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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.

Bayswater Players will hold auditions for 12 fall performances of Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Bayswater Jewish Center, Dickens Street and Healy Avenue, Far Rockaway. Bring headshot and resume.

FSF Community Theater Group will hold auditions 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.

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. Thursday & Monday 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, 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

“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 Forest Hills branch of the Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave. Call 268-7934..

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

An Evening of Love Songs at Westbury Music Fair featuring The Dells, the Manhattans, Ray, Goodman & Brown and Blue Magic at 8 p.m. Saturday. Call 333-7228.

Thalia Spanish Theatre Sunday 8th annual concert series features four free outdoor concerts of Spanish and Latin American music at 1 p.m. at the Thomson Hill Park/Noonan Playground, Greenpoint Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets. This week: Flamenco with Andrea del Conte Danza España. Call 729-3880.

The National Association of Negro Musicians B# Sharp Long Island Branch presents its annual music school student recital featuring vocal and piano students in a tribute to school co-founder the Rev. Dr. Dwight McCauley Jackson at 4 p.m. Sunday, Amity Baptist Church, 164-18 108th Ave.

Bravo Broadway, Sunday 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 Saturday 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 Wednesday, 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.

“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, opens Saturday and runs through 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. Sunday 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, Saturday and Sunday, Rockaway Artists Alliance Center, Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area. 474-0861.

Festivals

86th Annual Strawberry Festival and Carnival, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, All Saints Church, 855 Middle Neck Road. 516-482-5392.

Strawberry Festival 2 p.m. Saturday. Music, decorating, demo, raffle and more. North Presbyterian Church of Flushing, 25-33 154th St.

Forums

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 at 61-35 220th Street. Call 225-7800.

The Juniper Park Civic Association presents “Cinderella,” a Puppets in the Park production Monday at 9:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. for ages up to 10 in Juniper Valley Park’s upper playground at 80th Street. If rain, event will be held at Our Lady of Hope auditorium, 71st Street and Eliot Avenue. Call 651-5865.

Time’s Arrow, a new music ensemble featuring a flautist and a percussionist, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Astoria Performing Arts Center, 31-30 33rd St. and 8 p.m. Saturday at St, Mark’s Church, 33-50 82nd St.

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 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 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

An Afternoon of Theater is presented for free by the Queens Public Library and the Senior Theater Acting Repertory at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Queens Village branch of the library, 94-11 217th St. It will feature scenes from the works of modern playwrights. Call 776-6800.

Flamenco Latino, a fusion of Flamenco and Latin rhythms comes to the Thalia Spanish Theatre 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.

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. in the parish hall of St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills. Call 793-2236.

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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