Thursday, Jan. 10
Thursday Night Jazz with Nick Dunston — Nick Dunston is a bassist, composer, scholar, and cross-disciplinary collaborator. His performances have spanned a variety of venues and festivals across countries in North America and Europe. He’s performed with artists such as Tyshawn Sorey, Matt Wilson, Jeff Lederer, Amirtha Kidambi, Vijay Iyer, Marc Ribot, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and more. As a composer, he’s written for and collaborated for a wide range of artists, from solo instrumentalists to performance artists. As a writer, he’s contributed monthly to Hot House jazz magazine since 2016. Nick currently studies at The New School and is on track to graduate with a BA degree in Contemporary Music and a BFA degree in Jazz Performance.
When: Thursday, Jan. 10, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
Friday, Jan. 11
Opening Night: “Donbass” — In the Donbass region of Ukraine, a territory bordering Russia to the east, war has been festering and raging since 2014. Following the events of Euromaidan and the Ukrainian revolution, pro-Russian separatists have clashed with Ukrainian nationalists, which has involved a maelstrom of armed conflict, domestic terror, bureaucratic retribution, and propaganda. Based on actual events, and comprised of loosely connected vignettes, “Donbass” is a surrealistic journey into the dissolution of a society still staggering from a century of war, Soviet rule, and collapse.
When: Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria
Cost: Tickets: $20 ($15 for members at the Standard through MoMI Kids Premium levels/free for members at the Silver Screen level and above).
Saturday, Jan. 12
Four Seasons — “Four Seasons” is a fusion of classical and traditional Chinese aesthetic genres (poetry, music, dance, opera and puppetry) with contemporary shadow theater technique. Conceived and created by the award-winning ensemble, Chinese Theatre Works, it is a vivid, living animation that transcends language and cultural barriers and celebrates the universal cycles of seasons and life passages.
When: Saturday, Jan. 12, all-day.
Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
Cost: $14; $10 for members; $8 for children; $6 for member children; free for teens
Kids Silent Disco and Parents Bottomless Brunch Party! — Let our Quiet Events DJs watch your kids while you enjoy a Saturday afternoon brunch with friends. Katch Astoria is Queens’ Premiere Gastropub offering a huge dance floor for your kids to party & a wide range of drinks and tasty meals for everyone. There will also be small arts & crafts table with coloring books, markers, crayons, and other fun activities for the kids to do if they don’t want to join the headphone party.
When: Saturday, Jan. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Katch Astoria, 31-10 Newtown Ave., Astoria
Year of the Pig Community Art Project — Make your mark in this community art project celebrating Lunar New Year! Drop in to work on collaborative sculptures to celebrate the Year of the Pig. The project will be displayed in the Garden for QBG’s Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 9 and for the remainder of February.
When: Saturday, Jan. 12, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
Cost: $12 per child, $40 for all four sessions
Education and Activity Open House — Queens Learns invites you to an open house featuring demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, workshops for adults, and talks to share our secrets for learning success. With presentations, workshops, and performances hosted by Sage Music, Queens Paideia School, LIC School of Ballet, Secret Theatre, Donna Levinstone Art, La Caravan FrancoFun, Brooklyn Boulders, and JDI Barbell.
When: Saturday, Jan. 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Long Island City Arts Center, 44-02 23rd St. 2nd Floor, Long Island City
Sunday, Jan. 13
Snow Globe Wonderland — A sprinkle of creativity and a dash of imagination are all you need to design and create your own winter wonderland snow globe. Dress in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink, and oobleck.
When: Sunday, Jan. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona
Cost: $6 per child/Members $5 per child
BHS 18th Annual Winter Art Show — Bayside Historical Society will hold its 18th Annual Winter Art Show at its home in the Castle in Fort Totten Park, January 13-27, 2019. The show will feature work produced by Queens-based artists, primarily from northeast Queens. Attendees can expect to find a variety of artistic styles and mediums, including representational painting, abstract painting, drawing, mixed media and photography.
When: Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m.
Where: Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside
Monday, Jan. 14
Live Drawing with Models — Draw from a live nude model. Bring your sketch pad with your favorite drawing medium. Each artist will have the opportunity to hone their skills with a series of quick and long poses while listening to music in a relaxing non-judgmental environment. Refreshments and snacks are available to get your creative juices flowing.
When: Monday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m.
Where: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
Cost: $16/$10 Members and Students
Tuesday, Jan. 15
A Panel on The Best Damn Answers to Life’s Hardest Questions — Join us for a panel on Tess Koman’s The Best Damn Answers to Life’s Hardest Questions. Koman will be joined by Gena Kaufman, the director of Social Media for Vogue Magazine, V Brown, writer and manager of Y7 Studio, and Carina Hsieh, sex and relationship editor at Cosmo.com.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m.
Where: The Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St., Astoria
Tyrannosaurus: 10 Year Anniversary Show — What is Tyrannosaurus you ask? It is the oldest still running stand-up comedy show in all of Astoria Queens. We hunted down all the past hosts we could find that haven’t quit comedy and gone back to law school. With them and a couple friends of the show, we plan to usher in the 10th year of comedy at R’A’R bar with a bang!
When: Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: RaR Bar, 30-01 35th Ave., Long Island City
Wednesday, Jan. 16
On Broadway: The 40s and 50s — Vocalist Jenny Lynn Stewart and William Lewis on piano take you on a magical journey, singing showstoppers from Broadway by composers such as Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, and more.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 3 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Queens Library Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71 Ave., Forest Hills