Arts & Entertainment Listings

By The Times/Ledger


This weekend is your last chance to see the Parkside Players' production of Larry Shue's “The Nerd.” The remaining performance dates are March 3 and 4. The show starts at 8 p.m. on both nights. All performances are held at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills. 718-497-4922.


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.


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.

Hoagy Carmichael Tribute, composer of “Stardust,” “Up the Lazy River, and “Georgia on My Mind,” with the Stardust Orchestra under the direction of pianist Tom Fay, and with the Small Frys, the Broadway singers Becky Lillie and Dwayne Grayman, and tap dancer Tony Waag, on Sun., March 12 at 3 p.m. at Queensborough Community College in Bayside. Tickets are $28, $25 and $22.

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 a 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 47 Avenue at Van Dam Street, Long Island City. Tickets: $5, $3. The Astoria Jazz band performs on March 17. 718-482-5151.

Get romantic over music sung by baritone maestro Luis Maestre, in a program of classic and international songs. Relax to his renditions of Some Enchanted Evening, Besame Mucho, Moonlight Serenade, Noche de Ronda and many more. Maestre has studied at the Juilliard School and has performed in concerts throughout New York state. Performances will take place on Sat., March 4 at 3 p.m. at the Briarwood Branch, 85-12 Main St., 718-658-1690.

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 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. The 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.

On Sun., March 5 at 2 p.m. in the Central Library Auditorium, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, The Inner Circle All Stars will present “A Tribute to Nancy Wilson.” 718-990-0781.

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.

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.

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 Copland School of Music. 718-997-3802

The Irish American Wolfe Tones will present in concert Ireland's Wolfe Tones at the Towerview Center, Roosevelt Ave., and 61st St., in Woodside on March 1 at 9 p.m. Admission: $20. Tickets are available at Yeats Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd. in Bayside. 718-884-3085.

The spontaneous sounds of improvisational jazz will be heard at the LaCuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College 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 pm in the college's Little Theater at 47th Ave., at Van Dam Street, Long Island City. Tickets: $5. 718- 482-5151.


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 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. Free to all. 718-224-3957.

Lili Almog post-surrealist montages at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College through March 28. Curated by Jerald Green. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 718-997-4747 for more information.

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.

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.

The Children's Choir at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 201-03 29th Ave., Bayside, will meet Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Children through grade 6 welcome. 718-352-7644.

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, from March 5 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 Afrikan Poetry Theatre Inc. 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica presents “Black Passion” Donna Campbell on Sun., March 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. 718-523-3312.

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


Garvies Point Museum and Preserve's 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.


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.

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.


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. 12 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $10. 718-961-0030.

The Killing Kompany presents Cafe Cabaret, which will return on Fri., March 3, at The White House at 10-26 154th Street in 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 60 Ave. Douglaston. Tickets: $12, $10. 718-225-3119 or 718-229-4523 or 718-428-180.

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 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.


“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.

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.

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