Weekly Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 10 to Dec. 16
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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On Sunday, December 13, watch the movie ‘Court,’ which was India’s submission to the Academy Awards.
On Sunday, December 13, watch the movie ‘Court,’ which was India’s submission to the Academy Awards.
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Art

“Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World” - Thurs, Dec. 10 - 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. 11 - 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

Jonah Groeneboer, Double Mouth Feedback - Sat, Dec. 12 - 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Double Mouth Feedback is a multi-channel sound installation by Jonah Groeneboer, in collaboration with Bruno Coviello.The source material for this project is generated from vocal recordings from participants including Jeanine Oleson, Malik Gaines, Nath Ann Carrera, and Raul De Nieves among others. The recordings were created in response to a series of prompts asking the participants to manifest their experience of gender through vocal sound.

The installation incorporates the material aspects of sound, using wave patterns, interference phenomena, and vocal superposition to structure the composition. Multiple Frequencies, pitch shifts, and expressions are woven together to collectively imagine a more inclusive and expansive gender system. This exhibit runs through Monday, December 28. |MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City

Zhang Hongtu - Tues, Dec.15 - 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

“Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn”

Wed, Dec. 16 - 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

Music/Dance

The Raft - Fri, Dec. 11 - 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

Kkuns – Master Players - Fri, Dec. 11, 8 pm - Dongrak Performing Arts Group from Korea presents the country’s master players – Kkun’s – the essence of Korean traditional music and dance rarely seen in one place. From the fast rhythmic hwimori and highly entertaining buna (spinning dishes) to drum dance and ritual music, audiences will be entertained and engaged in the performance with a full range of emotions. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

Corona Youth Music Orchestra Concert of Light - Fri, Sat, Dec. 12 - 4 to 5:30 pm - Celebrate the season of lights with the Corona Youth Music Project, in a showcase of all our ensembles: around 200 children presenting holidays music and compositions by Leopold Mozart, Jean Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and John Williams.| Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Reform at 50: Colombian Migrations and Identities in NYC since 1965 - Sat, Dec. 12 - 5 to 6 pm - This program looks at the contributions of the Colombian immigrants, and how they might illuminate the current discussion of immigration reform. The program presents a lecture by ethnomusicologist and FolkCOLOMBIA Musica y Danza project director Dr. Jorge Arevalo Mateus (Center for Traditional Music and Dance), with a performance by Colombian musician and marimba de chonta player Diego Obregon.| Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Film

The Humans of Sesame Street - Sun, Dec. 13 - 1 pm - These performers are the real people in the neighborhood. In this very special gathering of Sesame Street’s long-time cast members, join Bob McGrath (Bob), Sonia Manzano (Maria), Emilio Delgado (Luis), Roscoe Orman (Gordon), Alan Muraoka (Alan), and Alison Bartlett (Gina) for an special afternoon of memories, music, and video clips, moderated by Craig Shemin, President of the Jim Henson Legacy.| Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria

Court Screening - Sun, Dec.13 - 4:30 pm - India’s official entry for the Academy Awards, and winner of top accolades at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals for its inventively naturalistic style and for the brilliant performances by its largely non-professional cast, Court offers a scathing critique of the social injustices that result from India’s caste and legal system. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria

La Gringa Taqueria Movie Night - “It’s a Wonderful Life” - Fri, Dec. 11, 7 pm - The taqueria hosts a movie screening in its heated outdoor space, with drinks from kava bar Kavasutra. | La Gringa Taqueria, 800 Grand St., Williamsburg

Family

Menorah lighting - Thurs, Dec. 10 - 6 p.m. - Come to the lighting of the world’s largest menorah every night of Hanukkah. Celebrate with live music, hot latkes, and gifts for children. | Grand Army Plaza, Union Street between Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West, Park Slope

A Christmas Carol - Fri, Dec. 11 - Sun, Dec. 13 - 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

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

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