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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.

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 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.

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

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

The Astoria Jazz Band will perform at 2 p.m. Friday in LaGuardia Community College’s little theater at 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street. Call 482-5060.

Dennis DeYoung of Styx will perform at the Westbury Music Fair at 8 p.m. Friday. Call 516-333-7228.

“Let the Good Times Roll,” a blues revue show that is part of Flushing Town Hall’s Jazz Live series, celebrates the history of Blues music in America at 8 p.m. Friday, June 21. 137-35 Northern Blvd. Call 445-1920.

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.

Kew Gardens Community Center introduces a new dance program with Elaine Nester Fri. from 1 to 3 p.m. at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202. Call 268-5960.

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

Dinner Theater

The Killing Kompany presents “Mystery at the Summer Sock Hop” at Niederstein’s, 69-16 Metropolitan Ave. at 8 p.m. Friday. Call 326-0717.

Exhibits

America: The Private “I”s, an exhibit by Karlos Carcamo and Joonhyun Kim, opens Saturday at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and runs through Aug. 17. 161-04 Jamaica Ave. The exhibit explores pop images, hip hop culture and commercialism in urban communities. Call658-7400.

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

“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.

Originals by Nicotra, an exhibit of Emotional Realism painter Charles Nicotra, runs through Sept. 30 at the Cedar House Cafe, 70-10 Grand Ave. Call 478-9569.

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

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.

“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.

Harold Zipkowitz, a Forest Hills photographer, exhibits his work at the Forest Hills branch of the Queens Library, 108-19 71st Ave. Wednesday through July 17. He is a finalist in the 19th Annual Individual Artists Showcase. Call 990-0700.

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

Comedian Gallagher, known best for smashing things, comes to Westbury Music Fair at 8 p.m. Saturday. Call 516-333-7228.

Stages: A Revue of Life’s Ages, will be presented by the Theatre Learning Center at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Call 357-4532.

Saturday Night Stand-up, some of New York’s best comics perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Holliswood Theatre, 215-16 82nd Ave. by Bell Boulevard. Call 265-6354.

Tizzy the Musical Jester will make an appearance at the Queens Museum of Art at 2 p.m. Sunday performing a show based on the “In the Flow: Artists from the Living Museum” exhibit with works created by residents at Creedmoor Hospital. The museum is in the New York building at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Call 592-9700.

Poetry

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.

Poet to Poet will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble Bay Terrace 23-80 Bell Blvd. with Bruce Weber, Joanne Pagano Weber and an open mic.

Poet to Poet will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Frecsco Tortilla, 116-32 Queens Blvd. @ 78 Ave with Denis Grey, Benny’s Last Blast, Pet Dolack, And Now a Word From Our Sponsor and an open mic.

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

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 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 through Sunday, with performances Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd. Call 463-7700.

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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