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
Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 - Ongoing; All day - The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 allows viewers to navigate through Chang’s personal, associative, and narrative meditation on mourning, care-giving, geopolitics, and landscape. The exhibition has been structured to replicate the complex way in which stories develop through geography, history, cultural mythology, fiction, and personal experience. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys - Ongoing - Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys takes visitors through the holiest city in the Islamic world. It presents a compelling portrait of the massive urban redevelopment now under way and its effects on residents and the millions of hajj pilgrims who travel there every year. Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has documented this unprecedented expansion for nearly a decade.
The exhibition is anchored by monumental photographs from his project Desert of Pharan: Unofficial Histories Behind the Mass Expansion of Mecca, alongside large-scale videos and installations. In addition to showing the influx of wealth, photographs detail the lives of workers on construction sites and of migrant groups. | Brooklyn Museum, Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 4th Floor, 200 Eastern Parkway
Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting - Ongoing - MoMA PS1 presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist’s prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century, Schneemann’s pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social construction of the female body, and the cultural biases of art history have had significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting begins with rarely seen examples of the artist’s early paintings of the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s, which integrated objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction.
The exhibition considers Schneemann’s oeuvre within the context of painting by tracing the developments that led to her groundbreaking innovations in performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, as well as her increasingly spatialized multimedia installations from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. | MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
Bruce in the USA - Fri, Feb. 2 & Sat, Feb. 3 - 8:30pm - This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show. $17-$20| Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg
Piano Battle: Andreas Kern vs. Paul Cibis - Sat, Feb. 3 - 8pm - Two Pianists, Six rounds, Chopin Vs. Liszt, Debussy vs. Schubert, Black vs. White. A competition wouldn't be a competition without a jury and here, YOU will be the judge! $30-$49 https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D005394D8FE33C2| Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Avenue, Flushing
70's Night Returns! - Sat, Feb. 3; 8pm - Bell Bottoms, Disco, funkadelic, Grease, Saturday Night Fever.... DJ Willie returns after the first 70's night was a smashing success! So RSVP a table and arrive early!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/70s-night-returns-free-tickets-41761401476?ref=ecal 70's attire encouraged! | Neir's Tavern, 87-48 78th Street, Jamaica
Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2018 - If you’re a creator or just a filmmaker, this film festival is definitely up your alley. Submissions are being accepted until August 13th Submit your entry to The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival: http://brooklynhorrorfest.com/submit/
A Drinking Game NYC presents “The Wedding Singer” - Sat, Feb. 3 - 7pm - Each movie comes with a list of buzzwords and phrases–when you hear one, a bell rings and everybody drinks! $15 | The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus
Harry Potter Book Night- Thurs, Feb. 1 - 7 pm - Come join us for Fantastic Beasts Bingo! Show us your house pride, your cosplay, and your wizarding knowledge! First prize is a $10 gift card to the Astoria Bookshop.| 31-29 31st Street, Astoria
Winter Family Program: Tabletop Gardening - Sat, Feb. 3 - 11 am - Did you know you could garden in the winter too? In this Tabletop Gardening class, participants will get to learn about all the different way to grow plants and even plant a few to take home! Reg Req: winterfamilyatqbg.eventbrite.com |Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
Valentine Crafts - Sat, Feb. 3 - 1 - 3 pm - Come join us a the Castle for Valentine crafts, activities and snacks. Crafts are suitable for ages 4-12. $5 RSVP by calling 718-352-1548 | Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
Pajama Program - Every Sat in Feb 1-4pm - Provide a fresh pair of PJs and bedtime book to children faced with temporary living situations. We very much hope you'll consider picking up a set of new nightclothes to share with youngsters (sizes 0-18 years old) and drop them off at the park house during our upcoming food drive collections or other events! | Friends of Carroll Park, Brooklyn