Arts & Entertainment Listings

By The Times/Ledger


The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will hold a country and western dance at the Glendale Memorial Building on Saturday, Feb. 26, featuring the band Concrete Cowboys. The Glendale Memorial Building is located at 72-02 Myrtle Ave. Doors open at 8 p.m. A free dance lesson will be given at 8:30 p.m. Open dancing begins at 9 p.m. Admission: $10. 718-763-4328.

The Broadway Branch, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, Ladies of Spain on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. The Salomone Trio, featuring sopranos Marie Costanza, Carol Flamm and Elissa Weiss, bring their unique artistry to the world of Medieval and Renaissance vocal music in this concert of Cantigas de Santa Maria, songs from the Cancionero de Palacio, music of the Sephardic Jews, pilgrim songs from the Libre Vermell, and Mozarabic chants. 718-721-2462.

The Guarneri String Quartet returns to the Colden Center at Queens College on Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m. Call 793-8080.

The Briarwood Branch 85-12 Main St., presents Smithline/Manion return to Greenwich Village on Sat., Feb. 26, at 3 p.m., featuring rock 'n' roll and country songs from the 1950s and 1960s and original material in a folk/ rock style. Award-wining songwriters Suzanne Smithline and Glenn Paul Manion in a program of original music in the style of Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Paxton and others. 718-658-1680.

Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71st Ave., presents Downpore, a hard-rock concert for adults/teensagers 18-30 by this local band whose members come from Astoria and Ozone Park, on Sat., Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. They write all their own music and lyrics and have been attracting large crowds at Greenwich Village and other downtown Manhattan clubs. They recently released their first CD of original, hard-edged sounds of heavy rock and acoustic guitar. 718-268-7934.

The Kocian String Quartet is featured in the third event of Music at Hillwood's season of concerts devoted to the musical heritage of Eastern Europe. The concert, on Sun., March 5, at 3 p.m., is in the Hillwood Recital Hall at the Tilles Center. The concert's host is pianist Caroline Stoessinger, who founded the chamber music series 11 years ago and is its artistic director. Tickets: $25. 516-299-3100.

Kathleen Landis, an acclaimed pianist/singer, makes her first appearance in Tilles Center's Cabaret “Club T” on Fri., March 10, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. The cabaret series is produced for Tilles Center by Jack Globenfen and is in the intimate Hilhuood Recital Hall. Tickets: $35, $25 for the 10 p.m. show. 516-299-3100.

Trinity Irish Dance Company, the unprecedented 12-time world champion of Irish dance, appears in this area for the first time on Sat., March 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the Trinity Irish Dancers' Tilles Center debut appearance at 8 p.m. on Sat., March 11, are $32 (seniors $29). 516- 299-3100.

The popular Queens-based country-western band Savannah Sky will be appearing at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, on Sun., March 12. Admission+: $10 (children 5-12 half-price) plus one non-perishable food item. No children under 5 will be admitted, for safety reasons, on the dance floor. 718-961-0030.

The Chieftains, foremost proponents of traditional Irish music, will appear at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts for a 7 p.m. performance on Sun., March 12. at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $32 (seniors $37, $29). 516-299-3100.

Roberta Flack, the divine diva of pop and soul, debuts at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Sat., March 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $37, $34. 516-299-3100.

Merging rock, R&B, Latin and jazz rhythms, smooth jazz pioneers Spyro Gyra appear at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 24. The 8 p.m. concert is an event of Tilles Center's Reckson Jazz at Tilles series. Mark Morganelli is executive producer of the series, which is sponsored by Reckson Associates, one of Long Island's largest owners and operators of office and industrial properties. Tickets: $32 and $20, seniors $29, $17. 516-299-3100.

Robert Goulet's vocal talents illuminate every medium of the entertainment world. His rich baritone voice, equally adept at picking up nuances of a Broadway musical, caressing the lyric of a romantic ballad or amplifying the excitement of a swinging melody, has enriched the lives of music lovers world-wide. Don't miss Robert Goulet at Westbury Music Fair on March 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $37. 516-334-0800.

Husband and wife team Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna star in their new comedy “lf You Ever Leave Me… l'm Going With You,” at Westbury Music Fair on Sun., March 5, at 3 p.m. Tickets: $32.50, available at Westbury Music Fair's box office and all Ticketmaster ticket locations. 516-334-0800.

Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will once again perform at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., March 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32.50 and are available at Westbury Music Fair's box office and all Ticketmaster locations. 516-334-0800.

The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College hosts an exciting jazz jam session on March 3. In the old tradition of jazz jam sessions, the college invites local musicians to bring their instruments and get on stage with its house band. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in the college's Little Theater at 47th Avenue at Van Dam Street, Long Island City. Tickets: $5, $3. The Astoria Jazz band performs on March 17. 718-482-5151.

It's the Queens Symphony Orchestra's sixth “Family Day,” featuring clowns from the Big Apple Circus, Sun., March 26, 2 p.m., at Queens College's Colden Center, Flushing. Tickets, $20, $17.50, $15 for students and seniors, $8 for children. 718-786-8880.

Queensborough Community College Department of Music will present a concert by Long Island String Quartet. Program will consist of Hoffmeister's “Quartet No. 2 in C major for solo double bass, violin, viola and cello.” Ursula Mamlok's on Sun., Feb. 27, 3 p.m. “String Quartet No. 2,” Salomone Rossi's “Sinfonia, Galiarda and Canzon” for strings; and Dvorak's “Quintet in G, op. 77” for two violins, viola, cello, and double bass. Free event. Kurzweil Recital Hall, Room H-144. 718-631-6393.

Queens College's Spring Music Festival for the year 2,000 promises to be a spectacular series, featuring concerts and ensembles performed by world class artists. Premiering March 7, the eight weekly concerts, held on successive Tuesdays, from 10 to noon, includes the international concert artist pianist Ruth Laredo, The Lyric Piano Quarter with pianist Gerald Robbins and Glenn Dicterow, who is concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, and Vincent LaSelva's New York Grand Opera in a concert performance of “La Traviata.” The grand finale on Tues., May 2, will feature the phenomenal clarinetist David Krakauer, playing a program of classical music and Klezmer, with his group Klezmer Madness. Tickets: $75 per person. All concerts will be held in the Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Concert Hall located at QC's Aaron Copeland School of Music. 718-997-3802

The Central Queens YM & YMHA 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, presents an International Song Fest with Sima, on Thurs., Feb. 24. Refreshments will be served. 718-268-5011.


Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., presents Korean Music And Dance on Wed., Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. A festival of music and dance from Asia, featuring Korean Angels Performing Art Center. 718-661-1200.

Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71st Ave., presents Ballroom Dancing on Wed., Feb 23, at 6:30 p.m. Learn ballroom dancing with instructor Carol Kaminski. Come alone or bring a partner. 718-268-7934.

Woodside Branch, 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside, presents Dances Of The Philippines on Sat., Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. Folklorico Filipino Dance Company will perform tribal, rustic, Spanish and Muslim dances. 718-429-4700.


Brighten the gray days of winter with the warmly blended style of the Avalon String Quartet, presented by Friends of the Arts, on Feb. 27, at 2:30 p.m., at the majestic Coe Hall Mansion on the grounds of the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay. Tickets: $22 and the concert begins at 2:30 p.m. 516-922-0061.


St. John's University, Center of Asian Studies Chung-Cheng Art Gallery Sun Yet-Sen Hall, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, presents from Around the World Muslim Women Artists through March 10 at the Chung-Cheng Art Gallery. 718-990-1526.

Photographs from Galicia. Photographic images of Spanish-Catholic ceremonies by photojournalist Tino Martinez will be on exhibit at the Queens College Art Center in the Benjamin Rosenthal Library through Feb. 24. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. 718-997-ARTS.

The National Art League will present the noted artist Feliu Berroa at its Member Night, Fri., March 3, at 8 p.m. This will take place at the League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Feliu Berroa is an artist- expressionist of feelings and dreams whose drawings, paintings and woodcuts have been acclaimed widely. Everyone is invited to see and hear this remarkable artist. Free to all. 718-224-3957.

The Month Of March Members Show of the National Art League will be held from Mon., Feb. 28, to March 31, at the League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. The theme of this exhibit is “Shadows and Reflections.” Everyone is invited to view the creative and exciting art on exhibit. Reception on Sun., March 12. Hours: 1:30 to 4 p.m., except Fridays. No admission. 718-224-3957.

Biennial Members Salon Exhibition, Flushing Town Hall, presents the work of 70 of its Visual Artist members. The St. John's University's Department of Fine Arts will host its sixth annual National Art Exhibition through March 17, at the University Gallery, in Bent Hall, Room 109. This exhibit presents an eclectic sampling of contemporary art from throughout the country. Selections range from the abstract to the representational and the exhibit shows a diverse range of two-dimensional disciplines including painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, mixed media experimentation and computer-generated imagery. 718-990-7476.

New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, presents award-winning photos taken through a microscope from Nikon's 25th Anniversary International Small World Competition on display in the Main Exhibition Hall until March 20. Admission: $7.50 for adults. 718-699-0005.


Games and legends from the Northeast will be featured on at The Garvies Point Museum in Glen Cove, fascinating games from the Plains on Feb. 23, games and stories from the Northwest coast Eskimo groups on Feb. 24 , and Southwest games and legends on Feb. 25. The program is from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets 50 cents, $1. 516-571-8010.


The Central Queens YM & YMHA 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, presents Harold Steckel, who will present “Kurt Weil: Remembering His Music” on Tues., Feb. 29. 718-268-5011.


London City Opera, Mozart's “The Magic Flute,” Fri., March 3, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Greenvale. 516- 299-3100.

“Lunch with a Leprechaun” will be presented by Fantasy Playhouse, 317 Merrick Rd., P.O. Box 357, Lynbrook, on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of March at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and on St. Patrick's Day at 4:30 p.m. Admission: $8. 516-599-1982.

Music Lessons

Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, presents group keyboard lessons for children, ages 6-12. Admission: $60 for 10 sessions. Recital will held in June at Poppenhusen Institute. Lessons will be held on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 718-358-0067.

Open Houses

Queensborough Community College presents “Private Piano” on Thurs., Feb. 17, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free open house for new applicants will discuss group piano Instruction for children ages 6-11 and private piano instruction for children and adults. 718- 631-6343.


The Killing Kompany presents Cafe Cabaret will return on Fri., March 3, at The White House at 10-26 154th St., Whitestone. Reservations must be made in advance at The White House. Tickets: $39. 718-746-1111.

Marathon Little Theatre group will be presenting a musical comedy, “My Fair Lady,” on March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26. Performances will be Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Marathon Jewish Community Center, 245-37 60th Ave. Douglaston. Tickets: $12, $10. 718-225-3119 or 718-229-4523 or 718-428-180.

The Killing Kompany presents “Murder On St. Patrick's Day,” a murder mystery dinner and dance show at Nierderstein's, 69-16 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village on Fri., March 17, at 8 p.m. Admission: $43 per person. 718-326-0717

The Killing Kompany presents The Hollywood Murders!, a murder mystery dinner and dance show at The White House, 10-26 154 St., Whitestone, on Fri., April 28, at 8 p.m. Admission: $39 per person. 718-746-1111.


Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park presents the Children of Uganda in their Tour of Light 2000. These children will dance into your hearts on Sat., Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets: $24, $22, $18 $15. 718-70-0064.

Slide Shows/Lectures

Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., presents Colored Cemetery of Flushing, part of the Mary Ann Shaw Program Series on Sun., Feb. 27, at 2:30 p.m. This slide/lecture program, conducted by Linda Stone, archeological consultant to the project to uncover its history and preserve its future, is a discussion with Mandingo Osceola Tshaka, the advocate for a newly named African and Native American Burial Ground, as well as a civic leader, activist and president of Bayside-Clear Spring Council. Learn about the earliest- known burial site of African-Americans and Native Americans located in Flushing. 718-661-1200.

Special Events

Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, presents Irish Candlelight Cafe Night with Morning Star on Sat., March 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Poppenhusen Institute. Admission: $15. 718-358-0067.


Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., presents Theatrical Martial Arts Workshop on Sat., Feb. 26, at 12:30 p.m. Performance to be held in the auditorium. 718-661-1200.

Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., presents Theatrical Martial Arts Workshop on Sat., Feb. 26, at 10:30 p.m. Performance to be held in the auditorium. 718-661-1200.

Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., presents Theatrical Martial Arts Workshop on Sat., Feb. 26, at 12:30 p.m. Performance to be held in the auditorium. 718-661-1200.

Auburndale Branch, 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing, presents Chinese Paper-Tearing Workshop conducted by Lan Fen Lin on Sat., Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. Beginners learn the Chinese art of paper-tearing while making colorful holiday cards for Lunar New Year or Valentine's Day. Materials provided; preregistration is required. 718-352-2027.

The Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, presents Introduction to Word Processing on Sat., Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. A hands-on session for those who have little or no computer experience. Preregistration required at Cyber Center Reference Desk. 718-990-0781.

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