Arts & Entertainment Listings

By The TimesLedger


Community Singers of Queens is holding rehearsals for the fall concert at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St., Flushing. Call 718-658-1021.

Oratorio Society Of Queens, under the artistic direction of David Close, invites singers to join the group for weekly rehearsals in the North Presbyterian Church, 154th Street and 26th Avenue, Flushing. No choral experience is necessary. Newcomers are requested to arrive at 7:45 p.m. December program will include portions of Handel's “Messiah” and other appropriate holiday music. 460-0726.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Meetings held Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, call Ronnie Arond at 718-347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 718-224-2729.

The Outrageous Fortune Company is holding auditions for “Three Days of Rain” by Richard Greenberg at 42-24 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. Two men and one woman in their 30s needed. Performances are at Queens Theatre in the Park Oct. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. 718-428-2500.

Queensborough Community College is seeking an actor to play 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 Barbershop Harmony Society's Queens chapter 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 175th St., Flushing. 718-468-8416.

Theater Workshop Entertainment is casting for its fall production of “Pippin Hair.” Seeking singers who move well, dancers who sing and some actors who do both. Non-union please. Also looking for children and young adults for in-house and traveling companies of “Wizard of Oz,” “Pied Piper” and “Sleeping Beauty.” Auditions by appointment. 516-599-1982.


Learn to draw and paint during an instruction workshop Thursdays at Alliance of Queens Artists, 991-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 718-520-9842.

Kids' painting workshops held Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitian Ave., Forest Hills. 718-520-9842.

Portrait drawing for novices taught by Esther Kirchevsly atKew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. 718-268-5960.rts

Perfomers sing in groups and as a full chorus 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.


Open house of country line dancing classes at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point. Come to learn what it's all about. Classes are held Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for beginners ($5 a class) and 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for intermediate ($6 per class). Instructors: Ira and Ellen Lengel. 718-358-0067

Society Tempo Ballroom Dancers offers lessons in ballroom, Latin, tango, swing, savoy lindy, salsa, mambo and wedding dances in Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Bayside. 718-891-4209.

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

Long Island Singles hosts an afternoon of socializing and social dancing for singles age 40+, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. Includes coffee, bagels, pastries, 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., Bayside, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday. 212-726-1602.

Ballroom dancing hosted by Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, Fridays at 2 p.m. Admission: $40. 718-423-8179.

Free line dance lessons hosted by Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, Mondays at 3 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. 718-423-8179.

Israeli and folk dance class is held Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, 209th Street and Cross Island Parkway. Instructors: Rae and George Nemoviche. 718-428-6363.

Events/ Exhibits

Queensborough Community College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a small exhibit featuring materials honoring Puerto Rico's contribution to American culture from through Oct. 15. Kurt R. Schmeller Library during regular library hours. Elaine Gardstein, coordinator. 718-631-6227.

Bayside Historical Society presents “Trolleys of the North Shore.” A $3 donation for adults and $1 for children is requested. Refreshments are served.

“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 National Art League's instructors will exhibit their work through Sept. 28 at the League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston.

Emanuel Church on Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue in Woodhaven hosts a home and garden party at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the church hall. 718-849-1153.

Queensborough Community College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with an exhibit honoring Puerto Rico's contribution to American culture, on display through Oct. 6 at the Schmeller Library.

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.

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.

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.

The Tuesday Morning Club of Douglaston presents classical 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 Queens County Farm Museum in Floral park holds its 1oth annual Apple Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Food, activities, games, events, collectibles. 718-347-3276.

The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, presents “2001” A Art Odyssey” through Oct. 6. 718-520-9842.

Loving Touch, dedicated to the appreciation of pets, hosts its first annual luncheon at noon Sun., Sept. 30 at Verdi Roistorante, 149-58 Cross Island Pkwy., Whitestone. Guest speaker is state Supreme Court Judge John Milano who will discuss and answer questions about your pets and the law. Donation: $40. Verdi's phone: 746-6000.


The American Museum of the Moving Image presents “A/V Geeks,” a collection of 1950s-'70s 16 mm films shown in the public schools, this weekend ending Sept. 30. 784-0077.

Queensborough Community College hosts a Hispanic Film Festival Mondays, Oct. 1 and Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union lounge incelebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Free admission. 718-631-6233.


Queensborough Community College's Professional Performing Arts Series will present Funny Girl, the story of Ziegfeld's greatest star – Fanny Brice. Music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Robert Merrill on Sun., Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. At 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6, QCC presents “La Boheme,” the story told in opera of four young Bohemians, performed by the American Opera Music Theater in Italian with English subtitles. 718-631-6311.

The famous “Ink Spots” perform on the steps of Borough Hall at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, brought by the National Alliance of Native Americans and Not Just Music.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents “Jaleo Flamenco,” featuring some of Spain's most passionate music and dance, Fridays, Sundays, and Sundays through Oct. 7 718-729-3880.

Douglaston Community Theatre presents “Nuts,” the drama made famous by the Barbara Streisand film, weekends Oct. 5 through Oct. 20 at the Zion Church Parish Hall. 718-482-3332.

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and the Queens Museum of Art present “Latin Pride – Paving the Way for Future Generations” featuring Ilya Martinez, Rafael Lebron, and “Raices de Mexico” at 2:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 at the QMA in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free with museum admission. 718-261-7664.

Shakespeare's “Seven Ages of Man” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13 outside the Bliss Cafe, 82-60 Austin St. in Kew Gardens. Seating is limited so please bring your own chair. The event is free but contributions will be accepted to benefit Jamiaca Hospital's Pediatric Fund. 718-849-7647.

The Colonial Players present “Nobody Knows I'm a Dog,” about the relationships and charades that people go through when seeking companiuons via the Internet. Performances are weekends Friday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. 27. at the Hollis Woods Community Church, 82nd Avenue and Bell Boulevard. 718-740-9400.

Eight of the 11 free concerts by the Julius Grossman Chamber Orchestra to be given throughout the city in October and November will be at locations in Queens. For dates and sites call 718-776-5914.


Queens Borough Public Library presents Open Mic Nights on the third Thursday of the month Oct. 18, Nov., 16, Dec., 20, Jan., 17 and Feb., 21 at the Langston Hughes Community Librarby and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona. 718-651-1100.

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.

Bella Ital;a Mia presents “Sicilian Poetry” from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 at the Maspeth Public Library, 69-70 Grand Ave.. 718-426-1240.


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.

Acrylics 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 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.

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.