Weekly Entertainment Calendar April 11 to April 18
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In celebration of the Thai New Year,  listen to Koh "Mr. Saxman" and John di Martino Trio.
In celebration of the Thai New Year, listen to Koh "Mr. Saxman" and John di Martino Trio.
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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

Habibi - Thurs, April 11 - 8 pm - A 5-piece surf rock girl group performing its ’60s-style harmonies and Middle Eastern themes. $18| Bric House Ballroom, 647 Fulton Street @ Rockwell Place, Fort Greene



Koh “Mr. Saxman” & John di Martino Trio - Sat, April 13 - 9 pm - 1 am - Koh “Mr. Saxman” & John di Martino Trio In celebration of the Thai New Year: Songkran, an evening of the music of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama 9 of Thailand. $10-$16 |Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

Fiddler on the Rooftop Bar - Wed, Apr 17 - 8 pm - A musical parody in which the L train shutdown forces roommates Tevye and Golde to relocate their home from Williamsburg to the strange & foreign land of Astoria. $10|Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope

Film

Call for Volunteers! Did you know that volunteers help choose the films for our “Movies with a View” program each summer? We are seeking recruits for our 2019 Volunteer Film Committee! Contact Elizabeth Harnett at eharnett@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Family

Arts, Fun & Culture: Watercolor Workshop - Fri, April 12 - 6 - 8 pm - Learn watercolor techniques in partnership with the Art Students League. | Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Flushing
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