Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Nov. 12 to Nov. 18
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The classic book is being made into a play by Queens Theatre.
The classic book is being made into a play by Queens Theatre.
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Art

Boundless Tales Reading Series - Thurs, Nov. 12, 7 to 8:30 pm - Stop by the shop to hear readings from Joanne Chin, Ruth Danon, Tony Paterniti, and Rich Watson. | Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street, Astoria

“Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World” - Thurs, Nov. 12, 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

“Tokyo International Photography Competition” - Fri, Nov.13, 11 am to 6 pm - United Photo Industries presents an exhibition of the winners of the third annual Tokyo International Photography Competition. Eight photographers from around the world were selected by an illustrious jury of photography experts; come see the winner’s exhibition!|United Photo Industries, 16 Main St., Dumbo

To Kill a Mockingbird - Fri, Nov. 13, 2 pm and 8 pm - Witness the classic stage adaption from the novel by Harper Lee about a lawyer defending a wrongly accused African American man of rape in an Alabama town run under prejudice and stereotypical circumstances. | Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave S, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Immiscible Cohesion - Sat, Nov. 14, 11 am to 6 pm - This exhibit of new works by Daniel Zeller features black and white ink drawings on paper and a large-scale sculpture. | Pierogi Gallery,177 N. Ninth St., Williamsburg

Zhang Hongtu - Fri, Nov. 6 - All day, Featuring more than 90 objects, Zhang Hongtu showcases the artist’s multifaceted and unceasing creativity in diverse styles and media. The earliest works date from Zhang’s art studies as a youth in Beijing, and follow his life during Chairman Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution. Ongoing until February 28, 2016| Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Music/Dance

Devin Bing - Fri, Nov. 13, 7 pm - The crooner introduces the audience to the America’s most treasured jazz songs, from “Fly Me To The Moon” to “I’ve Got The World On A String” to “Moody’s Mood For Love.” | On Stage at Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Manhattan Beach

Celebrating America Veterans Day Program by Quintet of the Americas - Sat, Nov. 14, 2 to 4 pm - Queens’ renowned woodwind quintet will present a program including John Philip Sousa’s Liberty Bell March, William Mayer’s Yankee Doodle Fanfare, Arkansas Reel by Queens’ composer James Cohn, and a George M. Cohan Medley arr. Paul Nagle, which includes Give My Regards to Broadway, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Mary’s a Grand Old Name, Forty-five Minutes from Broadway and Yankee Doodle Bugle Boy.| Beacon Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 140 Beach 113th Street, Rockaway Park

New York Philharmonic: Very Young People’s Concert - Sat, Nov. 14, 2 to 4 pm - Part of Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc. Join Philippe the Penguin and musicians of the New York Philharmonic on a musical playground and share in the fun of music. Very Young People’s Concerts combine games, storytelling, and great music in one fun-filled hour that unlocks children’s imagination and talent. Recommended for ages 3-6 with families. Community Artist Workshop offered before concert 2-3 pm. | Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

The Raft- Sun, Nov. 15 - “The Raft” is a multi-channel video and sound installation by artists Rico Gatson and Chris Larson, who perform on top of a moveable platform measuring 10 square feet. Surrounded by various detritus, they play records from their personal collection spanning the legacy of popular music. | The Boiler, 191 N. 14th St., Greenpoint

Force Majeure Vaudeville - Sun, Nov. 15, 9pm - Force Majeure Vaudeville’s monthly show showcases top performers from the worlds of circus, burlesque, street dance, and variety arts as it continues to redefine vaudeville for a modern audience. And not bowties and dusty jokes - it means skilled novelty performers in rapid-fire sequence. | The Cobra Club, 6 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick

Film

Consumed - Thurs, Nov. 12 ; 7:30 pm - A special screening of the thriller about genetically-modified food starring Danny Glover, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Anthony Edwards. Reserve tickets at https://gathr.us/screening/reserve/13334 | Court Street Stadium 12, 106 Court St., Brooklyn Heights

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2015: Music Driven - Fri, Nov. 13 to Sun, Nov. 15 - The Nitehawk Shorts Festival presents “Music Driven.” take a look at the early days and current state of the music video. Featured films include “Limb and Neck” by Crown the Invisible, “Canal” by Ratking. | Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg

Senior Film Series - Wed, Nov. 18 - A film series that expands on the themes of pursuit of freedom, construction of narratives and collision of cultures. Each film screened then follows a post-screening discussion. The Sapphires (2012): In Australia, a talent scout (Chris O’Dowd) enlists four talented Aboriginal women to sing Motown for U.S. troops during the Vietnam War. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Family/Kids

Before We Grew - Sat, Nov. 14; 9:30 am - Designed to engage children at all developmental levels, “Before We Grew” Brooklyn of the past in a multi-sensory story that welcomes children of all ages to explore history. | The Old Stone House, 336 Third St., Park Slope

NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Leaf Crunch 2015 - Sat, Nov. 14; 10 am to 1 pm - Lend a hand in your neighborhood by raking up leaves during this fall season. Just bring yourself, your family and your friends to contribute, as the leaves that are collected will be composted locally and donated to local greening projects. Upon arrival, utilities and snacks will be available. | Forest Park, Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue, Richmond Hill

Gingerbread Lane - Sat, Nov. 14; All day - Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread village for 2013 and 2014 and will compete for its third consecutive Guinness World Record this year. | NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

Rocket Park Mini Golf - Sun, Nov. 15; 10 am to 6 p.m. - Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more. $6 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, plus general NYSCI admission. | NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

Long Island City Tours: Queens Cool Uncovered - Sun, Nov.8, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. - With this tour of Long Island City, one can become exposed to an array of features in this neighborhood. Witness the art scene representing the history and culture of Long Island City, visit different artistic studios and galleries, enjoy a meal at one of the many eateries, have a drink at the microbrewery or take in the Queens nightlife atop an amazing rooftop lounge. Along with those aforementioned sights, tour goers will also see the industrial section of Long Island City, pivotal to understanding the industrial history of New York City itself, and will be able to take in the skyscrapers of Manhattan all from no place else other than Queens. | Location to be determined upon purchase, Long Island City

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