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Brooklyn Museum First Saturday
Jan 4, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm| Free
5 p.m. Music: Dendê and Band blend rhythm-heavy Brazilian music with Afrobeat, reggae, merengue, and other global grooves. Part of Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts.
6 p.m. Performance: Brooklyn-based group Purring Tiger presents scenes from Mizaru, an interactive dance and multimedia performance that explores life, death, technology, and the human body.
*6 p.m. Talk: Representatives of the Center for Urban Pedagogy discuss the innovative uses of design and art to improve civic engagement.
6-8 p.m. Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Educators and Museum Guides discuss favorite works in the collection.
*6:30-8:30 Hands-On Art: Explore the evening’s theme through a hands-on art-making project.
*7 p.m. Talk: Join the arts organization Visual AIDS for a thought-provoking discussion entitled “What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Museum: Art, AIDS, Activism, and the Institution.”
7:30 p.m. Music: Idgy Dean, the solo music project of Brooklynite Lindsay Sanwald, experiments with accumulative sound, percussion, and choral arrangement to build rhythm-driven songs.
*8 p.m. Film: Heavy Metal in Baghdad (Suroosh Alvi, 2007, 84 min.) follows a pair of filmmakers tracking down the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda amidst the Iraq war.
8:30 p.m. Book Club: Barbara Browning presents I’m Trying to Reach You, a provocative novel that blurs the boundaries between life, performance, dance, art, and viral video.
9 p.m. Music: Nitty Scott, MC, launches an independent music movement known as “The Boombox Family,” which focuses on organic, lyrical, message-driven hip-hop.
Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to all galleries and events. Programs are subject to change without notice. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event. Lines for free tickets often form 30 minutes in advance.