Queens Library hosts a special celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Attendees and performers will honor Dr. King at this open mic with the poetry of Charles “Smooth” Williams, Jr., Harriet White, and anyone else who wishes to join them! Everyone is welcome. This will be held at the Douglaston/Little Neck branch.
When: Thursday, January 18, 6 PM
Where: Queens Library, 249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck, NY 11363
Start the new year off by learning to take care of yourself in a better way both physically and emotionally. Yuko Kudo will lead this essential oils exploration workshop. You will learn simple ways to bring essential oils into your everyday life. Through this class, you will experience different oils and how they support your emotional and energetic wellbeing. Start living your empowered life. Among other things, Ms. Kudo is a Certified Chakra Yoga Teacher from The Giving Tree Studio, Essential Oil Enthusiast and Certified AromaTouch Practitioner.
When:Friday, January 19 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY 11362
Admission: $6 Members / $12 Not Yet Members
Grant Lindahl is a world renowned visual artist banned from MoMA PS1 for being too extreme. Every month he hosts Art School Acid Dropout, an interactive comedy show. Grant opens each show with an eccentric performance piece. Past stunts include getting tattooed live on stage, having a knife thrown at him and playing a giant paint by numbers with the audience. This month, enjoy performances by Davidson Boswell, Justin Auslaender, Wes Haney and a very special surprise guest. There will also be live music.
When: Friday, January 19, 10 PM
Where: The Creek & the Cave, 1093 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Admission: $5. Free beer for the first fifteen audience members.
Everyone is provided materials and encouraged to make art during the show. Each member gets a limited edition show poster and button with the ticket price. Written by Grant Lindahl (Above Average, Comedy Central), Ian Kitchen, Brooke Eliot, and Lizzy Mazzucchelli.
Take Root is a monthly curated series that supports dance makers by providing an opportunity to present a paired evening of work. Subject to Change questions the notion of artistic devotion by excavating the dances that exist in our dreams, the ones that have yet to be realized. Part opera, part confessional, the performance acts as an ontological study of connection, commitment, and resilience, and follows Barnett, Tobias, and Cabrillos, as they uncover the deeper currents of their artistic motivations. Navigating through the past, present and future in order to arrive at a new space of devotion, the work explores the beauty in ‘starting over’ for the post-emerging artist.
When: January 19 & January 20, 8 pm
Where: Green Space Studio, 37-24 24th Street #301, Long Island City, NY 11101
Admission: $15 online; $20 at the door (cash, or $22 with credit card)