This fall, don’t miss Lena Dunham at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a hot bed of performing arts in Brooklyn. From avante garde performances to more mainstream performances, BAM is always at the forefront of cool theatric endeavors in Brooklyn so it’s no surprise that writer director and star of HBO’s Girls Lena Dunham will team-up with literary darling and British-born novelist Zadie Smith this fall at the performance space as part of BAM’s Unbound series.
At Unbound: Lena Dunham with Zadie Smith, (Tuesday October 21 at 7:30 p.m) Dunham will read from her new book of essays Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned.” After the reading Dunham will discuss the collection with author Zadie Smith.
Dunham is sure to bring her trademark poignant realism to the event; it will be a real treat. Of her essays, Dunham has said, “if I can take what I’ve learned in this life and make one treacherous relationship or degrading job easier for you, perhaps even prevent you from becoming temporarily vegan, then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile.” Tickets are $38 each and fellow Girls cast member Jemima Kirke (a.k.a free-spirited Jessa) will also join in the conversation. Expect a lively Q&A as well as a signed copy of the book.
After the talk we KNOW you will have lots to rehash and there isn’t a shortage of great coffee and bar options nearby. Check out Gorilla Coffee (97 5th Ave.) which is an independently owned coffee shop open ‘til 9pm daily. Friendly baristas and a killer maple latte make this a great place to gather the gang and rehash your favorite parts from Lena’s latest book of essays. For drinks we also recommend neighboring Brooklyn Inn (148 Hoyt St.) which is an old-school taproom.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Avenue