Target First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum
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Target First Saturday celebrates the thriving art community of Brooklyn and the exhibition Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond through artist projects, music, and performances. Highlights include music by PitchBlak Brass Band and Brooklyn Bodega; projects by Crossing Brooklyn artists Bryan Zanisnik, Nobutaka Aozaki, and Project EATS; and a UnionDocs presentation of the Living Los Sures project, a collaborative web documentary about the changing landscape of South Williamsburg.
The Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event.
5 p.m. Music: PitchBlak Brass Band is a Brooklyn-based 10-piece band whose style and sound is a throwback to hip-hop from the '80s. This collective of young musicians, composers, and artists explores the contemporary and vibrant undercurrents of New York City through music.
5-8 p.m. Artist Projects: Check out the Crossing Brooklyn performances Human Energy Hub by Project EATS (5-6 p.m.); Meadowlands Picaresque by Bryan Zanisnik (7 p.m.); and Smiley Bag Portrait by Nobutaka Aozaki (7-8 p.m.).
* 6 p.m. Curator Talk: Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art,speaks about Crossing Brooklyn. Free tickets at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.
* 6:30-8 p.m. Hands-On Art: Create a collage using the same materials that are used by artists in Crossing Brooklyn.
7 p.m. Music: Meridian Lights melds influences of rock, soul, world, and electronic music.
7-9 p.m. Performance: Norte Maar, a Brooklyn-based collaborative dance and music organization, hosts a performance by sound artists and dancers.
8 p.m. Film: UnionDocs presents the Living Los Sures project, a collaborative web documentary about the changing landscape of South Williamsburg.
8:30 p.m. Book Club: Brooklyn-based author Bridgett M. Davis reads passages from and discusses her latest novel Into the Go-Slow.
9 p.m. Music: Brooklyn Bodega and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival present a special guest.
Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to all galleries and events. Programs subject to change without notice. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event. Lines for free tickets often form thirty minutes in advance. For more information, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org. Parking is a flat rate of $5 from 5 to 11 p.m.
Venue Description: Open Wed., Fri.-Sun., 11am-6pm; Thurs., 11am-10pm; First Saturday of each month (except September), 5-11pm. $12; $8, students and seniors (62 & over). Under 19, free (as of 9/3/2014).