Arts & Entertainment Listings

By The TimesLedger


The Outrageous Fortune Company will hold auditions for Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg on Monday and Tuesday Aug., 20 and 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 will be holding auditions for its all 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 Thurs., August 2, at 7 p.m. or 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.

The Center for Preparatory Studies in Music. in the Music Building on the Queens College Campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, is holding auditions for its new Music Theatre Workshop this summer for children ages 10-16. The workshop will run from through Aug. 2, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be optional field trips on Fridays. Students will have the exciting opportunity to take classes in singing, acting and dancing with NYU Graduate Students in Music Theatre. Please call to make a registration/ audition appointment. 718-997-3888.

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. Camps

The Bayside YMCA, 214-13 35th Avenue, Bayside offers Performing Arts camp runs 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 will host its 3rd 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 Center For Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College presents the “Music Theatre Summer Workshop Showcase 2001” featuring children, ages 10-13, performing music from Cinderella, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Gypsy, Les Miserables & You're a Good Man Charlie Brown on Thursday, August 2nd at 7:30pm, LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Free, (718) 997-3888.

Free Children's Shows At The George Seuffert Bandshell Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens All shows are on Wednesday's at 10:30 am sharp. The shows will be held on 1 – Hip Pickles – Music with a stomp 8 – Puccini's Gianni Schicchi – A comical opera about a family's fight for an inheritance. Aug. 1 – Bugs & Balloons in The Love Bug Hugs – Interactive audience participation with Balloon creations and music.August 8 – Cinderella performed by Puppets in the Park, Aug.15 – The Performance Project – Queens Kidz with a stomp. Aug. 22 – Steven Johnson's Magic Variety Show. Children's series sponsored by Clyde Beatty Cole Bros.

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., 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40. 631-888-9000.

The Judy Collins Wildflower Fest, starring Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Richie Havens, and Roger McGuinn, hits Westbury Music Fair on Thurs. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $37.50. 212- 307-7171.

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: August 11, 25 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Admission: members $8, non members $10. Sunday dances with instruction: August 5, $7, lesson 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., dancing 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. cake sale: 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.ts

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 12 p.m. 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 1p.m. to 3p.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. The group meets at 43:30 at the southwest corner of 31 Steet and 30 Ave., Astoria. 212-266-2663.

The Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music, 42-76 Main Str., 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 is 8 weeks from June 27 through August 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, our 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, Cinderella on August 7 and 8, The Gingerbread Boy on August 14 and 15 and Mr. Bullhorn's Kids Comedy Clubhouse on August 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. 212-307-7171its

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.

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

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.

The Tuesday Morning Club of Douglaston presents clasical music meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month October through May at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 718-224-2597.

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.


The Forest Park Trust presents Free Movies Under the Stars, Some Like it Hot starring Marilyn Monroe on Fri., Aug., 3, and West Side Story starring Natalie Wood Sat., Aug. 4 at the George Seuffert Bandshell Forest Park, Woodhaven, at 8:30 p.m.718-235-4100.

The American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria continues its retrospective “Hollywood on the Home Front: American Film in the 1940s” on weekends through Sept. 9. 718-784-4681.


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., 8 ,3, 4, 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.

St Gregory's Theater Group in Bellerose presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's “The Sound Of Music” on Aug., 10,11,16,17,18 at 8 p.m.; on Aug., 12 and 19 at 3 p.m.; and on Aug. 9 and 15 at7:30 p.m.. Tickets: $12, $10. Group sales are available. This show is produced by Mickey Cutter and directed by Lance Hewett. 718-224-4439

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

Theater Workshop Entertainment presents West Side Story. on Aug., 4, 11 and 18 at 8 p.m.; Aug. 5 and 19 at 4 p.m.. Tickets: $15 $13. 516-599-1982.

Flip Flop produced by LFB Productions at the Marathon Community Center, 245-37 60th Ave., Douglastons on Thurs., 2 at 8 p.m. and Sun., 5 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets: $7. 718-263-0976.

Murder At Temptation Island a murder mystery dinner and dance show will be held on Fri. 3 at 8 p.m., at The White House, 10-24 154th Street, Whitestone. Admission: $39. 718- 746-1111.

Beach Party Murders!, a murder 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, presents an original tango musical, All That Tango/ Todo Tango, conceived by bandoneonista Raul Jaurena and singer Marga Mitchell, under the direction of Angel Gil Orrios. Call 718-729-3880.

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. Performances are from 3 to 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 also be presented on Sat., Aug., 18 from 8 p.m. tp 6 p.m. Call 718-523-3312 for tickets and reservations.

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.


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.



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.

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.