Arts & Entertainment Listings

By The TimesLedger


Acting Seniors

Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Wed. & Fri. 718-347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 718-224-2729.

Barbershop Harmony

Barbershop Harmony Society Queens chapter seeks men who enjoy singing. Rehearsals Wed., 8 p.m. 74-15 175th St. 718-468-8416.

Bayside Glee Club

Join the club and prepare for its upcoming concerts. Rehearsals Tues. evenings, 7:45 p.m., All Saints Church, 214-33 40 Ave. Entrance on 215th St. For more information, call 718-424-5769.

Bay Terrace Jewish Center

The Bay Terrace Jewish Center will hold auditions for “Rodgers and Hart: A Celebration” Tuesday, March 16 and Wednesday March 17 at 8 p.m. at the center, 1300 20th St., Bayside. Need singers, actors, dancers. Show in May. Call 917-658-8928.

Beari Productions

Beari Productions will hold auditions for South Pacific Monday March 8 and Thursday March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Rd. Callbacks will be March 15. Singers, dancers, actors all ages, including children. Tech and crew needed, too. Call 718-736-1263.

Community Singers

The Community Singers of Queens rehearses Mon. 8-10 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St. All voices welcome. Call 718-658-1021.

Forest Hills Symphony

Wed. nights 7:45-10 pm in the auditorium of the Forest Hills Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. 718-591-3456.

Oratorio Society of Queens

OSQ, under the artistic direction of Maestro David Close, is rehearsing for the annual Spring Concert May 16 featuring Mendelssohn's “Elijah” and opera and Americana favorites. Rehearsals are at 7:45 p.m. every Monday at the North Presbyterian Church, 154th Street and 26th Avenue in Flushing. Newcomers are asked to arrive at 7:30 p.m. No choral experience is necessary. Prospective members must be able to carry a tune and undergo a simple “listening.” For additional information on rehearsals and concerts, call 718-460-0726 or visit www.queensoratorio.org.

Outrageous Fortune

Audtions will be held for two one-act comedies by Christoper Durang, “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it all For You” and “The Actor's Nightmare” on Friday, March 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, March 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 42-24 Douglaston Pkwy. Call 718-428-2500, Ext. 20.

Parkside Players

Open auditions will be held for “Broadway Goes to the Movies,” a musical revue that will hit tha stage in May. Audtions will be Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. and Monday, March 15 at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 71st Road and Union Turnpike. Call 516-520-9574.

Queens Symphonic Band

Announces openings: Percussionists, horn and piccolo. Meetings at Queensboro Community College Wed. nights at 7:45 pm. Call the band secretary at 516-887-2730 evenings for more information.


Forest Hills Adult Center

Acting Workshop of Queens. Mon., 7-10 p.m. Forest Hills Adult Center at Forest Hills High School, 67-01 110th St. 718-263-8066.

Bayside Senior Center

Chinese painting, Fri., 1 p.m. 210-10 Union Turnpike. 718-479-6071.

Women's Studio Center

Life Drawing Sessions – Teaches drawing with a live model. Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 43-01 21st St. 718-361-5649.

Kew Gardens Community Center

Portrait drawing – Taught by Esther Kirchevsly. Thurs., 11 a.m.-noon. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 718-268-5960.


Carletti String Quartet

At the Parlor Art Gallery, 39-20 Douglaston Pkwy., on Sunday, March 7 at 4 pm. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 718-229-2169.

Brooklyn Queens Conservatory of Music

Violinist Jennifer Axelson will perform at the faculty showcase Saturday, March 6 at 8 p.m. 42-76 Main St. Call 718-461-8910.

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra

On Sunday, March 14 at 2 pm at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. For tickets call 516-785-2532.

Glenn Mohr Chorale

A Lenten program of Scripture, drama and song will be performed by the Glenn Mohr Chorale at St. Robert Bellarmine church, 56-15 213th St. Call 718-229-6465.

Lost Dog New Musik

The Lost Dog New Musik Ensemble will perform Sunday, March 14, at Good Shepherd Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St. Call 718-204-9034.

Messiah Festival of the Arts

Pianist Oxana Mikhailoff will perform selected classical works March 6 at 5 p.m.

Pianist You Ju Lee performing works by Bach and Chopin at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 20.

Pianist Armil Gill performing works by Chopin, Liszt and Prokofieff att 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3.

Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St. Call 718-949-8763.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Ressurection Concert – Angelic Voices for Christ will perform with special guests Daughters of Praise Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 225-17 115th Ave. Call 347-922-6161 or 917-337-9894.

Quintet of the Americas

The Quintet of the Americas will perform “Chôro and Beyond” at the Salvation Army in Jackson Heights, 86-07 35th Ave., Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Call 718-261-7664.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Lenten Equinox Concert – Handbells, Organ, Musical Saw, choir, readings, anthems, hymns and more will be performed at Trinity Lutheran Church, 31st Ave. and 37th St. Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m. Call 718-278-0036.


Ballroom dancing

Wed., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St. 718-268-2800.

Israeli Folk Dancing

Every Mon. at 7:30 pm at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Tpke. For more info: 718-380-4145.

Line Dance Lessons

Fri., 1 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Pkwy. 718-423-8174.

Line Dance Lessons

Every Thurs. 7:15 p.m. with advanced, intermediate and beginner levels. Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy. Call 718-225-6750.

New Dance Program

Kew Gardens Community Center introduces a new dance program with Elaine Nester Fri. from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Suite 202. Call 718-268-5960.

Tango Tips

Basic instruction and skill improvement for advanced dancers Tues., Thurs. & Sat. at 6 p.m. Call 212-239-8561


Fashion 50

Illustrator Elizabeth Mabie Elcik will hold an exhibit celebrating 50 years as an illustrator at the Cedar House Gallery, 70-10 Grand Ave., March through April. Call 718-478-9569.

Garden Arts

The work of Tong Jie, a talented artist from China, will be on display at the Crystal Foundation Art Gallery, 31-10 Whitestone Expy through March 17. The gallery is open weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 718-961-7300.

Living with Chekhov

The International Resource Center Gallery is presenting an exhibit of engravings by Russian artist Nikolai Polyushenko depicting the house of Russian novelist Anton Chekhov. The gallery is on the third floor of the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St. Call 718-661-1200.


Founders Film Series

St. John's University presents “Evelyn,” starring Pierce Brosnan, Juliana Marguiles and Sophie Vavasseur Sunday, March 7 at 1 p.m. in Bent Hall, Room 101. Call 718-990-1941.


Writers Forum

Writers asked to bring one original work to share. Fourth Sat. of the month, 3 p.m. at Women's Studio Center, Suite 216, Wills Art Deco Building, 43-01 21st St. 718-361-5649.


Thalia Spanish Theatre

Tangomania – The music and dance extravaganza “Tangomania!” through March 28, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. 41-17 Greenpoint Ave. Call 718-729-3880.


Open Mic Nights

Every First Tues. of the month at Flushing Library (Rooms A&B), 41-17 Main St. For further information, Call 718-661-1200.

Afrikan Poetry Theatre

An Open Mic is held every Friday at 176-03 Jamaica Ave. from 8 to 11 p.m. Call 718-523-3312.


Funny Girl

Marathon Little Theatre Group's production of Funny Girl will be held Saturdays, March 13-27 at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays March 14-28 at 3 p.m. at Marathon Jewish Community Center, 245-37 60th Ave. Call 718-428-1580.

The Odd Couple

The Minstrel Players of East Northport present the Odd Couple through March 14, 34 Irving Johnson St. Call 631-754-4246.

The Trial

The Greek Cultural Center will perform The Trial at 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South, at 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 21.


Kingsland Homestead

Tours of Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tues., Sat. & Sun. Presented by the Queens Historical Society. Call 718-939-0647 x 17.


Painting Workshop

The Women's Studio Center presents an acrylic and watercolor painting workshop to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Mon. with instructor Melissa Wolf. Call 718-361-5649.

Alliance of Queens Artists

99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills




Drawing and painting – Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, 7-10 p.m.; Kids' painting – Tues., 4-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to noon; Art for Teens – Mon. from 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Watercolor – Monday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


With Heart & Mind

March 3-27, reception March 13, 2 to 4 p.m.

Spring Into Art

April 3-24, reception April 10, 2-4 p.m.

Alley Pond Environmental Center

228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston



Events for Adults

Watercolor Workshops

Arists Diane Lieberman will conduct a workshop meeting Thursdays March 11-April 15 (exc 4/8) from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

State of the Sound

March 21, noon

Mark Tedesco, Director of the EPA's Long Island Sound office, will give a progress report on the 10-year annoversary of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for Long Island Sound.

Events for Children

Bluebirds Up Close

March 13, 1 p.m.

Ages 8 and up – Lean how to attract and care for bluebirds where yo live. Build a bluebird nesting box. Match a one-hour film on bluebirds.

Barnyard Buddies

March 13 & March 21, 10 a.m. to noon

Ages 3-4 – Hands-on activities include examining an egg, making home-made butter and petting live chickens. A snack will be provided.

Art Alive!

March 14, 1-2:30 p.m.

Ages 8-12 – Join staffer Cindy Stuart as she shares her passion for drawing animals. Participants will observe, touch and sketch live animals.

Spring Migrants

March 20, 8:30 a.m.

Ages 8 and up – Celebrate the first day of spring with a discussion and observation of migratory birds.


March 20, 1-2:30 p.m.

Ages 9-12 – Make your own rainsticks. Materials included. Limited to 10 participants.

Spring into Spring

March 20, 1-2:30 p.m.

Ages 6-8 – Children will celebrate the first day of spring by making flower-shaped pancakes and topping them with fesh fruit.

Evening With the Stars

March 20, 7-9 p.m.

Ages 7 and up – Understand and appreciate the mystery and beauty of the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich. Indoor lecture followe by outdoor veiwing. Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Nature Walk

March 27, 2 p.m.

Ages 8 and up – Join APEC educator Dylan Freiberg for a nature walk around APEC's wetlands

Square Dance

March 27, 7 p.m.

Ages 5 and up – Join APEC for an evening of dance with caller Jim Emory. Learn do-si-do, promenade and swing-your-partner moves. Beginners welcome, partners not required.


Birthday Parties

APEC is available for birthday parties Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to noon; 1 to 3 p.m.; and 4 to 6 p.m. Call for details.

Flushing Town Hall

137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing




Marcy Rosen

On Sat., March 27, Rosen, a member of the Mendelssohn string quartet, will be joined by some of her students for an evening of string quartet and string transcriptions.

Opera & Song Classics

Sunday, March 14, 4 p.m.

Musica Reginae vocal performers Julie Miller, Jann Degnan, Mark Duffin and Vaughan Fritts will sing from Gustav Mahler's “Songs of a Wayfarer” with tales by Ned Rorem, Charles Griffes, Fiona Macleod and Aaron Copland. Featured music will be by Mozart, Rossini, Bizet, Giordano, Verdi and Puccini. The concert is part of Musica Reginae's Accolade Concert Series. For more information call 718-279-4842.

La Bohème

Sunday, March 21, 2 p.m.

Opera Interactive! Dialogue with soloists and accompaniment. Puccini's La Bohème with Maestro Vincent La Selva of the New York Grand Opera Co.

Piano in the Grand Manner

Sunday, April 18, 4 p.m.

Musica Reginae Accolade Concert Series presents Daniel Berman, a classical pianist who is known for his innovative programming, who will begin with Bach/Revutsky and then play Schumann's Carnaval, one of the best of the romantic piano works. He goes on to play Chopin's last, and perhaps, the ultimate Polonaise. Tausig's classic “Man Lebt Nur Einmal” will end the program. Maestro David Close will offer commentary that will enhance your listening experience.

Salute to Broadway

Monday, May 17, 7 p.m. On Broadway: A Musical Salute Featuring Broadway veterans Ken Prymus (from Cats, Ain't Misbehavin, The Wiz), Mary Stout (currently appearing in Beauty and the Beast), and the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Chorus


Sunday, May 16, 2 p.m.

Opera Interactive! Dialogue with soloists and accompaniment. Verdi's Aida with Maestro Vincent La Selva of the New York Grand Opera Co.

Tap Your Troubles Away!

Sunday, July 4

With Ted Levy from Bring In Da Noise Bring In Da Funk!

An evening presenting the evolution of tap dancing from Broadway to Hollywood, including tributes to the tap dancing pioneers in both mediums. This swinging show will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

Ongoing Events at Flushing Town Hall

Cabaret: A Series Saluting The Composers Of The Broadway & Hollywood Musicals

Friday, May 21, 8 p.m.

Beyond The Rainbow, Songs of Harold Arlen: Featuring KT Sullivan

100 Years Anniversary

Friday, June 11, 8 p.m.

Songs For My Father: The Music of Rogers and Hammerstein. Featuring Heather McRae

Friday, June 25, 8 p.m.

Sweet and Low Down: The Songs of George and Ira Gershwin. Featuring KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler

Friday, June 18, 8 p.m. and

Saturday, June 19, 8 p.m.

Let's Put On A Show!

A Celebration of Community Theatre in Queens. Community Theatre Groups present their most celebrated works.

Jazz Live!

The Wonderful World of Song

Friday, March 19, 8 p.m.

A potpourri of some of the best jazz classics of all time in concert. Featuring songs by Gershwin, Ellington, Mel Torme, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and others. Beautiful vocal arrangements performed by Kim Kalesti & Marion Cowings

The Jimmy Sabatar Power Sextet

Friday, April 23, 8 p.m.

Son Boricua has been one of the most popular Latin shows for years internationally. Featuring vocalist and Timbalero Jimmy Sabater who sang the international hit “To Be With You” and Musical Director Jose Mangual, Jr.

The Bucky Pizzarelli Trio

Friday, May 14, 8 p.m.

A former member of the NBC Tonight Show with Doc Severinson, Bucky Pizzarelli is a master of the seven string guitar and a dedicated conservator of the old guitar music. He has played and toured with Benny Goodman, Etta Jones, Lena Horne and the father of well-known John Pizzarelli. The trio is sweetened with Jay Leonhart on bass and John Bunch on piano.

Three Elegant Ladies-Triple Thrette

Friday, June 4, 8 p.m.

A tribute to the great ladies of the blues. Featuring Maxine Brown, Ella Garrett, Beverly Crosby. A fun filled humorous singing and dancing show with great show stopping blues numbers like “Let The Good Times Roll,” “Kitchen Man” and others. They call themselves Triple Thrette because each of them sing, dance and act extremely well. This show was held over for eight weeks in Harlem.

Classic Hollywood Musicals

Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

A series of films brilliantly adapted from the stage. These films offer not only superior entertainment, but explorations into the prejudices from four different decades. Each screening is introduced by Mark Ethan, and followed by a discussion. Mark Ethan is a member of the Actors Studio who has been presenting film series at the Queens Museum of Art since 1998 and teaches at the 92nd Street Y's Makor Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

May 19: Showboat

1936, Dir. James Whale, 113 mins. Starring Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Helen Morgan and Paul Robeson. Music and lyrics by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.

June 2: South Pacific

1958, Dir. Joshua Logan, 151 mins. Starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi. Music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

June 16: West Side Story

196l, Dir. Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 151 mins. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno. Music by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

June 30: Cabaret

1972, Dir. Bob Fosse, 128 mins.

Starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey. Music by John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Queens Jazz Trail

Visit the neighborhoods, clubs and museums of and about America's Jazz Legends. First Sat. of each month.


Rejection and the Creative Process with Catherine Wald

Wednesday, March 24, 6-9 p.m.

Free. Catherine Wald, creator of www.rejectioncollection.com, will hold a one-hour discussion and Q & A, with individual case studies from participating visual artists, followed by a round of networking and further discussion. Refreshments. Call to reserve, Ext. 228.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica





Works by Rajkamal Kahlon, the 22nd Workspace Artist, who will present the work she has created during her residency at JCAL. She modifies historical materials such as books and 19th Century colonial Indian photographs to deconstruct stereotypical images of South Asians within the Western imagination. Running through April 17.

Picturing Ecological Transformation of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Opening reception: May 8, 2004, 5-7 p.m.

Queens artist Brandon Ballengée surveys ecological conditions of our life and society. His art and science project embodies large-scale prints of microscopic organisms. The prints alert us to critical conditions of the environment today, yet are extremely aesthetic, uncovering the natural beauty normally hidden to our eyes.

May 8 through Aug. 15.

Museum of Modern Art

33rd Street at Queens Boulevard, Long Island City




Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective

March 12-June 7

Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective is the first comprehensive museum overview of the work of Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930-1998), one of the most influential European artists of the postwar period. This full-scale retrospective includes nearly 350 works, showcasing five decades of work and the full range of Roth's creative activities – drawings, graphics, books, paintings, sculptural objects, installations, and film and video works. Roth Time, presented at both MoMA QNS and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, reflects the vast formal, conceptual, and poetic scope of Roth's oeuvre as well as his use of diverse media. The exhibition presents Roth's work as an innovative, inspired, chaotic, and lucid whole, mirroring both an individual and an epoch.

Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990

April 16-June 28

This exhibition examines two important influences on contemporary fashion photography – cinema and the seemingly casual snapshot – as seen in work by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Nan Goldin, Cedric Buchet and Steven Meisel, among others.

Ongoing Events

A Closer Look for Kids

Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.

For children ages 5 to 10 and their adult companions. Families explore the artwork of the museum's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions through lively discussions and gallery activities. Each week a new theme is introduced. Drop in for one session or come for the whole season. Admission is $5 per family per session, members $3. No preregistration is required. Space is limited. Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m. at the education services desk in the museum's main lobby. Programs take place on the following dates:

March 13 – Here and Now: Contemporary Art

March 20 – Weird and Wonderful: Artist Materials

March 27 – Rainbow Connections: Exploring Color

April 3 – Shifting Shapes: The Art of Abstraction

April 10 – Don't Eat It! Food in Art

April 17 – Objects: Unusual and Everyday

April 24 – Strike a Pose! Fashion Photography

May 1 – 3-D: Discovering Sculpture

May 8 – In a Minute! Time in Art

Tours for Fours

Saturdays, 10-10:45 a.m.

For children age 4 and their adult companions. This program, specially designed for 4-year-olds and their parents, introduces families to painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper through interactive gallery activities and discussions. In order that we may accommodate as many families as possible, please sign up for one session only. The program will be repeated. Admission is $5 per family, members $3. Preregistration is required .The program takes place on the following dates:

March 20, April 3, April 17

Art Mix

Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.

For children ages 11 to 14 and their adult companions. Come mix it up in this gallery talk series specially designed for families with 11- to 14-year-olds. Kids and adults engage in activities, share ideas, and exchange opinions about modern and contemporary art. Each week a new topic is introduced. Sign up for one session or come to all. Admission is $5 per family per session, members $3. Preregistration is required. Programs take place on the following dates:

March 13 – Parts of the Whole: Artist Materials

March 27 – And Then What Happened? The Painted Story

Dieter Roth: Double Time

Saturdays, 1-3:30 p.m.

At MoMA QNS and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46 Avenue, Long Island City

For children ages 7 to 10 and their adult companions. This special program at MoMA QNS and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center explores the artwork of Dieter Roth. In the first hour, families will view the exhibition “Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective” at MoMA QNS. Then families will hop on the 7 train with a MoMA educator and travel two stops to P.S.1, where they will explore some of Roth's larger installations and sculptures. Admission is $25 per family, members $20. Subway fare is included.

Sign up for one session only. The program will be repeated. Preregistration is required .

April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8

National Art League

44-21 Douglaston Pkwy., Douglaston


Musical Artistry

Exhibit running from March 1 – April 2. Gallery Hours: Mon. thru Thurs. and Sat. 1:30 to 2 pm.

Portrait class

Tues., 7-10 p.m.

Poppenhusen Institute

114-04 14th Rd., College Point



Drama/acting for kids

Ages 10-12, Mon., 6:30-7:30 p.m.; ages 13-17, Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Country Line Dancing Classes

Mon., 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. for beginners and intermediate.

Karate program

Mon., 4-5 p.m. for kids 8-11; Fri., 7-8 p.m. for kids 12-16.

MultiCultural Festival

Poppenhusen will host a free multicultural dance festival sponsored by the multicultural committee of the Flushing Jewish Community Council at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27.

Queens Theatre in the Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park




Long Island City Artists Members Exhibition

At Queens Theatre in the Park running through March 31.


Buried Child

Through March 14

The Outrageous Fortune Theatre Company. March 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8 p.m. and March 7 and 14 at 3 p.m.

A Murder is Announced

March 6 – April 4

The local paper reports a murder – the time, 6:30 p.m. – the place, Miss Letitia Blacklock's manor, Little Paddocks. But something is amiss, for the murder has yet to take place. The inspector, neighbors and gossip-mongers all gather to watch the crime unfurl. This Agatha Christie romp features the ever-popular Miss Marple.

I Love My Wife

May 1 – May 9

In this swinging 1970's musical, set in Trenton, NJ, two longtime friends and their wives try to catch up to the sexual revolution. Featuring song titles like “Sexually Free” and “Married Couple Seeks Married Couple” this delightful musical explores just how far they're willing to go. And with Cy Coleman's (Sweet Charity, City of Angels, On the 20th Century, Barnum, Little Me) title song “I Love My Wife,” can you guess where the story ends?

Greater Messapia

March 18 – March 28

By Andy Bragen, directed by Jonathan Silverstein

In Elmhurst, Queens, the last remaining Messapian family seeks a special bride for their only son before he turns 18. Will he make it to the alter or must he face a ritual beheading?


April 1 – April 4

From the living rooms of suburban New York to the beaches of Boca Raton, from the nostalgic Bronx of the '40sto a Catskill resort in its heyday, this tender, wisfful musical explores lifelong friendships of three generations of women.


American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company

April 17, 2 & 8 p.m., April 18, 3 p.m.

While the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company is firmly rooted in classical ballet, it often showcases premieres by new and established choreographers, reflecting the repertoire and traditions of the parent company.

Children's Events

Duck Soup Magic Show

March 20, 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

Tim and Robin Balster dazzle audiences with a fun-filled magic show of spectacular illusions: the gravity defying “Broomstick Suspension,” Houdini's mysterious masterpiece “Metamorphosis,” and “Duck Soup” which features children from the audience.

The Little Mermaid

May 22, 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

This enchanting musical comedy features the mischievous Little Mermaid and her adventurous world under the sea. The beautiful heroine will swim deep into your heart in this telling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

The Little Engine that Could

May 29, 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

“I think I can, I think I can” are words that joyfully resonate in the hearts of children everywhere. The musical tells the uplifting story of an ordinary train that performs an extraordinary feat of strength and courage.

Family Events


March 13, 2 p.m.

The Philadelphia Dance Company is the Mid-Atlantic's answer to Alvin Ailey. Philadanco returns to New York City for an electrifying and sensational performance at Queens Theatre, where they wowed audiences in November 2000.

Sing-A-Long “Wizard of Oz”

April 10, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

Sing-A-Long “Wizard of Oz” invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the story of Dorothy and her fantastical journey through the land of Oz by joining in and singing along to the most beloved motion picture of all times. A spirited master-of-ceremonies leads the crowd through a comical interactive guidebook to audience participation of gestures and expressions, including singing along with Dorothy and hissing the Wicked Witch.

Celebrity Concert Series

Maureen McGovern

March 21, 3 p.m.

From recordings, concerts, the Broadway stage, films, television and radio, Maureen McGovern possesses a voice that defies categorization. With a jazzy, warm pop register that glides easily into a crystalline coloratura, it is no wonder she has been called “The Stradivarius Voice.”

Ann Hampton Callaway

May 22, 8 p.m. & May 23, 3 p.m.

One of the most widely acclaimed singer/songwriters working in pop/jazz today, Ann Hampton Callaway is a favorite performer of Queens Theatre audiences, and the writer of Barbra Steisand's “A Love Like Ours,” “I've Dreamed of You,” and “A Christmas Lullaby.”

Special Events

The Belle of Amherst

April 17, 8 p.m. & April 18, 3 p.m.

Celebrate the life of Emily Dickinson, one of America'a most gifted and prolific poets. Established theater veteran Ginger Grace brings Emily to life in a portrayal that slowly reveals her secrets and passions, sharing her extraordinary poetry along the way.

Behind the Façade of Jackie O

April 24, 8 p.m. & April 25, 3 p.m.

Of course, we all know Jackie Kennedy Onassis. But do we really? Written from over a decade of research, Andrea Reese has constructed a play covering Jackie's childhood with a womanizing father and abusive mother, her struggles with her marriage to Jack Kennedy, her scandalous marriage to Aristotle Onassis, and her blossoming interests and loves during the last decade of her life.

Latino Cultural Series

Raices Habaneras

March 20, 8 p.m.

An Evening of Rumba music, in its purest forms, from the dancers and musicians of La Esquina Habanera (Havana Corner), Union City, New Jersey.


April 10, 2 p.m.

A Spanish-Language play for children. A full-fledged celebration of Latin America culture set on a Cuban sugar plantation in the 1800's. Free/Gratis Reservations required.

Flores Argentinas

May 1, 2 p.m.

Inca Rose Duo World music vocalist and guitarist, Annelise Skovmand and Pablo Gonzalez Jazey perform Carlos Guastivino's Flores Argentinas (Argentinean Flowers) and traditional folk songs and tangos of Argentina. Free/Gratis Reservations required.

Women's Secrets

May 1, 8 p.m.

A delicious comedy about the lives of three women, as portrayed by three men: Franco Galencia, Emyliano Santa Cruz and Camilo Prada. Adapted and directed by Edison Carrera. Performed in Spanish.

Black Cultural Series

Black 2: Broadway

April 24, 2 p.m., 8 p.m. & April 25, 3 p.m.

A variety show spotlighting veteran Broadway performers of color. Black 2: Broadway highlights performers who have recently or are currently playing on Broadway. The ongoing series also includes a band, background vocalists, an MC, an opening act, and one new “up and coming” artist. Recent featured performers include Sheryl-Lee Ralph, Phoebe Snow, Lilias White, Shanice, Melba Moore, Freddy Jackson, and Phylicia Rashad.

Roberta Flack

April 24, 8 p.m.

at Colden Auditorium

Music lovers and critics the world over agree that when it comes to genuine sensitivity and pure emotion, Roberta Flack is one of a kind. Whether singing her mega hits “First time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” and “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” or great standards from R & B to jazz, from blues to pop, her genius lies in her ability to get inside a song and reach her listeners.

Queens College

Discomfiture of Presence: A Multiple Piece by Olga Alexander

At the Queens College Art Center, 6th Floor of the Rosenthal Library, running until April 1. Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs. 9 am – 8 pm and Fri. 9 am- 5 pm. Call 718-997-3770 for further information.


Join the Chorale March 7 and Meet the Orchestra March 28 at Queens College. Co-presentations by Goliard Concerts and Colden Center. Takes place at LeFrak Concert Hall. Call 718-793-8080.

Queens Museum of Art

Flushing Meadows Corona Park




Monika Goetz: Indefinite Blue

Through March 28

The Queens Museum of Art presents “Indefinite Blue,” an atmospheric site-specific installation by Monika Goetz, that transforms the museum's elevator into a mirrored cube that infinitely reflects and extends the elevator's interior.

Joan Jonas: Five Works

Through March 28

The first major exhibition of the American artist Joan Jonas's work in a New York museum. The exhibition includes a selection of the artist's most significant installations, a video room, and a survey of Jonas' drawings, photographs, and sketchbooks. The show brings together key works from Jonas's career including Organic Honey's Visual Telepathy (1972), The Juniper Tree (1976), Volcano Saga (1985), Revolted by the Thought of Known Places… (1992), and Woman in the Well (1996/2000). This exhibition also includes her portable My New Theater series (1997-1999) and Lines in the Sand (2002).

Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America

Through March 28

A multi-media project by documentary artists Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan that portrays the lives of new immigrants and refugees who live in Queens, the most ethnically diverse locality in the United States today. The project began with storytelling workshops in libraries, high schools and community centers throughout Queens. Lehrer/Sloan's three-year journey around the world via their home borough included extended interviews in bodegas, family-owned restaurants, places of worship, public housing projects, apartments, and private homes. The result is documented in an extraordinary new book of photographs and stories (W.W. Norton), an audio CD, a series of public radio documentaries, a reading/performance tour, a website, and this premier exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art on view in the Unisphere Gallery.

Yung Shu Chao: Pondering Pond The Buddhism Project

Through March 28

Meditation is one of Buddhism's essential practices toward spiritual liberation. Pondering Pond by Yung Shu Chao challenges our social preconceptions by employing Zen koan (a paradox to be meditated upon as part of Zen practice) and origami. The installation combines these two viewer-participatory activities to promote a meditative experience for willing individuals. Both activities require concentration that quiets busy minds and encourages us to abandon our usual dependence on reason to gain freer access to our intuitive faculties.


Alone in a Crowd: New York Movies

Every Mon. at 2 pm

March 22 – Dead End – 1937

March 29 – The Naked City – 1948

April 12 – The Apartment – 1960

April 19 – Moscow on the Hudson – 1984

April 26 – La Ciudad – 1998

May 3 – Manhattan – 1979

May 10 – West Side Story – 1960


Free Art Making Workshops for Seniors

Painting: The Still Life – Wed. March 24, 31 and April 14 and 21

Printmaking – Thurs., May 6, 13, 20 and 27

Painting: The Landscape – Wed., June 2 and Thurs., June 10

Queensborough Community College

20th Century Genocide

New photo exhibit documenting genocide in the 20th Century at the Holocaust Resource Center and Archives. 56th Ave and Springfield Blvd. Call 718-281-5770.

The Laramie Project

The story of Matthew Shepard will be performed March 12-18. Call 718-631-6311 for showtimes and directions.

Tilles Center at C.W. Post, LIU

Old Westbury, L.I.


March 5: Arturo Sandoval

March 6: Karen Akers

March 6: “The Giving Tree”

March 7: Long Island Philharmonic Family Concert

March 12: Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul

March 13: “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci”

March 14: Long Island Philharmonic Classics

March 20: “The Alice in Wonderland Follies”

March 26: New York Philharmonic

March 28: “Beethoven: Genius, Revolutionary, Hero, Symbol of Freedom”

April 2: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

April 3: Wynton Marsalis

April 4: Long Island Philharmonic Classics

April 16: Miami City Ballet

April 17: Miami City Ballet

April 18: Venice Baroque Orchestra

April 24: David Benoit

April 30: The Mutter, Previn, Harrell Trio

May 1: Mark Nadler

May 1: Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra

May 7: “Grease”

May 15: “Very Eric Carle”

May 15-16, 18-23: Big Apple Circus

May 22: Andrea Marcovicci

Westbury Music Fair

960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury


March 11: David Crosby

March 12: Smokey Robinson/Gladys Knight

March 13: Smokey Robinson/Gladys Knight

March 14: Hal Roach/The Irish Sopranos

March 16: Black 47/The Prodigals

March 20: Jay Black and the Americans

March 25: Melissa Manchester/Paul Williams

March 26: Chic Fest starring Nile Rodgers, Tavares, The Trammps, Anita Ward and Maxine Nightingale

March 27: Parachute Express

March 27: Parachute Express

March 27: An Evening with Lewis Black

March 28: Eddie Money/Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

April 2: Julio Iglesias

April 4: Joy Behar/Pat Cooper

April 8: Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, Direct From Broadway

April 10: The Adventures of Peter Rabbit

April 10: The Machine A Tribute to Pink Floyd Greatest Hits Tour

April 16: BB King/Bobby Blue Bland

April 20: John Edward Crossing Over

April 21: John Edward Crossing Over

April 23: Tracy Morgain

April 24: John Edward Crossing Over

April 25: John Edward Crossing Over

May 1: Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge/Lou Christie

May 2: Michael Amante

May 14: Gene Pitney/special guest Ronnie Spector

May 15: Tim Conway and Harvey Korman Together Again, Special Guest Louise DuArt

May 15: Tim Conway and Harvey Korman Together Again, Special Guest Louise DuArt

May 22: The Frog Prince

May 22: Al Martino/Sam Butera and The Wildest

May 23: Bobby Vinton

May 26: Linda Ronstadt/Aaron Neville

May 27: Linda Ronstadt/Aaron Neville

May 30: Linda Ronstadt/Aaron Neville

June 12: Dion/Kenny Vance and the Planotones

June 18: Willie Nelson

June 19: Tony Orlando

June 26: George Thorogood and the Destroyers

Aug. 18: Paul Anka

Aug. 22: Paul Anka

Nov. 17: Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme One More For the Road

Nov. 18: Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme One More For the Road

Nov. 19: Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme One More For the Road

Nov. 20: Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme One More For the Road

Nov. 21: Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme One More For the Road

Dec. 3: George Carlin

Dec. 4: George Carlin

Dec. 5: George Carlin

Center for the Women of New York

120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens.


Beginner Computer Instruction

The Center for the Women of New York will hold a computer instruction class at their computer lab in Kew Gardens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 718-793-0672.

Job Readiness

Workshop to help with the development of resumes, interview skills and job search techniques on Thurs. 6 pm.

Legal Clinic

Free advice on basic legal issues 7 p.m. Mon.

Life Issues

Strategies for reducing stress, dealing with Sept. 11. Thurs. at 5:30 p.m. Call for appointment.

Money Management

Clinic with a trained financial advisor. Free, but appointment needed.

Separation and divorce

Call for appointment.

Writers' Workshop

Discuss and create a poem or journal. Open to mature women 2 p.m. Tues. Donation requested. Center for the Women of New York.


Classes held Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m.

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