By the Queens Tourism Council
Special to the Eagle
Opposites attract in Queens this week. Outdoor goes indoors. New works complement golden oldies. Loud gets silent. Dogs mix with birds. Esoteric becomes pop. The only constant is the high quality of cinema, dance, history, music, poetry and visual art.
This fun group mixes the verses of 15th Century mystic poet-saint Kabir with vibrant folk music from Malawi and the discipline of Carnatic music with rock’s gritty energy. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
See It Big Continues
This program screens 32 action films over a few months, many of them in 35mm prints. This is a big weekend with the following schedule: “Die Hard,” June 14 at 7 p.m.; “Hooper,” June 15 and June 16 at 2 p.m.; “Face/Off,” June 15 at 4:15 p.m.; “Point Break,” June 15 at 6 p.m.; “Big Trouble in Little China,” June 15 at 7 p.m.; “Police Story,” June 16 at 4 p.m.; and “Haywire,” June 16 at 6:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District
Green Space Dance Weekend
The Take Root series presents “The Shadow Itself Is A Place” by choreographer Angharad Davies and poet Alison Moncrief Bromage and “On the Edge of Normal” by Amber Sloan on June 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. The Fertile Ground program showcases works-in-progress by dancers Bianca Paige Smith, Sarah Rose, Malaika Holder, Emily Climer, and Gianina Casale on June 16 at 8 pm. Green Space, 37-24 24th St., LIC
Starring Diana Ross
The Motown superstar just turned 75, and she’s celebrating with a national tour. But Diana Ross was also a screen sensation, as demonstrated by this three-film retrospective, which happens just before her NYC concert. Schedule: “The Wiz,” June 15 and June 16 at noon; “Lady Sings the Blues,” June 15 at 3 pm; and “Mahogany,” June 15 at 6:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District
Along the J Train
Jack Eichenbaum, the official Queens historian as per Borough President Melinda Katz, leads a guided tour of Jamaica, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven. It ends at historic Neir’s Tavern for an optional lunch. Meet outside the Air Train entrance at Sutphin Boulevard. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mariel Pacific Concert
Soprano Mariel Pacific and pianist Naoko Aita perform favorites from “Cabaret,” “South Pacific,” “The Sound of Music,” and other plays and Disney movies. Event coincides with the opening of photo exhibition featuring historic and new images of Forest Hills area. Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd.
Superpower Dogs Day
A celebration of the opening of “Superpower Dogs 3D,” this multi-hour event includes a screenings, meet-and-greets with the canine stars, a fire safety demo, and special activities. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Center of Attention
Engage in a conversation about Saburo Hasegawa’s “The Harmonious (1953),” which is featured in the current exhibition “Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan.” The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC
Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
Now through Dec. 31
The opening of an outdoor exhibition featuring a mirrored cubic kiosk with sliding wall-doors and applied signage. The design maintains the functional intent of a kiosk — to impart information while blending into the landscape — creating a paradox of visibility and invisibility. The mirrored surfaces reflect the sky, landscape, and sculptures. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC
Music in the Garden: The Ladybugs Jazz Band
Two female lead singers (both doubling in percussion and ukulele) mix with two trombone players, guitar, and bass to create a lush, uplifting sound. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
Summer Sunset Family Silent Disco
A family-friendly party with waterfront dance floors and sunset skyline views. Listen to three deejays via special headphones while wearing glow-in-the-dark gear. LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd.
This smart animation introduces African American inventor Morgan and highlights significant achievements by African Americans. Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing
The “It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens Tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s wonderful attractions. More info at www.itsinqueens.com.