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Auditions/­Rehearsals

Acting Seniors

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

Barbershop Harmony

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

Playwrights sought

The Colonial Players of Hollis Woods Community Church is seeking playwrights, actors, directors, stage managers, technicians, judges, carpenters, painters and general staff for their first-ever Original Short Play celebration. Plays will be showcased in October. Great opportunity to get your play produced. Call Colonial Players at 464-1907 or go to colonialplayers.home.att.net

“Rebecca” auditions

Theatre à la Carte is holding auditions for the fall production of Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca,” (woman in her 20s) and two men (30-50). Call 212-904-2667 and we’ll get back to you.

Talent sought

Talent show to benefit Toys For Tots and breast cancer research to be held at LeHavre on the Water in Whitestone. Seeking participants, acts to raise money for the charities. Call Eddie Ramos at 767-6200 or 917-476-8488.

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. 263-8066.

Chinese painting

Fri., 1 p.m. Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. 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. 358-0067.

Drawing and painting

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

Kids’ painting workshops

Tues., 4-6 p.m. The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. 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. 274-9585.

Portrait class

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

Portrait drawing

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

Children’s Activities

Little Red Riding Hood

Tales in the Park at the Queens Museum of Art presents Little Red Riding Hood Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Queens Museum of Art, in the New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Admission is free. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets and pillows for easy mobility as the action moves through several outdoor locations. Call 592-9700, Ext. 222.

Concerts

Evening of Jazz

The Milesahead Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Monday in a free concert at the central branch of the Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Starlight Memories

The Lew Picardi Orchestra will play at the Queens Botanical Garden as part of the Big Bands, Big Sounds, Big Thursdays series at 7 p.m. Thursday. 43-50 Main St. Call 463-0263.

Jewish Concerts

The Jewish Music Under the Stars Concert Series in Cunningham Park is held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 196th Street and Union Turnpike. This week’s band: Sol Zim & Family. Call 544-9033.

Taste of Opera

The Queens Symphony Orchestra presents “A Taste of Opera,” featuring selections from “La Boheme” and “La Traviata” with guest soloists and period costumes. Sunday 4 p.m. at the Forest Park Bandshell and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Queens Botanical Garden. Call 326-4455.

Lunchtime concert

The Queens Symphony Orchestra will perform a lunchtime concert at Court Square Park Wednesday at noon. Call 326-4455.

Dancing

Ballroom dancing

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

Country line dancing classes

Mon., 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9:30 p.m. intermediate. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd. 358-0067.

Irish dancing lessons

With all-Ireland dancing champion Niall O’Leary. Sat., 9-11 a.m. Yeats’ Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd. 212-726-1602.

Israeli and folk dance

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

Italian Dance

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Boulevard, presents a Saturday night dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music by Jean & Joe. Call 478-3100.

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 478-3100.

Line dance lessons

Fri., 1 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy. 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 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 478-3100.

Tango Tips

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

Exhibits

America: The Private “I”s

An exhibit by Karlos Carcamo and Joonhyun Kim, at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, runs through Saturday. 161-04 Jamaica Ave. The exhibit explores pop images, hip hop culture and commercialism in urban communities. Call 658-7400.

Annual showcase

National Art Exhibition at St. John’s University runs through Friday at the Chung-Cheng Art Gallery in Sun Yat Sen Hall, Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 990-7476.

Bayside History

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

Emotional Realism

Originals by Nicotra, an exhibit of Emotional Realism painter Charles Nicotra, runs through Sept. 30 at the Cedar House Cafe, 70-10 Grand Ave. Call 478-9569.

Gaugin in Queens

Heart of Gold

Through September, PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. 784-2084.

Intense visuals

William Steiger: 130 ft high, 65 thou gal, 1/2 mile deep, through Aug. 24 at the Bulova Corporate Center, 75-20 Astoria Blvd. 899-0700.

Looking to Sea

Peter Lundberg’s monumental sculpture “Looking to Sea,” which stands at Riis Landing in Fort Tilden, will be the center of attention during a reception for the artists from 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Call 474-0861.

Magnus von Plessen

Through September, PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. 784-2084.

Mexico City

An exhibition about the exchange rates of bodies and values, through September, PS 1 Contemporary Arts Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. 784-2084.

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 2003 at Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave. Presented by the Queens Historical Society. Call 939-0647, Ext. 17.

New Western Frontier

Art of Long Island City, The New Western Frontier, through Sept. 29, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. 463-7700.

Queens International

The Queens Museum of Art presents “Queens Internatio­nal,” an exhibit of 20 artists who live or work in Queens while maintaining strong connections to their native country. The exhibit runs Sunday through Nov. 3 at the Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Call 592-9700.

Robotics,

Through Sept. 1, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St. 699-0005.

View

Multiple artist show at the Socrates Sculpture Park through Sunday. Broadway at Vernon Blvd. 956-1819.

Forums

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. 361-5649.

Poetry

Open Mic

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

Poppenhusen Poets Platform

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

Theater

Wizard of Oz

Saint Gregory’s Theater Group celebrates its 23rd season with the Frank L. Baum classic “The Wizard of Oz” Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Call 224-4439 or go to www.sgtg.org.

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 939-0647, Ext. 17.

Queens Jazz Trail

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

Workshops

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 361-5649 or e-mail wsc586@aol.com.

Posted 7:16 pm, October 10, 2011
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