Arts & Entertainment Listings

By The Times-Ledger


Auditions for the Parkside Players' winter production, “Veronica's Room,” a thriller by Ira Levin, are at 8 p.m. Thurs. and Fri., Dec. 7 and 8, and Mon. Dec. 11 at Grace L utheran Church, 71st Road and Union Turnpike in Forest Hills. The play calls for two men, one in his 30s and the other older, and two women, one in her 20s and the other older. Performance dates are in February and March. 718-454-6190.

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

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


The Oratorio Society of Queens presents “A Holiday Celebration” at 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 17 at Bayside High School, Corporal Kennedy Street at 32nd Avenue. 718-460-0726.

The Martin Luther King High School Fine Arts Department hosts its annual Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 15 in the school gymnasium, 60-02 Maspeth Ave. Admission is free (donations accepted) 718-894-4000.

The Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music presents a fully costumed holiday concert and festival, “Renaissance Revelries” at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 15 at the conservatory at 42-76 Main St., Flushing. Immediately following the concert is an era-appropriate supper of lamb, chicken, roasted potatoers and vegetables, mulled wine and cider. 718-461-8910.

The Holy Cross High School Christmas Concert, under the direction of John Waage, will be held on Fri., Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Holy Cross Jazz Band and The Holy Cross Concert Band will perform both classical and modern versions of Christmas favorites, holiday selections and a variety of contemporary popular music. This annual performance will feature a wide array of music including classical, rock, and jazz. Admission is to the concert is free and all are welcome. 718-886-7250

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, on display at The Far Rockaway Branch Public Library, 1637 Central Ave., Far Rockaway. 718-327-2549.

Westbury Music Fair presents Hot Winter Night III, featuring Paul Revere and The Raiders, Gary Puckett, and The Buckinghams at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 9. 212-307-7171.

The Queensborough Community College Chorus and Orchestra, featuring Gospel singer Gloria Weems will perform on Sat., Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. Favorite works for chorus and orchestra, including Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, Dvorak's magnificent setting of Psalm 149, the beautiful and turbulent Polovetsian Dances from Borodin's colorful opera Prince Igor. Tickets: $10, $8. 718-631-6311.

The Sacred Heart Music Choral of Richmond Hill performs the Christmas Oratorio of Saint-Saens and Britten's Ceremony of Carlos, with orchestra and soloists on Sun., Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 86-40 114 St., Richmond Hill. Admission: $10, $7. 718-849-1437.

Catch the Yule Tide Spirit on Wed. Dec. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston Admission: $16. 718-229-4000.

St. John's University hosts its 10th annual Christmas Concert on Sat., Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall, Queens Campus. The University Mixed Chorus and Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra. Free Admission. 718-990-6365.

Queens College Choral Society holds its 60th annual Winter Concert on Sat., Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Colden Center for Performing Arts at Queens College. Tickets: $15, $13, $2. 718-793-8080 or 718-997-ARTS.

Queensborough Community College presents “Guitar Ensemble and Vocal Class” on Wed., Dec. 13 at 2:15 p.m. Carlo Valte and Sheila Schonbrun, Directors. A varied program of light and more serious music, combining the talents oftwo outstanding performance groups. Kurzweil Recital Hall, Humanities Building, Room 144. Free event. 718- 631-6393.

Smooth Jazz Christmas will bring holiday joy to Westbury Music Fair on Sun., Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. with Dave Koz and his special friends Peter White, Brenda Russell and Rick Braun. This is Koz's fourth consecutive tour performing holiday selections with Peter, Brenda and Rick as well as from his “December Makes Me Feel This Way” CD featuring Christmas classics. Tickets: $30. 212-307-7171.

Crystal Gayle will bring out the holiday spirit on Sun., Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. when she performs “A Crystal Gayle Christmas” at Westbury Music Fair. Tickets: $30 Call 212-307-7171 for tickets.

Kenny Rogers brings his Christmas Tour to Westbury Music Fair on Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. and on Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets: $85. 212- 307-7171.

Queens College Choral Society holds its 60th Annual Winter Concert on Sat., Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Colden Center for Performing Arts at Queens College. Tickets: $15, $13 ($2 discount for students and seniors). 718-793-8080 or 718-997-ARTS.


The Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to Queens Theatre in the Park Sat., Dec. 16 at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. 718-760-0064.

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.


The Flushing Rotary Annual Holiday Extravaganza is Sat., Dec. 9 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at The Reception House, 167-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing. Admission: $85 singles, $160 couples.

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.

Sisterhood of Temple Israel of Jamaica will hold Coffee and Conversation: Crypto-Judaism and The Inquisition in 16th Century Mexico with speaker Selma Perlstein on Tues., Dec. 12 at 12:30 p.m. 718-776-4400.


“Tiffany: Behind the Glass” continues at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 718-592-9700.

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills Artists Discovery Program winner Richard Miceli, exhibit 20 works now through Dec. 13 at the Alliance of Queens Artists Gallery. Admission: free. 718-520-9842.

Nikon's Small World Photo Exhibition will be on display from Dec. 9 through Jan. 15 at The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The 20 Winning photomicrographs capture the detail and beauty of the very small in a brilliant spectrum of colors. 718-699-0005.

Large colorful abstract painting by Theresa Greenberg, an executive at the Forest Hills Community House, will be on display at the Lowe Gallery at the Hudson Guild, 441 West 25th until Dec. 8. 718-288-5960.

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 email: [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.

Queensborough Community College's Holocaust Resource Center and Archives presents “Janusz Korczak's Warsaw.” The exhibit, now through June 30, 2001 at the center, traces the career of orphanage director Janusz Korczak in Warsaw until his death at Treblinka in August 1942. The QCC center is at 222-05 65th Ave., Bayside. Narrative text, photographs and documents. 718-225-1617.

“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 email: [email protected].


The Kew Gardens Community Center features a movie every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 718-268-5960.

Berlin Cinema will be featured on Sat., Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at The American Museum of the Moving Image. Admission: $8.50, $5.50, $4.50. 718-784-0077

Restored Print With Live Music By Donald Sosin Berlin, Symphony Of A City will be shown on Sat., Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at The American Museum of the Moving Image. Admission: $8.50, $5.50, $4.50. 718-784-0077.


Queens Theatre In The Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Virginia Stage Company present Yasmina Reza's internationally acclaimed comedy, ART, about friendship turned upside down when one of three male friends buys an expensive, all-white painting through Dec. 10. Tickets: $26, $24, $20, $18, $16. 718-760-0064.

Queensborough Community College presents “Beyond Therapy” on Dec, 8, 9, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m.: Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Bargain matinee ($1) Wed., Dec. 13 at 2:15 p.m. Christopher Durang's hilarious Broadway comedy about relationships. Directed by Michael Cesarano. Presented by QCC's Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts. Not suitable for children under 15. Shadowbox Theater, Z Building. Limited reserved seating. Tickets: $8, $5. 718-631-6284.

Trinity Lutheran Church presents a Holiday Community Coffeehouse, featuring the Lionhearted Players and poet Ella Louise Smith at the church undercroft, 31-18 37th St. (at 31st avenue) at 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 16. 718-278–0036.

Actor Douglas Broyles brings Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to life with his telling of A Christmas Carol, the immortal tale about a 19th century London miser's Yuletide redemption, on Thurs., Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Glendale Branch, 78-60 73rd Place,Glendale. 718-821-4980.

Theatre Workshop Productions at the fantasy Playhouse in Lynbrook, L.I. presents the musical Grease, and in other perforamances, the classic Beauty and the Beast. Call 516-599-1982 for dates and tickets.

Powell Leonard and the Lionhearted Players, along with performance poet Ella Louise Smith, will present original theater works at the Lyden Nursing Home, 27-37 27 St., Long Island City. on Sat., Dec. 9. This special holiday event will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 718-278-0036.

Linda Ipanema and her Dixie Cats bring jazz to the Queens Museum of Art at its next “First Thursday” event from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 7 at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 718-592-9700.

The Queens College Choral Society, Dr. Larry Eisman, director, presents the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah, including the “Hallelujah Chorus” and Gabriel Faure's haunting “Requiem” on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15, $13. 718-793 8080.

Grade school students from the Forest Hills Jewish Center School Choir sing Chanukah songs at 11 a.m. Mon., Dec. 18 at Barnes & Noble, 70-00 Austin St., Forest Hills. Free admission. 718-793-1395.

Queens Theatre in the Park presents “A Chanukah Cabaret” mixing traditional and new songs with comedy to celebrate the Festival of Lights at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 23. 718-760-0064.

The Outrageous Fortune Company presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile, the comedy by Steve Martin, at Queens Theatre in the Park at 8 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9, and 3 p.m. Dec. 10. 718-760-0064.

The Broadway Kids make their Long Island debut with an exclusive engagement at Port Washington's Jeanne Rimsky Theater. The performances are Sat., Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets: $20, $25. 516- 767-6444.

The Oratorio Society of Queens presents portions of Handel's “Messiah” and other traditional holiday works at Bayside High School at 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 17. 718-460-0726.

“O Pioneers!” an uplifting and moving tale that sheds light on the vast landscape of American identity with a gripping story and beautiful songs will be presented by Queens Theatre in The Park, Flushing, on Sat., Jan. 6, 2001 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. 718-760-0064.

“A Dickens of a Nightmare” will be presented by Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Single Men and Women ages 25-49 on Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Hollis Woods Community Church, 215-16 82nd Ave. (at Bell Boulevard) Tickets: $12. 212-735-3279.

“The Comedy of Errors,” by William Shakespeare, with lyrics by Trevor Nunn and music by Guy Woolfenden, directed by John Rando will be presented by Queens Theatre in The Park on Sat., Jan. 13, 2001 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. 718-760-0064. Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside presents Flamenco with Andrea Del Conte Danza Espana through Dec. 17, Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets: $20, $18. 718-729-3880.

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.

The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater, under the leadership of internationally acclaimed puppeteer Vit Horejs, brings their troupe of century-old hand-carved marionette puppets to the Queens Museum of Art for an afternoon performance of holiday classics, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. The program will include A Christmas Carol, Oy Hanukkah and an assortment of other Winter Tales. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.


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.(Readinglperformance 5 minute limit) Admission: $5. Sat., Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. 718-523-3312.


The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra begins its 31st season with biweekly Wednesday evening rehearsals at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Rehearsals begin at 7:45 p.m. 718-591-3456.


The first Toy Soldier Show of the new year will be held on 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 Queens Historical Society and the Voelker-Orth Museum sponsor a holiday bus tour to the New York Botanical Gardens on Wed., Dec. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., in Flushing. Fee: $20, $15. 718-939-0647.


The Acting Workshop of Queens continues this fall at the Forest Hills Adult Center, 67-01 110th St., 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.

“The Motives For Making Art” is offered at the Queens Museum of Art through Dec. 21. Meetings are held on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. in the museum theater. Sessions are free for museum members and $5 for non members. 718-592-9700.

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