film: In celebration of The Andy Warhol Museum’s 20th anniversary, this multimedia performance event comprises 15 never-before-seen films captured by Andy Warhol between 1963 and 1966 with his original 16mm camera. Five songwriter-composers representing a musical trajectory from the 1970s until today perform scores to these rare Warhol selections — a combination of portraits and actualités (non-fiction films using footage from real life, but without a documentary’s narrative arc). The films feature such superstars and luminaries as Taylor Mead, Mary Woronov, Edie Sedgwick, Mario Montez, John Giorno, Marcel Duchamp, Marisol, Donovan, and Warhol himself. The evening’s composers and performers, selected by music curator Dean Wareham (Luna, Dean & Britta), who also performs, include punk icons Tom Verlaine (Television) and Martin Rev (Suicide), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound), and Eleanor Friedberger, formerly of The Fiery Furnaces. All songs are original contributions except for a Wareham cover of the song “Where Did Everyone Go To?” by Antoine (real name Pierre Antoine Muracciolo), a subject of the film Nico/Antoine. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
Sun., nov. 9
Meeting: Join Imani House and learn about how this Brooklyn based non-profit helps communities in Liberia stricken by Ebola from 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Speakers will include: Oyabisi Ideraabdullah, founder & CEO, Imani House, Dr. Mardia Stone, M.D., M.P.H., an international medical and public health expert, Senior Advisor to Liberia’s Ebola Response Team, E. Lisel Burns, Planning Board, Act Local (Think Global). Hosted by: Act Local (Think Global). For more information, email email@example.com or call (917) 744-4389. St. Monica Hall, 47 Sterling Place (between 5th and 6th avenues on Sterling Place around the corner of St. Augustine R.C. Church). Donations are greatly appreciated. Visit www.imanihouse.org or www.Globalgiving.org.
mon., nov. 10
singers showcase: The multi-talented Alex DeSuze returns to the Indian Road Café to host the “No Name Uptown Cabaret Second Monday” monthly singers showcase. DeSuze, whose background includes acting, directing and singing at venues throughout the NYC-metro area, will be joined by a guest musical director. Producer Eric Vetter calls the Cabaret an opportunity to enjoy and share your art with your fellow singers, composers and lyricists in a safe and fun place! Indian Road Café, located at 600 West 218th St., offers an excellent wine, beer and coffee selection as well as great food from paninis to lobster mac and cheese, all amidst a warm and casual atmosphere. Showcase starts 7:00 p.m. with sign up beginning at 6:45 p.m. No cover, no minimum and for additional information, call (212) 942-7451. For more “No Name” information, go to www.nonamenyc.com.
wed., Nov. 12
Flood Readiness: Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush invites you to learn about how the new flood maps might change the cost of your homeowner’s insurance and housing costs and disaster readiness tips at 6:00 p.m. Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Pkwy (at the corner of Ave. J) Brooklyn, NY 11236. Sponsored by NHS of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization. To reserve space, call (718) 469-4679.
thurs., nov. 13
homebuyer seminar: The first step toward homeownership begins with education. Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of East Flatbush, a not- for-profit housing organization, is having a free homebuyer seminar at 6:00 p.m. Learn about grants, affordable mortgages, closing cost assistance and building your homeownership team. To reserve space or for more information, call (718) 469-4679 or email infoef_[email protected]snyc.org.
fri., nov. 14
performance: HCX presents Daniel Bernard Roumain and Dj Jephte Guillaume. Doors open at 6:00 p.m, followed by a conversation and performance with Daniel Bernard Roumain. From 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight. DJ Jephté Guillaume – Tet Kale Records/Spiritual Life Music. $35 in advance / $40 at door. Purchase tickets here! http://bit.ly/1xugorX. Hors d’Oeuvres & Cash Bar, The Carlton Hotel, 88 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016.
sun., nov. 16
meeting:Mr. Derrick James (Ambassador for Humanitarian and Diaspora Affairs) invites you to an open discussion on the diaspora initiative the government of Grenada wishes to establish from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP (212) 599-0301 Ext. 256 or (212) 599-4731. Holy Cross School, 2520 Church Ave., Brooklyn (Cafeteria).
SAT, Nov. 22
performance: “Ruth: God’s Plan at work,” is a musical depicting how God took a woman that men rejected and used her to change a nation. This production will take place at Calvary Cathedral of Praise located at 45 East 8th St., Bklyn, NY 11218 at 5:00 p.m. For more information and for tickets, call (718) 435-2731. www.ccopny.org.
flood relief: Donations are being accepted at the Friends of Crown Heights Center located at 671 Prospect Place, Brooklyn. Donations will also be accepted by Mirtha Colon, a Garifuna from Honduras, who operates Hondurans Against Aids out of Casa Yurumein in the Bronx. Casa Yurumein is located at 874 Prospect Ave. in the South Bronx, corner of Westchester Avenue. Checks and money orders are welcomed and should be made out to “SVG Community Inc.” Anyone in the Long Island area who wishes to make a donation but cannot drive to Brooklyn, please call (347) 488-4395 to arrange a drop off or to arrange for Colon to pick up the donation. Items needed include medical supplies, non-perishable food, clothes, shoes, candles. Monetary donations can be made in the form of checks or money orders addressed to “SVG Community Inc.”
Insurance policy review: Are you covered adequately by your homeowner’s insurance? Are you paying too much? NHS will review your policy free of cost. We also speak to community groups about how the changing flood maps will impact your policy and flood insurance. For more information, call (718) 469-4679. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization. www.nhsnyc.orgSponsored by NeighborWorks of America, Neighborhood Housing Services and Freddie Mac.
passport application center: Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has launched a second Passport Application Center at the Kings Highway Library providing a convenient facility for Brooklyn residents and new immigrants to apply for passports. Hours are temporarily set for 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday and Sunday by appointment. The center is closed on Saturdays until further notice. The library is located at 2115 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11229. To make an appointment, call (718) 230-2292 or (718) 375-3037 ext. 128.
Featuring Home REpair: Is your boiler, water main or roof in need of fixing? Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? Now is the best time to fix it. Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush, a not-for-profit housing organization can assist you. For more information on the Home Improvement Programs, call (718)469-4679 or visit www.nhsofeastflatbush.org.
Foreclosure: Are you behind in your mortgage or seeking a modification? Come in for free services and assistance. We will help you as much as possible to keep your home. Referrals for free legal assistance are also available. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (718) 469-4679. Sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush and the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, not-for-profit organizations. www.nhsnyc.org.
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Compiled by Natalie Y. Henry