Sunday, April 15: This afternoon, the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra says “Hello, Dali!” and performs “The Persistence of Memory,” a surrealist composition named after the famous painting and dorm room poster. Set your phone’s alarm for the 3 pm start, you know, in case your clocks all melt.
3 pm at St. Ann’s Church (157 Montague St. at Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights.) Free. For information, visit www.brooklynsymphony....
Monday, April 16: Park Slope’s favorite art house/nut house, the Brooklyn Lyceum, hosts “Monday Night Shakespeare,” — this time with “Cymbeline” — an ongoing effort to get people more interested in the Bard than the bars. Hey, they serve beer at the snack bar downstairs, so why not have the best of both worlds?
8 pm at the Brooklyn Lyceum (227 Fourth Avenue at Union Street in Park Slope). $20, half price for seniors and students. For information, call (866) GOWANUS.
Tuesday, April 17: Wanna sweat to Social Distortion? Punk Rope might be just the thing for you. Eschewing more serious classes, it keeps your heart rate and spirits high with all-ages classes and a laid-back attitude towards working out. Take it from our bruised heels, though, wearing Chuck Taylors to the gym is never a good idea.
6:30 pm at the Prospect Park YMCA (357 Ninth St. at Sixth Avenue in Park Slope). $12, free for Y members. For information, call (718) 768-7100.
Wednesday, April 18: The Brooklyn Museum kicks off its new “BrooklyNites” program with live performances by Deborah Latz Jazz Quartet and Somi (pictured) in addition to gallery talks and a happy hour. Fun music, fine art and being home in time to catch “American Idol?” Count us in!
5 pm at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights). $10, $5 for members. For information, call (718) 638-5000.
Dinner and dancing
Friday, April 20: Join LIU in celebrating the 16th anniversary of their dance department, and the career of founder Judith Stuart. Tonight’s gala celebration includes cocktails, a performance of “Ursonate” by artist-in-residence Bill T. Jones and dessert. All of the proceeds go to the department’s scholarship fund.
6 pm at Long Island University’s Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts (Flatbush Avenue Extension at DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn) $65 and up, $35 for students. For information, call (718) 488-1624.