Culture Briefs: Comedy, art and funny books


Legendary comedian Jackie Mason comes to Brighton Beach on Sunday, October 20, with his brand new show, “Fearless.”  He is bringing his stand-up tour to the U.S. after a successful run in London.

Be prepared for an evening of side-splitting laughs!

Tickets are on sale at the Master Theater box office located at 1029 Brighton Beach Avenue, open Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; by phone at 718-732-3838 or online at The performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $45, $55, $65, $75 and $125 each.



The House of Art Gallery is hosting a nostalgic art exhibition titled “The Games We Played,” featuring the street and board games played by most during childhood. The exhibit will run from November 2 through January 11, showcasing a group of both established and emerging artists with a variety of genres, including Guy Stanley Philoche, Jamel Shabazz, Dan Ericson, Charlotta Janssen and Leroy Campbell.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the House of Art Gallery, located at 408 Marcus Garvey Boulevard.

RSVP for the opening reception at There will also be an artist and curator talk on Sunday, November 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.



Meet children’s book author Artie Bennett on Saturday, October 26 at the Bookmark Shoppe from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as he reads, signs and discusses his new book, Poopendous!

Commonly known as the Dr. Seuss of your caboose, Bennett will also sign and discuss his first book that put him on the map, The Butt Book.

The Bookmark Shoppe is located at 8415 Third Avenue. For more information call 718-833-5115,

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