Thursday, December 9

Events calendar: fun for everyone this weekend


THURSDAY

Tropical Film Festival at MoMa

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of Cinema Tropical, the premier host of contemporary Latin American film in the United States, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) continues its film cycle, presenting 20 debut operas by key filmmakers whose careers Cinema Tropical has supported in recent years. two decades — films that never before had a commercial release in New York made by established artists such as Lisandro Alonso (Argentina), Nicolás Pereda (Mexico), Sebastián Silva (Chile) and Dominga Sotomayor (Chile).

The cycle will screen this weekend the following productions: “Where are your Stories”, from Mexico and Canada; “La Perrera”, from Argentina, Uruguay and Spain; and “History of Fear”, from Argentina, France, Germany, Qatar and Uruguay. For more information: https://www.moma.org/film

Joyce Manor and Summer Stage

Today September 23, SummerStage presents a charity show featuring independent legends Joyce Manor, celebrating 10 years of their self-titled debut with Turnover, Tigers Jaw and Prince Daddy & The Hyena in Central Park at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m. 5:00 pm). Torrance, California’s Joyce Manor, exploded in 2011 with their self-titled debut LP, propelled from the SoCal basement scene into the hearts of hardcore kids, emos, and pop-punkers across the country. Ten years, five albums, four splits, three EPs, and two compilations later, they have become the standard bearers for a new generation of emotionally adept pop-punk bands that have cleaned the word emo from its pejorative overtones. Limited tickets are available to purchase at cityparksfoundation.org/events/joyce-manor.

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FRIDAY

UNI2 Latin Theater Festival

The UNI2 festival continues today and will culminate this Sunday, September 26, with the presentation of three plays. The group of Teatro Corazón, from New York, Maratón Producciones, from New Jersey and the De la Cruz Performing Arts company, from Miami, will show their productions: La Freddy de Cuba, Una Buena Abogada y Un Finale. Performances take place at the Circle Theater, located at 64 E 4th St. at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday, and 4pm on Sunday. Tickets must be reserved at 9292002947 and have a cost of $ 10 dollars. Festival goers must show proof of vaccination. More information at: https://fenixusany.org/


Premiere of “Mestizo”

Alon Nechustan and the Brooklyn Music School present the world premiere of ‘Half-Blood,’ a groundbreaking new work by pianist and composer Alon Nechushtan that explores the hidden connections between Native American melodies, our region as the tribal land of the Lenni-Lenape and the wide jubilation of rhythm, pulse and dance as a global syntax. Mestizo is an expression of connection to the land, people, traditions and language, which premiered on National Native American Day and scored for the award-winning Tesla String Quartet with Grammy-winning percussionist Samuel Torres. The show is this Friday, September 24, at 7 pm at the Brooklyn Music School Theater (126 St. Felix Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY). The event is free and places can be reserved online at brooklynmusicschool.org

Samuel Torres at Brooklyn Studio Loft 360

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SATURDAY

Outdoor dance on Little Island

The Kinesis Project dance theater, the large-scale outdoor dance company known for creating expansive yet surprisingly intimate dances, brings excerpts from Search (Light), their most recent work, to Little Island this Saturday, September 25, 2021, between 6:00 and 8:00 pm Combining high-energy dance, gorgeous detail, and live music, this fascinating performance will traverse the hills and open spaces of Little Island, attracting and converging. It will be danced by company members Claudia-Lynn Rightmire, Therese Ronco, David L. Parker and Nicole Truzzi and accompanied by live violin soloist Doori Na, creating a layered experience of the human and the ethereal for the audience. For more information visit https://www.kinesisproject.com/events/2021/6/7/kponlittleislandsept25.

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Congress What Parents, Parents!
With more than 15 workshops to choose from, with conferences and panelists that will address the main topics of interest for the care of children and adolescents, on September 25 and 26, the 1st virtual Congress 2021 will be held ¡QUÉ PADRES, PADRES! The congress, which seeks to guide and orient moms and dads between the ages of 20 and 40, grandparents, uncles, as well as people caring for children and adolescents; It will be held virtually (via Zoom) and will be attended by more than 20 specialists from different areas. There will be limited space, you must register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvceugqzMuHNxBlByPN0xwgY9Sx1pYsVsI.

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SUNDAY

Annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair

The annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair is back! Thirty authors and illustrators from the county will gather at the Brooklyn Museum Plaza to share their latest books. This free event features short stories, picture books, and graphic novels, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, for those who love reading from preschool to middle grades. Throughout the day, children can enjoy a chat with an author or illustrator, get a book signed, and have fun drawing with chalk. This Sunday, September 26, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238. More information: brooklynmuseum.org

Courtesy Brooklyn Museum

A class with “The Lecture”
This Sunday, September 26, the New York-based non-profit and teaching organization Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company premieres “The Lecture,” the third installment in a monthly series of dance films available on Dance With Us, a new platform educational digital.The Lecture (a full-length solo that premiered at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in 2010) mixes the serious with the comic, the existential with the everyday. With a score of lectures prerecorded by university professors, the work combines the intellectual and the physical to explore a variety of topics including the history of language, the science of happiness, the nature of abstraction, mathematics, human evolution and Dreams. More information in:https://www.dancewithus.org/

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