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First Saturdays @ The Brooklyn Museum w/Everyday People!

First Saturdays @ The Brooklyn Museum w/Everyday People!

First Saturdays @ The Brooklyn Museum w/Everyday People!

Join Everyday People at The Brooklyn Museum for the last First Saturday of the year!

Live Performance by Jade de Lafleur; Music by DJ Moma & Hosted by Saada & Roble.

We take over the vibes of the Rubin Pavilion from 8pm - 10pm sharp but the festivities begin at 5pm for an evening of art, film, music, and conversation, taking inspiration from the Museum's Egyptian collection to imagine alternative worlds through an Afrofuturist lens.

This EVENT is FREE and open to all ages!! Donations to the Brooklyn Museum are welcome and encouraged!!  

Happy Hour is 5–7 p.m.

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The full program schedule is as follows:

5 pm Music: Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber caramelizes an experimental soul/jazz/hip-hop tribute to the legendary Afrofuturist musician Sun Ra.

5:30 pm Artist Talk and Tour: Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys
Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 4th Floor
Artist Ahmed Mater and curator Catherine Morris lead a tour of the new special exhibition Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys, and discuss the art of preserving multilayered histories in the rapidly changing environment of Mecca.

*6–8 pm Hands-On Art
Con Edison Education Gallery, 1st Floor
Create a headdress inspired by our ancient Egyptian collection, using different patterns and materials.

*6 pm Scholar Talk: Makeba Lavan, “Everything in the Future is Black”
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor
Ph.D. candidate Makeba Levan (Graduate Center, CUNY) introduces the aesthetic and imaginative strategies of Afrofuturism, using our 2013 exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey to examine the speculative fiction of Octavia Butler and the music of George Clinton, Janelle Monáe, and Erykah Badu, among others.

7 pm Music: Daví
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Multidisciplinary artist Daví spins a mix of the many acoustic iterations of Afrofuturism and explores its sonic legacy from funk to hip-hop and dancehall. ((http://bydavi.com/))

7:30 pm Curator Tour: Soulful Creatures
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor
Exhibition curator Edward Bleiberg offers a behind-the-scenes look into our special exhibition Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt.

*8 pm Film: Visual AIDS Presents ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor
In honor of World AIDS Day, Visual AIDS presents a series of film shorts for their annual Day With(out) Art, featuring new commissions by Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye and Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Brontez Purnell.

*8 pm Film: Terence Nance
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn-based filmmaker Terence Nance screens a selection of his short films, including They Charge for the Sun (2016, 16 min.), and Swimming in Your Skin Again (2015, 21 min.). Followed by a talkback with the director.

8–10 pm Music: Everyday People
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Everyday People, New York City’s daytime dance party phenomenon, takes the stage with a set by DJ mOma and a performance by Jade de LaFleur.

8:30 pm Feminist Book Club with Well-Read Black Girl
Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor
In conjunction with Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making, Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl hosts a series of four Target First Saturday book clubs focusing on Judy Chicago’s favorite feminist reads. In the first session, read and discuss selections from Angela Y. Davis’s 1983 text Women, Race & Class.

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