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Afropunk Fest

August 25 - August 26
Commodore Barry Park Flushing Avenue & N. Elliot Pl Brooklyn, New York 11201 + Google Map
$50 – $135

AFROPUNK BROOKLYN returns to Commodore Barry Park August 25th & 26th for another weekend of live music and good vibes! We will once again bring back Spinthrift Market, Bites&Beats, Activisim Row, and much more! Afro: as in, born of African spirit and heritage; see also black (not always), see also rhythm and color, see also other, see also underdog. Punk: as in, rebel, opposing the simple route, imbued with a DIY ethic, looking forward with simplicity, rawness and open curiosity;…

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Culture Ride

August 25 - August 26
$25

Yara Art Gallery Presents Culture Ride August 25th 8pm-2am A night to show your talent, your artistic side and represent your culture! Pre Labor Day Fest Art|Performance|Music|Fashion|Vendors|Surprise Guest Artists and More. Art & Cultural Event HOSTED by Steady Tek-Nick @ Troy Admission $25 Dress code: Cultural Attire!!! 90 Waterbury Street Brooklyn, NY 11206 For Tickets call (929)287-4931 or Email [email protected]

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Free Talk: Germaine Dulac and Women in Film History

August 25 | 5:30 pm
Film Society of Lincoln Center 165 W 65th Street New York, NY 10023 + Google Map
Free

Join us for an extended conversation with Germaine Dulac scholar and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Tami Williams, Columbia University professor Jane Gaines, and Rutgers University professor Sandy Flitterman-Lewis as they discuss Dulac’s pioneering artistry, her films’ political context, and her pivotal place in the history of cinema.

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Your Reflection is the Message

August 25 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Con Artist Collective 119 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10013-2510 + Google Map
Free

Your Reflection is the Message is a one-day pop-up solo show by Artist and mystic Luis Martin / The Art Engineer. This exhibition at the gallery at the Con Artist Collective will show original collages and limited edition prints. Collage is the Artist’s central vehicle to deliver a kaleidoscopic pantheon of new mythology. The Artist playfully defaces historical textbook art to recast and reimagine archetypes in cryptic visual narratives. The artwork in the show is the result of Martin’s creative…

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Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette”

August 25 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Metropolitan Opera 30 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023 + Google Map
Free

Saturday, August 25, 8 pm Roméo et Juliette Gounod A pair of exuberant artists, tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Diana Damrau, delight as opera’s iconic star-crossed lovers. Original transmission: January 21, 2017 Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes The tenth Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions—plus a special pre-festival screening of the Marx Brothers’ zany A Night at the Opera, a co-presentation with the Film Society of Lincoln…

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House of Yes: Glitterati Gold

August 25 | 10:00 pm
House of YES! 2 Wyckoff Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237 + Google Map
Free

Illuminate your life! Enlighten your inner light! Tonight we initiate you into our secret society of sparkle. Let the glitter be your guide into the divine night. Dress code: Gold Reflective everything. Sparkles, Glitter, and Glitz. Shine bright, be bold! Featuring: Bioglitz Sustainable Glitter Glitter Bombs Glitter Blessings Glitter Showers & Baths Glamour Shots Sparkle Pony Dancers Sacred Sparkle Spectacles Aerial Brilliance Glimmer. Glow. Own your radiance. Join the Glitterati.

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Bellini’s “Norma” — 2018 Summer HD Festival

August 26 | 7:45 pm
The Metropolitan Opera 30 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023 + Google Map
Free

Sunday, August 26, 7:45 pm Norma Bellini Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the commanding title role, alongside mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and tenor Joseph Calleja, in Sir David McVicar’s fiery staging. Original transmission: October 7, 2017 Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes The tenth Summer HD Festival features ten thrilling performances from the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions—plus a special pre-festival screening of the Marx Brothers’ zany A Night at the Opera, a co-presentation with the Film…

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Breaking Boundaries With Queer Tango

August 28 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until September 25, 2018

Arts On Site 12 St Marks Place New York, NY 10003 + Google Map

Breaking Boundaries With Queer Tango is a 12 week performance series with Leonardo Sardella and Walter Perez, hosted by Queer Tango Collective Tuesdays July 10th to Sept 25th 8 to 9:30pm $100 for entire series Advance registration required Limited spots This is a wonderful opportunity to break the conventional boundaries of Argentine Tango dance, and present alternative forms of choreographic expressions outside of its hyper-heteronormative form. Open to ALL - regardless of age, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity - including…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents, Astronomy Live: The Grand Tour of the Universe

August 28 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$15

Nearly all of us know we're the third planet from the Sun, but where are we among the stars in the Milky Way? Do we hold a special place among the planets, stars, and galaxies in the universe? Brian Abbott and Jillian Bellovary guide you from Earth to the most distant objects in the observable universe. Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund. $15 ($13.50 seniors, students)
 $12 Members


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The Royal Rivalry

August 28 | 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 31, 2018

The Royal 100 York St. Jersey City, NJ 07302 + Google Map

Weekly drag competition with your host, the incomparable HARMONICA SUNBEAM! Contest begins at 10:00pm, and cut off time to sign up is 9:30pm sharp. Happy hour drink specials all night!

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Donna Gottschalk: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws

August 29, 2018 - March 17, 2019
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013 + Google Map
$9

This exhibition features the work of Donna Gottschalk, a photographer active in the early period of radical lesbian organizing in New York and California during the 1970s. Gottschalk came out as a lesbian right at the formation of the radical lesbians and Furies collectives on the east coast, where she met lesbian artists JEB (Joan E. Biren), Flavia Rando, and others, and later moved to California to join lesbian-separatist communities. In both locations, Gottschalk photographed herself, friends, lovers, and activists…

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House of Yes: Funk You Party

August 29 | 10:00 pm - August 30 | 4:00 am
House of YES! 2 Wyckoff Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237 + Google Map
Free

Tonight we give our love to that sweet, sweet FUNK. We’ve got the grooves for your moves, the rhythm for your system and the beats to give you heat for a hot Wednesday night. Get loose, give it up and give a FUNK. We just want to Funk You in all the right places. Featuring: Funky fresh tunes by DJ Bruce Drink Specials all night New Friends Good Feelings

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Film: Basquiat: Rage to Riches

August 30 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
$16

7–9 pm Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor Join us for the U.S. premiere of this American Masters, BBC Studios documentary chronicling the life and legacy of Brooklyn’s own Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Rage to Riches (David Shulman, 2017, 90 min.) tells the story of Basquiat’s personal and artistic journey, through interviews with those who knew him best, including an exclusive interview with his sisters, Lisane and Jeanine, as well as art dealers, friends, lovers, and fellow artists. Basquiat’s…

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House of Yes: Summer Lovin’

August 30 | 10:00 pm
House of YES! 2 Wyckoff Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237 + Google Map
Free

Hot nights, glowing skin, flowers in bloom, dancefloor in heat. Feel your temperature rise and let yourself get sun-dazed all over our indoor/outdoor dancefloor. Fall in love one final time with summer, a lover, or yourself. Embrace your filth on our dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, and get dirty all over again. Flirt till it hurts. Drink water. Drink everything. Get off your phone. Get into the groove.

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Electric Zoo Festival: The Big 10

August 31 - September 2
Randall’s Island New York, New York 10035 + Google Map

August 31, 2018 - September 2, 2018 Randalls Island Turn up your Labor Day weekend with Electric Zoo Festival: The Big 10. New York City’s premiere electronic music festival turns 10 this year, and they’re bringing the legends out to Randalls Island as an homage to the milestone. Over the past decade, stars like Tiesto, Kaskade, Pete Tong and Dubfire have elevated house, techno and popular EDM to new heights. This year, they’ll share animal-inspired stages with promising newcomers for…

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Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection

August 31, 2018 | 11:00 am - March 31, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
Free – $16

Featuring more than 100 works from our collection, Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection explores a wide range of art-making, focusing on enduring political subjects—encompassing gender, race, and class—that remain relevant today. The exhibition’s intersectional feminist framework highlights artworks, in a plurality of voices, that aim to rally support or motivate action on behalf of a cause, or to combat stereotypes and dominant narratives. Half the Picture draws its title from a 1989 Guerrilla Girls poster that…

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