Our Brooklyn in Review : January 8 – 14, 2018

  • This week we made it through the “bomb cyclone” that left the borough with a little over 9 inches of snow.


  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won big at the 75th Annual Golden Globes, taking the biggest award of the night, Best Motion Picture – Drama. The Shape of Water and Lady Bird won two awards each. Big Little Lies, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel were among the television shows that won the most awards.




Here are all the best events to look forward to this weekend:


— Friday, January 12th, 2018 —


An Adam Experiment by Michael Chenevert | Opening Night

1368 Fulton Street at Billie Holiday Theatre, Inc.

Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

Price: $15 – $40

An Adam Experiment provides a rare glimpse into the life of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., a historical icon who fought for social justice and equality during the Civil Rights Movement, while also wrestling with his own demons. Cocktails Reception by Harlem Brew from 6 – 7 p.m.


Women Writing About Home Panel

225 Smith Street at Books Are Magic

Time: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Join Books Are Magic and Kelly McMasters as we celebrate the tradition of women writing about home. Kelly is the editor of the new anthology This Is the Place: Women Writing about Home, a collection of over 30 women writers’ work about the complex idea of home.


90’s Hip Hop R&B Sing Along at Union Hall Brooklyn

702 Union Street at Union Hall

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Price: $10

There’s nothing like a nostalgic party on a Friday evening. Union Hall is throwing it back a few decades to when parachute pants, fly girls and tight rhymes were the name of the game. They’ll be showing the best music videos of the decade with all the lyrics right up on the screen, so you can sing and dance along.


R & She NYC : The Queens of Hip Hop and R&B

325 Franklin Avenue at C’mon Everybody

Time: 11 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Price: $5/adv; $8/door

It’s all about the women in music. Rock out to the best 90’s and 00’s classics, as well as many fresh new hits, from artists including Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, Eve, TLC, Aaliyah, Salt-N-Pepa, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Mariah Carey and Tinashe, basically as many Queens they can fit in.



308 Bedford Avenue at Videology Bar & Cinema

Time: 11:59 p.m.

Price: $12; $5 beer and shot combos during screening

Drink along to this classic David Lynch film. Full guidelines will be given at the time of the screening.


— Saturday, January 13th, 2018 —


Art & Yoga with adidas

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Price: $10, includes museum admission

Kick off your Saturday morning with exhilaration and inspiration, courtesy of adidas. Following more than an hour of yoga and mindfulness meditation led by local instructors, explore our galleries on a self-guided tour of specially selected contemplative objects. Yoga mats are provided.


Brooklyn Street Art Tour: See the “Urban Gallery”

30 Wyckoff Avenue at Bushwick Collective

Time: 10 a.m.

Price: $12.50

On this two-hour walking tour through Bushwick, learn the fascinating history of graffiti culture and street art, and how it has evolved. You will see dozens of unique pieces and murals along the way, as well as learn about how the art has become a part of the debate over gentrification in central Brooklyn. Learn the differences among traditional aerosol graffiti and other techniques involving stencils, paste-ups, stickers and more. See work from such well-known street artists as D*Face, Space Invader, Ron English, Dasic Fernandaz, Sipros, Sexer, Crisp, Sonni, Joe Iurato, Hellbent, Adam Fujita, Rubin415, David Hollier, Fumero, WhisBe and countless others.



136 Metropolitan Avenue at Nitehawk Cinema

Time: 11:15 a.m.

Price: $12; $9 children/seniors

Enjoy this special Martin Luther King Jr. weekend screening of Ava Duvernay’s moving film SelmaSelma follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the days leading to the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.


Cremation: History and Modern Process

500 25th Street at The Green-Wood Cemetery

Time: 3:30 – 5 p.m.

FREE w/ rsvp

Amy Cunningham, death educator, leads this presentation of cremation’s history and its impact on present-day and future funerals. This engaging, and sometimes even light-hearted, exploration will also touch on how to choose an end-of-life mode of disposition that expresses your own beliefs and values. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to visit the crematory with Gema LaBoccetta, Green-Wood’s Crematory Manager, and then to chat with Amy and other attendees at a short reception.


Dive-In Movie: The Jungle Book

99 Meserole Avenue at Greenpoint YMCA

Time: 3:30 – 7 p.m.

FREE for members; FREE for non-members on a guest pass

Grab your bathing suits, blankets, and snacks and head over to the Y for a fun evening of swimming, followed by a screening of The Jungle Book.


— Sunday, January 14th, 2018 —


Yoga and Poetry with Ricardo Alberto Maldonado

Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza

Time: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

FREE w/ rsvp

Imagine starting your yoga class with the wise words of your instructor, who calls out a pose or two, and following the pose by a poem read live by its author. That’s exactly what you’ll experience at this class, lead by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado. Please bring your own yoga mat.


Masks, Toners and Serums: A Bespoke Skincare Workshop

438 Ninth Street at Alchemologie Natural Perfume

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Price: $150

Create your winter skin regimen in this bespoke skin care treatment workshop. Learn the benefits of oils, floral waters, herbs, clays and essential oils (including things you might already have in your kitchen) and choose the ingredients you feel are best suited to your needs to create your own bespoke skin care routine. You’ll leave with a bottle of toner, a jar of clay mask and a vial of serum to heal, nourish and replenish your skin. You’ll also know how to recreate your potions and change them as your needs change.


Medicine Making with Herban Cura

936 Madison Street at the Earth Arts Center

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.

Price: $25

In this two hour you will learn to use plants that were foraged or grown in New York State to create medicine for your bones, muscles and emotional being through the preparation of herbal balms. All participants will leave with an herbal infused balm and the knowledge of how to make one.


Kraut Making 101

936 Madison Street at the Earth Arts Center

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Price: $25

Learn about the metabolic process of fermentation, its connection to us as humans, and the health benefits it has to offer from Derek Rusinek, a practicing agriculturalist and ecologist from New York. Then get a hands-on experience making sauerkraut and leave with your own jar to watch ferment at home!


Anthony Ramos – Freedom EP Showcase

64 N 9th Street at Rough Trade NYC

Time: 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Price: $15 – $40

Former Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast), She’s Gotta Have It star and Brooklyn’s own Anthony Ramos just released his first EP and is working on his solo career. He will be performing a few numbers from his Freedom EP.



Catch next week’s events list on OurBKSocial.com!