WHAT: BAMcafé Live –Driven by the singular sounds of Marika Hughes’ cello, this captivatingly original five-piece band moves effortlessly between contemporary classical, jazz, soul, and other genres. Slow-burning instrumental jams dovetail with funk improvisations as Hughes shifts confidently between her cello and raw, bluesy vocals.

WHEN: Friday, March 7, 9:00pm

WHERE: BAM Café, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: Free

WHAT: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties offers a focused look at painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations. In observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this exhibition considers how sixty-six of the decade’s artists, including African Americans and some of their white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and Caribbean contemporaries, used wide-ranging aesthetic approaches to address the struggle for racial justice.

WHEN: Opens Friday, March 7 – July 6, 2014

WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Bklyn, Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

HOW MUCH: Suggested donation: $12

“Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties,” at the Brooklyn Museum
Barkley L. Hendricks, Lawdy Mama, (1969). Oil and gold leaf on canvas. The Studio Museum in Harlem, gift of Stuart Liebman, in memory of Joseph B. Liebman.

WHAT: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, with special guest artists, The Canite Quartet. Stunning music from elite musicians of strings and voices by Michael Conley, Veronika Krausas and Tarik O’Regan, from the depths of Appalachian mines, to the shores of San Francisco, to Heaven. Also three world premiers by C5 Composers.

WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 8:00pm

WHERE: Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Place (Livingston Street), Bklyn

HOW MUCH: $15 Advance, $25 Day of Performance.

WHAT: Imaginative Dance with Erica Essner–Stretch your bodies and imaginations as you help create a dance with performers from the Erica Essner Performance Co-Op. Kids will watch an exciting new dance and participate with movement and imaginative scenes.

WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

WHERE: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: $9, children under 1 are free

WHAT: Hip Hop House Party with Ralph McDaniel and Special Guests. For some, it’s Eat Sleep Break Beat—life is all about the fundamentals of hip hop: break dance, DJ, graffiti art, and rap. Daytime activities include Protest Song Karaoke (a chance to sing your songs of protest) and screenings of street dance from YAK Films, followed by live dance performances throughout BRIC House. Hip hop pioneer Ralph McDaniels, creator of the groundbreaking public access TV show, Video Music Box, will be spinning the turntables and playing videos from back in the day, plus performances by Dres (Black Sheep), Crooklyn Dodgers’ Special Ed and more, and a celebration of Biggie Smalls to close out the night!

WHEN: Saturday, March 8, from 2:00pm – 10:00pm

WHERE: BRIC Arts Media House,

HOW MUCH: $10 Adv / $13 Door

WHAT:  “Life After Death” – Notorious B.I.G. Tribute Exhibition–

March 9, 2014 marks the 17yr anniversary of the passing of Christopher “Notrious B.I.G.” Wallace. This exhibit shines a light on his legacy with some of the hottest, most buzz worthy and leading visual artists. Their artwork will be showcased alongside the lyrics of Biggie Smalls to also highlight the relationship between Hip-Hop and Contemporary Fine Art with the unique themes present in these selected works. Artists include Jamel ShabazzFrank MorrisonDan Ericson, Charly PalmerJustin Bua

WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

WHERE: House of Art Gallery, 408 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: Free

WHAT: Stank Face— Strictly for those with an ear for NASTY things!!! 2nd Saturday’s in Brooklyn are stankier than ever with STANK FACE. – a night of nothin’ of but nasty w/DJ Rimarkable and special guests! $2 OFF Well Drinks 11-1a; Great Pool Table; Smoking Patio.

WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 10:00pm – 4:00pm

WHERE: The Emerson Bar, 561 Myrtle Avenue @ Classon, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: Free

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