Saturday, November 5, 2011

Weekend Event: Brooklen Museum's First Saturdays


It's that time again! It's First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum! Here's a rundown of tonight's events including a performance by Ninja Sonik!

November 5, 2011  Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk—An Introspective

5–7 p.m.
Brooklyn-based musical groups Navegante and Ninjasonik merge punk, electro, hip-hop, and Latin grooves.

6 p.m.
To Sleep with Anger (Charles Burnett, 1990, 102 min., PG). Danny Glover stars in this award-winning drama about a mysterious drifter who moves in with a Los Angeles family and reminds them of their Southern roots. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6 p.m.
Kanene Holder presents 400 Years of GRRRRRR, her interactive one-woman show on racial history and representation in America. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Hands-on Art
6:30–8:30 p.m.
What happens when two unlikely objects are combined into a sculpture? Make one and find out! Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Artist Talk
7 p.m.
Matthew Buckingham on his installation The Spirit and the Letter. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Artist Talk
8 p.m.
Artist Sanford Biggers on his exhibition Sweet Funk—An Introspective. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.

Dance Party
8–10 p.m.
DJ Rich Medina hosts Jump N Funk, a tribute to Fela Kuti, Afrobeat, and world music.

Book Club
9 p.m.
Paul Beatty discusses his book The White Boy Shuffle, a coming-of-age tale about a young African American man. Book signing to follow.

9–10 p.m.
Soulful songstress Imani Uzuri performs selections from her forthcoming album The Gypsy Diaries.

At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5 p.m. All other Saturdays, the Museum closes at 6 p.m.

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

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