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November 4, 2017

Best of the Borough

Music: Alsarah & the Nubatones

5:00 p.m.

Alsarah & the Nubatones infuse traditional Sudanese Nubian soul with a modern twist. Lose yourself in a multilingual musical journey into diaspora and migration through an urban lens.


Curator Tour: Arts of Korea

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Joan Cummins leads a behind-the-scenes look at our special exhibition Arts of Korea.


Brooklyn Dance Festival

6:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Dance Festival showcases the Brooklyn-based dance companies, emerging artists, and youth ensembles they support and foster. Featuring performances by The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, FLEXN, Kristin Sudeikis Dance, SynthesisDANCE, Concepts in Choreography, and the Francesca Harper Project. 330 free tickets in “Auditorium” line at Admissions at 5 pm.


Hands-On Art

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Inspired by Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas’s painting A Little Taste Outside of Love, create a unique self-portrait using found materials and embellishments. 330 free tickets in “Auditorium” line at Admissions at 5 pm.


Scholar Talk: Chip Colwell

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Chip Colwell, Senior Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, discusses his latest book Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture. Followed by a signing in our Shop. 25 free tickets in “Forum” line at Information Desk at 5 pm.


Music: Phony Ppl

7:30–8:30 p.m.

Bed-Stuy bred Phony Ppl create a distinct sound that melds astral funk, soul, and rap.


Film and Live Score: Strike

8:00–10:00 p.m.

Brooklyn-based musician and multimedia artist Hisham Akira Bharoocha conducts a live score for Sergei Eisenstein’s classic film Strike (1925, 82 min.), featuring musicians Angel Deradoorian, Jeremy Hyman, Nicos Kennedy, and Joe Williams.


Music: Ian Friday

8:30–10:00 p.m.

Brooklyn’s own global soul DJ Ian Friday closes out the night with a tribute to his home borough.


Book Club: Tommy Pico

8:30–10:00 p.m.

Poet Tommy Pico reads from his latest collection, Nature Poem, about his experiences as an American Indian (NDN) writer grappling with colonial white stereotypes, manifest destiny, and his own identity as a young, queer, urban-dwelling poet.


Join us for engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except September), 5–11 p.m. Happy Hour is 5–7 p.m.

Visit The Norm restaurant or our Café. Parking is a flat rate of $6 starting at 5 p.m. (All other Saturdays, we close at 6 p.m.)

Some Target First Saturday programs take place in more intimate locations, so you’ll need a ticket. Lines often form one hour before ticket distribution at the Admissions Desk. Members can pick up tickets from our Membership Desk while supplies last. We do our best to keep listings as up-to-date as possible, but sometimes last-minute program changes are unavoidable.

Have a performance, film, or activity you’d like to present? Submit a proposal or email us.

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Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper US LLP, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.