WHAT: Soundtrack ‘63
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, February 8, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m., The Irondale Theatre, 85 South Oxford Street, Bklyn, NY
WHY GO: Whether you've read about this time in history, discussed it in a classroom setting or lived through it yourself, this show's musical revival will serve as a poignant reminder of the pain, love and laughter specific to an era when America was forced to take a long hard look at itself and make some very pivotal decisions.
HOW MUCH: $20
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., The Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton St, 3rd Fl., Bklyn, NY
WHY GO: Grit Gear is about finding the grittiness and the greatness in urban life. It’s about the endurance of the human spirit. Grit Gear is wearable art because the pieces are not simply accessories. Each piece is an artistic endeavor, carefully crafted with detail from leather and hardware.
HOW MUCH: Free
WHAT: BrownstoneJAZZ featuring Kym Hampton
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday February 9, 9:00 p.m., at The Brownstone, 107 Macon Street, Bklyn, NY
WHY GO: Kym Hampton will be singing some of my Jazz favorites, accompanied by Burt Eckoff on piano, Eric Lemon on bass and Bruce Cox on drums! There will be an intermission along with the Brownstone’s famous Fish Fry (that is included in the $20 cover). The second set kicks off an awesome Open Mic hosted by Kym Hampton, so come on out and listen, eat, sing or play!!!
HOW MUCH: $20, reservation required. Call Debbie MC at 917-704-9237
WHAT: Reggae Sunday
WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, February 10, 8:00 p.m., Vine n Branches, 434 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Bklyn, NY
WHY GO: Live Reggae EVERY Sunday. Come Join Us!
HOW MUCH: Free
WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 4:00 p.m., S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, Brooklyn Public Library Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Bklyn, NY
WHY GO: Tchaikovsky gets personal as acclaimed poet Vera Pavlova and the Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players take an intimate look at the life of a great Russian artist through original poetry, imagery, and music for strings and piano. Born in Moscow, Pavlova is a graduate of the Gnessin Academy of Music and has published eighteen collections of poetry in her native Russian in addition to authoring five opera libretti and lyrics to three cantatas. Now living in New York, Pavlova recalls her childhood and coming of age in Russia through the lense of Tchaikovsky's Album for the Young and Piano Trio in A minor. Texts will be presented in Russian with English translations. This performance will be followed by a post-concert Q&A with Vera Pavlova.
HOW MUCH: Free. RSVP not required but strongly encouraged. *RSVP does not guarantee seating; Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first served basis.
***If you plan on attending any of the abovelisted events, it is advised that you call ahead and check that it has not canceled due to the storm