Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 19 - May 26
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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Celestial Being, playing at Flushing Town Hall on Saturday, May 21, teaches kids that the different ways that we see things can be a wonderful gift.
Celestial Being, playing at Flushing Town Hall on Saturday, May 21, teaches kids that the different ways that we see things can be a wonderful gift.
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Art

“This Place” - Thurs, May 12 - 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

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

"Mischief, Mischief and More Mischief” - Fri, May 20 and Sat, May 21 - 7:30 p.m. - Gelsey Kirkland Ballet presents a night of drama, sensuous acrobatic ballet and hilarious comedy. Including renditions of "The Wedding Procession" by Leonid Yakobson, “Walpurgis Night” by Leonid Lavrovsky and, back by popular demand, “Harlequinade.” | Freddy’s Bar, 627 Fifth Ave., Dumbo

Film

Panorama Europe 2016 - Until May 22 - Visit MovingImage.us for times and schedule - From mind-bending genre experiments that reinvent the musical, sci-fi film, and horror movie, to gripping dramatic features and documentaries capturing the tenuous nature of modern life for a variety of wanderers and refugees, Panorama Europe 2016 is a vibrant selection of some of the finest and most riveting films coming out of Europe today. Filled with New York premieres, often with the filmmakers in person, this is a great opportunity to discover some of the most exciting new international filmmakers. Held in Queens and Manhattan | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Family

Celestial Being - Sat, May 21 - Workshop 1 p.m.; Performance 2:15 p.m.

Celeste is having a hard time at school; she can’t seem to make any friends in her class, so she decides she must be from outer space. With her hand-made spaceship, and a new boy in school, her adventures take a new turn. From the award-winning Green Thumb Theatre, Celestial Being explores the world of a young girl with a big imagination and her struggle making social connections. As we see the world through her eyes, and the tremendous color and joy that her inner world presents, we realize that seeing things differently can be a wonderful gift. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
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