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‘Temptation of the Muses’

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

At 8 p.m., The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s Mainstage Theater, located at 31-10 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City, presents two acclaimed Asian music and dance groups — the Ahn Trio and the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company — in a cross-cultural program. The artists will perform “Temptation of the Muses,” an imaginative piece that draws from poetry, drama, music and dance and brings an artful fusion of Eastern splendor and Western dynamism. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company fuses the freedom of American modern dance with the grace of Asian art. The three sisters who make up the trio — violinist Angella, cellist Maria and pianist Lucia — are known for performing a diverse set of genres, ranging from classical to popular music.

Photo courtesy of The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

FRIDAY APRIL 27 THROUGH SUNDAY MAY 6

SPENT

Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, presents SPENT. Straight from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival comes the U.S. premier of this hilarious, witty and quick political satire about the greed and corruption that started the worldwide financial crisis. The show features two actors playing 20 different characters, each from different parts of the world. SPENT won Toronto’s Dora Award for Best Performance. Tickets for this show are $25.

Photo courtesy of the Queens Theatre

Friday, March 9

At 8 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard, is hosting The Queens College Orchestra. Lead by music director Maurice Peress, the classical music group will feature solos from violinist Alicia Bisha as well as music by Beethoven, Mozart and Wagner. This event has a suggested donation of $20 for non members and $10 for members.

Friday, March 9 thru Sunday, April 29

Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard, invites you to experience nomadic life in Turkey through a display of handmade carpets and textiles from this exotic region. Beautifully crafted pieces of functional art will be on display, including two recreated dwellings. The textiles will also be joined by ancient ceramics, glassware and metal objects. Suggested admission for this event is $5.

Saturday, March 10

At 2:15 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard, invites you to enjoy Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a bilingual show presented in both English and Spanish. This family-friendly performance features the award-winning SEA Teatro, a group that has performed in New York, Florida and Puerto Rico for over 25 years. Tickets are $12 for non members and $10 for members, $8 for non member children and $6 for member children.

At 6:15 p.m., St. Josaphat’s Church, located at 210 Street & 35 Avenue in Bayside, will host an organ recital by David Crean of Manhattan’s renowned Juilliard School. Crean will entertain the crowd with music by Bach, Brahms, Strayhorn, Gabrieli, Boellmann and Widor . For more information, call 718-229-1663. All are welcome to attend and admission is free.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

At 7:30 p.m., The Zucker Hillside Hospital’s Sloman Auditorium, located at 266th Street and 76th Avenue in Glen Oaks, presents “How to Work and Still Keep Your Benefits,” in conjunction with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Queens/Nassau. This program will teach attendees about how to hold a job while maintaining their benefits from a field expert, well versed in work incentives. The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Queens/Nassau is a non-profit organization that provides support, education and advocacy for families of residents suffering from mental illness. For more information, call 718-347-7284.

Wednesday, March 21 thru Monday, March 26

The Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale, invites you to experience the magic of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This once in a lifetime event, called DRAGONS, celebrates the Year of the Dragon through astonishing feats and acts of bravery. Tickets range from $20 to $150. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.Ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Friday, March 23

7 p.m., York College Performing Arts Center, located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica, presents James Spaulding, a jazz saxophonist and flutist who has established himself as a masterful soloist for ensemble performances. Originally from the Indianapolis, Indiana area, Spaulding is a modernist with solid roots in classical jazz. This performance has a suggested donation of $10.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

At 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, presents Tom Wopat, the next installment in the theatre’s Celebrity Series. Wopat, a seasoned stage star whose credits include “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Guys and Dolls” and television credits include “Dukes of Hazzard” and “Cybill,” will perform a concert of Broadway hits and standards from the 40s and 50s. Regular tickets for this show are $44 and Producer’s Circle tickets are $60.

Photo courtesy of the Queens Theatre

At 7 p.m., Community House, located at 15 Borage Place, presents its annual Casino Night. All funds raised at this event will help finance the upkeep of Community House’s facilities. Companies interested in participating in this event should call 718-268-7710 or visit www.thecommunityhouse.net.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29 AND FRIDAY, MARCH 30

At 7 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard, presents J.H.S. 189’s production of Guys and Dolls JR. Watch as a talented cast of young actors, singers and dancers performs this Broadway classic. Set in New York City, the show tells the story of gamblers and missionaries, love and adventure. This show is free to the public.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

From 2 to 5 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard, presents Celebrate Spring, an interactive arts workshop open for all ages. Make Mexican paper art with skilled artisan, Aurelia Fernandez, who will teach children and adults alike how to create animal hats from paper and found objects. Learn about instruments from Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and get a chance to build your very own pentatonic panpipe, called a palla. Juan “Pepe” Santana, a skilled musician, will teach attendees how to play simple Andean melodies on their newly crafted instruments. No previous musical training is necessary.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

At 2 P.M., Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard, presents mirror of another world, textiles and costume traditions in early Central Asian photography. Look through scholar Andrew Hale’s archives, the largest private collection of 19th and early 20th century central Asian images in the United States. Hale will discuss how these photographs document Central Asian costume and textile trends. This event has a suggested donation of $5 for members and is free for students.

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

From 2 to 5 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard, presents Celebrate Spring, an interactive arts workshop open for all ages. Felipe Rengel will lead a fascinating workshop on the Puerto Rican tradition of Vejidante, a celebration using masks. Attendees will be allowed to create their very own masks as well as learn about the history behind them. There will also be a demonstration on colorful Mexican flowers and paper banners, typically used in weddings, holidays and other celebrations. This event is $10 for non-members and free for members.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

At 7:30 p.m., The Zucker Hillside Hospital’s Sloman Auditorium, located at 266th Street and 76th Avenue in Glen Oaks, presents “Planning for Exceptional Families,” in conjunction with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Queens/Nassau. This program will teach attendees about how to care for a loved one who has special needs, touching on the sensitive subject of a family member’s care after you pass. This forum will help put those facing these challenges at ease and provide them with the necessary information to make good choices now for the future. Ellen Victor, an attorney specializing in elder law and estate planning will be in attendance to provide advice and support. The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Queens/Nassau is a non-profit organization that provides support, education and advocacy for families of residents suffering from mental illness. For more information, call 718-347-7284.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

At 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, presents Janis Ian, the next installment in the theatre’s Celebrity Series. Ian is a Grammy Award-winning folk music legend and the genius behind “At Seventeen,” “Society’s Child,” “Stars” and “Jesse.” She will perform several of her greatest hits as well as a bevy of other classic tunes. Regular tickets for this show are $44 and Producer’s Circle tickets are $60.

Photo courtesy of Peter Cunningham

At 6 p.m., the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), located at 228-06 Northern Boulevard in Flushing, presents the Friend of the Environment Earth Day Reception. This celebration will honor Central Veterinary Associates who have provided care for all of APEC’s animals for over 15 years. Admission for this event is $25 per person.

At 8 p.m., the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), located at 228-06 Northern Boulevard in Flushing, presents the John Flynn Earth Day Concert – Folk Music For the Earth. Listen to the music of legendary folk singer John Flynn, performing his hits as well as country and love songs. Admission for this event is $25 per person.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

At 10 a.m., the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), located at 228-06 Northern Boulevard in Flushing, will host their Earth Day Walk for APEC. Join APEC on a fun, leisurely walk along Little Neck Bay and help raise funds for APEC. Trainers from Bayside’s Bell Plaza Sports Club will be on site to lead stretches and warm-ups just before the walk. This activity has a fee of $10 per person.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

At 7 p.m., York College Performing Arts Center, located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica, presents the Clifton Anderson Quintet. Anderson, who began playing the trombone at age seven, attended the prestigious Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, studied with Simon Karasick and Dave Schechter at Stony Brook University, and graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 1978. He has performed with a diverse group of musical talents, including Stevie Wonder, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Simon, Muhal Richard Abrams, WyClef Jean, and Dionne Warwick. Anderson racked up several Broadway credits during his career, including Dreamgirls and Nine. Tickets for this show are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

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Theatre’s Celebrity Series

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

At 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, presents Tom Wopat, the next installment in the theatre’s Celebrity Series. Wopat, a seasoned stage star whose credits include “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Guys and Dolls” and television credits include “Dukes of Hazzard” and “Cybill,” will perform a concert of Broadway hits and standards from the 40s and 50s. Regular tickets for this show are $44 and Producer’s Circle tickets are $60.

Photo courtesy of the Queens Theatre

MONDAY, MARCH 19

At 4 p.m., the South Jamaica Library, located at 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica, will host the Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Workshop. This event hopes to provide relief for family caregivers. Volunteers trained by the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation are available to help provide your loved one with the care and supervision he/she needs and allow you the precious respite time you need for self-care and other family obligations. This service is free for the public.

At 6 p.m., The South Ozone Park Library, located at 128-16 Rockaway Boulevard in South Ozone Park, presents Chicago Soul: A Musical Tribute to Curtis Mayfield and Sam Cooke. Listen as Pop/Jazz Vocalist Cody Childs takes you through the great music of Curtis Mayfield and Sam Cooke with the songs they made great: from Mayfield’s “People Get Ready” and “I’m So Proud” to Cooke’s Bring It On Home To Me,” “Having a Party,” and many more.

At 6 p.m., The Rosedale Library, located at 144-20 243 Street in Rosedale, is hosting Beading 101: A Jewelry-Making Workshop for Adults. Learn beading techniques and create beautiful jewelry designs that you can wear for any occasion. Preregistration is required and space is limited. All materials will be provided.

Wednesday, March 21 thru Monday, March 26

The Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale, invites you to experience the magic of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This once-in-a-lifetime event, called DRAGONS, celebrates the Year of the Dragon through astonishing feats and acts of bravery. Tickets range from $20 to $150. For more info or to purchase tickets, please visit www.Ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

At 6 p.m., The Laurelton Library, located at 134-26 225 Street in Laurelton, is hosting a genealogy research workshop. Explore your family history and get to know where you came from! Joysetta and Julius Pearse from The African Atlantic Genealogical Society Inc. will teach participants how to get started researching their family history, covering basic techniques derived from documents and oral history.

Friday, March 23

7 p.m., York College Performing Arts Center, located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica, presents James Spaulding, a jazz saxophonist and flutist who has established himself as a masterful soloist for ensemble performances. Originally from the Indianapolis, Indiana area, Spaulding is a modernist with solid roots in classical jazz. This performance has a suggested donation of $10.

MONDAY, MARCH 26

At 4 p.m., The Rosedale Library, located at 144-20 243 Street in Rosedale, is hosting Crochet for Beginners.

Come learn the art of crochet from a skilled artisan. Beginners and pros are welcome alike. Please bring a size “H” hook and one skein of yarn. Children and adults will learn the basics of crochet to complete personal projects and group projects.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

At 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, invites you to take a musical trip to South America with Tlen-Huicani, masters of the art of traditional folk music. This event is part of the Queens Theatre’s Latino Cultural Series. Tickets for this show are $35.

Ongoing from now through Sept. 1

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., The Maria Rose International Doll Museum & Cultural Center, located at 187-11 Linden Boulevard in St. Albans, is hosting a knitting club every Thursday. Join in on a quilting class and create beautiful, hand-crafted pieces. Admission is $45 for four sessions. For more information please call 718-276-3454.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

At 3 p.m., York College Performing Arts Center, located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica, will host an Easter celebration called I Know That My Redeemer Liveth. Join the York College Gospel Chorus in this holiday celebration, as they sing selected songs about the resurrection story as well as excerpts from Handel’s Messiah.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

At 7 p.m., York College Performing Arts Center, located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica, presents Dr. April Lynn James, a mezzo-soprano wonder hailed by the New York Times as a “flash of beauty and inspiration” with a PhD in Music from Harvard University. James specialized in music from the 18th century and she has earned several awards, such as the Urban Artists Initiative/NYC Fellowship and a Queens Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

At 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, presents Janis Ian, the next installment in the theatre’s Celebrity Series. Ian is a Grammy Award-winning folk music legend and the genius behind “At Seventeen,” “Society’s Child,” “Stars” and “Jesse.” She will perform several of her greatest hits as well as a bevy of other classic tunes. Regular tickets for this show are $44 and Producer’s Circle tickets are $60.

FRIDAY APRIL 27 THRU SUNDAY MAY 6

Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, presents SPENT. Straight from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival comes the U.S. premier of this hilarious, witty and quick political satire about the greed and corruption that started the worldwide financial crisis. The show features two actors playing 20 different characters, each from different parts of the world. SPENT won Toronto’s Dora Award for Best Performance. Tickets for this show are $25.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

At 7 p.m., York College Performing Arts Center, located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica, presents the Clifton Anderson Quintet. Anderson, who began playing the trombone at age seven, attended the prestigious Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, studied with Simon Karasick and Dave Schechter at Stony Brook University, and graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 1978. He has performed with a diverse group of musical talents, including Stevie Wonder, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Simon, Muhal Richard Abrams, WyClef Jean, and Dionne Warwick. Anderson racked up several Broadway credits during his career, including Dreamgirls and Nine. Tickets for this show are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

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Friday, February 17

 

Chamber ensemble to perform

Photo courtesy of York College Performing Arts Center

At 7 p.m., York College Performing Arts Center, located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica, presents the Avalon String Quartet, one of the country’s leading Chamber ensembles. Formed in 1995 at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Quartet gained fame after participating in The Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall. In 1997, the Avalon String Quartet performed at The Chamber Music Encounters in Jerusalem. This event has a suggested donation of $10. For more information, call 718-262-3750.

 

 

Friday, February 10

At 3:00 p.m., South Jamaica Library, located at 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, presents an afternoon of African-American songs and stories, in celebration of Black History Month, with storyteller Joe Kelly.

 

Saturday, February 11

 

At 2 and 8 p.m., Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, will present Andes Manta. Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments, from the lyrical sound of the quena, or Andean Flute, to the haunting tones of the six-foot long pan-pipes. For more information, call 718-760-0064.

 

At 8 p.m., Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, will present a part of the Immigrant Voices Project Readings Series named Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World with Yusset El Guindi. The Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World was directed by Marcy Arlin. It is a story about an Egyptian cab driver’s life which veers off in bizarre directions after falling for an American waitress with attitude in this sexy, hip comedy. For more information, call 718-760-0064.

 

At 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., York College Performing Arts Center, located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica, presents “ZORA returns to Harlem.” This one-woman show tells the story of Zora Neale Hurston, who in 1925 moved to Harlem and became the first black woman to study at Barnard College and attend Columbia University. She was a writer and a pioneer of the Harlem Renaissance literary movement before earning a Guggenheim Fellowship Award to study in Haiti, Jamaica and the Gulf Coast. Ultimately, Zora became one of the world’s greatest literary figures. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

 

 

Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14

 

At 10 and 11:45 a.m., Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard, will present school performances with Illstyle & Peace Productions (I&PP). It is rooted in contemporary and old school hip-hop and blended with an eclectic mix of dance and performance disciplines including tap, ballet, DJing and beatboxing. I&PP has toured to critical acclaim both nationally and internationally and is committed to delivering a positive message to audiences young and old through dance. For more information, call 718-463-7700 Ext. 222.

 

Tuesday, February 14

At 1p.m., The Howard Beach Senior Center, located at156-45 85th Street in Howard Beach, presents their Valentine’s Day celebration. Enjoy dancing with DJ Joel all afternoon. Guests are asked to wear a heart so they can win prizes. For more information, please call 718-738-8100.

 

Thursday, February 16

At 3:00 p.m., St. Albans Library, located at 191-05 Linden Boulevard, invites you to come and learn about African American history through a presentation of stamps, collected throughout the years.

 

At 7:00 p.m., J.H.S. 157 Auditorium, located at 63-55 102nd Street, and NYC C.H.A.M.P.S Dance Program present Halsey’s Best Dance Crew, a performance of some of the area’s biggest dance talents. Hosted by MTV’s Nick Brown from The Real World Hollywood and Spring Break, the evening will showcase the moves of Ant “Boogie” Rue, The Halsey Ballroom Dance Club and Daniel Bentley. Admission is $5.

 

Friday, February 17

At 7:30 p.m., Colden Center, located at 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, will present four concerts by the talented, young musicians from the Queens College Orchestra, under the musical direction of Maestro and QC Professor Maurice Peress. The repertoire will feature soloists from the orchestra and singers from the Aaron Copland School of Music’s vocal divisions. For more information, call 718-793-8080.

 

Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18

 

On Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, will present a live concert event that celebrates the rock and pop hits of Broadway, including Wicked, Jersey Boys, Rent, The Who’s Tommy, Mamma Mia, Smokey Joe’s Café, Hair, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar and many more! For more information, call 718-760-0064.

 

Saturday, February 18

 

At 8 p.m., Colden Center, located at 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, will present Bebe & Cece Winans. R&B Gospel icons, both as a duo and as solo artists, Bebe & Cece Winans were recently awarded their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and will be making their only scheduled performance together in 2012 at the Colden Center. For more information, call 718-793-8080.

 

At 8 p.m., Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College, located at 222-05 56th Avenue, will present a Las Vegas Motown tribute concert. The concert returns to QPAC, featuring the music of The Temptations, The Supremes and The Four Tops — three of the most successful American vocal groups that helped define the Motown sound. For more information, call 718-631-6311.

 

Tuesday, February 21

At 2:00 p.m., St. Albans Library, located at 191-05 Linden Boulevard, presents the incredible story of Mae C. Jamison, the first African American woman to travel into space.

 

Thursday, February 23 through Sunday, March 4

Wednesday through Friday at 7:30p.m. and Saturdays at 8p.m., Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, presents the life of extraordinary superstar Ella Fitzgerald. Listen to the music of the “First Lady of Song,” and her experiences performing with Louis Armstrong. Tickets are $42.

 

Monday, February 27

1:30 p.m., South Jamaica Library, located at 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, presents Introduction to Chair Yoga, taught by certified yoga instructor Irene Failenbogen. Follow along as she instructs how to complete basic moves and positions for people of all ages and abilities. Gain flexibility, balance and well being.

 

Wednesday, February 29

At 2:00 p.m., Howard Beach Library, located at 92-06 156th Avenue, will help you get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day with this presentation of love songs. Duo D’Amour invokes the spirit of the holiday with music from a variety of French composers including Poulenc, Devienne and Bozza.

 

Ongoing from now through March 4

The Museum of the Moving Image, located at 36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria, has extended the exhibit “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” Take a look inside the world of famed puppeteer, filmmaker and TV innovator with more than 120 pieces of work from his career. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday 10:30a.m.to 5p.m., Friday to 8p.m. and weekends to 7p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for students and seniors and $6 for children under 18.

 

Wednesday, March 21 through Monday, March 26

The Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale, invites you to experience the magic of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This once-in-a-lifetime event, called DRAGONS, celebrates the Year of the Dragon through astonishing feats and acts of bravery. Tickets range from $20 to $150. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.Ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Friday, March 23

7 p.m., York College Performing Arts Center, located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica, presents James Spaulding, a jazz saxophonist and flutist who has established himself as a masterful soloist for ensemble performances. Originally from the Indianapolis, Indiana area, Spaulding is a modernist with solid roots in classical jazz. This performance has a suggested donation of $10.

 

Saturday, March 31

At 2p.m. and 8p.m., Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park invites you to take a musical trip to South America with Tlen-Huicani, masters of the art of traditional folk music. This event is part of the Queens Theatre’s Latino Cultural Series. Tickets for this show are $35.

 

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EDITOR’S PICKS

Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. Queens Center for the Performing Arts: Feel Good Music, the World’s Greatest Love Songs; part of the Culture Expressed Through Sound concert series; some of the most enduring and heartfelt romantic songs from American Pop, Jazz, Broadway and top 40 radio playlists; featuring Dakota MacLeod and Ray Naccari; call 718-321-8496 or visit www.centerstageqcpa.org.

Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30, 11-4 p.m. Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo: Boo at the Zoo; festivities include the haunted habitat, animal presentations, pumpkin picking, face painting, trick or treating and fun costumes; Pre-registration for the party is required by emailing qzeducation@wcs.org or calling 718-271-7361.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday, October 21 from 7 – 9 p.m. Strawberry’s Sports Grill: 25th Anniversary of the 1986 New York Mets Championship Season; open bar, food, photo opportunities and mingling with the ‘86 Mets; purchase also includes: one item that will be pre-signed by a minimum of 15 of the players in attendance; to purchase tickets, call 718-575-9500 or visit www.strawberrysgrill.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

3:30 p.m. East Elmhurst Library: National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week; lead poisoning is a serious environmental health hazard and peeling lead paint in older homes is the most common source of exposure for New York City children; learn about the health effects of lead exposure and potential sources such as peeling paint and imported products; call 718-424-2619.

4 p.m. Long Island City Library: Go Pink Day; make sure to wear pink to promote breast cancer awareness; everyone who wears pink will get rewarded by being served a yummy pink smoothie; call 718-752-3700.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

2:30 p.m. Forest Hills Library: Vocalist Sherry Zannoth; vocalist Sherry Zannoth pays tribute to Fanny Brice and Molly Picon and the music that made them famous; call 718-268-7934.

3 p.m. Bayside Library: Italian Heritage Month with Music; Michela Musolino and friends perform traditional Sicilian Songs to the Sea; call 718-229-1834.

3 p.m. Broadway Library: Stan Edwards; Stan Edwards performs the tunes that captured America, from its first radio show in April 1934 to its final year on TV in April 1959; call 718-721-2462.

Noon. Flushing Library: Blood Fest 2011 – Halloween Show: with Special Guests Ray West and Alex Haines; a magic show, horror films, trick-or-treat haunted tunnel, ghost and creature displays, costume/scream/make-a-mummy contests. Plus, Werewolf vs. Bigfoot: see two legendary creatures collide in a battle to the death live on-stage; there will also be concerts featuring our opening act, Alex Haines, and headliner Ray West, with his band All Points West; call 718-661-1200.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

3 p.m. St. Luke’s in Forest Hills: Songs of the Civil War, A 150 Year Anniversary Commemorative through Music; presented by Wings of Song in collaboration with Park & Bark Opera; music filled with passion, patriotism and peace; call 212-769-7082 or email ltg@operanews.com.com; visit www.stlukesforesthills.org.

10 a.m. Reform Temple of Forest Hills: Talk on Homelessness in America; a discussion regarding how homelessness can relate to trauma, violence and mental illness; to register, visit www.rtfh.org or call the temple at 718-261-2900.

10 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom: The Balfour Declaration and it’s Reverberations; Liz Roper, a children’s and adult literature consultant, who leads book discussion groups and presents lectures on topics of Jewish interest; breakfast included, call temple office at 718-463-4143.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

6 p.m. Glendale Library: Linda Ipanema and Stan Edwards; Linda Ipanema and Stan Edwards take you on a musical tour of New Orleans with foot-stomping, finger-snapping music featuring some Dixieland tunes, Blues ballads, and great swing selections; call 718-821-4980.

6 p.m. North Forest Park Library: The Jeff Kruh Jazz Ensemble; enjoy some of Ellington’s best known compositions such as Sophisticated Lady, Caravan and more; call 718-261-5512.

6:30 p.m. Long Island City Library: Help Save a Life: Learn CPR – Free On-Site Training for Adults; the FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit provides adult CPR awareness with hands-on participation to help you learn the core skills of CPR; knowing CPR cardio-pulmonary resuscitation can make a difference in saving a family member, friend or co-worker’s life; preregistration is required; call 718-752-3700.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

3 p.m. Bellerose Library: Castorina and Rose; Castorina and Rose perform memorable favorites such as Send In the Clowns, Hello, Dolly!, Everything’s Coming Up Roses and many more; call 718-831-8644.

6 p.m. Flushing Library: Acoustic Guitarist George Worthmore; solo acoustic guitarist performs songs by traditional American Blues artists like Blind Blake, contemporary players like Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, and more; call 718-661-1200.

6:30 p.m. Central Library: Owning Your Own Business: The Nuts & Bolts of Getting Started; learn how to develop your idea into a business plan. Participants will learn; creating a demand for your product/service; setting goals and objectives, budgeting and timelines, identifying resources and networks; every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Job Information Center. To register, please call 718-990-5102.

WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 26

2 p.m. Central Library: Social Security; If you are 55+ years and over, then this class is for you. Q & A session will follow. Topics that will be covered include:Social Security Benefits; Financial Literacy; The Retirement Estimator and other online tools; Medicare; call 718-990-0700.

6:30-9 p.m. Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue): New York Asian Women’s Center 29th Anniversary Benefit and Phoenix Awards; silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails; tickets can be purchased online at www.nycharities.org, keyword: New York Asian Women’s Center; call 646-502-5337 or visit www.nyawc.org for more information.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

6:30 p.m. Steinway Library: Budget Travel Tips; learn how to plan a great trip without spending a lot of money; Regina Landi will share tips and strategies for navigating the sea of travel information out there and will show you how to get the most value out of your travel dollar wherever you go; call 718-728-1965.

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, October 30 at 9 a.m. Fort Totten Park on Little Neck Bay: 10th Annual Totten Trot 5K Foot Race; in memory of Billy Barnes; supporting the education programs of the Bayside Historical Society; check in begins at 7:30 a.m.; kids fun run begins at 10 a.m.; running in Halloween costume optional

Through October 30 Queens Theatre in the Park: Chix 6; The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation and Queens native Lourds Lane; the story of a comic book artist whose superheroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself; call 718-760-0064 or visit www.queenstheatre.org for ticket information.

Wednesday, November 2 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Queens County Farm Museum Barn: Cross Island Y Live and Silent Auction; whether you’re looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you’re sure to find something in our auction; every bid benefits the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign; call 718-479-0505 or visit www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland.

Thursday, November 10, 7-9 p.m. Villa Russo: Annual Wedding Seminar; learn how to plan a “Wedding on a budget” Find out whats new in the world of Weddings today; call 718-849-0900.

November 3-13 Queens Theatre in the Park: ‘S Wonderful; five mini-musicals take audiences on an all-singing, all-dancing ride to the places, times and styles that made the Gershwins the most successful songwriting team in musical history; featuring more than 40 classic hits including “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” ‘S Wonderful will have you tapping your toes to the fascinating rhythms of George & Ira Gershwin; visit www.queenstheatre.org or call 718-760-0064.

Through November 12 Voelker Orth Museum: The Allure of Red; an eclectic mix of photographs taken by Greta M. Jaklitsch over a number of years; all photos are limited editions taken with 35mm film, not enhanced or altered; call 718-359-6227 or visit www.vomuseum.org.

What’s Happening This Weekend


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Friday, October 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong – In the Cause of Happiness;

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Friday, October 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong – In the Cause of Happiness; made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, the Louis Armstrong Collage Exhibition features reproductions of some of the remarkable collages created by Louis Armstrong affixed to the boxes of his audio tapes, and introduces audiences to this very public man who could turn his irrepressible creativity to arts other than music; visit www.flushingtownhall.com or call 718-463-7700 for more details.

November 3-13 Queens Theatre in the Park: ‘S Wonderful; five mini-musicals take audiences on an all-singing, all-dancing ride to the places, times and styles that made the Gershwins the most successful songwriting team in musical history; featuring more than 40 classic hits including “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” ‘S Wonderful will have you tapping your toes to the fascinating rhythms of George & Ira Gershwin; visit www.queenstheatre.org or call 718-760-0064.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Sunday, October 16 Queens Botanical Garden: Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch; Queens Botanical Garden will usher in the autumn months with the Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch celebration. The family-friendly event will celebrate the season with food – including barbecue from Famous Dave’s BBQ and a beer tent – live bluegrass music, storytelling, poetry readings, garden workshops and tours, children’s activities, as well as craft vendors; visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800 for more information.

Sunday, October 16 Bell Boulevard: The Second Annual Bayside Village Arts and Crafts Fair; the emphasis of this year’s fair will shift slightly to the visual and performing, cultural arts with entertainment that will expand from some soft acoustic musical groups and individual local musical artisans to include some of the performing arts and dance groups based in the Bayside business district; items for sale; visit www.baysidebid.com or call 718-423-2434 for more information.

Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 Free Tours for openhousenewyork Weekend; The c. 1887 Officers’ Club, home of Bayside Historical Society, will be among some 200 architecturally-significant sites across NYC spotlighted during the 9th annual openhousenewyork Weekend, the nation’s largest architecture and design event; visit www.baysidehistorical.org or call 718-352-1548.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

7 p.m. Immaculate Conception Church in Astora: Film Festival, The Force of Evil; all are welcome to join members of the Immaculate Conception Church to watch “The Dark Knight” (Oct. 14), “Never Let Me Go” (Oct. 21) and “The Exorcist” (Oct. 28); each movie night will feature guest speakers; visit www.ic-astoria.org.
October 14-16 The Astoria/LIC International Film Festival: an exciting mix of submissions is sure to make the second annual Astoria/LIC International Film; visit www.astorialic.com for a list of films, events and venues.

4 p.m. Far Rockaway Library: The Traditional Sounds and Dance of Veracruz, Mexico; celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the traditional sounds and dance of Veracruz, Mexico with Radio Jarocho, a New York City-based group devoted to the son jarocho and fandango traditions from southern Veracruz, Mexico; call 718-327-2549.

2:30 p.m. Hollis Library: An Afternoon of Theater; enjoy scenes from the works of modern American writers such as Neil Simon, Ivan Menchell and John Steinbeck; call 718-465-7355.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

2-5 p.m. Community Church of Douglaston: Heaven on Earth; celebrate the rebirth and renewal of the historic 1850’s cottage at the Community Church of Douglaston; open house and tours; presented by the Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society; visit www.dlnhs.org.

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Where the Water Lies; ancient and modern, east and west converge in music performed on Chinese and Western instruments; call 718-661-1200.

2 p.m. Flushing Library: Lung and Esophageal Cancer; Dr. Andrew J. Kaufman, assistant professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will talk about general lung diseases, lung and esophageal cancer, care, prevention and surgery; Q&A and discussion will follow. In English with Chinese translation; call 718-661-1200.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

3 p.m. Queensborough Performing Arts Center: Three Mo’ Tenors; conceived and directed by the highly acclaimed veteran Broadway performer, choreographer and director, Marion J. Caffey, Three Mo’ Tenors showcases the extraordinary versatility of African-American tenors who can sing it all; For more information about this event and other upcoming shows, contact the QPAC Box Office at 718-631-6311; tickets are also available online at www.visitQPAC.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

5-6:30 p.m. Campbell Dome at Queens College: A Conversation with Orhan Pamuk; the 2006 Nobel Prize winner for literature will discuss his work with a Queens College professor reflecting on the challenges of translating his work for world audiences; his appearance is part of the college’s “Year of Turkey: Exploring Past, Present, Future,” a series of cultural events taking place through June 2012; call 718-997-5000 or visit www.qc.cuny.edu.

6 p.m. Arverne Library: Pauline Jean; vocalist Pauline Jean sings classic jazz and Motown hits by groups like The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and much, much more; call 718-634-4784.

2 p.m. Long Island City Library: Financial Empowerment Center; Come talk to a financial counselor and learn how to work with your credit, debt, household budget and money management in general. To register, call the Queens Financial Empowerment Center at 646-810-4050, ext. 112 and indicate that you want to register for a session at Queens Library. You can also call 3-1-1 and ask for the Financial Empowerment in Queens; you will be connected to the same phone line.

6 p.m. Long Island City Library: Applying for Benefits; learn how to apply for various benefits. This program is hands-on and library staff will assist attendees preparing to apply for benefits such as Medicaid, Safelink and food stamps; call 718-752-3700.

6:30 p.m., Windsor Park Library: Information Literacy for Kids; join the library for our first ever information literacy class for children and their parents; learn how to find books in the library and use our many wonderful resources for school projects. This program is in four required sessions and is for children in Grades 3-5; call 718-468-8300.

7 p.m. South Ozone Park Library: Help Save a Life: Learn CPR – Free On-Site Training for Adults; the FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit provides adult CPR awareness with hands-on participation to help you learn the core skills of CPR; knowing CPR cardio-pulmonary resuscitation can make a difference in saving a family member, friend or co-worker’s life; preregistration is required; call the library or come in and sign up at the Information Desk; call 718-529-1660.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

6:30 p.m. Queens College’s Rosenthal Library: U.S. Poet Laureate Phillip Levine; called one of America’s great narrative poets, Phillip Levine will read from his work to students, faculty and members of the community; Levine has won almost every major writing award including a Pulitzer Prize in 1995; visit www.qc.cuny.edu or visit 718-997-5000.

1:30 p.m. Queens Historical Society: Third Tuesday Movie Matinees (Growing up Queens: A Study of Childhood in Our Unique Borough); Queens Historical Society is pleased to present their newest event series, Third Tuesday Movie Matinees, featuring movies evoking childhood and celebrating memories of growing up in New York; call 718-939-0647.

2:30 p.m. Auburndale Library: Pianist David Heckendorn; a tribute to Leonid Levin, performed by Pianist David Heckendorn with music from classic American films: “The Sound of Music,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Schindler’s List,” “The Godfather,” and popular songs by the great American songwriters Gershwin, Porter and Kern.

6:30 p.m. Central Library: Your Own Business: The Nuts & Bolts of Getting Started; learn how to develop your idea into a business plan; participants will learn creating a demand for your product/service, setting goals and objectives, budgeting and timelines; identifying resources and networks, getting ready to open your doors; every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Job Information Center; to register, please call 718-990-5102.

6:30 p.m. Central Library: Staying Healthy and Losing Weight Naturally in a Chemically Toxic World; Dr. Jesson Manukonda, M.D., will provide practical yet powerful lifestyle strategies for weight loss, fitness, disease prevention and natural treatments for most diseases; call 718-990-0700.

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, October 23 at 10 a.m. Reform Temple of Forest Hills: Talk on Homelessness in America; a discussion regarding how homelessness can relate to trauma, violence and mental illness; to register, visit www.rtfh.org or call the temple at 718-261-2900.

Wednesday, October 26 from 6:30-9 p.m. Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue): New York Asian Women’s Center 29th Anniversary Benefit and Phoenix Awards; silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails; tickets can be purchased online at www.nycharities.org, keyword: New York Asian Women’s Center; call 646-502-5337 or visit www.nyawc.org for more information.

Through October 30 Queens Theatre in the Park: Chix 6; The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation and Queens native Lourds Lane; the story of a comic book artist whose superheroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself; call 718-760-0064 or visit www.queenstheatre.org for ticket information.

Through November 12 Voelker Orth Museum: The Allure of Red; an eclectic mix of photographs taken by Greta M. Jaklitsch over a number of years; all photos are limited editions taken with 35mm film, not enhanced or altered; call 718-359-6227 or visit www.vomuseum.org.