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Auditions/Rehearsals

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

The Great Neck Choral Society, in its 44th year, invites singers to share their musical experiences. Auditions for all voices will be held privately on Wed., Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. in the choral room at Great Neck South Middle School. 718-969-7221.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra continues biweekly Wednesday evening rehearsals at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals begin at 7:45 p.m. 718-591-3456.

New Theatre Players will conduct auditions for its spring production of "Night Watch" at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of New Hyde Park, 300 Hillside Drive South, New Hyde Park, on Tues., Jan. 30 and Thurs., Feb. 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 718-229-6298.

The Community Singers of Queens Inc., will begin weekly rehearsals for their Spring concert on Mon., Jan. 22 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165 St., Flushing. Rehearsals are from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. All voices are welcome, particularly Tenors and Basses. 718-658-1021.

Celebrations

Chinese New Year Celebration, A day-long festival of music, dance and arts and crafts for the entire family, celebrating the Year of the Snake, will be Sat., Jan. 27 at 11:30 a.m. at the Flushing Branch Public Library, 41-17 Main St. 718-661-1200. For more lunar new year events, see Qguide cover story.

Classes

Medium Of Watercolor For Beginner Classes, Weekly workshops on Tuesdays through March 27, in conjunction with newly opened exhibit, The Art of Dos Passos, running from Jan. 24 through April 1. For beginners in watercolor technique; still life, portraiture, abstracts. Materials will be supplied. Preregister by calling Library Gallery at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. 718-990-8665

Queensborough Community College offers registration for the Continuing Education course, "Masterpieces of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum." Students will view highlights from the collections of Chinese, Japanese, and Indian art, and learn to look for Buddhist and Hindu themes in sculpture and paintings. Elliot Rabner, art lecturer. Course will be held Sat., Jan. 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at 1 p.m. at Tour Desk in the Main Lobby of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street in Manhattan. Fee: $23. 718- 631-6343.

Art classes are offered at The Cultural Arts Department of the Central Queens YM&YMHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. 718-268-5011.

Clubs/Live Entertainment

Amazura, 91-12 14th Pl., Jamaica 718-298-6760 DJ Latin, salsa, merengue, Fridays and Saturdays.

Backdraft's, 73-11 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills 718-263-4760 DJ Thursdays-Saturdays.

Bickles, 163-17 Archer Ave. (bet. Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and 165th Street) 718--658-1400. Open mic and jam session Thursday nights.

Calypso City, 121-08 Jamaica Ave. Richmond Hill 718-847-8900 Calypso music Fridays and Saturdays.

Castle Heights, 83-11 Northern Blvd. Jackson Heights 718-898-9584. Heavy metal music.

Charisma, 71-46 Main St., Flushing 718-268-2800. Singles night, DJ Thursdays. Ballroom dancing, Wednesdays.

Cheyenne Roadhouse, 71-46 Main St., Flushing 718-268-2800 Miles Ahead Ensemble, Mondays.

Club DNA, 25-22 34th Ave., Astoria 718-784-1822 DJ Chris "The Greek," Saturdays.

Club Illusions, 125-22 Merrick Blvd., Springfield Gardens 718-978- 0300. Miles Ahead Ensemble , Fridays Karaoke, 8 p.m. Tuesdays.

Club Pulse, 92-77 Queens Blvd., Rego Park 718-997-8661. House DJ, Thursdays DJ, salsa, merengue and Latin pop, upstairs, Spanish rock, downstairs Fridays. DJ, hip-hop, reggae, salsa, house and merengue, Saturdays.

Club X Press, 89-25 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. 718-707-7037. DJ, hip hop, reggae, R&B, Latin, gay and lesbian party, Thursdays-Saturdays.

Cooper's Alehouse, 70-26 88th St., Glendale. 718-326-7435 Live bands, Fridays and Saturdays.

Crazy Moose Saloon, 40-07 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 718-224-0690. Live bands and DJs.

The Douglaston Manor, 63-20 Commonwealth Blvd., Douglaston 718-224-8787, DJ, Latin night, Wednesdays.

F. Scotts, 42-15 235th St., Douglaston 718-225-1866 Jazz Tones, Fridays.

Fuzzy's, 239-21 Braddock Ave., Bellerose 718-347-9843. Live bands.

Hollywood and Main Cafe, 57-33 Main St., Flushing 718-321-9670. DJ Fridays and Saturdays.

Ilusiones, 36-21 Steinway St., Astoria 718-729-6476. Live Latin music Wednesdays-Sundays.

Irish Rover, 37-18 28th Ave., Astoria 718-278-9372 Live music Saturdays, Irish music Sundays

Kilmegan, 60-19 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside 718-803-9206 Live bands.

Krash, 34-48 Steinway St., Astoria 718-937-2400 Alternative dance club, DJ, hard music.

La Kueva, 28-26 Steinway St., Astoria 718-267-9069 Live Spanish rock music.

Melange, 70-28 Austin St., Forest Hills, 718-268-4524 DJ, '70s to '90s tunes, Fridays and Saturdays, and Karaoke, Wednesdays.

Nite of Stars Cafe, 201-10 Linden Blvd., St. Albans 718-978-7001. Miles Ahead Ensemble Thursdays. The cafe also presents Jazz Live every Friday at 11 p.m. Fine soul food. Open Mic nights. Hostess Lady Jeanette, Starmaid Mary and Marie. All musicians are welcome to come and jam. 718-523-2102.

Outfield Inn, 79-56 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village 718-326-7496 Live bands.

P.J. Currans, 217 Beach 116th St., Rockaway Beach 718-474-8921. Karaoke Thursdays and Sundays.

Ryan's, 50-02 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City 718-784-5557 Live music, Saturdays, Jam session with The Pick-Up Allstars, Sundays, Karaoke, Wednesdays

Soca Paradise, 205-20 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, 718-464-3600. "Soul plus calypso equals soca," Fridays and Saturdays.

Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing, 718-358-9355. Open mike Thursdays.

Tropical Paradise Lounge, 103-02 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village 718-465-3535 Miles Ahead Ensemble, Sundays

Voodoo Lounge, 47-29 Bell Blvd., Bayside 718-224-7576 Live bands (sometimes, only New York appearances)

Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd., Bayside 718-225-0652. Light music with a live band every other Wednesday night; Karaoke every Thursday, Irish music every Sunday.

Yer Man's Irish Pub, 119-11 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills 718-441-3939. Live bands, Fridays. Karaoke, Sundays and Tuesdays

Concerts

On Sat., Jan. 20 at 3 p.m., the Linda Ipanema Trio will perform "The Best of Sinatra" at the Fresh Meadows Library Branch, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Enjoy an aftemoon of Frank Sinatra standards like "Fly Me to the Moon," "Come Fly With Me," "Witchcraft," and more. 718-454-7272.

The Cliff Lee Duo will bring "African-American Classical Music" to the Cambria Heights Library Branch, 220-20 Linden Boulevard, on Mon., Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. Lyrical trumpeter Cliff Lee prsents the music of the masters - Miles Davis, Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and others. 718-528-3535.

R&B star Isaac Hayes and sitcom star D.L. Hughley come to Westbury Music Fair at 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 17. Tickets: 212-307-7171.

On Sat., Jan. 27 at 2 p.m., the Forest Hills Library Branch, 108-19 71 Ave., will present "A Tribute to America's Greatest Composers," with Mike McClenan & the Jazz Elders, a performance of ballads, show tunes and instrumental classics of some of America's greatest composers and singers including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra and others. 718-268-7934.

Vocalist Penney Dossett, Charles Carrington on keyboard and bass player Al MacDowell, classic rhythm & blues take center stage at the Steinway Library Brannch, 21-45 31st St., with selections like Gwen Guthrie's "Close to You," Smokey Robinso's "Coo Baby, Baby," Joycelyn Brown's "Somebody Else's Guy," and many more at 3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 20. 718-728-1965.

Singer/composer Daryl Coley headlines a gospel concert on Jan. 19 at 7:30 at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College. Also featured will be Cheryl Cummings-Ortiz and Bethel Gospel Assembly Church Choir. Tickets: $10. 718-482-5151.

A Jan. 20 concert at 1 p.m. at the Queens Central Library auditorium in Jamaica, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica will honor jazz greats Milt Hinton and Britt Woodman. Free admission. 718-990-0781.

Jazz pianist Frank Ponzio will perform a solo concert at the Community Church of Douglaston on Sun., Jan. 21 at 4 p.m., playing selections from his recent solo CD, "Reflections of American Song" on the CAP record label. Honoring the great American standards, his signature interpretations takes the audience on a journey through this rich heritage, from George Gershwin and Duke Ellington to James Taylor and Stevie Wonder. Admission: $15, $12. 718-225-1676.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, The Queens Festival Orchestra Association will present the second concert of its 37th season on Sun., Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Tickets: $5, $3. 516-785-2532.

The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica presents The Faith Science Gospel Concert, lecture and sermon by Weldon Irvine on Sun., Jan. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. 718-523-3312.

Musician/storyteller Cecilia Smith tells a humorous folktale and performs Jamaican songs on Thurs., Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Pomonok Branch Public Library, 158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing. For ages 6 to 12. Pre-registration is required. 718-591-4343.

A Tribute To America's Greatest Composers, featuring Mike McClenan & The Jazz Elders, will offer ballads, show tunes and classic jazz from composers like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker and others will be held on Sat., Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71st Ave. 718-268-7934

Westbury Music Fair kicks off the 2001 Country Concert Series with Alan Jackson preforming Sat., Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $60.212-307-7171.

Dick Fox's Valentine's Doo-Wop extravaganza arrives at Westbury Music Fair at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 10. Selections include "The Locomotion," "The Closer You Are," and "Guardian Angel." Tickets: 212-307-7171.

The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc. 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica presents "A Tribute to Ms Irene Reid" on Sat., Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. Join us as we toast and roast Irene Reid, a standard bearer in Blues signing, telling stories from the heart. Tickets: $15. $17. 718-523-3312

Lou Rawls, the Grammy Award-winning artist whose chart-busting recordings include You'll Never Find (Another Love Like Mine), Groovy People, Natural Man and Wind Beneath My Wings, appears on Fri., Feb. 3 in Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' Reckson Jazz at Tilles series. The 8 p.m. concert is sponsored by Reckson Associates. Tickets: $48, $35, $25, $42, $32, $22. 516- 299-3100.

One of the world's oldest orchestras and one that is rich in tradition, the Dresden Staatskapelle will be led by its chief conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Sat., Jan. 27. The all-Beethoven program for the 8 pm concert includes Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 8. 516-299-3100.

Broadway star and recording artist Linda Eder will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. 631-888-9000.

R&B greats The O'Jays and Gerald Levert will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $47.50. 631-888-9000.

The Queens Museum of Art highlights a range of compelling glass works in an exhibition titled "Heart of Glass," on display from Feb. 22 through May 27. The seven international artists included in this survey take a conceptual and poetic approach to the medium while demonstrating its versatility. A kaleidoscope of shape, texture, color and size is employed by each artist to evoke visceral reactions to their themes of nature, science, folklore, myths, and history. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.

Lyrical trumpeter Cliff Lee presents music of the masters Miles Davis, Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Ellington, and others- on Mon., Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71st Ave. 718-268-7934.

Dancing

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.

Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, presents Country Line Dancing on Mondays for beginners from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Intermediates learn from 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Admission: $5, $6. 718-358-0067.

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.

Events

The Bayside Historical Society will hold an Antique Show and Valentine Brunch on Sat., Feb.. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost $25. Antique show: $5. 718-352-1548.

The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc. 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica presents An Afrikan Marketplace featuring African cloth and garments, jewelry, leather products, Kente cloth, Black Soap, Shea Butter, video and audio tapes, cultural wall hangings, dolls, books, fine tailored Ashanti suits for the well dressed African man, on Sat., Jan. 20 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission! Refreshments will be available. Space is very limited. 718-523-3312.

Exhibits

Wei Zhu will give an oil painting portrait demonstration on Fri., Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. . Everyone is welcome to the creative presentation. There is no admission and refreshments are provided. 718-224-4953.

The National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston will present the Students' Exhibition from Mon., Feb. 5 to Fri., Feb. 23. 718-224-4953.

A 10-year retrospective of paintings, sculptures, drawings and collages will be exhibited at Queens College's Klapper Hall Gallery starting Sat., Jan. 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Other gallery hours are from Mon., Jan. 29 through Thurs., Feb. 1 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 718-767-8369.

On Sat., Feb. 3, the Community Church ofDouglaston will present the works of three known.articles of our community. Mary Ann Klein, Diane Liberman, and Jean Rogers. A reception will be held on Feb. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parlor of the Community Church of Douglaston, 9-50 Douglaston Parkway Douglaston. Exhibit hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m on Feb. 3, 10 and I 1, 17 and 18, 24 and 25, March 3 and March 10 and 11. 718-229-2169

A new exhibit on display at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery now through Jan. 25 will feature the paintings and drawings of nearly 60 artists from the Studio d'Arte Il Ponte in Rome. The creations represent various media and subjects, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. The Queensborough Community College Art Gallery is open to public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special appointments may be arranged during the weekend. 718-631-6396.

The Queens Museum of Art presents the exhibition, "Gio Ponli - A Metaphysical World" from Feb. 15 through May 20, revealing the full scope of Ponti's multifaceted production and contribution. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.

Valerie Atkisson displays a unique mural showing her Norwegian ancestry at the Queens Museum of Art through Jan. 28. 718-592-9700.

The National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, presents an exhibition of the art work of the teaching staff at the League through Jan. 19. Everyone is invited to this creative exhibition. Free admission. 718-224-4953.

"Tiffany: Behind the Glass" continues through Feb. 4 at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Also continuing is "Seductions and Games" by Maureen Connor. 718-592-9700.

Queensborough Community College Holocaust Resource Center and Archives presents "Janusz Korczak's Warsaw" through June 30. The exhibit traces the career of Janusz Korczak in Warsaw until his death at Treblinka in August, 1942. Consists of a narrative text, photographs and documents. Library Basement, Room 30. Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free event. 718-225-1617.

Look up in the sky...it's a bird...it's a plane...no, it's Not-a-Superhero, appearing at the Queens Museum of Art Feb. 22 through May 27. Artist Luca Buvoli presents the latest chapter in the adventures of Not-a-Superhero, in the exhibition Around, Around, and Away-Not-a-Superhero and the Myth of New York, the latest installment in the museum's Wall Work series. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.

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 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. 718-699-0005

The History of the Great Hall, The Architecture of the New York Hall of Science is presented by the Hall , 47-01 111 St., 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

The Rockaway Artists Alliance, with the Gateway National Recreation Area, presents "Seasonal Sensations," a holiday exhibition of member works. The Alliance has also scheduled an exhibit, "Interior-Exterior," from Jan. 20 through March 11 in Studio 6 in Fort Tilden, with a 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 opening reception.718 474-0861 or e-mail: rockart116@aol.com.

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.

"Angels of Deliverance," an exhibit on the Underground Railroad continues through Feb. 25 at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. 718-939-0647.

"Castle - 6,500 years of Bayside History," and other exhibits are on display at the Bayside Historical Society Mondays through Saturdays. 718-3521548.

An ongoing Art Exhibit featuring Oilist Mary Ann Klein, Watercolorist Diane Lieberman, and Photographer Jean Rogers on Feb 10, 11, 17 ,18, 24, 25 and March 3, 10, 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A Reception will be held on Feb. 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston Parlor, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 718-229-6169.

Films

Greek Cinema Showcase will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image, 35 Avenue and 36 Street, Astoria, on Fri., Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. Admission: $8.50, $5.50, $4.50. Museum members are admitted free. 718-784-0077.

Critical Passions: Movies Selected By The New York Film Critics Circle will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image, 35 Avenue and 36 Street, Astoria, on Sat., Feb. 3 and Sat. Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Admission: $8.50, $5.50, $4.50. Museum members are admitted free. 718-784-0077.

"The Player" will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Sat., Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m.

"The Public Enemy" will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Sat., Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

"L'avventura" will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Sat., Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

"The Seventh Voyage Of Sinbad" will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Feb. 17 at 12 p.m.

"The Fury" will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. Admission: $8.50, $5.50, $4.50.

"The Shop Around The Corner" will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image, 35 Ave., and 36 St., Astoria, on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.

"My Man Godfrey" will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Ray Harryhausen's "Handmade Fantasies" will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Feb. 19 at noon.

"Shoot The Piano Player" will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m.

"Rules Of The Game" will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

"The Girl From Chicago" will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Admission is $8.50, $5.50, $4.50. Museum members are admitted free. 718-784-0077.

Instruction/lectures

Traditional Greek folk dances are taught weekly at the Greek Cultural Center, 27-18 Hoyt Ave., Astoria. Classes are forming now for the beginning and advanced dancer through June. Registration is ongoing. Classes are held on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. for adult beginners and 9:30 p.m. for the advanced. Children's classes are held on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. (for ages 6-10) and 7:15 p.m. (for ages 10-14) 718-726-7329.

Lectures

The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc. 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica presents, A Lecture and Discussion "Tap The Power Within." Guest speaker: the Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry, pastor of the House of The Lord Churches, activist, author on Mon., Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. Free admission. 718-523-3312

Performances

The Black Spectrum Theatre, 177 St., and Baisley Blvd, Jamaica presents Friendship Express,. Performances will be held Mon. Feb. 12 through Fri., Feb. 16 at 10 am. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $6. 718-723-1800.

Dream a Dream Productions, a theater repertory company, will perform scenes and monologues on selected Saturdays beginning Jan 27 at 2 p.m. through the month of March at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71st Ave. 718-268-7934

Chinese Dances With Silk, Swords And Fans, performed by the Chinese Folk Dance Company for Lunar New Year will be held Sat., Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Auburndale Branch, 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing. 718-352-2027

"The Story of Anne Frank" will be presented Jan. 27 at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. 718-482-5151.

The Black Spectrum Theatre, 177 St., and Baisley Blvd, Jamaica presents Herbert III and The Battling Brinkmires on Sat., Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. Tickets: $15, $12.50. 718-723-1800.

The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, a popular attraction of Tilles Center for the Performing Art's "Cabaret at Club T" series, return to the Club T stage for 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. performances on Sat., Feb. 3 (a change of performance date). The series is produced for Tilles Center by Jack Globenfelt and is held in the Hillwood Recital Hall. Tickets: $25. 516-299-3100.

Teatro Lirico D'Europa returns to Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Fri., Feb. 2 with one of the world's best-loved grand operas, Verdi's "Aida." The 8 p.m. performance is sung in Italian with English supertitles and features a full orchestra. The performance is an event of the "A Night at the Opera" series sponsored by The New York Times. Tickets: $42, $39. 516-299-3100.

The Black Spectrum Theatre, 177 St., and Baisley Blvd, Jamaica presents

The Audelco award winning production "Monk," a new play about the legendary jazz musicuan Thelonious Monk on Fri., Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15, $12.50. 718-723-1800.

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.

The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc. 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica presents Marcus Garvey Revolutionary Guards' "Free Yourself from Mental Slavery" with a night of Open Mic poetry and rhythms Sun., Jan. 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: $2 Refreshments will be available. 718-523-3312.

Recitals

A Jazz Piano Recital will be held on Sun., Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy. Recording Artist Frank Ponzio will perform "Reflections of American Song." Admission: $15, $12. 718-229-6169.

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.

A new social club for women in their 40s and 50s, offering weekend outings, movies, theater, museums, has been formed. 212-704-8239.

Outdoor Singles activities hotline is 718-353-5506.

Seniors

The Forest Hills Senior Center offers line dancing at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. 718-699-1010.

The Kew Gardens Community Center offers a variety of exercise, art, and other classes and activities throughout the week. 718-268-5960.

The Rego Park Senior Center offers meals, health screenings, housing clinics, ballroom dancing, line dancing, and other events and activities. 718-896-8511.

Slide Lectures

Pedro Pacheco will give a slide lecture of his work on the theme, "The Essential in Art," the creative attitude of the artist, on Sun., Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. This is a snow-day make-up. All are welcome. Free admission. Refreshments provided. 718-224-4953.

Workshops

The Musical Theatre Workshop for children 5 to 12. Performers from the Sneakers Music Company will lead you through a series of exercises and improvisational skits on Thurs., Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Rego Park Branch Public Library, 91-41 63rd Drive. 718-459-5140.

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.

Painting On Glass, An arts and crafts workshop conducted by Maryam Shabaaz on Sat., Jan 20 at 2 p.m. at the Queensboro Hill Branch Public Library, 60-05 Main Street, Flushing. Preregistration is required. 718-359-8332.

The Neck Place, A beginner's jewelry design workshop conducted by Black Onyx on Sat., Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at the South Ozone Park Branch Public Library, 128-16 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park. 718-529-1660.

Grant Writing Basics, A workshop in Grant Proposal Writing conducted by Loretta Amster, Grant Writer/Fund Raising Consultant will be held on Sat., Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Rochdale Village Branch, 169-09 137 Ave., Jamaica. Preregistration is required. 718-723-4440.

Create Your Own Story Mural, With Trina Lion, for ages 5-12. Artist/author Trina Lion shows how to create colorful collages, describe them in words and connect the two to make a book to hang at home. Preregister by calling the Gallery; current exhibit is the Art of Dos Passos on Mon., Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m. at the Central Library Gallery, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. 718-990-8665.

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