By Walter Rutledge
This weekend there is cultural events taking place all around the city. We have cutting edge dance taking place in Brooklyn.
Traditional flamenco downtown, theater uptown and jazz just over the bridge. Here are a few of the many events happening in our community and across town.
The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center will present PEEKS, an informal showcase of works in progress on Thursday June 28 at 7pm. The performance will take place at the Church of St Luke and St Matthew located at 520 Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn. The showcase will highlight the works of Gierre Godley, Shannon Marbra, Jeremy McQueen and Betheny Merola. For more information call 718 875 9710 or visit www.thelmahill.com
Jazz: Brooklyn’s Beat, a unique partnership between Heart of Brooklyn and WBGO Jazz 88.3 featuring an eclectic mix of free and low-cost jazz performances at six of Brooklyn’s favorite cultural institutions, concludes with the Jeremy Pelt Quintet this Thursday, June 28, at 7:00 pm at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway. The concert is free to members of WBGO and the host venue; with Museum Admission ($12 adults, $8 students and senior citizens, suggested). For more information, please visit www.heartofbrooklyn.org/jazz or www.wbgo.org/brooklyn, or follow @heartofbrooklyn and @wbgo on Twitter (hashtag: #JazzBklynsBeat).
Alegrias En La Nacional Presents A Night In Andalucia on Saturday June 30 at 239 West 14 Street. It is the last opportunity to see Madrid based flamenco artists Sonia Fernandez and Ismael De La Rosa. The ticket price is $20 student receive a $5 discount with ID. Come out and see great dance and enjoy tapas, sangria, wine and beer. Showtimes are 8:30 and 10:45pm for reservations call 917 667 2695.
Tony Award winner George Faison’s new Equity showcase production of Accept “Except” LGBT NY continues it’s run on selected dates through Sunday, July 8th. Accept “Except” LGBT NY, was written by Karimah and directed by Faison. The play is about the struggle for justice in America from slavery to modern-day Gay rights.
The production stars Ceez Liive and Tryee Young as two gay twenty year olds running from the violent mobs, a male from the plantation era (18th Century) and a female from the penitentiary era (21st Century). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Faison Firehouse Box Office at 212 665 7698. For credit card purchases call Smarttix at 212 868 4444 or online at SMARTTIX.COM
Photo and Images: 1) Show Time 2) Jeremy McQueen 3) One Night Stand 4) Sonia Fernandez 5) Poster image 6) Ceez Liive and Tryee Young
Photo Credit: 1&3) Romare Bearden 2) Eduardo Patino 5&6) Apac Inc.