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Monday, Aug. 31
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
When: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Jan. 3
This is the opening of the Met’s newest exhibition, featuring 80 photographs taken between the 1870s through the 1970s in West Africa, which are being shown for the very first time.
Where: One Penn Plaza, Midtown
When: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Penn Plaza will come alive Monday night with the tunes of 12-piece ensemble Funkrust Brass Band. The band mixes punk, disco, EDM and New Orleans second line styles for a wild and danceable combo. They’ve got some flashy uniforms and dance moves to go along with their catchy tunes.
Where: Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196th Street and Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Grab a blanket or chair and catch a movie under the stars at Cunningham Park. “Lagaan,” a 2001 Indian movie, tells a story of a small oppressed village in Victorian India. Its residents are challenged to a game of cricket by a British officer. The event, sponsored by the Indian Business Association, is free. Rain date is Tuesday evening.
Where: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
When: 7 p.m.
Sarah J. Maas, the author of Queen of Shadows, which is the fourth in the New York Times Best Selling “Throne of Glass” series, will speak about her newest novel and sign copies at the end of the event.
Where: Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St., Gowanus When: 7 to 10 p.m.
Join Danish brewer Mikkeller for a night of beer sipping and oyster eating. The shells from the oysters eaten during this event will be used to create a “black saison” craft beer that Mikkeller and Threes Brewing will brew together. There’s no cover charge for this event. Oysters and Mikkeller suds will be sold a la carte.
Where: The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway, Bushwick
When: 9 p.m.
Artist Adel Maxwell takes over The Living Gallery for one night with an exhibit intended to “allow communication and evocation of essential aspects of existence, humanity, thought, doubt, purpose, congregation, and the other more enigmatic vitals.” Attendees are asked to bring a flashlight, their cellphones and personal sized snacks for an “imperative litter display.”
Where: Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO
When: 7 to 8 p.m.
Take a free pilates class from Body in Balance studio as the sun goes down over Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Where: Film Forum, 209 West Houston St., Hudson Square
When: Sept. 2 through Sept. 15, 7:15 p.m.
This documentary uses archival footage to tell the story of the Black Panthers, and every night, Film Forum is hosting a Q&A with director Stanley Nelson and different members of the Black Panthers. Tickets are $13, or $7.50 for members.
Where: Park Avenue Armory, Company C Room, Upper East Side
When: 8 p.m.
Watch writer/director/designer Andrew Ondrejcak work on the play “Elijah Green," which he is working on for its premier in March. He will open his studio to show large-scale drawings and prototypes of the scenery and costumes.
Where: Community League of the Heights, 500 W 159th St., Washington Heights
When: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Get your heart rate up at this free fitness class inspired by different forms of dance from around the world.
Where: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., Little Italy
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn more about 9-Man, a variation of volleyball that has been played in Chinatown since the 1930s, and participate in a Q&A with director Ursula Liang. The event is free but an RSVP is required.
Where: Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
When: 11 p.m. doors; 11:30 show
If you haven’t done it yet, check out Questlove’s weekly DJ set at Brooklyn Bowl, where he makes use of his more than 50,000-large vinyl record collection. Expect some hip-hop, some house and some ‘80s music from The Roots’ leading man. Tickets cost $7.