Culture Lab LIC will launch the Spring Series on Saturday, with concerts and exhibitions

Culture Lab LIC outdoor concert (Photo courtesy of Culture Lab)

April 1, 2022 By Christian Murray

A Long Island City arts organization kicks off its spring series on Saturday that will include everything from gallery exhibits to indoor and outdoor concerts.

The Culture Lab LIC, located inside the Plaxall Gallery at 5-25 46th Ave., will kick off the month with two free exhibits that will run Thursday through Sunday, April 2 through April 24, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The exhibits will feature The Worm at the Core, an exhibit that confronts people’s relationship with their own mortality, and Non-Linear, an exhibit featuring the work of Queens College MFA graduates.

The Culture Lab will also continue its live indoor music series every Tuesday through April 19. Audiences can watch musicians perform in the Culture Lab’s indoor theater or stream them live on the organization’s website.

“If you don’t want to come in person or let’s say you’re in Utah and want to watch, you can log on to our website and watch the live stream,” said Tess Howsam, events director.

Indoor concerts, which typically draw 40 to 50 people to the 75-person theater, are free, although there is a suggested $10 fee that helps support musicians. A line can be found here.

The organization will also host the fifth CreArtBox music festival next week. The founders of the festival hail from Spain and the event will feature a compilation of international music and art that fuses contemporary works with those dating back to the 17and Century. The festival will take place in person at the gallery from April 8 to 10 from 8 p.m. at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are available at creatbox.nyc

Meanwhile, the popular outdoor concerts will return from April 30, featuring music from Sam Phelps & The Local 883, Titled Axes and Lee Taylor.

The concerts will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May; and from June to October, they will take place from Thursday to Sunday.

Howsam said that on average around 250 people attend each concert, with around 1,000 people attending over a weekend. The organization’s external COVID-19 policy states that masks are optional.

For indoor events, Culture Lab will ask the public to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask.

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