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Arts & Entertainment Listings

By The TimesLedger

Auditions/Rehearsals

Community Singers of Queens has resumed 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. Prospective members must be able to carry a tune and undergo a simple listening audition. 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. (There will be no rehearsal September 17.)

The Great Neck Choral Society invites singers to audition for the upcoming season under the direction of Conductor Dr. Virginia Davidson Wednesdays, Sept., 19, at 8 p.m. in the choral room at Great Neck South Middle School, one traffic light south of the LIE off Lakeville Road. 516-829-8345 or 718-969-7221.

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 will hold 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.

Camps

The Bayside YMCA, 214-13 35th Ave., Bayside offers Performing Arts camp weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children ages 8-12. Extended day session runs from 7:30 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 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.

Classes

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.

Concerts

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.

Dancing

Open house of country line dancing classes at Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point. Come to learn what it's all about. Future classes will be 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.

Exhibits/Demonstrations

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. Reception will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Events

The Queens Borough Public Library is hosting Korean Day at the Flushing Library on Sun., Sept., 23, featuring crafts, music, dance, songs, storytelling, rituals. Donit miss this! Admission is free. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street invites families all ages to enjoy an entire afternoon of fun-filled events: Learn the craft of Korean Calligraphy as demonstrated by Chi Ja Chun, in Areas A&B, from 12 p.m.. to 2 p.m. This program is on a first- come, first-seated basis. Materials and space are limited. Korean Popular Music and Dance by the Korean Performing Art Center will start at 1:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Korean traditional and popular music and dance will be exquisitely blended. At 2 p.m., children will be enchanted as Soh Young Lee-Segredo weaves Korean Mask Dance, Songs and Storytelling, in Areas AgcB. Join in as Soh Young reads Older Brother-Younger Brother, The Rabbits and A Tiger, and Korean Cinderella. She will also perform a mask dance and will sing Arirang, a traditional Korean folk song. At 3 p.m., the Nori Company of New York will dazzle the audience with Korean Music and Rituals when master percussionists combine the rhythms of Korean farmersi bands traveling troupes with shamanistic ceremony and modern composition. 718-990-0891.

American Association of University Women Queens,New York Branch. The President and the Board of Directors Invites you and your friends to Celebrate the beginning of our 71st year Afternoon Tea And Reception on Sat., Sept. 15 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 43-01 208th St., Bayside. Meet our sponsors, friends and members. 718-762-1252.

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.

Exhibits

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 Forest Hills Jewish Center at 106-06 Queens Blvd. presents the only east coast exhibit featuring the works of world renowned Jewish artist Arthur Szyk commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his death. The Forest Hills Jewish Center houses the 30 foot Aron designed and executed by Mr. Siyk in 1948. The exhibit opening will be on Thurs., Sept. 13 at 7:30 PM. Please join us for an exciting program honoring an artist who is a cherished part of the Synagogue's history. Refreshments will be served 718-264-7000.

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.

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.

Films

Queensborough Community College will hold a Hispanic Film Festival on Sept., 24, Oct, 1, 15 from 10 p.m. to 3 p.m. Like Water for Chocolate and Atnme are some of the films that will be presented. Student Union Lounge-TV Room. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Free event. 718-631-6233.

Performances

New musical “Unforgettable – The Nat 'King' Cole Story” presented Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. as part of the Queensborough Community College Professional Performing Arts Series in the QCC Theater. Tickets: $32, $29 and $26. 718-631-6311.

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. Tickets: $35, $32 and $29. 718-631-6311.

Theater Workshop Prod., Inc. at the Fantasy Playhouse, 217 Merrick Rd., Lynbrook presents Sleeping Beauty on Sept., 8, 9, 15, 16. 22 and 23. Tickets: $8. 516-599-1982.

“Moby Dick.” Orson Welles's adventurous adaptation of Herrnah Melville's novel. Under the direction of Robert Simons, the production will feature professional Equity actors along with a cast of QCC studerits ON 2, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the QCC's Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts. Tickets: $15. 718-631-6284.

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.

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.

Theatre Time Productions presents Room Service by Joan Murray and Allen Boretz. Directed by: Kevein C. Vincent on Fridays, Sept. 14 and 21 at 8 p.m., Sat., Sept. 15 and 22 at 8 p.m. and Sundays Sept. 16 and 23 at 4:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 115-43 149 St., Whitestone. Tickets: $12, $10. 718-391-8697.

Poetry

Queens Borough Public Library presents Open Mic Nights on the third Thursday of the month on Thursdays Sept., 20, 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.

Programs

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.

Trips

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.

Workshops

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.

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