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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 pm in the auditorium of the Forest Hills Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. 718-591-3456.

Love Letters

Douglaston Community Theatre will hold auditions for A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” at Zion Church Hall, 44th Avenue off Douglaston Parkway, Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. Seeking 3 women and 3 men to share two roles over four weekends in Feb/Mar (all ages from 30 up). Call 212-904-2667.

Mame

Join the Andrean Players in the 2004 production of this classic musical comedy on Mon., January 12, Tues., January, 13 and Wed., January 14 in the hall of St. Andrew Avellino, 35-60 158th St. If you are also interested in working on the technical end of the production or if you’re an artist or musician, you are welcome to come to the auditions. For more info call, 718-747-2611.

Oratorio’s Spring Show

The Oratorio Society of Queens, 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 www.queensoratorio.org.

Classes

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. 718-361-5649.

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.

Concerts     

Celebrating the Music of Berstein and Gershwin

With Duo pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque and percussionists Colin Currie and Julio Barreto at the Tiles Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 8 pm. Call the Box Office for questions or reservations at 516-229-3100.

Danielle Guideri

This cellist will be accompanied by pianist Anthony Newton, performing works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Brahms. Will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15-165th St., on sat., January 17 at 5 pm. Call 718-949-8763 for more information.

Discovery Concert

Musica Reginae will kick off its Discovery Series of concerts at Flushing Town Hall Sunday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. featuring five young classical performers and led by Maestro David Close. Children under 12 admitted free with each paying adult. Call 718-279-4842 or go to www.musicareginae.org.

Hakim Jami Quartet

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents a jazz concert featuring the Hakim Jami Quartet with special guest James “Blood” Ulmer on guitar. Saturday at 8 p.m. 176-03 Jamaica Ave. Call 718-523-3312.

Hear the Organ!

Program including works by JS Bach, Purcell, Bernstein, Scarlatti and more. At the Colden Center at Queens College on Sunday, January 11 at 3 pm. Call 718-793-8080 to purchase tickets.

Jerusalem Comes to Queens

The Jerusalem Boys Choir will perform at the LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College Sunday. The event is cosponsored by the Queens Jewish Community Council, Borough resident Helen Marshall, Councilman James Gennarro, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and the Met Council. For information call 718-544-9033, Ext. 27.

Reckson Jazz at Tilles

The Newport Jazz festival opens its 50th Anniversary Tour on Sat., Jan. 17 at 8 pm at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Long Island University C.W. Post Campus. For information or reservations call the Tilles Center Box Office at 516-299-3100.

Russian National Orchestra

At the Tiles Center for the Performing Arts on Fri., Jan. 30 at 8 pm under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov. For more information or reservations call the Box Office at 516-229-3100.

Steinway Concert

Marie Ann Chenevey and Gilbert High will perform at the Steinway Reformed Church, 21-65 41st St. at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 718-728-8927.

Dancing

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., 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. for beginners and intermediate. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd. 718-358-0067.

Israeli Folk Dancing

Every Mon. at 7:30 pm 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.

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

Events

Africa Alive!

Queens Council on the Arts presents: Africa Alive! An Evening of West African Praise Songs, Congolese Rumba and Tanzanian Hip Hop Saturday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. featuring Super Manden and the Abdoulaye Ensemble, Balozi Dola and Coco Sukali at the Museum for African Art, 36-01 43rd Ave., 3rd floor.

Anniversary celebration

Original art works inspired by the 40th Anniversary of Flushing Meadows Park Unisphere on Fri., January 16 at 12:30 pm at Shaheen’s Restaurant, 72-09 Broadway. Call Queens Council on the Arts with any questions at 718-647-3377.

Exhibits

Another Africa

Photographs by Robert Lyons on view at the Queens Library Gallery, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica until Feb. 23. Call the Gallery at 718-990-0700 for further information.

Carl Molno: An American Original

100 watercolors from his entire career at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., running thru Sun., Feb. 1. Call 718-463-7700.

Crossing the BLVD: Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan

The Queens Museum of Art presents “Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America,” 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. Lehrer/Sloan’s three-year journey around the world via their home borough 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 Web site, and this exhibition of photographs, sound stations, and the interactive Crossing the BLVD Mobile Story Booth. For more information call 718-592-9700 or go to www.queensmuseum.org.

Elliot Bassman

With diverse styles in acrylics, inks and watercolors. At the Forest Hills Public Library, 108-19 71 Ave., from Jan. 13- Feb. 12. Admission is free. Call 718-990-0700 or visit www.queenslibrary.org.

Fine Arts Faculty Artwork

At the Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, located in Sun Yat-Sen Hall at St. John’s University. Running until Tues., Jan. 20. Gallery hours on Tues. - Fri. 10 am- 3 pm and Sat. from 12-5 pm. For further information, call the gallery at 718-990-7476.

Kiki Smith: Prints, Books and Things

At the Museum of Modern Artnow running until March 8. You can call 212-708-9400 for detailed Museum information.

Mona Hatoum, Here is Elsewhere

60 works by 20 artists, including drawings, installations, paintings, photographs, prints and more now until Feb. 2 at the Modern Museum of Modern Art at 33 St and Queens Blvd. Call 212-708-9431.

Monika Goetz: Indefinite Blue

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. For more information call 718-592-9700 or go to www.queensmuseum.org.

Photography

Through January 30 at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy. Hrs: Mon.-Thurs and Sat. 1:30- 4 pm.

Reality/Fiction

Explores issues of the real and the unreal including an exhibition of cutting-edge contemporary art running until Jan. 17 at the Jamaica Center For Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave. Call 718-658-7400

The Nature of Investigation

Running until Feb. 15 in the Main and Studio Galleries of Queens Theatre in the Park featuring Melissa Chitwood and Shelley Haven with graphite drawings and objects, pastel and water color paintings. Call 718-760-0064 with any questions. Gallery hours are Tues. - Sat. 12-6 pm and one hour prior to any performances.

Vertical Peace

Centered around the theme of wellness, healing and creativity at Lifespace, a holistic therapy center based in Long Island City. Running until January 16. Call 718-361-5649.

Yung Shu Chao: Pondering Pond

The Queens Museum of Art presents “Pondering Pond.” Meditation - an essential Buddhist practice for spiritual liberation – doesn’t mean nap time. In Pondering Pond, visitors answer Zen koans to break their ordinary logic and to open themselves to the unknown. Making origami focuses overstimulated minds, while a swirling, illuminated pool in which the origami float alters the perception of time passing as the ephemeral vessels slowly sink. This project is part of The Buddhism Project: Art, Buddhism, and Contemporary Culture. For more information call 718-592-9700 or go to www.queensmuseum.org.

Forums

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.

Performances

Flamenco Vivo

Carlota Santana and Flamenco Vivo kick of the rofessional Peforming Arts series at Queensborough Community College at 8 p.m. Saturday. Call 718-631-6311.

Opus Cactus

Moses Pendleton’s Momix dance ensemble at the Tiles Center for the Performing Arts, C.W. Post Campus, on Fri., Jan. 23 at 8 pm. Call 516-299-3100 or further information or reservations.

Saturday Night Fever

The Professional Performing Arts Series at Queensborough continues with “Saturday Night Fever” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18. Call 718-631-6311.

Tour of Light 2004

A project of Uganda children’s Charity Foundation at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, C.W. Post Campus, on Fri., Jan. 16 at 8 pm. For more information or reservations call the Box Office at 516-229-3100.

Poetry

Open Mic

Come one, come all to the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., on Fri., Jan. 9 at 8 pm. Call 718-523-3312 for more information.

Theatre

The Man, Chopin and the Long Winter

A story about friendship and being open to ourselves and others. Presented by Le Theatre du Gros Mecano at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, C.W. Post Campus, on Sat., January 31 at 11 am and 1 pm. Call 516-229-3100 for further information or reservations.

Tours

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.

Queens Jazz Trail

Visit the neighborhoods, clubs and museums of and about America’s Jazz Legends. First Sat. of each month, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. 718-463-7700.

Workshops

Art for Teens

Mon. from 4:30-6:30 pm at the AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. Call 718-520-9852 with any questions.

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.

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