The Rundown: Weekend Edition (May 31-Jun. 7)

05/30/2014 10:19 AM |

The Rundown
  • This week, Falconworks Artists Group and the Red Hook Theater will stage eight performances of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

This week, art rules everything, auctions make a quotidien comeback and Sundance comes to Brooklyn. Here are our must-do and must-see events:

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Bushwick Open Studios (Free) – May 30 – June 1, various times

This weekend marks the opening of what is arguably Brooklyn’s biggest art-related event: Bushwick Open Studios. Starting today and going through Sunday, art lovers of all ages are invited to wander the North Brooklyn neighborhood and take in more than 500 shows. Read our interview with coordinator Lucia Rollow for an in-depth look at what to expect this year and check out the detailed interactive map here.

Thrift Disco @ BOS (Free) – May 31, 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Okay, one more Bushwick Open Studios-related event! This Saturday, drop by a special BOS edition of Thrift Disco (49 Wyckoff St. nr. Starr St.) for an all-day vintage shopping extravaganza and disco party featuring drinks, dancing and, of course, thrifting. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra ($10-$20) – June 1, 2 p.m.

If you prefer to exercise the auditory regions of your brain, then visit the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy at Washington Ave.) for a live performance by the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. Now in its 40th season, the orchestra will perform works by Sergei Prokofiev, Eli Greenhoe, and Hector Berlioz on the third floor of the museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for members and seniors, $18 for non-members and can be purchased here. The show will be preceded and followed by a talk on the connection between music and art.

Tiki Disco Summer Opener ($10) – June 1, 2-10 p.m.

Meanwhile, outsized beer hall, The Well (272 Meserole St. nr. Waterbury St.) will host the opening bash for famed Brooklyn DJ collective, Tiki Disco. Attendees are invited to dance, drink and celebrate the arrival of summer. Tickets to the 21+ event are $10 and can be purchased here.

Brooklyn Barn Auction (Free) – June 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Over in Greenpoint, you can try your hand at paddle raising at the first Brooklyn Barn Auction of the year, taking place at the Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave. nr. Nassau Ave.). Over two hours, attendees are invited to bid on a variety of unique objects, some starting at $5, including vintage furniture, kitchenware and even a bust of JFK. Arrive at 4:30 p.m. to preview objects before the auction kicks off at 5 p.m.