SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
The Noguchi Museum’s Bang on a Can series brings Koto visionary Yumi Kurosawa, who will offer a beautifully crafted program of original and classic Japanese music played on a traditional instrument. 3 p.m. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City.
Movies Under The Stars: “A Poem Is A Naked Person”
Les Blank’s first feature-length documentary captures music and other events at Leon Russell’s Oklahoma recording studio between 1972 and 1974. Visitors should arrive early to find a spot, and should bring a blanket or chair. The film starts at 7:30 p.m. Beach 94th Street Plaza, Rockaway Beach.
Movies Under The Stars: “Brave”
This Pixar film follows the story of Princess Merida, who uses her bravery and archery skills to battle a curse and restore peace to the Scottish Highlands after she makes a wish that puts her entire kingdom in jeopardy. 8 p.m. Visitors are recommended to arrive early to get a seat and bring a blanket or chair. Paul Raimonda Playground, Long Island City.
Kickball For Kids
Summer Sports Experience, an instructional youth program that teaches sports skills, will train youths how to play kickball. The program is recommended for ages 8 to 14, and will cover basic and more advanced techniques. Free. 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Playground for All Children, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
“Walking On Sunshine”
The Queens Village Library will host short plays and songs by Queens Council on the Arts grantee Senior Theatre Acting Repertory. 2 p.m. Queens Village Library, 94-11 217th St.
Queensboro Dance Festival
Flushing Town Hall will present a night of vibrant contemporary and cultural dance companies from Queens that will be followed by an audience talkback with the choreographers. Pre-show music begins at 7 p.m. $16. 8 p.m. Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd.
“En El Séptimo Día”
The Museum of the Moving Image will hold two screenings per day (2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.) of the latest feature from director Jim McKay (Girls Town). This film follows undocumented immigrants in Brooklyn over seven days. They work six days a week and spend Sundays on the soccer field. Deliveryman and team captain José takes his squad to the finals, but he’s suddenly called in for work. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Bird Walks With The NYC Audubon
Check out creatures of flight with ornithologists. 9:30 am. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
Ethno botanist Leda Meredith leads an exploration of the Queens County Farm Museum’s grounds and teaches how to identify, harvest and enjoy wild, seasonal ingredients. 10 a.m. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Glen Oaks.
Victorian Walking Tour
An expert takes participants to the Victorian sections of Maple Grove Cemetery and discusses history, architecture and interesting trivia. 2 p.m. Maple Grove Cemetery, 83-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens.
Watch a site-specific sound project by Joseph Di Ponio, who is a Queens Council on the Arts grantee. 2 p.m. Sunnyside Municipal Parking Field, Queens Boulevard between 40th and 41st streets, under the 7 train.
Latimer House Museum’s 170th Birthday Party
Celebrate the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum’s birth with wine and beer tasting, art, poetry, a silent auction and tours. 5 p.m. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing.
Queens United International Party
This music festival features local talent, such as The Not Club of NY (gypsy violin), Chota Madre (an Ecuadorean/African ensemble), drum and dance lessons from Maguette Camara from Senegal and The Brown Rice Family (which plays reggae, ska and Latin music). 3 p.m. Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave.
Queens Bocce Tournament
The city’s Parks Department will host its annual citywide Bocce tournament in Middle Village. Players will compete in borough-wide tournaments with the best teams advancing to the citywide championship. The tournament is open to ages 18 and older. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the tournament kicks off at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Juniper Valley Park’s 80th Street entrance at Juniper Boulevard North, Middle Village.
“Opening For My White Dress”
The Plaxall Gallery will host an exhibition inspired by the Bride’s March against Domestic Violence by Diana Behjarano, who is a Queens Council on the Arts grantee. 6 p.m. LIC-A at the Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City.
“A League Of Their Own”
The Museum of the Moving Image will hold two screenings of Penny Marshall’s hit film about an all-women baseball league during World War II. Madonna, Geena Davis and Tom Hanks star. $15. The film will also screen on Sept. 9. 11 a.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Community Arts Day
Painters, potters, photographers, glassmakers, jewelry artists, illustrators and fiber artists will take part in this Kew Gardens arts festival. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Austin Street and Lefferts Boulevard, Kew Gardens.
Dancers shake their booties while listening to music by live DJs. DJ 1 (Green) plays Top 40 hits, while DJ2 (Red) spins throwbacks and DJ 3 (Blue) rocks hip hop, R&B, funk and maybe even some Motown. Dancers can rent headphones. They can switch DJs by pushing the green, red and blue buttons on their sets. Admission ranges from $10 to $25. 6 p.m. Long Island City Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd.
Watch an Indian musical by Paromita Mumu, who is a Queens Council on the Arts grantee. 11:30 a.m. P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Ave., Jackson Heights.
Oratorio Society Of Queens
Temple Beth Sholom will hold an open audition to join a diverse, high-quality music group with approximately 120 members. 7:30 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom, 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing.