Weekly Entertainment Calendar - March 2 - March 9
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Catch some films that are part of the ReelAbilities festival at the Museum of the Moving Image. Photo: My Feral Heart
Catch some films that are part of the ReelAbilities festival at the Museum of the Moving Image. Photo: My Feral Heart
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Art

“Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” - Thurs, Mar. 2 - 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, Mar. 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

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

Music/Dance

Ladyweirdo - Thurs, Mar. 2; 9 pm - A special edition of Force Majeure Vaudeville! A showcase female-identified variety artists who don’t hold back their strangeness. Swallowing swords, impersonating aliens, performing socially unacceptable striptease, and more. | The Cobra Club, 6 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick

Wasabassco’s Science Fair - Fri, Mar. 3; 8 pm - An exploration of the burlesque-alogical sciences: strip the mystery (and clothes) from popular scientific principles and discuss such famous theoretical conundrums as Schrödinger’s Boobs, String Bikini Theory, and the Big Bang.| St. John’s Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Gowanus

The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney and Special Guests - Sat, Mar. 4; 8 - 10pm - Six-time Grammy Award winners, The Chieftains, have been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day. After fifty years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains’ music remains as fresh and relevant as when they first began. | Colden Auditorium at Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing

Film

“13th” - Thurs, Mar. 2; 6-8:50 pm - A free screening of Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary, "13th," which explores the repercussions of the Thirteenth Amendment. Followed by a panel discussing documentary activism and political change. | Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush avenues, Downtown

ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival - Sat, Mar. 4 - Sun, Mar. 5 - ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities.| Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Family/Kids

Storytime & Craft - Sun, Mar. 5 - 2 - 3:30 pm - Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under. Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation. - See more at: http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/events#sthash.9LsTz3jE.dpuf| Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

Metro Measure - Fri, Mar. 3 - 1:30 - 2:15 pm - How many people can squeeze into a subway car? Is a subway station as long as a football field? Can a giraffe fit in a subway station? Take to our Platform level with tools and measuring instruments in hand to make numerical discoveries about subway cars and stations. For ages 4 and older. | New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place at Schermerhorn Street, Downtown

Science Inspires Art: Food - Sun, Mar. 5; 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
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