspired musical instrument.
7-8 pm Community Screening: Join artist Rusty Zimmerman in a presentation and discussion of his Free Portrait Project, a portrait painting series that captures the diversity of Crown Heights. Learn more about the project through #WeAreCrownHeights.
7:30 pm Book Club: Danielle Brown performs musical excerpts from her book East of Flatbush, North of Love: An Ethnography of Home, which chronicles Trinidadian music from Brooklyn.
8 pm Film: The film Bazodee (Todd Kessler, 2016) captures the power of Trinidad’s soca to overcome cultural barriers. For the film’s opening weekend, the screening will be followed by a Q&A with actor Machel Montano, writer Claire Ince, and producers Susanne Bohnet and Ancil McKain.
9 pm Performance: Disguise: Masks and Global African Art artist Alejandro Guzman performs Ganggang: Creative Misunderstanding Series. Featuring Abigail Deville, Christopher Manzione, Clifford Owens, Elan Jurado, Geraldo Mercado, Jessica Gallucci, Marcus Willis, Sam Vernon, Tre Chandler, and William Villalongo.
On Target First Saturdays the ticketed exhibition Who Shot Sports:
A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is $10.
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Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 pm 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 pm. Parking is a flat rate of $5 from 5 to 11 pm.
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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