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Auditions/Rehearsals

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

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.

Classes

Art classes are offered at The Cultural Arts Department of the Central Queens YM&YMHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. 718-268-5011.

Concerts

Mary Wilson and The Supremes, along with Dennis Edwards' Temptation Review, will perform at Westbury Music Fair on Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. 212-307-7171.

The Bellerose-Floral Park Lions Club, 126 Carnation Ave., Floral Park presents its second annual Doo-Wop Concert to benefit the Guide Dog Foundation on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Howard T. Herber Middle School. Hosted by WCBS FM 101.1's Don K. Reed. Tickets: $25. 516-437-2509.

Westbury Music Fair kicks off the 2001 Country Concert Series with Alan Jackson performing on Sat., Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $60. 212-307-7171.

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony at 8 p.m., Fri., Feb. 23 at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at Long Island University. 516-299-3100.

Johnny Mathis, one of the most enduring figures in popular music, has recorded more than 100 albums, including many that have become milestones in 20th century popular culture. For the first time in three years, Mathis will perform his satin smooth vocals at Westbury Music Fair on Fri., March 2 and Sat., March 3. Both performances are at 8 pm. Tickets: 212- 307-7171.

Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan will grace the stage at Westbury Music Fair on Thurs., March 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30. 212-307-7171.

Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall along with special guests Ron White and Larry The Cableguy, Foxworthy and Engvall appear at Westbury Music Fair on March l0 at 6 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets: $37.50. 212-307-7171.

The third Doo-Wop Golden Oldies Concert will take place on March 31 at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross High School, 26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing. The event will be hosted by Don K Reed of WCBC FM 101.1 and will feature five Doo-Wop acts: The Classics, Passions, Mystics, Chantels, Emotions, and one Acapella Group. Tickets: $25. 718-224-1226.

A winter break performance, “Earth Beat Concert” will be Tues., Feb. 20 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (check in at 10:30) at Alley Pond Environemental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Admission: $6. $4, $2. 718-229-4000.

Buster Poindexter brings his “Hot! Hot! Hot!” performance to Westbury Music Fair on Fri., March 9 at 8 p.m.. Tickets: $32.50. 212-307-7171.

Irish Candelight Cafe Night with Morningstar, performing authentic Irish Ballads, folk songs and love song will be held on Sat., March 3 at 7 p.m. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. Fee: $15. 718-358-0067.

Up 'N Irish, a rousing celebration of all things Irish, comes to Westbury Music Fair on Thurs., March 8 at 8 pm with Andy Cooney, Brendan Grace and Dermot O'Brien. Tickets: $30. 212-307-7171.

R&B star Isaac Hayes and sitcom star D.L. Hughley come to Westbury Music Fair at 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 17. Tickets: 212-307-7171.

The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra of the Queens Festival Orchestra Association presents the second concert of its 37th season on Sun., Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Tickets: $5, $3. 516-785-2532.

Dick Fox's Valentine's Doo-Wop extravaganza arrives at Westbury Music Fair at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 10. Selections include “The Locomotion,” “The Closer You Are,” and “Guardian Angel,” many more. Tickets: 212-307-7171.

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.

The Queens Museum of Art highlights a range of compelling glass works in an exhibition titled “Heart of Glass,” on display from Feb. 22 through May 27. The seven international artists included in this survey take a conceptual and poetic approach to the medium while demonstrating its versatility. A kaleidoscope of shape, texture, color and size is employed by each artist to evoke visceral reactions to their themes of nature, science, folklore, myths, and history. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.

“Gospel in America” on Sat., Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Hollis Branch, 202-05 Hillside Avenue, is a celebration of gospel and spiritual music. Presented by Yaffa Productions II, Inc., the performance will span the history of spirituals and gospel music and its place in American culture. 718-465-7355.

Mike McClenan and the Jazz Elders present a “Tribute to America's Greatest Composers” on Sat., Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street. The group will be performing a selection of ballads, show tunes and instrumental classics from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra and other. 718-661-1200.

Cliff Lee Plus Three, led by lyrical trumpeter Cliff Lee, will present an afternoon concert of “African-American Classical Music” on Sat., Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at the South Ozone Park Branch, 128-16 Rockaway Boulevard. Mr. Lee will mesmerize audiences with music from the masters – Miles Davis, Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and others. 718-529-1660.

On Sat., Feb. 17 at 3 p.m., the Bennett Harris Blues Duo will present the “Blues Tunes Of Robert Johnson and Bessie Smith” at the Rego Park Branch, 91-41 63 Drive, 718-459-5140. Celebrate the flavor and spirit of the old-time blues with Queens natives Bennett Harris on vocal, guitar, harmonica and even the circa-1941 steel guitar, and Gary Brooks on Fender bass. The Bennett Harris Blues Duo will also be performing the “Blues Tunes Of Robert Johnson and Bessie Smith” on Sat., Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Ozone Park Branch, 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard. 718-845-3127.

“Brazilian Soul” featuring De'bora and John Watts, explores the rich, rhythmic power and sensuality of African music found in the contemporary musical styles of Brazil. Enjoy Samba, Bossa Nova, music from Bahia and Musica Popular de Brazil, including traditional music from Brazil, as well as engrossing stories about the songs, composers and performers who bring the music to life. The performance is on Wed., Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Court Square Branch, 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, 718-937-2790.

Dancing

Ballroom Dancing is held Wednesdays at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St., Flushing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 718-268-2800.

Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, presents Country Line Dancing on Mondays for beginners from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Intermediates learn from 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Admission: $5, $6. 718-358-0067.

Irish dancing lessons with All-Ireland dancing champion Niall O'Leary are offered at Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd. in Bayside from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday. 212-726-1602.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents ballroom dancing every Friday at 2 p.m. Admission: $40. 718-423-8179.

Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, presents free line dance lessons every Monday at 3 p.m. and every Friday at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.

Line Dancing with Steve is held every Monday at Community Education Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 718-423-8179.

Dances

Israeli and Folk Dance Class is held every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 209 St., and Cross Island Parkway. Instructors Rae and George Nemoviche. 718-428-6363.

St. Francis Prep, 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd. Francis Lewis Blvs, Fresh Meadows presents a Fabulous 50s Dance starring The Drifters and The 5 Wishes on Sat., Feb. 10 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission:$30. Food and Open Bar all night. Coffee and desert.

Italian Charities of America, Inc., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will hold a Saturday Dance on Feb. 10 and 14 from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. and Sunday Dances on Feb. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission: $8, $10, $7. 718-478-3100.

Dramatic Presentations

Dramatizations of some of Langston Hughes' best beloved works will take center stage in Simple Stories II on Mon., Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Cambria Heights Branch, 220-20 Linden Boulevard, 718-528-3535, and again on Mon., Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the St. Albans Branch, 191-05 Linden Boulevard, 718-528-8196.

What would have happened if Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. had actually met? “The Meeting” is a dramatized account of what might have taken place between two strong leaders with differing views on achieving civil rights. The URAEUS Repertory Theatre will perform at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Blvd., on Wed., Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. 718-651-1100.

Veteran actor Marvin Kazembe Jefferson portrays the iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King and tells stories about his life, focusing on the years 1965 -1967 in “Martin Luther King: A Chautauqua.” This one-man play will be presented on Sat., Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Far Rockaway Branch, 1637 Central Avenue, 718-327-2549 and on Thurs., Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the East Elmhurst Branch, 95-06 Astoria Boulevard, 718-424-2619.

Beijing Opera vocalist Yin Cao Zhang joins yangqin traditional instrument player Bao Jie Gao, gao hu traditional instrument player Zhi Peng Sheng, and xun traditional instrument player Wei Wei in this authentic cultural performance. This program is repeated on Sat., Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Queensboro Hill Branch, 60-05 Main Street, Flushing. 718-359-8332.

Meet Author Edwidge Danticat on Sat., Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Laurelton Library Branch, 134-26 225th Street. Ms. Danticat's novel, A Farming of Bones, poetically yet brutally recounts the 1937 slaughter of thousands of Haitians living and working in the Dominican Republic by the dictator Rafael Trujillo, as well as the physical cruelties of working the sugar cane fields. Danticat's collection of short stories, Krik? Krak! was a National Book Award finalist; her novel Breath, Eyes, Memory was selected by Oprah Winfrey. For further information, phone 718-528-2822.

The 15th annual Langston Hughes Celebration will be Sat. Feb. 10 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Boulevard. The full day festival honoring the “poet laureate of the Harlem Renaissance” begins at noon with a screening of a biographical film on the life of Langston Hughes, The Dream Keeper, followed by a talk by the filmmaker St. Clair Bourne. At 2 p.m., enjoy vocals by Chambet. Dramatizations of some of Langston Hughes' best beloved works will take center stage at 3 p.m. in Simple Stories II. The Genesis Dance Performing Ensemble will set poetry to motion at 4:30 p.m. The Long Island String Quartet performs at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Eddie Allen Latin Jazz Ensemble at 7 p.m. 718-651-1100.

The Bayside Historical Society will hold an Antique Show and Valentine Brunch on Sat., Feb.. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost $25. Antique show: $5. 718-352-1548.

Events

Talk with Bruce Edward Hall, author of “Tea that Burns.” The book traces his family's emigration from China to the United States exploring the Chinese-American experience will be held on Sat., Feb. 10 at 2 p.m., at the Fresh Meadows Branch, 193-20 Horace Harding Exp., Fresh Meadows. 718-454-7272

Exhibits

The Community Church of Douglaston presents the works of three known.articles of our community. Mary Ann Klein, Diane Liberman, and Jean Rogers. Exhibit hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m on Feb.10 and I 1, 17 and 18, 24 and 25, March 3 and March 10 and 11. 718-229-2169

The Queens Museum of Art presents the exhibition, “Gio Ponli – A Metaphysical World” from Feb. 15 through May 20, revealing the full scope of Ponti's multifaceted production and contribution. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.

Look up in the sky…it's a bird…it's a plane…no, it's Not-a-Superhero, appearing at the Queens Museum of Art Feb. 22 through May 27. Artist Luca Buvoli presents the latest chapter in the adventures of Not-a-Superhero, in the exhibition Around, Around, and Away-Not-a-Superhero and the Myth of New York, the latest installment in the museum's Wall Work series. Admission: $5, $2.50. 718-592-9700.

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 to the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 718-699-0005

The History of the Great Hall – the Architecture of the New York Hall of Science is presented by the Hallin 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.

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 at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. 718-939-0647.

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

An ongoing Art Exhibit featuring Oilist Mary Ann Klein, watercolorist Diane Lieberman, and photographer Jean Rogers on Feb 10, 11, 17 ,18, 24, 25 and March 3, 10, 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Church of Doulgaslton, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 718-229-6169.

Festivals

Queens Recreation presents its third annual Winter Festival on Wed., Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 23 p.m. at Sorrentino Recreation Center, 18-48 Cornaga Ave., Far Rockaway. 718-520-5919.

Films

Steven Spielberg's epic film, “The Color Purple” will be shown on Mon., Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Central Library Auditorium, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard. This adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer-prize winning novel follows a young African-American woman over forty years. It stars Whoopi Goldberg in an Oscar-nominated performance, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey. 718-990-0700.

Critical Passions: Movies Selected By The New York Film Critics Circle will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image, 35 Avenue and 36 Street, Astoria, on Sat. Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Admission: $8.50, $5.50, $4.50. Museum members are admitted free. 718-784-0077.

“The Public Enemy” will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Sat., Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

“L'avventura” will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Sat., Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

“The Seventh Voyage Of Sinbad” will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Feb. 17 at 12 p.m.

“The Fury” will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. Admission: $8.50, $5.50, $4.50.

“The Shop Around The Corner” will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image, 35 Ave., and 36 St., Astoria, on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.

“My Man Godfrey” will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Ray Harryhausen's “Handmade Fantasies” will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image on Feb. 19 at noon.

“Shoot The Piano Player” will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m.

“Rules Of The Game” will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

“The Girl From Chicago” will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m.Admission is $8.50, $5.50, $4.50. Museum members are admitted free. 718-784-0077.

Forums

A Visual Arts Forum will be held on the second Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at La Vuelta Bistro, Long Island City. Artists are invited to bring one work of art to share. 718-274-9585.

Lectures

Novelist W.G. Sebald will be the guest of the Queens College Evening Readings on Tues., March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Music Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing. Admission: $8. 718-997-4646.

St. John's University's Center of Asian Studies continues its Yat-Sen Lecture Series on Tues., Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Seminar Room on the Queens Campus. The lecture entitles “The Agony of Victory: The First Nine Months of PResident Chen Shui-bians Administration will be delivered by Dr. Murray B. Rubinstein Department of History at Baruch/CUNY and Chair, Taiwan Studios GRoup/Association of Asian Studies. Free admission. 718-990-1526.

Meetings

The Queens College Community Orchestra will meet on Mon., Feb. 26 and will continue to meet on Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for 12 sessions. 718-997-5700.

Musical Performances

The Outragoeus Fortune Company presents Arcadia, the award winning play by Tom Stoppars, at Queens Theatre in the Park on MArch 2,3,9, and 10 at 8 p.m. and March 4 and 11 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $18, $16. 718-760-00064.

The Chinese Theater workshop presents “Kasper as a Banana,” a play about misadventures that illustrate the difficulties experienced by the city's Chinese immigrant community and raises issues common to every ethnic immigrant community newly arrived to American shores. A discussion of the play will follow the performance on Sat., Feb. 17, at 2:30 p.m. at the North Hills Branch, 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., 718-225-3550. Also on Sat., Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m at the Woodside Branch, 54-22 Skillman Ave. A discussion of the play will follow the performance. 715-420-4700

Through the magic of live musical theater, all-time favorite children's classics come to life this spring at Westbury Music Fair including, Yate's Musical Theatre's Snow White on March 10 at 11 a.m. and Peter Rabbit on April 14 at I1 a.m. Franklin the Turtle will make a stop at Westbury with Franklins Big Adventure on Sun., May 6 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. 212- 307-7171.

A novice Angel, with a special mission, is sent to earth to work as a servant for an eccentric upper-class family. The End of the World may be near. A very funny “human comedy” for the whole family to die laughing. will be held from Feb. 8 to March 11. English Performances: Thursdays at 8 p.m., and Saturdays at 3 p.m. Spanish Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m. at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. Tickets $20, $18. 718-729-3880.

Jazz aficionados and novices alike will appreciate the jazz and blues presented by “JabluZZes,” featuring vocalist Lorraine Anthanio Lofaso, Les Kurtz on keyboard and D'mitri Kolesnik on bass. Enjoy the rich earthy tones of the deep heart-wrenching blues and electric jazz of Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington and even big Maybelle! Ms. Lofaso's sound is as intimate as it is worldly, and her dramatic interpretations are both beautiful to hear and watch. Join “JAbluZZes” in performances on Mon., Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Hollis Branch, 204-01 Hollis Avenue, 718-465-6779.

The grand divas of jazz take center stage in “Jazzy Ladies,” with vocalist Lorraine Anthanio Lofaso on Thurs., Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch, 144-20 243 Street. Hear classics made famous by Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Ida Cox and Morgana King, and favorites such as “Romance in the Dark,” “My Old Flame,” and Big Mama Thornton's “You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog!” 718-528-8490.

Smooth rhythm and blues are the focus of “Yesterday and Today,” a performance by the Charles Carrington Trio, featuring vocalist Penney Dossett, Charles Carrington on keyboard and Al MacDowell on bass. The performance will take place on Sat., Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at the South Jamaica Branch, 108-41 Guy R Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, and will include selections like Gwen Guthrie's “Close To You,” Smokey Robinson's “Ooo Baby, Baby,” and Joycelyn Brown's “Somebody Else's Guy.” 718-739-4088.

Performances

The Black Spectrum Theatre, 177 Street and Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica presents Friendship Express,. Performances are Mon., Feb. 12 through Fri., Feb. 16 at 10 am. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $6. 718-723-1800.

Dream a Dream Productions, a theater repertory company, will perform scenes and monologues on selected Saturdays now through March at the Forest Hills Branch Public Library, 108-19 71st Ave. 718-268-7934.

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. All poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights and comedians are welcome. 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.

Seniors

The Forest Hills Senior Center 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.

Singles

Cyber Singles meets Thursdays at 9 p.m. at Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St. 718-268-2800.

The Central Queens Y in Forest Hills offers volleyball for singles 22 to 45 on Sunday mornings. 718-268-5011.

A new social club for women in their 40s and 50s, offering weekend outings, movies, theater, museums, has been formed. 212-704-8239.

Outdoor Singles activities hotline is 718-353-5506.

Slide Lectures

The museum, in conjunction with the Queens Benevolent Association, presents a slide talk of famed inventor Lewis Latimer. An American Inventor, Sat., Feb., 10 at 2 p.m. and Storyteller Joy Kelly reaches back into her own heritage and presents tales and songs from Uganda, Nigeria, and South America, Sat., Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. Contributions: $5. 718-592-9700.

Pedro Pacheco will give a slide lecture of his work on the theme, “The Essential in Art,” the creative attitude of the artist, on Sun., Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. This is a snow-day make-up. All are welcome. Free admission. Refreshments provided. 718-224-4953.

Workshops

The Chinese Theater workshop presents “Kasper as a Banana,” a play about misadventures that illustrate the difficulties experienced by the city's Chinese immigrant community and raises issues common to every ethnic immigrant community newly arrived to American shores. A discussion of the play will follow the performance on Sat., Feb. 17, at 2:30 p.m. at the North Hills Branch, 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., 718-225-3550. Also on Sat., Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m at the Woodside Branch, 54-22 Skillman Ave. A discussion of the play will follow the performance. 715-420-4700

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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