Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 11 - August 18
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Check out the New York Hall of Science's new exhibit combining art and science.
Check out the New York Hall of Science's new exhibit combining art and science.
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Art

Summer in Queens: A Photographic Exploration - Ongoing through Labor Day; All day - The art gallery will display photos of Queens summer festivities by Dominick Totino. He was the official photographer for the Office of the Queens Borough President for 17 years.| Red Wall Gallery - Central Park Event Space,Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica

Thursday Nights at the Brooklyn Museum - Ongoing - 6 - 10 pm - Free admission to the museum’s many exhibits and galleries every Thursday evening, sponsored by Squarespace. | Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights

Disguise — Masks and Global African Art - Fri, July 29 - 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

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

90’s Hip Hop and R&B Sing-Along - Fri, Aug. 12 - 9:30 pm - Dance and sing along to music videos from Usher, Salt-N-Pepa, Ginuwine, Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy, Aaliyah, Coolio, Brandy & Monica, Beastie Boys, Boyz II Men, TLC and lots more hip-hop and R&B royalty all projected on the big screen. | Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope

Hot Jazz / Cool Garden 2016 - Sat, Aug. 13 - 2 - 4 pm - Performance by Jane Monheit: Louis & Ella” & a VERVE Record Anniversary Tribute. Red Beans ‘n Rice & Sweet Tea are included, plus a complimentary historic house tour pass (good for 6 months).| Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th Street, Corona

Salon Saturday - Sat, Aug. 13 - Artists in any discipline are invited to share examples of their work in this fun and informal networking session. Come and meet local artists. Facilitated by the Teaching Artist Steve Palermo from Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts.| Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

Film

Outdoor Cinema: Aguirre, the Wrath of God - Wed, Aug.17 - 7 pm - Outdoor Cinema is an international film festival featuring a movie, food and music from a different country every Wednesday. This week the park will screen Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Germany/Peru; 1972). This dreamlike evocation of the real-life quest for the lost city of gold, El Dorado, established Werner Herzog as a filmmaker of unique vision and reckless eccentricity. | Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard Long Island City

“The Warriors” - Mon, Aug. 15 - 7 pm - As part of the "Brooklyn on Screen" series, a screening of the 1978 film that follows the motorcycle gang of the same name across the streets and back alleys of Coney Island. | Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights

Family/Kids

Domes & Palaces – Constructing Science - Ongoing until Sept. 11; All Day - View photographs by the art team Susan Gamble and Michael Wenyon. The photos show panoramic scenes of observatories, weather stations, auditoriums and halls of science, including one of NYSCI’s Great Hall. The images are created using a digital camera with a rotating lens.| NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

Friday Night Fireworks! - Fri, Aug. 12 - 9:30 pm - When the sun goes down, the lights come up with fireworks - – painting the skyline with vivid color seen from miles away in the darkest of nights. | Luna Park, West 10th St. and the Boardwalk, Coney Island

SculptureCenter’s LIC Block Party - Sat, Aug. 20 - 12 pm - 5 pm - The fifth Annual LIC Block Party, featuring art and entertainment for all ages, will take over the entire SculptureCenter and the length of Sculpture Street (also known as Purves Street) in Long Island City. The program will include live musical and dance performances; family-friendly art activities; a DJ; an Artists’ Market, showcasing affordable and functional art and objects; and food from local restaurants. | SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City

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