Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010


Good News

Longtime Jamaica resident, musician and pastor Shiloh Brown said that ever since he began singing at the age of 5, music has inspired him to lead a life in the arts and spread that influence to others. Comment.

Woodside theater company mounts Shakespeare fest

There’s no need to camp out on line at Central Park this summer to catch free performances of Shakespeare in the park —Woodside-based nonprofit theater company Hip to Hip will bring several Shakespearian classics to various Queens parks this month. Outdoor performances of “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Macbeth” will be offered Wednesdays through Sundays through Aug. 25. Comment.

Dining Out: Katmandu Spice: Woodside Asian melange falls short

Queens rules when it comes to ethnic dining. We can take a “staycation” by sampling the world’s fare anytime we like. Not only can we choose from a staggering number of nationalities, but also select among their regional cuisines. We also have some idiosyncratic combo cuisines like Thai bagel joints or a restaurant that melds Brazilian with Turkish. So when Katmandu Spice opened in Woodside, promising “Brazilian BBQ Asian Fusion,” we were psyched to discover another one of these weirdly wonderful symbioses — but reality bit. Comment.

The Reel Queens: Astoria filmmakers bring Queens-set short to New York

A husband-and-wife filmmaking team from Astoria will make their East Coast debut this month at the New York City International Film Festival with a screening of their short film “Text Me,” which will also be shown in Times Square. Comment.

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