Weekly Entertainment Calendar - March 24 to March 31
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Listen to the newest project from Korean world music ensemble Jeong Ga Ak Hoe on Thursday, March 31 at Flushing Town Hall.
Listen to the newest project from Korean world music ensemble Jeong Ga Ak Hoe on Thursday, March 31 at Flushing Town Hall.
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Art

“This Place” - Thurs, Mar. 24 - 10am to 11p.m. - The Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibition “This Place” explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers. | Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights

Irving Penn — Women, Warriors - Sat, March 26 - 12 pm - 5 pm - An exhibition of the photographer’s posed nudes from 1949 and his ethnographic photos from the 1970s. | Masters Projects, 91 Waters St., Dumbo

“Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn” - Sat, March 26 - 12 pm to 5 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., Brooklyn Heights

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

Aurora & Zon del Barrio - Fri, March 25 - 8 pm - A hip-shaking, funk-based journey through 100 years of Latin salsa, plena, and boogaloo music from the African Diaspora to the streets of New York. A high-energy musical extravaganza that celebrates Nuyorican tradition and culture led by bandleader, composer, and historian Aurora Flores with the 15-piece orchestra Zon Del Barrio and dancers. Tribute to Cuban Trumpeter Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros| Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Handel’s Messiah - Sun, March 27 - 6 pm - The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture and the Schiller Institute present Parts 2 and 3 of Handel’s great work. With full chorus, orchestra and soloists.|Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 98 Richards St., Red Hook

Biannual International Electroacoustic Music Festival - Tues, March 29 to Thurs, March 31 - Times Vary - Cutting-edge work from masters and emerging talent. Visit bcmusic.org for more information.|Brooklyn College Studio 312, Roosevelt Hall Extension, 2900 Bedford Ave., Midwood

Julius Caesar - Starting Fri, March 25 - Titan closes its season with a signature take on Shakespeare’s political drama Julius Caesar. When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his fellow Senators resolve that his ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. Titan delivers an innovative & action packed production directed & conceived by renowned American director, Jack Young. | Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Jeong Ga Ak Hoe - Thurs, March 31 - 7 pm - Presented in collaboration with Korean Cultural Center NY, Korean world music ensemble Jeong Ga Ak Hoe presents their newest project Akdan Gwangchil - a contemporary interpretation of the high spirits of Korean folk music from Hwanghae-do, the western province of North Korea. In celebration of 70 years of Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule, JGAH aims to express the true meaning of liberation and South Korea’s desire for reunification. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Fri-Sun, April 1-3 - Check queenstheatre.org for times - The legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes the stage in this witty, fast paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. The clever Holmes skillfully maneuvers the twisted web of London’s most intriguing cases with his split second deductions revealing intimate and useful details of a person’s life. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s vivid characters jump from the page weaving a tale of mystery, suspense and intrigue. | Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Film

Movie Freak: A Day With Owen Gleiberman - Sat, March 26 - Starting at 2 pm - Film critic Owen Gleiberman’s funny, impassioned, eye-opening memoir of movie fanaticism, Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies (Hachette, 2016) offers the ultimate inside view of what the life of a critic is really all about. Gleiberman writes with confessional candor about his doomed friendship with Pauline Kael and his obsessive search for pleasure and beauty, and he looks at what criticism is becoming in the new age of digital groupthink. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Booze and Books — “The Best of Everything” - Mon, March 28 - 7 pm - A screening of the 1950s film about secretaries on Madison Avenue, followed by a discussion with the author of “Mad Men Carousel” and critics Alan Sepinwall and Emily Nussbaum.| Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg

Family

Block lab & studio - Sat, Mar. 26 - 10 am - 1 pm - Visitors explore the many facets of what it means to live with others and contribute to the communities they call home. In BCM’s new 2nd floor Studio, which focuses on art and architecture, artist James Paulius’ Sky Village installation invites visitors to use their building skills by creating communities in the sky with wood blocks and pegs. Early engineering skills are also honed in this space through open block play with large Imagination Playground blocks and table top sized Kapla Planks and Magnatiles.| Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave, Crown Heights

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic - Sun, March 20 ; 11 am, 3 pm and 7 pm - This production is presented by Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt and features all the music, and unforgettable Disney moments of your favorite adventures. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters surprise and delight every visitor. See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun.| Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush

Tinker It Sundays - Sun, March 27; 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm - Build, explore and create with tinkering activities at this free workshop. | NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona
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