Weekly Entertainment Calendar - October 15-21
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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Watch the Indian film that celebrates the toughness of American gangster films on Oct. 15 at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Watch the Indian film that celebrates the toughness of American gangster films on Oct. 15 at the Museum of the Moving Image.
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Art

“Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World” - Fri, Oct. 16 - 11 am to 6 pm - An exhibition of celebrated Puerto Rican-Born painter Francisco Oller in transnational context, with paintings and works on paper by Oller, his predecessors, and his contemporaries in the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States.| Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights

Handmade Abstract - Fri, Oct. 16 - 10 am to 8 pm - “Handmade Abstract” showcases 13 artists at varying stages of their careers, dedicated to the visual language of abstraction in everyday, physical realities through a variety of mediums.|BRIC Arts Media House, 647 Fulton St., Fort Greene

Open House New York Weekend - Sat, Oct. 17 - Sun, Oct. 18 - 11 am to 4 pm - The 13th annual OHNY weekend celebrates architecture and urban design. Meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Foundations of Caligraphy - Sat,Oct. 17 - 11 am to 12 pm - Learn about the history of calligraphy, and the basics of its technique from Rome through the Middle Ages, and the Arts & Crafts revival of the 19th century. | QED Astoria, 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Debut Novelists Tanwi Nandini Islam and Angela Flournoy in Conversation - Sat, Oct. 17 - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Join debut novelists Tanwi Nandini Islam (Bright Lines) and Angela Flournoy (The Turner House) as they discuss notions of family, home, displacement, loss, and belonging to multiple geographies. The conversation will cover the ways in which the authors are navigating these themes through their literature. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Par

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception - Sun, Oct. 18 - The opening reception for the exhibitions Zhang Hongtu and Catalyst: New Projects by Meredith James, Kameelah Rasheed, and Casey Tang. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Music/Dance

Cowboys & Coasts: The Music of Colombia - Fri, Oct. 16 - 8 p.m. - A double headliner evening featuring Grupo Rebolu, with traditional Afro-Colombian folk music that is rich in energy, history and danceability: Cumbia, Gaita, Tambora, Bullerengue, and more, and Cimarrón performing the festive joropo, in a breathtaking program combining Andalusian, Indigenous Indian and African roots, with harp, bandola, cuatro, bass, cajon, maracas and high-pitched voices.| Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Fushing

Riyaaz Qawwali - Sat, Oct.17 - 7 pm - With lively rhythmic cycles, gripping melodies and inspirational poetry, Riyaaz Qawwali, an American-based ensemble from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, returns to the roots of the ecstatic form of the 700 year old music tradition of Qawwali. They represent the diversity and plurality of South Asia, while conveying a universal message of oneness and joy that transcends religious and political boundaries. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Fushing

AfroFutureQueer Saturgay - Sat, Oct. 17 - All day - A full day of performances related to the queer black future, hosted by Cheeky LaShae. Dance scholar Thomas DeFrantz performs “where think going?” at 2 pm, interdisciplinary artists Doggdays at 5 pm, and dancer Niv Acosta performs “Theory-ography” at 8 pm.| Jack, 505 Waverly Ave., Clinton Hill

Fable - Until Sat, Oct. 17 - 3 to 5:30 pm - The production features a giant, sound-reactive enclosure that showcases a different, acclaimed musician for each of the six performances, a 360-degree sound environment and an expansive array of transforming light systems from floor to ceiling. | Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth

“France and Russia” Concert - Sun, Oct. 18 - 2 pm - Russian-American pianist Natasha Paremski joins St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble for music by Prokofiev, Debussy, Chausson, and the French-inspired Copland. | Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights

Film

Bombay Velvet Screening - Thurs, Oct. 15 - 7 a.m. - Bombay Velvet is a brilliant ode to American gangster films in the form of Bollywood spectacle. Steeped in the glamour and dangers of 1960s Bombay nightlife, the story follows Johnny Balraj, a small-time boxer-turned-club owner as he becomes drawn into an underworld of organized crime and its deceptions while trying to win the heart of jazz singer Rosie. The film is in Hindi with English subtitles. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Naked Childhood (L’enfance nue) Screening - Fri, Oct. 16 - A film following a troubled orphan being shunted between foster families until he begins to hope that he has discovered a home. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Senior Film series - The Searchers - Wed, Oct. 21 - 2 to 5 pm - This 1956 film is a classic Western that follows John Wayne in his obsessive quest to recover his niece who was abducted as a child in an Indian raid. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Family/Kids

Well Played: The Blackwell Series by Wadjet Eye Games - Fri, Oct. 16 - 4 pm - Play along as Rosa and her ghost sidekick Joey solve murder mysteries in New York City within this video game series. There will aslo be a discussion led by game developer Dave Gilbert and scholar Clara Fernandez-Vara. Gaming begins at 4 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Teen Digital Media Lab - Fri, Oct. 16 - 4 p.m. - Hang out with friends. Eat pizza. Make something. Design jams at Museum of the Moving Image are a unique opportunity to get exclusive access to the Museum, to share in your favorite kinds of media-making, or to experiment with something new. They’ll be working with everything from vintage arcade games to web-based hacking tools as we explore the Museum’s collection in fun and innovative ways. All levels of experience are welcome. Ages 14 and up. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

The Amazing Maize Maze - Sat, Oct. 17 - 11 am to 4:30 pm - Fun for both kids and adults, navigate through the 3-acre maze by finding clues and solving puzzles. Occuring on weekends until October 25. | Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

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