What to do this weekend in Queens

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |


On Saturdays and Sundays or Wednesday through Friday take the opportunity to watch “Jungle Girl” in Tut’s Fever Movie Palace at the Museum of the Moving Image.

Saturday, November 16

Queensborough Performing Arts Center presents “90’s Boy Bands Concert Reunion: All-4-One and Color me Badd.” Break out your cassettes, your tattoo chokers and overalls! It’s time you partied like it was 1991! Tickets for all seats are $45. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at QPAC 222-05 56th Avenue Bayside. For tickets and more information call 718-631-6311 or visit  www.visitqpac.org.

Black Spectrum Theatre presents, “Smell the Power,” a story about a contemporary Queens family that explores generational and socio-economic issues faced by black families. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Black Spectrum Theatre, 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard Jamaica. Tickets are $30. For more information call 718-723-1800.

Sunday, November 17

MoMA P.S. 1 presents “A new commission by Future Brown with DIS and Thunderhorse Ent.” Future Brown is a project comprised of artist and composer Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda. Accompanying future, digital media platform DIS converts the VW Dome into two basketball courts with a projection screen. This event is from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of starting at noon.  MoMA P.S. 1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City. For tickets and more information call 718-784-2084.

The Parkside Players present “A Christmas Carol.” The show begins at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church on Union Turnpike and the corner of 71st Road Forest Hills. Tickets are $14 general admission and $12 for seniors and students. For tickets and more information call 718-353-7388.

One weekend every month, Maker Space at the New York Hall of Science has “Wildcard Weekend.” Wildcard Weekend is the time for trying out new workshop ideas. On Sunday, November 17 learn about circuit design and paper engineering. Make your own electric pop-up card. This event is recommended for kids 10 years and older. Admission is $10 and $8 for NYYSCI members. Register the day of the event for the drop-in workshops held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 until 5p.m. Space is limited. For more information email rbingham@nycsi.org.

Through January 24 

On Saturdays and Sundays or Wednesday through Friday take the opportunity to watch “Jungle Girl” in Tut’s Fever Movie Palace. “Jungle Girl” is a classic movie serial starring Frances Gifford and Tom Neal. This 15 episode serial is filled with stunts, lion-wrestling, battles with quicksand and villainy! It was one of the earliest films to star a female protagonist. Screenings are 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays at the Museum of Moving Image at 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. For more information call 718-777-6888.

Through January 25

Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers at the Queens Botanical Garden Visitor and Administration Building. Gallery Photographer H. David Stein’s intricate photographs give flowers a particularly layered, multi-dimensional presence, See flowers angles you thought impossible! The Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street Flushing. For more information call 718-463-0263.

Through March 31

Legacy: Photographs Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art at the Fisher Landau Center for Arts. The collection includes 419 works, namely installations, sculptures, drawings, photographs, etc. by numerous key figures in contemporary American Art. FREE. Exhibition hours are Thursday through Monday, noon to 5 p.m. The Fisher Landau Center for Arts is located at 38-27 30th Street Long Island City. For more information call 718-937-0727.


Bring your friends, bring a scarf and gloves and remember to lace up tight! Ice skating season has begun at World Ice Arena at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Admission is $5 for all ages on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. To rent skates be sure to bring socks and an additional $5. Monday through Friday the rink is open from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. On weekends it is open: 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday nights; noon. until 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 9:50 p.m. Saturdays and noon  until 4:45 on Sundays. Information is subject to change, to inquire about any changes call 718-760-9001. World Ice Arena is located at Avery Avenue and 131st Street Flushing.