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Auditions/Rehearsals

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

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

Concerts

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

Jazz at the Fort, The Bill Jacobs Ensemble, Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Fort Totten Officers Club, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside. 352-1548.

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

John Coltrane-Giant Step a 75th Birthday Celebration, Friday, 8 p.m., Flushing Town hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 463-7700.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Vanaver Caravan, Sunday, 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.

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

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

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

Dancing

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

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

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

Celebrating 70 Years, Friday, 6-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 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, Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m., Le Cordon Bleu Caterers, 96-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven. 805-0202.

Queens Jazz Trail, first Saturday of each month, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing. 463-7700.

Exhibits/Demonstrations

Inner/Outer World, through June 1. Queens Theatre in the Park, 361-5649

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.

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

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.

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

Festivals

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

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

A Look Into the History of Bayside, Thursday, 7 p.m., Bay Terrace Library, 18-36 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 423-7004.

Poetry

Ann Open Mic, Friday, 8-11 p.m., The Afrikan Poetry Theatre Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

Poet Vincent Tomeo, An Evening of Spring Romance, Friday, May 17, 8 p.m. Cedar House Cafe, 70-10 Grand Ave., Maspeth. 478-9569.

A Memorial Tribute To The Late Weldon Irvine Jr., Saturday, 6-9 p.m., The Afrikan Poetry Theatre Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

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

Your A Good Man Charlie Brown, Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 3 p.m.,9 p.m., The Astoria Performing Arts Center, 31-10 33 St., Astoria. 718-278-5925.

“Joe Turner Come and Gone,” weekends through May 19, 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.

Heaven Can Walk, May 10-11, 17-18, 8 p.m., May 19, 12:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Floral Park. 516-326-1364.

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.

Workshops

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, Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., 123-55 Queens Blvd, Room 213, Kew Gardens. 547-3377.

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