Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Jan. 14 to Jan. 21
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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During a special Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, listen and watch the legendary BeBe Winans perform on January 17th.
During a special Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, listen and watch the legendary BeBe Winans perform on January 17th.
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Resorts World Casino has you covered with a musical freestyle takeover on January 16th.
Resorts World Casino has you covered with a musical freestyle takeover on January 16th.
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Art

Tat It Up - Thurs, Jan. 14 - 12 to 6 pm - An art show where tattoo and street artists create their interpretation of tattoo art on canvas and on Boundless Brooklyn’s water tower kits. | Grumpy Bert, 82 Bond St. between Atlantic Avenue and State Street, Boerum Hill

“Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn” - Thurs, Jan. 14, 11 am to 6 pm - BHS’s photography and correspondence collection reveals the personal stories of Brooklyn soldiers and their families during the American Civil War, uncovering tales that are often moving, light-hearted, and tragic at the same time.| Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights

“American Home” - Sat, Jan. 16, 11 am to 6 pm - Nadine Boughton’s collage pieces combine 1950s pulp adventure images with immaculate images of suburban homes from the same era. | United Photo Industries, 16 Main St. , Dumbo

My First Time: A Stand Up and Storytelling Show - Wed, Jan. 20, 9 to 10:30 pm - It’s all fun and games until somebody loses…their virginity. Whether you were 16 or 30, at the senior prom, spring break ’98, your wedding night, or a quickie in the dorm before your college roommate got back, everybody’s got a first time story.

Angela Cobb (She-Devil Comedy Festival) presents some of NYC’s best stand-up comics and storytellers as they share hilarious accounts of their first sexual experiences. | Q.E.D. Astoria, 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Zhang Hongtu - Until Feb. 28, All day - Featuring more than 90 objects, Zhang Hongtu showcases the artist’s multifaceted and unceasing creativity in diverse styles and media. The earliest works date from Zhang’s art studies as a youth in Beijing, and follow his life during Chairman Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution. Ongoing until February 28, 2016| Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park’

How Cats Took Over the Internet- Exhibition - Until Jan. 31 , All day - The Museum of the Moving Image presents “ How Cats Took Over the Internet”. This exhibition, which includes screenings and live events, looks at the phenomenon of cats online and how they have transfixed a generation of web users. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria

Music/Dance

Opera on Tap’s 10th Birthday Bash - Thurs, Jan. 14 - 7 p.m. - Opera on Tap has been bringing opera to the uninitiated in bars, rock venues, and other alternative spaces since 2005. The group celebrates its 10th anniversary with a raucous night of opera, beer, raffles, a silent auction and more merrymaking, with Liveband Karaoke from 10 pm–midnight.|Freddy’s Bar, 627 Fifth Ave., Greenwood Heights

Live Music and Events at Trans-Pecos - Thurs, Jan. 14 - 9 pm - FLATBOX presents Creepoid, Future Punx, Bambara, Tempers|Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood

Freestyle Takeover - Sat, Jan. 16 - 8 p.m. - Featuring TKA/K7, Johnny O, Cynthia, Noel, Coro and many others! | Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, Jamaica

31st Annual Golden Festival - Fri, Jan. 15 & Sat, Jan. 16 - 7 p.m. - More than 60 bands play Balkan music during this two-day festival. Tickets are $35 for Friday, $55 for Saturday, or $80 for both days. | The Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave., Park Slope

Film

First Look Festival 2016 - Ongoing until Jan. 24 - This showcase for inventive new international cinema is back this year with various New York and U.S. premieres. The lineup includes more than 50 films and digital works of varying lengths from Argentina, Austria, Canada, Cuba, Egypt, France, Iceland, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. There will be a special focus this year on the love of cinema, art, and the practice of filmmaking, as well as a strong focus on avant-garde films engaged with the physicality of the medium. In addition, the Festival will include a retrospective selection of films (including Johnny Guitar and The Limits of Control) that have a direct relationship to some of the new films. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Family/Kids

“Legend Has It” - Fri, Jan. 15 - 7 pm - Original production created by Rebecca Northan, with Renée Amber, Bruce Horak, Mark Meer & Jamie Northan - suitable for children 8 and older Plus a Q&A with the actors. The play takes place in the mystical realm of Jarõ, a fantasy world full of goblins, wizards and swords. | BAM Kids, 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers - Sat, Jan. 16 - 2:15 pm - Under the direction of Louis Mofsie (Hopi & Winnebago tribes), Thunderbird American Indian Dancers began 52 years ago as a group of teens who learned the songs and dances of their tribes in order to preserve them. Their teachers were their elders and relatives. Performers use the traditional movements, clothing, and instruments of the Iroquois, Northeast Woodlands and Southwest tribes and the Great Plains people. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing

Little Makers: Edible Play Dough - Sun, Jan. 17 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm - Playing with your food can sometimes be fun! Explore new ingredients and mix up a batch of your own edible play dough. Recommended for children ages 18 months and older. $8 per family, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $5 per family.) Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and oobleck. | NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

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