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Acting Seniors

Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Wed. & Fri.. 347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 718-224-2729.

Barbershop Harmony

Barbershop Harmony Society Queens chapter seeks men who enjoy singing. Rehearsals Wed., 8 p.m. 74-15 175th St. 718-468-8416.

Bayside Glee Club

Join the club and prepare for its upcoming concerts. Rehearsals Tues. evenings, 7:45 p.m., All Saints Church, 214-33 40 Ave. Entrance on 215th St. For more information, call 718-424-5769.

Community Singers

The Community Singers of Queens rehearses Mon. 8-10 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St. All voices welcome. Call 718-658-1021.

Dial “M” for Murder

Theater Time Productions is looking for a man, age 30-40 for a March production of “Dial ‘M’ for Murder,” which replaces the company’s intended “Rope.” To schedule and audition, call 718-391-8697.

Oratorio Rehearsals

The Oratorio Society of Queens will hold rehearsals for its May 18 performance of Verdi’s “Requiem” Monday evenings at 7:45 p.m. at North Presbyterian Church, 154th St. and 26th Ave. No previous experience needed. Call 718-460-0726.


Acting Workshop

Acting Workshop of Queens. Mon., 7-10 p.m. Forest Hills Adult Center at Forest Hills High School, 67-01 110th St. 718-263-8066.

Chinese painting

Fri., 1 p.m. Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. 718-479-6071.

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. 718-358-0067.

Drawing and painting

Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. 718-520-9842.

Kids’ painting workshops

Tues., 4-6 p.m. The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. 718-520-9842.

Life Drawing Sessions

Teaches drawing with a live model. Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Women’s Studio Center, 43-01 21st St. 718-274-9585.

Portrait class

Tues., 7-10 p.m. National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway. 718-428-1859.

Portrait drawing

Taught by Esther Kirchevsly. Thurs., 11 a.m.-noon. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 718-268-5960.


Irene Reid

Blues singer and storyteller Irene Reid will give a rompin’, stompin’ good time at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. at 8 p.m. Saturday with guest poet Atiba Kwabena Wilson. Call 718-523-3312.

James Spaulding

Jazz great James Spaulding will perform in celebration of the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s fifth anniversary at 8 p.m. Friday. Call 718-482-5151.

Opera and Song

Music Reginae Productions presents the second in its Accolade Series, Opera and Song, at 4 p.m. Sunday at Flushing Town Hall featuring three outstanding vocalists who will sing selections from opera, musical theater and song. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Call 718-279-4842.

Sunday Jazz Brunch

The Tonal Artistes Orchestra will hold a Sunday jazz brunch from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. Call 718-523-3312.


Ballroom dancing

Wed., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St. 718-268-2800.

Country line dancing classes

Mon., 7-9 p.m. for beginners and intermediate. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd. 718-358-0067.

Israeli and folk dance

With Rae and George Nemoviche. Wed., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center. 718-428-6363.

Line dance lessons

Fri., 1 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy. 718-423-8174.

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 718-268-5960.

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 718-478-3100.

Tango Tips

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


Bayside History

“Castle — 6,500 years of Bayside History.” Daily, except Sunday. Bayside Historical Society, Fort Totten. 718-352-1548.

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. 718-352-1548.

Emerging Artists

Socrates Sculpture Park will feature work by Paolo Arao, Matthew Bakkom, Alejandro Cesarco, Peter Coffin, Elizabeth Demaray, Jeffrey Hatfield, Eric Hongisto, Caitlin Masley, Jennifer Monick and Jennifer Zackin through March 30. Museum is at the entrance of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard.

Louis Armstrong in Concert

The Louis Armstrong House and Archives presents an exhibit celebrating Armstrong’s live performances through May 8 at the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Room 332, Queens College. Call 718-997-3670 or go to

Members Exhibition

Queens Council on the Arts presents the 2nd annual members exhibition at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Blvd. through Jan. 31. Call 718-647-3377, Ext. 17.

MLK Jr. Exhibit.

York College presents the 4th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. / Black History Month Art, Memorabilia, Poetry and Quilting Exhibition at the college’s performing arts center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. through Feb. 28. Call 718-262-2386.

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 718-939-0647, Ext. 17.

Pan, Tortilla y la Familia

Queens Theatre in the Park introduces an exhibit of photographs by Mary Teresa Giancoli entitled “Pan, Tortillas y la Familia: Bread, Tortillas and the Family from New York to Puebla” on display at the theater through Sunday. Call 718-361-9849.

The Pointed Pen

Queens Museum of Art presents a collection of “William Sharp’s Courtroom Drawings, Political Caricatures and Book Illustrations from the 1930s-1950s” through March 2.


A new photo exhibit by Greg M. Stowell will be on display at the Cedar House Cafe, 70-10 Grand Ave. through March. Call 718-478-9569.

Red, White & Blue

AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., presents and exhibition of “all things red, white and blue” through Feb. 15. Tues.-Sat. 1 to 6 p.m. Call 718-520-9842.

Video Acts

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center presents “Video Acts,” single-channel works from the collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and the New Art Trust with the exhibits Building Structures, the FBI Files and recent paintings by Art Held. Call 718-784-2084.


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. 718-361-5649.


Nai-Ni Chen Dance

The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College presents the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company in celebration of the Lunar New Year at 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 718-482-5151


Open Mic

First Mon. of the month, 7-9 p.m. Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave. 718-424-6494.

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., 718-424-6494.

Poetry Reading

The Jackson Heights Poets will be reading at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Forest Hills, 70-00 Austin St. at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 718-424-6494.

Poppenhusen Poets Platform

Open mic for poetry. Second Sun. of the month, 7 p.m. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd. 718-358-0067.


La Vida es Tango

The Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., presents “La Vida es Tango (Life is Tango),” a world premiere musical Jan. 23 through March 16 at 8 p.m. Thurs. & Fri.; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sat.; and 4 p.m. Sun. Call 718-729-3880.


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 718-939-0647, Ext. 17.

Queens Jazz Trail

First Sat. of each month, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 718-463-7700.


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 718-361-5649 or e-mail

Updated 10:26 am, October 12, 2011
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