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By The Times-Ledger

Auditions/Rehearsals

The Outrageous Fortune Company, 42-24 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston will hold auditions for Arcadia, the award winning play by Tom Stoppard, on Fri., Jan. 5 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 718-428-2500.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory (STAR) always welcomes retired persons interested in acting. To arrange for an audition, call Stan Guttman at 224-2729.

The Great Neck Choral Society in its 44th year is inviting singers to share their musical experiences. Auditions for all voices will be held privately on Wed., Jan. 10, 17, and 24 at 98 p.m. in the choral room at Great Neck South Middle School. 718-969-7221.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra continues biweekly Wednesday evening rehearsals at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals begin at 7:45 p.m. 718-591-3456.

Clubs/Live Entertainment

Amazura, 91-12 14th Pl., Jamaica 718-298-6760 DJ Latin, salsa, merengue, Fridays and Saturdays.

Backdraft's, 73-11 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills 718-263-4760 DJ Thursdays-Saturdays.

Bickles, 163-17 Archer Ave. (bet. Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and 165th Street) 718–658-1400. Open mic and jam session Thursday nights.

Calypso City, 121-08 Jamaica Ave. Richmond Hill 718-847-8900 Calypso music Fridays and Saturdays.

Castle Heights, 83-11 Northern Blvd. Jackson Heights 718-898-9584. Heavy metal music.

Charisma, 71-46 Main St., Flushing 718-268-2800. Singles night, DJ Thursdays. Ballroom dancing, Wednesdays.

Cheyenne Roadhouse, 71-46 Main St., Flushing 718-268-2800 Miles Ahead Ensemble, Mondays.

Club DNA, 25-22 34th Ave., Astoria 718-784-1822 DJ Chris “The Greek,” Saturdays.

Club Illusions, 125-22 Merrick Blvd., Springfield Gardens 718-978- 0300. Miles Ahead Ensemble , Fridays Karaoke, 8 p.m. Tuesdays.

Club Pulse, 92-77 Queens Blvd., Rego Park 718-997-8661. House DJ, Thursdays DJ, salsa, merengue and Latin pop, upstairs, Spanish rock, downstairs Fridays. DJ, hip-hop, reggae, salsa, house and merengue, Saturdays.

Club X Press, 89-25 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. 718-707-7037. DJ, hip hop, reggae, R&B, Latin, gay and lesbian party, Thursdays-Saturdays.

Cooper's Alehouse, 70-26 88th St., Glendale. 718-326-7435 Live bands, Fridays and Saturdays.

Crazy Moose Saloon, 40-07 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 718-224-0690. Live bands and DJs.

The Douglaston Manor, 63-20 Commonwealth Blvd., Douglaston 718-224-8787, DJ, Latin night, Wednesdays.

F. Scotts, 42-15 235th St., Douglaston 718-225-1866 Jazz Tones, Fridays.

Fuzzy's, 239-21 Braddock Ave., Bellerose 718-347-9843. Live bands.

Hollywood and Main Cafe, 57-33 Main St., Flushing 718-321-9670. DJ Fridays and Saturdays.

Ilusiones, 36-21 Steinway St., Astoria 718-729-6476. Live Latin music Wednesdays-Sundays.

Irish Rover, 37-18 28th Ave., Astoria 718-278-9372 Live music Saturdays, Irish music Sundays

Kilmegan, 60-19 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside 718-803-9206 Live bands.

Krash, 34-48 Steinway St., Astoria 718-937-2400 Alternative dance club, DJ, hard music.

La Kueva, 28-26 Steinway St., Astoria 718-267-9069 Live Spanish rock music.

Melange, 70-28 Austin St., Forest Hills, 718-268-4524 DJ, '70s to '90s tunes, Fridays and Saturdays, and Karaoke, Wednesdays.

Nite of Stars Cafe, 201-10 Linden Blvd., St. Albans 718-978-7001. Miles Ahead Ensemble Thursdays. The cafe also presents Jazz Live every Friday at 11 p.m. Fine soul food. Open Mic nights. Hostess Lady Jeanette, Starmaid Mary and Marie. All musicians are welcome to come and jam. 718-523-2102.

Outfield Inn, 79-56 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village 718-326-7496 Live bands.

P.J. Currans, 217 Beach 116th St., Rockaway Beach 718-474-8921. Karaoke Thursdays and Sundays.

Ryan's, 50-02 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City 718-784-5557 Live music, Saturdays, Jam session with The Pick-Up Allstars, Sundays, Karaoke, Wednesdays

Soca Paradise, 205-20 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, 718-464-3600. “Soul plus calypso equals soca,” Fridays and Saturdays.

Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing, 718-358-9355. Open mike Thursdays.

Tropical Paradise Lounge, 103-02 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village 718-465-3535 Miles Ahead Ensemble, Sundays

Voodoo Lounge, 47-29 Bell Blvd., Bayside 718-224-7576 Live bands (sometimes, only New York appearances)

Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd., Bayside 718-225-0652. Light music with a live band every other Wednesday night; Karaoke every Thursday, Irish music every Sunday.

Yer Man's Irish Pub, 119-11 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills 718-441-3939. Live bands, Fridays. Karaoke, Sundays and Tuesdays

Concerts

Westbury Music Fair kicks off the 2001 Country Concert Series with Superstar Alan Jackson, who will preforming on Sat., Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $60. 631-888-9000.

Lou Rawls, the Grammy Award-winning artist whose chart-busting recordings include You'll Never Find (Another Love Like Mine), Groovy People, Natural Man and Wind Beneath My Wings, appears on Fri., Feb. 3 in Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' Reckson Jazz at Tilles series. The 8 p.m. concert is sponsored by Reckson Associates. Tickets: $48, $35, $25, $42, $32, $22. 516- 299-3100.

One of the world's oldest orchestras and one that is rich in tradition, the Dresden Staatskapelle will be led by its chief conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Sat., Jan. 27. The all-Beethoven program for the 8 pm concert includes Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 8. 516-299-3100.

“Sneakers: A Pop-Rock Musical” – Kids in grades K-4 can enjoy a musical about being a kid today, dealing with self-esteem, teamwork, generosity, friendship in this interactive high-energy show by The Sneakers Music Co. will be held on Fri., Dec. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Fresh Meadows Branch Public Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway; Preregistration. 718-454-7272.

Broadway star and recording artist Linda Eder will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. 631-888-9000.

R&B greats The O'Jays and Gerald Levert will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., Feb 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $47.50. 631-888-9000.

African-American Classical Music with The Cliff Lee Duo. Lyrical trumpeter Cliff Lee presents music of the masters, Miles Davis, Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and others, are on display at The Far Rockaway Branch Public Library, 1637 Central Ave., Far Rockaway. 718-327-2549.

Events

First Night in Queens is at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, starting with storytelling and arts and crafts at the Queens Wildlife Center, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Then there's skating at the World's Fair Ice Skating Rink from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a great view of the Unisphere.

Special First Night activities at the New York Hall of Science from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. include live demos of laser optics, chemistry, flight, and “magic,” and creating kaleidoscopes make it/take it activities, and more. The ongoing SPORT exhibit, exploring the science behind sports, will be open, too.

From 5:30 to 11 p.m., the Queens Museum of Art presents a light show over the Panorama of New York intricately detailed scale model of the five boroughs, a mini film festival, “Circle the World” storytelling, “Heads and Tales” masks and stories, discovering ancestors dating back to 9 A.D., making a chair out of newspapers, and more.

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Queens Theatre in the Park presents “Jazzethnics” – contemporary jazz and Brazilian music – traditional and contemporary music of the Andes, and more.

A countdown and fireworks starts at 10:30 p.m. Outdoor music is presented by Grupo Yahuba Latino percussion ensemble, and New Life Band. One ticket – $10 for adults, $5 for children 2 to 12, free for under 2 – covers all the events. Tickets are available at the sites in advance or at the door, or call Ticketmaster, 212-307-7171.

Celebrate The True Millennium this New Year's Eve at the Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32 Ave., Bayside. A full open bar, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, A 5-course sit-down dinner served to you, choice of Prime Rib or Chicken, 5-piece orchestra with singer. Admission: $87.50. 718-428-0434 or 352-2910.

“Kwanzaa! A Time to Celebrate” will be presented at the Hollis Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave. at 1 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 28. Linda H. Humes, accompanied by a drummer, tells stories and sings for the entire family.

The first Toy Soldier Show of the new year will be Jan. 14 at the Radisson Hotel, 135-30 140 St. It will feature 50 tables of toy soldiers from top dealers. Admission: $7, under 12, free. 718-322-2300.

The Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, hosts a bird walk for children 3 to 4 years old Jan. 6 and 20. The $10 fee includes materials and a snack. Pre-registration is required: 718-229-4000. The center also offers a variety of activities for people of all ages.

Exhibits

The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica presents “Jazz Harmonies In Black Life” by Bill Schneck, portraits of Jazz artists. Wine and cheese reception on Sun., Jan. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission.718-523-3312.

Valerie Atkisson displays a unique mural showing her Norwegian ancestry at the Queens Museum of Art through Jan. 28. 718-592-9700

Civil rights photograph of Ernest C. Withers covering 1955 to 1968, are now on view through Jan. 13 at Queens Library Gallery, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica.

The National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway will present an exhibition of the art work of the teaching staff at the League, Jan. 8 through Jan. 19. Everyone is invited to this creative exhibition. Free admission. 718-224-4953.

“Tiffany: Behind the Glass” continues at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Also continuing is “Seductions and Games” by Maureen Connor. 718-592-9700.

Queensborough Community College Holocaust Resource Center and Archives presents “Janusz Korczak's Warsaw” through June 30, 2001 The exhibit traces the career of Janusz Korczak in Warsaw until his death at Treblinka in August, 1942. Consists of a narrative text, photographs and documents. Library Basement, Room 30. Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free event. 718-225-1617.

Six artists living with HIV/AIDS reflect their lives in New Beginnings exhibit in honor of World AIDS Day through Dec. 29 at the Queens Independent Living Center, 140-40 Queens Blvd., Jamaica. 718-658-2526.

Try rock climbing, the balance beam and check to see if your baseball pitch is World Series material through Jan. 7 at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Action-packed and filled with intriguing hands-on and interactive experiences. SPORT covers everything in the world of sports from aerodynamics to a trial wheelchair sprint. 718-699-0005

Science and technology shed a whole new light on traditional printmaking and photography by creating new, exciting forms of contemporary art. Art and Science Collaborations brings its third annual digital art competition exhibition, Digital 2000 to the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. 718-699-0005

The History of the Great Hall, The Architecture of the New York Hall of Science is presented by the Hall , 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This compact panel exhibit spotlights the New York Hall of Science, built for the 1964 -1965 World's Fair. Discover the Great Hall, its architect, Wallace K. Harrison, and the history behind its seven-story blue stained glass serpentine walls. 718-699-0005

The Rockaway Artists Alliance in conjunction with Gateway National Recreation Area presents “Seasonal Sensations,” a holiday exhibition of member works. The exhibition runs through Jan. 14 in studio-6 (building T-6) in Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area, Rockaway, Queens. 718 474-0861 or e-mail: [email protected].

Faces tell a thousand stories, the eyes are the windows of the soul. Esther Kirchevsly teaches portrait drawing to novices and practices artists at the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents “My Haitian Diary” by Francois Rides Garcia. Free admission. Also, the Afrikan Poetry Theatre continues its exhibit, “Perspective Visions” by Philip Howell, a photo essay, at the Center For Culture, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. 718-523-3312.

“Angels of Deliverance,” an exhibit on the Underground Railroad continues through Feb. 25, 2001 at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. 718-939-0647.

The Rockaway Artists Alliance, in conjunction with Gateway National Recreation Area presents “Interior – Exterior,” a member exhibition running from Jan. 20 through Feb. 18 in studio-6 (building T-6) in Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area, Rockaway, Queens. Opening reception is Saturday, Jan. 27 from noon to 3 p.m. 718 474-0861 or e-mail: [email protected].

“Castle,” “6,500 years of Bayside History,” and other exhibits are on display at the Bayside Historical Society Mondays through Saturdays. 718-3521548.

Queens artist Patrice Piard's work, including “Effervescence,” is on display at 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan through Jan. 5.

Film/TV

“Making Seinfeld” as well as props and other materials used on the sets of network news shows from 1992 to 1999 are on display at the Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue and 36th Street, Astoria.

Also at the museum is a “Weekend Tribute to Willem Dafoe,” including a screening of “Shadow of the Vampire,” Jan. 6-7. 718-784-0077.

The museum's “Repertory Nights” conclude Sat. Dec. 30. 718-784-0077.

“Eyes on the Prize,” documenting the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, will be shown at the langston Hughes Community Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd. in Corona Jan. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 24, 25, and 31. Free admission. 718-273-2060.

Instruction/lectures

The Flushing Camera Club will meet at 7:45 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 3, 2001 for the first meeting of the year. Program will be a “How To” Photography Workshop. photography techniques and camera operation will be explored. The Club meets the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month at the Flushing Hospital Administration Building, 45th Ave., and Burling Street, Flushinig. Free and open to the public.718-441-6210.

Traditional Greek folk dances are taught weekly at the Greek Cultural Center, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South., Astoria. Classes are forming now for the beginning and advanced dancer through June. Registration is ongoing. Classes are held on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. for adult beginners and 9:30 p.m. for the advanced. Children's classes are held on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. (for ages 6-10) and 7:15 p.m. (for ages 10-14) 718-726-7329. Pedro Pacheco will give a slide lecture of his art work on The Essential in Art, the creative attitude of the artist on Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. All are welcome. Refreshments provided. 718-224-4953.

A free, three-hour training session for parents of children up to 3 years old with developmental delays or disabilities, is offered by the state Department of Health from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 10 at the Queens Borough Public Library auditorium, 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.

Performances

Black Spectrum Theatre Company will celebrate the history of African American Culture through interpretive dance and highlight the soulful musical legacy of Brook Benton's “Rainy Night in Georgia”. The evening performances are choreographed by Esther Grant-Walker and Obediah Wright, Both highly accomplished dancers and choreographers whose work spreads internationally, Broadway, television, movies and collaborations with Debbie Alien and Eryka Badu. Performances are Jan 12 and Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20, $15, $12.50. 718-723-1800 ext. 15.

The World Of Magic with Vincent J. Moccia, for teens will be held on Thurs., Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. at the Fresh Meadows Branch Public Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows. Professional entertainer Vincent “J” Moccia, past president of The Society of American Magicians, performs feats of magic with rope, cards, coins, silks and more. Classic illusions still being performed today will be discussed or demonstrated. Preregistration. 718-454-7272.

The Rego Park Library, 91-41 63rd Drive, hosts storytelling and puppetry in English and Russian at 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 30.

The Moscow Festival Ballet performs Don Quixote, the full-length “Ballet de la Mancha” in three acts on Sat., Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. at Queensborough Community College. Music by Leon Minkus, choreography by Marius Petipa. Presented as part of QCC's Professional Performing Arts Series. Tickets: $26. 718-631-6311.

“Kwanzaa! A Time to Celebrate” will be presented at the Hollis Library, 202-05 Hillside Ave. at 1 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 28. Linda H. Humes, accompanied by a drummer, tells stories and sings for the entire family.

The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, one of the most popular attractions of Tilles Center for the Performing Art's “Cabaret at Club T” series, return to the Club T stage for 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. performances on Sat., Feb. 3 (a change of performance date). The series is produced for Tilles Center by Jack Globenfelt and is held in the Hillwood Recital Hall. The 10 p.m. performance is sponsored by AT&T. Tickets: $25. 516-299-3100.

Two new musicals produced by the internationally known Acting Company will perform at Queens Theatre In The Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. “O Pioneers!” will be presented Sat., Jan. 6 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. “The Comedy of Errors” is on Sat., Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $26, 24, $20 and $16. 718-760-0064.

Into the Woods, written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine blend a new and old storybook characters on a journey of growth and self discovery. This unique fairy tale brings together Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and some of your favorite fairy tale characters on one stage at the Fantasy Playhouse, 317 Merrick Road., Lynbrook. Tickets: $15, $13. 516-599-1982.

Storytelling And Puppetry In English and Russian, Performed by People and Puppets Company, featuring Yevgeniy Itskovich and Yelena Pepelina will be Sat., Dec. 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the Rego Park Branch Public Library, 91-41 63rd Drive, Rego Park. 718-459-5140.

A Murder Odyssey, a special murder mystery New Year's Eve dinner and dance show with open bar, champagne toast and more will be held on Sun., Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. at the White House, 10-26 154th St., Astoria. Admission: $42. 516-877-7744.

Murder At The Sock Hop, a murder mystery dinner and dance show will be held on Fri., Jan 19 at Riccardo's, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria. Admission: $40. 718-721-7777.

Teatro Lirico D'Europa returns to Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Fri., Feb. 2 with one of the world's best-loved grand operas, Verdi's Aida. The 8 p.m. performance is sung in Italian with English supertitles and features a full orchestra. The performance is an event of the A Night at the Opera series which is sponsored by The New York Times. Tickets: $42, $39). 516-299-3100.

Poetry

Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing presents Open Mic Night on the first Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Calls all poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights and comedians. 718-424-6494.

Open Mic for poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights, and comedians is held on the first Monday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights. 718-424-6494.

The Center For Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, presents its annual Poetry Slam! Poets, writers, rappers! and listeners! Cash prizes. Winners in two categories: Performance and Literary content. Winners will also be featured poets at jazz concerts. Slam will be televised on QPTV cable. (Reading/performance 5 minute limit) Admission: $5. Sat., Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. 718-523-3312.

Mondays! Mondays! hosted by Irene Mallinger and Ross Newbrough: Open Mike, Musicians, Singers, Actors, Playwrights Comedians, held on the first Monday of every month at Cafe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Singles

“Large Encounters” holds a dance party Fri. night, Dec. 29 at Dance Charisma, 71-46 Main St., Flushing 212-479-7999.

Sociable Singles for Jewish professionals 33-55 hosts “Improve Relationships in 2001” at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 9 at the Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. 718-268-5011.

Seniors

The Forest Hills Senior Cener offers line dancing at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. 718-699-1010.

The Kew Gardens Community Center offers a variety of exercise, art, and other classes and activities throughout the week. 718-268-5960.

The Rego Park Senior Center offers meals, health screenings, housing clinics, ballroom dancing, line dancing, and other events and activities. 718-896-8511.

Teens

The Chess and Game Club for teens gathers at 4:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 28 at the Hillcrest Library, 187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing.

The Central Library holds art workshops for teens 4 p.m. Wednesdays. 718-990-8665.

Workshops

The Acting Workshop of Queens continues this fall at the Forest Hills Adult Center, 67-01 110th Street, at Forest Hills High School on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fee is $150. 718 263-8066.

The Forest Hills Community House, 108-25 62nd Drive, offers a weekly, multi-media creative arts group for teens through age 18 on Monday evenings. 718-592-5757.

Esther Krichevsky teaches portrait drawing to novices and practiced artists at Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202 on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.

The Queens Museum of Art presents free Family Drop-In Art Workshops every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 718-592-9700.

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