Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010


Dining Out: Dinner at the Farm series is a Queens locavore’s delight

On a recent Wednesday night in September, we dined al fresco against the backdrop of fecund fields of vegetables, while being eyed suspiciously by an itinerant chicken and catching the occasional whiff of fresh manure. Did this happen at some bucolic paradise in upstate New York? Uh-uh. It was right here in our own fair borough at the Queens County Farm Museum. Comment.

The Reel Queens: Long-running shorts series makes first visit to Queens

The city’s longest-running short film exhibition will make a stop in Queens next month as it celebrates its 30th anniversary with a screening of 11 award-winning movies in Flushing. Comment.

To praise ‘Caesar’

“Would all these people dressed in punk/Goth attire be the cast of Julius Caesar?” the writer wondered as she passed through a throng of them at the loading bay of Long Island City’s Secret Theatre. They would be, it turned out, and it’s not surprising for a company who performed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with everyone in their pajamas. But even beyond the costumes, this version of the Bard’s “Julius Caesar,” directed superbly by Richard Mazda, was filled with delights and surprises. Comment.

The Play’s The Thing: APAC earns deserved outer-borough love at IT awards

I was part of an enthusiastic crowd gathered for the Sixth Annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards last week in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. This was billed as the Off Off Broadway theater community’s biggest night, when some 17 “IT” awards for achievement and three honorary awards were given out. Comment.

Opera, jazz and more for bridge-and-tunnel crowd

It is wonderful to live in a city where, on any given night, one can see an enchanting opera, be stirred by the symphonies and concertos of the great masters, or groove to America’s classical music at one of the city’s jazz spots. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010


Working on a dream

Twenty-one year old R&B singer Laurent Luke is revving up his career in the music industry. A fixture in the southeast Queens music scene who lives just over the Nassau border in Elmont, the up-and-coming songwriter describes himself as an urban gentleman hoping to reach people through his emotional, wholesome lyrics. Comment.

From the Footlights: Roy Haynes

Next week we’ll have Part Two of Raphael Sugarman’s fall preview, encompassing highlights from some of Manhattan’s top jazz and classical music venues, but for now here’s a timely taste. Comment.

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