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Acting Seniors

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

Barbershop Harmony

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

Playwrights sought

The Colonial Players of Hollis Woods Community Church is seeking playwrights, actors, directors, stage managers, technicians, judges, carpenters, painters and general staff for their first-ever Original Short Play celebration. Plays will be showcased in October. Great opportunity to get your play produced. Call Colonial Players at 464-1907 or go to

“Rebecca” auditions

Theatre à la Carte is holding auditions for the fall production of Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca,” (woman in her 20s) and two men (30-50). Call 212-904-2667 and we’ll get back to you.

Talent sought

Talent show to benefit Toys For Tots and breast cancer research to be held at LeHavre on the Water in Whitestone. Seeking participants, acts to raise money for the charities. Call Eddie Ramos at 767-6200 or 917-476-8488.


Acting Workshop

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

Taught by Esther Kirchevsly. Thurs., 11 a.m.-noon. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 268-5960.


Concert on the Beach

The New York Park Department will feature a free concert on the beach Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. with the Solid State Band at Beach 116th St. and the beach.

Two Continents Jazz

Flushing Town Hall and the Flushing Council on Culture & the Arts presents a free Friday night concert at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., featuring Two Continents Jazz featuring great jazz standards by pianist Victor Lin and his Jazz Trio. Bring a chair and a blanket. Call 463-7700.

Little Brass, Big Band

The Little Brass Band of the American Concert Band will play at the Queens Botanical Garden as part of the Big Bands, Big Sounds, Big Thursdays series at 7 p.m. Thursday. 43-50 Main St. Call 463-0263.

Jewish Concerts

The Jewish Music Under the Stars Concert Series in Cunningham Park is held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 196th Street and Union Turnpike. This week’s feature: Salute to Israel Night with Ira Heller, Yoel Sharabi, Sandy Shmuely, Moshe Shur and Sol Zim & Family. Call 544-9033.


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.

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.

Israeli and folk dance

With Rae and George Nemoviche. Wed., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center. 428-6363.

Italian Dance

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Boulevard, presents a Saturday night dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music by Jean & Joe. Call 478-3100.

Sunday Instruction

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Boulevard, will give lessons 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and have dancing until 8 p.m. Lesson and music by Sal Escott. Call 478-3100.

Line dance lessons

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

New dance program

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.

Sunday Instruction

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Boulevard, will give lessons 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and have dancing until 8 p.m. Lesson and music by Sal Escott. Call 478-3100.

Tango Tips

Basic instruction and skill improvement for advanced dancers Tues., Thurs. & Sat. at 6 p.m. Call 212-239-8561


Art Show

The Flushing Art league of Queens will hold its 77th annual art and craft fall outdoor juried show at Municipal Parking Lot No. 1 in Flushing, 39th Avenue and 138 Street Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Bayside History

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

Bayside was a Wilderness Then

Oral History Exhibit. “Bayside was a Wilderness Then: Little Neck Bay-North Shore Trolleys.” Building 208, Fort Totten. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat. & Sun. noon to 4 p.m. 352-1548.

Emotional Realism

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.

Gaugin in Queens

Heart of Gold

Through September, PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. 784-2084.

Intense visuals

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

Magnus von Plessen

Through September, PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. 784-2084.

Mexico City

An exhibition about the exchange rates of bodies and values, through September, PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. 784-2084.

Modern architecture

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

New Western Frontier

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

One Year Later

The Alliance of Queens Artists Gallery at 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. features a new exhibit through Sept. 7, “One Year Later,” in order to “express all that we have gone through and felt in the past year.” The gallery is open Tues. - Sat. from 1-6 p.m.

Queens International

The Queens Museum of Art presents “Queens International,” an exhibit of 20 artists who live or work in Queens while maintaining strong connections to their native country. The exhibit runs through Nov. 3 at the Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Call 592-9700.


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


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.


Revelations of Rhythms

The City Parks Foundation and the Warner Music Group present a free family percussion performance by Revelations of Rhythms at the Queens Museum of Art, new York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, at 3 p.m. Saturday.


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.



The Quest Theater Ensemble presents “Gallathea,” directed by Tim Downing at the Astoria Performing Arts Center, 31-30 33rd St., Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m. Call 626-8653.

Too Jewish?

Avo Hoffman, creator and star of his one-man show, brings “Too Jewish? A Mensch and His Music’ to Queens Theatre in the Park Thursday at 2:30 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Call 760-0064.


Kingsland Homestead

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.

Queens Jazz Trail

First Sat. of each month, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 463-7700.


Painting workshop

The Women’s Studio Center presents an acrylic and watercolor painting workshop to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Mon. with instructor Melissa Wolf. Call 361-5649 or e-mail

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