Weekly Entertainment Calendar - October 20 - October 27
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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Watch the live broadcast of Fox's "Rocky Horror Picture Show" with other fans at the Nitehawk Cinema.
Watch the live broadcast of Fox's "Rocky Horror Picture Show" with other fans at the Nitehawk Cinema.
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Art

First Annual Queens College Arts Festival - Featuring works that range from behind-the-scenes portraits of the NY Mets to cutting-edge performance art that invites viewer interaction, as well as dance, fine art, music, fashion, theater, mixed media and interdisciplinary works, the festival is free and open to the public. | Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Erasing Borders: Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora - Oct. 20 until Oct. 30 - In partnership with Indo American Arts Council, this exhibition features artists who have their heritage in one of the countries in the Indian subcontinent but who live and work in the United States. This group of multinational and intergenerational artists, curated by Vijay Kumar, reflects a broad range of life experiences and aesthetic values.|Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing

“Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present” pop-up shop - Thurs, Oct. 20 - 11 am - 6 pm - The shop, built to mimic a boxing ring, will offer products from Opening Ceremony’s new CLUB USA capsule collection. The collection draws inspiration from 1980s and 1990s sportswear, featuring block logos, composition book prints, and summer colors.|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

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

“Autumn” - Fri, Oct. 21 - 8 pm - A political drama written by Richard Wesley and directed by Walter Dallas, “Autumn” explores the conflicts that arise when aspirations collide across a generational divide marked by sharply different political agendas. | Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush avenues, Downtown

“Love Jones the Musical” - Sat, Oct. 22 - 3 pm - A fusion of an A-List musical line with a movie title that is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon! Starring Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, and more. | Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Flatbush

St. Lukes Chamber Ensemble - Sun, Oct. 23 - 9 pm - St. Luke’s explores storytelling through music through the works of Chevalier de Saint-George – a Classical-era composer of African descent, who was well regarded among the ranks of Haydn and Mozart.Participants will be invited to write short stories about their communities, and hear them come to life through music. Musical instruments will be provided.| Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing

Film

Brooklyn Horror Fest: Rocky Horror Picture Show - Thurs, Oct. 20 - 8 pm - FOX TV Watch party. $3-$5 | Syndicated, 40 Bogart Street, Williamsburg

The 35th Anniversary Asbury Short Film Concert - Fri, Oct. 21 - 7:30 pm - Asbury Shorts is New York City’s longest running non-competitive exhibition of award-winning short films. Oscar Nominees, US film festival “Best of Show” winners, and international honorees are featured in the fast paced and highly entertaining program.| Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing

Halloween Series - Oct. 22 & 23 - 11:30am - Bringing “brunch and a movie” to life since 2011! Tonight’s feature: Ghostbusters $12-16 | Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg

Old Stone - Preview Screening - Sun, October 23 - 4 pm - In Johnny Ma’s engrossing debut, a Chinese taxi driver finds himself in a Kafkaesque nightmare. Beginning as a gritty social-realist drama and becoming a blood-drenched noir, Old Stone follows the repercussions of a car accident. When a drunken passenger causes Lao Shi to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, and the cabbie drives the victim to the hospital, checks him in…and finds himself liable for the man’s medical bills. His selfless act exposes a society rife with bureaucratic indifference. On the verge of losing everything, Lao Shi (in a magnificent performance by Chen Gang) has to resort to desperate measures to survive. With director Johnny Ma in person | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-001 35th Avenue, Astoria

Family/Kids

Treehouse Shakers: Olive & Pearl - Thurs, Oct. 20 & Fri, Oct. 21 ; 11 am - Centered on thematic elements of home, it is the story of a young girl, Olive, who is lovingly being raised by her Granny, Pearl. Through their day Granny builds fires, warms tea, makes meals and has a comforting lap with safe arms to rock Olive to sleep. The characters play fairy house, go on an imaginary journey to the moon and learn the Jig. Metaphors of home are woven throughout the set and story with both puppets and movement. Home is not only the structure of one’s house, but the place one longs for. Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, Olive & Pearl is a supportive performance first for the very young.| Green Space, 37-24 24th Street, Long Island City

Dia De Los Muertos - Day of the Dead celebration - Sat, Oct.22 ; 10 am - 5 pm - Join with Sonia De Los Santos of Dan Zane and Friends and celebrate a Day of the Dead holiday that includes live music, arts and crafts and fun activities. Children learn about the origins of this holiday and its traditions through art and animal programs for kids of all ages. | Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights

Hansel & Gretel - Sat, Oct 22 ; 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm - A marionette version of the fairy tale, with folk songs from Humperdinck’s opera. Suitable for children 3 years and older. Reservations suggested.| PuppetWorks , 80 Underhill Ave., Park Slope

Spooktacular Celebration - Fri, October 28 - 1-2:30 pm - For ages 18 onths to 4 years old with parent participation. Kick off your Halloween celebration with fun activities. Come in costume to play gaes and make Halloween crafts. Pick a pumpkin from our mini-pumpkin patch. Enjoy live music and create a frightfully tasty treat. Stop by our "Cockroach Corral" to touch and observe roaches. Hunt for wiggly worms at the "Exploration Station." |Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
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