Queens Arts and Events Calendar

Singer Tony Orlando, performing here at the inauguration ball last year for President Trump, comes to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in Bayside on Sunday, at 3 p.m.
Photo by David J. Phillip/AP


Barbarella — Based on Jean-Claude Forest’s racy comic serial, Director Roger Vadim’s film details the adventures of a beautiful, kinky “cosmic queen” in the distant future of the year 40,000.

When: Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

24 Frames — For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami selected 24 still images—most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and digitally animated them into subtly evolving vignettes, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time.

When: Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us


Latin Boogaloo Meets Afrobeat — We’re mashing up two cultures on one stage with an open dance floor. Featuring Spanglish Fly, New York City’s only band dedicated to reviving and renewing Latin Boogaloo’s soul and R&B mix, and Chop and Quench, comprised of members of the cast and band of FELA! The Musical. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Come ready to dance.

When: Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: $16; $10 for members and students

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Mini-Painting Techniques — Through the mini-painting workshop, participants will have unique experience of learning how to use their imagination to create an artwork on 1.1 x 1 in canvas. This workshop will be conducted in Mandarin. Presented by Queens Library.

When: Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave.

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 268-7934

NYC SAFE Disposal Event — The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding a series of SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics) to provide New York City residents with a one-stop method to get rid of harmful household products. Materials accepted include common household products such as auto fluids, batteries, electronics, strong cleaners, medications, paint and more.

When: Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Astoria Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 311

E-Waste Event — Materials accepted include working and non-working computers, TVs, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, audio/visual equipment, as well as cell phones and video games.

When: Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: CC Moore Playground

Cost: Free

Contact: (212) 477-4022

Laughter at the Library — Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.

When: Saturday, April 21, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 92-24 Rockaway Blvd.

Contact: (718) 845-3127

Common Thread — Join Naomi Kuo for an afternoon of hand quilting and conversation. Participants will sit around a small wooden quilting frame and learn to hand quilt. This quiet and meditative time spent together will be an opportunity for conversation about personal and family relationships to sewing, craft and creativity.

When: Saturday, April 21, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: 5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City

Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts — The Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts works to promote Bengali arts and language with special musical and dance presentations.

When: Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m.

Where: Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College

Cost: $25

Contact: (718) 262-2840

Ed Malench Memorial Garage Sale — American Martyrs, Catholic War Veterans Post 1772 is hosting the Ed Malench Memorial Garage Sale.

When: Sunday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 216-10 Union Tpke., Bayside

All the Hits! — Tony Orlando brings his exhilarating energy, warmth and humor to QPAC as he celebrates over give decades as a beloved entertainer.

When: Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m.

Where: Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Bayside

Cost: $34-$48

Contact: (718) 631-6311

Casino Trip — St. Josephats invites you to its Casino Trip to Sands Casino Resort in Pennsylvania.

When: Wednesday, April 25 at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Meet at 210th Street and 35th Avenue

Cost: $30

Contact: (917) 921-7631

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