A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY AT BC
Berlin, Germany in 1932 is the backdrop of the Tony Kushner play, A Bright Room Called Day. On February 23 to 26, and March 2 to 4, Brooklyn Colleges Department of Theater will stage the play at the Walt Whitman Theater at 2900 Avenue H. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays; Sundays at 2 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and $6 for students. For reservations, call 718-951-4500 or visit depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/theater.
PERFORMANCE IN GREEN-WOOD
Green-Wood Cemetery may not be your first stop for a swinging evening, but on Saturday, March 10, at 7 p.m., toes will be tapping and fingers snapping when swing ensemble Tara OGrady and The Black Velvet Band performs a pre-St. Patricks Day set at the Historic Chapel at the cemetery, 500 25th Street. Tickets are $100 per couple or $60 per person, with proceeds benefitting the Green-Wood Historic Fund. For more information, visit www.green-wood.com/2012/tara-o-grady-the-black-velvet-band.
NETWORKING AND MUSIC
Who says you cant get a healthy dose of culture with your networking? On March 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business After Hours event at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 Seventh Avenue. Admission to the event, including live music, is $25. To register, contact Vivienne Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-875-1000 extension 132.
RICK MOODY AT POWERHOUSE
Writer Rick Moody, best known for his 1994 novel The Ice Storm, has published a new book. In On Celestial Music: And Other Adventures in Listening, Moody weighs in on the last 70 years of popular music. Join him on Wednesday, March 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, for a reading. Visit www.powerhousearena.com for information.