On Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m. in the Foldstein Theatre at Queens College, Kupferberg Center Performances presents “Crossing the Boulevard: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America” with Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer. Based on their book of the same name, the performance explores the chaotic lives of immigrants and refugees who have settled in Queens. A question and answer session follows, moderated by talk show host Brian Lehrer. Limited seating. Tickets are $12, available online at www.KupferbergCenterArts.org, by phone at 718-793-8080 or at the Colden Center box office at Queens College. Other free performances are at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum through June 28.
On Thursday, April 3, at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 5 at 2 and 8
p.m. and Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m. at Queens Theatre in the Park, located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park,
“Cookin’ in the Cookery,” the music and times of Alberta Hunter returns to the “More Theatre Series” by popular demand. Hunter faded from the scene before staging a stunning comeback at age 82. Sponsored by Con Edison. Tickets are from $32 to $18, including senior, student and multi-show discounts. For more information or to purchase full-price tickets visit the website, www.queenstheatre.org. For senior, student or multi-show discounts, call the box office, 718-760-0064, Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m.
On Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Kendra Shank sings as part of the “Intimate Jazz” concert series. Music Scholar Nat Hentoff called her vocals “striking” and said “her musicianship is powerful.” She will interpret songs written by Jazz icon Abbey Lincoln, accompanied by Dean Johnson on bass; Toney Moreno, drums; Frank Kimbrough, piano; Ben Monder, guitar and Billy Drewes, saxophone. Tickets are $20, $16 for
members. Call 718-463-7700, Ext. 222 or visit www.FlushingTownHall.org.
On Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m. The Free Synagogue of Flushing, located at 41-60 Kissena Boulevard in Flushing, will present a free concert tribute to Alexander Kouguell the renowned Russian-born cellist. The concert will feature solos, duets and trios by a string quartet comprised by students of the professor emeritus at Queens College, followed by “On Wenlock Edge,” a song cycle for tenor, string quartet and piano, featuring Cantor Steven Pearlston. Professor Kouguell will attend the concert. Free parking adjacent to
synagogue. For more information, call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org.
On Thursday, April 10 at 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, musical group Pharaoh’s Daughter, lead by Basya Schechter performs as part of the “New Trends/New Tracks” series. Billed as “blending a psychedelic sensibility and Pan-Mediterranean sensuality,” the program includes “swirling Hasidic chants, Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock and spiritual stylings filtered through percussion, flute, strings and electronica. Tickets are $20, $16 for members. Call 718-463-7700, Ext. 222 or visit www.FlushingTownHall.org.
On Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in the Colden Auditorium at Queens College, Kupferberg Center Performances presents Plaza Theatrical Production’s amusing version of The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen. Young audiences will delight in the story of a vain Emperor who is swindled by two rogues before a little boy punctures the court’s pretensions. Plaza Theatrical Productions’ version of the classic fairy tale is retold with music, mischief and merriment. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Tickets are $12, available online at www.KupferbergCenterArts.org, by phone at 718-793-8080 or at the Colden Center Box Office at Queens College.
On Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. at Colden Auditorium, located at Queens College, The O’Jays will perform. Their hits include “Back Stabbers”; “Love Train”; “Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)” and “I Love Music,” which epitomize the Philly soul sound of the 70s. Co-presented by Kupferberg Center Performances. Tickets from $48 to $38, including senior, alumni, student and multi-show discounts. For more information visit the website, www.queenstheatre.org. Call the Colden Center box office, 718-793-8080.
On Friday April 18 at 8 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard,
The Junior Mance Trio, performs as part of the “Headliner Jazz Series.” The internationally known pianist played with Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown. He is joined by Hide Tanaka on bass and Jackie Williams on Drums. Tickets are $40, $32 for members. Call 718-463-7700, Ext. 222 or visit www.FlushingTownHall.org.
ODDS AND ENDS
On Wednesday April 2, and every Wednesday until June 25, The Poppenhusen Institute will host Community Chorus classes from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The fee is $15 for 10-18-year-olds, $30 for adults. They will have two public performances. The institute is located at 114-04 14th Road in College Point. For more information, call 718-358-0067.
On Friday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. Bayside Dental and Mid-Island Dental Associates are competing in a “Bowling Fundraiser to Strike Out Alzheimer’s” at Syosset Bowling Lanes, located at 111 Eileen Way in Syosset, Long Island. A spokesperson for the Bayside office, located at 23-91 Bell Boulevard, said that “100 percent of donations from Raffles and the losing teams’ scores will go towards this crippling family disease.” All are invited to share the laughs and support their favorite office. For more information and directions, call 516-921-7575.
On Saturday, April 5 the Queens Centers for Progress (Queens CP) is conducting a fundraising Walk With Me, to help the developmentally disabled. The sponsorship walk will take participants from Queens CP headquarters at 81-15 164th Street in Jamaica to Kissena Park in Flushing - and back. The Palace Diner in Flushing is donating breakfast for participants. Walkers who raise more than $25 will also get a nice Tee shirt. Registration is 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event; forms can be downloaded at www.queenscp.org. Call 718-380-3000 Ext. 325 for more information.