BGX NERDY THURSDAYS
The place to enjoy books, cocktails, music, and interesting people. Connect with new circles of nerds and geek out on history, fashion, and art as our signature cocktails elevate the vibe.
Nerdy Thursdays are curated by BGX Founder & Lead Creative, Kamau Ware and William Ellis, BGX Experience Curator.
Complimentary signature gin cocktails courtesy of Hendricks.
December 7 | Comic Book Night
Special preview of pages from Chapter 1 of our graphic novel “Black Gotham Experience: Other Side of Wall Street,” and presentation by First Second Comics.
December 14 | Poetry Night
Free Admission and Open Bar w/ RSVP (21 and over. We conduct random ID checks).
More about Ama BE: Nana Ama Bentsi-Enchill is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Brooklyn, NY. As a Ghanaian born in America, Ama BE’s work investigates notions of value acquired through cultural inheritance, foreign imposition and personal inquiry. She is attracted to the pliable nature of performance to investigate layers of identity and dissonance, cultural erasure and surrender and particularly as it pertains to Africans in the diaspora. The series, “Promotion,” is an evolving performance/visual installation that explores the confrontation of opposing cultural value systems when they meet at the dinner table. This past August 2017, she and three powerful African-American performers traveled to Ghana’s Chale Wote festival to perform a modern day myth of reckoning. The performance, “African Body Snatchers” addressed the complex legacy of slavery, and questions the treatment of the black African body, using water as a metaphor for trauma, secrets, ritual and healing. Water is a recurrent elemental theme in Ama BE’s performance, aiming to become more conversant with its anima in her work.