Sun Spots: What’s Happening in and Around Our Community in November

KumbleFriday, November 7
5:30 p.m. /7 p.m.: The Stars of New York 5th Anniversary @ Kumble Theater. The Stars of New York presents its 5th anniversary charity dance competition. The thrilling dance competition helps to raise money for dance scholarships for children from low-income communities. “Since 2010, The Stars of New York Dance has underserved children from Brooklyn with a free or subsidized year of high-quality dance education with some of the City’s best community-based dance organizations.”
Admission: $75 for the performance, VIP Cocktail reception $175. Info: 718/488.1624 Kumble Theatre One University Plaza Flatbush Avenue, between Dekalb Avenue and Willoughby Street.

BrooklynMuseumFriday – Sunday, November 7 through 16
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Feminist Pedagogy and Alternative Spaces @ the Brooklyn Museum. If you are interested in Feminist art and history check out abstract artist, Judy Chicago’s Feminist Pedagogy and Alternative spaces. The exhibit features photographs, books, prints and a documentary film that follows Chicago’s projects during the early 1970s. Admission: Adults $16, students and seniors $10, and free for anyone under 19. Info: 718/638.5000. The Brooklyn Museum @ 200 Eastern Parkway at Washington Avenue.

BAM (1)Wednesday – Saturday, November 12 through 15
7:30 p.m.: Sadeh21 @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Watch the masterful work of Ohad Naharin’s choreography in Sadeh21. The dancers’ fluid motion and ability to depict a wide range of emotions through dance will amaze theatergoers. The collection of dances will be performed by 18 dancers featuring tales of human pathos, humor and beauty. Admission: starts at $20. Info: 718/636.4100. BAM, 30 Lafayette Avenue near Ashland Place in downtown Brooklyn.

Saturday, November 15
12 – 4 p.m.: Brooklyn Museum Presents the 8th Annual Children’s Book Fair. This year’s fair features more than 30 Brooklyn authors and illustrators and includes storybooks, picture books, graphic novels, and books for young adults. There will also be hands-on art activities and fun photo opportunities for all ages. Highlights include readings in the Rubin Pavilion starting @ 12:30 p.m. with well-known author-illustrator Adam Auerbach reading from his book Edda: A Little Valkyrie’s First Day of School; @ 1:30 p.m., award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown will read from his newest book, My Teacher Is a Monster (No, I Am Not); @2:30 p.m.,Scott Menchin reads from My Yiddish Vacation,written by Ione Skye; @ 3:30 p.m., author-illustrator Sophie Blackall reads from her book Ivy and Bean: No News Is Good News, the eighth book in the popular Ivy and Bean series. Admission: Contribution $16; students with valid I.D. and seniors $10. Ages 19 and under FREE. Info: 718/638.5000. The Brooklyn Museum @ 200 Eastern Parkway at Washington Avenue.

KingsSaturday, November 15
2 p.m.: Fly Guy and Other Stories @ On Stage at Kingsborough. This family musical is based on the beloved characters found in the children’s books: Fly Guy Meet Fly Girl, Paper Bag Princess, Lilly’s Big Day, Diary of a Worm, Kitten’s First Fill Moon and Horace and Morris But Mostly Dolores. After the show, children and their families can meet the cast. Admission: $12. Info: 718/368.5596. Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard in Sheepshead Bay.

Saturday – Sunday, November 8 through 30
12 – 4 p.m.: History in Your Hands: Paper Quilting @ Lefferts Historic House. Children of all ages can learn about the history of paper quilting and how to make their very own designs. The Prospect Park Alliance staff will provide supplies and show children how to quilt a collage to add to their community patchwork quilt. Admission: $3 suggested donation Info: 718/789.2822 Lefforts House @ Prospect Park located at the Children’s Corner, inside the Willink entrance (intersection of Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard).

New AudienceFriday – Sunday, November 7 through December 21
7p.m.: Tamburlaine, Parts I and II @ Theater for a New Audience. If you like Shakespeare, check out Christopher Marlowe’s poetic play about a strong willed shepherd’s conquest as he rises to power to become king of half of the world. The play is 3.5 hours long with a 30-minute intermission.
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays @ 1 p.m. Admission: $55. Info: 212/229.2819. Theater for a New Audience @ 262 Ashland Place in Brooklyn.

Thursday – Sunday, November 20 through 23
7:30 p.m.: Black Mountain Songs @ BAM Harvey Theater. Black Mountain Songs is an evening-length choral work featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, a multigenerational group of artists coming together to celebrate a historic period of artistic collaboration at Black Mountain College, Asheville, NC. In the mid-20th century, a group of American artists and European refugees converged at Black Mountain and developed new artistic tactics and aesthetics and a culture of collaborative art that would come to define the American century. Matinee: 11/23/14@ 3 p.m. Admission: $20. Info: 718/636.4100 or, BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street at Rockwell Place in downtown Brooklyn.

Sunday, November 23
3 p.m.: A Bronx Tale @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. In A Bronx Tale, Chazz Palminteri brings a cast of 18 colorful characters to life as he tells the semi-autobiographical story of a young boy from a working class family who witnesses a murder and is introduced to the world of organized crime.
Admission: $30, 40. Info: Brooklyn Center box office 718/951.4500 or Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College.

BAMCINEMATEKsunshinenoir-613X463Wednesday – Tuesday, November 26 through December 9
BAMcinématek presents Sunshine Noir, a 21-film series of sun-drenched LA crime dramas. Presented in conjunction with the Next Wave presentation of The Ambassador, singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane’s kaleidoscopic portrait of Los Angeles, the lineup explores what happens when noir steps out of the shadows and into the sunlit boulevards of LA. Burrowing beyond the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown, this series of hard-boiled tales of outsiders and antiheroes exposes the seedy underbelly of the City of Angels. Film series and ticket info, call BAM 718/636.4100, or BAMcinematek, 30 Lafayette Avenue near Ashland Place in downtown Brooklyn.