Weekly Entertainment Calendar - July 7 - July 14
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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View the mix of contemporary and historical art with the Disguise exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum
View the mix of contemporary and historical art with the Disguise exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum
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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

Disguise — Masks and Global African Art - Fri, July 8 - 11 am - 6 pm - This exhibit connects work from 25 contemporary artists with historical African masquerade. | Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights

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

Poetry Slam - Thurs, July 7 - 6 pm - Open mic for poets of all ages, free style rappers and emerging artists of all kinds. Hosted by poet and storyteller Bobby González. González’s works include: The Last Puerto Rican Indian: A Collection of Dangerous Poetry and Taino Zen. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Red Baraat’s Brooklyn Mela - Thurs, July 7 - 7:30 p.m. - Experience a night of South Asian music and dance with DJ Rekha, Heems, BHI, Bhiman, and more.| Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street, Park Slope

Full Moon Drumming Workshop: Korean Drumming - Tues, July 19 - 7 pm - Celebrate the Full Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall’s garden with master drummers from Korea and China. Begin with workshops led by (7/19) Song-Hee Lee, Senior Artist at the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association and (8/16) Nan Bao, Director of the East Wind Percussion Music Academy, then jam with the entire group under the moon. Space is limited to 20 participants (per workshop). |Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Film

Ip Man Fact & Fiction: Creating the Legend of Bruce Lee’s Teacher - Fri, July 8 - 7:30 pm - Ip Man (also known as Yip Man) was a legendary Chinese martial artist and master teacher of Bruce Lee. The life and legend of Ip Man in popular culture is the subject of this presentation by Chinese martial arts authority and Wing Tsun sifu Alex Richter, who will share film clips, photos, and behind-the-scenes stories as well as screen a teaser preview of his television project, The Real Yip Man. Richter will also discuss the parallels between the new serialized fiction of Yip Man and the comparable Wong Fei Hung film and television series. Warrington Hudlin, curator of the Fist and Sword series, will moderate the talk and discussion. | Museum of the Moving Image , 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You - Saturday, July 9 - 1 pm - Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons boldly cracked open dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed, and feminism. Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You is the definitive chronicle of Lear’s life, work, and achievements, but it is much more than an arm’s-length, past-tense biopic; at 93, Mr. Lear is as vital and engaged as he ever was. Top-notch documentarians Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp, 12th & Delaware, Detropia) have made a dynamic portrait that matches the spirit of their subject. Breaking down the fourth wall to create an evocative collage where past and present intermingle, they reveal a psychologically rich man whose extraordinary contributions emerge from both his personal story and a dialogue with the world. | Museum of the Moving Image , 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” - Tues, July 12 - 8:30 pm - This Tuesday night film series on the Red Hook waterfront has views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop. | Valentino Pier, Coffey Street at Ferris Street, Red Hook

Family

129th Giglio Italian Festival - Fri, July 8 - 6 - 10 pm - The traditional community feast honors Saint Paolino and features faith, food, music, neighborhood pride, history, colorful cultural celebrations and international visitors, along with parades, artwork, children’s rides, masses and a wide array of activities for all ages, as well as the re-enactment of the Neapolitan St. Paolino’s release from captivity including an ornate, custom-made ship docking with the Giglio tower. A Children’s lift for July 7 at 6 pm is also scheduled (Rain date is July 8). | Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 275 North 8th St., Williamsburg

Street Fair - Sat, July 9 - 12 - 6 pm - The Flatbush BID is hosting the feast with a Caribbean Flair. Come and enjoy colorful music, exhilarating rides, exotic foods, and great shopping. DJs, carnival rides, NYPD’s inflatable climbing wall - the fair stretches 12 blocks long from Parkside Avenue to Cortelyou Road.|Street Fair, Parkside Avenue and Church Avenue, Flatbush

Little Makers: Make Your Mark - Sun, July 10 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Practice fun ways of making unique prints, scribbles and doodles. Experiment with the Japanese printmaking technique known as Suminagashi, or floating ink, and make your mark on pieces of paper. Recommended for children ages 18 months and older.|New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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