Weekly Entertainment Calendar - December 8 - December 15
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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Catch a performance of The Brooklyn Nutcracker at the  Brooklyn Museum
Catch a performance of The Brooklyn Nutcracker at the Brooklyn Museum

“Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” - Thurs, Dec. 8 - 11 am - 10 pm - The iconic feminist artist’s first retrospective, highlighting her technical virtuosity and examination of some of our deepest cultural impulses, compulsions, and fantasies. |Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights

“Iggy Pop Life Class” - Fri, Dec. 9 - 11 am - 6 pm - Artist Jeremy Deller used the traditional life-model drawing class to stage a performative event with musician and personality Iggy Pop as model and subject. Come see the results! |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

Festival an Koulè - Running until December 31 - Festival an Koulè or Festival of Colors is a six-week exhibit of artists who represent the rich culture of Haiti in their art, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, and mixed media. Twenty established and emerging Haitian artists — many of them Queens locals — will display their works at the Cambria Heights, Rochdale Village, St. Albans and South Hollis libraries — the four library locations that serve the large and vibrant Haitian community of Southeast Queens.


Kanoa Mendenhall Trio - Thurs, Dec. 8 - 8 pm - Kanoa Mendenhall was born in Yokohama, Japan and raised in Monterey, California. She grew up listening to jazz, and was highly influenced by her father, jazz pianist Eddie Mendenhall. Mendenhall started playing jazz and classical cello at age ten and the upright bass at age twelve. By age thirteen, she was playing regularly in the Monterey and San Francisco Bay areas, and has recorded and/or performed with musicians such as Lew Soloff, Allison Miller, the SFJAZZ Collective, Mark Sherman, Bruce Forman, Pheeroan akLaff, and Antonio Hart. In January 2015, Mendenhall recorded on pianist and composer Tom Pierson’s big band album in Brooklyn, projected to be released in late 2016. She is currently studying at Columbia University in New York City and is enrolled in the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange, where she studies with Ben Wolfe.| Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

“The Brooklyn Nutcracker” - Sun, Dec. 11 - 1 and 4 p.m. - The Brooklyn Ballet adds a bit of hip-hop to the classic show. Projected sets will help transport the audience from old Dutch Breukelen to modern-day Flatbush Avenue, and technological costumes will turn each dancer into a light show. |Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights

Eztv - Thurs, Dec. 15 - Join BRIC TV for an exclusive, live in-studio performance and interview with EZTV. EZTV is a New York City-based indie band who toe the line between past and present, with a keen ear for left-of-the-dial experimentation that never lets the songs hew too far into pastiche and genre nostalgia. This event is free with RSVP. | BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Fort Greene

Ingrid Laubrock Septet: Serpentines Album Release - Thurs, Dec. 15 - 8 pm- The septet’s music weaves together Ingrid Laubrock‘s compositions with improvisation and live processing, often in multiple simultaneous layers.The four compositions in the program form an imaginative and evocative piece that straddles the boundaries of improvisation, new music and avant-jazz. The performance marks the release of Serpentines on INTAKT Records. | Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill


India Kaleidoscope: Celebrating India’s Regional Cinema - Thurs, Dec. 8 - Sun, Dec. 11 - Museum of the Moving Image and The India Center Foundation are launching India Kaleidoscope. an exciting new festival that will present film lovers with a chance to immerse themselves in the unique sights and sounds that make up the Indian regional, independent film landscape. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Film Festivals: An Inside Look - Wed, Dec. 14 - Starting at 7 pm - Popular NYC film festival programmers will share their process and insights about their selection process featuring clips of films that they found instantly compelling. Participants include: Basil Tsiokos (Sundance Film Festival/ DOC NYC/ Nantucket Film Festival), Gabrielle Glore (Urban World Film Festival), Cara Cusumano (Senior Programmer, Tribeca Film Festival)and Emily Haidet (Margaret Mead Film Festival)| BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Fort Greene


A Christmas Carol - Fri, Dec. 9 - 7 pm - All the splendor, magic and joy of the holiday season is here! It’s the North Country Center for the Arts’ National Touring Company production of Charles Dicken’s classic tale A Christmas Carol. Bursting on stage in spectacular fashion, this fabulous Christmas gift of a show is overflowing with music, laughter, a couple of really scary ghosts and one extremely grumpy old man. Gather the whole family together and come join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley and Mr. Humbug himself, Ebenezer Scrooge, for an amazing theater experience you will never forget. Celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with this brand new, original production filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiments.| Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside

Brooklyn Friends School Winterfest Celebration - Sat, Dec. 10 - Starting at 11 am

The annual Brooklyn Friends School WinterFest Celebration features four floors of handmade crafts (over 40 vendors), holiday shopping, and fun activities for kids of all ages, plus great food and live music. Admittance to the holiday shopping and craft fair is free. Activities, entertainment and other items are available for purchase at the door. Net proceeds from this event will benefit the general operating fund of Brooklyn Friends School. | Brooklyn Friends School, 375 Pearl Street, Brooklyn

Holiday Market - Sun, Dec. 10 - 1-5 pm - Get your holiday shopping off to a great start! Artists and Crafts people from the Queens area will be selling their wares in our gallery, including jewelry, paintings, hand-crafted ceramics, paper goods, greeting cards, clothing, and more. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing

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