Weekly Entertainment Calendar - August 25
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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Watch the classic Indian film ‘Lagaan’ on August 31.
Watch the classic Indian film ‘Lagaan’ on August 31.
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Enjoy an evening of African music and dance on August 29.
Enjoy an evening of African music and dance on August 29.
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Art

How the Cats Took Over the Internet - Thurs, August 27 - 10:30 am to 8 pm - This exhibition, which includes screenings and live events, looks at the phenomenon of cats online and how they have transfixed a generation of web users. Ongoing. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria

A Re-Installation and Progressive De-Installation of Noguchi’s Bronze Gallery - Thurs, Aug.27 - 12 p.m. - Before it became the Video Room, Area 5 was a gallery featuring 1960s-era bronzes. This summer it has been installed as close as possible to its original state--for instance, before the elevator went in and when the space was longer. The exhibition will open with nine objects installed.| The Noguchi Musuem, 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Blvd., Astoria

Panorama of the City of New York - Fri, Aug. 28 - 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. - The Panorama of the City of New York is the jewel in the crown of the

collection of the Queens Museum. Conceived as a celebration of the City’s municipalinfrastructure by urban mastermind and World’s Fair President Robert

Moses for the 1964 Fair, the Panorama was built by a team of more than

100 people. On view from Wednesday through Sunday. | Queens Museum of Art, 111-01 Corona Ave., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing

Two Trees in Balance - Sat, Aug. 29 - 10 a.m. - Gabriela Albergaria’s work involving nature includes photography, drawing and sculptures. | Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City

Tobin Eason: Passion in Motion - Mon, Aug. 31 - 10 a.m. - Tobin Eason’s paintings are influenced by the dance performing arts scene in New York City. They depict the wide and varied emotions performing artists must portray when performing for an audience. Each work is a reflection of not only the dancer’s beauty aesthetically, but even more importantly, the required expression and passion to achieve artistic excellence. | A.R.T./NY South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford St, Boerum Hill

Music/Dance

The UNFringed Festival 2015 - Thurs, August 27 to Sat, Aug. 29 - 7 to 9 p.m. - In the summer of 2013, The First Annual UNFringed Festival brought bold and daring new works to The Secret Theatre of Long Island City, Queens – named “One of NYC’S best theater spots” by Time Out. Now, in August 2015, UNFringed returns with new original shows! | The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City

Moon Drumming Workshop - Sat, August 29 - 7 p.m. - Celebrate the Harvest Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall’s garden with master drummers from Puerto Rico. Begin with workshops led by the Grammy-nominated director of LP21, Juan Gutiérrez, then jam with the entire group. All are welcome from beginner to professional, just bring your enthusiasm and participate! $20/$18 for members. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Onipa Abusia: Dinizulu & His African Dancers, Drummers & Singers - Sat, August 29 - 7 to 8:30 p.m. - Onipa Abusia presents an evening of African Dance, Drumming and Song. $10 per ticket. | Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-4 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica

Monthly Jazz Jam - Wed, Sept. 2 - 7 to 10 p.m. - Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround, a program of Convergence Arts, Inc., as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills, and jam each month with your peers. Don’t play? Come listen! $10 per ticket. | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Film

Die Hard - Thurs, Aug. 27 - 6 p.m. - Syfy Movies with a View presents music at 6 pm, with movies starting at sundown. | Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn, Furman Street at Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn Heights

Chameleon Street - Thurs, Aug. 27 - 7 p.m. - Director Wendell B. Harris relays the exploits of Douglas Street, an African-American con artist who successfully impersonated a Time magazine reporter, a Yale student, and a surgeon in this 1990 film. Part of BAM’s “Indie 80s” film series. | BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Fort Greene

Ghoul-a-go-go - Sat, Aug. 29 - 8:30 p.m. - The black-and-white mash-up of horror show hosts and kids’ dance show has a special screening. | Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., Coney Island



Lagaan - Mon, August 31- 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. - An outdoor screening of this classic set in British occupation India in 1893. | Cunningham Park, Main Park House, 196 Street and Union Turnpike, Grand Central PKWY, Oakland Gardens, NY

Familly

The Art of Discovery - Thurs, August 27, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. - What do baby ladybugs look like? Why don’t ferns have flowers? Why are there pigeons everywhere? Do you ever wonder things like that? Then you would make a terrific naturalist! A naturalist observes plants, animals, and other living things closely, asks questions, and tries to learn the answers. | Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. at Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day - Sat, August 29, 9:30 am to 4 pm - American Authors, Natalie La Rose, Bea Miller, Kalin & Myles & Jacob Whitesides will team up with 2015 Wimbledon Champion Novak Djokovic and reigning US Open Champion, Marin Cilic to kick-off the 2015 US Open. | USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing

Kayaking - Sat, August 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Glide along the Brooklyn waterfront during our free public kayaking.Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult guardian. All levels welcome, no experience is necessary. | Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Granite Prospect, Old Fulton Street at Furman Street, Dumbo

Queens Botanical Garden- Farm Tour - Sat, August 29 - 2 to 3 p.m. - Join QBG Farm staff on the last Saturday of the month for a guided tour of the ¾ acre farm where they grow produce, and compost food scraps to help rebuild their soils. | Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

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