What to do in Queens this weekend

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |


At 8 p.m., Resorts World Casino, located at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, South Jamaica, presents “Disco Inferno,” a live concert featuring The Trammps, France Joli, Carol Douglas, Disco Unlimited and DJ Nicky G. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door and at rwnewyork.com. For more information, contact Angela Gozzi at 718-214-2943 or angela.gozzi@rwnewyork.com.


At 12:30 p.m., Rego Park Jewish Center, located at 97-30 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, will be having its monthly Parashat & Haftarat Club with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel and Charles Lehat. No charge and all are welcome. A light bite will be served. For more information, call 718-459-1000.

At 12:30 p.m., Rego Park Jewish Center, located at 97-30 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, will be having its monthly Parashat & Haftarat Club with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel and Charles Lehat. No charge and all are welcome. A light bite will be served. For more information, call 718-459-1000.


The Secret Theatre, located at 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, presents “Urinetown, the Musical,” a Tony-Award-winning production set in a dystopian city where a water shortage has forced private toilets to be outlawed. Out of the residents who are furious over the fact that they have to share public facilities, a hero rises to lead them through a comedic, music-infused revolution. Evening shows Thursday through Saturday are at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m., with a special matinee performance on January 26 at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Alyssa Van Gorder at 718-392-0722 or pr@secrettheatre.com.


Thalia Spnish Theatre, located at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, presents “afroTango,” a tango musical
with music arranged and directed by Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena that explores the African roots of Tango in music and dance. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 4 p.m. on Sundays. On Fridays, tickets are $30. All other dates, tickets are $35 for students and $32 for senior citizens. For more information, contact Kathy Giaimo at 718-729-3880 or kgiaimo@thaliatheatre.org or visit thaliatheatre.org.


Starting at 10 a.m., SculptureCenter, located at 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, will be presenting Berlinbased artist Nairy Baghramian’s first exhibition in the US, “Retainer.” Her works examine political and social systems of power and encompass questions of context, production and reception within contemporary art. For more information, call 718-361-1750 or visit sculpture-center.org.


The Louis Armstrong House Museum, located at 34-56 107th Street, Corona, presents its Louis Armstrong at Freedomland exhibit. The exhibit, curated by Louis Armstrong House Museum Archivist Ricky Riccardi, paints an intimate portrait of Armstrong on stage and off during the turbulent years of 1961 to 1964, spreading joy to fans young and old with his integrated band of all stars. Major funding for the exhibit is made possible by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation. Followed by a brief discussion on debt consolidation by local accountant Harry Mendlebaum. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sunday and closed on Mondays. Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for seniors 65 and older, students and children and free for members and children under four. A $6 group rate is available for groups of at least eight, in which case it is asked that an appointment be made. For more information, call 718-478-8274 or visit louisarmstronghouse.org.