By The Times/Ledger
“Murder for the Asking” Theatre A La Carte, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway, will be holding auditions Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. for its spring production to be staged March 31, running for three weekends. There are four male and three female roles. Please bring a monologue, if possible. For more information, call 776-6372.
Classes and clubs
Free Kindermusik Demo The Music Institute of Long Island will offer a free music demonstration for children of various ages, Sat. 29, held at various times throughout the day at the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Road, Manhasset. Call (516) 627-7052 for schedule information.
Opera legend Marilyn Horne will teach a master class for aspiring opera singers on the stage of the stage of the Jeanne Rimsky Theater at the Landmark, Main Street Community Center, Port Washington. The date is set for Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. Call (516) 767-1384. Tickets are on sale now. Gen. admission: $30. Seniors and friends of the Landmark: $27. Students $25.
The Tuesday Morning Music Club of Douglaston hosts
monthly get togethers, featuring special performances by professional musicians performing chamber music. It meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Doulgaston Parkway. New members welcome. For more information, call 631-1360.
Win a free music class The Brooklyn Queens Conservatory of Music, 42-76 Main St., Flushing is offering a free music class to the 200th visitor to its new website: www.brooklynconservatory.com. The website provides details about the conservatory's classes at its sites in Park Slope, Brooklyn and Flushing, Queens and offers visitors a chance to enter their names and addresses to its mailing list. For more information, call 461-8910.
Woodcarving Workshop The Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston will offer a woodcarving workshop on Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9 from 2-4 p.m. the fee: $100 for all four sessions; $30 for a starter carving set which may be purchased form the instructor at the first session. Call 229-4000.
The Beach Boys featuring original member Mike Love will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $37.50. Call (516) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.
“An Evening with Arlo Guthrie” at the The Tilles Center, Long Island University, on Sat. Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Call (516) 299-3111.
The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Admission: $5, $3. 718-591-3456.
Jazz guitarist Earl Klugh and superstar Bob James will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 Call (516) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.
Ramsey Lewis will perform at the The Tilles Center,Long Island University, on Fri., Feb. 18, 8 p.m. as part of the center's Reckson Jazz Series. The Tilles Center is located on the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. For more information, call (516) 299-3100.
Philharmonia Hungarica will perform the works of Liszt, Hadyn and Kodaly at 8 p.m. on Feb. 26. at Long Island University's Tilles Center.. The center is located on the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. For more information, call (516) 299-3100.
“Turandot” The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts presents Puccini's “Turandot” as performed by Teatro Lirico D'Europa, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. The Tilles Center is located on the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. For more information, call (516) 299-3100.
“Vers La Flamme The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts presents “Vers La Flamme” (“Towards the Flame”), based on stories by Anton Chekov, set to music by Rachmaninoff and Scriabin Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. The Tilles Center is located on the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. For more information, call (516) 299-3100.
Chinese New Year The Elmhurst branch, 86-01 Broadway, and the Chinese Information and the Culture Center present a day-long Chinese on Sat. Jan 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Call 271-1020.
Festival of the Arts The Adult Education Program of the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., presents Festival of the Arts, A Celebration of Creative Hands and Minds plus a coffee house and sing-along on Sat. March 4, at 8:30 p.m. Call 263-7000.
The Queens Millennium Celebration a ten-month salute to the year 2000, will begin in February. The celebration is sponsored by Queens Borough President Claire Shulman, and directed by Dr. Stanley Cogan, Queens Borough Historian. The celebration will run from February through November, with each month devoted to a particular theme. The opening February theme will be “Early Queens History.” Call 286-2850.
“A Date with the Eight” The Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens presents “A Date with the Eight” on March 14, 2-4 p.m.. in conjunction with the new exhibit, “William Glackens: A Journey from Realism to Impressionism. In the early 1900s, Glackens belonged to a group of cutting edge artists known as “The Eight.” For more information, call 592-9700.
“The Archaeology of Queens” In February, the Bayside Historical Society, Bldg. 208, Fort Totten, Bayside presents an exhibition of artifiacts related to pre-Colombian native habitation of the LIttle Neck Bay area. It includes an array of artifacts dating back to 10,000 B.C.Call 352-1548. Also, visit an exhibit about Little Neck Bay as well as a Bayside Yacht Club exhibit.
The Bayside Historical Society presents a lecture to be given by two Native Americans on Feb. 5 and 12, 1-3 p.m. They will host a talk about the earliest inhabitants of the LIttle Neck Bay area, the Matinecock Indians. Call 352-1548.
The Flushing Remonstrance Millennial Exhibit has been extended through Jan. 30 in the Flushing Library's 3rd floor, International Resource Center Gallery. This rarely seen document, signed in 1657, is the oldest document demanding religious tolerance in America. Hurry in–the document will soon be returned to the State Archives in Albany. The Flushing Library is located at 41-17 Main St. (at Kissena Boulevard). Call 661-1225.
“Tiffany Family Day” The Queens Museum of Art features “Tiffany Family Day” on Feb. 13, from 1-4 p.m., featuring a host of events to celebrate the QMA Louis Tiffany exhibit: at 2 p.m., Three Feathers Music performs turn-of-the-century music; from 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m., Ray Kluytenar, a stained glass artist, presents demonstrations; 4 p.m., screening of the video, “Tiffany Magic in Glass”; from 1-4 p.m., a Drop in Art workshop. The museum is in the New York City Buidling in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. For more information, call 592-9700.
“Introduction to Photography” The Flushing Camera Club will conduct seminars on photography starting on Feb 2 with an “Introduction to Photography.” Thereafter, the seminars will be on Feb. 16., March 1, 15 and 29, and April 5. Topics to be covered are: exposure, the lens, filters, films, tripods and situational photos. The seminars will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Flushing Hospital's administration building, 45th Avenue and Burling St., Flushing. Free. Call 441-6210.
“The Jewelry of Tiffany” The Queens Museum of Art features a talk by Janet Zapat, decorative arts consultant, on “The Jewelry of Louis Comfort Tiffany” and the “Arts Noveau and Arts and Crafts Movement” on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. The museum is located at the New York Clity Building in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. For more information, call 592-7900.
“Marvelous Molecules” The New York Hall of Science presents “Marvelous Molecules –The Secret of LIfe,” the first exhibit to explore the shared chemistry of all living things. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th St., Flushing 699-0005, ext. 323. Visit our website at www.nyhallsci.org.
“Modern Odysesses” The Queens Museum of Art “Modern Odysseys: American Artists of the 20th Century,” the first exhibition to survey the contributions of Greek American artists to modern and contemporary art.on view through Jan. 30, 2000 Also: the museum presents “First Thursdays,” a monthly series of social evenings scheduled for the first Thursday of every month, 5:30-8 p.m. New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Call 592-9700, ext. 132.
“Food Fight” The Alliance for Queens Artists presents an upcoming exhibition devoted to the theme of food and food-related issues. Jan. 29-Feb. Alliance for Queens Artists' gallery space is at 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. The exhibition hours are 1-6 p.m.For more information, call 520–9842.
The Poppenhusen Institute features a Feb. 12 visit by Eugene Boesch, from 1-4 p.m. about the results of an archaeological dig in 1997 at 141st St. and 14th Avenue. Also, Chief Red Deer and other Matinecocks will host a Q & A period. Call the institute at 352-1548.
“Rascal in La La Land” Queensborough Community College's Professional Performing Arts Series presents Art Exhibit: “Rascal in La La Land” through Feb. 18. QCC Art Gallery in the Oakland Building on campus, 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside. Call 631-6396.
“Ricanstructions” P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center presents “Ricanstructions: Paintings of the 90s” by Juan Sanchez through Feb. 13 and “Special Projects: Beckman, Sunairi, and Stein.” P.S. 1 is at 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. For more information, call the museum at 784-2084.
St. John's University presents its sixth annual exhibition, Jan. 31-March 17, with a reception on Feb 9, 4-6 p.m. Call 990-7476. The university also presents “Group Invitational: Artists 'selection from the University's National Exhbitions,” through Jan. 21.For more information, call 990-7476.
“Visible Traces: Rare Books and Special Collections from the National Library of China” The Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library and Director Gary E. Strong host “Visible Traces” through March 15 at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Call 990-8665.
Evening Screenings The Museum of American Moving Image announces evening screenings of international films to be shown on Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Featured directors include: Werner Herzog, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. The series starts with “My Best Friend” (1999). Directed by Herzog, this is a documentary centering around the tumultuous relationship between the director and his favorite actor, Klaus Kinski. The film was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival. The museum is at 35th Avenue and 36th Street, Astoria. Call 784-0077. “
New York Film Critics Circle The Museum of American Moving Image presents “The New York Film Critics Circle Looks at the 1990s, Jan.29-Feb. 20. The museum is located at 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria. For more information, call 784-0077. The series begins Jan. 29 with a panel discussion on the future of film criticism with critics John Simon, John Anderson and Stuart Klawans.
Garvies Point Museum and Preserves Weekend Film Festival will present “This Land,” on Saturday and Sun., Feb. 12 and 13. The 41 minute film, suitable for general audiences, will be shown at the Museum Theatre on Sat. at 11 a.m., 2 and 3 p.m. and on Sun. at 2 and 3 p.m. Admission: $1,$.50 for children 5 to 12. Call (516) 571-8010.
“Louis Comfort Tiffany Remembered” The Queens Museum of Art features screenings of “Louis Comfort Tiffany Remembered” as well as “Tiffany: The Mark of Excellence” at 2 p.m., Feb. 20. The museum is in the New York City Buidling in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. For more information, call 592-9700.
“The Prince and the Pauper” The Tilles Center of the Performing Arts, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, presents this family production Jan. 28 at 8 p.m., Jan. 29 at 2 and 8 p.m. and on Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. All performances are in the Hillwood Recital Hall. For more informatiion, call (516) 299-3100.
Patricia Shih in concert The PTA of PS 221Q is proud to present award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih and her band in concert on Sat. Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at the PS 221 Auditorium. The concert theme is: big ideas for the new millennium, and it is appropriate for 4-12 year olds. Shih's songs cover the timely
topics of multiculturalism, the environment. Tickets: $5. PS 221Q is located at 57-40 Marathon Parkway in Little Neck, one block south of the LIE. Call 423-8825.
“The Villain's Moustache” Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing presents the Catskill Puppet Theater's, “The Villain's Moustache” Sat., Feb. 5, 1 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost only $8 for children and adults. Member ticket prices are $6. For more information, call 760-0064.
“Winter Survivors” The Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston is hosting a “Winter Survivors” class, featuring craft workshop and a chance to meet with the zoo's tame pet population. Scheduled for ages 5-7 on Sat., Jan. 29, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 229-4000.
Cafe Cabaret Murder mystery theater presented by The Killing Kompany on March 3 at The White House, 10-26 154 Street, Whitestone. Admission: $39 per person. Call 746-111
Death By Disco! A murder mystery dinner and dance show presented by The Killing Kompany at Riccardo's 21-01 24 Ave. Astoria, on Fri. Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. Admission: $37 per person Call 721-7777.
The Hollywoood Murders! A murder mystery dinner and dance show presented by The Killing Kompany at The White House, 10-26 154 Street, Whitestone. Friday April 28 at 8 p.m. Admission: $39 per person. Call 746-1111.
The Jie Feng and the New York Feitian Traditional Art Performing Co. also offer “Chinese Traditional Music” on Wed., Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Douglaston/Little Neck Branch, 249-01 Northern Boulevard Little Neck, Call 225-8414. The program is repeated on Sat., Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Branch auditorium, 108-19 715th Ave,Call -268-7934, and again on Sat., Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Bayside Branch, 214-20 Northern Blvd. Call 229-1834.
“Late Nite Catechism” Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing presents the return engagement of the long-running, off-Broadway hit, “Late Nite Catechism” Sat., Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25, seniors, $23, members, $20, young audiences, 7-17, $15. Call 760-0064.
“Mummenschanz” The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, presents the legendary Swiss mime troupe 'Mummenshanz” on Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Mainstage Theatre located at 47th Ave. at Van Dam Street, Long Island City. For more information, call 482-5151.
Murder at the Valentine's Day Dance! A murder mystery dinner and dance show at Papa Razzi, 1500 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury. Admission: $42 per person. 516-877-7744
The Parkside Players will perform Larry Shue's 'The Nerd” this winter. The performance dates are: Feb. 19-20, 25-27 and March 3-4. Performances will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills. (516) 520-9474.
Smokey Joe's Cafe will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., Feb. 18 through Sun., Feb. 20. Tickets: $40, $45. Call (516) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.
Tap Dogs will be performed at the The Tilles Center, Long Island University, on Sun., Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. The Tilles Center is located on the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. For more information, call (516) 299-3100. Call (516) 299-3111.
Teatro Lirico D'Europa will perform Puccini's “Turandot.” Sung in Italian (with English supertitles) at the The Tilles Center, Long Island University, Fri., Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. Call (516) 299-3111. 13 35th Avenue. Call 229-5972.
“Towards the Flame” Conceived and directed by Martha Clarke, this performance is based on stories by Chekov and set to music by Scriabin and Rachmaninoff. The Tilles Center, Long Island University, Fri., Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. Call (516) 299-3111.
“La Voce di Napoli” Bellla Italia Mia presents Dino Rosi, “La Voce di Napoli” at the Maspeth Public Library, 69-70 Grand Ave. on Jan. 29, 2 p.m. Also, Jacqueline Cavalla will give a presentation on archaeologist Luigi Palma DiCesnola, the first director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art who was also a Civil War hero awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, For more information, call 426-1240.