First Saturdays @ Brooklyn Museum: Fierce, Phenomenal Women

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At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5 to 11 p.m.

This month's theme, "Fierce, Phenominal Women," features the following events:

Action Station 5–8 p.m. Visitors are invited to contribute images to community-curated heritage panels inspired by Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, which will highlight the influential women in our lives.

Music 5–8 p.m. Performances by the Joan Ashley Percussion Ensemble, lo-fi punk group Making Friendz, and New Zealand contemporary soul group Fredericks Brown.

Artist Talk 6 p.m. Mary Lucier on the installation Playing HouseFree tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Performance 6 p.m. Brooklyn Ballet performs excerpts from their spring 2012 program, which draws on influences including Stravinsky, Isadora Duncan, and hip-hop. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Performance 6 p.m. The Bad Feminist Readings, produced by Sarah Gentile and Sarah Giovanniello, is a feminist reading of over a century's worth of popular books written with women in mind. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Hands-on Art 6:30–8:30 p.m. Create your own illustration to accompany a newspaper headline, inspired by the exhibitionNewspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Artist Talk 7 p.m. Feminist artist Kate Gilmore speaks about her work, including Blood From a StoneFree tickets available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Curator Talk 8 p.m. Catherine Morris, curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, on Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin and Newspaper FictionFree tickets available at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.

Dance Party 8–10 p.m. The original Ladies of Ubiquita, DJs Reborn, Moni, Selly, and shErOck, celebrate their twelfth anniversary and all the women who've inspired them.

Book Club 9 p.m. Author Sara Marcus leads a lively discussion of her book Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution. A book signing follows in the Museum Store.

Performance 9–10 p.m. Brooklyn-born performance artist Queen Godis presents poetic hip-hop soul.


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