The inaugural event for the series called Cinema Under the Influence will kick off on Oct. 11 with a showing of the films “Blue Velvet” and “Halloween” at the Chain Theatre located at 21-28 45th Rd. in Long Island City.
Sesame Street filmed an episode that celebrates diversity, and they filmed part of it in a Fresh Meadows children’s athletic center, My Gym. But the film crew used more than just the gym’s child-friendly space; they also asked the gym’s director, Meredith Coleman, if they could film the students for their athletics and aesthetic.
Middle Village is ready for its close-up. The neighborhood is the backdrop for a soon-to-be-released film focusing on an ex-mafia captain (“capo”) as he comes to grips with how his former life has changed after spending the last 20 years in federal prison
Katch Astoria, located at 31-19 Newton Ave., will host a Comic Con Kickoff Party on Oct. 3, one week before the four-day New York Comic Con (NYCC) takes over the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is making a conscious attempt to diversify its programming. During the 2014-15 season, the center will be hosting concerts of Latin music, gospel music and doo-wop, and performances of Brazilian dances, nutcracker ballet and William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The nonprofit studio Rego Park Green Alliance, which uses creative methods to address community issues, will host the first Queens Art Intervention Day on Sept. 27 throughout the borough from Long Island City to the Rockaways.
On Sunday at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone in her new concert “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda…played that part” performs songs from musicals that she could have played, should have played, did play and will play. Musicals include “Hair,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Funny Girl,” “West Side Story,” “Peter Pan” and her Tony Award-winning performances in “Evita” and “Gypsy.”