Weekly Entertainment Calendar - February 23 - March 2
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Listen to jazz vocalist Grace Kelly at Flushing Town Hall.
Listen to jazz vocalist Grace Kelly at Flushing Town Hall.

“Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” - Thurs, Feb. 23 - 11 am - 10 pm - The iconic feminist artist’s first retrospective, highlighting her technical virtuosity and examination of some of our deepest cultural impulses, compulsions, and fantasies. |Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights

“Iggy Pop Life Class” - Fri, Feb. 24 - 11 am - 6 pm - Artist Jeremy Deller used the traditional life-model drawing class to stage a performative event with musician and personality Iggy Pop as model and subject. Come see the results! |Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights

EAF16: Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition - Ongoing until March 13; All Day - The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition (EAF) is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming, widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of selected contemporary works. A singular opportunity for rising artists to experiment with ambitious, large-scale public art, EAF provides 15 artists with an open studio, monetary support, and institutional guidance. Diverse in subject, materials, and approach, each site-specific work addresses social, ecological, or political issues that are pertinent to the past, present, and future of the park as it celebrates its 30th anniversary year. | Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center - Ongoing - 'Curated by Noguchi Museum Senior Curator Dakin Hart, Self-Interned, 1942 brings together about two dozen works from the Museum’s collection, dating from before, during, and after Noguchi’s time at Poston, along with a substantial selection of archival documents. | Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City

Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art - Ongoing until Feb. 19; All day - Since the late 1960s, Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ performances, sculptural installations, and writing have explored issues profoundly important to society today: the role of women in society, cultures of work and labor, and urban and community resilience. Her MANIFESTO FOR MAINTENANCE ART 1969! laid out the hidden, yet essential role of maintenance in Western society—and the radical implications of actively valuing rather than dismissing or hiding it | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park


A Chamber Music Celebration of Black History Month - Thurs, Feb. 23; 7:30 pm - A performance of works by African American composers and lyricists, including Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Maya Angelou. With performances by the violin, cello, and piano ensemble Warp Trio, percussionist Rick Martinez, and more. |Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights

“Beardo” - Fri, Feb. 24; 8 pm - This Russian indie rock musical explores the mad inner workings of Rasputin, the infamous mystic who used unconventional means to fight his way to the fall of the Russian monarchy. | St. John’s Lutheran Church, 155 Milton St. between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street., Greenpoint

Grace Kelly Quartet - Fri, Feb. 24; 8 pm - At the ripe old age of 24, this straight ahead jazz phenomenon and vocalist has released 10 albums, headlined more than 700 shows in 30 countries, and recorded or performed with notable musicians like Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Connick, Jr. Grace Kelly is a multi-award winner, most recently named "Alto Sax Player Of The Year" by Hot House Magazine's 2016 NYC Jazz Fans Awards. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing


Believer with Reza Aslan - Wed, Mar. 1; 7:30 pm - The new CNN Original Series Believer with Reza Aslan follows the best-selling author and scholar of religions as he immerses himself in customs and faith rituals around the globe. With Reza Aslan in conversation with John Fugelsang | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

“Eyes on the Prize” 30th Anniversary - Sat, Feb. 25; 11 am - 6 pm - A day-long screening of the 1987 television series about the civil rights movement, followed by a discussion with activists, storytellers, and documentarians.| Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights


Ridgewood Food & Drink Festival - Sat, Feb. 25; Noon - 6 pm - Presented by the Ridgewood Market, the festival will bring together a variety of local vendors. Some in attendance include Sabba’s Spicery with their spice blends for all types of cooking; the Ange Noir Cafe selling sweet & savory crepes, gluten-free options, French quiches and pastries; Sweet Dreams by Jen bringing cupcakes, cookies, pie pops and doughnuts; and Chocolate Calling offering organic, fair-trade, vegan chocolates and more.| The Footlight, 465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood

Museum Highlights - Sat, Feb. 25; Noon - 1 pm - Join our expert Museum Educators on a dramatic journey through the building of New York’s subway system, the evolution of the City’s surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

| New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place at Schermerhorn Street, Downtown

Winter Bird Walk - Sat, Feb. 25; 9:30 - 11:30 am - Walk around Oakland Lake accompanied by Nancy Tognan of the Queens County Bird Club to look for ducks, coots, grebes, swans, geese and more. Oakland Lake never completely freezes due to all of the spring water that constantly feeds into it. As a result, it becomes a freshwater duck magnet when other ponds are frozen. Meet at APEC at 9:30 for a brief orientation; learn to use binoculars and a field guide. Bring binoculars if you have them. Although this walk is free, pre-registration is required as space is limited. | Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Little Neck

Science Inspires Art: Food - Sun, Feb. 26; All day - This 18th art-science, juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. includes more than two dozen images of art that reflect on the topic of food from all angles: from the historical record to the elite haute-cuisine of today’s “molecular gastronomy”; as a physical material for making or inspiring art, or as a vehicle for stimulating important community discussion. Free with NYSCI admission.| New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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