Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Family portraits

A puppetry production about love and imagination will take audiences on a magical journey as Yvette Edery stages “What is Love? A Family Story” at Flushing Town Hall this month. Comment.

The Play’s The Thing: Queens needs a year-round theater dedicated to plays

Would you believe that in all of Queens, population at least 2.5 million if the 2010 Census counts everybody, there is not one venue for year-round theater? Not a one! Sure, we have a number of theater companies that produce two or three shows a year, schools and colleges that do about the same, and our only performing arts center, Queens Theatre in the Park, that offers theater along with lots of other things like dance, comedy and song entertainers, cabaret acts and ethnic festivals. But no year-round theater. Comment.

QMA’s Passport Fridays make the local global

Travelling the world can be a hassle, not to mention expensive, but the Queens Museum of Art is trying its best to make is easier for people to see the world without leaving the borough. Comment.

Dining Out: Cuzco Peru: Take culinary trip to the Andes in Rego Park

Peruvian cuisine is poised on the cusp of becoming one of those ethnic cuisines that you find in every neighborhood, just like Chinese, Thai or Mexican (and dare we point out that even pizza was once an ethnic specialty). Pollo a la brasa (rotisserie chicken) and Jalea (battered fried seafood) are universal in their appeal, even to fussy kids, and the more exotic fare is easy to love. When we spotted Cuzco Peru on Queens Boulevard in Rego Park, it confirmed our belief in the inevitability of Peruvian joining the ranks of omnipresent ethnic dining. Comment.

The Reel Queens: Socrates’ outdoor film series kicks off new season

Manhattan has long been one of film’s most prominent backdrops, but Long Island City’s Socrates Sculpture Park has utilized the city’s skyline to promote international cinema in a unique way for more than a decade. Comment.

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