Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 28 - August 4
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Listen to classic children's tales and stories with a jazzy twist at Flushing Town Hall on Saturday, July 30th.
Listen to classic children's tales and stories with a jazzy twist at Flushing Town Hall on Saturday, July 30th.
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Art

“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

Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk - Ongoing; All Day - The vision of Queens Museum guest curator Marc H. Miller and GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, the exhibition will be organized under a sequence of themes — places, events, songs, and artists.| Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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

Music

Angelique Kidjo’s Celia Cruz Tribute - Fri, July 29 - 7:30 pm - The Beninoise singer channels the Queen of Salsa with Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez. As part of BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.| Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street, Park Slope

Cruel Summer 80s Dance Party - Fri, July 29 - 8 pm - Live 10-piece 1980’s band The Engagements will kick summer right in the pants by playing all the classics from the decade of big hair and even bigger fun. | Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue, Gowanus

Joanna Wallfisch CD Release Show - Sun, July 31 - 7 pm - Joanna Wallfisch is a UK native, and just released her new album, Gardens in My Mind. She's been touted by the New York Times as a "sensitive and deep" artist. Her music is a delightful blend of jazz, classical, contemporary and pop! Joined by special guests Jesse Elder on piano and the Tomoki String Quartet. | National Sawdust, 80 N 6th St, Williamsburg

Film

Rural Route Film Festival - Sat, July 30 and Sun, July 31 - Check movingimage.us for times - The 12th annual Rural Route Film Festival is focused on stories of brave youth and their animal friends. The lineup includes a mix of new movies and classics, plus top-notch international short films. The festival opens on Friday, July 29 with a screening party at the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm. Visit ruralroutefilms.com for more information. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Family

The Cat Came Back: Stories & Songs with a Jazzy Twist - Sat, July 30th - 10:30am - In this family performance, April and her trio adds a new spin to some of our favorite folktales and nursery rhymes. $13 | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

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