The Brooklyn Academy of Music has been around for more than 150 years, bringing together top artists, both local and global, to perform theater, music, opera, dance and much more.
I saw the Mariinsky Ballet from Saint Petersburg (check out the Saint Petersburg page here) perform Swan Lake and it was beautiful. The ballet took place in the Peter Jay Sharp building of BAM; the sightlines and acoustics of the theater are wonderful.
There is also a BAM cafe/bar where you can grab pre-performance dinner and drinks. If you don’t feel like spending money on a show, the BAM cafe has free live music most Friday and Saturday nights!
I wholeheartedly recommend BAM if you’re looking to have a special, culture-filled night out in Brooklyn.