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Past Shows - Performing Arts

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Museum of My Heart

 

Step into the Museum of My Heart, a captivating experience exploring the kaleidoscope of love, heartbreak, desire, and healing through interactive visual and audio storytelling.

 

This unique exhibition by one of our own Emergence artists-in- residence, Helixx C Armageddon, is presented as a free, three-day, indoor public event.

Join us on these dates:

Friday, June 28, 5-9pm
Saturday, June 29, 5-9pm
Sunday, June 30, 2-9pm

 

This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace FUND supported by Jerome Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the members and friends of Franklin Furnace Archive, Queens Arts Fund and Culture Lab LIC.

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PROUD LEGACY
featuring NINA SKY and more!
SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 3-9pm

Honoring & celebrating the legacy of LGBTQ+ artists & community on underground music & dance culture!

Join us for Culture Lab LIC's 2024 Pride Weekend with a special Sunday outdoors dance party: PROUD LEGACY - in collaboration with Vin.yl NYC!

PROUD LEGACY will be a free, family-friendly event created to honor & celebrate the lasting legacy of the LGBTQ+ community's impact on underground music & dance culture.

With special live performances and exciting DJ sets by local/global artists and changemakers, join us to dance all day from 3-9pm as we pay homage to the gay, trans, & queer trailblazers who made and continue to make dance culture and music what it is today!

Featuring Performances & DJ sets by:

Nina Sky
Brandon Markell Holmes
Niara Sterling
Omer Mil

Food & beverage for sale including Natural Wine menu curated by Vin.yl at our bars

+ Future Hi-Fi sound system installation for your listening pleasure!

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PROUD LEGACY:
Hip-Hop Class

with House of Chow!

Sunday, June 23, 3-4pm

 

FREE Hip-Hop Dance Class with Yvonne Huatin Chow/House of Chow! ALL LEVELS

 

Class Description: As Hip-Hop celebrates its 50th year around the sun, let's kick off the Proud Legacy event with Hip-Hop Dance this Sunday, June 23rd at 3pm - 4pm. This movement session will be led by Yvonne Huatin Chow, one of our very own Emerging Artist Residents at Culture Lab! Immerse yourself in a guided Hip-Hop Dance cypher to learn more about the roots of the culture and its art forms. Learn foundational vocabulary spanning from the East Coast to the West Coast in a joyful experience that welcomes all levels.


We will be under tents outdoors with free water to keep cool as we move - or Indoors in the case of rain!

Yvonne Huatin Chow | 周化炜 (she/hers) is a 1st generation, Chinese American, queer woman from the Bay Area, CA (Ohlone Land). In 2005, she moved to the birthplace of Hip-Hop, NYC (Lenape Land) to immerse herself in a culture and dance form that spoke deeply to her. She has been training in Hip-Hop Dance foundations for over two decades, and is now a renowned choreographer and dance educator. In 2015, Yvonne founded House of Chow, a dance organization with the mission of educating, empowering, and unifying Asians in the US through Hip-Hop Dance. Learn more at houseofchow.org

Together! Pride 2024

Brunch for Dinner

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 7:30-10pm

Join us at Culture Lab for Together! Pride 2024 Festival’s “Brunch for Dinner” edition! 

 

Our cast of campy NYC drag artist will serve you a 5 rhinestone brunch for dinner experience where guests get to enjoy decorating a queer waffle (sprinkles and whipped cream included, duh) plus a fabulous Pride show.

Our cast can’t wait to serve you a plate of waffles with a side of fabulosity!

Hosts: Ducky Sheaboi and Miss Patsy InDecline

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Cissy Walken's Family Pride Show

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 4-5pm

Storytime with drag queen and certified teacher Cissy Walken!

Looking for some family fun this Pride that's perfect for kids? Look no further! Join drag queen and certified teacher, Cissy Walken, at Culture Lab on Sunday, June 23rd at 4 PM as she hosts a special Pride-themed storytime for all ages!

Audience members get to enjoy a reading of Julián Is A Mermaid by Jessica Love and a creative arts project, art supplies will be provided.

 

Parents must check in with their families at the front gallery desk and ensure parental supervision is provided throughout the show.

Attendance is free. Reserve your space: RSVP

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BIG GAY DISCO

at Culture Lab LIC


One night only: Saturday, June 22, 9pm - Sunday, June 23, 2am

Happy Pride, it's time to twirl! For one night only, Culture Lab LIC presents BIG GAY DISCO - a 5-hour dance party for everyone. Featuring iconic NYC DJs Dexter Driscoll, Jenny Lion and canteenkilla, and a night full of surprise pop-up performances from up-and-coming nightlife legends; this party is here for queer joy! Dress in your disco finest and get ready to boogie down. Full access to the art gallery at Culture Lab LIC to enjoy and explore. All are welcome, so let's get down on it. See you on the dance floor!

This event is 21+ 

BIG GAY DISCO has a zero-tolerance harassment policy.

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Culture Lab After Dark presents

Theater Camp: CATS
Friday, June 21, 9-10pm

Welcome to Theater Camp, where queer & trans ex-drama kids in the NYC and burlesque scene to showcase raunchy, gender-bent musical acts. 

Theater Camp is so excited to invite you back to Culture Lab LIC for our first full Theater Camp MEOWsical: the classic TAIL Cats! (Don’t worry, we took out all of the long and boring numbers, but we did leave in all of the body parts the movie edited out).

Intended for Adult Audiences.

An Unauthorized Parody.

Hosted by Peach Fuzz, Stevie Dicks, & Throb Fosse

Featuring: Aladdin Firm as Skimbleshanks Curious Beast as Rum Tum Tugger Kleo Patrón as Bombalurina Leo Moon as Old Deuteronomy Matzah Belle Soup as Jenny Anydots Maxx Love as Rumpleteazer Mia Karma as Demeter Nirah as Victoria Oliver Herface as Macavity Peach Fuzz as Grizabella Stevie Dicks as Mungojerrie Throb Fosse as Mr. Mistoffelees And a chorus of cats including Felix Elixir, Ocean Trash, Miranda, RetroTransPROSEon, Peter P@nic, Jay Nayme, Embly, Flannery & more!

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72 BATTLE OF THE BANDS FINALE
Presented by Church Street School for Music & Art

Saturday, June 15, 6:30-10:30pm

Six finalists from the first three rounds of BOTB will go head to head June 15!

Featuring: Attic Ivy, Dirty Girlz, Sledgehammer, Faculty, and the last two bands determined May 24

Guest Judge: Pretty Sick

Top 2 scoring bands win will receive prizes & more playing opportunities. Funded by NYCDYCD

Funky Formal

June 14, 8pm

Join us at Culture Lab LIC's Funky Formal! Enjoy live music, DJ, classy drinks & funky foods. Wear your funky best and support Culture Lab! 

 

Come get Funky with Culture Lab - our first ever Funky Formal will feature open bar drinks served out of signature martini glasses, an eclectic live band & after party DJs, and the chance to creatively connect with fellow artists, changemakers, and fun-lovers!

 

Event Highlights:

- Live Music & DJ: Get down to the funky beats with live performances and a DJ set that will keep the energy high and the dance floor packed.

- Funky Food Spread: Indulge in a light spread of "funky food" that promises to tantalize your taste buds and keep you fueled for a night of dancing.

- Stylish Sips: Sip on your favorite beverages open bar style, served in chic martini glasses, adding a touch of elegance to the funky festivities.

Dress Code: Embrace the funk! Come dressed in your most fabulous and funky attire. Think bold colors, dazzling patterns, and retro chic. 

 

Why Attend? Not only will you have an incredible night of music and dancing but you'll also be supporting Culture Lab LIC!

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Culture Lab After Dark presents

Tied Up & Twisted: A Summer Fling

 

Saturday, June 8, 8-10pm

Embrace the art of the tease and get ready to be mesmerized by The Cabaret Burlesque! Join beauties from around the world in the Parisian-inspired interactive show that will tickle your fancy and transport you to a world of glamourous storytelling and sensual delights.

Starring Sarah Tracy as Margeaux Kisscurl

Stories featuring: Billie Hendricks, Jett Lenox, Roxy La Flor, La Dare Rière, Ginger Tease, Rosalie Bangs, Freddy Foxx, Vivien Rose, Georgia Gray, Ophelia A'dore, Honey Belle & Suzy Q. With guest appearances by Robert Taylor Jr., Chase Maxwell, Jenna Patch Keady, and Daniel Quintanilla.

Adult Content Advisory

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Taiwan Fest

at Culture Lab LIC

 

Saturday, June 8, 2-9pm

Today, Saturday, June 8, 2-9pm, Culture Lab LIC welcomes Taiwan Fest NYC and all its delicious food vendors!

 

There'll be a DJ & karaoke, and craft sessions for making Leicha (Tea Grinding) and Fragrant Pouch of Rice Tamale! Bring the family!


Free Admission; Outdoors.


Culture Lab LIC - 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

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Freestyle Mondays Summer Jam! 
The Freestyle Mondays Emcee Gameshow Battle, Live Band, & Live Jam Session/Open Mic

Sunday, June 2, 5-9pm at Culture Lab LIC

The Freestyle Mondays Emcee Gameshow Battle LIVE

-Cash & Prizes

-Live Band

-Live Jam Session/Open Mic

-Special Guests

This is an ALL-AGES event at the Cultural Lab LIC's outside stage.

Door: $20 Suggested Donation

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Trisolaris

Saturday, June 1, 8 pm

Up-tempo Electronica, Synth Pop, and Minimalist Synth Jazz from artists across the city.

Lineup:

Poliform - uptempo electronica

Ryal - synth pop

Birdsong Trio - synth jazz

Visuals - VJ Deliria

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Culture Lab After Dark presents

Noir Nights
An evening of burlesque with a vintage vibe!

Friday, May 31, 9-11pm

"Noir Nights" is an evening of seduction and allure, drawing inspiration from the mysterious and sophisticated ambiance of film noir.

Attendees are encouraged to embrace the evening’s dress code by wearing your most vintage attire.

"Noir Nights" is more than a performance; our performers bring you an immersive experience that invites the audience to step into the shadows of the glamorous past and our wicked wonderland of burlesque.

Adult Content Advisory.

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Sound of Silent Film Festival
New short silent films screened with newly composed musical scores performed live!

Saturday, June 1, 8:15-9pm

Access Contemporary Music’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival, now in its 19th year, is a unique event featuring new short silent films in every conceivable genre screened with newly composed musical scores performed live. This year’s program features three comedies, a dramedy, three dramas, three animated films, and a wildly inventive dance film, all with new scores performed live.

Free Admission. (Donations encouraged and appreciated.)

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Third Law

Third Law is an interactive theatrical experience, working to maximize audience agency and bring them into the heart of art making using technology.

 

Through a digital game board, the audience has the unique opportunity to shape the world of the play and the characters in it, collaborating with the artists and each other to co-create a performance that can only happen live and in person. Combining high-concept art installation design with performance and gameplay, Third Law brings us together in space in a visceral and dynamic way - and it’s never the same twice.

Performed by:

Shani Matoaka Bekt

Sam Hood Adrain

Megan Mariko Boggs

Pablo Calderón-Santiago

James Clements

Melannie Vásquez Lara

Directed by Coral Cohen

Stage Managed by Skye Pallo Ross

Lighting Design by Jacqueline Scaletta

Sound & Video Design by Cosette Pin

Set Consulting by Jessica Cancino

Press by Emily Owens PR

Produced in partnership with What Will the Neighbors Say?

Third Law was developed in part during a BRIClab Residency at BRIC (Brooklyn, NY). This work was made in part with the help of Theater Mitu’s Artists-At-Home program and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council as well as with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

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Performances:

Thursday, May 23, 7pm & 8:30pm
Friday, May 24, 7pm & 8:30pm
Saturday, May 25, 2pm, 4pm & 7pm
Sunday, May 26, 2pm & 4pm

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Music For Healing: Angelica Olstad

Thursday, May 30, 7pm: Adult Yoga Practice

Indulge in a blissful fusion of yoga and music led by yoga teacher and artist, Angelica Olstad. Designed for all levels, join Angelica Olstad as she leads a class focused on intelligent sequencing, mindful movement and breathwork to help release tension and restore balance.

 

As you move through each pose, let the enchanting melodies of minimal instrumental music bring you into a deeper state of calm. Bring your own mat, open for all levels!

Angelica Olstad is a classical pianist by training whose work spans across film, media art, installations, studio recordings, community programming, and multimedia performances. Her work is also informed by past experiences as a founder, yoga and meditation teacher, and community organizer for Pop Up Yoga NYC, a yoga events company that made yoga more accessible for New Yorkers, and as a corporate producer who’s worked with companies like Samsung, Meta, Reebok, and Google. 

 

Through different mediums, she invites audiences to reflect on intercultural belonging and the timelessness of the human experience. She is the recipient of a 2024 NYSCA Artist Grant for her project, Music for Healing. She has recently received multiple awards for her short film, An Awakening. Through her collaborations, events, and art projects, her work has been featured in Well + Good, Buzzfeed, Timeout NY, and the Wire.

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The Genesis of Regeneration

(Genesi Del Rigenero) by Beppe Allocca


Part of In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY 2024

Sunday, May 5, 7:30-9pm at Culture Lab LIC
Performed in Italian with English subtitles.

The Genesis of Regeneration (Genesi Del Rigenero) is a live storytelling event written and performed by Beppe Allocca. The event is part of the 2024 In Scena! Italian Theater Festival and is about the origins of rag-pickers (cenciaioli) and the artisans from Prato (Tuscany) who have been recycling used clothing since 1850. The event uses biblical stories, fashion writers, and artisans to tell the story.

 

Directed by Beppe Allocca and Roberta Provenzani

Free Admission.

Beppe Allocca (Actor, Director) is a “Theatrical Craftsman”. He defines himself this way to encapsulate his great passions in two words: being a knitwear craftsman in Prato and a monologist. 

Craftsmanship enters the theater and vice versa since his first show is about his own work as a craftsman (the story of the rag-pickers of Prato) and he travels around Italy to markets and fairs to sell the objects he produces; and he is firmly convinced that the market is theater. The solo-show is his favorite theatrical form. The aim is to tell apparently complicated and bizarre stories but lightened by a comic and entertainment approach.

 

Read More & Buy Tickets...

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The Great Magic

(La Grande Magia)

Adapted from the original play by Eduardo De Filippo
Part of In Scena! Italian Theater festival NY

May 4, 7:30-9pm at Culture Lab LIC

In Italian with English Supertitles.

“Everything that happens before your eyes is just an illusion”

A jealous husband and his beautiful young wife are on holiday in the Italian Riviera. A magician arrives at their luxury hotel and the wife steps into an Egyptian sarcophagus for the famous "lady vanishes" routine. Only she really does vanish - into a nearby speedboat and the arms of her lover. Out of this conceit de Filippo spins a wonderful play about theatrical illusion and obsessional delusion.

Directed by Rosario Sparno

With Luca Iervolino, Antonella Romano, Rosario Sparno

Costumes: Alessandra Gaudioso

Magic Tricks Coach: Massimiliano Foà

Production: Casa del Contemporaneo

English translations and English supertitles provided by students of Civica Scuola Interpreti e Traduttori Altiero Spinelli - Milano as part of a tutored educational program led by In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY.

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For
Kids!

Songs for You and Me

A Jazzy Kids' Swing-a-Long!

Sunday, May 5, 4-5pm

Come join Allegra Levy and her all-star friendly big band live in concert at Culture Lab LIC!

Allegra presents songs from her album, Songs for You and Me, the acclaimed singer/songwriter's first foray into jazz for the juvenile set. From bedtime and bathtime, to boogers and boo-boos, to how to say hello in 12 different languages, Allegra and her all-star big band make it all sing... and swing! 

"Allegra Levy sounds like a female version of Mr. Rogers on this cozy album of cozy songs for tykes... Completely charming, life affirming and inviting. Won’t you be her neighbor?” - Jazz Weekly

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Culture Lab After Dark presents
Noir Nights: Villains!

An evening of burlesque and vintage vibes!

Saturday, April 27, 9pm

"Noir Nights" is an evening of seduction and allure, drawing inspiration from the mysterious and sophisticated ambiance of film noir. This month, come fall under the spell of The Villains of Vulgaire as they steal your hearts... and your money.

Attendees are encouraged to embrace the evening’s dress code, your most villainous vintage attire. "Noir Nights" is more than a performance; our Villains bring you an immersive experience that invites the audience to step into the shadows of the glamorous past and our wicked wonderland of burlesque. 

 

Adult Content Advisory.

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Culture Lab LIC After Dark presents

Sounds From the Gallery

A Live Indoor Concert Series

Saturdays at 8pm. No Cover.

Set against the backdrop of our art gallery, "Sounds from the Gallery" invites music enthusiasts and art aficionados alike to indulge in an extraordinary fusion of sonic and visual aesthetics. With each concert carefully curated to complement the current exhibitions, attendees can expect a harmonious blend of artistic expressions.

The concert series promises a diverse lineup featuring local and international musical talents spanning various genres. From soulful jazz melodies to electrifying indie performances, each show promises to elevate the ambiance of our gallery space, transforming it into an enchanting musical haven.

Upcoming:

 

April 27:

8pm: Uncle Brother

Special thanks to our sponsors: Plaxall Inc, TF Cornerstone, MetLife, IndieSpace, Con Edison, Volume Industries, Astound Broadband, 

Steve Madden, Cushman & Wakefield, HRA, M&T Bank, IPG, Wells Fargo Advisors, Cosmopolitan Houses, Gotham, TV Boy, Eventscape, Forrest Sound & Vision, Taylor Creative Inc

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Award-
winning
Children's
Storytelling
Show!

PinProductions & Culture Lab LIC present

The Selfish Giant

A classic tale by Oscar Wilde

Sunday, April 21, 3 - 4pm

This Earthday weekend PinProductions will be performing their award-winning children's storytelling show The Selfish Giant, a classic tale by Oscar Wilde about a giant who builds a wall

around his garden to keep out the town’s children but, in doing so, plunges his garden into an endless winter. The Selfish Giant is funny, touching and fun for the whole family. It’s a celebration of the power of stories!

The Selfish Giant is the recipient of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture’s Artist Grant, The Queens Council on the Arts New Works Grant, and The Indie Theater Fund's Artist and Leadership Grant.

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Culture Lab After Dark presents

Theater Camp:

Reefer Madness!

Drinks, drag and drama... 4/20 style!

Hosted by MX. Lestrange

Saturday, April 20, 9-11pm

Doors at 8:30pm

Curtain at 9pm

Your favorite Campers are back for a 4/20 Drag Show!

Welcome to Theater Camp, a space for all the queer and trans ex drama kids in the NYC drag & burlesque scene to showcase the earnest, raunchy, gender-bent musical theater acts of their wildest dreams. We’re so excited to invite you back to Culture Lab LIC for our "Reefer Madness"!

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Reefer Madness

ARISE

Spring Dance Festival 2024

An exhilarating event that brings together dancers, choreographers, and enthusiasts from all corners of NYC!

Saturday, April 6, 7pm
Sunday, April 7, 3pm
Saturday, April 13, 1pm - Queens Konquest
Sunday, April 14, 3pm

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arise-spring-dance-festival-2024-tickets-864630863187

Culture Lab LIC presents… ARISE: A Spring Dance Festival. ARISE is a spring dance festival with the mission to showcase a selection of curated work from a range of local dance artists.

As part of the ARISE Spring Dance Festival, witness an epic Youth & Adult hip-hop and breaking dance battles presented by the Queens-based entities Queensboro Dance Festival, Dynasty Breaking NYC, NY Collective, Moedga Dance Studio, and Zeehan Wazed.

 

Join us for an ARISE closing night toast/after party for an evening of networking among dance artists, enthusiasts, and community members, + celebrate our first official ARISE Dance Festival with us! This event will also help support Culture Lab LIC in hosting these series and arts-focused events. The event will begin at 5pm after our last ARISE performance on Sunday, 4/14.Mix and match tickets for a show, the dance battle, and the after party! Or just the after party only!

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Queens Konquest Battlers Register at: https://breakkonnect.com/event/2886

Festival Schedule: Saturday, April 6 - Dance Series Doors at 7pm; Show at 7:30pm Featuring: House of Chow Jon Lehrer Dance Lost Kids Collective ObremskiWorks Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Sunday, April 7 - Dance Series Doors at 3PM; Show at 3:30PM Featuring: House of Chow Jon Lehrer Dance Lost Kids Collective ObremskiWorks Valerie Green/Dance Entropy Saturday, April 13 - Queens Konquest Dance Battle 2024 1:00pm DOORS OPEN 2:00pm Youth Breaking 1v1 Prelims ages 6-9 2:45pm Youth Breaking 2v2 Prelims ages 10-16 4:45pm Finals both age groups 5:00pm Adult Breaking 2v2 Prelims 6:20pm Adult All-styles 1v1 Prelims 8:40pm Adult Breaking Finals 8:45pm Adult All-styles Finals 9:00-11:00pm Afterparty Sunday, April 14 - Dance Series Doors at 3pm; Show at 3:30pm AFTER PARTY to follow! Featuring: House of Chow Jon Lehrer Dance Lost Kids Collective ObremskiWorks Valerie Green/Dance Entropy -------- Queens Konquest Dance Battle 2024 (April 13, 2pm) details: Youth ages 6-9 Breaking 1v1, cash prize $100 Youth ages 10-16 Breaking 2v2, cash prize $250 Adult Breaking 2v2, cash prize $1200 Adult All-styles 1v1, cash prize $800 Your DJ: SC-One Breaking Judges: Bongo, Whorah, Kom3All-Styles Judges: Huu Rock, Stephy Styles, Hurrikane Your MCs: Rampage, Jiggz plus: Queens exhibition battle Kid Glide vs Whorah Kids activity area & vendors! Event filmed by Stance Tickets are all day access: $15 advance, $20 at door (No refunds) Food and drink (alc and non) available for purchase Queens Konquest is a non-profit event!

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Culture Lab After Dark presents

Noir Nights

An evening of burlesque and vintage vibes!

Saturday, March 30, 9pm

Noir Nights is an evening of seduction and allure, drawing inspiration from the mysterious and sophisticated ambiance of film noir. This event transports attendees into a bygone era, where the stage is set for an unforgettable journey through the art of burlesque with a vintage noir twist.

Attendees are encouraged to embrace the dress code of the era, donning their most stylish noir-inspired attire.

"Noir Nights" is more than a performance; it's an immersive experience that invites the audience to step into the shadows of a glamorous past and an enchanting evening of vintage-inspired burlesque.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noir-nights-tickets-852534412377

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The Glam Revue
Saturday, March 16, 9-11pm

Category is... Women’s Herstory Month!

Join this delicious cast of NYC drag queens on March 16, 9-10pm for a campy night of performance celebrating the powerful impact of divine diva energy.

Audience members can anticipate a show full of iconic antics and the opportunity to be selected as best dressed.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-glam-revue-tickets-852545314987

 

Adult Content Advisory
 

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Theater Camp Goes to the Movies!
Saturday, March 9, 9pm

Hosted by: Tulle Kit

A show for all the queer and trans ex drama kids in the NYC drag & burlesque scene!

Welcome to Theater Camp, a space for all the queer and trans ex drama kids in the NYC drag & burlesque scene to showcase the earnest, raunchy, gender-bent musical theater acts of their wildest dreams. We’re so excited to invite you back in red carpet style for Theater Camp Goes To the Movies!

 

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theater-camp-goes-to-the-movies-tickets-852522958117

Theater Camp Movies

SONGS FROM

THE SOURCE

Honoring Our Planet

Alongside Technology

Presented by The Extended Reality Ensemble (XRE) with Alfaaz, Circuit Solarium & Wild Tongues Productions, & Culture Lab LIC

Saturday, March 2, 7-10pm
Sunday, March 3, 4-7pm

The award-winning Extended Reality Ensemble (XRE) with co-founders Clara Francesca and She’s Excited! in conjunction with Circuit Solarium USA, with Brooklyn-based literary collective Alfaaz (featured at World Ocean Day UN NYC) and Wild Tongues Productions, bring you SONGS FROM THE SOURCE,SONGS FROM THE SOURCE: Honoring Our Planet Alongside Technology”, a two-day festival of interactive installations & live performances featuring the elements of (1) water, (2) fire, (3) air and (4) earth, at Culture Lab LIC.

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Noir Nights

An evening of burlesque and vintage vibes!

Saturday, February 17, 9pm -12:30am

"Noir Nights" is an evening of seduction and allure, drawing inspiration from the mysterious and sophisticated ambiance of film noir. This event transports attendees into a bygone era, where the stage is set for an unforgettable journey through the art of burlesque with a vintage noir twist. 

 

Attendees are encouraged to embrace the dress code of the era, donning their most stylish noir-inspired attire. The room is filled with the clinking of glasses and the hushed murmurs of anticipation as the night unfolds, leaving a trail of elegance and sensuality in its wake.

"Noir Nights" is more than a performance; it's an immersive experience that invites the audience to step into the shadows of a glamorous past and an enchanting evening of vintage-inspired burlesque.

Featuring live music from Gentleman Brawlers!

Read More & Buy Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noir-nights-tickets-808400466557

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A Night of Drag, Drinks & Drama

Theater Camp is for Lovers!

Friday, February 16, 8pm

A show for all the queer and trans ex drama kids in the NYC drag & burlesque scene!

Hosted by: Tulle Kit

Welcome to Theater Camp, a space for all the queer and trans ex-drama kids in the NYC drag & burlesque scene to showcase the earnest, raunchy, gender-bent musical theater acts of their wildest dreams. We’re so excited to invite you back to Culture Lab LIC for our "Theater Camp is for Lovers".

Read More & Buy Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theater-camp-is-for-lovers-tickets-809053850847

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and His 17-Piece Instrument

Friday, February 9, 7:30pm

John Yao and His 17-piece Instrument (JY-17 for short) features the diverse compositions of trombonist, composer and arranger John Yao.

 

Yao’s lyrical soloing and expressive, round tone combined with his creative hunger for exploring the boundaries of harmony and rhythm in his compositions and arrangements have established him as a unique musical talent and forward-thinking jazz talent.

 

This performance will feature new works from his forthcoming suite “Continuum” to be recorded in early February 2024.

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Lunar New Year 2024

Lunar New Year 2024
Saturday, February 10, 4pm EST

Come to Culture Lab LIC where you can experience fun games such as Mahjong, see exciting performances and gorgeous art!

As part of our month-long Year of the Dragon exhibition, guests will have the opportunity to participate in the DIY DragonZodiac. Made of PVC and transparent plastic stickers, this is the work of artist Xiangdong Shi. All guests participating in the event are invited to paste plastic stickers on the designed pattern area. The special, transparent and bright light effect heralds good fortune in the Year of the Dragon in 2024.

Enjoy fun games including Mahjong and participate in traditional dress up. Stay for the exciting live performances, you may even see a dragon making it's way through the gallery!

End the night with CrazyLaugh Comedy, the first Chinese stand-up comedy in the Greater New York area and a fast-growing non-profit Asian cultural exchange platform.

Tickets include one drink.

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Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunar-new-year-2024-at-culture-lab-lic-tickets-804199200457

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Triborough Film Festival

by Astoria Filmmakers Club

 

Immerse yourself in the art of storytelling with our Astor Nominees, films that promise to captivate, inspire, and entertain. From gripping dramas to thought-provoking documentaries, each screening is a unique experience that showcases the diverse perspectives and creative brilliance of filmmakers from around the five boroughs!

Discover hidden gems and emerging talent, engage with filmmakers with Q&A sessions after each screening and connect with other film enthusiasts over a diverse lineup of films, ensuring there is something for everyone!

Saturday, February 3, 2pm

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-triborough-film-festival-tickets-801569825927

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Watch Daniel Emond performing "The Whale" on Youtube: https://youtu.be/bLeG4kzMZPE?si=OSq_-GbW4aFfzDfM

Kill the Whale

  UNPLUGGE

Saturday, December 16, 7:30pm
Free, Indoors at Culture Lab LIC

“Unplugged” concert of selections from Kill The Whale, a rock opera based on Moby-Dick by Culture Lab Residency 2022 alum Daniel Emond, featuring Emond’s collaborator Courtney Bassett (The Great Comet, Titanique).

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kill-the-whale-selections-unplugged-tickets-752910153537

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Naoya Ogura Jazz Orchestra

Live at Culture Lab LIC

Friday, December 15, 7-9pm - Indoors

Buy Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/naoya-ogura-jazz-orchestra-live-at-culture-lab-lic-tickets-742245204387

 

Prepare to be enchanted by the harmonious fusion of tradition and innovation in Naoya Ogura's 13-piece ensemble, the Naoya Ogura Jazz Orchestra (NOJO). Every note resonates with brilliance. NOJO comprises New York City’s finest jazz musicians, including members of Grammy-award-winning ensembles such as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra. Each member of this ensemble is a virtuoso in their own right, coming together to create a unique and captivating musical experience. Join us for a night where the future of big band jazz unfolds before your very eyes.

The Ensemble:

Saxes: Alejandro Aviles, Hashem Assadullahi, Tim Armacost, Terence Goss

Trumpet: Nathan Eklund, David Smith, Naoya Ogura

Trombone: Matthew MacDonald, John Yao, Brandon Moodie

Rhythm: Hyuna Park, Evan Gregor, Tim Horner

 

Naoya Ogura on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naoyogura

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