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8 January, 2018Print

On Bowie’s Birthday, Brooklyn Museum Announces Dance Parties, Film Series + more

David Bowie is, the world-renowned retrospective on one of pop music’s most enduring icons, is coming to the Brooklyn Museum on March 2nd. Today, on the occasion of Bowie’s 71st birthday, the Brooklyn Museum has announced a series of public programs that celebrate Bowie’s creative process and unique cultural impact. See the full listings below.

David Bowie is runs at the Brooklyn Museum from March 2nd to July 15th, and will include exclusive elements that explore Bowie's relationship with America, his latter day works, and more. 


More info here.


Thursday, March 8, 7-10 pm

Little Cinema Presents Basquiat

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Tickets are $16.

An immersive screening of the biographical drama Basquiat (Julian Schnabel, 1996), featuring David Bowie as Andy Warhol, layered with live performances by artists, musicians, and dancers.


Thursday, March 29, 7 pm

Bowie Soundbook

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Tickets start at $16.

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber pays tribute to David Bowie's songbook with an evening of experimental covers in their unique style of soul, jazz, and hip-hop.


Saturday, April 7, 5-11 pm

Target First Saturday



Contemporary Brooklyn artists pay tribute to the legacy of David Bowie in an evening of live music, film, performance, conversation, and art-making activities.


Friday, May 18, 8-11 pm

Dance Party: Night of 1,000 Bowies

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Tickets start at $10.

Bring your best David Bowie look at a dance party presented in partnership with iconic Brooklyn-based music and art venue House of Yes. The evening includes DJs and live performances that pay tribute to the many faces of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Major Tom to the Goblin King. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.


Thursday in June, 7-10 pm

Film Series

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Tickets are $10 or all three for $25.

June 7, The Hunger

A 35th anniversary screening of The Hunger (Tony Scott, 1983, 97 mins.), featuring David Bowie as a rapidly aging vampire alongside costars Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve.


June 14, Little Cinema Presents Labyrinth

Little Cinema reimagines the cult-classic Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986, 101 mins.), featuring David Bowie as the Goblin King, in an immersive screening layered with live theatrical performances by artists, musicians, dancers, and circus performers.


June 21, Velvet Goldmine

A tribute to 1970s glam rock, Velvet Goldmine (Todd Haynes, 1998, 118 mins.) is a fictional drama that draws inspiration from the style and personas of David Bowie and his peers.


Thursday, June 28, 7 pm

Music Video Night: David Bowie

Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor

Tickets start at $10.

Los Angeles media company Mass Appeal returns to the Brooklyn Museum to present an evening of classic Davie Bowie music videos. The evening closes with a conversation by legendary "Life of Mars" director Mick Rock.