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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.

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

Queens Symphonic Band

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


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.


A Chamber Music Interlude

With the Mussica Reginae Chamber Players including violin, cello and piano on Sun., Feb. 15 at 4 pm at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Call 718-279-4842 to buy tickets or for more information.

Astoria Symphony

On Sun., Feb. 15 at 7 pm at Good Shepard Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St. Call 718-204-9034 for more information.

Blues Night

Featuring vocalist/guitarist Keith “The Captain” Gamble” at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center on Feb. 27 at 8 pm in the Little Theatre on Van Dam St at 47th Ave. Call 718-482-5151 for tickets.

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra

On Sunday, March 14 at 2 pm at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. For tickets call 516-785-2532.

Lunar New Year Celebration

With Samulnori: Drum and Dance Ensemble at the Colden Center at Queens College on Sun., Feb. 8 at 2 pm. Call 718-793-8080 for further information or to buy tickets.


A Cappella group at Yale University will perform at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 10 am. For further information call 718-263-7000.


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.

Father’s Guild Oldies Dance

Starring the Young Rascals on Sat., Feb. 7 from 7:30 pm - 1 am at St. Francis Prep, 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd. Must RSVP by Feb. 2. call 718-423-8810 x 311.

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.

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


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.


A celebration of 25 years of the AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. Exhibited until Feb. 28. Gallery Hrs: Tues.- sat. 1-6 pm.

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.

Elliot Bassman

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

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.

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.

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

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.


Dance Social

For senior singles, widows and widowers on Tues., Feb. 10 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at SNAP, 80-45 Winchester Blvd. Bldg 4. Call 718-454-2100 and ask for Marian for more information.


Babbetts’ Feast

Shown at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 44-10 192 St., on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 pm in the Undercoft. 718-463-4292.


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.


Nine Parts of Desire

Written and performed by Iraqi-American Heather Raffo about the rapidly changing Iraq and the western view of what such women must be thinking at the Queens Theatre in the Park on Fri., Feb. 6 at 8 pm, Sat., Feb. 7 at 2 and 8 pm, Sun., Feb. 8 at 3 pm, Wed., Feb. 11 at 2:30 pm, Sat., Feb. 14 at 2 and 8 pm and Sun., Feb. 15 at 3 pm.


The Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., presents 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. Call 718-729-3880.

The African Experience in America

On Feb. 7 at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College. For more information call 718-482-5060.


Love Letters

Douglaston Community Theatre presents A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Feb. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, Mar. 5, 6 and at 2 p.m. Sun Feb. 22 at Zion Church Parish Hall, 44th Ave. off Douglaston Pkwy. Tickets $12 ($10 seniors, kids) 718-482-3332 (reservations honored until 15 min. before curtain).


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.



Learn how to combine digital with traditional drawing and painting techniques with Jeff Berman on Fri., Feb. 6 at 8 pm at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy.

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.

Printmaking Seminar

The Alliance of Queens Artists will hold a printmaking seminar Feb. 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. at AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. Call 718-520-9842 or send an e-mail to

QCA Artists’s Roundtable

Queens Council on the Arts will hold a round table discussion entitled “Paradigms for Partnerships with the Business Community” Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sheraton LaGuardia East hotel, 135-20 39th Ave, Flushing. QCA encourages all cultural organizations and individual artists to take advantage of this excellent opportunity. The round table will feature a panel discussion with representatives from the corporate sector, local Queens business, the cultural community, and an individual artist, who will discuss opportunities and innovative ways of working with the business community to enrich your programs and professional activities. The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A and a reception. To register or for more information, call Queens Council on the Arts at 718-647-3377, Ext. 17.

Posted 7:02 pm, October 10, 2011
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