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Acting Seniors

Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Wed. & Fri. 718-347-2310 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.

Forest Hills Symphony

Wed. nights 7:45-10 p.m. in the auditorium of the Forest Hills Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. 718-591-3456.

Oratorio Society of Queens

OSQ, under the artistic direction of Maestro David Close, is rehearsing for the annual Spring Concert May 16 featuring Mendelssohn's "Elijah" and opera and Americana favorites. Rehearsals are at 7:45 p.m. every Monday at the North Presbyterian Church, 154th Street and 26th Avenue in Flushing. Newcomers are asked to arrive at 7:30 p.m. No choral experience is necessary. Prospective members must be able to carry a tune and undergo a simple "listening." For additional information on rehearsals and concerts, call 718-460-0726 or visit Queens Symphonic Band

Announces openings: Percussionists, horn and piccolo. Meetings at Queensboro Community College Wed. nights at 7:45 p.m. Call the band secretary at 516-887-2730 evenings for more information.


Forest Hills Adult Center

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.

Bayside Senior Center

Chinese painting, Fri., 1 p.m. 210-10 Union Turnpike. 718-479-6071.

Women's Studio Center

Life Drawing Sessions - Teaches drawing with a live model. Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 43-01 21st St. 718-361-5649.

Kew Gardens Community Center

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


Alexander Kouguell

The world-famous cellist will play with Donald Pirone on piano at the Free Synagogue of Flushing April 17 at 8 p.m. Call 718-96100030.

Baroque and Beyond

The Queensborough Community College Orchestra will present a program of Baroque and contemporary pieces April 4 at 3 p.m. in the college's performing arts center. Cal 718-631-6311.

Beethoven Fest

The Astoria Symphony will perform Beethoven works April 17 at 8 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 43-19 35th Ave. Call 718-204-9034.

Doo-Wop Spectacular

Holy Cross high School will hold its sixth annual doo-wop spectacular April 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the school, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd. Call 718-279-0470.

Douglaston Concerts

Eri Yamamoto Trio will play live Jazz Sunday, April 4, at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Pkwy. Call 718-229-2169.

Jazz Brunch

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre will hold a Sunday brunch featuring the Tonal Artistes Orchestra at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 28. Call 718-523-3312.

Messiah Festival of the Arts

Pianist Armil Gill performing works by Chopin, Liszt and Prokofieff at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St. Call 718-949-8763.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Resurrection Concert - Angelic Voices for Christ will perform with special guests Daughters of Praise Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 225-17 115th Ave. Call 347-922-6161 or 917-337-9894.

Three Tenors

St. Thomas Apostle Church, Jamaica Ave. and 88th St., will host "An Evening With These Three Tenors" April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Call 718-850-5507.


Ballroom dancing

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

Israeli Folk Dancing

Every Mon. at 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke.. For more info: 718-380-4145.

Line Dance Lessons

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

Line Dance Lessons

Every Thurs. 7:15 p.m. with advanced, intermediate and beginner levels. Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy. Call 718-225-6750.

New Dance Program

Kew Gardens Community Center introduces a new dance program with Elaine Nester Fri. from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202. Call 718-268-5960.

Tango Tips

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


Sunnyside Art Auction

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce will hold an art auction at the LIC YMCA, 32-23 Queens Blvd., Thursday, March 25. Preview at 7 p.m. Auction at 8 p.m. Call 718-482-6053 or 718-784-8437.

Women's History

The Queens Museum of Art will host a Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and Latin American Women's Council event March 28 at 2 p.m. celebrating Latin American art in Queens. Call 718-261-7664.


Fashion 50

Illustrator Elizabeth Mabie Elcik will hold an exhibit celebrating 50 years as an illustrator at the Cedar House Gallery, 70-10 Grand Ave., through April. Call 718-478-9569.


The Jamaica branch of the Queens Library will exhibit the art of Latin America through May 29, with a public reception March 25.

Jackson Heights Artists

The Jackson Heights Art Club presents the 49th annual members' show April 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Parish House of St. Mark's Church, 33-50 82nd St. There will be an opening reception April 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. Call 718-457-6381.

Living with Chekhov

The International Resource Center Gallery is presenting an exhibit of engravings by Russian artist Nikolai Polyushenko depicting the house of Russian novelist Anton Chekhov. The gallery is on the third floor of the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St. Call 718-661-1200.


Yeelen (Brightness)

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., will screen director Soouleymane Cisse's film about a young African warrior March 26 at 8 p.m. Call 718-523-3312.


Writers Forum

Writers asked to bring one original work to share. Fourth 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.



Holy Cross High School, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd., will host performances of "Oklahoma!" featuring students from Holy Cross, St. Agnes, Mary Louis Academy and St. Francis Prep March 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. Call 718-886-7250, Ext. 574.

Thalia Spanish Theatre

Tangomania - The music and dance extravaganza "Tangomania!" through March 28, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. 41-17 Greenpoint Ave. Call 718-729-3880.


Open Mic Nights

Every First Tues. of the month at Flushing Library (Rooms A&B), 41-17 Main St. For further information, Call 718-661-1200.

Afrikan Poetry Theatre

An Open Mic is held every Friday at 176-03 Jamaica Ave. from 8 to 11 p.m. Call 718-523-3312.


Funny Girl

Marathon Little Theatre Group's production of Funny Girl will be held Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Marathon Jewish Community Center, 245-37 60th Ave. Call 718-428-1580.


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 x 17.


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.

Rejected Artists

The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts will hold a workshop on rejection and the creative process, led by Catherine Wald, creator of March 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 718-463-7700, Ext. 228.

Alliance of Queens Artists

99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills



Drawing and painting - Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, 7-10 p.m.; Kids' painting - Tues., 4-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to noon; Art for Teens - Mon. from 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Watercolor - Monday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


With Heart & Mind

March 3-27

Spring Into Art

April 3-24, reception April 10, 2-4 p.m.

Alley Pond Environmental Center

228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston


Events for Adults

Watercolor Workshops

Arists Diane Lieberman will conduct a workshop meeting Thursdays March 11-April 15 (exc 4/8) from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Events for Children

Nature Walk

March 27, 2 p.m.

Ages 8 and up - Join APEC educator Dylan Freiberg for a nature walk around APEC's wetlands

Square Dance

March 27, 7 p.m.

Ages 5 and up - Join APEC for an evening of dance with caller Jim Emory. Learn do-si-do, promenade and swing-your-partner moves. Beginners welcome, partners not required.


Birthday Parties

APEC is available for birthday parties Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to noon; 1 to 3 p.m.; and 4 to 6 p.m. Call for details.

Flushing Town Hall

137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing



Marcy Rosen

On Sat., March 27, Rosen, a member of the Mendelssohn string quartet, will be joined by some of her students for an evening of string quartet and string transcriptions.

La Bohème

Sunday, March 21, 2 p.m.

Opera Interactive! Dialogue with soloists and accompaniment. Puccini's La Bohème with Maestro Vincent La Selva of the New York Grand Opera Co.

Piano in the Grand Manner

Sunday, April 18, 4 p.m.

Musica Reginae Accolade Concert Series presents Daniel Berman, a classical pianist who is known for his innovative programming, who will begin with Bach/Revutsky and then play Schumann's Carnaval, one of the best of the romantic piano works. He goes on to play Chopin's last, and perhaps, the ultimate Polonaise. Tausig's classic "Man Lebt Nur Einmal" will end the program. Maestro David Close will offer commentary that will enhance your listening experience.

Salute to Broadway

Monday, May 17, 7 p.m. On Broadway: A Musical Salute Featuring Broadway veterans Ken Prymus (from Cats, Ain't Misbehavin, The Wiz), Mary Stout (currently appearing in Beauty and the Beast), and the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Chorus


Sunday, May 16, 2 p.m.

Opera Interactive! Dialogue with soloists and accompaniment. Verdi's Aida with Maestro Vincent La Selva of the New York Grand Opera Co.

Tap Your Troubles Away!

Sunday, July 4

With Ted Levy from Bring In Da Noise Bring In Da Funk!

An evening presenting the evolution of tap dancing from Broadway to Hollywood, including tributes to the tap dancing pioneers in both mediums. This swinging show will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

Ongoing Events at Flushing Town Hall

Cabaret: A Series Saluting The Composers Of The Broadway & Hollywood Musicals

Friday, May 21, 8 p.m.

Beyond The Rainbow, Songs of Harold Arlen: Featuring KT Sullivan

100 Years Anniversary

Friday, June 11, 8 p.m.

Songs For My Father: The Music of Rogers and Hammerstein. Featuring Heather McRae

Friday, June 25, 8 p.m.

Sweet and Low Down: The Songs of George and Ira Gershwin. Featuring KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler

Friday, June 18, 8 p.m. and

Saturday, June 19, 8 p.m.

Let's Put On A Show!

A Celebration of Community Theatre in Queens. Community Theatre Groups present their most celebrated works.

Jazz Live!

The Jimmy Sabatar Power Sextet

Friday, April 23, 8 p.m.

Son Boricua has been one of the most popular Latin shows for years internationally. Featuring vocalist and Timbalero Jimmy Sabater who sang the international hit "To Be With You" and Musical Director Jose Mangual, Jr.

The Bucky Pizzarelli Trio

Friday, May 14, 8 p.m.

A former member of the NBC Tonight Show with Doc Severinson, Bucky Pizzarelli is a master of the seven string guitar and a dedicated conservator of the old guitar music. He has played and toured with Benny Goodman, Etta Jones, Lena Horne and the father of well-known John Pizzarelli. The trio is sweetened with Jay Leonhart on bass and John Bunch on piano.

Three Elegant Ladies-Triple Thrette

Friday, June 4, 8 p.m.

A tribute to the great ladies of the blues. Featuring Maxine Brown, Ella Garrett, Beverly Crosby. A fun filled humorous singing and dancing show with great show stopping blues numbers like "Let The Good Times Roll," "Kitchen Man" and others. They call themselves Triple Thrette because each of them sing, dance and act extremely well. This show was held over for eight weeks in Harlem.

Classic Hollywood Musicals

Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

A series of films brilliantly adapted from the stage. These films offer not only superior entertainment, but explorations into the prejudices from four different decades. Each screening is introduced by Mark Ethan, and followed by a discussion. Mark Ethan is a member of the Actors Studio who has been presenting film series at the Queens Museum of Art since 1998 and teaches at the 92nd Street Y's Makor Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

May 19: Showboat

1936, Dir. James Whale, 113 mins. Starring Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Helen Morgan and Paul Robeson. Music and lyrics by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.

June 2: South Pacific

1958, Dir. Joshua Logan, 151 mins. Starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi. Music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

June 16: West Side Story

196l, Dir. Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 151 mins. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno. Music by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

June 30: Cabaret

1972, Dir. Bob Fosse, 128 mins.

Starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey. Music by John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Queens Jazz Trail

Visit the neighborhoods, clubs and museums of and about America's Jazz Legends. First Sat. of each month.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica




Works by Rajkamal Kahlon, the 22nd Workspace Artist, who will present the work she has created during her residency at JCAL. She modifies historical materials such as books and 19th Century colonial Indian photographs to deconstruct stereotypical images of South Asians within the Western imagination. Running through April 17.

Picturing Ecological Transformation of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Opening reception: May 8, 5-7 p.m.

Queens artist Brandon Ballengée surveys ecological conditions of our life and society. His art and science project embodies large-scale prints of microscopic organisms. The prints alert us to critical conditions of the environment today, yet are extremely aesthetic, uncovering the natural beauty normally hidden to our eyes.

May 8 through Aug. 15.

Museum of Modern Art

33rd Street at Queens Boulevard, Long Island City



Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective

March 12-June 7

Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective is the first comprehensive museum overview of the work of Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930-1998), one of the most influential European artists of the postwar period. This full-scale retrospective includes nearly 350 works, showcasing five decades of work and the full range of Roth's creative activities - drawings, graphics, books, paintings, sculptural objects, installations, and film and video works. Roth Time, presented at both MoMA QNS and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, reflects the vast formal, conceptual, and poetic scope of Roth's oeuvre as well as his use of diverse media. The exhibition presents Roth's work as an innovative, inspired, chaotic, and lucid whole, mirroring both an individual and an epoch.

Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990

April 16-June 28

This exhibition examines two important influences on contemporary fashion photography - cinema and the seemingly casual snapshot - as seen in work by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Nan Goldin, Cedric Buchet and Steven Meisel, among others.

Ongoing Events

A Closer Look for Kids

Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.

For children ages 5 to 10 and their adult companions. Families explore the artwork of the museum's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions through lively discussions and gallery activities. Each week a new theme is introduced. Drop in for one session or come for the whole season. Admission is $5 per family per session, members $3. No preregistration is required. Space is limited. Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m. at the education services desk in the museum's main lobby. Programs take place on the following dates:

March 27 - Rainbow Connections: Exploring Color

April 3 - Shifting Shapes: The Art of Abstraction

April 10 - Don't Eat It! Food in Art

April 17 - Objects: Unusual and Everyday

April 24 - Strike a Pose! Fashion Photography

May 1 - 3-D: Discovering Sculpture

May 8 - In a Minute! Time in Art

Tours for Fours

Saturdays, 10-10:45 a.m.

For children age 4 and their adult companions. This program, specially designed for 4-year-olds and their parents, introduces families to painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper through interactive gallery activities and discussions. In order that we may accommodate as many families as possible, please sign up for one session only. The program will be repeated. Admission is $5 per family, members $3. Preregistration is required .The program takes place on the following dates:

April 3, April 17

Art Mix

Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.

For children ages 11 to 14 and their adult companions. Come mix it up in this gallery talk series specially designed for families with 11- to 14-year-olds. Kids and adults engage in activities, share ideas, and exchange opinions about modern and contemporary art. Each week a new topic is introduced. Sign up for one session or come to all. Admission is $5 per family per session, members $3. Preregistration is required. Programs take place on the following dates:

March 27 - And Then What Happened? The Painted Story

Dieter Roth: Double Time

Saturdays, 1-3:30 p.m.

At MoMA QNS and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46 Avenue, Long Island City

For children ages 7 to 10 and their adult companions. This special program at MoMA QNS and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center explores the artwork of Dieter Roth. In the first hour, families will view the exhibition "Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective" at MoMA QNS. Then families will hop on the 7 train with a MoMA educator and travel two stops to P.S.1, where they will explore some of Roth's larger installations and sculptures. Admission is $25 per family, members $20. Subway fare is included.

Sign up for one session only. The program will be repeated. Preregistration is required .

April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8

National Art League

44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston


Musical Artistry

Exhibit running from March 1 - April 2. Gallery Hours: Mon. thru Thurs. and Sat. 1:30 to 2 pm.

Exploring Possibilities

The National Art League will hold a class "Exploring the Possibilities" that will discuss new, experimental techniques in all media. Includes demos and critiques. Wenesdays 1 to 4 p.m.

Portrait class

Tues., 7-10 p.m.

Poppenhusen Institute

114-04 14th Rd., College Point


Drama/acting for kids

Ages 10-12, Mon., 6:30-7:30 p.m.; ages 13-17, Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Country Line Dancing Classes

Mon., 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. for beginners and intermediate.

Karate program

Mon., 4-5 p.m. for kids 8-11; Fri., 7-8 p.m. for kids 12-16.

MultiCultural Festival

Poppenhusen will host a free multicultural dance festival sponsored by the multicultural committee of the Flushing Jewish Community Council at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27.

Queens Theatre in the Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park



Long Island City Artists Members Exhibition

At Queens Theatre in the Park running through March 31.


A Murder is Announced

Through April 4

The local paper reports a murder - the time, 6:30 p.m. - the place, Miss Letitia Blacklock's manor, Little Paddocks. But something is amiss, for the murder has yet to take place. The inspector, neighbors and gossip-mongers all gather to watch the crime unfurl. This Agatha Christie romp features the ever-popular Miss Marple.

I Love My Wife

May 1 - May 9

In this swinging 1970's musical, set in Trenton, NJ, two longtime friends and their wives try to catch up to the sexual revolution. Featuring song titles like "Sexually Free" and "Married Couple Seeks Married Couple" this delightful musical explores just how far they're willing to go. And with Cy Coleman's (Sweet Charity, City of Angels, On the 20th Century, Barnum, Little Me) title song "I Love My Wife," can you guess where the story ends?

Greater Messapia

Through March 28

By Andy Bragen, directed by Jonathan Silverstein

In Elmhurst, Queens, the last remaining Messapian family seeks a special bride for their only son before he turns 18. Will he make it to the alter or must he face a ritual beheading?


April 1 - April 4

From the living rooms of suburban New York to the beaches of Boca Raton, from the nostalgic Bronx of the '40sto a Catskill resort in its heyday, this tender, wisfful musical explores lifelong friendships of three generations of women.


American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company

April 17, 2 & 8 p.m., April 18, 3 p.m.

While the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company is firmly rooted in classical ballet, it often showcases premieres by new and established choreographers, reflecting the repertoire and traditions of the parent company.

Children's Events

The Little Mermaid

May 22, 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

This enchanting musical comedy features the mischievous Little Mermaid and her adventurous world under the sea. The beautiful heroine will swim deep into your heart in this telling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

The Little Engine that Could

May 29, 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

"I think I can, I think I can" are words that joyfully resonate in the hearts of children everywhere. The musical tells the uplifting story of an ordinary train that performs an extraordinary feat of strength and courage.

Family Events

Sing-A-Long "Wizard of Oz"

April 10, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

Sing-A-Long "Wizard of Oz" invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the story of Dorothy and her fantastical journey through the land of Oz by joining in and singing along to the most beloved motion picture of all times. A spirited master-of-ceremonies leads the crowd through a comical interactive guidebook to audience participation of gestures and expressions, including singing along with Dorothy and hissing the Wicked Witch.

Celebrity Concert Series

Ann Hampton Callaway

May 22, 8 p.m. & May 23, 3 p.m.

One of the most widely acclaimed singer/songwriters working in pop/jazz today, Ann Hampton Callaway is a favorite performer of Queens Theatre audiences, and the writer of Barbra Steisand's "A Love Like Ours," "I've Dreamed of You," and "A Christmas Lullaby."

Special Events

The Belle of Amherst

April 17, 8 p.m. & April 18, 3 p.m.

Celebrate the life of Emily Dickinson, one of America'a most gifted and prolific poets. Established theater veteran Ginger Grace brings Emily to life in a portrayal that slowly reveals her secrets and passions, sharing her extraordinary poetry along the way.

Behind the Façade of Jackie O

April 24, 8 p.m. & April 25, 3 p.m.

Of course, we all know Jackie Kennedy Onassis. But do we really? Written from over a decade of research, Andrea Reese has constructed a play covering Jackie's childhood with a womanizing father and abusive mother, her struggles with her marriage to Jack Kennedy, her scandalous marriage to Aristotle Onassis, and her blossoming interests and loves during the last decade of her life.

Latino Cultural Series


April 10, 2 p.m.

A Spanish-Language play for children. A full-fledged celebration of Latin America culture set on a Cuban sugar plantation in the 1800's. Free/Gratis Reservations required.

Flores Argentinas

May 1, 2 p.m.

Inca Rose Duo World music vocalist and guitarist, Annelise Skovmand and Pablo Gonzalez Jazey perform Carlos Guastivino's Flores Argentinas (Argentinean Flowers) and traditional folk songs and tangos of Argentina. Free/Gratis Reservations required.

Women's Secrets

May 1, 8 p.m.

A delicious comedy about the lives of three women, as portrayed by three men: Franco Galencia, Emyliano Santa Cruz and Camilo Prada. Adapted and directed by Edison Carrera. Performed in Spanish.

Black Cultural Series

Black 2: Broadway

April 24, 2 p.m., 8 p.m. & April 25, 3 p.m.

A variety show spotlighting veteran Broadway performers of color. Black 2: Broadway highlights performers who have recently or are currently playing on Broadway. The ongoing series also includes a band, background vocalists, an MC, an opening act, and one new "up and coming" artist. Recent featured performers include Sheryl-Lee Ralph, Phoebe Snow, Lilias White, Shanice, Melba Moore, Freddy Jackson, and Phylicia Rashad.

Roberta Flack

April 24, 8 p.m.

at Colden Auditorium

Music lovers and critics the world over agree that when it comes to genuine sensitivity and pure emotion, Roberta Flack is one of a kind. Whether singing her mega hits "First time Ever I Saw Your Face," "Killing Me Softly With His Song," and "Tonight I Celebrate My Love" or great standards from R & B to jazz, from blues to pop, her genius lies in her ability to get inside a song and reach her listeners.

Queens College

Discomfiture of Presence: A Multiple Piece by Olga Alexander

At the Queens College Art Center, 6th Floor of the Rosenthal Library, running until April 1. Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs. 9 am - 8 pm and Fri. 9 am- 5 pm. Call 718-997-3770 for further information.


Meet the Orchestra March 28 at Queens College. Co-presentations by Goliard Concerts and Colden Center. Takes place at LeFrak Concert Hall. Call 718-793-8080.

Queens Museum of Art

Flushing Meadows Corona Park



Monika Goetz: Indefinite Blue

Through March 28

The Queens Museum of Art presents "Indefinite Blue," an atmospheric site-specific installation by Monika Goetz, that transforms the museum's elevator into a mirrored cube that infinitely reflects and extends the elevator's interior.

Joan Jonas: Five Works

Through March 28

The first major exhibition of the American artist Joan Jonas's work in a New York museum. The exhibition includes a selection of the artist's most significant installations, a video room, and a survey of Jonas' drawings, photographs, and sketchbooks. The show brings together key works from Jonas's career including Organic Honey's Visual Telepathy (1972), The Juniper Tree (1976), Volcano Saga (1985), Revolted by the Thought of Known Places... (1992), and Woman in the Well (1996/2000). This exhibition also includes her portable My New Theater series (1997-1999) and Lines in the Sand (2002).

Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America

Through March 28

A multi-media project by documentary artists Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan that portrays the lives of new immigrants and refugees who live in Queens, the most ethnically diverse locality in the United States today. The project began with storytelling workshops in libraries, high schools and community centers throughout Queens. Lehrer/Sloan's three-year journey around the world via their home borough included extended interviews in bodegas, family-owned restaurants, places of worship, public housing projects, apartments, and private homes. The result is documented in an extraordinary new book of photographs and stories (W.W. Norton), an audio CD, a series of public radio documentaries, a reading/performance tour, a website, and this premier exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art on view in the Unisphere Gallery.

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