Beyond Bollywood is a groundbreaking exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History from February 27, 2014 – August 15, 2015. The exhibition explores heritage, daily experience and the numerous diverse contributions that Indian immigrants and Indian Americans have made to help shape the United States.
The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week will take place November 14 – 25, 2013. Latin American Culture Week facilitates performances by many institutions and artists throughout New York City. Presentations consist of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America. Participants: American Symphony Orchestra, the World Music Institute, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Instituto Cervantes, Americas Society, Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, and Repertorio Español.
At the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment. This month, Saturday, October 5, the museum will feature ¡Viva Brooklyn!, which will highlight the Spanish American identity through music, curatorial talk, film, a pop-up gallery, a social justice forum and a book club. The day starts at 5pm and ends at 11pm. Free and kid friendly.
I can’t believe the summer is almost over. Here are some ISH events you can still attend this weekend, August 23 – 25, before the summer officially comes to a close. Follow the info links for each event.
Habana Outpost, located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, welcomes you to enjoy the movie Grease on Sunday, August 18. Grease is a 1978 American musical film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It’s based on Warren Casey’s and Jim Jacob’s 1971 musical about two high school lovers. The film stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton.
Movie starts at 8pm. Address: 757 Fulton Street (The corner of Fulton & South Portland)
Jack Shainman Gallery, located at 524 W. 24th Street, is exhibiting Hank Willis Thomas’ much talked about Question Bridge: Black Males. The transmedia project is a five-channel video installation that focuses on black male identity in the US. The thought-provoking installation will run through Friday, August 23. Chris Johnson, Kamal Sinclair and Bayete Ross-Smith were collaborators on the project.
In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. Charlie Ahearn, the director of the seminal grafitti movie Wild Style, pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition. The documentary, Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, is running through August 8 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Cost: $13.
“Anybody who doesn’t appreciate the spirit captured in Jamel Shabazz’s photographs doesn’t get New York.” —The New York Times
At the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month, from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. This coming Saturday, August 3, the museum is showcasing Caribbean-themed music, curatorial talks, film and art. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway.
Start your August with DJs and a movie. Thanks to SyFy Movies With a View, 8 Mile will be showing at the Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Watch Rabbit (Eminem) choke on stage and then redeem himself after his girlfriend, played by Britney Murphy, helps him gain the courage needed to showcase his true talent. DJs begin playing at 6pm and the movie starts at sundown. Thursday, August 1.