First Saturdays is this Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum. This Months theme is black History Month. Some of the Highlights:
The Igmar Thomas Group, presented by Revive Da Live, plays a fusion of jazz and hip-hop.
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.
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.
DJ Ian Friday, resident DJ of Libation at the Sullivan Room, hosts a Mardi Gras dance party.
Dja-rara, New York's premier Haitian rara group featured in the documentary film The Other Side of the Water, performs.