Weekly Entertainment Calendar - January 4 - January 11
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Art

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

Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 - Ongoing; All day - The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 allows viewers to navigate through Chang’s personal, associative, and narrative meditation on mourning, care-giving, geopolitics, and landscape. The exhibition has been structured to replicate the complex way in which stories develop through geography, history, cultural mythology, fiction, and personal experience. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys - Ongoing - Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys takes visitors through the holiest city in the Islamic world. It presents a compelling portrait of the massive urban redevelopment now under way and its effects on residents and the millions of hajj pilgrims who travel there every year. Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has documented this unprecedented expansion for nearly a decade.

The exhibition is anchored by monumental photographs from his project Desert of Pharan: Unofficial Histories Behind the Mass Expansion of Mecca, alongside large-scale videos and installations. In addition to showing the influx of wealth, photographs detail the lives of workers on construction sites and of migrant groups. | Brooklyn Museum, Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 4th Floor, 200 Eastern Parkway

Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting - Ongoing - MoMA PS1 presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist’s prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century, Schneemann’s pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social construction of the female body, and the cultural biases of art history have had significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting begins with rarely seen examples of the artist’s early paintings of the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s, which integrated objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction.

The exhibition considers Schneemann’s oeuvre within the context of painting by tracing the developments that led to her groundbreaking innovations in performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, as well as her increasingly spatialized multimedia installations from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. | MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City

Music/Dance

Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience - Fri Jan 5 - 8 pm - Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. $15 | Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Until January 6 - 3:30pm & 7pm - Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang as they dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. | The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street, LIC

Dark Side of the Rainbow - Fri, Jan 5 - Midnight - Could Pink Floyd have synced their Dark Side of the Moon to The Wizard of Oz? Is it intentional? Who knows. But it sure is trippy. Discover these and other eerie moments of synchronicity for yourself. $14| Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg

Hummer: A Smashing Pumpkins Tribute - Wed, Jan 10 - 8 pm - Hummer is four New York guys that love the sound of the 90’s Smashing Pumpkins. $5.00 | Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg

Film

MoMI Teen Film Fest Open Call - This is an open call application for all NYC teens, ages 13-19 who would like to submit a short film that they created or helped create. The deadline for submission is January 19th. Show us what you got, visit here to APPLY! http://bit.ly/2E31nHB | Museum of the Moving Image,36-01 35th Ave, Astoria

Blade II - Fri, Jan 5 - 10:30 pm - Blade allies with vampires to fight a new breed of mutant bloodsuckers. | Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg

Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory - Sat, Jan 6 - 11:30 am - A poor child tours the world famous factory of a reclusive candy man. Brunch menu available. | Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg

A Drinking Game NYC presents “Clueless” - Sat, Jan 6 - 7 pm - The movie comes with a list of buzzwords and phrases–when you hear one, a bell rings and everybody drinks! The actors are in on the fun, too. $15| Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus

When We Were Kings - Wed, Jan 10 - 7 pm - Leon Gast’s classic, Oscar-winning documentary of the “Rumble in the Jungle”—Muhammad Ali’s triumphant Kinshasa fight against heavyweight champion George Foreman—took more than two decades to finish. By the time of completion, it had become a reflection on the responsibilities and demands of fame, a snapshot of a moment when black Americans were starting, partly thanks to Ali’s example, to embrace their African heritage en masse, and a hymn to Ali’s mesmerizing, canny presence outside the ring. Featuring commentary by Spike Lee and Norman Mailer and appearances by Don King, B.B. King, The Seekers, and James Brown. Leon Gast is this year's Legacy Award Recipient at the 11th Annual Cinema Eye Honors.| Museum of the Moving Image,36-01 35th Ave, Astoria

Family/Friends

BAM Kids Festival Activities - Thurs, Jan 4 - 10:30 am-3pm - Enjoy a carnival of fun activities with virtual reality experiences, walkabout entertainers, and interactive games, plus live performances by local student dance teams MOVE(NYC) and the Fire Flame Steppers. Free! | BAM Peter J. Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Downtown

Block Printing - Wed, Jan 10 - 6 - 9 pm - Create an image inspired by the Garden and learn the process of block printing. Pre-Registration Required: https://classes.bbg.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=18WAEARTBP | Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave, Prospect Park

Gingerbread Lane - Until Jan 14 - Visitors can marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy. Free w/ NYSCI Admission. |NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona

Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade - Sun Jan 12 - 1 - 4 pm - Celebrating their 21st Parade Anniversary! Line Up will begin 12:30 pm on Meeker and Graham Aves. This years Parade is dedicated to the Families of Puerto Rico!!!|Graham Avenue – Avenue of Puerto Rico, East Williamsburg

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