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Baritone saxophonist Carol Sudhalter and the Astoria Big Band presents the music of Queens’ greats Nov. 17 at Flushing Town Hall.
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Film

The Case for Christ — The true story of a man who tried to disprove the existence of Christ and how his life was dramatically changed in the process.

When: Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m.

Where: Immaculate Conception Center Auditorium

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 229-5929 (ext. 110)

Ex Libris – The New York Public Library — Fifty years and 42 documentaries into his legendary career, director Frederick Wiseman brings his incisive vision to one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning, capturing the vast programmatic scope of the New York Public Library. From the storied Fifth Avenue main branch to the Schomburg Center in Harlem to numerous of the 92 branches across Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island, Wiseman finds a staff grappling with what a 21st-century library should and could be, guests from Patti Smith to Ta-Nehisi Coates wrestling with ideas and history, and New Yorkers of all races and classes coming together to learn, engage, and access resources, exemplifying the value of community.

When: Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

The Muppet Show: UK Spots — In the United Kingdom where The Muppet Show was taped, commercial breaks were shorter, so there was always an extra two minutes of content—a rip-roaring musical number or sketch, sometimes even an old music hall song catered to English tastes—in the international version that did not appear in the United States. In this program, we present a compilation of these rare, restored, and never-before-seen U.K. spots.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, and Sunday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

The Dark Crystal — On a remote planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, to restore order to his world. Using a mix of puppetry, animatronics, modern special effects, and more, The Dark Crystal creates a sense of visual astonishment rarely equaled in fantasy filmmaking.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, and Sunday, Nov. 19, at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Events

Cornbread and Cider Ceremony — The ceremony, first created by the late Rev. Robert Hermstreet in the 1970s, aims to inspire everyone to be thankful for nature’s gifts at the harvest season and to honor those who gathered and transported the fruits of the harvest.

When: Sunday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 353-3860

Animal Adoption Event — Visitors will be able to meet and play with rescue rabbits who are up for adoption, learn about rabbit care, and bring their current rabbits in for speed dates. Speed dates must be set up in advance.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Petco, 133-11 20th Ave., College Point

Contact: allaboutrabbitsrescue@gmail.com

Cerebral Palsy Thanksgiving Event — Stop by the Radisson Hotel in Jamaica for the 113th Precinct’s Community Affairs’ fifth annual Cerebral Palsy Thanksgiving Event.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Raddison Hotel, 135-30 140th St., Jamaica

Cost: Free (Donations of teddy bears are welcome)

Autumn Wine and Paint Night — Enjoy a glass of wine and crudités while you get in touch with your artsy side. Limited to 30 adult participants.

When: Friday, Nov. 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center

Cost: $34

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Young Chefs Give Thanks Once Again — Young chefs will “sho” for goods in our “APEC” market and together, create Thanksgiving baskets filled with groceries for the less fortunate to enjoy the holidays. Young chefs will also learn to cook fresh zucchini pancakes and garlic bread to enjoy with a nice cup of warm apple cider. All materials included. Limited to eight participants ages 8-12.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center

Cost: $30

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Music

Astoria Big Band — Founded in 1986 by baritone saxophonist Carol Sudhalter, the Astoria Big Band presents the music of Queens’ greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Jutta Hipp, Big Nick Nicholas, Sarah McLawler, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, and more. Fronting the band is a group of swing dancers, the Big Apple Lindy Hoppers, who bring zest, color and movement to this already engaging performance.

When: Friday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $16, $10 for members and students

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Posted 12:00 am, November 17, 2017
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