Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II thrills audiences with the rich holiday customs of the Spanish-speaking world, from Argentina and Mexico to Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Through music, carols and dance, Navidad Flamenca highlights traditions united by a single language, reflecting the influence of the Hispanic culture throughout the Americas.
When: Wednesday, December 7, 6PM
Where in Queens: P.S. 092, 99-01 34th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11368
Admission: FREE event in Queens
Newtown Literary, a community literary journal focusing on Queens writers, is celebrating the launch of its 9th issue. Join in a neight of poetry, prose and more. The event will feature several contributors from the issue reading from their work (Andrés Castro, LaForrest Cope, Kristi Hart, Catherine Thom, Matt Thomas). It will take place at Terraza 7, a live music venue bar that often serves as a platform for artistic and political expressions.
When: Wednesday, December 7, 7-9PM
Where in Queens: Terraza 7, 4019 Gleane St., Elmhurst NY, 11373
Admission: FREE event in Queens
Kanoa Mendenhall was born in Yokohama, Japan and raised in Monterey, California. She grew up listening to jazz, and was highly influenced by her father, jazz pianist Eddie Mendenhall. Mendenhall started playing jazz and classical cello at age ten and the upright bass at age twelve. By age thirteen, she was playing regularly in the Monterey and San Francisco Bay areas, and has recorded and/or performed with musicians such as Lew Soloff, Allison Miller, the SFJAZZ Collective, Mark Sherman, Bruce Forman, Pheeroan akLaff, and Antonio Hart. In January 2015, Mendenhall recorded on pianist and composer Tom Pierson’s big band album in Brooklyn, projected to be released in late 2016. She is currently studying at Columbia University in New York City and is enrolled in the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange, where she studies with Ben Wolfe.
When: Tuesday, December 8, 8PM
Where in Queens: Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432
All the splendor, magic and joy of the holiday season is here! It’s the North Country Center for the Arts’ National Touring Company production of Charles Dicken’s classic tale A Christmas Carol. Bursting on stage in spectacular fashion, this fabulous Christmas gift of a show is overflowing with music, laughter, a couple of really scary ghosts and one extremely grumpy old man. Gather the whole family together and come join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley and Mr. Humbug himself, Ebenezer Scrooge, for an amazing theater experience you will never forget. Celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with this brand new, original production filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiments.
When: Friday, December 9, 2016, 7pm
Where in Queens: Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364
Admission: $40, $35
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