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Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week - October 13-October 20


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On a budget? Not to worry. City Guide's weekly roundup of free things to do in Brooklyn will keep your entertained without breaking the bank. From catching a free outdoor movie screening to exploring breathtaking Prospect Park, there's something in this weekly roundup for everyone wanting to travel without burning a hole in their wallet.

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie - Alamo Drafthouse
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

JESSE PINKMAN IS ON THE RUN AGAIN. Written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan, EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE was shot almost entirely in secret in Albuquerque last year and is now careening into theaters for a limited time. The film begins where Breaking Bad ended in the acclaimed series finale "Felina," with Jesse Pinkman finally escaping his white supremacist captors in the titular coupe, barreling on toward an uncertain future. Aaron Paul reprises his role as the troubled Jesse, joined by his meth addict-slash-piano prodigy friend Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) in his quest to evade the police and his own lurking demons. Featuring some familiar faces and a horde of surprises, EL CAMINO is gritty thrill ride through the Southwest that will satisfy casual fans and diehards alike.

St. Francis Men's Soccer Game - Brooklyn Bridge Park
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

The St. Francis College Men's Soccer Team will call BBP home for the seventh year in a row. Head to Pier 5 to see the Terriers in action!

Happy Hour Piano Bar With Sarah Mucho - Freddys Bar & Backroom
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Frontroom Piano & Vocal with Very Special Guests.

Inner Child Healing Meditation Experience - Eventbrite
October 13, 2019 - Queens

I'm coming to NYC and am hosting a free inner child healing meditation. This will be similar to the event in LA. We will gather and take ourselves on a journey to bring our inner child a space of saftey and love.

Wave Farm Works in Progress Workshop with Milad Mozari - Pioneer Works
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

This workshop, led by Wave Farm resident Milad Mozari, combines methods in sound recording and Particle brand development boards to survey open spaces and large structures on Governors Island. Participants will explore field recording experiments using indoor and outdoor field recording techniques, environmental data, and layers of a location. Through these experiments, we will notice patterns in the range, resolution, and reflection rate in certain built structures that will open a dialogue and allow participants to experience Governors Island on a different frequency.

Joker - Alamo Drafthouse
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

You know the story. Dark alley. A string of pearls. Orphaned child. Dark Knight. But what if we viewed everything leading up to the creation of Batman from a totally different angle? For eighty years the Joker has provided a twisted counterpoint to Batman, testing both the Caped Crusader and Gotham City's values and convictions in ways both silly and sinister. In JOKER, director and screenwriter Todd Phillips and lead actor Joaquin Phoenix have given one of the most (in)famous characters in all of fiction his own creation myth, a critique in its own way to Batman's well-worn origin story. Don't expect a movie about the Clown Prince of Crime. JOKER is the story of a man called Arthur Fleck… an impoverished, forgotten, and desperately lonely man that's struggling at his job as a clown-for-hire. Struggling to be a comedian. Struggling to care for his elderly mother. Struggling with a mental illness that causes him to laugh uncontrollably. And all around him, '80s-era Gotham City struggles – with growing poverty, rampant crime, and an increasing resentment toward Gotham's wealthy elite, most prominently represented by Thomas Wayne. It's in this powder keg of a setting that fate, a ... (read more)

BRIC JazzFest Kickoff Concert: Antibalas - The Plaza at 300 Ashland
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

BRIC JazzFest kicks off with a free outdoor concert featuring beloved Brooklyn Afrobeat collective Antibalas.

Lucy in the Sky - Alamo Drafthouse
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

NATALIE PORTMAN IS AN ASTRONAUT LOST ON EARTH. Astronaut Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman) has just had an experience few people get – seeing the vastness of space in all its cold, transcendent glory. But upon reentry, how can she square her normal, suburban family life with her incomprehensible cosmic voyage? She gains some temporary respite in an affair with fellow astronaut Mark Goodwin (Jon Hamm), but when things go south, she finds herself more troubled than ever, and willing to go to desperate ends to gain peace of mind. Loosely based on real-life events, this gorgeously shot space drama is the thrillingly ambitious debut of director Noah Hawley, who previously worked on acclaimed shows Fargo and Legion. Portman channels spectacular emotional highs and lows as a professional scientist trying to keep composure as her life spirals into chaos. Joined by Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as a space-faring colleague and Dan Stevens (Legion) as her civilian husband, LUCY IN THE SKY is a journey into the intense personal conflict at the heart of tremendous human experience.

Downton Abbey - Alamo Drafthouse
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY. With its affectionate portrait of an aristocratic family and their household staff, Downton Abbey became one of the most beloved television series of all time. And now the Crawleys and the downstairs gang are back in their very own feature-length film for one more dramatic look at a bygone era. When last we saw them, it seemed like the family and staff at Downton Abbey had been through just about everything one could imagine, from death to marriage to heartbreak to war, and everything in between. But they still have one last surprise in store for them: a visit from the royal family. Everyone is back, from the downstairs (Carson, Mrs. Hughes, Thomas, Bates, and Anna) to the upstairs (Lord and Lady Grantham, Mary, Edith, and, of course, the Dowager Countess). There will be drama. There will be heartache. There will be more pointed barbs than you can shake a croquet mallet at. Join us for one last visit to DOWNTON ABBEY.

Hustlers - Alamo Drafthouse
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Struggling single mom Dorothy (Constance Wu, CRAZY RICH ASIANS) starts working at a strip club to pay the bills. But after seeing how wealthy the club's clients are, Dorothy enlists the aid of experienced stripper Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) to set up a scam to take down the Wall Street high-rollers who take advantage of them. Based on the viral New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler, HUSTLERS is a jaw-dropping, fist-pumping true story about the working masses against the ruling classes. An incredible cast, led by Wu and Lopez and featuring Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, and a cameo by Lizzo, teams up for a caper of sex, money, and unbreakable bonds. From writer-director Lorene Scafaria (SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST), this story about women supporting women is a must-see, unbelievably true tale. Equally funny and dramatic, HUSTLERS dresses down the rich and gives generously to the audience.

Pain and Glory - Alamo Drafthouse
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

A DEEPLY PERSONAL MASTERWORK FROM PEDRO ALMODÓVAR. Antonio Banderas (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN) and Penélope Cruz (ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER) reunite with director Pedro Almodóvar for one of his most acclaimed and personal films, PAIN AND GLORY. Banderas won Best Actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker who suffers from constant back pain, drug problems, and the emotional weight of his mother's impact on his life. Though he hasn't made a film in some time, he is reimmersed into his artistic past by the anniversary of one of his most well-known films, opening the door to a whole host of memories that will force him to reevaluate his current path. Along with Banderas, Cruz gives a stirring performance as Mallo's mother during his childhood, providing layers of depth and context as we learn more about Mallo. All of this, combined with the palpable sense that this story borders on autobiography for Almodóvar, adds up to one of the most compelling films from one of our best filmmakers.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie - Alamo Drafthouse
October 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

JESSE PINKMAN IS ON THE RUN AGAIN. Written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan, EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE was shot almost entirely in secret in Albuquerque last year and is now careening into theaters for a limited time. The film begins where Breaking Bad ended in the acclaimed series finale "Felina," with Jesse Pinkman finally escaping his white supremacist captors in the titular coupe, barreling on toward an uncertain future. Aaron Paul reprises his role as the troubled Jesse, joined by his meth addict-slash-piano prodigy friend Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) in his quest to evade the police and his own lurking demons. Featuring some familiar faces and a horde of surprises, EL CAMINO is gritty thrill ride through the Southwest that will satisfy casual fans and diehards alike.

Comedy Open Mic - Freddys Bar & Backroom
October 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Comedy Open Mic Comedy Monday

Ed Sullivan On Acid - Freddys Bar & Backroom
October 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

This free show has been in Brooklyn for over a decade and still brings the laughs. Hosted by Calvin S. Cato and created by Pat O'Shea, it combines performances from seasoned comics and up-and-coming local acts. Head to the backroom at Freddy's Bar, and enjoy some free candy with the sweet stand-up gigs.' ~ AM New York.

'Don't Call Me Sweetie' a Women's + LGBTQ Open Mic - Eastville Comedy Club
October 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn's best all female and LBGTQ open mic! Sign up in person 30 minutes before the mic. No drink minimum. Just a $5 cover to perform or watch as an audeince member. Tickets can only be bought on the night of the mic.

Joker - Alamo Drafthouse
October 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

You know the story. Dark alley. A string of pearls. Orphaned child. Dark Knight. But what if we viewed everything leading up to the creation of Batman from a totally different angle? For eighty years the Joker has provided a twisted counterpoint to Batman, testing both the Caped Crusader and Gotham City's values and convictions in ways both silly and sinister. In JOKER, director and screenwriter Todd Phillips and lead actor Joaquin Phoenix have given one of the most (in)famous characters in all of fiction his own creation myth, a critique in its own way to Batman's well-worn origin story. Don't expect a movie about the Clown Prince of Crime. JOKER is the story of a man called Arthur Fleck… an impoverished, forgotten, and desperately lonely man that's struggling at his job as a clown-for-hire. Struggling to be a comedian. Struggling to care for his elderly mother. Struggling with a mental illness that causes him to laugh uncontrollably. And all around him, '80s-era Gotham City struggles – with growing poverty, rampant crime, and an increasing resentment toward Gotham's wealthy elite, most prominently represented by Thomas Wayne. It's in this powder keg of a setting that fate, a ... (read more)

Lucy in the Sky - Alamo Drafthouse
October 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

NATALIE PORTMAN IS AN ASTRONAUT LOST ON EARTH. Astronaut Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman) has just had an experience few people get – seeing the vastness of space in all its cold, transcendent glory. But upon reentry, how can she square her normal, suburban family life with her incomprehensible cosmic voyage? She gains some temporary respite in an affair with fellow astronaut Mark Goodwin (Jon Hamm), but when things go south, she finds herself more troubled than ever, and willing to go to desperate ends to gain peace of mind. Loosely based on real-life events, this gorgeously shot space drama is the thrillingly ambitious debut of director Noah Hawley, who previously worked on acclaimed shows Fargo and Legion. Portman channels spectacular emotional highs and lows as a professional scientist trying to keep composure as her life spirals into chaos. Joined by Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as a space-faring colleague and Dan Stevens (Legion) as her civilian husband, LUCY IN THE SKY is a journey into the intense personal conflict at the heart of tremendous human experience.

Downton Abbey - Alamo Drafthouse
October 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY. With its affectionate portrait of an aristocratic family and their household staff, Downton Abbey became one of the most beloved television series of all time. And now the Crawleys and the downstairs gang are back in their very own feature-length film for one more dramatic look at a bygone era. When last we saw them, it seemed like the family and staff at Downton Abbey had been through just about everything one could imagine, from death to marriage to heartbreak to war, and everything in between. But they still have one last surprise in store for them: a visit from the royal family. Everyone is back, from the downstairs (Carson, Mrs. Hughes, Thomas, Bates, and Anna) to the upstairs (Lord and Lady Grantham, Mary, Edith, and, of course, the Dowager Countess). There will be drama. There will be heartache. There will be more pointed barbs than you can shake a croquet mallet at. Join us for one last visit to DOWNTON ABBEY.

Hustlers - Alamo Drafthouse
October 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Struggling single mom Dorothy (Constance Wu, CRAZY RICH ASIANS) starts working at a strip club to pay the bills. But after seeing how wealthy the club's clients are, Dorothy enlists the aid of experienced stripper Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) to set up a scam to take down the Wall Street high-rollers who take advantage of them. Based on the viral New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler, HUSTLERS is a jaw-dropping, fist-pumping true story about the working masses against the ruling classes. An incredible cast, led by Wu and Lopez and featuring Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, and a cameo by Lizzo, teams up for a caper of sex, money, and unbreakable bonds. From writer-director Lorene Scafaria (SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST), this story about women supporting women is a must-see, unbelievably true tale. Equally funny and dramatic, HUSTLERS dresses down the rich and gives generously to the audience.

Pain and Glory - Alamo Drafthouse
October 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

A DEEPLY PERSONAL MASTERWORK FROM PEDRO ALMODÓVAR. Antonio Banderas (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN) and Penélope Cruz (ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER) reunite with director Pedro Almodóvar for one of his most acclaimed and personal films, PAIN AND GLORY. Banderas won Best Actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker who suffers from constant back pain, drug problems, and the emotional weight of his mother's impact on his life. Though he hasn't made a film in some time, he is reimmersed into his artistic past by the anniversary of one of his most well-known films, opening the door to a whole host of memories that will force him to reevaluate his current path. Along with Banderas, Cruz gives a stirring performance as Mallo's mother during his childhood, providing layers of depth and context as we learn more about Mallo. All of this, combined with the palpable sense that this story borders on autobiography for Almodóvar, adds up to one of the most compelling films from one of our best filmmakers.

The black keys - Barclays Center
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Black Keys are bringing their "Let's Rock" Tour to Brooklyn on October 15 with special guests Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie - Alamo Drafthouse
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

JESSE PINKMAN IS ON THE RUN AGAIN. Written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan, EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE was shot almost entirely in secret in Albuquerque last year and is now careening into theaters for a limited time. The film begins where Breaking Bad ended in the acclaimed series finale "Felina," with Jesse Pinkman finally escaping his white supremacist captors in the titular coupe, barreling on toward an uncertain future. Aaron Paul reprises his role as the troubled Jesse, joined by his meth addict-slash-piano prodigy friend Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) in his quest to evade the police and his own lurking demons. Featuring some familiar faces and a horde of surprises, EL CAMINO is a gritty thrill ride through the Southwest that will satisfy casual fans and diehards alike.

Wolfman's Got Nards With Live Q&A - Alamo Drafthouse
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Star of THE MONSTER SQUAD André Gower is coming to Alamo Drafthouse to showcase his new documentary WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS, a loving tribute to THE MONSTER SQUAD and its legion of fans. When it was released in 1987, THE MONSTER SQUAD was a critical and box office failure, but decades of word of mouth eventually turned it into a cult phenomenon. Through interviews with the cast, crew, filmmakers, academics, celebrities, original reviewers, and everyday fans, as well as through never-before-seen footage, WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS turns the lens on an audience of self-proclaimed misfits who have kept THE MONSTER SQUAD alive for more than thirty years. Join us for this heartfelt and funny celebration of fan culture, friendship, and anti-monster justice, followed by a Q&A with Gower. ABOUT LIVE Q&A EVENTS Got a question for the director? Wanna meet the cast? At our special Live Q&A events, we follow an exclusive screening with an in-person Q&A. ABOUT When it was released in 1987, THE MONSTER SQUAD was a critical and box office failure, but decades of word of mouth eventually turned it into a cult phenomenon. Through interviews with the cast, crew, filmmakers, academics, celebrities, origin... (read more)

The House of the Devil - Alamo Drafthouse
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

DIRECTOR Ti West STARRING Greta Gerwig, Jocelin Donahue, Mary Woronov AGE POLICY 18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with an adult. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed. Share on Facebook0 Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest0 Share on Tumblr TALK ON THE PHONE. FINISH YOUR HOMEWORK. WATCH TV. DIE! Hosted by Eric Walkuski (Arrow in the Head). Admission only $10! Any movie that kicks off with a cameo from Dee Wallace (E.T., CRITTERS) is automatically the best. Samantha (Jocelin Donahue) is a college student who struggles to pay the bills. So she takes a babysitting job with a couple (Tom Noonan from THE MONSTER SQUAD and Mary Waranov from ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL) who live in an opulent Victorian mansion . . . with something evil. Shot on 16mm film and blown up to 35mm for theatrical release, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL is a chilling period piece set in the 1980s that combines the elegance of Bob Clark's BLACK CHRISTMAS with the pulpy tone of a YA novel. Beautifully photographed and featuring a magnetic lead performance from Donahue, this is winter-set horror done right. (Joseph A. Ziemba)

The Impact of Slavery and the Myth of the Free North - Brooklyn Historical Society
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

The slave economy is often associated with images of Southern plantations, but it played a major role in the Northern states and cities nationwide, becoming a fundamental building block of the country. Cornell University professor Edward Baptist and NYU professor Michele Mitchell discuss the history of the institution of slavery, what was different between its incarnations in the North and the South, and what was tragically similar. Moderated by BHS Vice President of Curatorial Affairs & Collections, Julie Golia.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Wanna hang out? Join us for conversations, games, and more. Ages 13 and up.

Teen Tech Time in Teen Space - Clarendon Branch Library
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us for Teen Tech Time in Teen Space! We'll have the PS3 out and ready, just bring yourselves!

SlamJunk Tuesday - Freddys Bar & Backroom
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

A South Brooklyn community supporting some of New York City's finest Soul Stars, Songwriters, and Emerging Artists.

Joker - Alamo Drafthouse
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

You know the story. Dark alley. A string of pearls. Orphaned child. Dark Knight. But what if we viewed everything leading up to the creation of Batman from a totally different angle? For eighty years the Joker has provided a twisted counterpoint to Batman, testing both the Caped Crusader and Gotham City's values and convictions in ways both silly and sinister. In JOKER, director and screenwriter Todd Phillips and lead actor Joaquin Phoenix have given one of the most (in)famous characters in all of fiction his own creation myth, a critique in its own way to Batman's well-worn origin story. Don't expect a movie about the Clown Prince of Crime. JOKER is the story of a man called Arthur Fleck… an impoverished, forgotten, and desperately lonely man that's struggling at his job as a clown-for-hire. Struggling to be a comedian. Struggling to care for his elderly mother. Struggling with a mental illness that causes him to laugh uncontrollably. And all around him, '80s-era Gotham City struggles – with growing poverty, rampant crime, and an increasing resentment toward Gotham's wealthy elite, most prominently represented by Thomas Wayne. It's in this powder keg of a setting that fate, a ... (read more)

Lucy in the Sky - Alamo Drafthouse
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

NATALIE PORTMAN IS AN ASTRONAUT LOST ON EARTH. Astronaut Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman) has just had an experience few people get – seeing the vastness of space in all its cold, transcendent glory. But upon reentry, how can she square her normal, suburban family life with her incomprehensible cosmic voyage? She gains some temporary respite in an affair with fellow astronaut Mark Goodwin (Jon Hamm), but when things go south, she finds herself more troubled than ever, and willing to go to desperate ends to gain peace of mind. Loosely based on real-life events, this gorgeously shot space drama is the thrillingly ambitious debut of director Noah Hawley, who previously worked on acclaimed shows Fargo and Legion. Portman channels spectacular emotional highs and lows as a professional scientist trying to keep composure as her life spirals into chaos. Joined by Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as a space-faring colleague and Dan Stevens (Legion) as her civilian husband, LUCY IN THE SKY is a journey into the intense personal conflict at the heart of tremendous human experience.

Downton Abbey - Alamo Drafthouse
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY. With its affectionate portrait of an aristocratic family and their household staff, Downton Abbey became one of the most beloved television series of all time. And now the Crawleys and the downstairs gang are back in their very own feature-length film for one more dramatic look at a bygone era. When last we saw them, it seemed like the family and staff at Downton Abbey had been through just about everything one could imagine, from death to marriage to heartbreak to war, and everything in between. But they still have one last surprise in store for them: a visit from the royal family. Everyone is back, from the downstairs (Carson, Mrs. Hughes, Thomas, Bates, and Anna) to the upstairs (Lord and Lady Grantham, Mary, Edith, and, of course, the Dowager Countess). There will be drama. There will be heartache. There will be more pointed barbs than you can shake a croquet mallet at. Join us for one last visit to DOWNTON ABBEY.

The Black Keys - Barclay Center
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Black Keys are bringing their "Let's Rock" Tour to Brooklyn on October 15 with special guests Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson.*

Hustlers - Alamo Drafthouse
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Struggling single mom Dorothy (Constance Wu, CRAZY RICH ASIANS) starts working at a strip club to pay the bills. But after seeing how wealthy the club's clients are, Dorothy enlists the aid of experienced stripper Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) to set up a scam to take down the Wall Street high-rollers who take advantage of them. Based on the viral New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler, HUSTLERS is a jaw-dropping, fist-pumping true story about the working masses against the ruling classes. An incredible cast, led by Wu and Lopez and featuring Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, and a cameo by Lizzo, teams up for a caper of sex, money, and unbreakable bonds. From writer-director Lorene Scafaria (SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST), this story about women supporting women is a must-see, unbelievably true tale. Equally funny and dramatic, HUSTLERS dresses down the rich and gives generously to the audience.

Pain and Glory - Alamo Drafthouse
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

A DEEPLY PERSONAL MASTERWORK FROM PEDRO ALMODÓVAR. Antonio Banderas (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN) and Penélope Cruz (ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER) reunite with director Pedro Almodóvar for one of his most acclaimed and personal films, PAIN AND GLORY. Banderas won Best Actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker who suffers from constant back pain, drug problems, and the emotional weight of his mother's impact on his life. Though he hasn't made a film in some time, he is reimmersed into his artistic past by the anniversary of one of his most well-known films, opening the door to a whole host of memories that will force him to reevaluate his current path. Along with Banderas, Cruz gives a stirring performance as Mallo's mother during his childhood, providing layers of depth and context as we learn more about Mallo. All of this, combined with the palpable sense that this story borders on autobiography for Almodóvar, adds up to one of the most compelling films from one of our best filmmakers.

The Black Keys - Barclays Center
October 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Black Keys are bringing their "Let's Rock" Tour to Brooklyn on October 15 with special guests Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson.* *Special guests subject to change.

Community Forum: Why the 2020 Census Mattters - United Community Centers
October 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

The 2020 census will begin in a few months! Join us to discuss: - Why all of our community members need to be counted - How the census will impact immigrant communities - What issues immigrants may face with the questionnaire - What we can do to ensure a fair and accurate count In conversation with: Divya Sundaram, Community Voices Heard James Tillmon, U.S. Census Bureau Wed Oct 16 6:30 - 8:30 pm United Community Centers 613 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207 *This venue is wheelchair accessible *Easily accessible from B15, B83, and #3 train to Van Siclen Ave Light refreshments will be served. Child care will be available. Questions ? email: [email protected] Sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace and United Community Centers.

Redlining and its Repercussions - Brooklyn Historical Society
October 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Redlining—the systematically racist banking practice of denying loans to people of color in post-WWII urban neighborhoods—is often portrayed as a closed chapter in the nation’s history of structural inequality. Yet intense discrimination persists as non-white communities face continuous exclusion from the “American Dream” of homeownership, or are targeted by predatory lending practices, further widening the racial wealth gap. Join UC Berkeley’s Richard Rothstein, as he reveals the findings of his recent book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, April de Simone, co-creator of the Undesign the Redline project, Sarita Daftary-Steel, founder of the East New York Oral History Project, and Catherine Green, Founder and Executive Director of ARTs East NY and Founding Steering Committee Member of the Coalition for Community Advancement, in a conversation moderated by Kai Wright, host of WNYC podcasts There Goes the Neighborhood, Indivisible, and The Stakes.

Words and Memories - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Words and Memories program stimulates memory in the older adult in a cheerful and edifying way. In a group setting, the value of our life experience is enhanced in the process of remembering as members are rejoined with their earlier lives. Good humor and fun are always welcome.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Little Scientists is Brooklyn Public Library's STEM storytime program for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Young children explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through stories, music, hands-on exploration, and play. Families receive tips and resources on how to continue STEM learning at home through language, stories, and exploration.

Build with DUPLO - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

For ages 18 months - 5 years. Let your toddler explore with LEGO DUPLO.

Build with LEGO - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Release your inner engineer, build amazing creations with LEGOs at the library! Ages 6-10.

Humans Against Music Karaoke - Freddys Bar & Backroom
October 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come to Freddy's Bar & Backroom on the third Wednesday of each month for our Humans Against Music karaoke spectacular. H.A.M. karaoke is your chance to dredge up your favorite A.M. memories and more — and win shockingly mediocre prizes. No teleprompter at this one — the lyrics are on paper, and your cue is Mr. Tokyo Rosenberg, giving you meaningful gazes and occasional sign language accompaniment. "Destroying Music One Song At A Time Is Not Our Goal — It's Only Coincidental."

Joker - Alamo Drafthouse
October 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

You know the story. Dark alley. A string of pearls. Orphaned child. Dark Knight. But what if we viewed everything leading up to the creation of Batman from a totally different angle? For eighty years the Joker has provided a twisted counterpoint to Batman, testing both the Caped Crusader and Gotham City's values and convictions in ways both silly and sinister. In JOKER, director and screenwriter Todd Phillips and lead actor Joaquin Phoenix have given one of the most (in)famous characters in all of fiction his own creation myth, a critique in its own way to Batman's well-worn origin story. Don't expect a movie about the Clown Prince of Crime. JOKER is the story of a man called Arthur Fleck… an impoverished, forgotten, and desperately lonely man that's struggling at his job as a clown-for-hire. Struggling to be a comedian. Struggling to care for his elderly mother. Struggling with a mental illness that causes him to laugh uncontrollably. And all around him, '80s-era Gotham City struggles – with growing poverty, rampant crime, and an increasing resentment toward Gotham's wealthy elite, most prominently represented by Thomas Wayne. It's in this powder keg of a setting that fate, a ... (read more)

Lucy in the Sky - Alamo Drafthouse
October 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

NATALIE PORTMAN IS AN ASTRONAUT LOST ON EARTH. Astronaut Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman) has just had an experience few people get – seeing the vastness of space in all its cold, transcendent glory. But upon reentry, how can she square her normal, suburban family life with her incomprehensible cosmic voyage? She gains some temporary respite in an affair with fellow astronaut Mark Goodwin (Jon Hamm), but when things go south, she finds herself more troubled than ever, and willing to go to desperate ends to gain peace of mind. Loosely based on real-life events, this gorgeously shot space drama is the thrillingly ambitious debut of director Noah Hawley, who previously worked on acclaimed shows Fargo and Legion. Portman channels spectacular emotional highs and lows as a professional scientist trying to keep composure as her life spirals into chaos. Joined by Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as a space-faring colleague and Dan Stevens (Legion) as her civilian husband, LUCY IN THE SKY is a journey into the intense personal conflict at the heart of tremendous human experience.

Downton Abbey - Alamo Drafthouse
October 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY. With its affectionate portrait of an aristocratic family and their household staff, Downton Abbey became one of the most beloved television series of all time. And now the Crawleys and the downstairs gang are back in their very own feature-length film for one more dramatic look at a bygone era. When last we saw them, it seemed like the family and staff at Downton Abbey had been through just about everything one could imagine, from death to marriage to heartbreak to war, and everything in between. But they still have one last surprise in store for them: a visit from the royal family. Everyone is back, from the downstairs (Carson, Mrs. Hughes, Thomas, Bates, and Anna) to the upstairs (Lord and Lady Grantham, Mary, Edith, and, of course, the Dowager Countess). There will be drama. There will be heartache. There will be more pointed barbs than you can shake a croquet mallet at. Join us for one last visit to DOWNTON ABBEY.

Hustlers - Alamo Drafthouse
October 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Struggling single mom Dorothy (Constance Wu, CRAZY RICH ASIANS) starts working at a strip club to pay the bills. But after seeing how wealthy the club's clients are, Dorothy enlists the aid of experienced stripper Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) to set up a scam to take down the Wall Street high-rollers who take advantage of them. Based on the viral New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler, HUSTLERS is a jaw-dropping, fist-pumping true story about the working masses against the ruling classes. An incredible cast, led by Wu and Lopez and featuring Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, and a cameo by Lizzo, teams up for a caper of sex, money, and unbreakable bonds. From writer-director Lorene Scafaria (SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST), this story about women supporting women is a must-see, unbelievably true tale. Equally funny and dramatic, HUSTLERS dresses down the rich and gives generously to the audience.

Pain and Glory - Alamo Drafthouse
October 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

A DEEPLY PERSONAL MASTERWORK FROM PEDRO ALMODÓVAR. Antonio Banderas (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN) and Penélope Cruz (ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER) reunite with director Pedro Almodóvar for one of his most acclaimed and personal films, PAIN AND GLORY. Banderas won Best Actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker who suffers from constant back pain, drug problems, and the emotional weight of his mother's impact on his life. Though he hasn't made a film in some time, he is reimmersed into his artistic past by the anniversary of one of his most well-known films, opening the door to a whole host of memories that will force him to reevaluate his current path. Along with Banderas, Cruz gives a stirring performance as Mallo's mother during his childhood, providing layers of depth and context as we learn more about Mallo. All of this, combined with the palpable sense that this story borders on autobiography for Almodóvar, adds up to one of the most compelling films from one of our best filmmakers.

The chainsmokers - Barclays Center
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Chainsmokers with support 5 Seconds of Summer and Lennon Stella are coming to Brooklyn on October 17.

The Adventure Zone: Become the Monster Tour - Kings Theatre
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint to play RPGs. Join the McElroys as they solve puzzles, make friends, and probably slay a few monsters in ... The Adventure Zone.

Found Footage Festival Presents: Vcr Party - Alamo Drafthouse
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Joe and Nick from the Found Footage Festival emerge from their cluttered office of 10,000 castoff VHS tapes with a new program called "Tape Trading Classics," celebrating the all-time greats from the 90s golden age of video swapping.

The Color of Healthcare: Mary Travis Bassett and Harriet Washington in Conversation - Brooklyn Historical Society
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Two giants in their field explore the complicated history and ramifications of our county’s race-based health inequalities. Join Mary Travis Bassett, former NYC Commissioner of Health and currently Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and Harriet Washington, author of the award-winning Medical Apartheid and, most recently, A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault of the American Mind, for their insights, analysis, and thoughts on righting centuries of wrongs.

ESOL Conversation Group - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Practice and improve your conversation skills and make friends with other English language learners from around the world.

Teen Tech Time - Clarendon Branch Library
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you want to explore new and old games? No time to make new friends? Join our Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment.

Teen Tech Time: Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do you want to explore new and old games? No time to make new friends? Join our Teen Tech Time program where you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment. Ages 13 and up.

Tight Ship Comedy - Freddys Bar & Backroom
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn based comedians Sarah Lazarus and Daniel Lempert host a monthly show where some of the best stand-ups, character performers, and generally funny people showcase their talents.

ToddlerTime - Brooklyn Public Library - Homecrest Branch
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come and enjoy books, songs and toytime. For ages 18 momths - 3 years old. Earn free books with the Reading Is Fundamental program (RIF).

Linda Boström Knausgård in Conversation with Adam Dalva - Community Bookstore
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

A family on the brink of disaster: the young daughter blames herself for her father’s death and has stopped talking. Ellen has stopped talking. She thinks she may have killed her dad. Her brother’s barricaded himself in his room. Their mother, a successful actress, carries on as normal. “We’re a family of light!” she insists. But darkness seeps in everywhere and in their separate worlds each of them longs for togetherness. "Welcome to America" is a dark portrait of a sensitive, strong-willed child in the throes of trauma, and a family on the brink of disaster. "Welcome to America presents itself as an étude in the musical sense of the term: a basic theme that varies to infinity, acquiring with each new variation a new unprecedented facet. A triumph." —Le Monde Linda Boström Knausgård is a Swedish author and poet, as well as a producer of documentaries for Swedish radio. Her first novel, The Helios Disaster, was awarded the Mare Kandre Prize and shortlisted for the Swedish Radio Novel Award 2014. Welcome to America, her second novel, has been awarded the prestigious Swedish August Prize and nominated for the Svenska Dagbladet Literary Prize. Adam Dalva’s writing has appe... (read more)

Joker - Alamo Drafthouse
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

You know the story. Dark alley. A string of pearls. Orphaned child. Dark Knight. But what if we viewed everything leading up to the creation of Batman from a totally different angle? For eighty years the Joker has provided a twisted counterpoint to Batman, testing both the Caped Crusader and Gotham City's values and convictions in ways both silly and sinister. In JOKER, director and screenwriter Todd Phillips and lead actor Joaquin Phoenix have given one of the most (in)famous characters in all of fiction his own creation myth, a critique in its own way to Batman's well-worn origin story. Don't expect a movie about the Clown Prince of Crime. JOKER is the story of a man called Arthur Fleck… an impoverished, forgotten, and desperately lonely man that's struggling at his job as a clown-for-hire. Struggling to be a comedian. Struggling to care for his elderly mother. Struggling with a mental illness that causes him to laugh uncontrollably. And all around him, '80s-era Gotham City struggles – with growing poverty, rampant crime, and an increasing resentment toward Gotham's wealthy elite, most prominently represented by Thomas Wayne. It's in this powder keg of a setting that fate, a ... (read more)

Lucy in the Sky - Alamo Drafthouse
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

NATALIE PORTMAN IS AN ASTRONAUT LOST ON EARTH. Astronaut Lucy Cola (Natalie Portman) has just had an experience few people get – seeing the vastness of space in all its cold, transcendent glory. But upon reentry, how can she square her normal, suburban family life with her incomprehensible cosmic voyage? She gains some temporary respite in an affair with fellow astronaut Mark Goodwin (Jon Hamm), but when things go south, she finds herself more troubled than ever, and willing to go to desperate ends to gain peace of mind. Loosely based on real-life events, this gorgeously shot space drama is the thrillingly ambitious debut of director Noah Hawley, who previously worked on acclaimed shows Fargo and Legion. Portman channels spectacular emotional highs and lows as a professional scientist trying to keep composure as her life spirals into chaos. Joined by Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) as a space-faring colleague and Dan Stevens (Legion) as her civilian husband, LUCY IN THE SKY is a journey into the intense personal conflict at the heart of tremendous human experience.

Downton Abbey - Alamo Drafthouse
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY. With its affectionate portrait of an aristocratic family and their household staff, Downton Abbey became one of the most beloved television series of all time. And now the Crawleys and the downstairs gang are back in their very own feature-length film for one more dramatic look at a bygone era. When last we saw them, it seemed like the family and staff at Downton Abbey had been through just about everything one could imagine, from death to marriage to heartbreak to war, and everything in between. But they still have one last surprise in store for them: a visit from the royal family. Everyone is back, from the downstairs (Carson, Mrs. Hughes, Thomas, Bates, and Anna) to the upstairs (Lord and Lady Grantham, Mary, Edith, and, of course, the Dowager Countess). There will be drama. There will be heartache. There will be more pointed barbs than you can shake a croquet mallet at. Join us for one last visit to DOWNTON ABBEY.

Hustlers - Alamo Drafthouse
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Struggling single mom Dorothy (Constance Wu, CRAZY RICH ASIANS) starts working at a strip club to pay the bills. But after seeing how wealthy the club's clients are, Dorothy enlists the aid of experienced stripper Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) to set up a scam to take down the Wall Street high-rollers who take advantage of them. Based on the viral New York Magazine article by Jessica Pressler, HUSTLERS is a jaw-dropping, fist-pumping true story about the working masses against the ruling classes. An incredible cast, led by Wu and Lopez and featuring Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, and a cameo by Lizzo, teams up for a caper of sex, money, and unbreakable bonds. From writer-director Lorene Scafaria (SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST), this story about women supporting women is a must-see, unbelievably true tale. Equally funny and dramatic, HUSTLERS dresses down the rich and gives generously to the audience.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019: Redefining the 'Media Mogul' - BRIC
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

FILMMAKERS. PRODUCERS. SCREENWRITERS. ANIMATORS. PHOTOGRAPHERS. INFLUENCERS. GRAPHIC DESIGNERS. CREATORS. INNOVATORS. MOGULS. When you think of a Media Mogul, names like Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch, and Tyler Perry may come to mind; owners of major networks and studios. But it's a new era for independent media, and the next Media Mogul may be you! Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend—produced by Brooklyn Free Speech, BRIC's Emmy-winning TV and Podcast Network—offers panels and workshops to filmmakers, producers, and podcasters looking to sharpen their skillset and knowledge. Now in its fourth year, the free conference aims to mold a new norm for filmmakers, producers, and multi-purposed content creators. Creators like Issa Rae, Chris Gethard, and Donald Glover have been a template for a new kind of impresario—using the web and community media as their weapons to innovate from the ground up, and you could be next. Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend will help you build your own media empire and teach you innovative ways to make your art reach millions, without needing millions of dollars.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019: Hip Hop Film Festival Founder & Ceo, Cr Capers (Keynote Address) - BRIC
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

We are so proud to announce that CR Capers, CEO & Founder of the Hip Hop Film Festival will be giving the keynote address to kick off BRIC's 4th Annual Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend on Thu, Oct 17, 7PM. CR (Chief Rocka) Capers is the Founder and CEO of Harlem Film House, a 501(c)(3) corporation, that creates and produces film & music festivals, operates year-round workshops, theatre productions and live events, while also offering business consulting to filmmakers and content creators in underserved communities around the world. In her role as Executive Director, CR creates an economic ecosystem by providing filmmakers services and resources to ensure longevity in careers in film, theatre, and related entrepreneurial pursuits. It is a "new media" company that leverages social media and large scale events to change the narrative. The events she produces provides an ecosystem with marketing and strategic partnerships between filmmakers, activists, businesses, and the community at large. She is the founder and CEO of the award-winning Hip Hop Film Festival, named "BEST NEW FILM FESTIVAL THE UNITED STATES". Her popular radio show and podcast Why You Mad Son? (which deals with the soc... (read more)

Pain and Glory - Alamo Drafthouse
October 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

A DEEPLY PERSONAL MASTERWORK FROM PEDRO ALMODÓVAR. Antonio Banderas (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN) and Penélope Cruz (ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER) reunite with director Pedro Almodóvar for one of his most acclaimed and personal films, PAIN AND GLORY. Banderas won Best Actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker who suffers from constant back pain, drug problems, and the emotional weight of his mother's impact on his life. Though he hasn't made a film in some time, he is reimmersed into his artistic past by the anniversary of one of his most well-known films, opening the door to a whole host of memories that will force him to reevaluate his current path. Along with Banderas, Cruz gives a stirring performance as Mallo's mother during his childhood, providing layers of depth and context as we learn more about Mallo. All of this, combined with the palpable sense that this story borders on autobiography for Almodóvar, adds up to one of the most compelling films from one of our best filmmakers.

My Brother, My Brother, and Me: Become the Monster Tour - Kings Theatre
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy for a live episode of their podcast MY BROTHER, MY BROTHER AND ME, an advice show for the modern era. They take your questions, and the questions on Yahoo! Answers, and turn them, alchemy-like, in to wisdom, right before your eyes.

Michael Eric Dyson and Heather McGhee: Reckoning with Racism - Brooklyn Historical Society
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

White Supremacy. Microaggressions. Black Lives Matter. Reparations. The issues are urgent, the conversation moving at breakneck speed, but is our country heading forward, or backward? Author, speaker, preacher and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson is joined by Heather McGhee, former head of Demos and Brooklyn Community Foundation Fair and Just Fellow, for this discussion on America’s essential race question.

Here and Now Series: Fugues in Flight - Bargemusic
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Marc Peloquin, piano

Kids Create - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Do a fun and engaging craft or art project! Bring your creative side and let's create!

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Books, songs, rhymes, and play! Kids 0-5 and their caregivers can come to the library to build early literacy skills while having fun!

Chess Workshop with Vladimir Mazo - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Vladimir Mazo from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Living Room Comedy Show - Postmark Cafe
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

The longest running stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn presented by Aaron Kominos-Smith and Turner Sparks (now in its 13th year)! Every Friday night at 8pm come to this clean, all-ages show to see some of TV's funniest comedians and hear jokes they're working on for their next TV appearance on Comedy Central, Fallon, Conan, The Tonight Show, and more! Come as a couple or come alone. Bring a group friends or bring your family. No restrictions on audience, we ask comics to keep their acts clean and EVERYONE gets in FREE! The show is at The Postmark Cafe: 326 6th St in Brooklyn. While tickets are free, reservations regularly sell out. Get your reserved seats at www.LivingRoomShowNY.com Follow @LivingRoomShow on Twitter/ Facebook and email [email protected] to get our monthly lineups direct to your inbox. facebook.com/livingroomshow

Clam Pals Live! - Freddys Bar & Backroom
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

The perfect show for you! 3rd Fri Monthly @ 7:30pm til 9:15. Wanna see our sketches? Look here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvpL_hkcLl1gqn_nExpa8nA See you at the show! Come hang out!

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019: Redefining the 'Media Mogul' Day 2 - BRIC
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

FILMMAKERS. PRODUCERS. SCREENWRITERS. ANIMATORS. PHOTOGRAPHERS. INFLUENCERS. GRAPHIC DESIGNERS. CREATORS. INNOVATORS. MOGULS. When you think of a Media Mogul, names like Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch, and Tyler Perry may come to mind; owners of major networks and studios. But it's a new era for independent media, and the next Media Mogul may be you! Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend—produced by Brooklyn Free Speech, BRIC's Emmy-winning TV and Podcast Network—offers panels and workshops to filmmakers, producers, and podcasters looking to sharpen their skillset and knowledge. Now in its fourth year, the free conference aims to mold a new norm for filmmakers, producers, and multi-purposed content creators. Creators like Issa Rae, Chris Gethard, and Donald Glover have been a template for a new kind of impresario—using the web and community media as their weapons to innovate from the ground up, and you could be next. Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend will help you build your own media empire and teach you innovative ways to make your art reach millions, without needing millions of dollars.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019: Perfect Your TV & Film Pitch (Part Ii) - BRIC
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

BRIC's two Community Media TV Networks—Brooklyn Free Speech and BRIC TV—come together to bring you a unique opportunity; the BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series. Now in its fourth year, the series was created with one goal in mind— to turn media dreamers into media makers. You've had one opportunity to practice (September) and now it's time to perfect before pitching your show idea to BRIC TV in November. Learn valuable techniques from industry insiders on how to prepare a TV/film pitch including: developing a hook, considering your audience, and coming up with a trailer. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you didn't have the opportunity to practice in our previous pitch events, you can still attend this event to enhance your overall presentation. Want to pitch your show idea at our November 19 BRIC TV Open Pitch event? We will release a very limited number of slots for the BRIC TV Open Pitch shortly after this event ends on Friday, October 18, 9:30PM. Check back or please feel free to email us at [email protected]

Maná - Barclays Center
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

The biggest Spanish rock band, Maná, is bringing their Rayando El Sol Tour to Barclays Center on October 19.

Maná - Barclays Center
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

The biggest Spanish rock band, Maná, is bringing their Rayando El Sol Tour to Barclays Center on October 19.

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904

BRIC Community Media Orientation - BRIC House
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990— offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams. So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place. BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next?

Jojo Rabbit - Alamo Drafthouse
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

TAIKA WAITITI'S DARKLY COMIC, ANTI-HATE SATIRE. JOJO RABBIT is the charming story of a lonely young boy whose struggles fitting in at camp lead him to take comfort in an imaginary friend. Oh yeah, and the camp is Hitler Youth training in Nazi-occupied Germany, and his imaginary friend is Adolf himself. Indoctrinated into racial hatred by his counselors and encouraged by his goofy Führer pal, Jojo is shocked to learn one day that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. This connection upends his entire world, forcing him to choose between his family and his country. Directed by Taika Waititi, who also portrays the bumbling, idiotic Hitler, JOJO RABBIT is a deft satire of white nationalism featuring Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, and Stephen Merchant. Only Waititi's trademark boldness of vision and theme could turn this sensitive subject into a well-crafted, hilarious piss-take of one of humanity's darkest moments. We think JOJO RABBIT is one of the best movies you'll see this year. Here are a few reasons why.

2D Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - Alamo Drafthouse
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

WEDDINGS ARE COMPLICATED. SO ARE WICKED FAIRY GODMOTHERS. Prince Phillip and Queen Aurora have just got engaged, and everyone in the kingdom is rejoicing. Everyone except, of course, Aurora's wicked fairy godmother Maleficent, who can't stand the idea of Phillip's mother gathering Aurora up as her own. Family ties get complicated when weddings are involved, and Maleficent once more turns her magic against the kingdom – and Aurora's mother-in-law to be – in order to prevent nuptial disaster. Everyone's favorite Disney villainess returns in MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL. Angelina Jolie returns to the character she turned into an unlikely antihero, joined by fellow returnees Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville, and new cast additions Chiwetel Ejiofor (THE LION KING), Ed Skrein (ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL), and Michelle Pfeiffer (ANT-MAN AND THE WASP), and she's brought all her delicious villainy to the party. MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL brings all the original's clever fairytale twists and sinister magic back to the screen. With a top-notch cast and huge-scale visual effects, this sequel pits the armies of the kingdom and the magic of the Moors again... (read more)

Saturday Storytime - Gravesend Library
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

Saturday Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. Recommended ages birth to 5 years old

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! - Brooklyn Public Library - Brighton Beach Branch
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music, stories, art, & play will help you & your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Mic Jordan - Saturday Open Mic - Eastville Comedy Club
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

One of the ONLY Saturday open mics! To sign up for this open mic: email: [email protected] The mic is booked first-email first-serve. $5 dollars & 1 drink get you 5 minutes on stage. Comedian of the week wins free mic for the following week and promotion on the mics Instagram.

Green Team 2019 - Brooklyn Bridge Park
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green Team 2019 The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the Park look its best.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019: Redefining the 'Media Mogul' - BRIC
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

FILMMAKERS. PRODUCERS. SCREENWRITERS. ANIMATORS. PHOTOGRAPHERS. INFLUENCERS. GRAPHIC DESIGNERS. CREATORS. INNOVATORS. MOGULS. When you think of a Media Mogul, names like Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch, and Tyler Perry may come to mind; owners of major networks and studios. But it's a new era for independent media, and the next Media Mogul may be you! Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend—produced by Brooklyn Free Speech, BRIC's Emmy-winning TV and Podcast Network—offers panels and workshops to filmmakers, producers, and podcasters looking to sharpen their skillset and knowledge. Now in its fourth year, the free conference aims to mold a new norm for filmmakers, producers, and multi-purposed content creators. Creators like Issa Rae, Chris Gethard, and Donald Glover have been a template for a new kind of impresario—using the web and community media as their weapons to innovate from the ground up, and you could be next. Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend will help you build your own media empire and teach you innovative ways to make your art reach millions, without needing millions of dollars.

Maná - Barclay Center
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

The biggest Spanish rock band, Maná, is bringing their Rayando El Sol Tour to Barclays Center on October 19.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend 2019: Redefining the 'Media Mogul' Day 3 - BRIC
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

FILMMAKERS. PRODUCERS. SCREENWRITERS. ANIMATORS. PHOTOGRAPHERS. INFLUENCERS. GRAPHIC DESIGNERS. CREATORS. INNOVATORS. MOGULS. When you think of a Media Mogul, names like Oprah Winfrey, Rupert Murdoch, and Tyler Perry may come to mind; owners of major networks and studios. But it's a new era for independent media, and the next Media Mogul may be you! Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend—produced by Brooklyn Free Speech, BRIC's Emmy-winning TV and Podcast Network—offers panels and workshops to filmmakers, producers, and podcasters looking to sharpen their skillset and knowledge. Now in its fourth year, the free conference aims to mold a new norm for filmmakers, producers, and multi-purposed content creators. Creators like Issa Rae, Chris Gethard, and Donald Glover have been a template for a new kind of impresario—using the web and community media as their weapons to innovate from the ground up, and you could be next. Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend will help you build your own media empire and teach you innovative ways to make your art reach millions, without needing millions of dollars.

Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend: Orientation, Media Education - BRIC
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Hello there, Future Media Mogul. Welcome to BRIC! BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990—offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams. So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place. BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next? No entrance 15 minutes after orientation begins, or if we are at capacity. Brooklyn Free Speech is your Emmy-winning, community-produced TV and podcast network featuring content produced by talented makers just like YOU. Brooklyn Free Speech has aired hundreds of thousands of hours of community-produced media since it hit the airwaves in 1990. We take great pride in airing your local films, documentaries, podcasts, and moments on our channels. We think of our community-produced media platforms as: Locally sourced. Globally shared.

Outdoor Kickoff Concert: Bettye Lavette - BRIC
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

BRIC JazzFest kicks off with a free outdoor concert, co-presented with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, featuring famed R&B songstress Bettye LaVette. After beginning her career in 1962 at the age of 16, LaVette is one of a few artists who recorded and performed during the birth of soul music and who is still creating vital recordings today. Her first single "My Man – He's a Loving Man," was released on Atlantic Records, and over the next 50+ years, LaVette has performed around the world and recorded for numerous labels, and has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the W.C. Handy Award for Comeback Blues Album of the Year, Pioneer Award by The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, and two Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer and Best Soul Blues Female Artist. Nominated for five GRAMMY Awards, including for 2015's Worthy and 2018's Things Have Changed, an album of all Bob Dylan songs (Verve Records), LaVette brings her powerful R&B magic to kick off BRIC JazzFest 2019 with an epic free concert at the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District's fabulous outdoor public space, The Plaza at 300 Ashland. This concert is co-presented with Downtown Brooklyn Partn... (read more)

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

Screening and Discussion: Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North - Brooklyn Historical Society
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

When filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, she and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide. Browne, who testified in June at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations, will discuss issues of racism today following the screening.

Habitat Home - First Presbyterian Church
October 20, 2019 - New York

Habitat: Home is a nationwide community-building project powered by art. Join us for free NYC performances exploring what ‘home’ means right now. Bringing performers and audiences together across boroughs, these programs will intermingle music, poetry, theater, video, and dance in styles unique to local artists. Free food receptions will follow. Reserve your seat now to celebrate diverse voices and enjoy timely, new art!

The Brooklyn Open Mic - Freddys Bar & Backroom
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come up & read the phone book, for all we care, just make it entertaining!

Wyckoff Family Reunion Weekend 2019 in NYC - The Wyckoff House Museum
Through October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

We have a great lineup of activities scheduled for the October 18-20, 2019 Wyckoff Family Reunion in NYC. If you are joining us from out of town, make sure to book your room at the Holiday Inn Downtown before rooms run out. In addition to the reunion meeting and activities at the Wyckoff House Museum on Saturday, we have planned walks, tours, meals, and more. We hope you choose to join for as many of the activities as you are able, especially if you want more time mingling and connecting with cousi

Taste Of The Seasons - Fairway Market Red Hook
Through October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

From the savory to the sweet; from hearty meals to lighter fare; the foods of fall are definitely worth celebrating. And if you’re going to celebrate such foods, do it with flair. Which is why we’re inviting you to our Taste of the Season event at our Red Hook and Broadway stores, October 19 & 20. We’re putting on our best threads to bring you some holiday foods that we think you’ll love to serve your guests. Come and enjoy samples like lobster rolls, Fairway prosciutto wrapped in asparagus or grissini, grilled chicken skewers with Thai peanut sauce or teriyaki, Blue Moose Truffled Ricotta Dip with sliced baguette, seasonal desserts, and Oktoberfest beer tastings. We’ll also be giving you a chance to win great prizes. A weekend afternoon of tasting the finest and freshest foods in New York City.

Water, Water, Everywhere... - Governors Island
Through October 27, 2019 - New York

August 2019 Exquisite Corpse Company returns to Governors Island for their Fifth Year with their Fall Production, Water, Water, Everywhere… Let’s play a memory game. In Exquisite Corpse Company’s performative exhibition, Water, Water, Everywhere... step into the lives of people from the past, present, and future. Four overlapping storylines unfold in an immersive, interdisciplinary experience inspired by Governors Island’s past inside a historic house that was once a home. Inspired by our current water crisis and last year’s installation house, Memory House, the Exquisite Corpse Company has spent the last year crafting this immersive show that will delight the audience as well as educate. Water, Water, Everywhere... begins its Fall run on September 7 on Governors Island in house 404A on Colonels Row. Water, Water Everywhere… is an intimate immersive performance that takes the audience on a whirlwind of time, space, and environment. The show invites visitors to explore the exhumation of memory, what makes a home and delivers a show that brings our global water crisis home. A small audience is divided into three tracks that run simultaneously throughout the house allowi... (read more)

Halloween Harvest Returns to Luna Park in Coney Island - Luna Park in Coney Island
Through October 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come get the Halloween fun going at Luna Park in Coney Island’s annual Halloween Harvest. This year, New York City’s largest amusement park will be transformed into “Treasure Island” for a one-of-a-kind Halloween experience filled with costumed characters, magic shows, pumpkin picking, arts and crafts, stilt walkers, trick-or-treating and much more! Families can celebrate the spooky spirts of Halloween every weekend from September 28th through October 27th from 11AM to 6PM.

Oklahoma Visits Time Out Market - TimeOut Market- Empire Stores
Through October 31, 2019 - Brookyln

Throughout October, the market’s guests can enjoy specialty cocktails inspired by the famed show Oklahoma, including The Oklahoma Hello with High West Prairie Double Rye, brandy, maple, and bitters and the Aunt Eller’s Spiked Punch with Bertroux Brandy, mulling spice, red wine blend and club soda – even better, each purchase will include a discount to see the show! The Oklahoma cast will be performing songs from the show on the market’s fifth floor stage on Monday, 10/21 at 7:00 pm, followed by a Q&A session with the theater editor of Time Out New York. Bring family and friends to sing along!

Matisse, Monet and me - Private Picassos
Through December 04, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 4 - 6 yrs Budding Picassos will get inspiration for their artwork by looking at the work of fine artists. Activities include Andy Goldsworthy-inspired nature sculptures, Kandinsky music painting, Jim Dine-inspired mixed media creation and much more! Notes • Drop-off optional for kids over the age of 4.

SPARK Fun Lab - SPARK by BCM
Through December 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

SPARK Fun Lab Wednesday, 10:45– 11:45 am Ages 2 to 5 years Crazy Science Show has teamed with SPARK by BCM to create a unique early childhood program for our youngest scientists. SPARK Fun Lab provides a hands-on way to approach the natural world. Kids will feel like real scientists as they explore scientific thinking and the fundamentals of chemistry through crazy, interactive experiments using slime, phosphorescent paints, dry ice and other materials. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required. • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members) Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For more information, Please email Victoria Calabro at vcal... (read more)

French at SPARK with Bilingual Birdies! - SPARK by BCM
Through December 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

French at SPARK with Bilingual Birdies! Wednesday, 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 9 to 36 months Join us at SPARK and the rest of the Bilingual Birdies on an out-of-this-world journey to learn French! Classes incorporate live music and puppetry and are a fun, physical way to learn a new language or strengthen vocabulary and literacy while celebrating diversity. Participants should expect a bubble dance party at the end of each session, and families will receive a free music download and vocabulary sheets to help bolster their new French skills. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required. • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members) Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable ... (read more)

Wild Waterfront - SPARK by BCM
Through December 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Wild Waterfront Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45 am Ages 2 to 5 years Brooklyn’s own waterfront offers endless ways to explore nature up close! We’ll get our hands a little dirty, have a close look at some of the plants and animals in our Brooklyn backyard, and create hands-on projects inspired by our outdoor adventures. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required. • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members) Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at [email protected]

Storytime & Sensory Lounge - SPARK by BCM
Through December 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Storytime & Sensory Lounge Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 9 to 36 months Children and caregivers explore their senses in this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role-play and an art project with different materials to explore every week. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required. • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members) Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at [email protected]

Art For Lunch! - SPARK by BCM
Through December 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Art For Lunch! Friday, 10:45 – 11:45 am Ages 2 year to 5 years Cultivate a more creative approach to healthy eating this fall. In this one-hour class, children engage with fruits and vegetables in fresh and exciting new ways, using visual art and hands-on crafts to explore science and nutrition topics and foster healthy habits. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required. • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members) Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at [email protected]

Spanish at SPARK with Espáñate! - SPARK by BCM
Through December 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Spanish at SPARK with Espáñate! Friday, 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 9 to 36 months Through game-based interactions children build cognitive, fine-gross motor, social and artistic skills. Children become accustomed to listening and speaking in Spanish. SPARK offers registered semester-long classes featuring science, art, language, music, and movement for children ages 9 months to 5 years and their caregivers. • All classes take place at SPARK, 1 John Street, Bklyn, NY 11201 • Sessions are taught by professional Teaching Artists. • Class size limited to 12 children and their caregivers. • Advanced registration required. • Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. • Tuition: $396 per child for the 12-week session (10% discount for BCM Traveler Members) Register online at brooklynkids.org/spark Schedule and offerings subject to change. Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For more information, please email Victoria Calabro at [email protected]


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