Weekly Entertainment Calendar - March 11 to March 17
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View the See It Big! Jack Fisk series - including ‘The New World’ - at the Museum of the Moving Image.
View the See It Big! Jack Fisk series - including ‘The New World’ - at the Museum of the Moving Image.
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Art

“This Place” - Thurs, Mar. 10, 10am to 11p.m. - The Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibition “This Place” explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers. | Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights

“Brooklyn Sewers: What’s Up Down There?” - Sat, March 12, 12 pm to 5 pm - Brooklyn Historical Society’s exhibition tells the story of the creation of the Brooklyn sewer system through a historical look at four corners of Kings County: Flatlands, Bushwick, Coney Island, and Fort Greene. | Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights

“Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008” - Sat, March 12 - 11 am to 6 pm - The exhibit, first of its kind, explores the historic destination’s beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy, its transformation into a popular beach resort, its decades of urban decline culminating in the closing of Astroland, and its recent revival as a vibrant and growing community. | Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights

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

“Lucia di Lammermoor” - Sat & Sun, Mar. 12 and 13 - 3 pm - The Regina Opera gives a fully-staged performances of this tuneful tragedy. In Italian with English supertitles and full orchestra. |Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Auditorium, 5902 Sixth Ave. at 60th Street, Sunset Park

Villa Palagonia - Sun, March 13 - 6 pm - First Acoustics Brooklyn presents the Italian-American roots band Villa Palagonia.| First Acoustics, 116 Pierrepont St. at Monroe Place, Brooklyn Heights

Swing Dance Astoria - Mon, March 14 - 8 pm - Taught by Michael Duke & Akemi Kinukawa. Being passionate about bringing “dancers” out of everyone, Akemi Kinukawa has extensive experience in teaching Lindy Hop to diverse students including youth, ESL speakers, seniors and adults. Michael Duke is a Lindy Hop and Charleston dancer based in New York. He loves jazz music and dancing, and loves sharing the dance and music with his students. | QED Astoria, 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Brooklyn Raga Massive Launch Party - Wed, March 16 - 8 pm - Brooklyn Raga Massive launches its Pioneer Works residency with three African and Indian artists: Awa Sangho, Orakel, and the band Afrika Meets India. | Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Fri-Sun, April 1-3 - Check queenstheatre.org for times - The legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes the stage in this witty, fast paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. The clever Holmes skillfully maneuvers the twisted web of London’s most intriguing cases with his split second deductions revealing intimate and useful details of a person’s life. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s vivid characters jump from the page weaving a tale of mystery, suspense and intrigue. | Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Film

The New World - Friday, March 11 - 7 pm - Part of the See It Big! Jack Fisk series. Production designer Jack Fisk recreates the Jamestown settlement as a lumber and mud outpost alternately utopic and dystopic—as both a gateway to paradise and cesspool of hell. After its disappointing commercial release, the film built a cult following, and is now widely considered one of the director’s finest works. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival - Sat, March 12 and Sun, March 13 - ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in New York in 2007, the festival presents new award-winning films by and about people with disabilities. Visit movingimage.us for more info| Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Queens World Film Festival - March 15 to March 20 - Turning 6, QWFF is set to return to the Museum of the Moving Image and other venues across Queens. We anticipate screening between 80 and 100 films. It is important to QWFF that every screening is a worthwhile experience for participating filmmakers and our guests so we will continue many of our signature elements: dynamic thematic programming, hosted screening events with engaging talk-backs, relevant networking opportunities and maximum access to press. We will again screen narrative films, documentaries, LGBTQ and animated films and we will program both short and feature length films. However this year we are adding a new category: Family Films. We are excited to introduce families to independent and international cinema. | Visit queensworldfilmfestival.com for more information.

“The Last Dragon” - Fri, Mar. 18; 10 a.m. - Part of BAM’s “Senior Citizen Lineup,” this 1995 film follows a young man on his search to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as “the glow.”| BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Fort Greene

Family/Kids

Block lab & studio - Fri, Mar. 11 - 10 am - 1 pm - Visitors explore the many facets of what it means to live with others and contribute to the communities they call home. In BCM’s new 2nd floor Studio, which focuses on art and architecture, artist James Paulius’ Sky Village installation invites visitors to use their building skills by creating communities in the sky with wood blocks and pegs. Early engineering skills are also honed in this space through open block play with large Imagination Playground blocks and table top sized Kapla Planks and Magnatiles. | Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave, Crown Heights

Totally Tots art studio - Sat, March 12 - 10 am - Children lead the way in this sensory paradise of materials. They are invited to build and refine their fine motor skills; learn about colors, and learn how to share with others in this open art studio. There is no such thing as a bad mess in this space, which is tailored to children five and younger. | Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave, Crown Heights

Mamas Expo- Sat, March 12 and Sun, March 13 - 10 am - 3 pm - The Mamas Expo is a two-day parenting extravaganza where parents will find new local resources, information and samples, while kids can explore fun, hands-on activities. Day 1 – Saturday March 12 – focuses on all things pregnancy and baby related. Day 2 – Sunday, March 13 – highlights families and their children ages 2 and older. Free with NYSCI admission.|New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

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