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Auditions/Rehearsals

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

Bust-A-Gut seeks MCs and comedy acts for immediate use in Bayside venues. Auditions to be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Holliswood Theater, 215-16 82nd Ave. Bring pics and resume. Call 265-6354.

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

FSF Community Theater Group will hold auditions Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the social hall of the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-06 Kissena Blvd. for November 2002 performances.

International African Arts Festival is hosting talent show auditions from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. Call 523-3312.

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

Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Wed. & Fri.. 347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 224-2729.

Theater Time Productions is holding open auditions for the fall production of “Murder Takes the Stage.” Casting men 25-45, women 20-60 (no children). Auditions to be held 7:30 p.m. June 6, 10 at First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 15-43 149th St. Call 391-8697.

Theater Workshop Productions holding open call for “Oliver.” Lead roles still available. Call 516-599-1982 for appointment.

Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Art League artist/instructor Joseph Occhipinti will paint a landscape in oils at NAL’s members Night at 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. Call 428-1859.

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

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

Concerts

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

Pianist Molly Vivian Huang will perform classical pieces at 2 p.m. Thursday in LaGuardia Community College’s Little Theater, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street. Seniors admitted free. Call 482-5060.

“Shabbat Services with a (Heart) Beat,” 8 p.m. Thursday at Temple Sholom of Floral Park, 263-10 Union Turnpike. Call 343-8660.

Michael Feinstein, Ann Hampton Callaway, Big Kahuna and The Copa Cat Pak, Thursday, 8 p.m., Westbury Music Fair. 516-333-7228.

“From Vienna to America: The Musical Exodus from Austria During the Nazi Era,” will be performed at 2 p.m. Saturday by the Con Brio Ensemble at the Jackson Heights branch of the Queens Library, 35-51 81st St. Call 899-2500.

Vito Ricci will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar House Cafe, 70-10 Grand Ave. 478-9569.

Forest Hills Orchestra to present its third concert of its 38th season at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Call 591-3456.

Alabama, Westbury Music Fair, 8 p.m. Sunday. 516-333-7228 or Ticketmaster 212-307-7171.

Pianist Jung Soon Kim will perform classical works at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St. at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Call 358-6738.

Bravo Broadway, Sunday, June 9, 8 p.m., Oakland Jewish center, 61-35 220 St. Call 225-7800.

Dancing

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

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

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

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

Line dance lessons. Fri., 1 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy. 423-8174.

Exhibits

Abandoned Spaces, Ruined Places, photo exhibit by Rhea Courtney Bozic, through June 8 at the Cedar House Cafe, 70-10 Grand Ave. 478-9569.

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

Billy Moro-Wey of Jackson Heights, through June 12, Queens Borough Public Library, Forest Hills branch, 108-19 71 Ave. 990-0700.

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

“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.

Heart of Gold, through September, PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. 784-2084.

Inner/Outer World, through Sunday, at Queens Theater in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Presented by the Women’s Studio Center. 361-5649.

“Living Together, Growing Together,” 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.

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

Magnus von Plessen, through September, PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. 784-2084.

National Art League’s Annual Children’s Exhibition runs Monday through June 28 at 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. Call 428-1859.

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

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

“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. 281-5770.

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

“Twentieth Century Borough: 100 Years of Modern Architecture in Queens.” Exhibit explores changing facets of Modernism over a century of growth. June 9 through March 2003 at Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave. Presented by the Queens Historical Society. Call 939-0647, Ext. 17.

“View,” a multiple artist show at the Socrates Sculpture Park through Aug. 18, Broadway at Vernon Blvd. 956-1819.

William Steiger: 130 ft high, 65 thou gal, 1/2 mile deep, through Aug. 24 at the Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd. 899-0700.

Events

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

Festivals

Cypreco of America presents 20th Annual Folkloric Festival at Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave. Greek music, song, folk dances and costume will be on display. Call 626-7896.

Forums

Forest Park Book Club will discuss “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Forest Park Nature Center at the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive. Call 846-2731.

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

Performances

Bravo Broadway at the Oakland Jewish Center at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at 61-35 220th Street. Call 225-7800.

Poetry

Art Frenzy After Dark open mic, hosted by Sandra Overstreet and Irene Malinger with special musical guest T-7. 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at sTudio 7, Fort Tilden, Rockaway. Call 471-8468. or 424-6494.

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

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

Poppenhusen Poets Platform. Open mic for poetry. Second Sun. of the month, 7 p.m. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd. 358-0067.

Urban Park Rangers present the first Forest Park Open Mic Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the Oak Ridge Center, 1 Forest Parkway, across from the golf course. Call 846-2731.

Register Now

Music theater workshop at the Aaron Copland School of Music/Queens College, July 8 - Aug. 1, ages 10-15. 997-3888.

Summer art workshops for children run July 8-Aug. 31 at the AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. 520-9842.

Theater

Flamenco Latino, a fusion of Flamenco and Latin rhythms comes to the Thalia Spanish Theatre Friday through June 30. Performances are Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m. The theater is located at 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. Call 729-3880.

George M!, a tribute to the spirit of America, will be held at Flushing Town Hall June 7-16, with performances Fridays at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. and Wednesday, June 12, at 2 p.m. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd. Call 463-7700.

Once Upon a Mattress, presented by the Parkside Players, May 31 and June 2. Fri. & Sat. shows are 8 p.m., Sun. shows are 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike. Call 497-4922.

Vital Signs, a collage about contemporary Woman, will be performed at the Jackson Ave. Steakhouse Playhouse Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. 12-23 Jackson Ave. Call 917-533-6022.

War of the Worlds will be presented by the Gingerbread Players of St. Luke’s Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. for the next two weekends in the parish hall of St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills. Call 793-2236.

Where is Teeny, a bi-lingual children’s play at the Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 592-9700.

Tours

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

Tours of Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tues., Sat. & Sun. Presented by the Queens Historical Society. Call 939-0647, Ext. 17.

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