Friday, Nov. 12
BAC/Black Brooklyn Renaissance presents Brooklyn: The Gospel Borough offering a range of Brooklyn’s African -American & Afro-Caribbean gospel artists from quartet to choir, classical to contemporary & Creole to Pop & featuring Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson & the Spritual Voices, The Pelerin Choir & the church’s The Men’s Choir, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall, Concord Baptist Church of Christ, 833 Gardner Taylor Blvd in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Admission: free & open to the public.
Art OffSpace, Artists in Alternative Places, presents Paint the Town: NYC featuring artists Nick Savides, Michael Cuomo & Marion Reynolds, on display thru 12/10 at 459 Grand St, 2 Fl., Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Opening Reception, Meet the Artists, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For information contact Mr. Brewster at (718) 599-7191.
The Magnet Theater, 254 W 29 St, ground floor, between 7 & 8 avenues, N.Y.C. presents the second annual New York Musical Improv Festival, Nov. 12-14. Performance times vary; call (800) 838-3006 for schedule. In addition a special evening of music and improv to benefit Gilda’s Club on Sunday, Nov. 14, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Helen Mills Theater, 139 W 26 St., between 6 & 7 avenues, N.Y.C. For information visit www.nymif.com.
Saturday, Nov. 13
TRA Gallery, 35 Claver Place, Brooklyn presents The 3rd Annual “Represent Brooklyn” Art Exhibition, on display thru 12/10 & featuring works of 28 Brooklyn artists & art organizations & provides opportunity for networking with the local community, organizations, artists & art enthusiasts. For information visit www.therisingartsgallery.com or call (718) 498-6082.
Rhythm & Rhyme
Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing presents Little Red: A Fairy Tale in Rhythm & Rhyme, featuring the World Dance Theater bringing the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, to life through international dances from Ireland, Canada, Argentina & the U.S.A., 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Tickets: $12 & available at www.queenstheatre.org or by phone at (718) 760-0064.
The National Dance Institute’s Advanced Performance Troupe will present an afternoon of dance by more than 50 children, ages 9-15 performing favorite works from NDI’s repertory including highlights from the 2010 Event of Year: The Storyteller, 2:00 p.m., at Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95 St., N.Y. For ticket information visit www.symphonyspace.org/justkidding, or call Box Office: (212) 864-5400.
N.Y.C. College of Technology Continuing Studies Center presents Urban Energy: Roadmap for a Sustainable N.Y.C., focusing on what is needed to transform N.Y.’s infrastrcutre into an energy smart grid using energy from the sun & wind delivering power where & when it’s needed, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 300 Jay St., Brooklyn. Admission: $40. To register call (718) 552-1170.
Laugh Out Loud with veteran comic Jane Galvin Lewis at Bill’s Place, Harlem’s Speakeasy Jazz Club, 148 West 133 St., ground floor, 7:00 p.m. $10/donation, reservations advised, space limited; BYOBB. For information call (212) 281-0777 or visit www.villsaxton.com/billsplace.html.
GBHC presents Healthy Living Forum, designed for adults who have limited or no prescription coverage between the ages of 18 & 65 & focusing on how to accees free medications, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Long Island City Health Center, 36-11 21 St., LIC, N.Y. To register call (718) 247-9379 or visit www.ghlf.org.
Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing presents meandlarry, starring Adam Pascal & Larry Edoff featuring hip, new arrangements of hit songs from “Chess”, “Cabaret”, “A Chorus Line,” & “Rent” as well as original material from Adam’s smash solo CDs, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $37 ($22 for students) & available at www.queenstheatre.org or by phone (718) 760-0064.
The Caribbean American Outreach Assn. is hosting its annual fund raising dinner/dance, award ceremony, fashion show & raffle drawing with proceeds going toward scholarships, medication for children living with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica & 2011 medical mission, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. at the International JFK Airport Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn), 144-02 135 Ave., Jamaica, Queens. For information call (347) 500-4551 or (718) 502-9321.
In recognition of the Great American Smokeout, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will offer a free community lecture on how to quit smoking & stay tobacco free, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Infusion Center, 557 Atlantic Ave., near Fourth Ave., Brooklyn. Space limited; please register at (718) 752-6200 or email [email protected]rg.
Fenimore Street United Mehodist Church, 276 Fenimore St., corner of Rogers Ave., Brooklyn is offering a free seminar on Financial Planning with a Christian Perspective, presented by fellow members Ed Ruppmann & John Henderson & focusing on saving for college, bonds, money market & mutual funds, how to buy a house, retirement savings, healthcare proxy & more, 10:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Refreshments will be served. For information call (718) 469-8816.
Monday, Nov. 15
Retreat, 37 West 17 St, between 5 & 6 avenues, N.Y., presents Comedy School Dropout, a free stand-up comedy show hosted by Joe Rocha of BET “Comic View” & produced by fellow comic Joe Dixon, 8:00 p.m. For information call (212) 488-6600 or visit www.retreat-nyc.com/
The annual Grand Central Holiday Fair, featuring vendors of one-of-a-kind jewelry, handmade women’s & children’s clothing, holiday ornaments, home accessories, glass sculptures, hand loomed knitware, art & books, imported African crafts, toys & more, will be open thru 12/24, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday thru Saturday (except Thanksgiving Day) at Vanderbilt Hall & Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, Lexington Ave, at 42 St. For information call (212) 340-2345.
Tuesday, Nov. 16
CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2 Fl., corner of Church Ave., Brooklyn is offering a workshop Internet Marketing focusing on developing a website, attracting visitors who will purchase goods & services, advertising, search engine optimization & local search, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration required; call (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]
Utopia Home Care is offering free caregiver training focusing on ambulating w/person, cane, walker; transfers from bed/toilet to wheelchair & back; use of bedpan & urinal; turning & positioning & use of Hoyer Lift, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Patchogue Office, 116 E. Main St., Ste. D, (631) 654-8006 & the Riverhead Office, 180 Old Country Rd, Route 58, (631) 369-5500. Note: Trianing is to gain personal skills; no certificates will be given.
Health & Wellness
How safe is the water you drink? Are you aware that there may be harmful substances in your drinking water with the potential for contributing to illness & disease. Call Chudi at (917) 751-3571 for a free analysis of your drinking water & a consultation on how to change your water to enhance your health and well-being.
Winter Aches & Pains
For anyone suffering from rheumatism or arthritis symptoms try this massage with Jamaican Bath Fountain Pimento Oil, a “complete alternative medicine cabinet in a bottle,” an all natural, chemical & preservative free herbal medication that relieves stiff joints, sore muscles, nerve damage & a host of other ailments. Call Sandra at (866) 223-2414 to arrange for an appointment to come to your nursing home or church for a free massage so you can experience this Jamaican phenomenon for yourself.
The Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42 St., N.Y., presents Playing with Heiner Muller, an all-Black cast playing 20th century historical figures from Stalin to Hitler & Muller himself with original songs by Fred Newman & rap by Nichelle “Browneyes” Brown. Performances thru Dec. 12 are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m, & Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $35/adults; $10/students & seniors & can be purchased at the box office (212) 941-1234 or visit www.castillo.org.