What’s happening this week


By Queens Courier Staff |

EDITOR’S PICKS

CLASSIC PLAY

Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Queensborough Community College: William Shakespeare’s Othello; Students of the Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Department at Queensborough Community College will present Othello written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Liisa Yonker, Assistant Professor, Speech Communication and Theatre Arts; visit www.qcc.cuny.edu for more show times.

KIDS FUN

Saturday, March 12 at 11:15 a.m.
and Sunday, March 13 at 2:15 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: Coad Canada Puppets “There’s a Dinosaur in the Closet.” Forbidden to have a pet, Darryl smuggles a “pet” rock into his cluttered room, the rock hatches to reveal a tiny dinosaur with an incredible appetite, this is a laugh-out-loud tale with a lesson or two about being responsible; for ages 5 and older; visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call the Box Office at 718-463-7700, Ext. 222.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flushing House: Giant Flea Market; held in the Large Game Room on the ground floor of Flushing House. A huge variety of goods will be on sale, including jewelry, arts and crafts, collectibles, new and gently used clothing, white elephant items, etc.; admission is free; call 718-762-3198 or visit www.flushinghouse.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

Friday, March 4, 6-9:30 p.m. Hudson Station: The Big Ed Benefit for ALS; this year will mark the fifth anniversary of The Big Ed Benefit for ALS and to date this benefit alone has raised almost $70,000, tickets will be sold at the door; for more information, email bigedbenefit@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

Noon Forest Park Visitor Center: Orienteering at Forest Park; Learn how to navigate using a map and a compass; equipment provided; call 718-846-2731.

1 p.m. Fort Totten Front Gate: A Century of Building; travel back a century or more and explore examples of Colonial Revival architecture found on this former military base. We’ll identify the buildings and point out their unique architectural features.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

4 p.m. Saint Luke’s Church, Forest Hills: Organ/Vocal Recital and Choral Evensong Service; This free event features the St. Luke’s Choir, under organist/director William J. Stokes, in music by Verdi, Arcadelt, Balfour-Gardiner, Sumion and others; visit www.stlukesforesthills.org, or call 718-268-6021.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8

6 p.m. Samuel Field Y & YHMA: Fitness for Survival Class; on-going fitness class for cancer survivors led by nurse, Zumba instructor and cancer fitness specialist Beth Levine; call 516-987-7524 or visit www.fitnesspcancer.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

8 p.m. The Secret Theatre: Three Sisters; explores the fear of being forgotten and the hope of the future; presented by The Queens Players; visit www.secrettheatre.com or 718-392-0722.

7-8:30 p.m. Al Oerter Recreation Center: Arts, Culture & Fun: Pushing the Elephant; a screening from the Emmy-award winning Community Cinema series; call 718-353-7853 for more information.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10

7 p.m. Samuel Field Y: Dance, Zumba and Fitness Class for Cancer Survivors; on-going fitness class for cancer survivors led by nurse, Zumba instructor and cancer fitness specialist Beth Levine; call 516-987-7524 or visit www.fitnesspcancer.com.

7:30-9:30 p.m. Great Neck Arts Center: Artist Talk on Gem Stone and Asian Art; with featured artists Fareen Butt and Jacqueline Dennis; call 516-829-2570.

FUTURE EVENTS

Saturday, March 26 from 9-3 p.m. Holy Family Church in Flushing: Defensive Driving Course; sponsored by the National Safety Council; participants will receive a mandatory insurance premium reduction and their violation point total will be reduced; for early registration, call 631-360-9720.

Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tilles Center: Tyne Daly Live; best known for her work on TV’s Cagney and Lacey and her Tony Award-winning performance as Rose in the 1989 Gypsy Broadway revival, She will make her Tilles Center debut Saturday, March 12 at Cabaret at “Club T;” call 516-299-3100 or visit tillescenter.org for ticket information.

Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m., Villa Umberto: Murder on St. Patrick’s Day; a comedy murder mystery dinner show; call 516 352-8455 or visit www.killingkompany.com.

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