Arts & Entertainment Listings

By The Times/Ledger


The Parkside Players' production of Larry Shue's “The Nerd” opens in two weeks. Don't miss this hilarious comedy. Tickets are now available by calling 718-497-4922 The performance dates are Feb 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, March 3 & 4, 2000. performances will be held at Grace Family Day on Sun., March 26, at 2 p.m., at Queens College's Colden Center, Flushing. Family Day will feature the orchestra, clowns from the Big Apple Circus and father-daughter violinists Byung Kook Kwak and Christine Kwak, who is 13. 212-719-1725


The Central Queens YM&YMHA 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, Self-Fulfillment, presents stand-up comic Pat Candaris on Mon., Feb. 14. 718-268-5011.


The Flushing YMCA, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing presents Violin Master Class with violinst Young-Uck Kim on Sat. Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. in the YMCA Auditorium. Admission: $5, 718-353-4553.

The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will hold a Country and Western dance at the Glendale Memorial Building on Feb. 19 featuring the band Bandit and on Feb. 26 featuring the band Concrete Cowboys. The Glendale Memorial Building is located at 72-02 Myrtle Ave. in Queens. 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 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.

An Inaugural Gala Concert of the International Chamber Ensemble of Queens Library will be held on Sat. Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Flushing Library Auditorium, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing. 718-358-7818.

It's the Queens Symphony Orchestra's sixth “Family Day,” featuring clowns fiom the Big Apple Circus, Sunday, 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.

Love songs and duets, a “Sweetheart Auction,” a “Love Song Sing- along,” dancing and a full buffet meal will be featured at Goliard Concerts'17th annual International Night Gals on Fri., Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Steinway Reformed Church, Ditmars Blvd at 41st St. in Astoria This popular yearly event will feature a Valentine theme, with candlelight dining and romantic music far dancing Members of the Goliard Ensemble will entertain with love songs and duets from around the world The audience will be invited to join the performers in singing favorite love songs, and to bid on an appealing array of items in the 'Sweetheart Auction”. 718-728-8927.

The South Jamaica Branch, 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, presents West Indian And African-American music on Tues., Feb. 15, at 4 p.m. Song and Dance with Conroy Warren, for families. Take part in West Indian culture and music, including calypso and reggae, as well as African-American gospel singing. 718-739-4088.

Cecil Bridgewater, the internationally acclaimed hard bop trumpeter who was the sideman with the Max Roach quartet, will help kick off the spring Jazz Jam 2000 series hosted by the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College. The sessions will be held on Feb. 18, March 3, 17, 31, April 14 and 28. Each session will feature a guest musician. LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City.718-482-5060

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 heid in the Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Concert Hall located at QC's Aaron Copland School of Music. 718-997-3802


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 T ino 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.

Lili Almog, Mask Media.Photgraphs. Post Surrealist montages of faces by Lili Almog will be on display at the Godwin-Tembach Museum at Queens College from Feb. 16 to March 28. Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. 718-997-ARTS.


Queensborough Community College presents QCC Art Exhibit: “Rascal in La La Land.” Work of Hugo Xavier Bastidas, a New York-based artist Through Feb. 18. Exhibit consists of 15 oil-on-canvas paintings and oil-on-paper drawings. Free event. QCC Art Gallery, Oakland Building. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by special appointment on weekends. 718- 631-6396

The Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, presents New York Noir on Feb. 8 through April 30 in conjunction with the museum's film series-From the Private Eye to the Public Eye: Movies, from Darkness to Light, which begins March 24. The opening reception by invitation is scheduled for Feb. 22. Admission: $2. $4. 718-592-9700.


If you have a strange fossil in your basement which has been collecting dust and are curious to know its identity, Carvies Point Museum in Glen Cove is the place to go. As part of a special program scheduled for Tues., Feb. 22, to Fri., Feb. 25, visitors are invited to bring fossils to be identified by a curator, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Short films about fossils will be shown at the Museum Theatre at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Admission: $1, 50 cents. 516-571-8010.


Games and legends from the Northeast will be featured on Feb. 22 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 108th St., Forest Hills, presents Harold Steckel who will present “Kurt Weil: Remembering His Music” on Tues., Feb. 29. 718-268-5011.

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.


“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. ad 3:30 p.m. and on St. Patrick's Day at 4:30 p.m. Admission: $8. 516-599-1982.

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.


Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, presents Native American Pow Wow on Sun., Feb. 20, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $6. $3, $15. 718-463-7700.

The Killing Company 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. Admision: $43 per person. 718-326-0717

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

Queensborough Community College presents “Smokey Joe's Cafe” on Sun, Feb 6, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. An all-song-and-dance revue that highlights the great hits of the '50s and '60s by the songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, performed by top Broadway talents. QCC Theater. Few remaining tickets available. 718-631-6311.


Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park proudly 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.

“Fiddler On The Roof” will be presented by Fantasy Playhouse, 317 Merrick Rd., P.O. Box 357, Lynbrook, on Feb. 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 8 p.m., Feb. 13 and 20 at 4 p.m. and Feb. 23 and 24 at 4 p.m. 516-599-1982.

“Andersen's Fairy Tales” will be presented by Fantasy Playhouse on Feb. 19, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. and Feb. 22 and Feb. 24 at 12 p.m.

“Sleeping Beauty” will be presented by Fantasy Playhouse through Feb. 27 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission: $8. 516-599-1982.


Listen to enchanting Valentine's Day stories and poems and make a special craft for your own loved one on Monday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m. in the Central Library's Area A, Lower Level, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica; 718-990-0767.

Special Events

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


The Steinway Branch, 21-45 31 St., Long Island City, presents “Love Letters” on Mon. Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. A truly unique and imaginative theater piece comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways but continued to share confidences. Performed by Kevin and Phyllis Harrington. 718-728-1965.

The Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, presents “Tiffany: The Man and His Times,” an original theatre piece about the life of Louis Comfort Tiffany on Sat., Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. The production will explore the elusive, personal Tiffany, with the narrative embellished by musical interludes of period music performed by the Big Apple Chorus Quartet. Admission: $2. $4. 718-592-9700.


Queensborough Community College presents “Video Dance,” a lecture by Terrence Ross who has an M.F.A. in Film and Video from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts on Tues., Feb. 22, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.. Presented by QCC's Department of Health, Physical Education and Dance. RFK Hall, Room 208. Free event. 718-631-6322.