Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 3 to Dec. 9
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Participating artists will sell jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings and more at Flushing Town Hall on December 6.
Participating artists will sell jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings and more at Flushing Town Hall on December 6.
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Art

“Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World” - Thurs, Dec. 3; 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

How Cats Took Over the Internet- Exhibition - Friday, Dec. 4, All day - The Museum of the Moving Image presents “ How Cats Took Over the Internet”. This exhibition, which includes screenings and live events, looks at the phenomenon of cats online and how they have transfixed a generation of web users. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria

“Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn” - Sat, Dec. 5, 11 am to 6 pm - BHS’s photography and correspondence collection reveals the personal stories of Brooklyn soldiers and their families during the American Civil War, uncovering tales that are often moving, light-hearted, and tragic at the same time.| Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights

A Christmas Carol - Sat, Dec. 5, 2pm and 6 pm - This fresh and fast paced MUSICAL production transports audiences to Victorian England where they journey with the iconic Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three transformational spirits from his past, present, and future who change his life forever. A classic story of redemption and forgiveness, A Christmas Carol is the perfect theatre experience for everyone this holiday season. | Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave S, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Zhang Hongtu - Wed, Dec. 9, 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

The Raft - Fri, Dec. 4; 12pm to 6 pm - “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. between Nassau and Wythe Avenues, Williamsburg

New Brew’s Festivus Fugal Fete - Fri, Dec.4, 8 pm - Opera on Tap celebrates the music of winter with songs by Raphael Fusco, Gilda Lyons, David Lang, Tom Cipullo and new arrangements by Kamala Sankaram. | Barbes, 376 Ninth St. at Sixth Avenuee, Park Slope

Metropolitan Opera Guild: Opera in your Neighborhood! - Sat, Dec. 5, 3 to 5 pm - Part of Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc. Join the Metropolitan Opera Guild and the Metropolitan Opera to explore the magical world of opera - singing, characters, costumes, music and words. Create a mini-opera about the neighborhood and much more. Recommended for all ages and families. Free.| Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

Film

Mono No Aware IX

Fri, Dec. 4; 7 pm to 1 am

An annual festival of expanded cinema and installations, Mono No Aware provides a platform for 32 international artists to incorporate the moving image on film and proto-cinematic elements into a variety of art forms, durational and sculptural. | Lightspace Studios, 1115 Flushing Ave., Bushwick

Family

The Great Northeast Cheese Fest - Sat, Dec. 5 - 6 pm to 9 pm - Celebrate the region’s finest artisanal cheeses from nutty sheep’s milk tommes and sharp Cheddars to creamy triple cremes and tangy goat cheeses. Taste more than 60 different cheeses and meet the makers to learn about their cheeses. Beverage pairings will include beer, wine, cider, and spirits.| Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

28th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour - Sun, Dec. 6 - Stop by seven historic houses in Queens as they ring in the holiday season with educating those who attend about the history of these sites. Along with that, people will be treated to fun activities and delightful refreshments, as well receive insight as to what life was like in these houses during the holidays. $20. Visit www.queenshistoricalsociety.org/ for more info.

Gingerbread Lane - Ongoing ; 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

Winter Holiday Festival & Holiday Market - Sun., Dec. 6 - Artists and Crafts people from the Queens area will be selling jewelry, paper goods, ceramics, art and more at the market from 1 pm to 5 pm. Celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas & Kwanzaa with an art-making workshop and storytelling at the festival from 1 pm to 4 pm. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

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