Target First Saturdays
Where: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway (Washington Ave.)
718-638-5000 Price: Free
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Mobile art center caribBEING House is stopping by our Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden for the month of August. Share your stories of #MyCaribbeanHeritage and see art from the diaspora in Brooklyn.
Music: RIVA & Bohio Music
RIVA & Bohio Music mix traditional Haitian songs with elements of soul, R&B, and jazz.
Join Allie Rickard, Curatorial Assistant for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, for an inside look at the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.
Get inspired by the sea and create a painting with watercolor and salt. 330 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.
Film: Bruk Out!
Catch a sneak preview of the film Bruk Out! (Cori Wapnowska, 2017, 69 min). The documentary follows Dancehall Queens across the globe who travel to compete in an annual international dance competition in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and the global influence of Jamaican music and culture. Followed by a talkback with director Cori Wapnowska and Dancehall Queen Famous Red, moderated by Seph Rodney, editor at Hyperallergic. 310 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.
Movement Workshop: Wukkout!
Learn how to juk, wuk up, and wine in this high-energy soca dance class.
Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas
Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about pre-Columbian objects from the Caribbean.
Bring your national flag and enjoy a lineup of female-identified Caribbean artists showcasing a range of genres from Brooklyn and across the Caribbean, including masqueraders from Sesame Flyers and Freaks Mas.
- 7–8 pm Sol Nova
- 8–8:30 pm Young Devyn
- 8:30–10 pm Ting & Ting featuring Kitty Cash and special guests
Artist’s Eye: Melissa Bunni Elian
Melissa Bunni Elian discusses her work on view in the exhibition The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America.
Film: Crown Heights
When Crown Heights resident Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder in 1982, his best friend, Carl King, devotes his life to proving Colin’s innocence in Crown Heights (Matt Ruskin, 2017, 99 min.), winner of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. Catch an exclusive preview of this harrowing true story, plus an introduction by actress Natalie Paul and a Q&A with Rick Jones, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem; and Ames Grawert, attorney, Brennan Center for Justice. 310 free tickets at Admissions at 7 pm.
Book Club: Oneka LaBennett
Oneka LaBennett reads from her book She’s Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn. Followed by a signing in the Shop.
Music: Drums and Bugles International Bands Association
Panamanian marching band Drums and Bugles International Bands Association ends the night with a bang.
In 2017, Target First Saturdays highlight female-identified and gender-nonconforming artists as part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum.
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.