February 3-26 LaGuardia Community College: The Watercolors of Richard Yarde; In celebration of African-American Heritage Month, LaGuardia Community College is hosting an art exhibition featuring 18 watercolor paintings of Richard Yarde, one of America’s great watercolorists; watercolors of African-American heroes who rose to fame in the decades leading up to and through the Civil Rights era, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Paul Robeson, Josephine Baker, Sweet Daddy Grace and Bessie Smith; visit lagcc.cuny.edu or call 718-482-5985.
Saturday, February 5, 9:30-2:30 p.m., The Center at Maple Grove: Winter Landscape Painting; learn how to paint a winter landscape without the frostbitten fingers; coordinated by artist Mandy Gor; for more information or to reserve a spot email [email protected] or call 917-881-3358.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4
10 a.m. Bellerose Library: AARP Defensive Driving Class for Seniors; Defensive Driving for seniors presented by AARP. Please register with Elaine at 718-641-3911.
4 p.m. Hollis Library: Intergenerational Plant Project; children ages 6 and up, and older adults can participate in a program involving plants, memories and writing; call 718-465-7355.
February 4, 8 p.m., Tilles Center: Pilobolus; unique and athletic dancers return with new work and revivals not seen before; call 516-299-3100 or visit www.tillescenter.org.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5
2 p.m. Forest Hills Library: Arnie Gruber & The Great American Songbook — Porter, Kern, and Gershwin; enjoy music from the extremely popular Great American Songbook of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, as performed by Sinatra, Bennett and similar artists with selections like The Way You Look Tonight, A Foggy Day, Under My Skin, among many others; call 718-268-7934.
2 p.m. Peninsula Library: Harlem on My Mind; Xoregos Performing Company celebrates the Harlem Renaissance in this presentation of four short plays commissioned for this program, poems by writers of that era, and music featuring early songs by Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and Irving Berlin; call 718-634-1110.
10:30 a.m. Long Island City Library: Resume Workshop; Let us help with your resume! A good resume can make the difference between being called to an interview or not being called! We will help you get started and show you secrets to make it easier for you to create a professional winning resume! For more information, call 718-752-3700.
11 a.m. Flushing Library: Interact with Art; What does it mean to interact with art? In this workshop you will explore works of art that relate to the subject of interaction and use the digital camera and video editing software to digitize your idea into a series of pictures, or one short video. This class will cover the taking of still images, video recording, lectures, gallery visits, and hands-on art making. Pre-registration Required; call 718-592-9700 Ext 135.
11 a.m. Sunnyside Library: Basics of Homeownership: What You Need to Know to Get Started; The Chhaya Community Development Corporation presents a workshop designed for the first-time homebuyer and covers what you need to know about home ownership; call 718-784-3033.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6
3 p.m. Central Library: Maracatu New York; Maracatu New York is New York’s first and only Maracatu ensemble dedicated to the performance and knowledge of traditional Maracatu de Baque Virado and other musical styles from the northeast of Brazil, while fusing these rhythms with New Orleans second line rhythms; call 718-990-0700.
Sunday, February 6, 2-5 p.m. York College Facility Dining Room: 22nd Annual African American Read-In; join in this year’s celebration of the voices of African American writers or bring your own writings to read; call 917-853-9377 or email [email protected].
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7
6 p.m. Ridgewood Library: Irene Failenbogen; A concert of romantic and charming songs performed in Spanish and English by vocalist Irene Failenbogen accompanied by guitarist Liam Murphy. The theme of love is carried through the program with well-known melodies from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Spain and United States. For more information, call 718-821-4770.
6:30 p.m. Richmond Hill Library: A Kaleidoscope of Music featuring Carl and Teri-Ann; This concert draws on a wide range of musical styles – swing, jazz, blues, calypso and rock and roll to get your face smiling and your toes tapping; call 718-849-7150.
6 p.m. Rochdale Village Library: Job Search and Networking Strategies; Give your job search new energy in this 90-minute workshop. Learn how to uncover the hidden job market, tips on posting resumes online, how to present yourself confidently and memorably in a social or business networking session, and more. Presented by career coach Elisa Zervos; call 718-723-4440.
6 p.m. Steinway Library: Edward Jones Investment; Are you interested in mutual funds, stocks and IRA’s? Come to the Queens Library at Steinway to hear about one of the top financial companies in the United States; call 718-728-1965.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
7 p.m. Flux Factory: Know Your Rights Workshop; participants have the opportunity to talk about the role of police in their communities with a focus on Fourth Amendment rights in relation to searches and seizures by police; explanations about what constitutional rights are and why they are important; visit www.fluxfactory.org for more information
2 p.m. Bellerose Library: Irene Failenbogen; A concert of romantic and charming songs performed in Spanish and English by vocalist Irene Failenbogen accompanied by guitarist Liam Murphy. The theme of love is carried through the program with well-known melodies from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Spain and United States; call 718-831-8644.
2 p.m. Whitestone Library: Songs of the Heart; Bass baritone Gunter Stern sings love songs as only Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Stephen Sondheim could write them; call 718-767-8010.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10
7 p.m. Samuel Field Y: Dance, Zumba and Fitness Class for Cancer Survivors; join the ongoing class every Thursday with oncology nurse and fitness specialist Beth Levine, call 516-987-7524.
Sunday, February 13, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park: Madeline and the Bad Hat; based on the much-loved heroine in the famous series of books by Ludwig Bemelmans; Madeline, a happy-go-lucky Parisian girl with a mischievous spirit embarks on an exciting adventure and learns that first impressions are often misleading; call 718-760-0064 or visit www.queenstheatre.org.
Saturday, February 19, 8 p.m. Tilles Center: Cats; the show that revolutionized musical theatre is returning to Tilles Center for the Performing Arts for one night only; call 516-299-3100 or visit www.tillescenter.org.
Sunday, February 27, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park: The School of American Ballet (SAB): The Beauty of Ballet; world-famous School of American Ballet, the official academy of New York City Ballet, comes to Queens Theatre in the Park; SAB faculty will introduce children to the beauty of ballet, and illustrate how talented students can develop into accomplished classical dancers; call 718-760-0064, tickets are free.