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Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum

Sat Dec 7, 2019
5:00pm to 11:00pm

The Brooklyn Museum hosts engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment on the first Saturday of every month from 5–11 pm.

Some Target First Saturday programs take place in smaller locations in the museum, and require a ticket. Lines often form one hour before ticket distribution at the Admissions Desk. Members can pick up tickets from Member Services (while supplies last).

March First Saturday schedule:

Pop-Up Library: Xu Bing
1–5 pm
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor

Learn more about the themes of One: Xu Bing in a special selection of materials from Brooklyn Public Library.

Curator Tour: Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection
5–6 pm
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the special exhibition Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection with curators Catherine Morris and Carmen Hermo.

Music: Thelma
5–6 pm
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Thelma infuses folk with electronic synth elements on their sophomore album The Only Thing, while shedding light on frontwoman Natasha Jean Jacobs’s experiences living with chronic pain and invisible illness.

Performance: YO, OBSOLETE
5:30–6:15 pm
Great Hall, 1st Floor

Christopher Unpezverde Núñez presents YO, OBSOLETE, an autobiographical performance exploring gender, queerness, and childhood memories. Part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial, a multisite, artist-run project curated by Katya Grokhovsky.

Hands-On Art
6–8 pm
Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Create your own mini textile collages inspired by the works in Out of Place. Use different patterns, shapes, and materials to celebrate your personality. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Night Market
6–10 pm
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Support local women and nonbinary artists and makers and shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from Brooklyn-based vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.

Artist Talk: Naima Green
6–7 pm
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

Artist and educator Naima Green discusses her project Pur·suit—a playing card deck featuring portraits of queer women and trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people—with graphic designers Caroline Washington and Rin Kim Ni and artist Sable Elyse Smith. After the discussion, visitors are invited to play cards together. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Music: Ushamami
7–8 pm
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Ushamami draws from their early musical experiences to imagine queer futures through a distinctive fusion of experimental pop, house music, and R&B.

Teen Pop-Up Gallery Talks
7:30–8:30 pm
Arts of Asia and the Islamic World, 2nd Floor

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about themes of gender and society in works on view in the Arts of Asia galleries.

Music: DJ Sabine Blaizin
8–10 pm
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Revel in the pleasures of African diasporic music as DJ Sabine Blaizin brings us a taste of her upcoming EP Oyasound, spinning global soul, house, Afrotech, Afrobeat, Haitian roots, and more.

Performance: Brown Girls Burlesque
8–9:30 pm
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Brown Girls Burlesque presents “Black Femme Warrior,” an evening of theatrical burlesque honoring the spectrum of Black women who define their own place. Featuring performances by Hoodoo Hussy, Chicava Honeychild, Dakota Mayhem, Skye Syren, Genie Adagio, Delysia La Chatte, and Burgandy Jones. Adult content. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7 pm.

Poetry Reading: Belladonna*
8–9 pm
Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Brooklyn-based poets S*an D. Henry-Smith, Giannina Braschi, and Jesse Rice-Evans share their original work. Presented in partnership with Belladonna*, a feminist avant-garde collective that promotes the work of women and feminist writers. 50 free tickets in Poetry line at Admissions at 7 pm.

Performance: A Letter from Future Past (The Pacific)
8:30–9 pm
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

Hanae Utamura incorporates planetary and oceanic movement as well as spoken words into a multimedia performance focusing on the Pacific Ocean. Part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial, a multisite, artist-run project curated by Katya Grokhovsky.

Music: Sammus
9–10 pm
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Rapper and producer Sammus weaves raw confessions, pro-weirdo anthems, and clever musings on modern life into a unique story about Black womanhood.

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