The Kaufman Arts District presents a weekly show with host Michael Mott. The lyricist and performer invites you to an evening of entertainment featuring special guests from the world of Broadway, music, comedy, magic and more. This week’s event, Second Monthly Cabaret Night, includes Miriam Baron, John Campione, Greg Laucella, Ashley Menard, Kodi Milburn, Jen Scavo and Yael Silver.
When: July 27, 8PM
Location: The Astor Room, 35-11 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106
Black Spectrum Theatre Company is proud to present outdoor live jazz concerts, accompanied by some delicious barbecue food. Artists range from Abiodun Oyewole, founder of spoken-word group The Last Poets, to the Bartlett Contemporaries, the first band to perform at the New York Pavilion during the 1964 World’s Fair. Admission includes food and music.
July 14th: Jazz vocalist Torra Williams, Gospel singer James Dale and comedian Shewin XL
July 21st: Abiodun Oyewole & Friends
July 28th: Bartlett Contemporaries with the Next Generation Sound
When: Thursdays in July, 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Location: Black Spectrum Theatre Company at Roy Wilkins Park, 177 St. and Baisley Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11434
Admission: $10/advance; $15 at the door.
Hip to Hip Theatre returns to the Voelker Orth Museum’s garden with the sparkling comedy As You Like It. The family-friendly production is for lovers of the Bard as well as those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. The garden offers an intimate jewel box setting for the company’s lively and richly costumed productions. Families can enjoy Kids & the Classics, a 45-min interactive workshop for children. Offered one hour before the performance, it allows participants to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, creating links between the play and their own lives. It will help them better enjoy the play.
About the play: Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy about love, family and identity is full of wit, music and gender-bending fun. The rightful duke and his supporters have been banished, while his impulsive daughter Rosalind remains at the mercy of the oppressive new regime. Comic twists and turns abound when Rosalind, disguised as a boy, flees the court to seek her father in the mysterious Forest of Arden. Her journey of self-discovery brings her face to face with Orlando, the man she loves.
When: July 29, 7:30PM
Location: Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue, Flushing,
The outdoor film lot at Kaufman Astoria Studios will transform into a bustling flea market for three Saturday nights in July. Locals can shop from a range of antiques, vintage wares, collectibles, art, crafts, and fashion. There will be tasty food representing the ethnic diversity of Queens as well as the Flea’s beer garden serving a lineup of craft beers from Queens-based breweries.
In 2014, LIC Flea & Food and Kaufman Astoria Studios partnered together to launch the city’s first-ever backlot market, and this summer Astoria Flea & Food is back for its third year by popular demand.
When: July 16, July 23 & July 30, 7PM – midnight.
Location: 34-12 36th Street, Astoria, NY, 11106
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