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First Friday

Dec 3, 2021

First Friday is back at Poster House—now open even later! On Friday December 3, the museum will be open for free with extended hours till 10pm! Stop by and see our current exhibitions and join in the fun by attending an activity, workshop, or performance throughout the day. Every First Friday is different, offering unique opportunities to engage with rotating exhibitions and the permanent collection. Reserve your ticket or sign up for an activity today! Proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry; please see below for complete details. 

4pm: Artist’s Tour of You Won’t Bleed Me with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
Join special guest Tatyana Fazlalizadeh for an in-person artist’s tour of the exhibition You Won’t Bleed Me! Attendees will get acquainted with the larger-than-life figures of Blaxploitation cinema through the informed lens of Fazlalizadeh’s artistry and expertise.

5pm: Shaft Movie Screening
Poster House’s Blaxploitation movie screening series continues with a viewing of one of the best-known films in the genre: Shaft [trailer link]. This iconic film continues to  entertain and resonate with audiences 50 years later. Space is limited for this intimate screening, so be sure to reserve your tickets in advance! *Note: Due to adult content, guests must be 18+ to attend.

7pm: How to Make Mistakes on Purpose Workshop
Mistakes often get a bad rap, but did you know that some of your favorite inventions like Velcro, Dynamite, and even Coca Cola started out as mistakes? Join artist, designer, and author Laurie Rosenwald for this interactive workshop that helps attendees reframe mistakes, discover new ways of looking at things, and get unstuck. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Be sure to stop by the Shop before the program to purchase your copy of Rosenwald’s latest book How to Make Mistakes on Purpose.

8pm: DJ Tara
Closing out First Friday is the one and only DJ Tara! Join her in the Café as she spins hits inspired by the musical references in our current exhibitions. With years of experience in the Brooklyn music scene, DJ Tara is sure to send you into the weekend in true ‘70s style. Bring your dancing shoes and hit the floor!