Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 23 - June 30
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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The Puppetry Arts Festival is coming to Brooklyn this weekend! Stop by The Old Stone House on Saturday, June 25.
The Puppetry Arts Festival is coming to Brooklyn this weekend! Stop by The Old Stone House on Saturday, June 25.
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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

“False Dichotomy: Printmaking/High Technology” artist panel discussion - Fri, June 24 - All day - This pop-up exhibition centers on fine art printmaking that intersects with, depends upon, and even conquers high technology. The artists have utilized data, performance, and other technologies to produce a new way to look at technology and art.| The Gowanus Studio Space, 166 Seventh Street, Gowanus

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/Dance

¡Cubanismo! Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - Fri, June 24 - 7:30 p.m. - Dance band ¡Cubanismo! approaches Cuban music with both a reverence for tradition and an outward-reaching flare. Joined by Afro-Cuban musician Lemvo. | Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park, Park Slope

SummerStage 2016 - Sun,Jun 26 - The festival opens with a big night of music on June 26 in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park featuring R&B star, Ginuwine. Programming will continue throughout July in Socrates Sculpture Park and Queensbridge Park both in Long Island City. Visit http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage/ for more info| Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre No-No Boy - Sun, June 26 - 2:30 pm - Adapted from the groundbreaking novel by John Okada into a screenplay by Ken Narasaki, No-No Boy is a dramatization of the iconic text that explores the repercussions of choices made during wartime, internment and the affect on family, friends and community. Directed by Pan Asian veteran artist Ron Nakahara, this powerful and timely story is relevant to anyone searching for their place in an unsettled world and following one’s conscience. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

Katz Concert Series - Tues, June 28th - 6pm - Yoel Sharahi & Band perform.Visit www.QueensBP.org/KatzConcerts for more info. | MacDonald Park, 70th Road, Forest Hills

Film

These Birds Walk - Fri, June 24 - 7:30 pm - In Karachi, Pakistan, a runaway boy’s life hangs on one critical question: Where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place? Simultaneously heart-wrenching and life-affirming, These Birds Walk documents the struggles of wayward street children and the Samaritans looking out for them in this ethereal and inspirational story of resilience. With directors Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq in person | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Family

Coney Island Circus Sideshow - Thurs, June 23 - 1 - 8 pm - Sideshows by the Seashore is one of the last in the USA where you can experience the thrill of a traditional circus sideshow. They’re here, they’re real and they’re alive -- see freaks, wonders and human curiosities! The performance goes on all day, so stop by for 45 minutes to get the whole experience. | Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., Coney Island

Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn - Sat, June 25 - 11 am - 3 pm - Puppetry Arts New York hosts its annual kid-friendly celebration with an array of puppet-making crafts, games, prizes, and special guests including Star Wars characters! | The Old Stone House, 336 Third Street, Park Slope

Brick Fest Live - Until Sunday, June 26 - All Day - Play with huge attractions built to set your imagination free and witness mind-blowing creations made entirely of this timeless toy at Brick Fest Live.Visit nysci.org for more information.|New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

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