#WeeklyColumn | May 3 to May 9 | It’s In Queens!
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Free! There’s no charge for Indian music, trees, art openings, tours, sachet-making, symphonic songs, and a panel discussion on local history in Queens this week. Pay small fees for theatre, foreign films, Italian-Jewish weddings, Mexican music, and the inimitable Clint Holmes.
May 3, Action Bronson, 8 pm. A unique show by a rapper and food expert. $20-$30. Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing.
May 3, Columbines, May 13. This play looks at issues of alienation, hostility, and social pressure in high schools in light of the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. Performances: May 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 pm and May 6 at 3 pm. $18/$20 at the door. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC.
May 4, Egypt Meets Haiti, 7 pm. Zikrayat plays Egyptian music ranging from belly-dance numbers to virtuosic improvisations. The Agoci Band combines hip-hop, roots, and calypso flavors with Haitian Compas. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
May 4, Panorama Europe, May 31. More than 20 screenings of fiction and documentary works that present a portrait of contemporary Europe. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
May 4, Presanna, 4 pm. This guitarist/composer offers his interpretation unique Indian Carnatic music. Free. Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Pkwy.
May 4, Ira & Isabella’s Italian Jewish Wedding, 7:30 pm. A hilarious play with the interactive comedy company Laugh Out Loud Productions and a full-course dinner. Douglaston Manor, 63-20 Commonwealth Blvd.
May 4, The Sunshine Boys, May 12. In 1972, Al Lewis and Willie Clark were a legendary vaudeville team known as “The Sunshine Boys.” In this community play, they haven’t performed together for more than 11 years and they can’t stand each other. Nevertheless, the show must go on. Performances: May 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8 pm; May 6, 12 at 2 pm. $19/$17 for students and seniors. Zion Church Parish Hall, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, 718.482.3332 or DougCommThtr@gmail.com.
May 5, Noshwalks: Ridgewood, noon. Guide Myra Alperson leads a strolling-and-tasting tour that includes German, Caribbean, Bulgarian, Italian, Bosnian, Polish, and Peruvian cuisine. $59. Meet in front of El Dorado Restaurant, 54-55 Myrtle Ave.
May 5, Cambalache: Chicano-Jarocho Music, 2:15 pm. These East LA musicians play son jarocho music from Veracruz, Mexico. Interactive workshop before the concert. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
May 5, Tree Giveaway, 11 am to 1 pm. The New York Restoration Project offers free trees to those who agree to plant in one of the five boroughs; keep the trees properly watered and maintained; and plant them in yards or community gardens, NOT along streets or in city parks. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
May 5, Queens Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, 5 pm. Military music to honor the 100th anniversary of World War I’s end. Event is dedicated to the locally buried veterans. Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens.
May 5, Children’s Classical Concert, 11 am. Discover new things to listen for with teaching artists/pianists Beata Moon and Musica Reginae Artistic Director Barbara Podgurski. Free. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills.
May 5, Queens History Panel, 7 pm. A discussion with Michael Perlman, author of “Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park;” Adrienne Onofri, author of “Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, Historic Places, and Natural Treasures of New York City’s Largest Borough;” Carl Ballenas, author or co-author of five books on Queens; and Joe DiStefano, a Queens-based food writer and culinary tour guide. Free. Maple Grove Celebration Hall, 127-18 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens.
May 5, Make A Joyful Noise Piano Concert, 7:30 pm. Broadway performer Kevin Winebold stars with guest appearances by other Broadway veterans. Free with offering for North Korean Refugee Relief. Bayside United Methodist Church, 38-20 Bell Blvd., Bayside.
May 5, Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour, 1:45 pm. Local historian James Driscoll and horticultural specialists Fred Gerber and Chuck Wade lead an informative tour highlighting key figures and features of this park-like burial ground. Flushing Cemetery, 163-06 46th Ave.
May 5, Make a Scented Sachet, 1 pm. Make a floral sachet like the ones worn 200 years ago. Learn about perfume lockets and popular scents of the time, including what George Washington put in his cologne. Free. King Manor Museum, Rufus King Park, vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 150th Street, Jamaica.
May 6, Clint Holmes: Rendezvous, 3 pm. This crooner was voted Best Male Singer by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Best Singer by Broadway.com. He has been a Las Vegas show attraction since the early 1970s. Expect selections from the Great American Songbook, contemporary classics, theatrical tunes, and some rock backed by The Diva Jazz Orchestra. $45-$35. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.
May 6, Premiere by EtM Composer-in-Residence, 3:30 pm. Mike Sayre premieres his new work, “Song of the Sea,” a piece for horn, cello, and designed sound that is a meditation on the ocean and how it’s being affected by climate change. Q&A follows. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
May 6, Sacred Sites Walking Tour, 11 am. Visit religious centers and enjoy musical performances that highlight Flushing’s religious diversity. Free. Meet at the Hindu Temple Society of North America, 45-57 Bowne St.
May 6, Dance!, 3 pm. The Queens Symphony Orchestra offers music by Beethoven, Sibelius, and DeFalla. LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, vicinity of Reeves Avenue and Kissena Boulevard, Flushing.
May 6, Opening of Virginia Overton’s Built, 3 pm. In this park-wide solo show of refashioned found materials, Overton addresses labor, economics, and land. Exhibition runs until Sept. 3. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC.
May 6, Opening Reception for Wake, 2 pm. This show, which runs until July 15, contains paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations that explore the sheer force of water in the form of waves, storms, and energy, as well as the aftermath of water once it retreats. Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45th Ave., LIC.
May 9, Amalgami, May 12. This is a showcase of original work by Queens College choreographers, dancers, costume experts, and lighting designers. Shows: May 9, 10, 11 at 7 pm; May 12 at 8 pm; and May 13 at 3 pm. $7. Performance Space M11, Rathaus Hall, Queens College, Flushing.
Images: Flushing Town Hall
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