By Brooklyn Reader

February 7, 2014, 5:58 pm


WHAT: Billy Bud, an Opera— As part of a worldwide celebration of the composer’s 100th birthday, Benjamin Britten’s sweeping, seafaring masterpiece comes to BAM in a spectacular production from Glyndebourne Festival Opera, helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage (former artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse).

WHEN: Friday, February 7, 7:30pm – February 13, 10:30pm

WHERE: BAM Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: Subscriptions start at $24; full-priced tickets, $30. Buy tickets here.


WHAT: Free Live Jazz at Hibiscus Day Spa—Come on out every First Friday of the month for FREE Live Jazz. It’s a great way to network and meet new people. Walk with a lots of business cards. Reservation is required due to limited seating capacity. Complimentary refreshments. Your choice of red or white wine for only $3

WHEN: Friday, February 7, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

WHERE: Hibiscus Day Spa, 556 Halsey Street, Bklyn, NY



WHAT: Diaspora Art Mart—Sound the drum! Local artists sell their Diasporan-inspired wares, art, collectibles and other products

WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 12:00pm – 7:00pm (every second Saturday of the month)

WHERE: The Skylight Gallery, Restoration Plaza, 3rd fl, 1368 Fulton Street



WHAT: Brooklyn Revival Dance Party with Rich Medina— Revival attracts an eclectic crowd with a penchant for dance moves. Each month features a different special guest DJ set, adding a slightly different music flavor to the mix. The guest DJs, who have included such venerable names as Tony Touch, Cosmo Baker, Stretch Armstrong, DJ Soul, Sake 1, and more, are given the reigns to take the crowd on the musical journey of their choice, with only one guiding principal: people should be dancing.

WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 10:00pm – 4:00am

WHERE: Free Candy, 905 Atlantic Avenue



WHAT: BAMcafé Live Presents Russell Taylor– Blessed with a soaring, soulful voice, and tinged with just a touch of gravel, Russell Taylor’s emotionally charged ballads tackle love, heartbreak, and all the spaces in between. The first-ever winner of VH1’s “You Oughta Know” contest for emerging artists, Taylor—a veteran performer who has shared the stage with Mary J. Blige, Isaac Hayes, and Jill Scott—comes into his own with the January release of his third album, War Of Hearts, a loving tribute to the golden age of classic soul.

WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 9:00pm

WHERE: BAM Café, Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Bklyn


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