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#WeeklyColumn | It’s In Queens! (Jan. 30 to Feb. 5)

Coffee, salsa, fables, and divas! This week is diverse and rocking with great new plays, films, and exhibits in Queens. They mix with back-by-popular-demand shows and some classics. One began in 1817. Another dates back about 3,500 years. Jan. 31, The African Company Presents: Richard Continue Reading

#PickoftheWeek | Irish play examines tradition with humor

There’s nothing like a drama queen. The New York Irish Center presents “Appropriate” in Long Island City from Monday, Jan. 27, through Saturday, Feb. 2. Dark but funny, this play stars Sorcha, the big fish in a small Irish town. She’s beautiful. She’s smart. She’s ambitious. Continue Reading

#WeeklyColumn | It’s In Queens! (Jan. 23 to Jan. 29)

Archie Bunker is back! So is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Yikes, it’s a good thing Dog Man is here to protect us this week. In other news, the Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing competes with contemporary dance, Colombian music, ghosts, calligraphy, and Irish drama. Continue Reading

#PickoftheWeek | Celebrate MLK Day in Queens!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, Jan. 20, this year. It’s a federal holiday, and many businesses close, but it’s also a time when people around the United States volunteer their time to improve their neighborhoods. Scheduled activities in Queens reflect the day's two aspects with theater, Continue Reading

#WeeklyColumn | It’s In Queens! (Jan. 16 to Jan. 22)

Many upcoming events have MLK Day, Lunar New Year, and “2001: A Space Odyssey” themes. They include plays, marches, motivational speeches, art, film specials, and even autograph sessions. Outside of these three subjects, there’s time for jazz, herbal elixirs, and open studios. Jan. 17, Influencing Continue Reading