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Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)5
Why locals love it
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is THE place in Brooklyn to see avant-garde theatre, concerts, films, and the occasional director or author talk. Their theatre and dance performances are well curated and do not cost Broadway prices. Their film selection is a good mix of mainstream and indie.
Why you should visit it
Visitors should visit BAM to see the latest indie flick that all of Brooklyn is talking about. Whether is be Francis Ha or Michel Gondry's latest, BAM will have it on offer. As well, if you are passionate about theatre or dance but you can't afford Lincoln Center - BAM has a great lineup of local and international performers.
BAMcafé is the place to go for dinner and drinks before performances and films, and for free live music on Friday and Saturday nights.