The Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday celebrates Caribbean heritage and the 50th anniversary of the West Indian American Day Parade on August 5. Highlights include a performance by RIVA & Bohio Music, the mobile art center caribBEING House, a movement workshop by Wukkout!, and performances by female Caribbean artists Sol Nova, Ting & Ting with Kitty Cash, Young Devyn, Sesame Flyers, and Freaks Mas.
Throughout 2017, Target First Saturdays highlight female-identified and gender-nonconforming artists and organizations that challenge gender conventions. This programming is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a firstcome, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event.
5-9 pm caribBEING House: Share your Caribbean heritage story and see photographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat by Alexis Adler at the mobile art center caribBEING House in our outdoor Biergarten.
5-7 pm Music: RIVA & Bohio Music mix traditional Haitian songs with elements of soul, R&B, and jazz.
5:30 pm Gallery Tour: Allie Rickard, Curatorial Assistant for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, leads a tour of the exhibition We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85.
6-7 pm Movement Workshop: Learn how to juk, wuk up, and wine in a high-energy soca dance class taught by Wukkout!.
*6-8 pm Hands-On Art: Get inspired by the sea and create a painting with watercolor and salt.
6:30-8:30 pm Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about pre-Columbian objects from the Caribbean.
7-10 pm Flag Fete: Represent your national flag and enjoy performances by female-identified Caribbean artists showcasing a range of genres from across the Caribbean and Brooklyn. Featuring sets by Sol Nova and Ting & Ting with Kitty Cash, a performance by rapper Young Devyn, and appearances by Sesame Flyers and Freaks Mas. Visit our website for the full lineup.
*7:30 pm Film: Bruk Out! (Cori Wapnowska, 2017, 69 min.) follows Dancehall Queens competing in an annual international dance competition in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and the influence of Jamaican music and culture. The screening is followed by a conversation with director Cori Wapnowska and Dancehall Queen Famous Red, moderated by Seph Rodney, editor at Hyperallergic.
*8 pm Book Club: Oneka LaBennett reads from her book She’s Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn. The reading is followed by a signing in the Museum Shop.
8:30-9:30 pm Music: Performance by the Panamanian marching band, Drums and Bugles International Bands Association.