Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 16 - June 23
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Get inspired, educated and entertained with LEGO bricks when Brick Fest Live comes to NYSCI.
Get inspired, educated and entertained with LEGO bricks when Brick Fest Live comes to NYSCI.
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Art

“Agitprop!” - Ongoing; All Day - 11 am - 6 pm - This exhibit explores the legacy and continued use of power and politically engaged art, through more than 50 contemporary projects and artwork from five moments of historical urgency, in mediums ranging from photography, film, banners, songs, to web platforms. | Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights

Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards Exhibition - Fri, June 17 and Sat, June 18 - 12 pm - 6 pm - The second-annual exhibition showcases this year’s award winners, all of whom have shown fresh and emerging talent. Featuring photographs by Mariya Kozhanova, Camille Michel, Lissa Rivera, Marlena Waldthausen, and Kimberly Witham. | United Photo Industries, 16 Main St. at Water Street, Dumbo

Landmark - Ongoing; All Day - Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents LANDMARK, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. LANDMARK features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. | Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk - Ongoing; All Day - The vision of Queens Museum guest curator Marc H. Miller and GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, the exhibition will be organized under a sequence of themes — places, events, songs, and artists.| Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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

“Strange Love: Episodes” - Fri, June 17 - 8 p.m. - The Summer Intensive Project features a dynamic inquiry on living, with a visual, audio. and sensory theatrical performance of courtship, intimacy, and love, featuring the music of John Coltrane and Miles Davis. | Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush avenues, Downtown

Burger Beach Bash - Sat, June 18 - 3-9 pm - Immediately following the Mermaid Parade, Burger Records holds a music festival with dozens of bands, right off the Coney Island Boardwalk. | MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th St., Coney Island

SummerStage 2016 - Sun,Jun 26 - The festival opens with a big night of music on June 26 in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park featuring R&B star, Ginuwine. Programming will continue throughout July in Socrates Sculpture Park and Queensbridge Park both in Long Island City. Visit www.cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage/ for more info| Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre No-No Boy - Sun, June 26 - 2:30 pm - Adapted from the groundbreaking novel by John Okada into a screenplay by Ken Narasaki, No-No Boy is a dramatization of the iconic text that explores the repercussions of choices made during wartime, internment and the affect on family, friends and community. Directed by Pan Asian veteran artist Ron Nakahara, this powerful and timely story is relevant to anyone searching for their place in an unsettled world and following one’s conscience. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

Katz Concert Series - Tues, June 28th - 6 pm - Yoel Sharahi & Band perform.Visit www.QueensBP.org/KatzConcerts for more info. | MacDonald Park, 70th Road, Forest Hills

Film

“Dirty Dancing” and Dance Afterparty - Fri, June 17 - 10 am - Part of BAM’s “Senior Citizen Lineup,” this 1987 classic tells the story of a privileged teenage girl who learns something about life, love, and dancing during a family vacation in the early 1960s. There will be a dance party immediately following the screening featuring a live DJ, lunch, and dancing. |BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene

“In My Father’s House” - Mon, June 20 - 7 - 10 pm - Set in Chicago, the film is a yearlong journey from homelessness and alcoholism to self-discovery and redemption as Grammy-winning rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith reunites with his homeless father. Followed by a Q&A. Part of the Summerstage series. | Saratoga Park, Howard Avenue at Dean Street, Brownsville

Breaking a Monster - Tues, June 21; 7 pm - What’s it like to be the next big thing when you’re not even fully grown? Breaking a Monster begins as the three members of the Brooklyn band Unlocking the Truth are all in the seventh grade. African American boys who atypically spend their weekends playing a blend of heavy metal and speed punk for gawking crowds in Times Square, Malcolm, Jarad, and Alex become sudden Internet sensations thanks to a live.video that goes viral. With director Luke Meyer and producer Tom Davis in person Followed by a live performance by the band Unlocking the Truth | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Family/Kids

Mermaid Parade - Sat, June 18 - 1 pm - The 34th-annual Coney Island celebration is here! Join 1,500 participants dressed in hand-made mermaid costumes, marching bands, drill teams, floats, antique cars, and more at the largest art parade in the nation.| West 21st Street and Surf Avenue, Coney Island

Movies Under The Stars: Minions - Sat, June 18 - 8:30 - 10:30 pm - Despicable Me’s minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!|Utopia Playground, 73 Ave., Jewel Ave. bet. Utopia Pkwy. and 179 St., Fresh Meadows

Brick Fest Live - Check website for times - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Play with huge attractions built to set your imagination free and witness mind-blowing creations made entirely of this timeless toy at Brick Fest Live.Visit nysci.org for more information.|New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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