Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 4 - August 11
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The BioBus allows kids to see the tiniest of animals. Check it out at the New York Hall of Science.
The BioBus allows kids to see the tiniest of animals. Check it out at the New York Hall of Science.

Summer in Queens: A Photographic Exploration - Ongoing through Labor Day; All day - The art gallery will display photos of Queens summer festivities by Dominick Totino. He was the official photographer for the Office of the Queens Borough President for 17 years.| Red Wall Gallery - Central Park Event Space,Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica

“Agitprop!” - Ongoing; All Day - 11 am - 6 pm - This exhibit explores the legacy and continued use of power and politically engaged art, through more than 50 contemporary projects and artwork from five moments of historical urgency, in mediums ranging from photography, film, banners, songs, to web platforms. | Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights

Disguise — Masks and Global African Art - Fri, July 29 - 11 am - 6 pm - This exhibit connects work from 25 contemporary artists with historical African masquerade. |Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights

Landmark - Ongoing; All Day - Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents LANDMARK, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. LANDMARK features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. | Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

Highlights from the Collection: Design Into Art - Ongoing; All day - Long before it was widely accepted to do so, Noguchi ignored the traditional distinction between “art” and “design.” This exhibition focuses on the permeable membrane between these categories in Noguchi’s work, with lightweight and flat-packable furniture, stage sets, sculpture, and Akari Light Sculptures.| Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City

Bearing Witness - Ongoing ; All day - Drawings by William Gropper. Growing up in poverty on the Lower East Side, Gropper learned early about social injustice. He dropped out of school to work in the sweatshops but found respite in drawing and studied with Robert Henri and George Bellows. Gropper’s aunt was a victim of 1911’s Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which further radicalized his thinking. Along with his study of artists who came before him, it was the graphic works of Goya and Daumier that helped solidify his direction as an artist. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park


Louis Armstrong Night with ‘Hot Lips’ Joey Morant - Thurs, Aug. 4; 6:30 - 8 pm - For the first time, Socrates and The Jazz Foundation have teamed up to present a dynamic debut series of jazz in the park, featuring an eclectic range of live music by Queens-based musicians. Families and their children are encouraged to arrive early for a special Jazz for Kids with Joey Morant, preceding the concert at 6PM.

Following the concert, students from LaGuardia Community College will host “Tours of the Sky” with an on-site telescope.| Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard, LIC

Dumbo Burlesque - Sat, Aug. 6 - Experience a sensuous, surreal, and hilarious night teeming with tantalizing burlesque performance, death-defying aerial acts, and awe-inspiring circus skill. | The Hall at MP, 470 Driggs Ave., Dumbo


Spartacus - Fri, Aug. 5; 7 p.m. - A genre-defining epic from director Stanley Kubrick, this is the legendary tale of an enslaved gladiator (Douglas) who transforms into the beloved leader of a triumphant Roman slave revolt. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria


BioBus - Wed, Aug. 10th ; 11 am - 3 pm - Travel into worlds smaller than the eye can see aboard the BioBus, the world’s only state-of-the-art microscope facility housed on a solar-powered 1974 transit bus. Zoom in on the tiniest of animals to find its microscopic beating heart, or use a handheld microscope to magnify your own eye and watch it pulsate in response to light. | NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

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