Sections

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like TimesLedger on Facebook.

Auditions

The Queensborough Orchestra at Queensborough Community College, now under the direction of professional conductor George Rothman, holds open auditions at 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 18 718-281-5339.

Community Singers of Queens is holding rehearsals for the fall concert at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St., Flushing. Call 718-658-1021.

Oratorio Society Of Queens, under the artistic direction of David Close, invites singers to join the group for weekly rehearsals in the North Presbyterian Church, 154th Street and 26th Avenue, Flushing. No choral experience is necessary. Newcomers are requested to arrive at 7:45 p.m. December program will include portions of Handel's "Messiah" and other appropriate holiday music. 460-0726.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Meetings held Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, call Ronnie Arond at 718-347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 718-224-2729.

The Barbershop Harmony Society's Queens chapter 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 175th St., Flushing. 718-468-8416. Classes

Perfomers sing in groups and as a full chorus 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

Open house of country line dancing classes at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point. Come to learn what it's all about. Classes are held Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for beginners ($5 a class) and 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for intermediate ($6 per class). Instructors: Ira and Ellen Lengel. 718-358-0067

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers offers lessons in ballroom, Latin, tango, swing, savoy lindy, salsa, mambo and wedding dances in Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Bayside. 718-891-4209.

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

Long Island Singles hosts an afternoon of socializing and social dancing for singles age 40+, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. Includes coffee, bagels, pastries, 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., Bayside, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday. 212-726-1602.

Ballroom dancing hosted by Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, Fridays at 2 p.m. Admission: $40. 718-423-8179.

Free line dance lessons hosted by Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, Mondays at 3 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.

Israeli and folk dance class is held Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 209th Street and Cross Island Parkway. Instructors: Rae and George Nemoviche. 718-428-6363.

Events/ Exhibits

The Queens Historical Society sponsors a walking tour in North Flushing, Whitestone, and Malba starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 in a 3-mile "Fall Foliage Ramble" guided by Jack Eichenbaum. 718-939-0647.

The Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten, will present a Northshore Trolley Slide Show and Lecture on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. (Fort Totten currently is operating under restrictions due the high alert of the military. Call 718-352-3904 for changes in schedules.)

The Alliance of Queens Artists presents "Expressions of Strength, V," an exhibition of art by women who have survived cancer, through Oct. 27 at the AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 718- 520-9842.

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.

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 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 classical music meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month October through May 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.

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City presents "Joe Brainard: A Retrospective," featuring more than 150 collages, paintings, and book covers from the late artist, now through Nov. 25. 718-784-2084.

Films

The American Museum of the Moving Image hosts a Frankenstein film festival on Oct. 27 and 28, with four feature films and a short. One is a restored print of "The Golem," a German expressionist adaptation of the Jewish legend of a man made out of clay and given life as a sort of superhero.The screening will be shown with live music by Gary Lucas. Afterwards the museum will screen the ultimate Frankenstein film with Boris Karloff, "The Bride of Frankenstein" and Tim Burton's 1984 parody "Frankenweenie," made while he was an intern at Disney, and others. For full schedule call the AMMI at 718-784-0077 or visit the web site at www.ammi.org.

The Queens Museum of Art has launched its "Video Cafe" in the Unisphere Gallery, showcasing film works by established as well as up-and-coming filmmakers. 718-592-9700, ext. 223.

Performanc­es/Concerts

The FSF Community Theatre Group presents its annual fall production - a musical drama based on the life of New York's popular former mayor, Fiorello H. LaGuardia. Performances are at the Froe Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd, Flushing on Nov 3, 10, and 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4, 11 and 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $13. $10. All seats are reserved. 718-428-8681.

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents "the positive side of urban music" featuring Elijah Shabazz, Kongo, Christopher, and Abike Jotayo at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. You can bring the family. 718-523-3312.

Queensborough Community College presents Israel Horovitz's play "The Indian Wants the Bronx" through Oct. 27. 718-631-6284.

Argentine Tango & Folklore presents an afternoon of Arhentine folklore at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Bohemian hall in Astoria. 718-446-1490.

The Tony Award-winning "Damn Yankees" on national tour comes to the Queensborough Community College stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov.10 718-631-6311.

"The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise & Safreeta Mae," a comedy-drama about a driven black woman, will be presented at Queens Theatre in the Park Nov. 8 through 11. 718-760-0064.

Douglaston Community Theatre presents "Nuts," the drama made famous by the Barbara Streisand film, through Oct. 20 at the Zion Church Parish Hall. 718-482-3332.

The Tuesday Morning Music Club presents classical chamber music with professional musicians every fourth Tuesday of the month at Douglaston Cmmunity Church, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy. Next performance is 11 a.m. Oct. 23. Prospective members are welcome as guests on the first visit. 718-224-2597.

Andrea Del Conte and her Flamenco ensemble perform at the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music in Flushing. at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. 718-461-8910.

The Colonial Players present "Nobody Knows I'm a Dog," about the relationships and charades that people go through when seeking companiuons via the Internet. Performances are weekends through Saturday, Oct. 27. at the Hollis Woods Community Church, 82nd Avenue and Bell Boulevard. 718-740-9400.

Eight of the 11 free concerts by the Julius Grossman Chamber Orchestra to be given throughout the city in October and November will be at locations in Queens. For dates and sites call 718-776-5914.

"A Gershwin Cabaret" will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at St. Luke's Parish House, 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills (rescheduled from an earlier date). 718-793-2236.

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., lauches its Weekend Theatre Series at 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 26 with Beauteez 'n the Beat, an all-women ensemble of street-dancers, jazz musicians, and other artists. 718-658-7400, ext. 45.

"Blue Widow," a 1984 comedy-drama of loneliness and shifting relationships, will be presented by guest director Shannon Meyers at Queens College in seven performances beginning Oct. 11. For complete schedule call 718-997-5590.

Several Queens arts institutions, including the American Museum of the Moving Image, Queens Council on the Arts, and more join institutions around the city for a first "Culture Fest," a free weekend of live performances and exhibits at Bryant Park in Manhattan from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21.

The Orion Strig Quartet opens the Fleet Classical Concert Series at Colden Center on the Queens College campus at 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 14. 718-793-8080.

Halloween

The American Museum of the Moving Image hosts a Frankenstein film festival on Oct. 27 and 28, with four feature films and a short. One is a restored print of "The Golem," a German expressionist adaptation of the Jewish legend of a man made out of clay and given life as a sort of superhero.The screening will be shown with live music by Gary Lucas. Afterwards the museum will screen the ultimate Frankenstein film with Boris Karloff, "The Bride of Frankenstein" and Tim Burton's 1984 parody "Frankenweenie," made while he was an intern at Disney, and others. For full schedule call the AMMI at 718-784-0077 or visit the web site at www.ammi.org.

Halloween Fest-On-Mall on Wed., Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grass mall at 208 Street and 42nd Avenue, Bayside, for trick or treaters outdoors in natural setting It's the 21st year of this event!

Bring the kids to the Juniper Park Halloween Festival on Sat., Oct., 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 80 St., Middle Village. Presented by the Juniper Park Civic Association, the Parks Department and the New York Police Department. Featuring a hayride, facepainting, games, costume contest, trick-or-treating and more! Listen to the spooky storyteller at 2 p.m. 718-651-5865.

The Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Corona Park offers "Puppet tales for All Hallow's Eve by The Puppet Art Troupe at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. At 3:30 p.m. the same day, older kids and adults can take in the hour-long "Eerie Panorama Tour," conducted by Philip Jackson. 718-592-9700.

"Frightening Tales of Horror and Terror," with the Dustman, 3:30 p.m. at the Poppenhusen Branch of the Queens library, 121-23 14th Avenue in College Point. It's free.

"Dr. Frankenstein's Lightning and Electricity," a live theater show, will be presented at 2:30 p.m. weekends through the end of October at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 718-699-0005.

"Creatures of the Night" explaining the ways and habits of bats and other nocturnal animals at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd. Call 229-4000 for schedule.

The Alley Pond Environmental Center offers a carnival for little ones from 1 to 3 p.m., complete with crafts and snacks. For older kids and young-at-heart adults, there's a haunted walk starting at 7 p.m. 718-229-4000.

The Queens Farm Museum offers the annual Children's Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The kids should definitely come in costume -adults are welcome to indulge in Halloween attire as well. 718-347-FARM.

For "Boo at the Zoo," come to the Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28 for visits with some spooky creatures. Kids can make themselves look scary, too, with face-painting and mask-making. 718-271-1500.

The Black Spectrum Theatre in Jamaica kicks off its season with "smooth, sensual island sounds" of jazz vocalist Jon Lucien at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. "The unique, always relevant, humorous and profound social commentator and activist" Dick Gregory comes to BST at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. 718-723-1800.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City celebrates Halloween and the fall harvest with a Halloween Harvest Concert. Come in costume! 718-956-1819.

Poetry

Queens Borough Public Library presents Open Mic Nights on the third Thursday of the month through Feb.21 at the Langston Hughes Community Librarby and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona. 718-651-1100.

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.

Workshops/Lectures

Life Drawing Sessions, drawing from a live model at Women's Studio Center, 43-01 21 St., Suite 216, Long Island City, on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission: $15. 718-274-9585

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 Queens Society for Humanistic Judaism meets at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 to discuss the book, "Constantine's Sword - the Church and the Jews" at Parsons Junior High School, 158-40 76th Road, Flushing. Free admission and refreshments. 718-380-5362.

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.

Rabbi Mayer Perelmuter discusses "The Many faces of Judaism" at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 24, 31, and Nov. 7 at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. 718-261-2900.

Learn to draw and paint during an instruction workshop Thursdays at Alliance of Queens Artists, 991-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-520-9842.

Kids' painting workshops held Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills. 718-520-9842.

Portrait drawing for novices taught by Esther Kirchevsly at Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.rts

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 7:25 pm, October 10, 2011
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like TimesLedger on Facebook.

Reader feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not TimesLedger.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to TimesLedger.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

CNG: Community Newspaper Group