Weekly Entertainment Calendar - May 20
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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All-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache joins Greek singer Yianni Papastefanou for a cultural mix on stage on May 22.
All-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache joins Greek singer Yianni Papastefanou for a cultural mix on stage on May 22.
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Watch Brazilian cinemas featuring the film “She Comes Back on Thursdays” on May 22 as part of the O Brazil series at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Watch Brazilian cinemas featuring the film “She Comes Back on Thursdays” on May 22 as part of the O Brazil series at the Museum of the Moving Image.
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Art

The Royal Blossom - Thurs, May 21, 12 p.m. - Renowned Korean folk artist Jai Choon Kim presents her Korean Folk Art for the first time in the United States. Her art, influenced by exquisite royal palace paintings of the Chosun Dynasty, focuses on natural elements such as flowers, insects and birds. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Benefit Gala Art Exhibition 2015 -Thurs, May 21, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. - An evening to celebrate Brooklyn arts. Each ticket holder is guaranteed a work of art from participating Wagmag galleries. | The Boiler, 191 N. 14th St., Williamsburg

Extracts from Silent -Sat, May 23, 12 p.m. - A group art exhibition featuring contemporary artists and their 2d and 3d works. | ArtistRun Gallery, 36-31 22nd St., Long Island City

Two Trees in Balance - Mon, May 25, 10 a.m. - Gabriela Albergaria’s work involving nature includes photography, drawing and sculptures. | Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City

Pancake Ferrari - Tues, May 26, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. - An inaugural exhibition featuring new paintings and a floor-to-ceiling installation of works from artist Brian Leo. | Alt Space, 41 Montrose Ave., Bushwick

Music/Dance

Global Mashup #4: Mexico Meets Greece -Fri, May 22, 7 p.m. - Mariachi Flor de Toloache, NYC’s only female mariachi band, joins Yianni Papastefanou, a traditional Greek singer and recording artist for a mash-up of two cultures on one stage. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Brazilian Rhythms - Fri, May 22, 7:30 p.m. - DanceAfrica celebrates the African culture through dance, music and film. | BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene

Heartbreak - Sat, May 23, 8 p.m. - Ariell Stress’ theater performance follows a man who is on the brink of retirement after 30 ears of running a successful building company. | The Bushwick Starr, 207 Starr St., Bushwick

Angeles/Almas - Sun, May 24, 2 p.m. - Premieres of three dances presented by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s Angeles Martinete, Ausencua Martinete and Seguiriya. | BAM Fisher building, 321 Ashland Place, Boerum Hill

The Who - Wed, May 26, 7:30 p.m. - The legendary rock and roll band will celebrate their 50-year legacy. | Barclay’s Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill

Film

Masaki Kobayashi and Tatsuya Nakadai - Sat, May 24, 10:30 a.m. - Legend has it that the director Kobayashi discovered the young actor Nakadai working as a shop clerk in Tokyo and, casting him in a small part in his film The Thick-Walled Room (1953), gave Nakadai his first role, initiating one of the most legendary collaborations in all of Japanese cinema. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Ric Burns Documentary Screening - Wed, May 27, 7:30 p.m. - Weekly screening of a film by American filmmaker Ric Burns. | The Diamond, 43 Franklin St., Greenpoint

O Brazil: Contemporary Brazilian Cinema - Fri, May 22, 7 p.m. - Films on music as a source of inspiration for the story as well as part of the everyday soundtrack. Featured is “She Comes Back on Thursday.”| Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Family/Kids

Road Mapping for Parents of Children with Special Needs - Thurs, May 21, 6 p.m. - Join Borough President Eric Adams to discuss the different services available for parents of children with special needs. | Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Downtown

Blood Red Roses - Fri, May 22, 7:45 p.m. - The Female Pirate Project is a shadow puppet show on the history of female pirates. | Waterfront Barge Museum, 290 Conover St. near Reed St., Red Hook

World’s Fair Train Show - Sat, May 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere. The whole family can grab the “express” for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden. Ongoing until Monday, May 25. | Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

Science Playground - Sun, May 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.- Children get to explore science through slides, seesaws, climbing webs and a water play area. | New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

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