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By The TimesLedger

Auditions/Rehearsals

Oratorio Society of Queens, under the direction of David Close, invites singers to join in its 75th anniversary celebration. Mondays, 7:45 p.m. North Presbyterian Church, Flushing. No choral experience necessary. 460-0726.

Community Singers of Queens welcomes all voices for its spring concert. Mondays, 8-10 p.m. Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St., Flushing. 658-1021.

Youth choral group for ages 9-16. Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m. The Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Adult choral group. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. The Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Wednesdays, Fridays. 347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 224-2729.

Barbershop Harmony Society Queens chapter seeks men who enjoy singing. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 74-15 175th St., Flushing. 468-8416.

Classes

Kids' painting workshops. Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

Portrait class. Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. 428-1859.

Drawing and painting. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

Portrait drawing for novices taught by Esther Kirchevsly. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 268-5960.

Chinese painting. Fridays, 1 p.m. Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. 479-6071.

Drama/acting for kids. Ages 10-12, Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; ages 13-17, Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Concerts

Pianist/Singer Gary Negbaur presents “A Night of Love Songs.” Thursday, 8 p.m.-midnight. Omonia Caf*, 32-20 Broadway, Astoria. 274-6650.

Jazz vocalist Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch performs jazz and inspirational music with pianist Donald Smith, bassist Rachiim Ausar Sahu, drummer Mark Johnson as part of Passport to Music series. Saturday, 7 p.m. Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music, 42-76 Main St., Flushing. 461-8910.

Jazz concert features Mari Toussaint & The Roland Alexander Band. Saturday, 8 p.m. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kazimierz Kord. Saturday, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale, L.I. 516-299-3100.

Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band performs “A Salute to Satchmo.” Sunday, 3 p.m. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. 631-6311.

String Quartet Series features Jeanne Galway with the Cassatt String Quartet. Sunday, 3 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale, L.I. 516-299-3100.

Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna. Sunday, 3 p.m. Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-333-7228.

Tony Bennett. Sunday, 8 p.m. Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-333-7228.

The Julius Grossman Orchestra. Feb. 21, 1 p.m. Bell Park Jewish Center, 231-10 Hillside Ave. 776-5914.

Doc Wallace Trio performs Texas-style contest fiddlin'. Feb. 24, 3 p.m. St. Luke's Church Parish Hall, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills. 793-2236.

Concert for Jewish Life features Shalsheles and other performers. Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Town Hall, Manhattan Havurat Yisrael, 108-19 70th Rd., Forest Hills. 261-5500.

Dancing

Line dance lessons. Mondays, 3 p.m.; Fridays, 1 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8179.

Country line dancing classes. Mondays, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9:30 p.m. intermediate. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Israeli and folk dance class with Rae and George Nemoviche. Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center. 428-6363.

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

Ballroom dancing. Fridays, 2 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8179.

Irish dancing lessons with all-Ireland dancing champion Niall O'Leary. Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 212-726-1602.

Dinner Theater

Jackson Ave. Steakhouse Playhouse presents Norman Barasch's romantic comedy “Standing By.” Feb. 22-March 10. Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 p.m. Admission includes theater, dinner, two drinks. 12-23 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. 392-9896.

Events

Read Aloud IV. Share your original stories. Thursday, 1 p.m. Sisterhood of Temple Israel of Jamaica, 188th Street and Grand Central Parkway, Holliswood. 776-4400.

Lecture. Pasquale Cuomo discusses Italian Baroque opera in “Americans of Italian Heritage.” Wednesday. The Reception House, 167th Street and Northern Boulevard, Flushing. 516-932-4846.

Movies shown Fridays, 12:15 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8174.

Queens Jazz Trail tour. First Saturday of month, 10 a.m. Three-hour tour departs Flushing Town Hall. Jazz music and videos of America's jazz legends performing played on trolley while tour guide Cobi Knight explains jazz history in Queens. 463-7700.

Classical music meets. Fourth Tuesday of month, 11 a.m. The Tuesday Morning Club of Douglaston, Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 224-2597.

Exhibits/Demonstrations

“Echoes of a New Millennium” features works by 36 Queens Council on the Arts member artists in visual arts, performing arts, literary disciplines. Through March 13. Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 760-0686.

“Perspectives: Artists of Chinese Descent and New York.” Through March 22. Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. 997-3770.

Oral History Exhibit. “Bayside was a Wilderness Then: Voices from the Black Community Revisited.” Opening reception Saturday, noon-4p.m. Officers' Club, Fort Totten, Bayside. Reservations required. 352-1548.

“The 50th Anniversary of Jet Magazine.” Through Feb. 28. Queensborough Community College, Kurt R. Schmeller Library, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. 631-6227.

Art Students' Exhibition features work by adult students. Through March 1. National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. 428-1859.

“Swimmers, Bikers, Dancers and Other Odd Folks” features photoworks by artist Isadore Seltzer. Through March 3. The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 699-0005.

“The Bicycle Takes Off: From Boneshaker to Boom.” 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., through March 3. The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 699-0005.

Artist Paul Anthony, finalist in 19th annual Individual Artists Showcase, shows his work. Through March 6. Queens Borough Public Library Kew Gardens Hills Branch, 72-33 Vleigh Place. 990-0700.

“The Day We Changed” features work created since Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Through March 9. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

“The Teheran Children” tells story of 900 Jewish children who escaped Nazi-dominated Europe. Through June 30. Queensborough Community College, library basement, room 30, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. 281-5770.

“Trolleys of the North Shore.” Daily, except Sunday. Bayside Historical Society, Fort Totten. 352-1548.

“Castle – 6,500 years of Bayside History.” Daily, except Sunday. Bayside Historical Society, Fort Totten. 352-1548.

“My Haitian Diary” by Francois Rides Garcia. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

“Perspective Visions,” a photo essay by Philip Howell. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

Forums

Women Writers Forum invites artists to share original pieces. Fourth Saturday of month, 2:15 p.m. Sofa Cafe, Astoria. 274-9585.

Writers Forum. Writers asked to being one original work to share. Fourth Saturday of month, 1 p.m. Palladium, Astoria. 274-9585.

Performances

“Heartbeats: A Black American Community Drum Circle” features West African music by Ethos Percussion Group. Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m. Oak Ridge, Forest Park, Woodhaven. 647-3377.

London City Opera performs Franz Lehar's “The Merry Widow.” Friday, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale, L.I. 516-299-3100.

African Caribbean dance performance features instructor Michael Manswell with Something Positive, Inc. Saturday, 5 p.m. Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning theater, 161-04 Jamaica Ave. 658-7400.

“Art of Motion” features modern, ethnic, Afro-Caribbean, jazz dance. Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Queensborough Community College Theater, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. 681-6322.

African dance program. “Children Of Uganda: Tour Of Light 2002” features 20 young performers with authentic instruments, costumes. Feb. 23-24, 2 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 760-0064.

Poetry

Poppenhusen Poets Platform. Open mic for poems, prose, Haiku, limericks, lyrics. Second Sunday of month, 7 p.m. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Open Mic. First Monday of month, 7-9 p.m. Caffe Greco, 79-08 37th Ave., Jackson Heights. 424-6494.

Open Mic Night for poets, musicians, singers, actors, playwrights, comedians. First Thursday of month, 7-9 p.m. Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing. 424-6494.

Theater

“Valentine Beware.” Thursday-Saturday. The Astoria Performing Arts Center, 31-30 33rd St. 278-5925.

“Tiffany: The Man and His Times.” Saturdays, Feb. 16, 23; Feb. 24, 2 p.m. Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 592-9700.

“The Nerd” by Larry Shue. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Archbishop Molloy High School, 85-53 Manton St., Briarwood. 707-7675.

“Brother Joombo's Magic History Soup” by Carl Clay celebrates Black History Month. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Black Spectrum Theatre Co., 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica. 723-1800.

Parkside Players present “Second Bananas,” a comedy by Alan D. Perkins. Weekends, Feb. 16-March 2. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills. 497-4922.

Queens Family Theater presents musical “Newborn Day.” Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. MS 172, 81-14 257th St., Floral Park. 343-1052.

Beari Productions presents Neil Simon's “The Female Odd Couple.” Feb. 22, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 23, March 2, 8 p.m.; Sundays, Feb. 24, March 3, 4 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd., Middle Village. Reservations suggested. 736-1263.

Douglaston Community Theater presents “You've Paid for Rent, Now Do Laundry.” Feb. 22-March 9. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. Zion Church Parish Hall, 44th Avenue off Douglaston Parkway. 482-3332.

Workshops

The Acting Workshop of Queens. Mondays, 7-10 p.m. Forest Hills Adult Center at Forest Hills High School, 67-01 110th St. 263-8066.

Life Drawing Sessions teaches drawing with a live model. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Women's Studio Center, 43-01 21st St., Long Island City. 274-9585.

Urban Poets & Writers workshop, “Steps to Publishing: From Concept to Distribution,” with Literary Coordinator Big Brother Wayne. Saturdays, Feb. 2- 23, 4-6 p.m. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

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