Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center - Ongoing - 'Curated by Noguchi Museum Senior Curator Dakin Hart, Self-Interned, 1942 brings together about two dozen works from the Museum’s collection, dating from before, during, and after Noguchi’s time at Poston, along with a substantial selection of archival documents. | Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City
Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 - Ongoing; All day - The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 allows viewers to navigate through Chang’s personal, associative, and narrative meditation on mourning, care-giving, geopolitics, and landscape. The exhibition has been structured to replicate the complex way in which stories develop through geography, history, cultural mythology, fiction, and personal experience. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys - Ongoing - Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys takes visitors through the holiest city in the Islamic world. It presents a compelling portrait of the massive urban redevelopment now under way and its effects on residents and the millions of hajj pilgrims who travel there every year. Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has documented this unprecedented expansion for nearly a decade.
The exhibition is anchored by monumental photographs from his project Desert of Pharan: Unofficial Histories Behind the Mass Expansion of Mecca, alongside large-scale videos and installations. In addition to showing the influx of wealth, photographs detail the lives of workers on construction sites and of migrant groups. | Brooklyn Museum, Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 4th Floor, 200 Eastern Parkway
Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting - Ongoing - MoMA PS1 presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist’s prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century, Schneemann’s pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social construction of the female body, and the cultural biases of art history have had significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting begins with rarely seen examples of the artist’s early paintings of the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s, which integrated objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction.
The exhibition considers Schneemann’s oeuvre within the context of painting by tracing the developments that led to her groundbreaking innovations in performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, as well as her increasingly spatialized multimedia installations from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. | MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
Dirty Thursday: 90s Night - Thurs, February 8; 10 pm - The best of the 90’s all in one place, all mixed up and themed to throwback perfection! | House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick
Mardi Gras Celebration - Tues, February 13; 8pm - Come over to the only Mardi Gras celebration in town that actually involves a parade and the best New Orleans Style brass band. Costumes strongly encouraged! | House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick
Free Screening: Roman Holiday - Wednesday, February 14; 8 pm - Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. | Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint
Black History Month Celebration: “Finding Samuel Lowe” - Fri, February 9; 7:30 pm - A tale of three successful black siblings from Harlem who discover their heritage while searching for clues about their long-lost grandfather. Free! | Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave. Jamaica
Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar - Sat, February 10; 11 am - Bring your family to enjoy live performances, traditional crafts, and fusion foods and celebrate the Year of the Dog. $5 | Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
Mardi Gras Senior Festival
Tues, February 13; 10 am - 1 pm - Join NYC Parks and learn about the history of Mardi Gras! Make a Mardi Gras mask, listen to the sounds of Jazz music, and enjoy a New Orleans-style beignet. Free! | Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Flushing