Sunday, December 27, 2009

Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum

Saturday, January 2: Transformations
FREE admission from 5 to 11 p.m
5–7 p.m. Music Punk meets Latin: the bilingual band Cordero mixes Southwest ballads with Brooklyn indie rock.
The Rubin Pavilion, 1st floor

6 p.m. Discussion
Daphne Brooks, associate professor of English and African American Studies at Princeton University, discusses women of funk rock and the aesthetics of James Brown. Free tickets are available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th floor

6:30–8:30 p.m. Hands-On Art Sketch a charcoal portrait from a live model posing in dance steps. Free timed tickets are available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.
Education Gallery, 1st floor

6:30 p.m. Film and PerformanceBased on a rock musical of the same name, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001, 95 min., R) tells the story of an East Berlin boy who falls in love and undergoes a sex-change operation in order to marry and flee to the West. Accompanied by a special live performance by a group of Hedwig enthusiasts, the Midnight Checkout Queens. Free tickets are available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

7–8:30 p.m. Masquerade BallCome in costume to the Museum's highly anticipated annual Winter Ball. String Quintet provided by Venus Ensembles. Dance lessons offered by Stepping Out Studios at 6 p.m.
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd floor

8 p.m. Young Voices Gallery Talk Student Guides Grey Olavarria and Xiao Jin Zhou lead a Sign Language-interpreted talk on transformation in Buddhist art.
Meet at the entrance to the Arts of Asia, 2nd Floor

9–10 p.m. Book ClubAuthor John Sellers discusses his memoir Perfect from Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life. The book is available for purchase from the Museum Shop.
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th floor

9–10:30 p.m. Karaoke Belt out your favorite rock tune. Expressway Music hosts. Enter to win tickets to FELA! on Broadway.
The Rubin Pavilion, 1st floor

9–11 p.m. Dance Party New York Night Train conductor Jonathan Toubin spins his trademark 45rpm "maximum rock and soul" sound.
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd floor

This First Saturday, 1st fans will enjoy a talk from contemporary artist Valerie Hegarty, whose work in the Museum's collection is currently on display. Meet in the lobby at 7:30 p.m., and stay tuned for a surprise as well!