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Auditions/Rehearsals

Oratorio Society of Queens, under the direction of David Close, invites singers to join in its 75th anniversary celebration. Mondays, 7:45 p.m. North Presbyterian Church, Flushing. No choral experience necessary. 460-0726.

Community Singers of Queens welcomes all voices for its spring concert. Mondays, 8-10 p.m. Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St., Flushing. 658-1021.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Wednesdays, Fridays. 347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 224-2729.

Barbershop Harmony Society Queens chapter seeks men who enjoy singing. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 74-15 175th St., Flushing. 468-8416.

Classes

Kids’ painting workshops. Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

Portrait class. Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. 428-1859.

Drawing and painting. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

Portrait drawing for novices taught by Esther Kirchevsly. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 268-5960.

Chinese painting. Fridays, 1 p.m. Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. 479-6071.

Drama/acting for kids. Ages 10-12, Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; ages 13-17, Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Circus

New Shanghai Circus, May 5, 2 p.m., Colden Center, Queens College. 793-8080.

Big Apple Circus, Big Top Doo Wop, May 18-27, Cunningham Park. 212-268-2500.

Concerts

Serenade to Spring, May 4, 7 p.m., 80-00 Cooper Ave., Glendale. 326-4455.

Spring Concert, These Three Tenors, May 5, 4 p.m., Our Lady of Martyrs Church, Forest Hills. 268-6251.

Inaugural Cantors Concert, May 5, 5:45 p.m., LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 997-5730.

Guitar and Voices. Carlo Valte and Sheila Schonbrun, Directors, May 8, 1:15 p.m., Queensborough Community College. 631-6393.

Viktoriya Khokhlova, May 10, 7:30 p.m., LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. 482-5151.

The Queensborough Chorus, May 11, 8 p.m., Queensborough Community College. 631-6393.

Choir and Strings, May 11, 8 p.m., Colden Center Queens College. 793-8080.

Collegium Musicum Concert, May 15, 1:15 p.m., Queensborough Community College. 631-6393.

Queens College choral society spring concert, May 11, 8 p.m. Colden Center, Queens College. 423-1031.

Julius Grossman Chamber Orchestra, Samuel Field YM-YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway on May 14 at 11 a.m. Subsequent performances include Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne Street on Weds. May 15 at 3 p.m., Margaret Teitz House, 164-11 Chapin Parkway on May 17 at 2:30 p.m., Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike on May 19 at 1:30 p.m. and at Bell Park Jewish Center, 231-10 Hillside Ave., on Thurs. May 23 at 1 p.m. 776-5914.

Elmar Oliveira, May 19, 2 p.m., Colden Center Queens College. 793-8080.

The Vanaver Caravan, May 19, 3 p.m., Queensborough Community College. 631-6311.

Tuesday Morning Music Club features classical chamber music by professional musicians. fourth Tuesday, October through May,11 a.m. Douglaston Community Church, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 224-2597.

The Long Island Cantors Ensemble, May 8, 8 p.m. Temple Gates of Prayer, 38-20 Parson’s Blvd, Flushing. 463-0434.

Jay Black and The Americans, May 11, 8 p.m., Wesbury Music Fair. 516-333-7228.

Al Green, May 15, 8 p.m., Wesbury Music Fair. 516-333-7228.

Sophisticated Ladies, Mary Wilson and The Duke Orchestra, May 17-18, 8 p.m., Westbury Music Fair. 516-333-7228.

Doo-Wop Concert, Sat. May 18, 7:30 p.m., Bellerose, Floral Park Centre Lions Club, 125 Carnation Ave., Floral Park. 516-488-9701.

Michael Feinstein, Ann Hampton callaway, Big Kahuna and The Copa Cat Pak, May 31, 8 p.m., Wesbury Music Fair. 516-333-7228.

Dancing

Flamenco and Latin Dance, May 22, 7 p.m., LaGuardia Community College, 30-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. 482-5060.

Line dance lessons. Fridays, 1 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8174.

Country line dancing classes. Mondays, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9:30 p.m. intermediate. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Israeli and folk dance class with Rae and George Nemoviche. Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center. 428-6363.

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

Irish dancing lessons with all-Ireland dancing champion Niall O’Leary. Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. Yeats’ Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 212-726-1602.

Events

The Tehel Children, May-June 30, Queensborough Community College Holocaust Resource Center & Archives, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 281-5770.

Oratorio Society of Queens, 75th Anniversary, Gala Spring Concert, May 19, 4 p.m. Bayside high School, Bayside.

Adventure on a Shoestring tours Astoria, May 11, 4:15 p.m., Tour group meets at 4:15 p.m. 212-265-2663.

A Celebration of Our Sisters/A Tribute To Our Mothers featuring a theatrical production of "Glimpses Into My Soul: Poems of Love & Rage, May 5, at 5:30 p.m., The Harvest Room, 90-40 160 St, between Jamaica Ave & 90 Ave, Jamaica. 526-9628.

Memory Lane Day, May 18, 2 p.m., Poppenhusen Institute 114-04 14th Road College Point. 358-0067.

24th Annual Antique Auto Show, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum. 347-FARM.

Tony De Nonno “Heaven Touches Brooklyn in July” Saturday, 2-5 p.m., Bella Italia Mia, Inc.. 426-1240.

Penny Social, May 3, 7 p.m. Queensboro Hill Community Church, 138 St., and 60 Ave., Flushing.

Queens Heritage Fair, May 4, 5, 6 p.m., Queens Museum of Art. 592-9700.

Celebrating 70 Years, May10, 6-9 p.m., May 11-12, 1-4 p.m., Modern Art Foundry, 18-70 41 St., Long Island City. 728-2030.

Greater Woodhaven Development Corporations "Breath of Spring" Dinner Dance, May 17, 7:30 p.m., Le Cordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven. 805-0202.

Exhibits/Demonstrations

Respecting Queens Diversity, May 2, Queens Pride House, 67-03 Woodside Ave., Woodside. Seeking submissions for upcoming art exhibit.

Open Studio Event, May 19 12-6 p.m., 46-23 Crane St.,

Israel Ramirez of Long Island City, will exhibit his artwork at the Broadway Branch, 40-20 Broadway, from May 1 - May 29, 2002. 990-0700.

The Art of Long Island City, The New Western Frontier, through Sept. 29, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing. 463-7700.

The Essence of Light, through May 12, Rockaway Arts Center, Fort Tilden, Rockaway. 474-0861.

Louis Patrice Piard gives a demonstration of painting with acrylic, and a slide lecture on Haitian Art, May 3 at 8 p.m., National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. 428-1859.

Billy Moro-Wey of Jackson Heights, May 15-June 12, Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills. 990-0700.

Queens Council on the Arts/Art Frenzy, May 25-June 23, Rockaway Arts Center, Fort Tilden, Gateway, National Recreation Area, Rockaway. 474-0861.

Robotics, from June 8-Sept. 1, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing. 699-0005.

Louis Armstrong's World Wide Tours, through June 28, Louis Armstrong Archives, Benjamin S. Rosenthal library, Room 332, Queens College, CUNY, Flushing. 997-3670.

The Art of Long island City, The New Western Frontier, through Sept. 29, Flushing Town Hall. 463-7700.

“Living Together, Growing Together” features works by artists from The Living Museum at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. Through July 7. Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 592-9700.

“Designing the Future: The Queens Museum of Art and The New York City Building” features work of architects, designers who worked on the building. Through July 7. Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 592-9700.

Oral History Exhibit. “Bayside was a Wilderness Then: Voices from the Black Community Revisited.” Officers’ Club, Fort Totten, Bayside. Reservations required. 352-1548.

“The Teheran Children” tells story of 900 Jewish children who escaped Nazi-dominated Europe. Through June 30. Queensborough Community College, library basement, room 30, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. 281-5770.

“Trolleys of the North Shore.” Daily, except Sunday. Bayside Historical Society, Fort Totten. 352-1548.

“Castle — 6,500 years of Bayside History.” Daily, except Sunday. Bayside Historical Society, Fort Totten. 352-1548.

Director’s Choice, Highlights of the Godwin-Ternbach Collection, through June 1. The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College. 997-4747.

Events

Queens Jazz Trail, the first Saturday of each month starting May 4, 10 a.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing. 463-7700.

Fairs

Heritage Fair, May 4-5 12-6 p.m., Queens Museum of Art, Flushing. 592-9700.

Stars and Stripes Forever Spring Fair, Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Kew Gardens. 847-2649.

Festivals

Spring Festival of the Arts, May 5, 1:30 p.m., Queensborough Community College. 631-6284.

Broadway Festival, May 5, 2:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Newtown.

Spring Fest, Queens County Farm Museum, May 19, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck. 347-FARM.

All Saints Church 86th Annual Strawberry Festival and Carnival on June 7, 8 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., All Saints Church 855 Middle Neck Road. 516-482-5392.

Queensborough Community College Spring Arts Festival, May 5, 1:30 p.m. 631-6282

27th Spring Art Festival of the Electrical Industry, May 5, 2-6 p.m., May 6-12, noon-6 p.m., Electrical Industry Center Auditorium, 67-35 Parson’s Blvd, Flushing.

Queens College Spring Music Festivals, Tuesdays 10 a.m.-noon, QC Lefrak Concert Hall of the Aaron Copland School of Music.997-3802.

Forums

Writers Forum. Writers asked to being one original work to share. Third Saturday of month, 3 p.m. at Women’s Studio Center, Suite 216, Wills Art Deco Building, 43-01 21st St., LIC. 361-5649.

Performances

Inner/Outer World, May 4, 6-8 p.m., Queens Theatre in the Park. 361-5649.

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, May 10, 11, 17, 18, 8 p.m., May 12, 19, 3 p.m., The Outrageous Fortune Company, 42-24 Douglaston Parkway, Doyglaston. 428-2500.

Over the River and Through The Woods, May 10-12, 15, 16, 18, 19, Queens Theatre In The Park, 3, 8 p.m. 760-0064.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory, Theatre Luncheon, May 8, 12:30-2:45 p.m., Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose. 479-0505.

The Wizard of Oz, May 10 5-9 p.m., May 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., May 23, 24, 7-10 p.m., St. Gregory’s Theatre Group.

George M!, June 7-16, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m., 463-7700.

Poetry

Open Mic Night with emcee Robert Dunn, featured performer Denis Gray. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 23-80 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 631-9060.

Poppenhusen Poets Platform. Open mic for poems, prose, Haiku, limericks, lyrics. Second Sunday of month, 7 p.m. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Open Mic. First Monday of month, 7-9 p.m. Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights. 424-6494.

Open Mic Night for poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights, comedians. First Thursday of month, 7-9 p.m. Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing. 424-6494.

Theater

YiddishTheater, Harriet Davis-Kram, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, May 1, 8 p.m., Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32n Avenue, Bayside. 352-7900

“Over the River and Through The Woods,” weekends through May 5. Zion Church Parish Hall, Douglaston. 482-3322.

“Caruso: The Man,” May 4, 8 p.m. Astoria Performing Arts Center. 278-5925.

“Don’t Forget Your Chickens Before They Hatch,” May 4, 6 p.m., St. Luke’s Baptist Church, 133-21 232 St., Laurelton. 712-1841

“Joe Turner Come and Gone,” weekends through May 18, Queens Theatre In The Park. 760-0064.

The One-Eyed Man is King, through May 19, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. 729-3880.

Workshops

Bell Weiss' Actor's Workshop, May 7, 1:30 p.m., Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202, Kew Gardens, 268-5968.

The Acting Workshop of Queens. Mondays, 7-10 p.m. Forest Hills Adult Center at Forest Hills High School, 67-01 110th St. 263-8066.

Life Drawing Sessions teaches drawing with a live model. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Women’s Studio Center, 43-01 21st St., Long Island City. 274-9585.

Grant Writing Basics, May 14, 6-8 p.m., 123-55 Queens Blvd, Room 213, Kew Gardens. 547-3377.

Contract Basics, May 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Queens Council on the Arts, One Forest Park, Oakridge, Woodhaven. 547-3377.

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