- Brooklyn Museum
- Barkley Hendrick’s Lawdy Mama
New York City may be 1,333 miles away from New Orleans, but it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Mardi Gras all the same. This Fat Tuesday, Radegast Hall & Biergarten (113 N. 3rd St. nr. Berry St.) will host a Mardi Gras blowout where the beer shall floweth and Emily Asher and her jazz band will put on a classy show. Sounds like a good time to us.
As part of their Paradigm Shifts: Music & Film Festival, the Actor’s Fund Art Center (160 Schermerhorn St. nr. Hoyt St.) will screen Taking Root, a film about Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and environmentalist Wangari Maathai and how her quest to plant more trees became a movement to “safeguard the environment, protect human rights and defend democracy.” The screening will be accompanied by live African music and dance and a Q&A with Lauren Berger, a member of Green Belt USA, which was founded by Maathai. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $15 each, student/senior tickets are $20 and adult tickets are $25. All tickets can be purchased online or by calling 718- 398- 4675.
Here’s another one for our friends with alternative food lifestyles. This Thursday, One Stop Beer Shop will host a special gluten-free dinner. For $16, patrons will get a burger on gluten-free bread, unlimited gluten-free popcorn and a glass of Element Brewery’s Plasma, a gluten-free beer. If beer isn’t up your alley, there will also be plenty of gluten-free ciders to choose from.
In Brooklyn, tattoos are as ubiquitous as taxi cabs, but that doesn’t make them any less interesting. This Thursday, powerHouse Arena (37 Main Street at Water St.) will host panel discussion with Margot Mifflin, the author of Bodies of Subversion(“the first history of women’s tattoo art”), Marisa Kakoulas and women from the top of the tattoo industry including Roxx, Virginia Elwood, Stephanie Tamez and Amanda Wachob. Admission is first come, first serve.
Next Friday will mark the opening of the Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Ave.). The exhibit will showcase the paintings, sculptures, graphics and photography of 66 Civil Rights era artists (of varied racial backgrounds) in the Robert E. Blum Gallery, all in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Tickets for students and seniors is $8 and $12 for adults.