Weekly Entertainment Calendar - April 19 - April 26
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The Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival is returning to Flushing Meadows Corona Park this Saturday.
The Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival is returning to Flushing Meadows Corona Park this Saturday.
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Art

The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca - Ongoing until January 2019 - Sculpture by Other Means will occupy 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

A Passion for Tiffany Lamps - Ongoing; All day until April 30 - Austrian immigrants Dr. Egon Neustadt and his wife Hildegard were among the earliest collectors of works by famed American artist Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933) and they played a critical role in reviving interest in Tiffany’s lamps in the mid-twentieth century. A Passion for Tiffany Lamps highlights the extraordinary scope of the Neustadts’ collection. Examples of Tiffany’s most iconic lamps – the Wisteria and Dragonfly – will be on view, along with unusual lamps produced in limited number, such as the Pond Lily globe and Peacock hanging shade. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

David Bowie is - Ongoing until July 15th - Organized with unprecedented access to David Bowie’s personal archive, this exhibition explores the creative process of an artist whose sustained reinventions, innovative collaborations, and bold characterizations revolutionized the way we see music, inspiring people to shape their own identities while challenging social traditions. David Bowie is has been touring globally for the past five years and is taking its final bow at the Brooklyn Museum, providing an opportunity to view this one-of-a-kind material.

David Bowie is presents approximately 400 objects drawn primarily from the David Bowie Archive, including the artist’s original costumes, handwritten lyric sheets from famous songs, original album art, photographs, and videos, all tracing Bowie’s creative process from his teenage years in England through his last twenty years, when he resided in New York City. | Brooklyn Museum, Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 4th Floor, 200 Eastern Parkway

Maria Lassnig: New York Films 1970–1980 - Ongoing until June 18 - MoMA PS1 presents the world premiere of a series of experimental films the artist Maria Lassnig made in New York City in the 1970s. This presentation focuses on a selection of newly discovered and restored films that examine ways of looking and seeing bound up in bodily sensation. Newly restored by the Maria Lassnig Foundation in close collaboration with the Austrian Film Museum, these films incorporate animation, sound, and poetic voiceovers that encourage entry into the artist’s internal world. Maria Lassnig: New York Films 1970–1980 highlights both finished films and film fragments, all produced using 16mm, 8mm, and Super 8, comprised of live action footage, animated drawings, animated paper cut-outs, and documentary footage of the artist’s studio and her surroundings in New York. | MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City

Music

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime - Thurs, April 19 ; 8 pm - The “420 Tour”. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. $20| Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg

Global Mashup #1: Latin Boogaloo Meets Afrobeat - Fri, April 20; 8 pm - We're mashing 2 cultures on one stage! Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. $16 |Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

Film

Catch Me If You Can - Sat, April 21; 1 pm - Starring Christopher Walken. Christopher was raised in Astoria but left for the bright lights of Hollywood. Come and hear about his early days and then see him on the big screen. Free! | Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Flr, LIC

Phantom Museums: The Short Films of the Quay Brothers - Sat, April 21; 8 pm - Brother filmmakers whose knack for creating miniaturized worlds has earned them accolades as “masters of an unusually entrancing form of stop-action animation.” $20 | National Sawdust, 80 N6th Street, Williamsburg

Family

14th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival - Sat, April 21; 11 am-1 pm - This event features live drum performances (Taiko), a traditional Japanese chorus, a Japanese folk dance, and a tea ceremony. | Pavilion & Astral Fountain, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Celebrate Earth Day - Sun, April 22; 12:30 - 2 pm - Celebrate Earth Day and all of the Wonders of Mother Nature at APEC with a nature walk, meet our animals and help beautify APEC by planting outside out rustic cabin. For ages 6-10. $16 Pre-Reg Req. | Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston

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