See Norian Maro on Friday 1/16 at the Flushing Town
Hall starting at 8 p.m. (see below).
Visit Flushing Town Hall for a Korean performance featuring splendid costumes, heartfelt movements, dynamic drums and enchanting singing. Norian Maro, an energetic world music group, transfers audiences into Leodo, a fantasy island treasured by the people in Jeju, a beautiful province in Korea. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is free with a RSVP. Visit flushingtownhall.org to register.
MUSIC AND DANCE OF THE PHILLIPINES
Get a glimpse of Philippine heritage through dance, kulintang music, chants, storytelling and silat martial arts – forms originating from legends and the unwritten history of people who hailed from the 7,100 islands that make up the Philippines. This performance will take place in Flushing Library’s lower level auditorium, starting at 1:30 p.m. The library is located at 41-17 Main St.
CENTER OF ATTENTION
Visitors are invited to the Noguchi Musuem to engage with the collection through hour-long conversations around a single work of art. This month’s “Center of Attention” will focus on “Floor Frame. Remembering India.” The event runs from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
ROADHOUSE AT THE CHAIN
Join Long Island City’s Chain Theatre for a parody staged reading of your favorite action films. There are amazing raffle prizes, trivia, audience participation and beer! This week’s event features “Roadhouse,” starting at 7 p.m.
The “I Love Freestyle” concert will take place at Resorts World Casino. The following artists will be playing the show: Featuring Lisa Lisa, Safire, Fascination, Nayobe, Coro, Lisette Melendez, & C-Bank. It will be hosted by Sammy Zone. Tickets for the show cost $25.
At the Queens Museum, 596 Acres will present more than 155 urban renewal plans that the City has ever adopted in an intervention directly on the Panorama of the City of New York. From 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., there will be a discussion on the law of eminent domain in the second floor theater. At 2 p.m., you can attend a workshop on Mitchell Lama. Starting at 4 p.m., there is a discussion and preview of the film, “It Took 50 Years: Frances Goldin and the Struggle for Cooper Square.” All events are free with some RSVPs required. Call (718) 592-9700 for more information.
Flushing Town Hall will present a preview of “Beloved Prey,” a portable opera in English with a Japanese koto. Featuring a 15-foot foldable set, it is about a lioness who adopts a baby antelope and a mother antelope who musters the courage to rescue her child. The concert also includes the “Moon Princess Song Cycle,” performed by soprano-piano duo Sara Heaton and Akiko Sasaki. To learn more, call (718) 463-7700, Ext. 222.
DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM
The Kupferberg Center at Queens College is holding its inaugural Martin Luther King celebration with a performance by the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The ensemble consists of 18 racially diverse dancers, known worldwide for bringing a contemporary flair to classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire. The performance starts at 4 p.m. in Colden Auditorium. Tickets are $35. Call (718) 793-8080 to learn more or to buy tickets.
SENSATIONAL SAND PLAY
In this Little Makers event at the New York Hall of Science, mix simple household ingredients to make a batch of moldable sand. The workshop runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is recommended for children ages 18 months and older. It costs $8 per family, plus NYSCI admission. Call (718) 699-0005 for additional information.
WINTER ART SHOW
The Bayside Historical Society is presenting its annual winter art show, starting at 2 p.m. The artwork will be on display through Feb. 1. Admission is $10. The society is located at the Castle in Fort Totten Park. The address is 208 Totten Ave., Bayside. To find out more, call (718) 352-1548.
NEW WORK AT DORSKY GALLERY
Running until March 29, “An Aesthetics of Slowness” opens at the Dorsky Gallery, with an opening reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures in this exhibition are about the uncertainty of physical experiences and perceptions, and extend to the viewer an invitation to look, wait and look again. For more information, visit dorsky.org/#aesthetics.
NEW COMMISSION AT PS1
In her inaugural U.S. solo project, “DEAL,” Anne Imhof works with a group of performers, composers, lawyers and a family of white rabbits. “DEAL” unfolds over the course of two days and in two different locations simultaneously. The result is an image that gradually emerges in time. See the work at MoMSA PS1 from noon to 6 p.m.
LAST DAY FOR WHAT’S UP, DOC?
The Museum of the Moving Image’s “What’s Up, Doc?” exhibition celebrating the animation art of Chuck Jones ends. Animation director and artist Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones (1912–2002) made some of the most enduringly popular cartoons of all time, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote and Pepe Le Pew. The exhibition features 23 of Chuck Jones’s animated films, interactive experiences, and 134 original sketches and drawings, storyboards, production backgrounds and photographs. For information, call (718) 777-6888.
COME FLY WITH ME
Journey through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from the 1920s to the 1980s, with vocalist Jacques LeBas. The concert will take place at the Glen Oaks Library, starting at 2 p.m. The library is located at 256-04 Union Tpke.
Running until Feb. 1 at the Secret Theatre, the iconic rock musical “Hair” tells the story of the cultural revolution. Tickets are $18. For box office information, call (718) 392-0722.
SUZANNE JACKSON EXHIBIT
“Suzanne Jackson: Suggestions from Nature” is an exhibition of recent paintings and drawing by accomplished artist, Suzanne Jackson. In her paintings, literal structure and quiet narratives evolve out of layered acrylic. By omitting the canvas and incorporating reused and natural materials, Jackson responds to humanity’s historical relationships to environments through her reflections on diverse heritages and cultures that have impacted her personal experiences. The exhibit is on display until Jan. 22. It is being shown at Temporary Agency, which is located at 855 Wyckoff Ave.