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Auditions

"Murder for the Asking" Theatre A La Carte, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway, will be holding auditions Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. for its spring production to be staged March 31, running for three weekends. There are four male and three female roles. Please bring a monologue, if possible. For more information, call 776-6372.

Classes and clubs

Free Kindermusik Demo The Music Institute of Long Island will offer a free music demonstration for children of various ages, Sat. 29, held at various times throughout the day at the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Road, Manhasset. Call (516) 627-7052 for schedule information.

"Murder for the Asking" Theatre A La Carte, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway, will be holding auditions Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. for its spring production to be staged March 31, running for three weekends. There are four male and three female roles. Please bring a monologue, if possible. For more information, call 776-6372.

Opera legend Marilyn Horne will teach a master class for aspiring opera singers on the stage of the stage of the Jeanne Rimsky Theater at the Landmark, Main Street Community Center, Port Washington. The date is set for Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. Call (516) 767-1384. Tickets are on sale now. Gen. admission: $30. Seniors and friends of the Landmark: $27. Students $25.

The Tuesday Morning Music Club of Douglaston hosts monthly get togethers, featuring special performances by professional musicians performing chamber music. It meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Doulgaston Parkway. New members welcome. For more information, call 631-1360.

Win a free music class The Brooklyn Queens Conservatory of Music, 42-76 Main St., Flushing is offering a free music class to the 200th visitor to its new website: www.brooklynconservatory.com. The website provides details about the conservatory's classes at its sites in Park Slope, Brooklyn and Flushing, Queens and offers visitors a chance to enter their names and addresses to its mailing list. For more information, call 461-8910.

Woodcarving Workshop The Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston will offer a woodcarving workshop on Wednesdays, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, 9 from 2-4 p.m. the fee: $100 for all four sessions; $30 for a starter carving set which may be purchased form the instructor at the first session. Call 229-4000.

Concerts

The Beach Boys featuring original member Mike Love will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $37.50. Call (516) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.

The Community Singers Of Queens Rehearsals for our spring concert will resume on Monday evening Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St. (corner of Northerrn Blvd.), Flushing. Voices at all levels are welcome to join us. Call 359-5054.

Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 The award-winning New York Youth Symphony will perform Anton Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"Jan. 23, 2 p.m. at the Colden Center of Queens College. Also on the program: Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings." For more information, call (212) 581-5933.Admission: $5 ($3 for children).

"An Evening with Arlo Guthrie" at the The Tilles Center, Long Island University, on Sat. Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Call (516) 299-3111.

he Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Admission: $5, $3. 718-591-3456.

Jazz Educational Concert The Afrikan Poetry Theater, Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica presents jazz and blues stylist Keisha St. Joan & Co. with guest, poet Donna Felton, Jan. 22, 8 p.m.. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at door. Call 523-3312.

Jazz guitarist Earl Klugh and superstar Bob James will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 Call (516) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.

Reckson Jazz will perform at the The Tilles Center,Long Island University, on Fri., Feb. 18, 8 p.m. Call (516) 299-3111.

The Royal Philharmonic will perform at Long Island University's Tilles Center on Sat., Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. The program will include: Brahms' "Symphony No. 2" and Wagner's "Parsifal." For more information, call (516) 299-3111.

The Russian National Orchestra The Tilles Center of Long Island University presents the Russian National Orchestra performing works by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Scriabin on Sat., Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Call (516) 242-3111.

Exhibitions

"A Date with the Eight" The Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens presents "A Date with the Eight" on March 14, 2-4 p.m.. in conjunction with the new exhibit, "William Glackens: A Journey from Realism to Impressionism. In the early 1900s, Glackens belonged to a group of cutting edge artists known as "The Eight." For more information, call 592-9700.

"The Archaelogogy of Queens" In February, the Bayside Historical Society, Bldg. 208, Fort Totten, Bayside presents an exhibition of artifiacts related to pre-Colombian native habitation of the LIttle Neck Bay area. It includes an array of artifacts dating back to 10,000 B.C.Call 352-1548. Also, visit an exhibit about Little Neck Bay as well as a Bayside Yacht Club exhibit.

"The Artists Exhibit" The National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston presents The Artists Exhibit through Jan. 28. This exhibit features the creative works of the former students of the eminent teacher, Edgar Whitney. A reception will take place on Sun. Jan. 16. All are welcome. Call 224-3957.

"The Bayside Historical Society" presents a lecture to be given by two Native Americans on Feb. 5 and 12, 1-3 p.m. They will host a talk about the earliest inhabitants of the LIttle Neck Bay area, the Matinecock Indians. Call 352-1548.

The Flushing Remonstrance Millennial Exhibit has been extended through Jan. 30 in the Flushing Library's 3rd floor, International Resource Center Gallery. This rarely seen document, signed in 1657, is the oldest document demanding religious tolerance in America. Hurry in--the document will soon be returned to the State Archives in Albany. The Flushing Library is located at 41-17 Main St. (at Kissena Boulevard). Call 661-1225.

"Tiffany Family Day" The Queens Museum of Art features "Tiffany Family Day" on Feb. 13, from 1-4 p.m., featuring a host of events to celebrate the QMA Louis Tiffany exhibit: at 2 p.m., Three Feathers Music performs turn-of-the-century music; from 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m., Ray Kluytenar, a stained glass artist, presents demonstrations; 4 p.m., screening of the video, "Tiffany Magic in Glass"; from 1-4 p.m., a Drop in Art workshop. The museum is in the New York City Buidling in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. For more information, call 592-9700.

"Introduction to Photography" The Flushing Camera Club will conduct seminars on photography starting on Feb 2 with an "Introduction to Photography." Thereafter, the seminars will be on Feb. 16., March 1, 15 and 29, and April 5. Topics to be covered are: exposure, the lens, filters, films, tripods and situational photos. The seminars will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Flushing Hospital's administration building, 45th Avenue and Burling St., Flushing. Free. Call 441-6210.

"The Jewelry of Tiffany" The Queens Museum of Art features a talk by Janet Zapat, decorative arts consultant, on "The Jewelry of Louis Comfort Tiffany" and the "Arts Noveau and Arts and Crafts Movement" on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. The museum is located at the New York Clity Building in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. For more information, call 592-7900.

"Marvelous Molecules" The New York Hall of Science presents "Marvelous Molecules --The Secret of LIfe," the first exhibit to explore the shared chemistry of all living things. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th St., Flushing 699-0005, ext. 323. Visit our website at www.nyhallsci.org.

"Modern Odysesses" The Queens Museum of Art "Modern Odysseys: American Artists of the 20th Century," the first exhibition to survey the contributions of Greek American artists to modern and contemporary art.on view through Jan. 30, 2000 Also: the museum presents "First Thursdays," a monthly series of social evenings scheduled for the first Thursday of every month, 5:30-8 p.m. New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Call 592-9700, ext. 132.

"Food Fight" The Alliance for Queens Artists presents an upcoming exhibition devoted to the theme of food and food-related issues. Jan. 29-Feb. Alliance for Queens Artists' gallery space is at 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. The exhibition hours are 1-6 p.m.For more information, call 520--9842.

The Poppenhusen Institute features a Feb. 12 visit by Eugene Boesch, from 1-4 p.m. about the results of an archaeological dig in 1997 at 141st St. and 14th Avenue. Also, Chief Red Deer and other Matinecocks will host a Q & A period. Call the institute at 352-1548.

"Rascal in La La Land" Queensborough Community College's Professional Performing Arts Series presents Art Exhibit: "Rascal in La La Land" through Feb. 18. QCC Art Gallery in the Oakland Building on campus, 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside. Call 631-6396.

"Ricanstructions" P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center presents "Ricanstructions: Paintings of the 90s" by Juan Sanchez through Feb. 13 and "Special Projects: Beckman, Sunairi, and Stein." P.S. 1 is at 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. For more information, call the museum at 784-2084.

St. John's University presents its sixth annual exhibition, Jan. 31-March 17, with a reception on Feb 9, 4-6 p.m. Call 990-7476. The university also presents "Group Invitational: Artists 'selection from the University's National Exhbitions," through Jan. 21.For more information, call 990-7476.

"thinking/working/thinking/ Queens Theatre in the Park through Jan. 24 hosts the exhibition "thinking/working/thinking: the contemplative process in art" presenting paintings, embroidery and fabric collages that reveal the artists' thought processes as they work through the problems of making art. Flushing Meadows Corona Park Call 760-0064.

"Visible Traces: Rare Books and Special Collections from the National Library of China" The Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library and Director Gary E. Strong host "Visible Traces" through March 15 at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Call 990-8665.

Film

"Death of a Prophet" "Lumumba...Death of a Prophet" is a moving meditation on the life and legacy of one the legendary figures of modern African history, the first president of an independent Congo. Jan. 21, 8 p.m. at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Call 523-3312.

Evening Screenings The Museum of American Moving Image announces evening screenings of international films to be shown on Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Featured directors include: Werner Herzog, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. The series starts with "My Best Friend" (1999). Directed by Herzog, this is a documentary centering around the tumultuous relationship between the director and his favorite actor, Klaus Kinski. The film was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival. The museum is at 35th Avenue and 36th Street, Astoria. Call 784-0077. "

"Louis Comfort Tiffany Remembered" The Queens Museum of Art features screenings of "Louis Comfort Tiffany Remembered" as well as "Tiffany: The Mark of Excellence" at 2 p.m., Feb. 20. The museum is in the New York City Buidling in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. For more information, call 592-9700.

"Winter Survivors" The Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston is hosting a "Winter Survivors" class, featuring craft workshop and a chance to meet with the zoo's tame pet population. Scheduled for ages 5-7 on Sat., Jan. 29, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 229-4000.

"The Prince and the Pauper" The Tilles Center of the Performing Arts, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, presents this family production Jan. 28 at 8 p.m., Jan. 29 at 2 and 8 p.m. and on Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. All performances are in the Hillwood Recital Hall. For more informatiion, call (516) 299-3100.

"The Villain's Moustache" Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing presents the Catskill Puppet Theater's, "The Villain's Moustache" Sat., Feb. 5, 1 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost only $8 for children and adults. Member ticket prices are $6. For more information, call 760-0064.

Performances

Angel Street Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park will produce the New York State tour of Patrick Hamilton's melodrama "Angel Street," set in 19th century London. The schedule is as follows: Sat., Jan. 22 at 3 and 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 23, 8 p.m. Call 760-0063.

Cafe Cabaret Murder mystery theater presented by The Killing Kompany on March 3 at The White House, 10-26 154 Street, Whitestone. Admission: $39 per person. 718-746-111

"Csardas! The Tango of the East" Queensborough Community College's Professional Performing Arts Series will present "Csardas! The Tango of the East." on Sat. Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. The college is located at 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside. Tickets: $28, $25 and $22. Call 631-6311.

The Chinese Folk Dance Company The Tilles Center of the Performing Arts, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, P.O. Box 570 presents the Chinese Folk Dance Company in a one-hour family performance (for ages 8 and up) on Sun., Jan., 23, at 3 p.m. All Seats $18. Call (516) 242-3111.

"Disney on Ice" presents "Toy Story," choreographed by Olympic Gold Medalist Robin Cousins and based on the film of the same name in which toys come to life. Performances are at the Nassau Colliseum form Jan. 18-21. Tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171 and (516) 888-9000.

Death By Disco! A murder mystery dinner and dance show presented by The Killing Kompany at Riccardo's 21-01 24 Ave. Astoria, on Fri. Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. Admission: $37 per person 718-721-7777.

The Hollywoood Murders! A murder mystery dinner and dance show presented by The Killing Kompany at The White House, 10-26 154 Street, Whitestone. Friday April 28 at 8 p.m. Admission: $39 per person. Call 746-1111.

"God's Favorite" The Theatre Group of Temple Sholom, 263-10 Union Turnpike, Floral Park will present the Neil Simon hit Broadway comedy "God's Favorite" Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. Admission: $10. Call 343-8660.

"Late Nite Catechism" Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing presents the return engagement of the long-running, off-Broadway hit, "Late Nite Catechism" Sat., Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25, seniors, $23, members, $20, young audiences, 7-17, $15. Call 760-0064.

"Mummenschanz" The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, presents the legendary Swiss mime troupe 'Mummenshanz" on Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Mainstage Theatre located at 47th Ave. at Van Dam Street, Long Island City. For more information, call 482-5151.

Murder at the Valentine's Day Dance! A murder mystery dinner and dance show at Papa Razzi, 1500 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury. Admission: $42 per person. 516-877-7744

The Parkside Players will perform Larry Shue's 'The Nerd" this winter. The performance dates are: Feb. 19-20, 25-27 and March 3-4. Performances will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills. (516) 520-9474.

Smokey Joe's Cafe will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., Feb. 18 through Sun., Feb. 20. Tickets: $40, $45. Call (516) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.

"Songs to Remember You By... Songs that Won the War" at the Gray Wig the through Jan. 23. Performances will take place in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse on campus. Call (516)-463-6644.

Stand-up comic Pat Candaris will perform at the Senior Adult Department at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills on Mon., Jan. 17. Call 268-5011.

Tap Dogs will perform at the The Tilles Center, Long Island University, on Sun., Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. Call (516) 299-3111.

"Teahouse of the August Moon" The Queens Library's International Resource Center and the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will present excerpts from "Teahouse of the August Moon", a play by John Patrick based on the 1951 novel by Vern Sneider. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 24 in the Flushing Library Auditorium, 41-17 Main St. Admission is free. Call 990-0700.

Teatro Lirico D'Europa will perform Puccini's "Turandot." Sung in Italian (with English supertitles) at the The Tilles Center, Long Island University, Fri., Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. Call (516) 299-3111. 13 35th Avenue. Call 229-5972.

"Towards the Flame" Conceived and directed by Martha Clarke, this performance is based on stories by Chekov and set to music by Scriabin and Rachmaninoff. The Tilles Center, Long Island University, Fri., Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. Call (516) 299-3111.

"La Voce di Napoli" Bellla Italia Mia presents Dino Rosi, "La Voce di Napoli" at the Maspeth Public Library, 69-70 Grand Ave. on Jan. 29, 2 p.m. Also, Jacqueline Cavalla will give a presentation on archaeologist Luigi Palma DiCesnola, the first director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art who was also a Civil War hero awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, For more information, call 426-1240. Poetry and prose

Poetry and prose

Author J.S. Naipul author of "A Bend in the River," will speak as the special guest host of the Queens College Evening Reading Series, Tues., Jan. 25, 7 p.m. For more information, call 793-1395.

Open mic nights The Queens Borough Public Library presents open mic night Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The readings will be held at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultlural Center, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona. Call 651-1100 or visit the website at www.queenslibrary.org.

Poetry club A published poet/teacher and lifetime member of "Poets and Writers" will be holding a poetry reading in Bayside on the weekends. Participants are welcome to bring their poetry. Call 225-3523.

"Tales of the Hudson Valley" The Queens Museum of Art presents storyteller Jonathan Kruk, presenting "Tales of the Hudson Valley" 2 p.m., Feb. 27, depicting life in turn-of-the-century New York. The museum is in the New York City Buidling in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. For more information, call 592-9700.

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