Fierce, Phenomenal Women

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Fierce, Phenomenal Women is the focus for Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum this month.

Admission to the museum is free from 5pm-11pm and parking is available for a flat rate of $4, or you can access the museum by taking the 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. I usually drive there and I’ve never had a problem with parking.

Schedule of Events:

Action Station
5–8 p.m.
Visitors are invited to contribute images to community-curated heritage panels inspired by Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, which will highlight the influential women in our lives.

Music
5–8 p.m.
Performances by Alakande! Spread Joy!, lo-fi punk group Making Friendz, and New Zealand contemporary soul group Fredericks Brown.

Artist Talk
6 p.m.
Mary Lucier on the installation Playing House. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Performance
6 p.m.
Brooklyn Ballet performs excerpts from their spring 2012 program, which draws on influences including Stravinsky, Isadora Duncan, and hip-hop. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Performance
6 p.m.
The Bad Feminist Readings, produced by Sarah Gentile and Sarah Giovanniello, offer a feminist take on over a century’s worth of popular books written with women in mind. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Hands-on Art
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Create your own illustration to accompany a newspaper headline, inspired by the exhibition Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Artist Talk
7 p.m.
Feminist artist Kate Gilmore speaks about her work, including Blood From a Stone. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Curator Talk
8 p.m.
Catherine Morris, curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, on Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin and Newspaper Fiction. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.

Dance Party
8–10 p.m.
The original Ladies of Ubiquita, DJs Reborn, Moni, Selly, and shErOck, celebrate their twelfth anniversary and all the women who’ve inspired them.

Book Club
9 p.m.
Author Sara Marcus leads a lively discussion of her book Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution. A book signing follows in the Museum Store.

Performance
9–10 p.m.
Brooklyn-born performance artist Queen Godis presents poetic hip-hop soul.

I’ve been to several Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum and have always had a wonderful time. Music, dance, arts and crafts, and artists talks bring cultures and themes alive every first saturday at the museum. It’s definitely a fun way to get your Saturday night started, or spend a fun night with friends and/family. I won’t be able to make it tonight, but I’d recommend it if you’re in the area and you don’t already have plans and are looking for something to do.

Love AGT :)

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