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Auditions/­Rehearsals

Douglaston Community Theatre holds 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.

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 welcomes 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.

Theater Workshop Entertainment is now casting for the fall productions of "Pippin Hair." Singers who move well, dancers who sing, and some actors who do both. Non-union, please. Looking for children and young adults for in-house and traveling companies of The Wizard of Oz, Pied Piper, and Sleeping Beauty. Auditions by appointment: 516-599-1982.

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.

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.

Concerts

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

The Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College prtesdents Showcase 2001 featuring children ages 10 to 13 performing selections from "Cinderella,""Fiddler on the Roof," "Grease," and more at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 at LaFrak Concert Hall on campus. Admission is free. 718- 997-3888.

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 All shows are on Wednesdays at 10:30 am sharp. 718-235-4100.

Blue Sky with Cathy Rose will perform country and soft rock on Sun., Aug. 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. Aug. 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, Aug. 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.

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/Singles

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

A singles dance begins at 9 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale for ages 25 to 45. 616-252-3436.

The American Red Magen David for Israel hosts a dance - ladies in red, gentlemen in white - at the New Hyde Park Jewish Center Saturday night, July 28. 718-846-6088 or 516-599-4291.

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, all afternoon, 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.

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst, presents Saturday dances Aug. 11 and 25 starting at 8 p.m. Also, Sunday dance instruction is available. 718-478-3100.

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/Events

"Versatility", works by Jim McCarthy and Salvatore Lodico, continues at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway fthrough July 27. 718-539-5804.

"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., Aug. 12 and evocative show. 718-225-4917.

Irma Wesley, A Queens artist and teacher returns to the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., 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.

The Bayside Historical Society presents "Trolleys of the North Shore" through June 2003. 718-352-1548

-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.

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 in Astoria continues its series "hollywood on the Home Front," screening classic film,s of the 1940s. 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

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

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, hosts the return of Yloy Ybarra's Ballet Fiesta Mexicana in an all-new show, featuring Mariachi Citlalli. Performances are through 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.

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.

Volunteers

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.

Posted 7:15 pm, October 10, 2011
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