Arts & Entertainment Listings

By The TimesLedger


Theatre A La Carte holds auditions on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. fort the upcoming play, “I Hate Hamlet.” The play has three male and three female roles. Bring a recent photo if possible. 718-631-4092.

The Outrageous Fortune Company will hold auditions for Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg on Monday and Tuesday Aug. 20 at 21 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at its offices at 42-24 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Two men and one woman age 30's. Performances are at Queens Theatre in the Park on Oct. 5,6,7,12,13 and 14. 718-428-2500.

New Theatre Players holds auditions for its fall productions of William Inge's Picnic for only one man at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of New Hyde Park, 300 Hillside Drive South, New Hyde Park, on Tues., Aug., 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 718-229-6298 or 212-622-8768.

Auditions are being held for actors in the up-coming William Shakespeare production of “Seven Ages of Man.” Volunteers can audition on Fri., Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bliss Gourmet Cafe.

Douglaston Community Theatre is holding Auditions for “NUTS” at the Zion Church Parish Hall, 44th Ave. off Douglaston Parkway. 718-225-7117.

Queensborough Community College is seeking an actor to play the role of Gupta, a middle-aged man of Indian descent, in its upcoming theater production of Israel Horovitz's play, The Indian Vants the Bronx. 718-281-5371.

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

The Queens chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is expanding its membership. All men who enjoy singing, be they tenors, leads, baritones or basses, are invited to attend rehearsals any Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the school hall at 74-15 175 St., Flushing. 718-468-8416.


The Bayside YMCA, 214-13 35th Avenue, Bayside offers Performing Arts camp Monday through Friday for children ages 8-12 years old. The hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m The extended day session runs from7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Camp includes a weekly trip on Fridays and swimming twice a week. 718-229-5972.

Theater Workshop Entertainment is casting the upcoming productions of Pippin Hair for the fall 2001. All roles available seeking. Singerswho move well, Dancers who sing and some actors who do both. Non-union please. We are looking for Children and Young Adults for our in-house and traveling companies of Wizard of Oz, Pied Piper and Sleeping Beauty. Auditions by appointment. 516-599-1982.


Don't just copy from the instructor. Learn to draw and paint, an instruction workshop on Thursdays at Alliance of Queens Artist, 991-10 Metroploitian Ave., Forest Hills from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-520-9842.

Summer Art Classes for children ages 5-12 are offered through Sept. 1 on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Alliance of Queens Artist, 991-10 Metroploitian Ave., Forest Hills from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-520-9842.


St. John's University hosts its third annual summer concert on the Great Lawn on Thursday, Aug., 9, at 7 p.m., on the Queens Campus. The concert is going to feature music perfomed by the Queens Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Richard Pretzer. Parking is free, as well as admission. 990-5892 or 326-4455.

The Central Astoria LDC's next free performances in the weekly Astoria Park Waterfront Concert series is scheduled for Thursday Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Phil Costa will perform swing/big and band music. The concert will take place n Astoria Park lawn. 718-728-7820.

Hear That Sound? That's barbershop harmony – the big, rich, thrilling sound af men's voices locked in tune. It's close harmony at its best. It's fun, it's easy and yeu can do it. The Barbershop Harmany Society can help you discover the talent within you. The Jamaica Chapter meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the school hall, 74-15 175th St., Flushing. 718-468-8416 or 718-381-8689.

A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Superstar Tribute to The Beatles will grace the stage of Westbury Music Fair for a show on Thurs., August 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40. 631-888-9000.

Perfomers sing in groups and as a full chorus on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. under the direction of Evelyn Castro of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music at the the Kew Gardens Community Center 80-02 Queens Blvd. 718-268-5960.


Singles Dance on Aug. 18 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Long Island Marriot, Uniondale. For ages 25-45. Admission: $15. 646-252-3436.

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers is offering lessons to the public in the latest crazes of Ballroom, Latin. Tango, Swing, Savoy Lindy, Salsa, Mambo. etc. and wedding dances, at meir Floral Park. New Hyde Park, Bayside, Floral Park. Garrlen City and Roshln locations, mmplimentary to the complete beginner. 718-891-4209.

Italian Charites of America, Inc., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst presents Saturday dances: Aug. 11, 25 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission: members $8, non members $10. : Sat. August 18 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Refreshments available. 718-478-3100.

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.

The Long Island Singles hosts an afternoon of socializing, and Social Dancing 40+, every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. featuring the best danceable ballroom dance music, offering coffee, bagels, pastries, allafternoon, a free lesson for beginners and advanced, a nice wood dance floor and introductions, Donation: $6. 718-891-4209.

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.

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers is offering lessons to the public in the latest crazes of Ballroom at their Forest Hills, Belie Harbor, Glendale, Bayside, Floral Park, Elmhurst, Maspeth, and Flushing locations, complimentary to the complete beginner. Learn how, with or without a partner, and enjoy socializing. Membership requires learning basics in the standard dances, but membership is not a requirement. 718-891-4209.

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.


Bayside Historical Society presents “Trolleys of the North Shore”. The exhibition opening is June 23, 2001. A $3 donation for adults and $1 for children is expected. Refreshments are served. The exhibit will run through June 2003.

The AQA Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills presents Image & Imagination IX “PhotoArtGraphy” An Exhibition of Art Created with the Camera from through 4.The Alliance of Queens Artists will present its Ninth Annual exhibition of photography at the AQA Gallery. All work shown is a result of the creativity and artistic expression of the photographer. Work shown will be in color or black & white.Curators: Joe Bacher, Bill Seifert and Laurie Rhodes. Everyone is always welcome. And it's free! 718-539-5 804.

“The Girls of Summer,” works by Madeline Braisted, Blanche D'Errico, Barbara Firestone, Irene Helm, Siglinda Konrad, Lina LoGiudice, Meg Martin, Clara Walsh will be on exhibit at the National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston through Aug. 31. A reception will bed held on Sun., August 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to see this creative be held on Sun., August 12 and evocative show. 718-225-4917.

“Castle – 6,500 years of Bayside History,” and other exhibits are on display at the Bayside Historical Society Mondays through Saturdays. 718-352-1548.


Come to the King Manor Museum and play games like horseshoes, graces, jacks, whip tops, nine pins, and hopscotch. Puzzles are also available. KMM members get in free, otherwise the cost of admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. On Sat., Aug. 25, from noon to 4 p.m., woodsmith Arthur Kirmss is going to recreate hand-made wood objects of the 19th century. Call the king Manor Museum, located inside King Park, Jamaica Ave. and 150 and 153 sts. at 206-0545 for more information.

If you like to sing and dance, come to the George Seffert Bandshell in Forest Park, Woodhaven Queens and audition for the first event Forest Park Talent Search. Kareoke auditions will be held on Aug. 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Finalists will perform on Fri. Sept., 24 7 p.m. 718-235-4100.

Adventure on a Shoestring has scheduled a snacks and sights safari of Astoria, the world's largest Greek City outside Greece. The tour will be lead by Howard Goldberg, Shoestring's president and founder who will discuss Greek food customs and traditions and relate the area's fascinating history and exciting present. The tour will end with dinner at an inexpensive Greek restaurant in the neighborhood. Fee: $5. 212-266-2663.

The Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music, 42-76 Main St., Flushing, with a Summer session open to people of all ages and skills levels. All are invited to register at any time for private lessons or group classes to tryclass once for free, Violin Adventures for 4-6 year olds, Music Theater Workshop, Jazz Vocal Workshops, West African Drums and Jazz Instrumental Workshop for Teens and Adults. Prices start at $95. The session continues through Aug. 22. 718-461-8910.

Mettawee River Theatre Co. and the Shakespeare Project present Communications from a Cockroach and the underside, based on the sketches by Don Marquis will be held on Socrates Sculpture Park from Sept. 1 through 2 at 6 p.m. 212-479-7710.

Through the magic of live musical theater, all time favorite children's classics come to life this Summer at Westbury Music Fair with the State Farm Children's Series including productions by Yate's Musical Theatre and Gingerbread Players and Jack including The Gingerbread Boy on Aug. 14 and 15 and Mr. Bullhorn's Kids Comedy Clubhouse on Aug. 21 and 22. All shows are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Shows will be performed in the half-round. See all seven shows for $49. Individual shows are $12.00. 212-307-7171.


Irma Wesley, A Queens artist and teacher returns to the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. with a series of illustrated lectures on the include all phases of art. 718-268-5960.

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 Hall in 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.

The Acting Workshop of Queens continues 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.

A Visual Arts Forum is 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.

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills offers Kids Painting Workshops on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids have fun while finding a new to express themselves. 718-520-9842.


Queens Recreation presents an original children's play called “Fairy Tale Spin,” written and directed by Tom Hoeffner on Sat., Aug., 25 at 7 p.m. and Sun., Aug., 26 at 3 p.m. at ARROW Community Center, 35-30 35 St., Astoria. 718-520-5918.

Theatre Box of Floral Park presents “A New Style for Murder” by Thomas Hischak. Performances are at 8PM on Friday and Saturday, August 10,11 and at 2PM on Sunday, August 12. The show will be performed at the United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave., Floral Park. Tickets are $10 – Adults, Seniors – $8, Children 8 Students – 8. 516- 775-7551.

The Queens Musical Department of Theatre, Drama and Dance will present the Stephen Schwartz musical “Godspell” at the Little Theatre in Rufus King Hall on Aug. 10, and 11 at 8 p.m., Aug., 5 at 2 p.m., Aug. 12 at 2 and 6 p.m. Admission: $12, $9. 718-793-8080.

“Lovers and Other Strangers”, the classic comedy by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, willbepresented by The VillagePlayers on August 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2001 at 8 p.m. and Sun., August 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Hollis Woods Community Church, 215-16 g2nd Ave (comer of Bell Blvd and 82nd Ave), Queens Village. Tickets: $12. Theatre is Air-Conditioned. 516-937-9294.

St Gregory's Theater Group located in Bellerose, Queens is presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound Of Music on Aug., 10, 11,16,17,18 at 8 p.m. on Aug., 12, 19 at 3 PM and on Aug., 9, 15 at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets: $12, $10. Group sales are available. Thie show is produced by Mickey Cutter and directed by Lance Hewett. 718-224-4439

Daecky's Puppets present Aesop's Fables through August 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Rufus King Park, Jamaica. 718-525-3217.

Theater Workshop Entertainment presents West Side Story. on Aug. 11 and 18 at 8 p.m.; Aug. 19 at 4 p.m.. Tickets: $15 $13. 516-599-1982.

Beach Party Murders!, a mystery dinner and dance show will be held on Fri., Aug. 17 at 8 p.m at RICCARDO'S, 21-01 24th Avenue, Astoria. Admission: $40. 718-721-7777.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, hosts the return of Yloy Ybarra's Ballet Fiesta Mexicana in an all-new show, featuring Mariachi Citlalli. Remaining performances are through Aug. 12, held on Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets: $25, $22, $2 off all tickets on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only. 718-729-3880.


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.

Black Theatre Performances of Lip, Tongue and Ear Poetry, and a performance of “Everyday People” will be presented on Sat., Aug., 18 from 8 p.m. tp 6 p.m. Call 718-523-3312 for tickets and reservations.


An Adventure in Imagination: Free reading and performance programs by Lisa Lipkin for children under 9 yers old, Wed., 1 at 11 a.m. at Juniper Park upper playground at 80 Street in Middle Village. 212-360-8290.


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.

The Outdoor Singles activities hotline is 718-353-5506.


American Red Magen David for Israel is sponsoring a weekend at the Raleigh Hotel in upstate South Fallsburg from 2 through 5. Limited rooms available. Proceeds go to Israel for Emergency Medical Care, Blood and Ambulance. 718-224-7989.

Join the diverse and dedicated group of men and women who help enrich our Queens community, become a Queens Museum of Art volunteer! No experience is necessary. All it takes is a cheerful personality, team spirit, and one morning or afternoon a week. The museum staff provides all training and supports. Benefits include free admission to the QMA as well as many cultural institutions around New York City. If you have an interest in education, art and children, consider becoming a museum decent. A decent is a trained museum interpreter who conducts participatory tours for children grades K through 6 on one morning per week, focusing on the museum's permanent and changing exhibitions. Docents receive training sessions, featuring workshops, lectures on child development and touring techniques, quest speakers, slide lectures, and field trips to other cultural sites. 718-592-9700.



Life Drawing Sessions, drawing from a live model at Women's Studio Center, 43-01 21 St., Suite 216, Long Island City, on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission: $15. 718-274-9585.

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills offers Kids Painting Workshops on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids have fun while finding a new to express themselves. 718-520-9842.

Acrylic's and Watercolors, Melissa Wolf, Instructor, at Women's Studio Center, 43-01 21 St., Suite 216, Long Island City, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: $35. 718-274-9585.

The Queens County Farm Museum at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, offers a Children's Summer Craft Workshops. Two-week programs are offered from 1 through Aug. 17. Each 2-week session is $40. Classes include a variety of arts & crafts, and farm activities and are designed for children ages 6-10. Classes meet on Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. For children ages 4-5, a storytime, and arts & crafts workshop is offered. Registration is required. 718-347-3276, Ext.14.

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.

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills offers Art Workshops to learn to paint, draw and express yourself. 718 263-8066.