Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 30 - September 6
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Come and get dazzled by the acts of Circus Amok  at Socrates Sculpture Park
Come and get dazzled by the acts of Circus Amok at Socrates Sculpture Park
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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

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

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

Party Like It’s 1999: The Last Summer Dance - Sat, Sept. 1 - 10 pm - Giving you one more chance to shake it all night long with 90s dance classics. Free!| The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Park Slope

Film

Movies w/ a View – Celebrating Women Directors! - Thurs, Aug 30 - This Week: BIG (1988) - directed by Mariama Diallo . Pre-show music/food begin at 6:00 pm, with the movies screening at sundown. Free! | Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn

Funny Girl (1968) - Sat, Sept 1 - 11 am - Follow the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice, a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Oscar for Best Actress. $12 | Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg

Outdoor Movie: The Sandlot - Sun, Sept 2 - 8 pm - Watch this baseball classic! | Habana Outpost, 690 Fulton Street, Boerum Hill

Movies Under the Stars: RV - Mon, Sept. 3 - Sundown - An animated, adventure comedy for the whole family. | Cunningham Park, 196-10 Union Tpke, Fresh Meadows

Family

Harry Potter Week at The Library continues - Aug 30 - Aug 31 - Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Harry Potter publications at a Queens Library near you! Visit here for locations & events: http://connect.queenslibrary.org/2915

Circus Amok - Sat, Sept 1 - 3 pm - A funny, political, one-ring circus spectacular. Jugglers, stilt dancers, acrobats, puppets and paper mache lions fill the ring, so prepare to be dazzled, alarmed, enchanted, enraged! Laugh, cry, celebrate! Free! | Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC

Omar’s Summer Send Off - Sun, Sept 2 - 2 - 6 pm - Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. | Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Back to School Bash 2018 - Mon, Sept 3 - 11 am - 2 pm - Dance, win prizes, get your face painted, adorn yourself with glitter tattoos and create some cool art! Free! | Habana Outpost, 690 Fulton Street, Boerum Hill

CM Jimmy Van Bramer’s BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE - Help local children have a good start as they get ready for the new school year. Accepting donations until Sept 7th . For info call 718-383-9566. Drop off at district office, 47-01 Queens Blvd, #205, Sunnyside

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