Week day events

Due to the mini session there are no big college events.

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.
The Library Cafe will close Thursday 9:45 pm, closed Friday and open Saturday at 10 pm. The Library is open 9 am-4:45 pm and closed Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, Jan. 17: Arts and Media Creative Careers Conference, 10 am- 3 pm. Target audience: students in the school of visual media and performing arts and students interested in the majors. Location: on campus. Location provided to confirmed attendees.
Event will help students understand their career options in the areas of arts and media. Expose them to alumni and employers who can share their career path, career options and advice. There will be a light breakfast and lunch provided. http://portal.brooklyn.cuny.edu
Request a Spot. Students will be selected based on major, recommendation and answers to the questions from the registration form.

Smooth-Talkers Public Speaking & Interview Skills Club, 4-6 pm. James Hall. Smooth-Talkers will allow you to practice how you might present these major topics to employers in an informal networking opportunity, a job fair, or a formal interview online or in-person. This fun an interactive training club directed by Magner Center Staff, 3203 James Hall. Register under the Career tab.

Off-Campus: Silver Sound Showdown Music and Video Festival featuring five live bands, and 21 music videos.
Brooklyn Bowl, 7 pm, 21+, $5-$8. 61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th Streets.

Brooklyn Raga Massive Weekly, 8 pm, $15 ($10 in advance). The Indian band welcomes the Arun Ramamurthy Trio for a concert, followed by a jam session at 10 pm. Art Cafe and Bar, 884 Pacific St. at Underhill Avenue.

Brooklyn During the American Revolution, 6:30 pm. Brooklyn historian Bob Furman will discuss the borough’s role in the American Revolution through the use of “the Sproule Map,” one of the few maps of the area from that time. Brooklyn Public Library Fort Hamilton Branch, 9424 Fourth Ave. at 95th Street.

Thursday, January 18:

Career 101: Orientation to the Magner Center – Juniors/Seniors/Graduate Students, 12-1 pm, Library, Room 242. http://tinyurl.com/magnerorientation***
To register under the career tab. http://portal.brooklyn.cuny.edu

To join or not to join; that is the question, 6:30 pm. A child psychiatrist discusses the pros and cons of letting your tween join social media. MS 447, 500 Pacific St. at Third Avenue.

Image Drink. Meet new people, drink, and break the ice with drawing games that will get your creative impulses firing. One drink and drawing supplies included. Randolph Beer, 7 pm, $20, 82 Prospect St. at Pearl Street.

Hit Parade Podcast Live with Ted Leo, 7 pm, $30. Pop-chart analyst and critic Chris Molanphy discusses B-side hits throughout pop history, featuring special guest musician Ted Leo. Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue.

Friday, January 19: Rising Stars: Career and Major Conference, 10 am-4 pm. Help for careers and choosing a major. The conference will include career workshops and a panel.  There will be a light breakfast and lunch provided. Register. 


Off-Campus: Blade Runners, Friday, 7 pm and 9:45 pm. Saturday, 5:45 pm and 8:30 pm, Sunday, 3:30 pm and 6:15 pm, $4 Blade Runner $7, Blade Runner 2049. Watch the original “Blade Runner: The Final Cut” and its sequel, “Blade Runner 2049” back-to-back. Syndicated, 40 Bogart St.

Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series, 7:30 pm. Readers this month include Gayle Kirshenbaum, Rachel Kash, and Sally Kohn. Books Are Magic, 225 Smith St. at Butler Street.

Miss Communication, 7:30 pm, $15. A group of animated dancers perform an array of characterizations from the poetic to the absurd. 100 Bogart St. between Johnson Avenue and Ingraham Street.

Utopia-Works-In-Progress Showing, 7:30 pm. What does utopia mean to you? Dance and visual art combine to explore the idea of an internal utopia. NARS Foundation, 201 46th St. at Second Avenue, fourth floor.

A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat, 8 pm, $15, advance tickets suggested. A new autobiographical solo show from magician Bobby Torkova, about his journey from a stuttering little boy who stutters to becoming a professional magician. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street.

Into the Hot, Out of the Cool, 8 pm, $25 ($20 in advance). Kit Fitzgerald and Peter Gordon team up for a performance of large-scale video paintings accompanied by a six-piece musical ensemble. Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. at Third Avenue.




Library Cafe closing, Weekend events

Library Cafe closes Sunday 5:45 pm, closed Moday and reopens Tuesday 9 am.

Several Days: NYC Winter Jazzfest

Saturday, Jan. 13: Brooklyn Japanese New Year Festival, 1-5 pm, $15 ($8 kids), advance online tickets http://bjafa.org/2018/newyear
An afternoon of taiko drums, samurai sword fights, origami, folk dance, Japanese treats, and more.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. at Third Avenue. http://www.bjafa.org

Adidas sponsors Art and Yoga.
Stretch out in the beautiful Beaux-Arts Court on the third floor of the Brooklyn Museum, then tour the museum. Yoga mats are provided.
Brooklyn Museum, http://www.brooklynm​useum 9 am,$10.

“Spaceman”, this experimental play follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars, as she deals with physical and psychological challenges of being alone in space.
Loading Dock,170 Tillary St. at Gold Street. http://www.theexpone​ntialfestival.org. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2 pm, Monday, Jan. 15, 7 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7 pm
Saturday, Jan. 20, 7 pm
How much: $15.

“Mind Body Drop Away”,Shon Arieh-Lerer combines comedy, street dance, fake philosophy, and clowning.
Chez Bushwick
302 Boerum Street at White Street
Contact: Tel: (718) 418–4405
Web site: http://www.theexpone​ntialfestival.org 5 pm and 8:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 14, 7 pm
How much: $15

Zlatne Uste Golden Festival. More than 60 brass bands will fill up four stages of the glamorous Grand Prospect Hall during this joyous Balkan music festival. Grand Prospect Hall
263 Prospect Ave. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. http://www.goldenfes​t.org 6 pm.

Dig Dance
Two dance events leapfrog this weekend, each showing on both days. Celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday and promoting cultural understanding between these artists and international audiences, the Out of Israel program.

Watercolor art class Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. at Al Oerter Recreation Center, Ashton Agbomenou will teach three adult watercolor classes demonstrating how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.
RSVP, cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov.

Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Accessible
131-40 Fowler Ave.

Sunday, Jan. 14:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
Join the Park Slope Jewish Center for a day of community service in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. — making soup and snack kits, knitting, cooking, clothes and book collection, and more.
Park Slope Jewish Center
1320 Eighth Ave. at 14th Street
http://www.psjc.org 11 am

Fashion Show and Fundraiser. A variety show including a scoliosis-brace fashion show and wheelchair ballroom dancing, presented by and benefitting Brooklyn Curvy Girls Scoliosis International Support Group, a peer-support organization for girls living with scoliosis.
Kings Bay YM-YWHA
3495 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn,4 pm
$15 ($10 in advance).

Martin McQuade.The crooner celebrates the music of bandleader Benny Goodman, accompanied by jazz pianist Pete Sokolow
Gulf Coast, 6901 Third Ave. at 69th Street, 3–6 pm.

The Night Sky. Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Salt Marsh Nature Center
3302 Ave U, 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

Winter Hike (Light), 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the winding nature trails surrounding the historic Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. Following the hike, warm up with some hot cocoa at the Museum’s Conservatory. Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in Pelham Bay Park,895 Shore Road,Bronx.

Stargazing in Marine Park
Astronomy: The Night Sky,
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.
Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park,
Avenue U and East 33rd Street.

MLK Jr. Day Events. https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/mlk-day-of-service

(update) Thursday and Friday events

Thursday, January 11: Job Search 101 Workshop, 12:30-2 pm, TBA. This workshop combines Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, and HIRE BC/Job Search into one convenient session. Completing this workshop qualifies students to participate in the Magner Internship and Job Recruitment programs.
Register under the “Career” tab. http://portal.brooklyn.cuny.edu

Off-Campus: Pot Luck at the Irish Haven, 7:30 pm, $10 or one dish. Hosted by South Brooklyn Food and Drink. Bring your own dish, or donate $10 to come and eat. Irish Haven, 5721 Fourth Ave. at 58th Street.

Haitian Women Writers at Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 pm. Book Launch: Katia D. Ulysse presents Mouths Don’t Speak. In conversation with Ibi Zoboi gives voice to the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Avenue, (Prospect Lefferts Gardens).
(Update), Met Fridays: New York’s Night Out, 6:30-7:30 pm. Spend your winter Fridays at The Met. Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950–1980, David Hockney, and Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer are must-sees and closing soon. Join a Met talk or special event to connect with 5,000 years of art. Tip: Buy your tickets now, and avoid waiting in line later. Exhibition Tour-Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950-1980 and take an exhibition tour before the show closes on January 14. Top off your visit with cocktails and shared plates at Flora Bar.
#MetFridays @MetMuseum

Friday, Jan. 12: The Comedy Get Down, 8 pm, $49–$230. Featuring Cedric “The Entertainer,” Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and George Lopez. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. at Pacific Street.

Several Days: Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday, 6 pm, $55–$80. More than 60 brass bands will fill up four stages during this joyous Balkan music festival. Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat, 8 pm, $15, advance tickets suggested. A new autobiographical solo show from magician Bobby Torkova, about his journey from a stuttering little boy who stutters to becoming a professional magician. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street, Coney Island. This will repeat Jan. 19 and 26.

Weekday events

To watch the college championship now on the computer click on First Row First Sports.
A Winter Jaz Fest January 10-17, various locations.
Tuesday, January 9: New York Methodist Company Visit, 10 am-2 pm, Come and Meet medical professionals from the following potential areas: medical/surgical, nursing, nutrition, physical/occupational therapy, and pharmacy. Learn about their various internship and career opportunities. Tour the facilities! Open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in health and related fields. Meet up location to be given to confirmed attendees. Request a Spot.

Off-Campus: Sacred Disobedience: On Penda’s Fen, 7 pm, $15 ($12 in advance, $55 season pass). A class from the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, taught by Sukhdev Sandhu. Film Noir Cinema, 122 Meserole Ave. at Leonard Street.

The Roast Of Your 15 Year Old Self, 8 pm, 21+, $10. Comedians use photos, old diary entries, and the occasional angst-filled musical number to roast their teenage selves. Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway between Bedford and Driggs Avenues.

Wednesday, January 10: Career 101: Orientation to the Magner Center – Freshmen/Sophomores/Transfers, 10:30 am-11:30 am. TBA location. Try the portal.
Orientation video (less than 3 minutes) about the Magner Center. To register go under the Career tab.

Smooth-Talkers Public Speaking & Interview Skills Club, 4-6 pm, 1207 James Hall. To register. Go under the “Career” tab.
Off-Campus: Lady Bird, 7:30 pm, $8-12. The Museum of Modern Art.

weekend events

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Healthy things to do in the park.
Saturday, Jan. 6:
Drop by Prospect Height Beer Works for a taste of what Cerpa is brewing for the new year!
Prospect Heights Beer Works
648 Washington Ave. between Dean and Bergen streets
Contact: Tel: (718) 623–2337 | marketing@phbeerworksny.com
Web site: https://phbeerworksny.com
When: Saturday, Jan. 6, 8–10 pm

Opening Reception of “Fake News: Art and Artifice” is an exhibition of works inspired by the mundane ubiquity of newspapers and the reciprocal relationship of truth and fiction.
Tabla Rasa Gallery
224 48th St. between Second and Third avenues
Contact: Tel: (718) 833–9100
Web site: http://www.TablaRasaGallery.com
When: Saturday, Jan. 6, 2:30 pm

Shanghai Dance Theatre
The Villlage Voice says “Environmental protection meets exquisite Chinese dance in Soaring Wings, a new dance drama about the crested ibis, viewed in China as “the bird of good fortune.” The Shanghai Dance Theatre makes its New York debut in this opulently costumed piece directed and choreographed by Tong Ruirui, to traditional Chinese music composed by Guo Sida. The work, which dramatizes the interdependence between people and nature, was written by Luo Huaizhen after Chinese scientists discovered the birds in the wild and doubled down in efforts to protect them.”


Tickets. https://davidhkochtheater.com/Season-Tickets/17-18-Season/Soaring-Wings.aspx

Saturdays and Sundays:
Winter Flea and Holiday Market
The Brooklyn Flea moves to Industry City for the winter, with 50 retail vendors and 10 Smorgasburg food stalls, plus a bar with wine, beer, and cocktails.

Industry City
241 37th St., second floor, between Second and Third Avenues
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am–6 pm until Thursday, March 1.

Christopher Caines Dance
The Villlage Voice says “Choreographer Christopher Caines, whose mission is making dances to great live music, deploys his ballet in a new Glimpsed through Birches, performed to rarely heard compositions by Edvard Grieg conducted by Richard Owen, musical director of the Camerata New York orchestra. Sharing this inaugural program of Camerata New York’s dance festival are two works by Pedro Ruiz, another by Leyland Simmons, and advanced students from the Harlem School of the Arts performing under the direction of Aubrey Lynch.”

THEATRE AT ST. JEAN’S, 2 PM, $20+https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-dance-festival-tickets-37701603511
First Sundays
Experience the serenity and wonder of the Garden with programs for the entire family! Featuring Family Discovery Stations and Storytime; Winter Nature Walk with Bradley Klein; Chase Away the Winter Bloues tour; and Conservatory Seasonal Highligths tour;
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Ave., at Eastern Parkway
Contact: Tel: (718) 623–7220
Web site: http://www.bbg.org
When: Sunday, Jan. 7, 10 am to 2 pm
Sunday, Feb. 4, 10 am to 2 pm
Sunday, March 4, 10 am to 2 pm
How much: Fee with admission to the gardens

Sunday, Jan. 7:
Three Kings Day Celebration and Fundraiser

Enjoy a festive afternoon of drum and dance demonstrations, mini-workshops and conversation with Cumbe, which teaches African and Diaspora dance.
Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St. at Marcy Avenue
When: Sunday, Jan. 7, 1–4 pm, $25
Purchase tickets in advance online at Eventbrite

Bird walk
Join Prospect Park Alliance to explore the Park’s nature trails and discover the beautiful plumage and fascinating behavior of the Park’s wintering ducks. Please note this tour leaves promptly at 10 am. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Prospect Park Audubon Center
Enter park at Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue
Contact: Tel: (718) 287–3400
Web site: http://www.prospectpark.org/audubon
When: Sunday, Jan. 7, 10 am to 11 am

Drop in Play at Spark

BUILD IT! Design your own structures in our popular exhibit Brooklyn Block Lab

MAKE IT! Creativity abounds in our art activities that change each week.

TOUCH IT! Get cozy in our Discovery Den featuring soft play and reading space, and a series of discovery drawers that hold treasures from our collection as well as tactile materials for little hands to explore.

Spark by Brooklyn Children’s Museum
1 John Street
When: Wednesdays and Fridays – Sundays, 1–5pm, Thursdays, 1–6pm
2 to 4 years old, $15, Pre-registration required.

Reproductive Self Determination and Autonomous Women’s Health-Care Workshop
With Maureen Connor and others.
A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth St. between Pearl and Jay streets
Sunday, Jan. 7, 2 pm

Snow options

Many die shovelling and hurt their backs. Don’t do to much at once. It is easier to push the snow verse lift it. Bend your knees when lifting. On your car, park with the windshield blades pointing up in the air, so they are not frozen to the car. See emergency supplies top tab.

Broadway shows will be discounted during a blizzard. Tickets will be discounted in Stubhub and similar. January and February are the easiest months to get tickets. Shows like Hamilton and Hello Dolly may have tickets discounted.

Saturday is First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum. It is free from 5 to 12 pm with many events. Check if they’re open.

Brooklyn College closed Thursday, Library Cafe closing 9:45 pm tonight.

Library Cafe sign tonight said it is closing early due to the possible storm. Check on Facebook or call (718) 951-4672 for Tuesday’s opening hours. Just in, the college will be closed Thursday.
Today the Magner Center flooded from a pipe that broke above it.
Tonight there are basketballs games in the West Quad. BC verse John Jay, the women’s team kicked off at 5 pm and the men at 7:15 pm. Many events the first 125 or so spectators get a free t-shirt. Check at their site.

Dolly! Cover band leads birthday tribute to Dolly Parton. “Happy Birthday Dolly Parton” at Union Hall (702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Park Slope, http://www.unionhallny.com). Saturday Jan. 6 at 8 pm. $10.

The promo says: Best little gals in Texas: Maggie Katz and Julia Sirna-Frest, of the Dolly Parton cover band Doll Parts, will play a birthday concert in the country star’s honor. A Dolly Parton cover band will celebrate the country music icon’s 72nd birthday a little early this month, featuring music, comedy, burlesque, and drag performers. Brooklyn band Doll Parts will take the stage at Union Hall, leading an eclectic evening of tributes to the country singer, who was born on Jan. 17, 1946.

“Parton’s enthusiastic embrace of plastic surgery, wigs, and rhinestones has made her an icon of exaggerated femininity, and the band members are excited to see the looks cooked up by drag queens Lady Quesa’Dilla and CalcuttaBitch, as well as comedy duo Fantasy Grandma and burlesque performer Darlinda Just Darlinda, said the band’s ukulele player and singer.

The night will also feature a culinary celebration of Parton, in the form of a cake designed after her two most prominent attributes. She’s the patron saint of glitter, glam, and love.”  Brooklyn Paper Promo. 

P.S. the Brooklyn’s men’s basketball just won their first game of the year. They are now 1 and 11.