Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Target First Saturdays

First Saturdays is this Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum. This Months theme is black History Month. Some of the Highlights:
5–7 p.m.
The Igmar Thomas Group, presented by Revive Da Live, plays a fusion of jazz and hip-hop.

Hands-On Art
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Create your own wearable art inspired by Nick Cave’s Soundsuit, one of the highlights of the installation Extended Family: Contemporary Connections. Free timed tickets (380) available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

7 p.m.
In honor of the people and spirit of Haiti, the Museum presents an exclusive screening of The Other Side of the Water (Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas, 2008, 61 min.), a documentary featuring a Haitian rara band that reinvents ancient music from the hills of Haiti on the streets of Brooklyn. Director Jeremy Robins and co-producer Magali Damas introduce the film and host a Q&A after. Free tickets (340) available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Dance Party
9–11 p.m.
DJ Ian Friday, resident DJ of Libation at the Sullivan Room, hosts a Mardi Gras dance party.

9:30–10:30 p.m.
Dja-rara, New York's premier Haitian rara group featured in the documentary film The Other Side of the Water, performs.



Mike said...

I'm so there

Carol said...

The other side of the water was one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. Lots of history and the music is so inspiring. I cannot thank you enough for pointing me to that event. Now I look forward to seeing them perform at prospect park in the summer. I will have a greater understanding of what they are doing. It's like living in history. I encourage anyone to go and see this film, especially if you live in flatbush.