This photo exhibition includes vintage and current images of women as aviators and astronauts from fashion, television, film, pop culture and toys (e.g. Barbie and LEGO astronaut dolls), as well as new developments in space-inspired fashion (space gear/spacesuits for women).
The exhibition includes photographs of pioneering astronauts including Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, Mae Jemison, America’s first African-American female astronaut, and Ellen Ochoa, America’s first Hispanic woman to go into space. There are also photographs of Dr. Ellen K. Baker, an astronaut who has logged more than 600 hours in space. Dr. Baker grew up in New York City and is the daughter of former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman.
Also on display are vintage and current images of female space travelers in television shows like Lost in Space and Star Trek, photographs of space-inspired fashions including Pucci’s designs for Braniff Airlines flight attendants and Chanel’s 2017 futuristic dresses, and screenshots from films like Barbarella, which starred Jane Fonda and Gravity, which starred Sandra Bullock. Curated by Julie Wosk, author of “Women and the Machine” and “My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves.”
Tzu-an Ko, a Taiwan based artist, searches for employment as her alter-ego Super Perfect Working Robot, which intervenes with the alienated nature of existence under Capitalism. While Hong Kong based artist and art critic Sai-lok Chan continues his reflections on the relationship between painting and text, and explores issues surrounding cultural identity.
Join British comedian Dominic Fogarty as he brings his BBC project live to the stage at the Creek and the Cave!
Joined by some funny friends, he attempts to understand the delicacies and intricacies of American culture.
Featuring the wonderful…
Rojo Perez – Conan
Moriah Sulc – NY Comedy Club
Jake Head – SiriusXM
Free Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cultural-review-show-tickets-65421847507
Ever wondered what life was like before the telephone was invented? How did people communicate with each other over long distances? Come to the Queens Historical Society to find out! The telegraph was one of the earliest ways people were able to communicate with each other electronically. The original version of texting in the 19th century! Join us on July 27, 2019 at 11am to learn how the telegraph works during our workshop about the telegraph and morse code. Send messages in morse code, decipher coded messages, and much more!
Jackknife Comedy is a rad monthly stand up show the first Saturday of every month at The Creek and The Cave in Queens, hosted by two dummies from Iowa named Gideon Hambright and Patrick Hastie! Each show they pick a bunch of their favorite comedians to come do sets, be cool and have a blast!
This months comics are:
Mia Jackson (LAST COMIC STANDING)
Corie Johnson (VOYAGE LA)
Lili Michelle (SIRIUS XM)
Jordan Scott Huggins (CAPE FEAR COMEDY FESTIVAL)
Ryan Solomon (BEAST VILLAGE COMEDY FESTIVAL)
Stewart Fullerton (DALLAS COMEDY FESTIVAL)
Micah Walsh (COLD PIZZA COMEDY SHOW)
Devin Harris (COLA COMEDY CON)
Come out and party!
Tickets are only $5. You can buy them at the door or online at http://creeklic.com/events/jackknife-comedy-5-2019-08-03/
Visual artist members of Flushing Town Hall show their work in this yearly exhibition. Most artworks are for sale; proceeds support our Visual Arts program and local artists.
FRI | AUG 9 | 5 PM
Opening Reception: FRI, AUG 9, 5-7 PM
Gallery Dates: FRI, AUG 9 – SUN, SEP 1
Gallery Hours: SAT & SUN, 12-5 PM; weekdays by appointment
$5 Suggested Donation/FREE for Members, Students & Teens
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas brings together contemporary artists from across the Americas who have tapped into science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian and dystopian. Science fiction offers a unique artistic landscape in which to explore the colonial enterprise that shaped the Americas and to present alternative perspectives speculating on the past and the future. In the works featured in the exhibition, most created in the last two decades, artists employ the imagery of science fiction to suggest diverse modes of existence and represent “alienating” ways of being in the world. The exhibition offers a groundbreaking account of the intersections among science fiction, techno-culture, and the visual arts.