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Rehearsals

Seniors to Shine - Auditions for their popular "Senior Stars" Program. All 60 and older Queens residents are invited to audition for this unique performance. Done on a first come, first served basis.

When: March 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30 Rd., Astoria

Contact: 718-393-7505 or e-mail info@apacny.org

Youth Auditions - Auditions for a junior musical featuring Queens residents between the ages of 11-15 for "Honk, JR.!", based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of the ugly duckling.

When: March 22, 10 a.m. by appointment

Where: Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30 Rd., Astoria

Cost:

Contact: 718-393-7505 or e-mail info@apacny.org

Oratorio Society of Queens

When: Mondays, 7:45 p.m.

Where: North Presbyterian Church, 25-33 154 St., Flushing

Contact: 718-460-0726 or visit www.queensoratorio.org

Bayside Men's Glee Club - Men who love to sing are invited. An ability to read music is not required. For a May '08 concert.

When: Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

Where: All Saints Church, 214-33 40 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-424-5769

Queens Symphonic Band - Openings for percussionists, horn and piccolo.

When: Wednesday nights, 7:45 p.m.

Where: Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside

Contact: 516-887-2730

Adult Choir - You do not have to read music or have experience, just enthusiasm and a love of music.

When: Fridays, before Sabbath evening services (call to confirm time)

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-4143

Books

Edna O'Brien - One of Ireland's greatest living writers, O'Brien is the author of the collective stories "A Fanatic Heart," as well as "The Country Girls Trilogy," "Night," "Wild Decembers," "In the Forest" and "The Light of Evening."

When: March 11, 7 p.m.

Where: Music Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $15

Contact: 718-997-4646

Booksignin­g/Discussi­on: The Go Green East Harlem Cookbook - Join Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer as he signs and discusses his book, "The Go Green East Harlem Cookbook." Try Greenmarket's peach-corn salsa or Rao's Lemon Chicken. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: March 15, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

David Grossman - Widely regarded as Israel's greatest novelist, Grossman is the author of "See Under: Love," "The Book of Intimate Grammar," "Be My Knife," "Someone to Run With" and "Her Body Knows."

When: March 25, 7 p.m.

Where: Music Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $15

Contact: 718-997-4646

Booksignin­g/Discussi­on: Ray Davies: Not Like Everybody Else - St. John's University Professor, Tom Kitts will be exploring the life of musician Ray Davies as he signs and discusses his book, "Ray Davies: Not Like Everybody Else." Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: March 29, 2 p.m.

Where: Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Claire Messud and Caryl Phillips - Messud is the author of "When the World was Steady," "The Last Life" and "The Emperor's Children." Phillips is the author of "Cambridge," "Crossing the River," "A Distant Shore," "Dancing in the Dark" and "Foreigners," due out this fall.

When: April 8, 7 p.m.

Where: Music Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $15

Contact: 718-997-4646

Concerts

Aman Sâki - Their improvisation in the "Makam" tradition spans the eastern Mediterranean, from modern Greece to the urban underground of Istanbul to the Gypsy cillages of Thrace. Authentic Greek folk dancers add to the celebration, whisking you back to the Aegean Sea.

When: March 7, 8 p.m.

Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-760-0064

Cost: $17; Multi-show: $14; Senior: $15; Student: $10

Michael Phillip Mossman - Lead trumpeter with the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and Queens College professor and composer, Michael Mossman will perform songs from his CD "Spring Dance" and his show, Timba Dance, that combines jazz, Latin, and classical music. He is joined by Antonio Hart, sax; Cliff Korman, piano, Pablo Aslan, bass, and Cliff Almond, drums.

When: March 7, 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $16; Non-members: $20

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Life is a Duet: Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker - Famous for their on-air pairing in the television series L.A. Law, Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker are real-life husband and wife. This is their story, told in cabaret format, with plenty of songs and tales to make you laugh and move you to tears.

When: March 8, 8 p.m.

Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-760-0064

Cost: $35; Multi-show: $30; Senior: $33; Student: $20

Biava Quartet - With violinsts Austin Hartman, Hyunsu Ko and Mary Persin, and cellist Jacob Braun.

When: March 9, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Coe Hall, Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay

Contact: 516-922-0061

Taiwanese Music - Mr. Wei-Yang Andy Lin will play the viola and erhhu, performing Taiwanese music with Daphne Su, violin, and Kai-Wen Liu, cello.

When: March 10, 6 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library Auditorium, Lower Level, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1229 or 718-661-1230

Chamber Music Live - Queens College music series starts it's spring season.

When: Mendelssohn String Quartet: March 11, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro: March 18, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Samuel Rhodes, viola with Family and Friends: March 25, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Rolf Schulte, violin: April 1, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Shira Lissek, soprano and Arbie Orenstein, piano: April 8, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Allesandro Magnasco, piano and Andrea Cardinale, violin: April 15, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Gerald Robbins and Jonathan Irving, piano: April 29, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Orion String Quartet: May 6, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $90 per person

Contact: 718-997-3800

NewTrends/­NewTracks: Somi - The smooth, deep-voiced singer of Rwanda and Ugandan heritage.

When: March 13, 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $16; Non-members: $20

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - With Jonathan Biss, piano.

When: March 16, 2 p.m.

Where: LeFrak Concert Hall, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.KupferbergCenterArts.org

Cost: $34; Seniors, students, alumni, staff: $31; Five-event series price: $150

Traditional Jewish Klezmer Music - Come and enjoy traditional Jewish Klezmer music.

When: March 16, 2 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library Auditorium, Lower Level, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1229 or 718-661-1230

The 3 Broadway Divas - Jan Horvath (original Christine in "Phantom of the Opera"), Christiane Noll (original Emma in "Jekyll & Hyde") and Debbie Gravitte (Tony Award winner for "Jerome Robbins' Broadway") share the music of years of award-winning Broadway musicals, including "Phantom of the Opera," "Jerome Robbins' Broadway," "Jekyll & Hyde," "Sweet Charity," "Gypsy," "Cats," "Chicago," "Funny Girl," "A Chorus Line," "Evita," "Follies," and many more.

When: March 22, 8 p.m.

Where: Performing Arts Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-631-6311 or www.visitqpac.org

Cost: $35, $32, $29

Organ Concert Stravaganza - A concert of beautiful organ music. With organists Michael Kaminski, Ernest Lehrer, Kyle Babin, and Paul-Martin Maki.

When: March 30, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Church of St. Mel, 2601 154 St., Flushing

Cost: $15 donation; Children and students: Half price

Contact: 718-886-0201 or visit www.saintmel.com

Kendra Shank - Along with Dean Johnson, Tony Moreno, Frank Kimbrough, Ben Monder and Billy Drewes.

When: April 4, 8 p.m.

Where: Cabaret Room, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.flushingtownhall.org

Cost: Members: $16; Non-members: $20

Bright Sheng & Friends - New York City Ballet composer-in-residence, Bright Sheng also has been composer-in-residence at Flushing Town Hall, performing his own compositions and introducing talented young artists to the Town Hall stage. With Xiang Gao, violin, James Wilson, violin and cell; and Bright Sheng, piano.

When: April 5, 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $20; Non-members: $25

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Cotton Club Swing - Be front row at that landmark musical showplace with the Cab Calloway Orchestra conducted with great showmanship by Cab's grandson, Calloway Brooks. Special guests The Ink Spots will join the orchestra for an evening of authentic hot Jazz and snazzy stage stylings.

When: April 6, 3 p.m.

Where: Performing Arts Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-631-6311 or www.visitqpac.org

Cost: $42, $39, $35

NewTrends/­NewTracks: Pharaoh's Daughter - Blending a psychedelic sensibility and pan-Mediterranean sensuality, Basya Schechter leads her band, Pharaoh's Daughter, through swirling Hasidic chants, Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock, and spiritual stylings filtered through percussion, flute, strings, and electronica.

When: April 10, 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $16; Non-members: $20

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

The O'Jays in Concert - Don't miss original singers Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, along with Eric Nolan Grant, perform classic sounds of one of soul's greatest groups: the O'Jays. It's an evening of smooth harmonies and fabulous funk featuring many more songs released in their 40-year career.

When: April 12

Where: Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 6530 Kissenna Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Orchestra: $48; Seniors, students, alumni, QCID, QU Multi-show: $44; Mezzaine: $42; Seniors, students, alumni, QCID, QU Multi-show: $38

An Evening with Chita Rivera - Re-telling stories of her amazing journey from aspiring ballerina to Broadway legend, Chita relives fascinating moments from the years she spent working with such greats as Bernstein, Fosse and Sondheim. She will also perform numbers from some of her biggest hits, including "West Side Story," "Chicago," "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman."

When: April 13, 3 p.m.

Where: Performing Arts Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-631-6311 or www.visitqpac.org

Cost: $45 all seats. TDF vouchers will not be accepted at this performance.

The Junior Mance Trio - "Home Again." With Junior Mance, Hide Tanaka and Jackie Williams.

When: April 18, 8 p.m.

Where: Main Stage, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.flushingtownhall.org

Cost: Members: $32; Non-members: $40

Anthony Rapp - Anthony Rapp performs with his band ALBINOKID, featuring songs from the musicals "Rent" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," along with songs by REM and Radiohead and original songs from Anthony's album "Look Around."

When: April 19, 8 p.m.

Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-760-0064

Cost: $35; Multi-show: $30; Senior: $33; Student: $20

Cherish the Ladies - Dazzling footwork by world-class step dancers combined with brilliant vocal and instrumental artistry, served up with infectious enthusiasm.

When: April 20, 3 p.m.

Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-760-0064

Cost: $28; Multi-show: $23; Senior: $26; Student: $18

Bruce Adler: Second Avenue meets Broadway -Bruce provides his audiences with an evening's entertainment that they will not soon forget. Known primarily as a Broadway song and dance man, Bruce was born into a theatrical family all of whom were stars of the Yiddish theatre at the turn of the century.

When: April 27, 3 p.m.

Where: Performing Arts Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-631-6311 or www.visitqpac.org

Cost: $35, $32, $29

Stephen Hough - Stephen Hough, piano, integrates the imagination and pianistic color of the past with the scholarship and intellectual rigor of the present, illuminating the essence of the music he plays.

When: April 27, 2 p.m.

Where: LeFrak Concert Hall, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.KupferbergCenterArts.org

Cost: $34; Seniors, students, alumni, staff: $31; Five-event series price: $150

The Jeb Patton Project - Featuring Jeb Patton, Vincente Archer and Peter Van Nostrand.

When: May 2, 8 p.m.

Where: Cabaret Room, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.flushingtownhall.org

Cost: Members: $16; Non-members: $20

Musicians of the New York Philharmonic - Featuring Michelle Kim, violin; Yulia Ziskel, violin; Robert Rhinehart, viola; Sumire udo, cello; and Shai Wosner, piano.

When: May 3, 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $20; Non-members: $25

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

The Great American Songbook - Tony Award winner Anna Maria Alberghetti and critically acclaimed Julius La Rosa reinvent a set of beautiful standards in the smooth, intimate and sexy style reminiscent of the crooners of the '40s and '50s.

When: May 4, 3 p.m.

Where: Performing Arts Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-631-6311 or www.visitqpac.org

Cost: $35 all seats

Robert McDuffie - Robert McDuffie's recordings include the violin concertos of Mendelssohn, Bruch, Adams, Glass, Barber, and Rozsa, as well as Viennese favorites.

When: May 4, 2 p.m.

Where: LeFrak Concert Hall, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.KupferbergCenterArts.org

Cost: $34; Seniors, students, alumni, staff: $31; Five-event series price: $150

NewTrends/­NewTracks: Dina Fanai - Ethereal textures, dark melodies, world rhythms, and spiritually driven lyrics. Dina Fanai explores and expresses the beauty, pain, magic and mystery of the human soul/pop/world. Songwriter and pwerful emotive material singer with the arena rock sensation Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

When: May 8, 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $16; Non-members: $20

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

In the Mood - A musical revue of the Swing Era. Enjoy the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, the Andrew Sisters, Frank Sinatra, and more. Performed by the In the Mood Singers and Dancers with the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra.

When: May 10, 8 p.m.

Where: Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.KupferbergCenterArts.org

Cost: $38; Seniors, students, alumni, QCID: $34

The Queens Jazz Orchestra - "Corona Kings." With Jimmy Heath, conductor, and regular core orchestra members Jeb Patton, Michael Mossman, Tony Purrone, and Antonio Hart. Twelve more musicians are to be added to bring the total to 17 members.

When: May 16, 8 p.m.

Where: Main Stage, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.flushingtownhall.org

Cost: Members: $32; Non-members: $40

Two Tenors and One Baritone - featuring tenors Hector Palacio and Darren Chase, and baritone Gary Giardina. With a new international repertoire, ncluding selections from opera, Broadway, Italian, Latin, and Jazz music.

When: June 1, 4:30 p.m.

Where: Church of St. Mel, 2601 154 St., Flushing

Cost: $15 donation; Children and students: Half price

Contact: 718-886-0201 or visit www.saintmel.com

The Tony Purrone Trio - Featuring Tony Purrone, Dave Anderson and Thierry Arpino.

When: June 6, 8 p.m.

Where: Cabaret Room, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.flushingtownhall.org

Cost: Members: $16; Non-members: $20

NewTrends/­NewTracks: Haale - Haale evokes both the spiritual and traditional culture of her parents' homeland of Iran, and the energy of psychedelic rock and roll from the sounds of New York City, where she was born.

When: June 12, 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $16; Non-members: $20

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Dance

Dance Into Spring - With multicultural dance performances from the Phillippines, Mediterranean and India. Performers include Kinding Shindaw directed by Potri Ranka Manis, Athula and Company, and Mala Desai.

When: March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-463-0434

Pilobolus - The brand of humor and invention of Pilobolus has earned them the well-deserved reputation as a major American dance company of international influence.

When: March 29, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; March 30, 3 p.m.

Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: $39; Multi-show: $33; Senior: $35; Student: $22

Contact: 718-760-0064

St. Petersburg Ballet: Russian Seasons - The St. Petersburg Ballet returns with a spectacular program combining vibrant enthusiasm and dazzling technique with three of the most well-known classical masterpieces. All programs and dates are subject to change. Discounts may apply.

When: March 29, 8 p.m.

Where: Performing Arts Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside

Cost: $42, $39

Contact: 718-631-6311 or visit www.visitqpac.org

Ballet Hispanico - Celebrate the golden age of Latin jazz at the ultra-hip Paladium night club in NYC, where mambo was king, Tito led the band and the dancers sizzled. Then be treated to Ms. Tina Ramirez's favorite repertory excerpts showcasing Cuban, Spanish, Brazilian and Argentine choreographic and musical styles.

When: May 3, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; May 4, 3 p.m.

Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: $39; Multi-show: $33; Senior: $35; Student: $22

Contact: 718-760-0064

Holiday Dance

When: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.

Where: New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Glendale Memorial Building, 72-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale

Contact: 718-763-4328 or nymcma.org

Events

Holiday Crafts Fair - The fair that was scheduled for early December 20007 has been postponed until Spring 2008.

When: Spring 2008

Where: Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point

Contact: 718-358-0067

First Sundays for Families - The Queens Museum of Art and MetLife Foundation invite families of all ages to an exciting array of interactive dance, art and music workshops.

When: First Sunday of each month, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-592-9700

Exhibits

Visions from Abroad -Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Eight artists from Latin America and New York will spend two weeks in Flushing creating new works in response to this multi-cultural community. Art-making will take place in Flushing Town Hall's own gallery, affording the unusual opportunity to look into the process from conceptualization to realization.

When: March 10 through April 27, Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.flushingtownhall.org

Visions from Abroad, Exhibition Opening Reception - These eight artist from Latin America and New York will spend to weeks in Flushing to take the multi-cultural temperature of the community and create new works of contemporary art in response to their experiences here.

When: March 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Exhibition: March 19 through April 27, Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

New York - States of Mind - Through an interdisciplinary exploration, New York - States of Mind provides a fresh backdrop to the mythical New York while demonstrating how artists have engaged with the city as a democratic and experimental space. Featuring art by Iona Rozeal Brown, Ian Burns, Laura Carton, Carolina Caycedo, Patty Chang, Marcel Duchamp, Rainer Ganahl, Hans Haacke, David Hammons, Jonathan Horowitz, Tehching Hsieh, Km Jones, Jon Kessler, Terence Koh, Nikki S. Lee, Mark Lombardi, Mary Ellen Mark, Sarah Morris, Gordon Matta-Clark, Josephine Meckseper, Ana Mendieta, William Pope.L, Printed Matter Inc., Elaine Reichek, Carolee Schneemann, Ward Shelley, Tavares, Strachan, Kehinde Wiley, Fred Wilson, and Jordan Wolfson.

When: Through March 23

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-9700 or www.queensmuseum.org

Jaishri Abichandani: Reconciliations - Jaishri Abichandani analyzed her relationship through photography, her first medium, by using herself as a subject and then expanding to her family and immediate circle of friends who share her nomadic existence. In this exhibit, she has transferred the intimacy of her private life and the idiosyncrasis of her vision to the public realm of geopolitics.

When: Through March 23

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-7000 or www.queensmuseum.org

White Landscape - Drawings by Jin Lee.

When: Through March 28; Art gallery hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3770 or www.qc.cuny.edu/Library/art/artcenter.html

Poets on Painters - 20 contemporary poets are paired with 20 contemporary writers. The exhibit includes Eric Baus on Mequitta Ahuja, Laura Solomon on Abel Auer, Paul Killebrew on Jules de Balincourt, Hoa Nguyen on Nina Bovasso, and more. RSVP for reception.

When: Through March 30

Where: Central Library Gallery, 89-11 Merrick blvd., Jamaica; reception: Central's North Hall Rotunda, 2nd Floor

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-990-8665

Places: Abstract Paintings, Drawings, and Glass Sculpture Homage to Leo Kraft - By Anna Matouskova.

When: April 9 through July 10; Gallery Talk and Reception: April 9, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Art gallery hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-997-3770 or www.qc.cuny.edu/Library/art/artcenter.html

Texaco Road Map Conservation Project - The Texaco Road Map is the large-scale terrazzo art pavement commissioned for the New York State Pavilion. Designed by American architect Philip Johnson for the 1964 World's Fair.

When: Through May 4

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-7000 or www.queensmuseum.org

Anthony Auerbach, Empire State Pavilion - Auerbach's installion Empire State Pavilion recalls one of the most memorable feature of the 1964 World's Fair. Adopting aerial photographic techniques Auerbach documented the entire surface of the terrazzo map from a height of seven feet.

When: Through May 4

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost:

Contact: 718-592-7000 or www.queensmuseum.org

Five Women Artists in NY -Curated by Ken Ratner. Featuring the work of five contemporary artists, Adhering to the belief of Robert Henri, that the artist should seek inspiration from one's immediate surroundings, these painters have continued the precept established by Henri and the Ashcan School at the turn of the century.

When: May 7 through June 29, Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Contact: www.flushingtownhall.org

Crossing the BLVD.: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America - The exhibit shares the perspectives of dozens of foreign-born people who have settled in turn-of-the-21st-century Queens, the most ethnically diverse country in the US. The exhibit also features an interactive component, a story booth where museum visitors may contribute their own photos and family sagas to the project, or access its electronic archive.

When: Through June 28, Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Free admission

Contact: 718-997-4747

Queens As It Was: 1880-1920 - The exhibit focuses on the transitional period between the 19th and 20 centuries and its effects on society on Queens. The exhibit highlights the changes that took places in the areas of healthcare, leisure, childhood, and public safety.

Where: Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free with admission to Kingsland Homestead; Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors and students, Free for children under 10

Contact: 718-939-0647 ext. 17 or visit www.queenshistoricalsociety.org

Persistence: A Celebration of Landmarks in Queens - Past, Present, Future - With newly taken color photographs of the 50+ landmarks in Queens are displayed together with ten photographs of other Queens buildings deserving of landmark status.

Where: Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free with admission to Kingsland Homestead; Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors and students, Free for children under 10

Contact: 718-939-0647 ext. 17 or visit www.queenshistoricalsociety.org

Kingsland: From Homestead to House Museum - This permanent panel exhibition uses copies of photographs, documents and maps as well as newly created images to tell the story of Kingstead and the people who called it home for over 200 years.

Where: Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing

Cost: Free with admission to Kingsland Homestead; Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors and students, Free for children under 10

Contact: 718-939-0647 ext. 17 or visit www.queenshistoricalsociety.org

Virtual Reality - An online exhibit mounted by the Women's Studio Center in Long Island City.

Where: www.womenstudiocenter.org/VirtualReality/VRHome.html

Contact: info@womenstudiocenter.org or 718-361-5649

Film

"Hollywoodism," 1997, Directed by Simcha Jacobovichi, 92 mins. This entertaining documentary traces how the arrival of Eastern European jews created an industry that reflected and projected the American Dream around the world. Also showing "The Immigrant," 1917, starring Charlie Chaplin.

When: March 6, 1 p.m.

Where: SelfHelp Benjamin Rosenthal center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-886-5777

"Hester Street," 1975, Directed by Joan Micklin Silver, 92 mins. At the turn of the 20th century, a young Jewish immigrant woman joins her husband in New York, only to find that he has forsaken his Old World traditions.

When: March 13, 1 p.m.

Where: SelfHelp Benjamin Rosenthal center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-886-5777

"The Wedding Banquet," 1993, Directed by Ang Lee, 111 mins. Before "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," Lee made this comedy about tension that are cultural, sexual, and generational.

When: March 20, 1 p.m.

Where: SelfHelp Benjamin Rosenthal center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-886-5777

The Dybbuk: The Haunting Spirit - The film, The Exorcist, took American cinema by storm and remains today a modern classic. It echoes the gripping motifs and schocking conflicts of body and spirit, good and evil, first presented in Anski's dark tale of a young Jewish bride whose physical being was infiltrated by the spiritual presence of a "Dybbuk," the ghost of her deceased true love. The exorcism scene as performed by rabbinic authorities in this pre-WWII Polish/Yiddish film is considered by many even more haunting than the shot in The Exorcist.

When: March 23, 1 p.m.

Where: Queensborough Community College Library, Lower Level, Room 14, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-281-5770 or visit www.qcc.cuny.edu/hrca

"Bread and Roses," 2000, Directed by Ken Loach, 110 mins. Adrien Brody stars as a California unionizer in this drama about Hispanic workers.

When: March 27, 1 p.m.

Where: SelfHelp Benjamin Rosenthal center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-886-5777

I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal - Watch the film that sold out the Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals and won the Audience Award at Cinevegas 2007. This film is about the life and legacy of Simon Wiesenthal, the famed Nazi hunter and humanitarian who died in 2005. After the film, a representative from the Simon Wiesenthal Center will discuss the film.

When: March 30, 2 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library Auditorium, Lower Level, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1229 or 718-661-1230

"Moscow on the Hudson," 1984, Directed by Paul Mazursky, 115 mins. Robin Williams gives a brilliant performance as a Russian musician who defects during a trip to New York City.

When: April 3, 1 p.m.

Where: SelfHelp Benjamin Rosenthal center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-886-5777

"In America," 2003, Directed by Jim Sheridan, 107 mins. From the Irish director of "My Left Foot," an autobiographical memoir whose Oscar-nominated screenplay was co-written with his two daughters.

When: April 10, 1 p.m.

Where: SelfHelp Benjamin Rosenthal center, 45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Contact: 718-886-5777

Kids

Hot Off the Presses! - children will make and illustrate their own books for National Reading Month with teaching artist Amadoma Bediako.

When: March 8, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $6; Member Children: $4; Non-members: $8; Non-member Children: $6

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Dr. Dolittle - TheatreWorks USA presents. A musical about a kind-hearted physician who can talk with animals. One day, an African monkey seeks out the doctor and his friends to tell him that a terrible illness is afflicting his cousins, and Dr. Dolittle is the only one who can save them.

When: March 8, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: All tickets are $12 and $9 for multi-shows except where noted.

Contact: 718-760-0064

St. Patrick's Day Storytime - Celebrate four leaf clovers and leprechauns by reading stories about St. Patrick's day. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: March 13, 7 p.m.

Where: Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Irish Music and Dance - Be part of a mini Riverdance as we learn a few steps in celebration of Irish culture.

When: March 15, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $6; Member Children: $4; Non-members: $8; Non-member Children: $6

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

The Art of Puppet Making - Sara Peattie and artists from the Puppeteers Collaborative will send families away with some interesting new hand-made friends.

When: March 22, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $6; Member Children: $4; Non-members: $8; Non-member Children: $6

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Let's Celebrate Reading Party - Join students from PS 188 for fun activities, raffles, and of course readings from some of your favorite books. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: March 27, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

PS 188 Read Aloud - Join students, teachers, and parents from PS 188 for a fun-filled storytime. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: March 28, 6 p.m.

Where: Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

The Emperor's New Clothes - Young audiences will delight in Plaza Theatrical Productions' amusing version of The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen. The classic fairy tale about a vain emperor who is swindled by two rogues before a little boy punctures the court's pretensions is retold with music, michief, and merriment.

When: April 13, 2 p.m.

Where: Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: All seats $12

Contact: www.KupferbergCenterArts.org

Jazz & Poetry Month Celebration for Kids - Rosemary Dellapina, poet and guitarist Ayodele Maakheru will help you create your own unique poetry.

When: April 19, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $6; Member Children: $4; Non-members: $8; Non-member Children: $6

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Meet the Composers - "Meet" Sergei Prokofiev and Leroy Anderson as Children's Orchestra Society brings these two composers to life in an afternoon of music, narration and fun. Enjoy the classic tale of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and celebrate Leroy Anderson, the master of light concert music, "The Typewriter," "Fiddle Faddle," and more.

When: April 19, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: All tickets are $12 and $9 for multi-shows except where noted.

Contact: 718-760-0064

Russian American Kids Circus - It's circus time and the professional circus stars are children ages 6-16, transforming performing skills into a circus spectacular on theatrical stages worldwide. The artists fill the stage with a blur of spangles, dazzling audiences with soaring acrobatics, synchronized uni-cycling, black light juggling, clowning and acts of precision balancing in the hallowed tradition of the circus.

When: May 24, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Where: Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: All tickets are $12 and $9 for multi-shows except where noted.

Contact: 718-760-0064

Weekly Storytimes - Foster the love of reading with weekly children's storytimes and a cookie break. Event may change. Please call ahead to confirm.

When: Tuesdays, 10 a.m.; Thursdays, 7 p.m.

Where: Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Learn the Basics - Learn techniques in acting, singing and movement. Companion with "Let's Put On A Show."

When: Tuesdays, 7 p.m.

Where: The Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 for both classes plus $20 registration for non-members.

Contact: 516-354-5210 or 516-521-5500

Let's Put On A Show - Rehearsal and performance workshop for a fully staged production of "Peter Pan," which will be performed on May 3, 4, and 10. All workshop members will be cast in the show. Companion with "Learn the Basics."

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m.

Where: The Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 for both classes plus $20 registration for non-members.

Contact: 516-354-5210 or 516-521-5500

Adventures in Scrapbooking - Scrapbooking is fun and easy. Tell your story and preserve your memories in a way that is uniquely you. Bring your photos and your creative side, and we'll supply the rest.

When: Thursdays, 11 a.m.

Where: Rooms C&D, Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Friday Family Film Fest - Children and their caregivers are invited to cool off by viewing a family movie each Friday in the Auditorium. Pick up free tickets on Monday before each Friday's film screening.

When: Fridays, 2 p.m.

Where: Auditorium, Flushing Public Library, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-661-1200

Meetings, Lectures,

Presentations

The Jews of Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood - With Larry Josephson.

When: March 17, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., Bayside

Contact: 718-428-9368

Musical Lectures - Inaugurating a special musical lecture series with John Kenrick, who has an extensive career in theatrical productions. Celebrities like Ethel Merman, Mary Martin and others will be in discussion.

When: Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, Kew Gardens

Contact: 718-268-5960

Poetry

Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust - 240 poets will speak to attendees in nearly 400 poems that are intoned, whispered, bellowed, sung, and moaned. The voices of the survivors still resound in the pages, as do the stunned outcries and barely muffled sobs of others.

When: March 9, 1 p.m.

Where: Queensborough Community College Library, Lower Level, Room 14, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside

Cost: Members, Free; Non-Members, $5 suggested donation

Contact: 718-281-5770 or visit www.qcc.cuny.edu/hrca

Open Mic Poetry - Join the fresh Meadows Poets for an evening of poetry. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: March 13, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Poetry Writing Essentials - Host Michael Alpiner provides constructive feedback to improve your poetry writing. Event may change, call ahead to confirm.

When: March 20, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Barnes & Noble, 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-380-7077

Other Worlds/Other Words - A series of events featuring performances by leading lazz musicians and poets at Flushing Town Hall, with hands-on opportunities for families to jam and riff to live music. Share your favorite poems from haiku to slam, or compose and recite your own, in any language of your choosing.

When: April 19, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: Members: $16; Non-members: $20

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Poetry Group

When: Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Where: Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 2020, Kew Gardens

Contact: 718-268-5960

Classes

Crafts Inspired by India - You must register for this class.

When: Mondays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Flushing Public Library, Lower Level, Rooms C&D, 41-17 Main St., Flushing

Contact: 718-592-9700 ext. 135, 130, or 305 or visit www.queensmuseum.org

Photography in Spanish - An advanced class. You must register for this class.

When: Fridays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseum.org

Civil War Treasure Chest - Students in Grades 1-7 will enjoy this "show and tell trunk." This experience will help students put the Civil War Era into context by showing what life was like in 1862 when Flushing Town Hall was built. They will examine replicas of clothing, toys and other items that are representative of this period. Students will make a Civil War Era toy as part of this workshop.

When: 5 days a week

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 per class

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 241 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Workshops

Queens Arts Connections - A networking event for artists and cultural groups pooling the resources of two dozen art services organizations. The day will include presentations, a slide and poetry slam, an informal reception, and one-on-one portfolio, and reviews of pre-selected artists by experts. Registration required.

When: March 22, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 718-647-3377 ext. 17 or ext. 16

Art and Literacy with New New Yorker Workshop Season - Through English language literacy programs and art courses which encourage dialogue about artists, artworks and at production, the New New Yorkers initiative also facilitates intercultural exchange and familiarity with the Museum and the Queens Library, two vital resources for recent immigrants.

When: Photography II: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Advance Seminars in Photography: Sundays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; English as a Second Language: Sundays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Painting: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Creative Web Design: Saturdays, 12 noon to 2 p.m.; Graphic Design: Saturdays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-9700 ext. 135 or 130

English as a Second Language - Conversation for beginners. You must register for this class.

When: Sundays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseum.org

English as a Second Language - Conversation for advanced speakers. You must register for this class.

When: Sundays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseum.org

Art-making Workshop for Adults with Special Needs - You must register for this class.

When: Sundays, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Contact: 718-592-9700 or visit www.queensmuseum.org

Art for the Ages - Young and old are welcomed at the National Art League. Nine professional artists will teach their individual approaches to painting. Those interested in drawing and painting still-life, landscape, abstract, portrait or the human figure are invited. Choose from watercolors, oil or acrylics, collage or mixed media.

When: Six days a week

Where: National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston

Contact: Clare Marcus, 718-352-9464 or visit www.nationalartleague.com

Gallery Tours and Workshops - Guided tours of the galleries will take students through the exhibitions as we discuss style, motivation, history, various aspects of creativity, and careers in the arts. Tours are followed by a hands-on workshop that relate to the exhibition's theme.

When: Daily

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 per class

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 241 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Book Making Workshops - Using simple binding techniques, students will incorporate drawing and collage to make, write and illustrate our own books.

When: Daily

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 per class

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 241 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Exploring Chinese Culture - Choose between Calligraphy workshop, Chinese Painting, and Chinese Paper Cutting to introduce students to Chinese culture and symbolism through these crative activities.

When: Daily

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 per class

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 241 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Tours

Queens Jazz Trail - Hop aboard the Town Hall Trolley for a fascinating journey to the neighborhoods where Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane lived. Includes a visit to the Louis Armstrong House.

When: First Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $35, $25 members

Contact: 718-463-7700; Box Office: 718-463-7700, ext. 222; or visit www.flushingtownhall.org

History and Architecture Walking Tour - This tour begins at the historic Flushing Town Hall and stops at several historic sites along the Flushing Freedom Mile. Students will learn about Flushing's early history and will be introduced to basic architectural terms and details.

When: Daily

Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

Cost: $150 per class

Contact: 718-463-7700 ext. 241 or www.flushingtownhall.org

Miscellaneous

Updated 6:57 pm, October 10, 2011
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