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Auditions/Rehearsals

Douglaston Community Theater needs two women and two men, age 50+; one man and one woman, 20-30 years old for “Over The River and Through the Woods,” a comedy by Joe DiPietro. March 4, 5, 8 p.m.; March 9, 10 a.m. Zion Church Parish Hall, 44th Avenue, Douglaston.

Oratorio Society of Queens, under the direction of David Close, invites singers to join in its 75th anniversary

celebration. Mondays, 7:45 p.m. North Presbyterian Church, Flushing. No choral experience necessary. 460-0726.

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.

Adult choral group. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. The Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors

interested in acting. Wednesdays, Fridays. 347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 224-2729.

Clubs

Tuesday Morning Music Club features classical chamber music by professional musicians. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Douglaston Community Church, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 224-2597.

Concerts

The Julius Grossman Orchestra. Thursday, 1 p.m. Bell Park Jewish Center, 231-10 Hillside Ave. 776-5914.

Ann Marie McPhail performs for Borough President Helen Marshall and other newly elected city officials. Friday, 7 p.m. York College. 990-1009.

Con Brio Ensemble performs U.S. premieres of pieces by Franz Mittler, Ernst Leitner and Brahms’ “Trio No. 1 in B Major.” Sunday, 2 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. 463-7700.

Doc Wallace Trio performs Texas-style contest fiddlin’. Sunday, 3 p.m. St. Luke’s Church Parish Hall, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills. 793-2236.

Dancing

Line dance lessons. Mondays, 3 p.m.; Fridays, 1 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8179.

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.

Ballroom dancing. Fridays, 2 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8179.

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.

Dinner Theater

Jackson Ave. Steakhouse Playhouse presents Norman Barasch’s romantic comedy “Standing By.” Through March 10. Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 p.m. Admission includes theater, dinner, two drinks. 12-23 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. 392-9896.

Events

Queens College Evening Readings features novelist and screenwriter Russell Banks. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Queens College Music Building, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. 997-4646.

26th annual Irish Cultural Day features live Irish music, stepdancing, pipers. March 3, noon-5 p.m. St. Mel’s Church auditorium, 26th Avenue and 154th Street, Whitestone. 746-3837.

Movies shown Fridays, 12:15 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8174.

Classical music meets. Fourth Tuesday of month, 11 a.m. The Tuesday Morning Club of Douglaston, Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 224-2597.

Exhibits/Demonstrations

Art Students’ Exhibition features work by adult students. Through March 1. National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. 428-1859.

“Patterns, Passion & Pain” by Donna Campbell features moving images in oil and acrylic. Through March 31. Opening reception March 3, 5-8 p.m. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

“Swimmers, Bikers, Dancers and Other Odd Folks” features photoworks by artist Isadore Seltzer. Through March 3. The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 699-0005.

“The Bicycle Takes Off: From Boneshaker to Boom.” 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., through March 3. The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 699-0005.

Artist Paul Anthony, finalist in 19th annual Individual Artists Showcase, shows his work. Through March 6. Queens Borough Public Library Kew Gardens Hills Branch, 72-33 Vleigh Place. 990-0700.

“Our New York” pays homage to the city and its inhabitants. Through March 9. Alliance of Queens Artists Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

“The Day We Changed” features work created since Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Through March 9. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

“Echoes of a New Millennium” features works by 36 Queens Council on the Arts member artists in visual arts, performing arts, literary disciplines. Through March 13. Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 760-0686.

“Perspectives: Artists of Chinese Descent and New York.” Through March 22. Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. 997-3770.

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

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

“My Haitian Diary” by Francois Rides Garcia. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

“Perspective Visions,” a photo essay by Philip Howell.

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

Forums

Women Writers Forum invites artists to share original pieces. Fourth Saturday of month, 2:15 p.m. Sofa Cafe, Astoria. 274-9585.

Writers Forum. Writers asked to being one original work to share. Fourth Saturday of month, 1 p.m. Palladium, Astoria. 274-9585.

Performances

“Art of Motion” features modern, ethnic, Afro-Caribbean, jazz dance. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Queensborough Community College Theater, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. 681-6322.

African dance program. “Children Of Uganda: Tour Of Light 2002” features 20 young performers with authentic instruments, costumes. Saturday, Sunday, 2 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 760-0064.

Dramatic presentation: “The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman on the Underground Railroad.” Sunday, 4 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 111-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica. 939-0647.

Greek Shadow Theater performs “Karaghiozis as a Teacher” with Master Puppeteer Aris Diakovasilis. Sunday, 5 p.m. Greek Cultural Center Theater, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria. 726-7329.

Improv. Freestyle Repertory Theatre’s “TheatreSports” features two teams of actors who create scenes on the spot based on audience suggestions. March, 1-2, 8 p.m.; March 3, 3 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 769-1972.

Ballet Florida presents “Romeo and Juliet.” March 3, 3 p.m. Queensborough Community College Theater, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. 631-6311.

Poetry

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

“Tiffany: The Man and His Times.” Saturday, Sunday, 2 p.m. Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 592-9700.

Parkside Players present “Second Bananas,” a comedy by Alan D. Perkins. Weekends through March 2. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills. 497-4922.

Beari Productions presents Neil Simon’s “The Female Odd Couple.” Feb. 22, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 23, March 2, 8 p.m.; Sundays, Feb. 24, March 3, 4 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village. Reservations suggested. 736-1263.

Greek Cultural Center Theater Company presents “That’s How People Are,” a comedy by Gregoris Xenopoulos performed in Greek. Through March 3, Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Greek Cultural Center Theater, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria. 726-7329.

Douglaston Community Theater presents “You’ve Paid for Rent, Now Do Laundry.” Feb. 22-March 9. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. Zion Church Parish Hall, 44th Avenue off Douglaston Parkway. 482-3332.

“Reflections of a Guy and a Girl,” a short play about what it is like to be an adolescent with writings from Shakespeare and original dialogue. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Forest Hills Community House, 108-25 62nd Dr. 592-5757, Ext. 231.

Saint Gregory Theatre Group presents Neil Simon’s “God’s Favorite.” Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Gregorian Hall, Cross Island Parkway, Bellerose. 224-4439 or www.sgtg.org.

“Aladdin.” Musical adaptation set in China performed by Cleveland Signstage Theatre in American Sign Language and spoken English. March 2, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 769-1972.

Marathon Little Theatre Group presents “Hello Dolly.” Weekends, March 2-16; March 18. Saturdays, 8:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Marathon Jewish Center, 245-37 60th Ave., Douglaston. 428-1580 or 229-4523.

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