2007-01-18 / Arts & Entertainment

Brooklyn Museum's First Saturdays Has Diverse Offerings

The Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays event attracts thousands of visitors to free programs of art and entertainment each month. Explore the notions of love and perception on February 3 with an exciting line-up of live music, poetry, films, art, and a dance part.

At 5 p.m., members of Urban Word NYC present a teens' perspective on love and art through original poems inspired by works in the Museum's collections.

At 6 p.m., stylish jazz ensemble Lapis Luna performs romantic bossa nova music in the Hall of the Americas. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., participants are invited to transform a Museum masterpiece into "pixels" using buttons and pompoms. Free timed tic-kets are available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m., see the film Mississippi Masala (Mira Nair, 1991, 118 min., rated R), a love story set in the rural American south starring Academy Award winner Denzel Washington. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

At 7 p.m., join artist Devorah Sperber as she explores the link between art, technology, and perception in the new special exhibition The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Then at 8 p.m., celebrate the Lunar New Year by taking a fresh look at the Asian art collections with a Student Guide.

At 8:30 p.m., don't miss a screening of In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000, 98 min.), a visually stunning film, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, about a secret friendship that develops into genuine passion. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 7:30 p.m. And from 9 to 11 p.m., tango the night away in the Beaux-Arts Court to the sizzling sound of Argentine tango by the Tito Castro Quartet. Stepping Out Studios offers free tango lessons one hour before the dance part .


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