Brooklyn Reading Works: Transformations on the Tongue
Transformations on the Tongue, a poetry reading curated by Patrick Smith.
$5 suggested donation. Drinks and snacks available.
Brooklyn Bike Jumble
Join us for the 3rd annual Brooklyn Bike Jumble at Washington Park on September 24, 2011 from 10AM to 4PM for New York’s only bi-annual cycling flea market.
This year, Recycle-A-Bicycle (RAB) technicians will be on hand to provide free estimates to help buyers and sellers make informed decisions. If you have a bike you’re looking to sell, bring your bike down to the Jumble and RAB technicians will provide an inspection and diagnosis and an approximate appraisal to help you price your bike fairly. For those looking to purchase a bicycle, RAB technicians will provide an inspection and diagnosis to help you have a clearer idea of necessary repairs to make the bike road-ready.
Recycle-A-Bicycle will also host a bike collection at the Jumble. A donation of a bike to Recycle-A-Bicycle is tax deductible.
The day will kick off with the third stage of the first ever East Coast Messenger Stage Race (ECMSR) beginning at 10 AM. An awards ceremony for the previous day’s stage will be held prior to the start at 9:30 AM with an international coterie of top level masters of the underground and unsanctioned ‘Alleycat’ style of racing who are testing their skills on a course far longer than the traditional intra-urban format.
Come on down!
Polybe + Seats: Alice, or the Scottish Gravediggers
Alice, or the Scottish Gravediggers, was written in 1829 by the “father of melodrama”, René-Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt, who was inspired by the infamous Burke & Hare murders in which grave robbers turned to murder as a more efficient source for corpses. Polybe + Seats’ take on Pixerecourt’s gruesome tale of love and betrayal further investigates the play’s backdrop – a moment in medical history during which doctors and anatomists paid top dollar for the freshest corpses available. Body snatching, grave robbing, and even murder became the basis for major discoveries in medical science. This will be the English-language premiere of the play, which will take place upstairs at the Old Stone House. Tickets are $18. Seats are limited, so we recommend purchasing in advance.
Performances October 20th to November 13th: Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
Polybe + Seats’ name is derived from Gertrude Stein’s play Turkey and Bones and Eating and We Liked It, and their work is informed by her writing for and about the theater. www.polybeandseats.org