Friday – Monday, September 12 through 29
12 p.m.: The Art of Mourning @ the Morbid Anatomy Museum. This exhibit is not for the faint of heart. It embodies the common fear of death and dying by transforming it into art. Take a look at how death was viewed from different cultures in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Experience a séance where ghosts are channeled in a spirit photo booth, look at grieving death makes, art shadowboxes and memorial boxes. Admission: $10. Info: 347/799.1017. The Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn.
Friday – Sunday, September 12 through 28
11 a.m.: Here and Elsewhere @ The New Museum of Contem-porary Art. Learn more about the Arab culture and historical regions at this informative ethnic exhibition. The show exhibits 45 documentary type works, like photography.Fifteen different artists depict the endless political strife and violence that haunts many Arabic counties. Admission: $16, seniors $14, students $10, children under 18 free. Info: 212/219.1222. 235 Bowery (on Prince Street) on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Saturday, September 13
2 p.m.: Attica: Then and Now @ the Brooklyn Museum. Listen to stories from incarcerated persons, their families, advocates and journalists as they describe the history of abuse and mistreatment in New York’s Attica Prison. Admission: free with Museum admission. Info: 718/638.5000. The discussion will be held in Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium @ the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway near Washington Avenue.
Sunday, September 14
12 – 7 p.m.: Clubhouse Jamboree Family Day @ Prospect Park. Have a fun-filled day of music and dancing like nobody is watching at the 20th annual Clubhouse Jamboree. Families gather tight, grill food and sit under the sun listening to an assortment of music mixed by DJ Lilray. Admission: free. Info: 718/965-8951. The Club-house Jamboree will be held in the Music Pagoda by the Willink entrance at the intersection of Ocean and Flatbush Avenues.
Sunday, September 14
6:15 p.m.: Phantogram @ the Hudson River Park. The Hudson River Park partners with Live Nation to celebrates the very best in New York musicians. On stage this month is the electric rock duo Phantogram with rapper Action Bronson. Admission: $47. Info: 212/757.0981. JBL Live at Pier 97, Hudson River Park.
Wednesday, September 17
7:30 p.m.: “Draw the Circle” @ Kumble Theater. The Third Annual BEAT Festival, in association with Kumble Theater, presents “Draw the Circle.” Written and performed by Mashuq Deen, it is told entirely from the point of view of family and friends. a hilarious and moving story of how a conservative Muslim family deals with a child who defies their most basic expectations of what it means to have a daughter – and one woman’s commitment to uncondi-tional love. This unique show, directed by Chay Yew, compas-sionately brings to life the often ignored struggle of a transgender individual’s family. Admission: $20. Info: 718/488.1624 or www.kumbletheater.org Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn,
1 University Plaza (on Flatbush Ave between DeKalb Ave & Willoughby St) in downtown Brooklyn.
Wednesday, September 17 to Saturday, September 20
7:30 p.m.: Riverrun @ BAM Fisher Theater. This bold, funny and eloquent drama will surely take your breath away. The Emergency Room and Galway International Arts Festival, in association with Cusack Projects Limited, presents this adaption of James Joyce’s 1939 tome Finnegans Wake starring actress Olwen Fouere. She transforms Joyce’s poetic texts into a display of ‘sound dance’ by acting out the many voices of the novel as the characters are carried along Ireland’s River Liffy. Admission: $20
Info: 718/636.4100. BAM Fisher Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place near Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn.
Saturday, September 20
12p.m. /1p.m.: MetLife Early Learner Performance Series: Meet the Strings @ The Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Children of all ages can listen to beautiful melodies and learn about string instruments with instructors from Noel Pointer Foundation. The Foundation has created several string music education programs in over 26 different public schools. Admission: $9. Info: 718/735.4400. The Brooklyn Children’s Museum @ 145 Brooklyn and St. Marks Avenue.
Saturday, October 4
2 – 6 p.m.: Jazzy Autumn Jam @ Contented Hart Garden. The swinging Sounds of Music with the Jeff King Band at this end of summer open air jam session. Free and open to the public. 1475 Bushwick Avenue, between Pillings and Granite Streets in Bushwick.
Sunday, October 5
3 p.m.: Moscow Jazz Orchestra @ OnStage at Kingsborough. Famed jazz personality and saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman and his 18-piece Moscow Jazz Orchestra will feature Russian/Australian jazz pop vocalist Fantine in a contemporary jazz concert. Butman has shared the stage with jazz greats like Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Lionel Hampton and Pat Metheny. In 2011, he received the high rank of People’s Artist of Russia by the decree of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Admission: $35/30 Info: 718/368.5596 or www. OnStageAt Kingsborough.org Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard (cross street: Oxford) in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.