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Brooklyn Block Party — The annual “Brooklyn Comes Alive” music festival takes place this weekend, a two-day concert extravaganza offering a plethora of acts, local or otherwise, performing at multiple locations around Williamsburg. From Chance The Rapper-collaborator ProbCause to electronica veterans The Crystal Method, it’s a comprehensive lineup of up-and-comers as well as established performers, ample opportunity to be introduced to new acts as likely as it is to reacquaint with fan favorites. As...
Maggie Rogers: Two Nights Only — The New York-based singer-songwriter burst into the cultural consciousness with her ethereal synth-folk single, “Alaska,” after astonishing Pharrell Williams with it during an NYU master class. When a clip of this moment—one featuring creative intimacy between a promising newcomer and a visibly moved, venerable icon of the industry—was posted online, it quickly went viral, garnering hundreds of thousands of views. While her roots are in folk music, Rogers’...
The 2017 edition of BAMcinemaFest, the city’s premier indie-film showcase, begins June 14, and continues through Sunday, June 25. Below, we've listed our picks through the festival’s opening weekend. Gemini With his latest film, Aaron Katz returns to the mystery-thriller realm of his 2010 film Cold Weather. This time, Katz centers the intrigue on Jill (Lola Kirke), a personal assistant in Los Angeles who is forced to carry out her own investigation into who killed Heather Anderson...
After 25 years, Mark Morris's gender-bending, Charles Burns-inspired 1970s Nutcracker still pushes the boundaries of the classical ballet. With a cast of Mark Morris company dancers as well as returning performers from the Hard Nut's quarter-century history, it's also something of a family reunion. Brooklyn Magazine stepped backstage during its short run at BAM this year to take a look at one of Brooklyn's most beloved Christmas traditions. Chelsea Acree, party guest, snow, Russian, flower. "I've been...

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