Yikes! A few summer-long programs host their final concert, film or activity this week. But don’t give up and shop for school supplies, there are still plenty of fun things to do in Queens, including a honey festival, a cocktail expo, silent disco, and beach lessons.
Aug. 16, Silent Disco, 10 pm. Dancers rent headphones that transmit music by three live deejays. They can switch deejays by pushing the buttons on their sets. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria.
Aug. 16, Classic Film Fridays, 7:59 am. The final film in this summer-long series is “Devil’s Advocate,” which is about a Florida lawyer who takes a job at a high-end New York City firm with a high-end boss. Rufus King Park, 150-29 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica.
Aug. 17, Caribbean Carnival, 11 am. The third annual event features a parade of floats, steel pan bands, stilt walkers, and masqueraders. It ends with live performances including Fasol Band, Reggae sensation Bigga Haitian, Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall artist Kemar Bailey, HeidiBe, Dre Q, and Foundation Band. Beach 20th Street and Seagirt Boulevard to Bayswater Park, Far Rockaway. http://bit.ly/2OOIdOW
Aug. 17, Rockaway Beach 5K & 10K, 8 am. The nonprofit Queens Distance Runners organizes two separate races on the peninsula. The course is the entirety of the boardwalk. One loop is five kilometers. Two loops are 10 kilometers. The Start/Finish Line is near the Beach 94th Street entrance to the Boardwalk.
Aug 17, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7 pm. The Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents a family-friendly version of this Shakespeare comedy about the duke of Athens and the Amazon queen. Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd., LIC.
Aug. 18, New York Cocktail Expo, 3 pm. Six hours of cocktails, spirits, beer, cider, a rum room, and a tiki throw down. Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd St., LIC.
Aug. 18, Music in the Garden, 4 pm. People of Earth, a 15-member global orchestra, blends the music of Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and beyond. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
Aug. 18, Hamlet (1996), Aug. 25. An epic take on a Shakespeare classic that stars Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Kate Winslet, Charlton Heston, and Gérard Depardieu. It’s 238 minutes with an intermission. Three screenings on Aug. 18 and Aug. 24 at 4:30 pm and Aug. 25 at 2 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Aug. 18, Multi-Cultural Closing Program, 1 pm. The fun includes a blessing by Calpulli Tletl Papalotzin and a gallery talk with Camille Hoffman and Two Clouds to mark the end of three exhibitions. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Aug. 18, Katz Concert Series, 5 pm. R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, and Jazz by the Bartlett Contemporaries. Cambria Heights Playground, vicinity of Francis Lewis Boulevard, 121st Avenue, and 219th Street.
Aug. 19, Beach Dance, Aug. 22. This fifth annual expo features daily dance classes — Contemporary, House, Vogue, etc. — taught by experienced artists. Low Tide Bar, Beach 97th Street Concession, Rockaway.
Aug. 19, The Godfather, 8:30 pm. Watch this classic mafia film under the stars. Astoria Park Great Lawn.
Aug. 19, Open Mic Series, 7 pm. Thunderbird American Indian Dancer of the Year Bobby Gonzalez spins a yarn. Then he encourages the audience to participate as part of the Building Bridges through Storytelling program that presents these events every other Monday until Sept. 9. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Aug. 20, Live at the Gantries, 7 pm. The Akoko Nante Ensemble plays African Diaspora music using indigenous techniques filtered through a uniquely African American execution. Gantry Plaza State Park, vicinity of Center Boulevard and 47th Road.
Aug. 21, Honey Harvest Festival, 1 pm. Bees are busy in the summer, especially when honey harvest time arrives. This festival offers informative, fun, and tasty activities for all ages. See how beekeepers harvest honey, make bee-inspired art and bee bean-bags, sample honey from different hives and regions, and learn what it takes to make a bee-friendly garden. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing.
Aug. 21, Spirited Away, Aug. 25. This 2001 Japanese film won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. After Chihiro’s family explores an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and she is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled by a sorceress. The five screenings are on Aug. 21-23 at noon and Aug. 24-25 at 11:30 am. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Aug. 21, Outdoor Cinema, 7 pm. Watch the French documentary “March of the Penguins,” which follows emperor penguins as they travel hundreds of miles from the sea to inland mating grounds in Antarctica. Beforehand, Jazz star Eleanor Dubinsky performs with Benhur Oliveira and Wesley Amorim. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC.
Aug. 21, In Search of Contoured Playground & Models for Spaces, Feb. 2. Opening for two exhibitions that explore Isamu Noguchi’s designs for public spaces and his conviction that sculpture is about shaping the experience of space. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC.
Aug. 22, Live at the Landing, 6 pm. Gabriel Guerrero and QUΔΠTUM play jazz with piano, saxophone, bass, and percussion in this final concert of a summer series. The Oval, 52-10 Center Blvd., Hunters Point South Park.
Aug. 22, Free Jazz Concerts, 7 pm. Carl Bartlett Jr. and the Bartlett Contemporaries take the audience on an unforgettable Jazz journey. Vicinity of 70th Road between Queens Boulevard and Austin Street, Forest Hills.
Romeo and Juliet, Aug. 25. The Rude Grooms troupe presents a classic Shakespeare tragedy at various Western Queens venues. It’s family-friendly with live acoustic music. Shows start at 6:30 pm on Wednesday in Rainey Park, Thursday in Queensbridge Park, Saturday in Astoria Park, and Sunday in Plaxall Gallery.
The Dark Crystal, until Aug. 18. Daily noon screenings of this 1982 Jim Henson film, a mix of puppetry, animatronics, special effects, and more. On a remote planet, an elfin creature embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal in an attempt to restore order to his world. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
It’s In Queens! | Aug. 23 to Aug. 29
Dare we use the expressions “cutting edge” and “classic” in the same sentence? Great Queens traditions ─ Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, Jazzmobile Block Party, Jerk Fest ─ happen this week. Ditto for new pop-up markets, a listening party, and a unique corn roast.
Aug. 24, Jazzmobile Block Party, 2 pm to 4 pm. Free concert featuring the Jumaane Smith Quartet and Jay Rodriguez’s Latin Swing Band. Tours from noon to 4:45 pm. Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona.
Aug. 24, Flushing Night Out, noon. A daytime community market and social event featuring local restaurants, businesses, and artists including a K-pop band. St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave., Flushing.
Aug. 24, Lowery Plaza Pop Up, Aug. 25. The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District and Queens Night Market unite to present rotating vendors (i.e. jewelry, ceramics, candles, soap) from noon to 6 pm on both days. Lowery Plaza, 40th Street and Queens Boulevard under the elevated 7 train, Sunnyside.
Aug. 24, Colors of Us Listening Party, 5 pm. Electronic music artist Claire Marie Lim (aka dolltr!ck) hosts a listening party for her new work, Colors of Us, which consists of music created with female-identifying youth of Asian descent. Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing.
Aug. 24, Streetwise + Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell, Aug. 25. A 1983 documentary on Seattle street residents and a 2016 documentary on one of the teenagers in the first film who is now 44 and has 10 children. Three screenings on Aug. 24 at 2 pm and 6 pm and Aug. 25 at 1:30 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Aug. 24, Corónate Caribe, 1 pm to 6 pm. This monthly festival celebrates Caribbean culture with music, dance, theater, workshops, and exhibitions. At 5 pm, Yasser Tejeda and Palotre, a Dominican roots fusion group, performs. Corona Plaza, vicinity of Roosevelt Avenue and 104th Street.
Aug. 24, Ruptura, 2 pm. Puppeteer Ernesto Oroza shares more than 80 hand puppets gathered from Cuba. Their parts were used to repair mixers, fans, washing machines, coffee machines, and pressure cookers (Rain date: Aug. 25, 2 pm). Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC.
Aug. 25, Jamaican Jerk Festival, noon. Eat spicy jerk specialties while listening to live performances, especially Reggae and Soca. Plus, more than 30 food vendors, a kids zone, and chef demos. This event was postponed until this date due to a heat wave in July. Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick and Baisley boulevards, Jamaica.
Aug. 25, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, 9:30 am. The world’s largest single-day, grassroots tennis-and-entertainment event with chart-topping music acts and top tennis players. Lineup includes Blanco Brown, Radio Disney’s Morgan, Meg Donelly, Novak Djokovic, and Sloane Stephens. Arthur Ashe Stadium, USTA: Billie Jean King Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Aug. 25, No Brainer or the Solution to Parasites, 2 pm. The Street Theater Company presents this rip-roaring musical that begins with an eviction threat and leads to a wild trip with plenty of jokes about President Donald Trump. Travers Park, vicinity of 34th Avenue and 78th Street, Jackson Heights.
Aug. 25, Katz Concert Series, 5 pm. Dr. K’s Motown Revue takes the stage. O’Donohue Park Bandshell, vicinity of Seagirt Boulevard and Beach 19th Street, Far Rockaway.
Aug. 25, Down to Earth Market/Corn Roast, 10 am to noon. Enjoy an ear of corn, roasted over a charcoal fire by Pono “The Corn King,” and served with all the fixings. Cunningham Park, 196-00 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows.
Aug. 26, Singin’ in the Rain, sunset. Watch this classic film under the stars. Astoria Park Great Lawn.
Aug. 27, Live at the Gantries, 7 pm. The bilingual band 123 Andrés plays children’s music. Gantry Plaza State Park, vicinity of Center Boulevard and 47th Road, LIC.
Aug. 29, Queens Get The Music, 6 pm. Three hours of music by local talent. Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue and 30th Street.
Romeo and Juliet, until Aug. 25. The Rude Grooms troupe presents a classic Shakespeare tragedy with live acoustic music at various Western Queens venues nightly at 6:30 pm. Rainey Park, Aug. 21; Queensbrige Park, Aug. 22; Astoria Park, Aug. 23 and 24; Plaxall Gallery, Aug. 25.
Hamlet (1996), until Aug. 25. An epic take (238 minutes with an intermission) on a Shakespeare classic that stars Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and Kate Winslet. Two more screenings on Aug. 24 at 4:30 pm and Aug. 25 at 2 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Spirited Away, under Aug. 25. This 2001 Japanese film won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. After Chihiro’s family explores an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and she’s whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled by a sorceress. The five screenings are on Aug. 21-23 at noon and Aug. 24-25 at 11:30 am. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
It’s In Queens! | June 28 to July 4
It’s a week of juxtapositions. Wonderful juxtapositions, that is. A film series opens, while an art show closes. New Broadway sensations share the stage with 18th century traditions. Monthly jams blends with one-time-only concerts. And Korean BBQ mixes with KFC (Korean Fried Chicken).
June 28, Broadway in the Boros, noon. Cast members and musicians from the Broadway hits “The Prom” and “Be More Chill” perform on a stage at the intersection of 77th Street and 37th Road in Jackson Heights.
June 28, Traditions Festival, June 30 (noon to 4 pm). This fourth-annual, three-day event mixes food, music, art, and crafts from the 18th century with those of modern times. Expect broom-making, blacksmithing, spinning, loom weaving, and down-hearth cooking as well as Filipino calligraphy, Mexican dressmaking, and Korean cooking. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica.
June 28, The Kat Call with Kat Lazo, 7:30 pm. This live event features Lazo, whose digital series “The Kat Call” deals Latino misconceptions and taboos. The fun includes a panel discussion and screenings of the episodes “Why Are Novelas So White?,” “Can Latinos Benefit from White Privilege?,” and “Are You a Real Latino If You Don’t Speak Spanish?” Each episode has its own Q&A. The Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
June 28, Passport to Flushing, July 5. This is a food crawl organized by the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. Crawlers get “passports” and visit participating restaurants and cultural venues for discounts and special offers. Part of Flushing World’s Fare, which includes panel discussions, tours, showcases, and other events.
June 28, Korean Flushing, 6 pm. Jack Eichenbaum, the official Queens historian as per a designation from Borough President Melinda Katz, leads a stroll through the “Korean Villages” in the Flushing/Murray Hill area. See shops and churches and eat BBQ and KFC (Korean Fried Chicken). Meet outside The Coop at 133-42 39th Ave. RSVP to email@example.com.
June 28, Stonewall 50: Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Movements in Queens, Part II, June 30. Final weekend of a film series exploring gay life before and after the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. Remaining schedule: “Multiple Maniacs,” June 28, 7 pm; “Dog Day Afternoon,” June 29, 2 pm; “My Beautiful Launderette, ”June 29, 4:30 pm and July 6, 3 pm; “Tropical Malady,” June 29, 7 pm and June 30, 2 pm; “The Mouth of the Wolf,” June 30, 4:30 pm; and “Strong Island,” June 30, 6:30 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
June 29, Smells Like Summer Music Festival, noon. This free, five-hour blowout features two singer-songwriters from Astoria, a Brazilian Rock Band, a Soul Funk band with deeps roots in New Orleans, and three groups that have been part of the local music scene for more than 30 years. George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell, Forest Park Drive, Forest Park.
June 29, Chinese Flushing, 6 pm. Jack Eichenbaum, the official Queens historian as per a designation from Borough President Melinda Katz, leads a walk through the biggest Chinatown on the Eastern Seaboard. He discusses demographics, history, real estate, culture, and more. Meet by the elevators in the Sky View mall at Roosevelt Avenue and College Point Boulevard. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 29, ¡Corónate Inmigrante!, noon to 6 pm. This monthly cultural event celebrates the best of Queens. The Sunday event includes art workshops, an immigration and wellness resource fair, an embroidery-and-crochet workshop, and a concert with Grupo Descarrilao, a bilingual band of Salsa Dura-Rock. Corona Plaza, vicinity of 103rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
June 29, Walking Tour of Kew Gardens and Maple Grove Cemetery, 11 am. Maple Grove board member Jo-Anne Raskin is the guide. Meet at Dani’s House of Pizza, 81-28 Lefferts Blvd.
June 30, Concert on the Green: A Symphonic Salute to America, 3 pm. Queens Symphony Orchestra offers a salute to the United States through music. George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell, Forest Park Drive, Forest Park.
June 30, Last Chance and Gallery Talk, 2 pm. Preservationist/architect Ivan Mrakovcic presents an illustrated talk about the exhibition “Flowering Trees of Victorian Richmond Hill,” which closes this weekend. Local artist Irene Buszko’s paintings depict the neighborhood in the plein-air tradition. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing.
July 3, Monthly Jazz Jam, 7 pm. Musicians gather and play under the direction of saxophone legend Carol Sudhalter. Don’t play? Come and listen. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
July 3, Outdoor Cinema: Cielo, 7 pm. The annual Outdoor Cinema program returns with the screening of this time-lapse film on Chile’s Atacama Desert, as experienced by astronomers, peasants, cowboys, and miners. It’s a visual symphony of the moon, stars, sun, and clouds. Chilean cultural performances and food are part of the fun. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC.
It’s In Queens! | April 12 to April 18
Not all boroughs are created equally — obviously as Queens is so outstanding. But not all weeks are created equally either. And this upcoming one is overflowing with tremendous events. A small sampling includes celebrity chefs, artistic debuts, a Grammy winner, rising stars, cherry blossoms, banned films, a two-day conference, and the “finest males voices from London’s West End.”
April 12, Babylon, April 21. Because of its controversial nature, this film was never released in the U.S. It follows a young dancehall deejay in South London who battles fiercely against racism and xenophobia. Six shows are April 12, 7:30 pm; April 13, 3 pm and 7 pm; April 20, 3 pm; April 21, 1 pm and 5 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
April 12, Harlem Nights in Jamaica, 7 pm. New music and dance by Broadway star Omar Edwards and K360 club. It’s a journey from jazz to reggae and back. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.
April 12, Theorizing the Web Conference, April 13. Scholars, journalists, artists, activists, and technology practitioners attend and offer discussions and lectures. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
April 13, Cinco de Mayo, April 14. The borough-based Calpulli Mexican Dance Company debuts “Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo,” which commemorates the Mexican victory over the French on May 5, 1862. Two shows on April 13 at 8 pm and April 14 at 2 pm. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
April 13, Peter Yarrow, 8 pm. Yarrow was part of the 1960s trio Peter, Paul and Mary, which sang at Vietnam War protests and participated in Civil Rights marches. (They also won five Grammys.) Expect “If I Had a Hammer,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall, vicinity of Kissena Boulevard and Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing.
April 13, Rising Stars and Young Composers, 7 pm. Four young prodigies from The Juilliard School Pre-College and the NY Philharmonic program — all between the ages of 11 and 16 — perform classical music. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills.
April 13, Joya Powell & Movement of the People Dance Company, 1:30 pm. Learn how to create styles, share stories with headwraps, hair ties and scarves, create short works of choreograph, and learn others. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.
April 14, The Barricade Boys, 3 pm. Making their NY debut, the “finest male voices from London’s West End” do show tunes, ballads, arias and some of the best pop, rock, and swing. St. John’s University’s Marillac Hall, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica.
April 14, Dining for Justice, 5 pm. Pop-up food hall with all-star chefs serving small plates. Event raises awareness and money for Immigrant Families Together. Chefs and restaurants include Hugue Dufour from M Wells, John Brown Smokehouse’s Josh Bowen, and pitt master John Zervoulakos of Stuey’s Smokehouse. Sound River Studios, 4-40 44th Dr., LIC.
April 14, Windchimes For Sale and Play, 5 pm. Last day of Skip LaPlante’s exhibition of windchimes made from “stuff nobody else wanted.” Meet Skip, who will perform music he composed for a windchimes orchestra. Items for sale. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
April 14, Flushing Cherry Blossom, April 21. Free admission to a garden of cherry trees during regular hours, noon to 5 pm. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing.
April 14, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, 3 pm. The Quintet of the Americas plays an eclectic mix of woodwind music covering Gershwin, blues, pop, folk, and minimalism. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
April 14, Annual Holocaust Freedom Seder, noon. A recreation of the 1946 Passover Seder that Holocaust survivors held in Munich, Germany. Queensborough Community College, Student Union Building, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.
April 14, Found In Translation: Home and Away in Ancient and Contemporary Chinese Poetry, 3 pm. Eleanor Goodman and Chloe Garcia Roberts discuss translated Chinese traditional and contemporary poems in connection to the themes of Home and Migration. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing.
April 14, Gemini Journey: Movie Music Magic!, 2 pm. Violinist Diane Block and cellist Terry Batts explore the common American experience through soundtracks from iconic films such as “On the Waterfront” and “A Hard Day’s Night.” Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing.
April 14, Anna Webber on Saxophone: A Solo Performance, 1 pm. EtM ConEdison Composer-in-Residence Anna Webber offers short compositions she developed over the last 12 months. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
April 14, World’s Fair Walking Tour, 11 am. Free guided tour of iconic and surprising structures and monuments, including the NYS Pavilion and the Unisphere. Walks are on every second Sunday of the month during spring and summer.
April 14, Center of Attention, 3:30 pm. Open discussion on Isamu Noguchi’s 1970 masterpiece “Magic Ring.” The Noguchi Museum, 09-01 33rd Rd., LIC.
April 14, Family Concert: Heroes’ Adventures, 3 pm. Queens Symphony Orchestra does works by Bernstein, Beethoven, and Kodály. Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall, vicinity of Kissena Boulevard and Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing.
April 14, Bird Walk with NYC Audubon, 9:30 pm. In this special monthly series, NYC Audubon members help others spot and identify creatures of flight. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
April 17, Birding the Hudson Valley, 8 pm. Kathryn Schneider, a past president of the New York State Ornithological Association, discusses her recent book, which contains explicit directions to more than 80 Hudson Valley locations to see birds. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.
April 17, Gabriel Orozco: Rotating Objects, Aug. 11. An exhibition of 10 Orozco works—seven Roto Shaku and three Obi Scrolls. The Roto Shaku are made from a standard length of lumber that the artist has wrapped in a range of colored tapes with decorative patterning, practical mark making, and the theories of signs, symbols, and structures that underlie much of modern Western painting. The Obi Scrolls were fashioned by incising, rotating, and reversing sections of fragments of antique kimono sashes. The results were then mounted on scrolls as paintings. The Noguchi Museum, 09-01 33rd Rd., LIC.
April 18, And Then There Were None, April 28. Watch Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit unfold and unravel. Shows are at 7:30 pm on April 18-21, 24-27 and at 3 pm on April 20 and 28. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC.
April 18, Mariana Valencia: Bouquet, April 27. This performance piece contemplates authorship within the premise of transmission, relation, alliance, and ensemble. Valencia uses her body as the main archive as she quotes dances by legends. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm. The Chocolate Factory Theater, 5-49 49th Ave., LIC.
Continued from the previous week
Havana Film Fest, through April 14. Queens is part of the 20th annual Havana Film Festival New York. Remaining schedule: “Inocencia,” a thriller about a group of medical students imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit, April 14, 2 pm; and “Los Silencios,” the tale of a displaced Colombian mother who finds refuge in a ghostly island off Brazil’s coast, April 14, 4:30 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Bionic Me, through May 5. With hands-on displays and full-body experiences, this exhibition explores the medical and industrial breakthroughs that enhance the human experience. Visitors can move a ball with their minds, manipulate a robot arm, race against a Paralympian, use night vision to see in the dark, and make a human invisible. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.