Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum: The Legacy of David Bowie
Where: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway (Washington Ave.)
718-638-5000 Price: Free
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Join us for engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except September), 5–11 pm. Happy Hour is 5–7 pm.
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.
On April 7, Target First Saturday celebrates David Bowie’s legacy with a special lineup of programs with Bowie’s former collaborators and contemporary Brooklyn artists. Highlights include music by Mike Garson and Tamar-Kali; a Bowie-inspired photo booth; and a performance by Bushwig hosted by Horrorchata, Untitled Queen, and Tyler Ashley.
Editor’s Note: To ensure the safety of all of our visitors and to comply with city fire codes, starting at 5 pm, visitors should enter through the front of the Museum. Please keep in mind that there could be lines for entry and that in order to comply with safety regulations we may have to limit entry when we reach maximum capacity.
Programs do not include admission to the ticketed exhibition David Bowie is (visit www.brooklynmuseum.org to purchase tickets).
Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event.
*5-6 pm Book Club: Simon Critchley, Professor of Philosophy at the New School, discusses his 2014 book Bowie, which melds personal narratives and philosophical musings on the iconic musician. Signed books will be available in our Shop.
*6-7 pm Music: Legendary pianist Mike Garson, who toured and collaborated with David Bowie on over one thousand concerts, kicks off the night with an electric performance.
*6-8 pm Hands-On Art: Create a Bowie-inspired painting using watercolors.
6-9 pm Photo Booth: Take a Bowie-inspired photo with a selection of props and accessories.
6-9 pm Drink and Draw: Grab a drink and sketch from live models dressed as David Bowie.
6:30-8:30 pm Performance: Bushwig, known for their annual festival of innovative and emerging talent in the drag community, take over the Beaux-Arts Court for a special Bowie-themed showcase hosted by Horrorchata, Untitled Queen, and Tyler Ashley.
7-8 pm Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about portraiture and crafting identity through works of art in our American Art galleries.
*9-10:30 pm Film: A screening of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (D. A. Pennebaker, 1979, 91 min.), a documentary capturing Bowie and his band at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, where he marked the end of the Ziggy Stardust persona in 1973.
*9-10 pm Music: Singer-songwriter Tamar-kali performs original work and a tribute to David Bowie as both a legendary musician and fan of her work.