Events In Queens: June 15-21, 2018

SPOTLIGHT

FRIDAY 6/15
Putin’s Russia: A 21st-Century Film Mosaic
The Museum of the Moving Image will host a series of screenings with more than 30 fiction and documentary films that were made since Vladimir Putin came to power in Russia in 1999. The movies include everything from crime thrillers to absurdist comedies, coming-of-age dramas to dystopic science fiction and populist blockbusters to muckraking documentaries. The series runs through July 15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2Mhh7L9.

Jamaica Just My Style Fashion Event
The Jamaica Center Business Improvement District presents a night of trendsetting designer styles from popular local businesses. 6 p.m. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2y0pBDf.

Global Mashup #5: Texas Meets Peru
Brian Clayton and The Green River Band, comprised of six of the country’s finest country musicians, performs. The Corina Bartra Afro Peruvian Band plays infectious Afro-Peruvian music. Then, the bands jam together. Dance lessons will be held at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2sK21pl.

Flushing’s World Fair
This three-day expo includes a panel discussion, a showcase of local businesses and cultural venues, workshops, walking tours, food tours and networking. The expo runs through June 17. More info at http://bit.ly/2sKWON7.

Skate Night
The city’s Parks Department and Councilman Donovan Richards will host an evening of roller skating, music, popcorn and arts and crafts at Cardozo Playground. Roller skates will be provided. 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cardozo Playground, Arverne Boulevard between 57th Street and Beach 56th Street, Arverne, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/15/skate-night.

Free Outdoor Movie: “Moonstruck”
The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and CinemaLIC will host a free screening of Norman Jewison’s 1987 film Moonstruck at Hunter’s Point South Park. Cher won an Academy Award for her role in the film. 7:30 p.m. Hunter’s Point South Park, Center Boulevard, Long Island City, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/15/cinemalic-presents-moonstruck.

SATURDAY 6/16
Kool & The Gang
This multiple Grammy-winning group—known for such hits as “Jungle Boogie,” “Hollywood Swinging” and “Cherish”—helped shape funk and soul since its inception in 1969. Expect one of the most raucous and memorable shows possible. DJ Sylk and Roxanne Shante are also in the mix. 5 p.m. SummerStage, vicinity of 111th Street, College Point Boulevard, and Park Drive East, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2kHB41d.

Finding Uncle Alfio
Judge Gloria C. Coco, who is the niece of Alfio Freddie Manninici, is the first Italian-American woman to become a judge in Chicago. For the first time ever, she presents a one-woman show on her multi-year search for her immigrant uncle’s grave with a Q&A session afterward. 3 p.m. Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens, http://bit.ly/2l0a7pk.

Harlem Stage E-Moves On Tour
Contemporary African choreographers Omari Mizrahi (Senegal), Lacina Coulibaly (Burkina Faso) and Nora Chipaumire (Zimbabwe)—all of whom have affiliations with Harlem Stage-E Moves—present raw, thought-provoking pieces that tackle African identity and existence in the United States during this event at Rufus King Park. 7:30 p.m. Rufus King Park, vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2sPmj0x.

Open Mic: Writing On Race And Immigration
In the culminating event of this year’s Writing on Race & Immigration series at the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, the instructors read their pieces and invite participants and the general public to an open mic to voice their stories related to race and immigration. 2:30 p.m. Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2JIDhrc.

Path Through History
The Queens Historical Society participates in a statewide effort to highlight sites of rich heritage. Take a tour, learn more. 2:30 p.m. Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2sZ6ymV.

SUNDAY 6/17
THE PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE
Flushing Town Hall will host a staged reading of an award-winning, family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Nightingale.” Set in 18th century China, the humorous story depicts the youthful exploits of the future Emperor Qianlong, who finds a magical bird to help him learn what he must do to be king.
3 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2HExDkW.

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