Weekly Entertainment Calendar April 18 to April 25
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Celebrate spring at the Queens Zoo.  Photo by Julie Larsen Maher/WCS
Celebrate spring at the Queens Zoo. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher/WCS
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Art

Akari: Sculpture by Other Means - Ongoing until May 5, 2019 - Akari: Sculpture by Other Means occupies the Museum’s second-floor galleries. It includes several installations that allow visitors to experience ways that Isamu Noguchi’s Akari—a modular ecosystem of lightweight, collapsible paper lanterns—can create and transform space. | Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City

World’s Fair Visible Storage - Ongoing - The 1939-40 World’s Fair was conceived to commemorate the 150th anniversary of George Washington’s inauguration, revitalize New York’s economy, and create a major new park. The 1964-65 Fair coincided both with the 300th anniversary of New York City and the 25th anniversary of the 1939-40 World’s Fair. The Museum owns more than 10,000 objects related to those two iconic expositions. The World’s Fair Visible Storage was inaugurated after the Museum’s renovation in 2013, and features over 900 objects from the larger collection. It provides an opportunity for students, scholars, and the general public to view items formerly off-limits to the public. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving - Ongoing until May 12, 2019 - Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s unique and immediately recognizable style was an integral part of her identity. Kahlo came to define herself through her ethnicity, disability, and politics, all of which were at the heart of her work. Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to the iconic painter and the first in the United States to display a collection of her clothing and other personal possessions, which were rediscovered and inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since Kahlo’s death, in 1954. They are displayed alongside important paintings, drawings, and photographs from the celebrated Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art, as well as related historical film and ephemera. To highlight the collecting interests of Kahlo and her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, works from our extensive holdings of Mesoamerican art are also included. | Brooklyn Museum, Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor, 200 Eastern Parkway

Temporary Allegiance: Open Call - Ongoing - Knockdown Center re-launches Philip von Zweck’s project Temporary Allegiance, an ongoing open call for artist-made flags to be featured temporarily on our prominent 40 foot flagpole at the building’s entrance. A flag can bear national or military emblems, mascots, warning signals, or propaganda, among other symbols. In many countries desecration of the national flag is a punishable crime. Patriotic love or rage, fandom, competition, festivity, spirituality, mourning—these are some of the reactions a flag can engender. The term “temporary allegiance” legally refers to the duty of a non-citizen to obey all laws so long as he remains in that country. Implied is the notion of flux, that loyalty and identity can be reconsidered as the flag is hoisted and lowered. Each flag will be on view for two weeks. | Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth

Music/Dance

Dreamland Roller Disco - Fri, April 19 - 7:30 - 10:30 pm - Saturday Night Fever. $18 | Industry City, 233 37th Street, Sunset Park



Global Mashup 4: Bluegrass Meets Cuba - Sat, April 20 - 9 pm - We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! $10-$16 | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

Rewind - Sat, Apr 20 - 9 pm - Playing your favorite Classic Rock & 80s with a few surprises at every gig! |The Blvd Restaurant & Lounge, 19-11 Francis Lewis Blvd, Whitestone

Film

A Drinking Game NYC presents: The Big Lebowski Sat, Apr 20 - 7:30-10:30pm - Each movie comes with a list of buzzwords and phrases–when you hear one, a bell rings and everybody drinks! $15 | Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint

Family

Spring Eggstravaganza - Sat, April 20 & Sun, April 21 - 10 am - 3 pm - In addition to our famous egg hunt, there will be crafts, interactive stations, photos with the Easter bunny and fun for the whole family. Pre-Register Now: bit.ly/2Z2jlEs | Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th Street, Corona

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