Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 16 - August 23
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Enjoy the beauty of Taiwanese orchids at Queens Botanical Garden.
Enjoy the beauty of Taiwanese orchids at Queens Botanical Garden.
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Art

The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca - Ongoing until January 2019 - Sculpture by Other Means will occupy 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

Mel Chin: All Over the Place - Ongoing; All day until August 28th - Mel Chin: All Over the Place, presents a multi-location exhibition with exciting manifestations of the work of Mel Chin co-produced by the Queens Museum and No Longer Empty. The exhibition will span nearly four decades of Chin’s malleable and wide-ranging approach to artistic practice. Exhibition sites in New York City include the Queens Museum, Times Square, and the Broadway-Lafayette subway station.

The objects and project artifacts in All Over the Place will be organized around the thematic strands that have long preoccupied Chin’s thinking, including the natural environment, socioeconomic systems and injustice, the weight of lamentations as well as the lightness of humor to reveal truths. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Rob Wynne: FLOAT - Ongoing until January 2019 - New York–based artist Rob Wynne (born 1950) works in a variety of mediums, ranging from hand-embroidered paintings and collage to sculpture and digital photography, but at heart he is an alchemist. In recent years he has experimented increasingly with molten glass, using hand-poured and mirrored glass in a series of large-scale installations, several of which are on display. Also featured are his glass texts, in which the artist borrows words or phrases detached from their original contexts in order to generate cryptic or contradictory meanings. The title of Wynne’s gallery activation alludes to the ephemeral nature of images. Featuring sixteen works—seemingly floating within the American Art galleries and placed in direct dialogue with selected works from the collection—the installation invites a creatively disruptive aesthetic experience | Brooklyn Museum, Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor, 200 Eastern Parkway

Julia Phillips: Failure Detection - Ongoing until September 3 - MoMA PS1 presents the first solo museum exhibition of New York-based artist Julia Phillips (German and American, b. 1985), featuring six newly commissioned major works alongside existing sculptures. Primarily working with ceramics, New York-based Phillips creates objects and scenes that are intimately connected to the body. Her sculptures often propose various support structures for the human form, while emphasizing its absence. Impressions of the body are visible through casts of limbs, orifices, handprints, and other corporeal traces. Though evocative of physical functions, these works also produce social and psychological resonances. For Phillips, the body is materially, linguistically, and metaphorically entangled in politics, as suggested by terms such as “manipulator,” “protector,” and “extruder” that appear in the titles of her works. | MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City

Music/Dance

Prohibition Disco - Fri, Aug 17 - 10 pm - Quench your thirst for illicit entertainment and drown your inhibitions in the seediest speakeasy this town has ever seen. Dress to the nines in vintage looks. $30 | House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick

Diplomats aka Dipset - Sat, Aug 18 - 7 pm - “Forever Reunion” Tour with special guest Dave East. Tickets start at $39.50. | Ford Amphitheater, 3052 W21st Street, Coney Island

Broadway Dance - Mondays - Now thru Aug 27th - 10 am - Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must. | Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2, Play Turf, Downtown

Live @ The Gantries - Tues, Aug 21 - 7 pm - The Chuck Braman Quintet Reimagined Jazz Classics from the famed Blue Note Recordings | Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Road, LIC

Film

Movies on the Waterfront: Black Panther - Mon, August 20 - Sundown - Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & the pool.

Flicks on the Beach: Black Panther - Mon, Aug 20 - 7:30 pm - With the screen on the boardwalk and seating in the sand, bring a beach blanket for a night at the movies under the stars…and by the sea. | Coney Island, Surf Avenue

McGolrick Movie Night: Surprise Movie! - Tues, Aug 21 - 8 -10 pm - We will be watching a surprise movie and serving popcorn to all! | McGolrick Park Lawn, Monitor St & Driggs Ave, Greenpoint

SummerScreen: This is Spinal Tap - Wed, Aug 22 - Doors open @ 6pm, music @ 7pm, films @ sundown. Bring a chair or blanket. | McCarren Park, Greenpoint

Family

Taiwan: A World of Orchids - Fri, Aug 17 – Sun, Aug 19 - Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend filled with art & culture. | Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

Puppets in the Park: “The Big Good Wolf” - Tues, Aug 21 - 10:30 am - A modern day fairy tale, starring classic characters from The Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood. | Alley Pond Park, 76th Avenue & Springfield Blvd, Douglaston

Carnival at the Bookshop: 5th Birthday Celebration! - Tues, Aug 21 - 11am-7pm - To celebrate, we are having an all-day carnival-themed party. Go to https://www.astoriabookshop.com for party updates! | Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street, Astoria

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