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Hop to it!: Blum’s whimsical monoprint collage “Red Heifer with Frog” will be on display during the Park Slope Windsor Terrace Open Studios this weekend.
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Brooklyn is getting artsy this week!

Friday night, you can run away with the circus, without leaving the borough! Enjoy dreamy scenes of carny folk, big top performances, and traveling bands projected on screens with the string quartet Ethel plays tunes inspired by the Ringling Circus archives. “Circus: Wandering City,” will play Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm at BAM Harvey Theater [651 Fulton St. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org. $25–$40].

You can take all weekend to explore the Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists’ Open Studio, happening at various locations across both neighborhoods on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 6 pm. Visit www.artspswt.com for printable map, or pick one up at Jonathan Blum’s storefront studio (285 Fifth Ave. between First and Second streets in Park Slope), where you can gawk at his playful portraits of animals and angelic figures. Or drop by Joy Makon’s studio to wonder at her watercolors of buildings around Brooklyn [41 Fuller Pl. between Windsor Place and Prospect Avenue in Windsor Terrace). And if you get thirsty along your artsy journey, stop at American Cheez (444 Seventh Ave. at 15th Street in Park Slope) — the bar is a sponsor of the event, and will offer happy hour specials while the Open Studio is running.

Also opening on Saturday is the latest exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000, www.brooklynmuseum.org, $16 suggested admission]. Slip over any time from 11 am to 6 pm for Kwang Young Chun’s “Aggregations,” a six-part collection of striking sculptures built out of mulberry-pulp paper from Korea, woven together to form spiky, bright blue images that look like coral reefs. The Museum is also open on Sunday and Wednesday, and Friday this coming week, so if you have family in town, it’s a good spot to drop them off and let them wander!

Reach arts editor Bill Roundy at broundy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4507.
Updated 12:42 pm, November 16, 2018
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