Weekly Entertainment Calendar - March 17 to March 24
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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Director David Sigal and producer Daniel Hendrick will discuss their “Saving Jamaica Bay” film in person at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Director David Sigal and producer Daniel Hendrick will discuss their “Saving Jamaica Bay” film in person at the Museum of the Moving Image.
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Art

“This Place” - Thurs, Mar. 17 - 10am to 11p.m. - The Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibition “This Place” explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers. | Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights

Manifest - Sat, March 19 - Noon - A day of women’s empowerment workshops dealing with the subjects of arts, healing, finances, and holistic healthcare. Song, dance, theater and spoken word performances start at 6 pm.| El Puente, 211 S. Fourth St., Williamsburg

“Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn” - Sat, March 19 - 12 pm to 5 pm - BHS’s photography and correspondence collection reveals the personal stories of Brooklyn soldiers and their families during the American Civil War, uncovering tales that are often moving, light-hearted, and tragic at the same time. | Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights

Highlights from the Collection: Design Into Art - Ongoing; All day - Long before it was widely accepted to do so, Noguchi ignored the traditional distinction between “art” and “design.” This exhibition focuses on the permeable membrane between these categories in Noguchi’s work, with lightweight and flat-packable furniture, stage sets, sculpture, and Akari Light Sculptures.| Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City

Bearing Witness - Ongoing ; All day - Drawings by William Gropper. Growing up in poverty on the Lower East Side, Gropper learned early about social injustice. He dropped out of school to work in the sweatshops but found respite in drawing and studied with Robert Henri and George Bellows. Gropper’s aunt was a victim of 1911’s Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which further radicalized his thinking. Along with his study of artists who came before him, it was the graphic works of Goya and Daumier that helped solidify his direction as an artist. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Music/Dance

Debbie Williams - Fri, March 18, 8 - 10 pm - Singer/songwriter Debbie Williams has traveled throughout the world performing with Holland America Cruise line and can more recently be seen playing the role of Summer in “How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song?” Debbie has been described as “having the power of Celene Dion, the tone of Shania Twain and the sass of Alanis Morissette.”| Hill Country Barbecue Market, 345 Adams Street, Brooklyn Heights

Musical Elements of Qawwali - Sat, March 19 ; 11 am - Join the artistic director of Riyaaz Qawwali in this fun and informative workshop to discover how clapping, call and answer, lyrics, and rhythms shape this 700-year old tradition of ecstatic music, Qawwali.| Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

“Alice in Wonderland” - Sat, March 19; 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm - Puppetworks presents a marionette adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic, featuring an original song score and scenery based on the original illustrations. |Puppetworks, 338 Sixth Ave., Park Slope

Queens College Chamber Orchestra - Sun, March 20; 1 pm - Under the direction of Charles Neidich, The Queens College Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble of 26 to 35 players which focuses on in-depth study of classical and contemporary repertoire. It also ventures into romantic repertoire such as Brahms 4th Symphony. |Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Julius Caesar - Starting Fri, March 25 - Titan closes its season with a signature take on Shakespeare’s political drama Julius Caesar. When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his fellow Senators resolve that his ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. Titan delivers an innovative & action packed production directed & conceived by renowned American director, Jack Young. | Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Fri-Sun, April 1-3 - Check queenstheatre.org for times - The legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes the stage in this witty, fast paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. The clever Holmes skillfully maneuvers the twisted web of London’s most intriguing cases with his split second deductions revealing intimate and useful details of a person’s life. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s vivid characters jump from the page weaving a tale of mystery, suspense and

intrigue. | Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Film

Saving Jamaica Bay - Thurs, March 17; 8 pm - Jamaica Bay is the largest open space in New York City—and a key part of a national park called Gateway National Recreation Area. After a long fight, Jamaica Bay is cleaner now than it has been in generations. In this era of rapidly growing cities and rising seas, urban nature is more important than ever. What can we learn from Jamaica Bay as we prepare for this uncertain future? And what role can all of us play in protecting it?| Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria

Queens World Film Festival - March 17 to March 20 - Turning 6, QWFF is set to return to the Museum of the Moving Image and other venues across Queens. We anticipate screening between 80 and 100 films. It is important to QWFF that every screening is a worthwhile experience for participating filmmakers and our guests so we will continue many of our signature elements: dynamic thematic programming, hosted screening events with engaging talk-backs, relevant networking opportunities and maximum access to press. We will again screen narrative films, documentaries, LGBTQ and animated films and we will program both short and feature length films. However this year we are adding a new category: Family Films. We are excited to introduce families to independent and international cinema. | Visit queensworldfilmfestival.com for more information.

“The Last Dragon” - Fri, Mar. 18; 10 a.m. -Part of BAM’s “Senior Citizen Lineup,” this 1995 film follows a young man on his search to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as “the glow.”| BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Fort Greene

Family

Hot Compost - Sat, March 19 - 10 am - 12 pm - Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop! Learn to make and manage a “thermophilic” batch of compost—a pile that will heat up to kill weed seeds and pathogens, ready to use in as little as three months! Participants work together with NYC Compost Project staff to build a pile at our compost demo site. Come ready to get dirty! Register online: hotcompost.eventbrite.com - See more at: http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/events#sthash.9rBInf20.dpuf|Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

St. Patrick’s day parade - Sun, March 20 - 9 am - The 41st annual event kicks off with a pre-parade mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church, and then steps off with a re-dedication ceremony to the heroes and victims of 9-11 memorial, followed by a march up 15th Street and Prospect Park West, down to Seventh Avenue, Garfield Place and then back up Prospect Park West to the viewing stand Bartel Pritchard Circle, Prospect Park West at 14th Street. This year’s grand marshall is Mary Hogan, national president of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. | Prospect Park

St. Patrick’s day parade - Sun, March 20 - 9:30 am - Ridge residents celebrate the wearing of the green with a mass at 9:30 am at St. Patrick’s Church, parade line up at noon at Marine Avenue and Third Avenue, kick off at 1 pm - winding its way along Third Avenue to the reviewing stand on 77th Street and Third Avenue. | St. Patrick’s Church, 9511 Fourth Ave., Bay Ridge
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