By Brooklyn Reader

June 6, 2014, 3:14 pm


WHAT: Sundance Film Festival Shorts—We’re showing a selection of our favorite shorts from this year’s Sundance Film Festival. These are wild, weird, and wonderful shorts that define the genre and stand at the forefront of cutting edge storytelling. We’ll have a fantastic pre-show performance funky post-rockers Salt Cathedral.

WHEN: Friday, June 6, doors at 8:00pm

WHERE: METROTECH COMMONS, Downtown Brooklyn (5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Subway: A, C, F or R Train to Jay Street Metrotech or 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall or B, Q or R to DeKalb)

HOW MUCH: FreeGenevieve-MFS-Crop2-1800x1200


WHAT: Helen Simoneau Danse will present three works, two of which are New York premieres at the BAM Fisher (Fishman Space) this June 6 and 7 at 8pm. The company program includes Simoneau’s among the newly familiar, developed in residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Paper Wings, commissioned by the American Dance Festival, and the award-winning the gentleness was in her hands.

WHEN: Friday, Jun 6 and Saturday, June 7, 8:00pm

WHERE: BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place New York, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: $20. Buy tickets here.



WHAT: Exit Room Presents The Juicy Art Festival— Exit Room is proud to present the launching of what promises to be an annual milestone of dynamic art & culture in an urban landscape called the JUICY ART FESTIVAL. This three-day art and music festival, running from June 5-7, is dedicated to bringing the arts and community together through street art in its many variants. Previous to the Festival itself, more than 20 well-known artists will be painting murals in Brooklyn, setting the stage for the Grand Finale.

WHEN: Thursday, July 5 – Saturday, July 7, 2:00pm – 10:00pm

WHERE: Exit Room– The Well, 270 Meserole St, Bklyn

HOW MUCH: $8 on ticketfly website, $10 at the door.10402765_10203937238461319_5266027100431049804_n


WHAT: Target First Saturdays This month’s program focuses on Pride Month and Brooklyn LGBTQ Pride, with a round of programming, including music performances, artist talks, voguing movement workshops and more.

  • Music; 5 p.m.–Brooklyn-based rock band The Shondes blend feminist punk, rock, pop, and Jewish influences with progressive political activism.
  • Artist Talk; 6 p.m.–Artist and activist Alexander Kargaltsev speaks about his experiences as a gay Russian artist and how he uses his work as a form of protest. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.
  • Movement Workshop; 6 p.m.– Benny Ninja Training Academy honors the legacy of Willi Ninja, the legendary godfather of voguing, with a performance and voguing workshop.

For full lineup of activities, go here.

WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 5:00pm – 11:00pm

WHERE: 200 Eastern Parkway

HOW MUCH: $12 suggested donation


Brooklyn-based rock band The Shondes blend feminist punk, rock, pop, and Jewish influences with progressive political activism



WHAT: Bike Helmet Giveaway and Fitting — The NYC Department of Transportation will give away free bike helmets while supplies last. Helmets are available for all ages. You must be present to get a helmet and you must learn how to properly fit and wear it before you received it. Adults over 18 receiving a helmet must sign a waiver, and a parent or legal guardian must be present to sign a waiver for children under age 18. Sponsored by Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project.

WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 11:00am – 3:00pm

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