Weekly Entertainment Calendar - January 26 - February 2
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Catch "Two Trains Runnin'" at the Museum of the Moving Image
Catch "Two Trains Runnin'" at the Museum of the Moving Image

“Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” - Thurs, Jan. 26 - 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, Jan. 27 - 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

EAF16: Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition - Ongoing until March 13; All Day - The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition (EAF) is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming, widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of selected contemporary works. A singular opportunity for rising artists to experiment with ambitious, large-scale public art, EAF provides 15 artists with an open studio, monetary support, and institutional guidance. Diverse in subject, materials, and approach, each site-specific work addresses social, ecological, or political issues that are pertinent to the past, present, and future of the park as it celebrates its 30th anniversary year. | Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center - Ongoing - 'Curated by Noguchi Museum Senior Curator Dakin Hart, Self-Interned, 1942 brings together about two dozen works from the Museum’s collection, dating from before, during, and after Noguchi’s time at Poston, along with a substantial selection of archival documents. | Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City

Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art - Ongoing until Feb. 19; All day - Since the late 1960s, Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ performances, sculptural installations, and writing have explored issues profoundly important to society today: the role of women in society, cultures of work and labor, and urban and community resilience. Her MANIFESTO FOR MAINTENANCE ART 1969! laid out the hidden, yet essential role of maintenance in Western society—and the radical implications of actively valuing rather than dismissing or hiding it | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park


Post-Inauguration Live Karaoke - Fri, Jan. 27 - 7:30 pm - Brooklyn-based live karaoke band The Occasionalists host a gig filled with songs of protest, armageddon, and a bit of hope. |Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope

Tainted Love 80’s Dance Party - Fri, Jan. 27 - 10 pm - Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s. | Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Gowanus

Benshonhurst Lunar New Year Celebration - Saturday, Jan. 28 - 12 pm - Join the Brooklyn Public Library and Chinese Theatre Works in celebrating the Year of the Rooster with traditional Chinese music, famous Chinese opera numbers, ribbon and lion dancing, and more! Presented in both English and Mandarin Chinese. | New Utrecht Public Library, 1743 86th St., Bensonhurst


Two Trains Runnin' - Fri, Jan. 27; 7:30 pm - In June of 1964 hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi, starting what would be known as Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of young men—made up of musicians, college students and record collectors—also traveled to Mississippi. Though neither group was aware of the other, each had come on the same errand: to find the blues singers Son House and Skip Jame and coax them out of retirement. Finally, on June 21, 1964, these distinct activist and musicology campaigns collided in memorable and tragic fashion. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Brooklyn Human Rights Film Festival - Thurs, Jan. 26 ; 6 pm - Join Amnesty Brooklyn at a screening of short films and panel discussions that focus on human rights and social justice. | Made in NY Media Center, 30 John St.. Dumbo


Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar - Sat, Jan. 28 - 11 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm - Flushing Town Hall’s 3rd annual Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar returns! For centuries, people in China have celebrated the Lunar New Year in temple fairs. Bring your family to enjoy performances, martial arts, crafts, and food to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. The Temple Bazaar is offered in two sessions. Your ticket admits you to the timed session of your choice. Get your tickets before it’s too late! Join the dragon parade at Flushing Library at 9:30 am. Free for Teens age 13-19 with ID | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Science Inspires Art: Food - Sun, Jan. 29 - All day - This 18th art-science, juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. includes more than two dozen images of art that reflect on the topic of food from all angles: from the historical record to the elite haute-cuisine of today’s “molecular gastronomy”; as a physical material for making or inspiring art, or as a vehicle for stimulating important community discussion. Free with NYSCI admission.| New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

Museum Highlights - Sat, Jan. 28 - Noon - 1 pm - Join our expert Museum Educators on a dramatic journey through the building of New York’s subway system, the evolution of the City’s surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

| New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place at Schermerhorn Street, Downtown

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