The Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays attract thousands of visitors to free programs of art and entertainment each month. The April event celebrates the life and work of artist Keith Haring. Highlights include:
5–7 p.m. Music: Art-punk band The Library is on Fire performs.
5–8 p.m. Action Station: Make your own Keith Haring–inspired buttons and swap with others.
6 p.m. Gallery Talk: A Museum Guide leads a tour of Keith Haring: 1978–1982. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.
6:30–8:30 p.m. Hands-on Art: Make your own Pop-art print inspired by Haring’s style. Free timed tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Film: Girl Walk All Day (Jacob Krupnick, 2011, 77 min.). This epic dance video features music from Girl Talk’s album All Day. A Q&A with the director follows the screening. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.
8–10 p.m. Dance Party: In tribute to Keith Haring and Paradise Garage, DJ Junior Vasquez spins a variety of eclectic music from Haring’s active years in the late seventies and early eighties.
9 p.m. Music: Brooklyn-based electro-punk group Comandante Zero performs, while simultaneously creating and projecting live music videos onstage.
9 p.m. Book Club: New York Times writer Will Hermes leads a discussion of his new book, Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever.
10–11 p.m. Late Night in the Galleries: All galleries open.
Throughout the evening, a cash bar will offer beer and wine, and the Museum Café will serve a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, and beverages. The Museum Shop will remain open until 11 p.m.
Museum admission is Free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to all galleries and events. Programs are subject to change without notice. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines for free tickets often form thirty minutes in advance. For more information, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org. Museum galleries are open until 11 p.m. Parking is a flat rate of $4 from 5 to 11 p.m.