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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.

Clubs

Tuesday Morning Music Club features classical chamber music by professional musicians. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Douglaston Community Church, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 224-2597.

Concerts

Andy Cooney performs “An Evening of Irish Classics.” Friday, 8 p.m. Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, L.I. 516-333-7228.

Doo Wop Oldies features The Capris, Randy and the Rainbows, Steve “Elvis Mitchell. Saturday, 8 p.m. Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike, Flushing. 775-3500.

Finbar Wright — The Irish Tenor. Saturday, 8 p.m., Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, L.I. 516-333-7228.

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra. Sunday, 2 p.m. The Forest Hills Jewish Center, 160-06 Queens Blvd. 516-785-2532.

Margot Leverett and The Klezmer Mountain Boys. Sunday, 3 p.m. Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent St., Long Island City. 278-2680.

YWCA Benefit Concert features violinist Kyung Wha Chung. Sunday, 6 p.m. The Colden Center for Performing Arts, Queens College. 353-4553.

BeatleJam features Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick, Blue Floyd, Jazz is Dead. Sunday, 7 p.m. Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, L.I. 516-333-7228.

The Julius Grossman Orchestra features bassoonist Ernest Schefflein. MARCH 21, 1:30 p.m. Howard Beach Center, 156-45 84th St. 776-5914.

Julio Iglesias. March 22-23, 8 p.m. Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, L.I. 516-333-7228.

David Sanborn. March 24, 7 p.m. Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, L.I. 516-333-7228.

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.

Discussion Groups

Horizons fiction book discussion group. Host Deirdre Eisenstein leads discussion of Anita Shreve’s “Last Time They Met.” March 21, 7:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 23-80 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 631-9060.

Events

Penny Social and Raffle sponsored by The Moms Club of Bayside. Friday, 7:45 p.m. Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217th St.

Spring Multicultural Festival hosted by Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, Inc. features music, dance performances, arts and crafts, ethnic food, children’s parade. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Arrow Community Center, 35-30 35th St., Astoria. 261-7664.

“Community Sing, New York.” Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell leads audience through variety of musical styles to bridge gap between various cultures. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 760-0064.

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.

Exhibits/Demonstrations

“Flushing Artists Exhibit 2002” sponsored by Flushing Art League. Through April 8. Opening reception Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. 380-6414.

“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.

“Biennial 2002” features works by 68 artist members. Through March 24. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. 463-7700.

Helaine Soller exhibits acrylic paintings. Through March 30. AIA Gallery, 573 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. 781-2615.

Jim Beukelaer of Woodside, finalist in 19th annual Individual Artists Showcase, shows his work. Through April 3. Queens Borough Public Library Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71st Ave. 990-0700.

Naomi Klosner of Bayside, finalist in 19th annual Individual Artists Showcase, shows her work. Through April 3. Queens Borough Public Library Bayside Branch, 214-20 Northern Blvd. 990-0700.

“Living Together, Growing Together” features works by artists from The Living Museum at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center. Through July 7. Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 592-9700.

“Designing the Future: The Queens Museum of Art and The New York City Building” features work of architects, designers who worked on the building. Through July 7. Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 592-9700.

Oral History Exhibit. “Bayside was a Wilderness Then: Voices from the Black Community Revisited.” Officers’ Club, Fort Totten, Bayside. Reservations required. 352-1548.

“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.

Forums

Fledgling writers gather in series of meetings to share their work, brainstorm, etc. March 23, 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 23-80 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 631-9060.

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

Indian classical dance with Gargi Chattapadhyay and students from her Omna Ancient Art Center. Friday, 7:30 p.m. LaGuardia Community College Little Theater, 47th Avenue and Van Dam Street, Long Island City. 482-5151.

Acting and Improv. The Freestyle Repertory Theatre performs improvisational skits about New York City immigrants. Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m. YWCA Auditorium, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing.

Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble. March 23, 8 p.m. Queensborough Community College Theater, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. 631-6311.

Poetry

Open Mic Night with emcee Robert Dunn, featured performer Denis Gray. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 23-80 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 631-9060.

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

Greek Cultural Center Theater Company presents “That’s How People Are,” a comedy by Gregoris Xenopoulos performed in Greek. Friday-Sunday, 8 p.m. Greek Cultural Center Theater, 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, Astoria. 726-7329.

One-act plays: “Mixed Babies” by Oni Faida Lampley; “A.M.L.” by Jacquelyn Reingold. Friday, Saturday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 1:15 p.m.; March 21-23, 8 p.m.; March 23, 2 p.m. Queensborough Community College Shadowbox Theater, 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside. 631-6311.

Marathon Little Theatre Group presents “Hello Dolly.” Saturday, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Marathon Jewish Center, 245-37 60th Ave., Douglaston. 428-1580 or 229-4523.

The Outrageous Fortune Company presents “The Last of the Thorntons” by Horton Foote. Friday, Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 760-0064.

Gingerbread Players and Jack present a musical version of “The Adventures of Peter Rabbit.” Sunday, 3 p.m. Queensborough Community College Theater, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. 631-6311.

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater performs “Rip Van Winkle on the River of Time” using giant puppets, painted masks and original music. March 23, 2 p.m. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City. 482-5060.

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.

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