ART = MIXX

Ilya Rashap “Small Games #2”

HowAboutWe, Flavorpill, and Streetwater have partnered to bring you ART=MIXX, a live art auction and art market at Openhouse Gallery

Here’s what to expect:

Browse paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media works from over 40 New York artists
– Enjoy an open bar featuring wine, beer and the Art=Mixx Signature Cocktail by OAK Beverages
– Watch or participate in a live art auction, complete with bidding paddles and auctioneer
– Purchase affordable artwork, starting at $75
– Relax in the outdoor sculpture garden with the sounds of live jazz

A trio by Jeremy Penn

So, for $15 get you a night of smokin’ hot Harlem jazz, bottomless cocktail wizardry, a live art auction complete with paddles, a trio of Williamsburg-created amuse boche, your own art market and and a private backyard garden – in NYC that’s a pretty fab deal!

Get your tickets before their gone! ($15 from Eventbrite) + Check out the artists + Openhouse Gallery is also giving away a pair of free tix to whoever posts the best street art picture on their Facebook.

Jason Borbay “The Guggenheim Redux”

Come for a dynamic night of art, entertainment, and meeting new people. Hope to see you there!

Love AGT :)

Brooklyn Museum Block Party!

Tomorrow, check out the Block Party being held at the Brooklyn Musuem as apart of Target First Saturdays. The first Saturday of every month the museum presents a different theme to both educate and inspire visitors. Enjoy free programs of art and entertainment from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5 p.m. All other Saturdays, the Museum closes at 6 p.m. 

Schedule of Events 

Music

5–7 p.m.

Son de Madre blends Cuban music with jazz, funk, and Brazilian. Part of Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts series.

Performance

5–8 p.m.

Performers from the Museum’s local community showcase their talents throughout the Museum.

Action Station

5–8 p.m.

Laura Nova and Theresa Loong, creators of the Feed Me a Story project, invite visitors to reflect on their lives through memories of food.

Film

6 p.m.

Hands to the Sky (Angelo Boyke, 52 min., 2010). A documentary celebrating the world of outdoor house music parties. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Lecture

6 p.m.

Blue Marble Ice Cream’s Alexis Miesen and Jennie Dundas speak about their nonprofit, Blue Marble Dreams, which has helped eleven Rwandan women open their country’s first ice cream shop. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Gallery Tour

6 p.m.

A Museum Guide leads a gallery tour on the Museum’s architecture.

Hands-on Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Search the galleries for hot Brooklyn styles, and create a fashionable wrap to wear to the dance party. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Gallery Tour

7 p.m.

A Museum Guide leads a gallery tour on the topic of “Summer Fun.”

Activation

7–9 p.m.

Raw/Cooked artist Heather Hart discusses her installation, as visitors participate in transformative activities, from tarot readings to makeovers. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Dance Party

8–10 p.m.

Society HAE presents “Beats, Blocks & Brooklyn” featuring DJ crew the Ahficionados with Jasmine Solano, spinning music from Biggie to the Beastie Boys.

Participatory Program

8–10 p.m.

Pose for street style–inspired portraits by photographers Jamel Shabazz, Iafotographeuse, Delphine Fawundu-Buford, and Laylah Amatullah Barrayn. Visitors are also encouraged to post their own images, tagged #BrooklynMuseum and #BeatsBlocksBrooklyn.

Book Club

9 p.m.

Suleiman Osman, author of The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York, speaks about his book and leads a discussion on gentrification in Brooklyn.

Performance

9–10 p.m.

Zongo Junction blends West African rhythms with funk, jazz, and soul.

Please note that due to limited capacities, some Target First Saturday programs require tickets. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before ticket distribution at the Visitor Center located in the Rubin Lobby. Members may pick up tickets from the Membership Desk while supplies last. Programs subject to change without notice.

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13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

The 13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival-Jazz: A Music of the Spirit, has grown from a nine day neighborhood event to a highly anticipated month-long borough-wide celebration. From March 30 until April 30, 2012 presented by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium the jazz festival is accessible to all, with 85% percent of the events free or at a cost of less than twenty dollars!

Brooklyn jazz has a rich past and its legacy is celebrated every April, nationally known as Jazz Appreciation Month. This music series is New York City’s longest continuously running grassroots festival dedicated to jazz.  More than 500 artists will be performing in 40 events at venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg in Brooklyn. For information contact CBJC at 718.773.2252 or info@cbjcjazz.org.

CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL CALENDAR of EVENTS

13th ANNUAL CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL – Jazz: A Music of The SpiritMarch 30 – April 30, 2012

Thurs. April 5 –Tribute to Kenny Dorham & Cecil Payne presented by Long Island University Brooklyn Music Faculty, Kumble Theater, 7-8:30pm, FREE, 718.488.1624, www.kumbletheater.org

Fri. April 6 – Houston Person Quartet,JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $20, 718.638.8910, www.jazz966.com

Fri. April 6 Rudi Wongozi ft. Eric Lemon Band, BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237, www.sankofaaban.com

Fri. April 6 –WMC Allstars Jam Session, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th  St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654, www.wmcjazz.org

Sat. April 7 – Kenyatta Beasley Quintet/Tribute to Frank Foster,Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. @ Jefferson St., 2 sets 9 & 10:30pm, $20 reservations/$25 door, 718.398.1766,, www.sistasplace.com

Sun. April 8 – Steve Cromity and his Trio ft. TC III open mic jam, Two Steps Down, 240 DeKalb Ave. @ Vanderbilt Ave., 6-9pm, $10, 718.399.2020, www.stevecromity.com

Mon. April 9 – Bilal Sunni Ali & ‘The Singing Chef” Ras Chemash Lamed with Song of Life Ensemble,  For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Classon Ave., 2 shows – 7:15 & 9:15pm, $10, 718.857.1427, jazzymondays@gmail.com

Fri. April 13 – Bob Cunningham Quartet,JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $15, 718.638.8910, www.jazz966.com

Fri. April 13 – Pucci Amanda Jhones,ft. Eric Lemon Trio, BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237, www.sankofaaban.com

Fri. April 13 –WMC Allstars Jam Session, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th  St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654, www.wmcjazz.org

Sat. April 14 – James Spaulding Expressions,Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. @ Jefferson St., 2 sets 9 & 10:30pm, $20 reservations/$25 door, 718.398.1766,, www.sistasplace.com

Mon. April 16 – The Last Poets Originators of Revolutionary Poetry,For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Classon Ave., 2 shows – 7:15 & 9:15pm, $15, 718.857.1427, jazzymondays@gmail.com

Thurs. April 19 – Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Brooklyn College Jazz Ensemble with Salim Washington, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave., 7pm, FREE, 718.951.5655, www.depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/isam/

Fri. April 20 – Lou Donaldson, JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $20, 718.638.8910, www.jazz966.com

Fri. April 20 – Frank Senior with Eric Lemon Trio, BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237, www.sankofaaban.com

 Fri. April 20 – WMC Allstars Jam Session, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th  St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654, www.wmcjazz.org

Sat. April 21 – Jazz! The Women’s ViewPoint, TBA, 718.773.2252, www.cbjcjazz.org

Sat. April 21 – Beareather Reddy’s Music of The Soul Big Eyed Blues, 499 Halsey St. @ Stuyvesant Ave., 8pm, $15, 718.919.0697, www.bigeyedblues.com

Sat. April 21 – Reggie Nicholson Concept,Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. @ Jefferson St., 2 sets 9 & 10:30pm, $20 reservations/$25 door, 718.398.1766,, www.sistasplace.com

Mon. April 23 – L.A. Blacksmith and Band, For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Classon Ave., 2 shows – 7:15 & 9:15pm, $10, 718.857.1427, jazzymondays@gmail.com

Wed. April 25 – Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, SugarHill Supper Club, 609 Dekalb Ave. @ Nostrand Ave., 5-10pm, $20 min, 718.467.1527, www.cbjcjazz.org

Fri. April 27 – Harlem Renaissance Big Band,JAZZ966, 966 Fulton St. @ Grand Ave., 8-10pm, $15, 718.638.8910, www.jazz966.com

Fri. April 27 – Elijah Shiffer, with Eric Lemon Trio, BrownstoneJAZZ at Sankofa Aban Bed & Breakfast, 107 Macon St. @ Nostrand Ave., 8–11pm, $20, 917.704.9237, www.sankofaaban.com

Fri. April 27 –Bob Cunningham Tribute, Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave. @ South 5th  St., 10-2am, $10 min, 718.384.1654, www.wmcjazz.org

Sat, April 28– Youth Jazz Jamboree/Wellness Day, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1358 Fulton St. @ Brooklyn Ave., 9:30-5pm, FREE ALL WELCOMED, 347.262.3483, www.cbjcjazz.org

Sat. April 28 – CBJC Gala Jazz Concert, TBA, 718.773.2252, www.cbjcjazz.org

Sat. April 28 – Winard Harper Group/Tribute to Bob Colley,Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. @ Jefferson St., 2 sets 9 & 10:30pm, $20 reservations/$25 door, 718.398.1766, www.sistasplace.com

Sun. April 29 – Jazz Vespers with Brandon Sanders Quintet ft. Warren Wolf, Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Ave. @Washington Ave., 3-4:30pm, $20 Donation, 718.622.1107, www.ebcconnects.org

Sun. April 29 – William Spaulding Jazz Quintet, Jazz By The Sea @ Coney Island, venue TBA, 3-5pm, FREE, 718.467.1527

Mon. April 30 – Dee Alexander and Friends Direct from Chicago’s Southside, For My Sweet, 1103 Fulton St. @ Classon Ave., 2 shows – 7:15 & 9:15pm, $10, 718.857.1427, jazzymondays@gmail.com
 

About: Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium/CBJC founded in 1999, is an amalgam of patrons, entertainment venues, faith -based institutions, community organizations and musicians. Over the past twelve (12) years CBJC has presented an annual spring festival, established a Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame & Museum (TM), and produced yearly programs that feature local jazz talent. CBJC is a nonprofit corporation committed to preserving, promoting and supporting live music within the underserved communities of Brooklyn.

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