Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 27 - May 4
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Head to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for the Sakura Matsuri festival. (Facebook/Brooklyn Botanic Garden)
Head to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for the Sakura Matsuri festival. (Facebook/Brooklyn Botanic Garden)
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Art

If These Walls Could Talk - Sun, April 30 - 6 -7:30 pm - In this intensive workshop, you’ll gain hands-on experience using archival images, records, and documents to uncover the secret history of your Brooklyn home. $50|Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights

“Iggy Pop Life Class” - Wed, May 3 - 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

The Genius of Geoffrey Holder - Ongoing - Born and raised in Trinidad, Geoffrey Holder reveled his genius in his long career in dance, theater, film, music and art. As a choreographer, designer, director, and actor. Holder is well represented in all of the research and circulating collections of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. This exhibition is on through May 30.| Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Miller Gallery, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica

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

Commonwealth: Water For All - Ongoing; All day - In New York City, it’s easy to take water for granted. Water makes up more than 60% of our bodies, and while it is essential to life, increasingly we’ve come to think of it as a commodity to be bought and sold thoughtlessly. Highlighting the urgency of this issue, two recently acquired portfolios of prints developed by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, We Are the Storm (2015) and Wellspring (2016), are presented with a selection of materials developed for the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Commonwealth: Water For All is the third in a series of exhibitions that features contemporary expressions about water, its utility, and its preservation and consumption in dialogue with the Museum’s long-term display of the Relief Map of New York City’s Water System, a sprawling WPA project commissioned for the 1939-40 World’s Fair. The model traces the system of aqueducts and tunnels that support the flow of water from the mountains of upstate New York to New York City. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Music/Dance

Queens Symphony Orchestra - Thurs, April 27 - 7 pm - Jazz with Copeland and Bernstein. Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich. Free admission, RSVP necessary at www.queenssymphony.org. | Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 110-10 115th Street, So. Ozone Park

2017 Dreamland Roller Disco - Fri, April 28 - 7:30-10:30pm - Rebel,Rebel: 70s, 80s & 90s Women! Dress to Impress: 80's Disco & Theme-Inspired Attire Highly Encouraged!! $18 | LeFrak Center Lakeside, 171 East Drive, Prospect Park

Queens Jazz Overground 2017 Spring Jazz Fest - Sun, April 30 - Noon - 10 pm - A free, day-long series of jazz workshops and performances. Free! | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

International Jazz Day - Sun, April 30 - 2 pm - Be the first to preview exclusive recordings from Louis Armstrong before they are released to the public. Free admission. | Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th Street, Corona

Golden Dragon Acrobats - Sun, April 30 - 3 pm - A spectacular, family-friendly performance from today's premier Chinese touring acrobatic company. $25 | Walt Whitman Theatre @ Brooklyn College, Avenue H at Campus Road, Midwood

Film

Thursday Night at the Movies - Thurs, April 27 - 7:30 pm - Our evening of silent film will feature selected chapters from the 1914 serial, 'The Perils of Pauline,' starring Bayside's own Pearl White. $5 | Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside

Contemporary Color - Fri, April 28 - 7 pm - In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the art of color guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers. The idea was to match color guard teams from across North America with acts such as St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Devonté Hynes, tUnE-yArDs, Ad-Rock, and Ira Glass, all of whom created original music that they then performed as live accompaniment at the show. The viewer is thrust onto the floor and hustled backstage, and shown everything from candid moments between the stars and their teen collaborators to color-soaked fever-dream depictions of the performances themselves. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

*batteries not included - Sat, April 29 - 1 pm - The movie follows the owners and tenants of an East Village apartment building who are threatened by a nearby development project, and their building can only be saved with help from space aliens. $15| Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Spring Film Series: Indiscreet - Wed, May 3 - 2 - 5 pm - In this sophisticated comedy, Ingrid Bergman portrays a renowned London based actress who is romanced by a suave American financier, played by Cary Grant. | Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Family

Sakura Matsuri 2017 - Sat, April 29 - 10 am - 6 pm - The annual cherry blossom festival offering over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. |Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, Prospect Park

Senior Single New Yorkers Meeting - Sat, April 29 at Noon - RSVP required. Please contact Judy Berman 718-275-6576 or 112th Precinct Community Affairs 718-520-9321 if interested. | 112th Precinct, 68-40 Austin Street, Forest Hills

10th Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration - Sat, April 29 - 3 pm - Children and adults alike will enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and street performers at this free community festival. Free! |Great Artist's Plaza, 2925 Avenue H, Midwood

New Amsterdam Tulip Festival - Sat, Apr 29th & Sun, Apr 30th - 11 am - 9 pm - All things Dutch - food, market, entertainment, tours, Beer Tent, Dutch culture, art, music, crafts.| Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue, Ridgewood

Ridgewood Kid's Spring Fling! - Saturday, April 29 - 11 am - 4 pm - The event features a live DJ, free magic show, bouncy house, cake walk and face painting. There will also be local kid entrepreneurs setting up booths. |PS 290, 55-20 Metropolitan Avenue, RIdgewood

Little Makers: Make It Float, Make It Sink - Sun, April 30 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Make a splash as you explore engineering using water. Design and make your own boat to sail on the high seas or in your bathtub! | NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

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