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Auditions/Rehearsals

Douglaston Community Theatre is holding Auditions for "NUTS" at the Zion Church Parish Hall, 44th Ave. off Douglaston Parkway. 718-225-7117.

Queensborough Community College is seeking an actor to play the role of Gupta, a middle-aged man ofIndian descent, in its upcoming theater production ofIsrael Horovitz's play, The Indian Wants the Bronx. 718-281-5371.

The Center for Preparatory Studies in Music. in the Music Building on the Queens College Campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, is holding auditions for its new Music Theatre Workshop this summer for children ages 10-16. The workshop will run from July 9 through Aug. 2, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be optional field trips on Fridays. Students will have the exciting opportunity to take classes in singing, acting and dancing with NYU Graduate Students in Music Theatre. Please call to make a registration/ audition appointment. 718-997-3888.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory (STAR) always welcomes retired persons interested in acting. To arrange for an audition, call Stan Guttman at 224-2729.

The Queens chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is expanding its membership. All men who enjoy singing, be they tenors, leads, baritones or basses, are invited to attend rehearsals any Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the school hall at 74-15 175 St., Flushing. 718-468-8416.

Camps

The Bayside YMCA, 214-13 35th Avenue, Bayside offers Performing Arts camp runs Monday through Friday for children ages 8-12 years old. The hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m The extended day session runs from7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Camp includes a weekly trip on Fridays and swimming twice a week. 718-229-5972.

Classes

Don't just copy from the instructor. Learn to draw and paint, an instruction workshop on Thursdays at Alliance of Queens Artist, 91-10 Metroploitian Ave., Forest Hills from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-520-9842.

Summer Art Classes for children ages 5-12 are offered through Sept. 1 on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Alliance of Queens Artist, 991-10 Metroploitian Ave., Forest Hills from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-520-9842.

Concerts

Terri Clark, the down-to-earth country music star will be performing at Westbury Music Fair in the half round on Tues., July 31 at 8 pm. Tickets: $35. 212- 307-7171.

St Paul's Lutheran Church and the Ashirwad Lutheran Ministry are proud to offer a free children's concert featuring Anna Epstsein-Kravis on Fri. July 13 at 1 p.m. This song and puppet concert is geared for children ages 2 - 9 and family audiences of all ages.

Barbara Sfraga Trio performs jazz at Albatross, 36-19 24th Ave., Astoria on Mondays, Juky 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 718-274-9164. The trio also performs at Erawan at 4231 Bell Blvd Bayside on Tues., July 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 718-428-2112

Bruce Hornsby brings his lively, radically recast renditions of old and new favorites to Westbury Music Falr on Sun., July 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $32.50. 212- 307-7171.

The duo who went on to make rock'n roll history, Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., July 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $40. 212- 307-7171.

The 80's are back! Awesome 80's starring The Motels featuring Martha Davis, The Fixx, Asia, and The Outfield comes to Westbury Music Fair on Fri., July 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $42.50. 212- 307-7171.

Free Children's Shows At The George Seuffert Bandshell Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens All shows are on Wednesday's at 10:30 am sharp. The shows will be held on 1 - Hip Pickles - Music with a stomp 8 - Puccini's Gianni Schicchi - A comical opera about a family's fight for an inheritance. Dress rehearsal with a question and answer segment. July 25 - Pure and Simple Music for kids Aug. 1 - Bugs & Balloons in The Love Bug Hugs - Interactive audience participation with Balloon creations and music.August 8 - Cinderella performed by Puppets in the Park, Aug.15 - The Performance Project - Queens Kidz with a stomp. Aug. 22 - Steven Johnson's Magic Variety Show. Children's series sponsored by Clyde Beatty Cole Bros.

Hear That Sound? That's barbershop harmony - the big, rich, thrilling sound af men's voices locked in tune. It's close harmony at its best. It's fun, it's easy and yeu can do it. The Barbershop Harmony Society can help you discover the talent within you. The Jamaica Chapter meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the school hall, 74-15 175th St., Flushing. 718-468-8416 or 718-381-8689.

The Roadsters perform music of the 50s, 60s and 70s on on Sun., July 8 at 5 p.m. at MacNeil Park, 5th Ave., and College Place, College Point. 718-358-0067.

Blue Sky with Cathy Rose will perform country and soft rock on Sun., August 5 at 5 p.m. at MacNeil Park, 5th Ave., and College Place, College Point. 718-358-0067.

Rock and roll legends The Doobie Brothers bring their high-energy performances to Westbury Music Fair on Tues. August 7 at 8 pm. Tickets: $40. 631-888-9000.

Johnny Mathis, one of the most enduring figures in popular music, has recorded more than 100 albums, including many that have become milestones in 20th century popular culture. Johnny Mathis will perform his satin smooth vocals at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., July 20 and Sat., July 21 Both performances are at 8 pm. Tickets are $45.

Brian Setzer will bring his new project, Brian Setzer '68 Comeback Special to Westbury Music Fair on Wednesday, August 1 at 8 p.m in the half round. '68 Comeback Special features Brian along with two members of The Brian Setter orchestra, drummer Bernie Dresel, and slap-bassist Mark W. Winchester. Tickets: $35. 631-888-9000.

A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Superstar Tribute to The Beatles will grace the stage of Westbury Music Fair for a show on Thurs., July 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40. 631-888-9000.

The Judy Collins Wildflower Fest, starring Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Richie Havens, and Roger McGuinn, hits Westbury Music Fair on Thurs. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $37.50. 212- 307-7171.

Composer and performer Giovanni will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., July 7 in the half round at 8 pm. Tickets: $42.50. 212-307-7171.

The emotionally charged music of rock 'n' roll duo Air Supply joins the multi-talented songwriter Christopher Cross as they perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., July 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. 212-307-7171.

Perfomers sing in groups and as a full chorus on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. under the direction of Evelyn Castro of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music at the the Kew Gardens Community Center 80-02 Queens Blvd. 718-268-5960.

Dancing

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers is offering lessons to the public in the latest crazes of Ballroom, Latin. Tango, Swing, Savoy Lindy, Salsa, Mambo, and wedding dances, at meir Floral Park. New Hyde Park, Bayside, Floral Park. Garrlen City and Roshln locations, complimentary to the complete beginner. 718-891-4209.

Ballroom Dancing is held Wednesdays at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St., Flushing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 718-268-2800.

The Long Island Singles hosts an afternoon of socializing, and Social Dancing 40+, every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. featuring the best danceable ballroom dance music, offering coffee, bagels, pastries, allafternoon, a free lesson for beginners and advanced, a nice wood dance floor and introductions, Donation: $6. 718-891-4209.

Irish dancing lessons with All-Ireland dancing champion Niall O'Leary are offered at Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd. in Bayside from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday. 212-726-1602.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents ballroom dancing every Friday at 2 p.m. Admission: $40. 718-423-8179.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents free line dance lessons every Monday at 3 p.m. and every Friday at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.

Line Dancing with Steve is held every Monday at Community Education Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-423-8179.

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers is offering lessons to the public in the latest crazes of Ballroom at their Forest Hills, Belie Harbor, Glendale, Bayside, Floral Park, Elmhurst, Maspeth, and Flushing locations, complimentary to the complete beginner. Learn how, with or without a partner, and enjoy socializing. Membership requires learning basics in the standard dances, but membership is not a requirement. 718-891-4209.

Israeli and Folk Dance Class is held every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 209 St., and Cross Island Parkway. Instructors Rae and George Nemoviche. 718-428-6363.

Exhibits/Demonstrations

The AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills presents Image & Imagination IX "PhotoArtGraphy" An Exhibition of Art Created with the Camera from through 4.The Alliance of Queens Artists will present its Ninth Annual exhibition of photography at the AQA Gallery. All work shown is a result of the creativity and artistic expression of the photographer. Work shown will be in color or black & white.Curators: Joe Bacher, Bill Seifert and Laurie Rhodes. Everyone is always welcome. And it's free!

"Versatility", works by Jim McCarthy and Salvatore Lodico, will be shown at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Dougiaston from July 2 to July 27. A reception will take place on Sun. 5 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to this exciting and creative show. 718-539-5 804.

"The Girls of Summer," works by Madeline Braisted, Blanche D'Errico, Barbara Firestone, Irene Helm, Siglinda Konrad, Lina LoGiudice, Meg Martin, Clara Walsh will be on exhibit at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston from July 30 to Aug. 31. A reception will bed held on Sun., August 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to see this creative be held on Sun., August 12 and evocative show. 718-225-4917.

"Castle - 6,500 years of Bayside History," and other exhibits are on display at the Bayside Historical Society Mondays through Saturdays. 718-352-1548.

Events

Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston,presents A Panormaic View Of New York City At The Queens Museum Of Art on Fri., July 14 at 9:45 a.m.$5. 718-229-4000.

Through the magic of live musical theater, our all time favorite children's classics come to life this Summer at Westbury Music Fair with the State Farm Children's Series including productions by Yate's Musical Theatre and Gingerbread Players and Jack including, The Rea Stories of Little Red Riding Alood di The Three Little Pigs on 10 and 11, Rumpelstiltskin on 7 and 18, Snow White on July 24 and 25, The Wizord of Oz on July 31st and August 1st, Cinderella on August 7 and 8, The Gingerbread Boy on August 14 and 15 and Mr. Bullhorn's Kids Comedy Clubhouse on August 21 and 22. All shows are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Shows will be performed in the half-round. See all seven shows for $49. Individual shows are $12.00. 212-307-7171.

Exhibits

Irma Wesley, A Queens artist and teacher returns to the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. with a series of illustrated lectures on the include all phases of art. 718-268-5960.

Science and technology shed a whole new light on traditional printmaking and photography by creating new, exciting forms of contemporary art. Art and Science Collaborations brings its third annual digital art competition exhibition to the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 718-699-0005

The History of the Great Hall - the Architecture of the New York Hall of Science is presented by the Hall in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This compact panel exhibit spotlights the New York Hall of Science, built for the 1964 -1965 World's Fair. Discover the Great Hall, its architect, Wallace K. Harrison, and the history behind its seven-story blue stained glass serpentine walls. 718-699-0005.

Faces tell a thousand stories, the eyes are the windows of the soul. Esther Kirchevsly teaches portrait drawing to novices and practices artists at the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents "My Haitian Diary" by Francois Rides Garcia. Free admission. Also, the Afrikan Poetry Theatre continues its exhibit, "Perspective Visions" by Philip Howell, a photo essay, at the Center For Culture, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. 718-523-3312.

The Acting Workshop of Queens continues at the Forest Hills Adult Center, 67-01 110th Street, at Forest Hills High School on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fee is $150. 718 263-8066.

The Tuesday Morning Club of Douglaston presents clasical music each week at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 718-224-2597.

A Visual Arts Forum is held on the second Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at La Vuelta Bistro, Long Island City. Artists are invited to bring one work of art to share. 718-274-9585.

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills offers Kids Painting Workshops on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids have fun while finding a new to express themselves. 718-520-9842.

Films

The American Museum of the Moving Image will present Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures on Tues., July 17, at 7 p.m. (previously scheduled for Thurs., July 19 at the Directors Guild Theater in Manhattan. Warner Bros., 2001, 140 mins. Directed by Jan Harlna. Narrated by Tom Cruise. Interviews with Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Steven Spielberg. The film will be introduced by a guest speaker (to be announced). Admission: $12, $8. 718-784-4520.

The Forest Park Trust presents Free Movies Under the Stars, Some Like it Hot starring Marilyn Monroe on Fri., Aug., 3, and West Side Story starring Natalie Wood Sat., Aug. 4 at the George Seuffert Bandshell Forest Park, Woodhaven, at 8:30 p.m.718-235-4100.

Performances

Forest Park presents a funny Italian opera Puccini's Gianni Schicchi on Thurs., July 19 at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., July 20 at 8 p.m and Sun., July 22 at 4 p.m. at George Seuffert Bandshell Forest Park

Woodhaven.718-235-4100

Theater Workshop Entertainment presents West Side Story. on Saturdays; July 7 14, 21 and 28, August 4, 11 and 18 at 8 p.m.; Sundays: July 8 and 22, August 5 and 19 at 4 p.m.. Tickets: $15 $13. 516-599-1982.

Theater Workshop Entertainment presents Pinocchio on July 7, 8, at 1 p.m. Tickets: $8. 516-599-1982

"Moby Dick." Orson Welles's adventurous adaptation of Herrnah Melville's novel. Under the direction of Robert Simons, the production will feature professional Equity actors along with a cast of QCC studerits ON 2, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the QCC's Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts. Tickets: $15. 718-631-6284.

Forest Park presents a free production of the broadway musical Guys And Dolls on Fri., July 13 at 7:30 p.m.George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park, Woodhaven. 718-235-4100

Flip Flop produced by LFB Productions at the Marathon Community Center, 245-37 60th Ave., Douglastons on Thurs., 2 at 8 p.m. and Sun., 5 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets: $7. 718-263-0976.

Murder At Temptation Island a murder mystery dinner and dance show will be held on Fri. 3 at 8 p.m., at The White House, 10-24 154th Street, Whitestone. Admission: $39. 718- 746-1111.

Beach Party Murders!, a murder mystery dinner and dance show will be held on Fri., Aug. 17 at 8 p.m at RICCARDO'S, 21-01 24th Avenue, Astoria. Admission: $40. 718-721-7777.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents an original tango musical, All That Tango/ Todo Tango, conceived by bandoneonista Raul Jaurena and singer Marga Mitchell, under the direction of Angel Gil Orrios, through . 718-729-3880.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, hosts the return of Yloy Ybarra's Ballet Fiesta Mexicana in an all-new show, featuring Mariachi Citlalli. Performances are from 3 to Aug. 12, held on Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets: $25, $22, $2 off all tickets on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only. 718-729-3880.

Poetry

Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing presents Open Mic Night on the first Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights and comedians are welcome. 718-424-6494.

Open Mic for poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights, and comedians is held on the first Monday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights. 718-424-6494.

Programs

An Adventure in Imagination: Free reading and performance programs by Lisa Lipkin for children under 9 yers old, Wed., 1 at 11 a.m. at Juniper Park upper playground at 80 Street in Middle Village. 212-360-8290.

Singles

Cyber Singles meets Thursdays at 9 p.m. at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St. 718-268-2800.

The Central Queens Y in Forest Hills offers volleyball for singles 22 to 45 on Sunday mornings. 718-268-5011.

The Outdoor Singles activities hotline is 718-353-5506.

Trips

American Red Magen David for Israel is sponsoring a weekend at the Raleigh Hotel in upstate South Fallsburg from 2 through 5. Limited rooms available. Proceeds go to Israel for Emergency Medical Care, Blood and Ambulance. 718-224-7989.

Join the diverse and dedicated group of men and women who help enrich our Queens community, become a Queens Museum of Art volunteer! No experience is necessary. All it takes is a cheerful personality, team spirit, and one morning or afternoon a week. The museum staff provides all training and supports. Benefits include free admission to the QMA as well as many cultural institutions around New York City. If you have an interest in education, art and children, consider becoming a museum decent. A decent is a trained museum interpreter who conducts participatory tours for children grades K through 6 on one morning per week, focusing on the museum's permanent and changing exhibitions. Docents receive training sessions, featuring workshops, lectures on child development and touring techniques, quest speakers, slide lectures, and field trips to other cultural sites. 718-592-9700.Workshops

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills offers Kids Painting Workshops on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids have fun while finding a new to express themselves. 718-520-9842.

The Queens County Farm Museum at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, offers a Children's Summer Craft Workshops. Two-week programs are offered from 1 through Aug. 17. Each 2-week session is $40. Classes include a variety of arts & crafts, and farm activities and are designed for children ages 6-10. Classes meet on Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. For children ages 4-5, a storytime, and arts & crafts workshop is offered. Registration is required. 718-347-3276, Ext.14.

The Acting Workshop of Queens continues this fall at the Forest Hills Adult Center, 67-01 110th Street, at Forest Hills High School on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fee is $150. 718 263-8066.

The Forest Hills Community House, 108-25 62nd Drive, offers a weekly, multi-media creative arts group for teens through age 18 on Monday evenings. 718-592-5757.

Esther Krichevsky teaches portrait drawing to novices and practiced artists at Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202 on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.

The Queens Museum of Art presents free Family Drop-In Art Workshops every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 718-592-9700.

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Inc., 161-04 Jamaica Ave., offers free Internet Access Workshop, Community Internet Access Initiative on July 15 and Aug. 19 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 718-658-7400.

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills offers Art Workshops to learn to paint, draw and express yourself. 718 263-8066.

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