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Get Out: Keith Haring, Amel Larrieux and Asase Yaa Drum and Dance

This weekend will see record-high temps. You either want to be watching a show in the AC or laying out on a blanket catching the breezes. But don't stay in the house: Get Out!

WHAT: The 3rd  Annual Dance and Drum Showcase, “Drum Love”

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, 1 University Plaza on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb and Willoughby Avenues

WHY GO: Asase Yaa Entertainment Group will present the best African drumming and dancing New York City has to offer! Featuring the City’s most ignited and eclectic African drum and dance works, the evening will present dynamic African Diasporic performances by Asase Yaa African American Dance Theatre and other special guests who are keeping the rich cultural history of African drum and dance alive

HOW MUCH: $30. Purchase tickets online at www.kumbletheater.tix.com  or call 718-488-1624

 

WHAT: Emancipation Day Concert, featuring Amel Larrieux

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 7 at 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698 Bergen Street between Buffalo Avenue and Rochester Avenue, Bklyn, NY

WHY GO: This year, Weeksville’s Emancipation Day (July 5) focuses on women, and will include a series of performances, beginning with a special dance performance by Rashida Bumbray and Jubilee at 5:00 p.m., music by DJ Reborn at 6:00 p.m. and Amel Larrieux at 7:00 p.m. Bring a blanket! Biking is welcomed.

HOW MUCH: Free

 

WHAT: A special, limited showing of the iconic film “Daisies”

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, July 6 – Sunday, July 8, at 2:00, 4:30, 6:50 and 9:15 p.m., BAMCinematek, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Bklyn, NY

WHY GO: The film’s subjects, Marie I and Marie II, declare the entire world spoiled—so why shouldn’t they be? So sets the tone of this freewheeling landmark of the Czech New Wave, wherein our heroines gallivant about like a couple of avant-garde Marx sisters, perpetually gorging themselves on food and drink, wreaking havoc at a 1920s-style nightclub, and instigating a food fight of (literally) apocalyptic proportions (Slant Magazine likened it to “Monty Python's Mr. Creosote skit as directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini”). An endlessly inventive, formally radical ode to rebellion—nearly every scene is interrupted by quick-cut montages or sudden changes in film stock and color—Daisies was banned by the Czech government for its subversive feminist message and (really!) radical depiction of food wastage.

HOW MUCH: General Admission: $12

 

WHAT: Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 7, Brooklyn Museum, 1000 Eastern Parkway

WHY GO: In connection with the last weekend of the exhibition Keith Haring: 1978–1982, the Museum showcases performers and activities that bring to life the vibrant New York scene that inspired Haring. Highlights include:

5–7 p.m. Music
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Brooklyn-based Mon Khmer performs avant-garde new wave, and hip-hop artist Mickey Factz takes listeners on a journey into 1980s New York’s downtown art scene.

5–8 p.m. Interactive Activity
Museum Parking Lot
Contribute to a sidewalk chalk art mural inspired by Keith Haring: 1978–1982.
 
5:30–9:30 p.m. Gallery Talks
Throughout the Museum
Museum Guides and staff present lively ten-minute discussions of beloved objects throughout the galleries.

6 p.m. Performance
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory presents a performance of artistic director Safi A. Thomas’s My Ghetto Pop Life: A Dream Sequence. A Q&A with company members follows. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m. 
 
6:30–8:30 p.m. Hands-on Art
Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Use everyday materials to create your own unique sculpture, inspired by the Keith Haring credo, “Art is for everyone.”Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

7 p.m. Film & Talk
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

Jim Hubbard screens selections from his recent documentary United in Anger: A History of ACT UP and discusses Keith Haring’s participation in the AIDS activist group. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

7–8:30 p.m. Live Painting Performance
Museum Parking Lot
New York-based artists compete in live painting performance hosted by ArtBattles, the original international painting competition. 
   
8:30–10 p.m. Dance Party
Museum Parking Lot (Rain location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor)
Justin Strauss, former DJ of New York's legendary Mudd Club, spins old and new house music.
 
9 p.m. Music
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
The all-girl band Plastiq Passion blends New Wave and punk, with a modern edge.
 
9 p.m. Book Club
Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor
Designer and stylist Maripol will discuss her book Little Red Riding Hood and the 1980s New York art scene, as well as her experience designing some of Madonna’s signature looks.
 
10–11 p.m. Late Night in the Galleries
All galleries open. Explore the Museum.

HOW MUCH: Free

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