Weekly Entertainment Calendar - March 31 - April 7
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Listen to the ultra successful artist Junko Ueno Garrett on Thursday, April 7 at Flushing Town Hall.
Listen to the ultra successful artist Junko Ueno Garrett on Thursday, April 7 at Flushing Town Hall.

“This Place” - Thurs, Mar. 31 - 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, April 2 - 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” - Wed, April 6 - 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


Darlene Love - Sat, April 2 - 8 pm - The legendary vocalist behind “Christmas Baby Please Come Home” performs. | Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd., Midwood

Ian Kay — A Musical Journey from Doo Wop to Jazz - Sat, April 2 - 8 pm - The New York Belles, Low Key Acappella, and Leon Petruzzi with the NY Little Big Band take us on a musical journey through the 20th century. Representing various periods of Ian’s life, this eclectic performance features selections from the Swing era 40s, Doo Wop 50s, Motown 60s, Disco 70s, and Jazz Fusion 80s. If you love great vocal harmony, Doo Wop, and swinging jazz, this is one concert not to be missed. |Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Lefrak Hall, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing

Lainie Kazan & Dick Capri - Sun, April 3 - 3 pm - Film, TV & Stage star Lainie Kazan returns to her roots and performs a selection of sultry standards. Stand-up comedian Dick Capri started in the Catskills and has taken the comedy world by storm. |Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside

Brooklyn Raga Massive Launch Party - Wed, April 6 - 8 pm - Brooklyn Raga Massive launches its Pioneer Works residency with three African and Indian artists: Awa Sangho, Orakel, and the band Afrika Meets India. | Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St., Red Hook

Tango, Soul & Passion: Piano Music from Japan & the Americas - Thurs, April 7 - 7 pm - Japan-born Junko Ueno Garrett has captivated audiences around the world with her colorful tone, poetry, expressiveness, dynamic technique, and wide range of repertoire. She began playing piano at the age of three, trained at the prestigious Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo studying under Professor Hiroshi Miura, and received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in the United States studying under Professor John Perry.| Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Julius Caesar - Until April 10 - 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


Kevin Geeks Out — Batman and Superman - Thurs, Mar. 31 - 9:30 pm - Comedian Kevin Maher and special guests determine which superhero is the best, supporting their arguments with film and television clips. | Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg

Goodbye, Dragon Inn - Sat, April 2 - 7 pm - With Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, Kiyonobu Mitamura, Chun Shih. It’s the last night for a crumbling movie theater in Taipei, and the film is Dragon Inn (1967), the seminal wuxia by Taiwan-based filmmaker King Hu. Filled with expertly timed sight gags, Goodbye, Dragon Inn is Tsai’s rueful backwards glance at the disappearance of the filmgoing culture of his youth—and one of the seminal films of the 21st century.| Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria


Quilt show - Sat, April 2 - 10 am - 6 pm - The Brooklyn Quilters Guild presents this year’s show that will feature more than 100 quilts made by members. Some will even be available for purchase - one 90 inch by 90 inch quilt will be set to be raffled off. It was created by Sylvia Hernandez and inspired by Edyta Sitar’s “Dreaming.” First prize is the quilt, second prize is a Pfaff sewing machine, and the third is a basket full of quilting supplies. Vendors, a silent auction, sewing and quilting demonstrations and local girl scout troops will be working on their textile badges. Children will play an “I Spy” game with prizes.| Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush

Block lab & studio - Sun, April 3 - 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

Little Makers: Super Soap Making - Sun, April 3 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Scrub a dub dub, make a soap to use in the tub! Mix and mold fun household ingredients to create a scented soap to take home.Recommended for children ages 18 months and older. | NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona

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