Weekly Entertainment Calendar - February 16 - February 23
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Listen to Korean folk drumming at Flushing Town Hall.
Listen to Korean folk drumming at Flushing Town Hall.
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Art

“Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” - Thurs, Feb. 16 - 11 am - 10 pm - The iconic feminist artist’s first retrospective, highlighting her technical virtuosity and examination of some of our deepest cultural impulses, compulsions, and fantasies. |Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights

“Iggy Pop Life Class” - Fri, Feb. 17 - 11 am - 6 pm - Artist Jeremy Deller used the traditional life-model drawing class to stage a performative event with musician and personality Iggy Pop as model and subject. Come see the results! |Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights

EAF16: Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition - Ongoing until March 13; All Day - The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition (EAF) is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming, widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of selected contemporary works. A singular opportunity for rising artists to experiment with ambitious, large-scale public art, EAF provides 15 artists with an open studio, monetary support, and institutional guidance. Diverse in subject, materials, and approach, each site-specific work addresses social, ecological, or political issues that are pertinent to the past, present, and future of the park as it celebrates its 30th anniversary year. | Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

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

Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art - Ongoing until Feb. 19; All day - Since the late 1960s, Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ performances, sculptural installations, and writing have explored issues profoundly important to society today: the role of women in society, cultures of work and labor, and urban and community resilience. Her MANIFESTO FOR MAINTENANCE ART 1969! laid out the hidden, yet essential role of maintenance in Western society—and the radical implications of actively valuing rather than dismissing or hiding it | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Music/Dance

“A Man of Good Hope” - Fri, Feb. 17; 7:30 pm - A musical and theatrical adaptation of South African native Jonny Steinberg’s 2015 book about a Somali refugee’s journey from Mogadishu to Johannesburg and finally to the US. |BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl., Fort Greene

“Beardo” - Fri, Feb. 17; 8 pm - This Russian indie rock musical explores the mad inner workings of Rasputin, the infamous mystic who used unconventional means to fight his way to the fall of the Russian monarchy. | On Stage at Kingsborough, 155 Milton St., Greenpoint

Korean Traditional Marching Band - Sun, Feb. 19; 5 pm - Professional musicians and their student performers from the Korean Traditional Marching Band come together to present their Korean folk drumming repertoire followed by an interactive workshop that helps participants understand Korean rhythms and instruments, and explore traditional movements.|Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Film

“The Duke is Tops” - Fri, Feb. 17; 10 am - Part of the BAM Senior Cinema lineup. In this jazz musical of the 1930s, a theatrical producer (Ralph Cooper) puts aside his own success to boost the career of a talented singer (Lena Horne in her film debut). | BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene

I Am Jim Henson featuring The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson - Sat, Feb. 18; 1pm - This month’s event is a special Jim Henson biographical presentation. I Am Jim Henson written by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Chris Eliopoulus is the latest entry in the children’s book series Ordinary People Change the World. Eliopoulus joins us to discuss the book and conduct a drawing demonstration.| Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

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