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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. Monday & Tuesday, 8 p.m.; March 9, 10 a.m. Zion Church Parish Hall, 44th Avenue, Douglaston.

Phoenix Players need male and female actors, 25-45, for spring production of "Move Over, Mrs. Markham." Wednesday & Thursday, 7:30-10 p.m. Backstage help also needed. Poppenhusen Institute,114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 516-678-0016.

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.

Youth choral group for ages 9-16. Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m. The Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

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.

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

Classes

Kids' painting workshops. Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Salute to Queens Jazz Greats" features pianist Dave Carter, bassist Dave Jackson, pianist Ray McKinley, alto saxophonist James Spaulding and others. Friday, 8 p.m. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Little Theater, LaGuardia Community College, 47th Avenue at Van Dam Street, Long Island City. 482-5151.

The Something Special Big Band performs classic jazz, swing style. Sunday, 2 p.m. Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 592-9700, Ext. 222.

Cellist Enrique Orengo performs as part of Messiah Festival of the Arts Concert Series. Sunday, 3 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St., Flushing. 358-6738.

The Go-Go's. Sunday, 7 p.m. Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, L.I. 516-333-7228.

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

Saint Gregory Theatre Group presents Neil Simon's "God's Favorite." Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m. Gregorian Hall, Cross Island Parkway, Bellerose. 224-4439 or www.sgtg.org.

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

Purim Dinner Dance. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32nd Ave. 352-2910 or 352-7900.

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

Pan African Theology, liberating and resurrecting healing sessions with Camille Yarbrough, Sis Betty Dopson, Viola Plummer. March 10, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

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

Queens Jazz Trail tour. First Saturday of month, 10 a.m. Three-hour tour departs Flushing Town Hall. Jazz music and videos of America's jazz legends performing played on trolley while tour guide Cobi Knight explains jazz history in Queens. 463-7700.

Exhibits/D­emonstrati­ons

Art Students' Exhibition features work by adult students. Through Friday. 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 Sunday, 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 Sunday. 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 Sunday. 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 Wednesday. 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.

Jim Beukelaer of Woodside, finalist in 19th annual Individual Artists Showcase, shows his work. March 6-April 3. Queens Borough Public Library Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71st Ave. 990-0700.

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

Performances

Improv. Freestyle Repertory Theatre's "TheatreSports" features two teams of actors who create scenes on the spot based on audience suggestions. Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 769-1972.

Multicultural odyssey features jazz songs and stories with singer-actor Harry Burney. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Queens Borough Public Library East Elmhurst Branch, 95-06 Astoria Blvd. 424-2619.

Author Stuart Hample spins tales of the heyday of radio and radio personality Fred Allen, "The Forgotten Man Who Sparked Post-Modern Comedy." Saturday, 3 p.m. Queens Borough Public Library Steinway Branch, 21-45 31st St., Astoria. 728-1965.

Poetry

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

Beari Productions presents Neil Simon's "The Female Odd Couple." Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 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. Friday-Sunday, 8 p.m. Greek Cultural Center Theater, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria. 726-7329.

Saint Gregory Theatre Group presents Neil Simon's "God's Favorite." Thursday, 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. Saturday, 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.

Workshops

Discover the Actor in You. Two-day workshop led by Geoffrey Owens, Elvin from "The Cosby Show." Saturdays, March 9, 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Black Spectrum Theatre Company, Inc., 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard,

St. Albans. Space limited. 723-1800.

The Acting Workshop of Queens. Mondays, 7-10 p.m. Forest Hills Adult Center at Forest Hills High School,

67-01 110th St. 263-8066.

Life Drawing Sessions teaches drawing with a live model. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Women's Studio Center, 43-01 21st St., Long Island City. 274-9585.

Posted 7:02 pm, October 10, 2011
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