Arts & Entertainment Listings

By The Times/Ledger


Open auditions for the Parkside Players spring production of Clark Gesner's “You're a Good Man Charlie Brown” (original version) will be held on Thurs., March 9, Fri., March 10 and Mon., March 13 at 8 p.m. and will be conducted at the Grace Lutheran Church located at 103-15 Union Tpke., Forest Hills. Callbacks, if necessary, will be announced at the auditions. Show dates are May 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, June 2 and 3. 516-520-9474.


Sisterhood of Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, will hold Purim on March 19 at 4 p.m. Megillah Reading will take place at 7 p.m. 718-961-0030.


Auburndale Branch, 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing presents Standings Light Classics and International Songs with Luis Maestre, baritone on Sat., March 11 at 2:20 p.m. Relax to his renditions of “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Besame Mucho,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Noche de Ronda,” and more. 718-352-2027.

Jackson Heights Branch, 35-51 81st St., presents Classical Concert Series From Handel to Hammerstein on Sat., March 11 at 2:30 p.m. A concert of art songs, opera and songs from the musical theater. Featuring soprano Teresa Williams, and pianist LeAnn Overton. 718-899-2500.

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.

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.

Broadway Branch, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, presents Music Of the Big Band of the Big Band Singers with Peter J. LaRosa on Sat., March 11 at 3 p.m. Enjoy music made great by Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and Vic Damone, among others, in this nostalgic return to the Big Band Era. 718-721-2462.

Seaside Branch, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Park, presents an afternoon of Irish Music with actor/singer/guitarist Ed Deacy and Irish ballads on Sat., March 18 at 2 p.m. 718-634-1876.

Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71st Ave., presents “Love and Passion Recital” featuring pianist Minna Re Shin in a performance of works by Chopin, Liszt, and Schumann on Sun., March 12 at 2 p.m. 718-268-7934.

Lefrak City Branch, 98-25 Horace Harding Expressway, Corona, presents Miriam's Legacy on Sat., March 11 at 3 p.m. The Salomone Trio, featuring sopranos Marie Costanza, Carol Flamm and Elissa Weiss, brings its unique artistry to the world of Medieval and Renaissance vocal music in this concert of ancient Jewish chant, songs of the Sephardic Jews, motets of Salomone Rossi, Yiddish songs and Israeli dance melodies. 718-592-7677.

Poppenhusen Branch, 121-23 14th Ave., College Point, presents Standings Light Classics and International Songs with Luis Maestre, baritone on Thurs., March 16 at 6:30 p.m. Relax to his renditions of “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Besame Mucho,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Noche de Ronda,” and more. 718-359-1102.

The spontaneous sounds of improvisational jazz will be heard at the LaCuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College, which hosts an exciting jazz jam session on March 17. 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 Ave., at Van Dam Street, Long Island City. Tickets: $5. 718-482-5151.

The Irish-American Celebration 2000 comes to Westbury Music Fair on Sat., March 18 at 8 p.m. with The Wolfe Tones, Andy Cooney, Dermot Henry and The Hibernian Festival Singers. Tickets: $30. 516-888-9000 or 212-307-7171.

The Dave Mason Band, the Leon Russell Band, and Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen will perform at the Westbury Music Fair on Fri., March 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30. 516-888-9000 or 212-307-7171.


Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71st Ave., presents Ballroom Dancing on Wed., March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Learn ballroom dancing with instructor Carol Kaminski. Come alone or bring a partner. 718-268-7934.


A new exhibit on display at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery through Apnl 15 celebrates Women's History Month with a series of paintings and drawings that portray women in various roles and occupations. An opening reception that is free to the public will be held in the Gallery on Sun., March 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Queensborough Community College Art Gallery is open to public Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Queensborough Community College is located at 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside.718- 631-6396.

The YMCA of the City of New York, Flushing Branch, presents new paintings by In Hyung Kim through March 17 at the The YMCA Flushing Branch, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing 718-353-4553.

The Flushing Art League of Queens, presents “New Horizon of Spring 2000” from March 15 through April 7 at the Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, Sun Yat-Sen Hall at the St. John's University. Reception with refreshments will be Sat., March 18, 1-3 p.m. 718-380-6414.

The Alliance of Queens Artists presents “The Green Show” through March 26. An art exhibit hosted by the Queens Center mall explores anything green. Display is on third floor.


Garvies Point Museum and Preserves Weekend Film Festival will feature the film “Earthquakes” on Saturday and Sun., March 11 and 12. The educational 30-minute film, suitable for general audiences, is a fascinating study explaining why we experience earthquakes. “Earthquakes” contains actual footage enabling viewers to see the destruction resulting from this unbelievable phenomenon of nature. The film will be shown at the Museum Theatre on Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 and 3 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 and 3 p.m. Admission: $1.50. 516-571-8010.


North Hills Branch, 57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents The Greatest Movie Musicals of Our Time with Jim Levey on Sat., March 11 at 2 p.m. An entertaining and informative behind-the-scenes retrospective of some of the greatest movie musicals, entertainers and songwriters. Enjoy backstage stories, vintage pictures, and film clips from classics such as “The Jazz Singer,” “The Gay Divorcee,” “Top Hat,” “A Damsel in Distress,” “Born to Dance,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “An American in Paris,” “Singin' in the Rain,” and others. 718-225-3550.


Queens Theatre in the Park, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, presents Crabgrass Puppet Theatre's Just So Stories and Michael Tauhenslag Productions' “Pocahontas,” as part of the Independence Community Bank Children's Series Just So Stories will be presented Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m. and I p.m. and “Pocahontas” will be presented on Sat., April 15 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets: $6 718-760-0064.

Queens Theatre in the Park, the indoor performing arts center located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, presents the New Jewish Music of the internationally renowned Brave Old World, Wed. and Thurs., March 22 and 23, at 2:30 p.m., Sat., March 25 at 8 p.m., and Sun., March 26 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $24, $22. $8, $15, TDF 718-760-0044.

The Hawthorne Players presents “Joseph and the Amazing Tecnicolor Dreamcoat,” on Thurs., March 23, Fri., March 24, Sat., March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School 74, 65-15 Oceania St., Bayside. Admission: $5, $4. 718-631-6800.

Queens Theatre in the Park, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, presents a rare cabaret event. Three of the country's most noted female impersonators perform in a two act musical concert featuring live reproductions of the hits of Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacall for two performances only on Sat., April 1 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tickets: $25, $23, 20. 718-760-0064.

Martin Duberman's “In White America,” a stirring docudrama that chronicles the African-American civil rights struggle, will be presented by the Speech Communication and Theater Arts Department at Queensborough Community College in Bayside on March 10, 12 and 18 at 2 p.m. and March 15 at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for seniors and $1 for the March 15 matinee. Seating is limited. Call 718-631-6311.

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.

Saint Gregory's Theatre Group, 242-20 88th Ave., Bellerose, presents Arsenic and Old Lace on March 9, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and March 12 at 3 p.m. Admission: $12. All performances will take place in Gregorian Hall, Cross Island Parkway and 87th Ave., Bellerose. 718-831-917 or 516-352-2134.

Sisterhood of Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, presents Savannah Sky on Sun., March 12 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $10. 718-961-0030.

The Gingerbread Players and Jack productions of “The Real Stories of Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Pigs” at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., March 18. Show times are at 10.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets: $12.50. 516-888-9000 or 212-307-7171.


Acclaimed concert pianist Molly Vivian Huang will offer a recital program at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College on March 31. The afternoon concert will begin at 1 pm in the college's Little Theatre at 47th Ave., at Van Dam Street in Long Island City. Tickets: $5. 718-482-5151.

Slide Shows

Windsor Park Branch, 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside, presents Women Artists of the Met on Sat., March 11 at 2 p.m. This is a slide lecture with Pat Grondahl about the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection by women artists, to celebrate Women's History Month. 718-468-8300.

Kew Gardens Hills Branch, 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing, presents Women Artists of the Met for Women's History Month on Sun., March 12 at 2 p.m. The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a slide lecture with Ines Powell focusing on the rise of women artists in the history of Western art from the 18th century to the present. Works from such notable female artists as Adelaide Labille-Guiard, Rosa Bonheur, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Georgia O'Keeffe, Susan Rothenberg, and Jennifer Bartlett. 718-261-6654.

Special Events

Essayist and novelist Phillip Lopate will be interviewed by his brother, Leonard Lopate, at the Queens College Evening Readings on Tues., March 21. Phillip will also read from his works. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the LeFrak Concert Hall of the Music Building in Flushing. Admission is $7. Call 718-997-4646.


Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71st Ave., presents Script Theatre Company and Workshop on Sat., March 18 at 1 p.m. The company performs original brief vignettes from the script. Open to writers, actors, and the general public. 718-268-7934.

Rochdale Village Branch, 169-09 137th Ave., Jamaica, presents Charles Moore Dance Theatre on Mon., March 20 at 7 p.m. Dance and percussion from the West Indies, Africa, and the Caribbean, in a performance of varied movement and explosive percussion. The company, noted for its reconstructions of African dance has performed at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Central Park with Channel 13. 718-723-4440.


Briarwood Branch, 85-12 Main St., The Art Of Fimo on Thurs., March 16 at 3:30 p.m. A crafts workshop for adults conducted by Lan Fen Lin. Preregistration is required. 718-658-1680.


Joseph Horowitz, P.E. will discuss How to Avoid Environmental Tangles When Buying, Selling or Leasing Real Estate on Thurs., March 17, at 6 p.m. at the Professional Design center of New York, Inc., 422 Weaver Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside. Free admission. 718-352-1956.


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.

An exhibition of paintings, photographs, installation art and collages by five women artists will be presented at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, located at 67-09 108 St. in Forest Hills, through April 21. The five artists are Helen Drellich, Evelyn Eller, Shanee Epstein, Carol Hamoy and Shoshana Rubenstein. 718-268-5011.

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.


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

The Kocian String Quartet returns to the Colden Center at Queens College on Sun., March 12, at 2 p.m. Call (718) 793-8080.

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 Hilhuood Recital Hall. Tickets: $35, $25 for the 10 p.m. show. 516-299-3100.

Old Bethpage Village Restoration will present the music of old Ireland and 19th century Irish-American tunes on Sundays, March 12 and 19 from noon to 4 p.m. The music will include traditional fiddle tunes accompanied by the tin whistle and period songs performed on an 1860s parlor organ, with tenor accompaniment. Admission: $6, $4. Parking is free. 516-572-8400.

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.


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 60 Ave. Douglaston. Tickets: $12, $10. 718-225-3119 or 718-229-4523 or 718-428-180.


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.

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


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.


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.


“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 be held in June at Poppenhusen Institute. Lessons will be held on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 718-358-0067.


The Outrageous Fortune Company presents Eleemosnary, by Lee Blessing, a charming play about three unusual women, a teenager, her mother and her grandmother at Queens theater in the Park on March 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $16, $14, 718-00760-0064 or 718-428-2500.


The Center For Culture, The Afrlkan Poetry Theatre, Inc. 176-03 Jamaica Ave., presents Open Poetry Reading. Calling All Poets, Writers, Actors, Rappers, and Listeners, Bring Poems! Rapsl Monologues! Participate in the Power Of The Word. Come Read your own work Fri., March 10 at 8 p.m. Admission: $3. 718-523-3312.

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