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Posted: Thursday, August 3, 2006 12:00 am

Art

Saturation, A Dwelling Place, featuring artists Jasmine Wagner, Matthew Tung, Katherine Mangiardi and James Graham. Closing reception: Saturday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. with music by Jennifer Strickland and others. P.S.II Gallery, 13 03a Jackson Ave., Long Island City. www.psiigallery.com, contact@psiigallery.com.

OPOLIS: A Comix Fluxture, a giant scale miniature city in 13 blocks by 15 artists. Exhibit through Aug. 5. The Flux Factory, 38 38 43rd St., Long Island City. (718) 707 3362, www.fluxfactory.org.

Remembrance II, mixed media group show. Aug. 5 26. AQA Gallery, 99 10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. (718) 520 9842, www.aqa.org.

Staged Realities, paintings and dioramas by Astoria artist Kim Babcock. Through Aug. 12. Art O Mat, 46 46 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. www.licweb.com/artomat.

Inner Visions, group exhibit explores spirituality and culture. Opening reception Saturday, Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m. On view through Aug. 26. Local Project, 21 36 44th Rd., Long Island City. (718) 578 9299, www.localproject.org.

Beyond Reason, works by visual artists of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts. Through Aug. 27. Also, special gallery talks with member artists whose works are on display, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. Admission $5; FCCA members free. Flushing Town Hall, 137 35 Northern Blvd. (718) 463 7700, ext. 222, www.flushingtownhall.org.

Landscape: Expanded Engagement, Extended Space, artist in residence Xaviera Vincenta Simmons’ portraits made through collaboration with her subjects. Through Aug. 19. Free. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161 04 Jamaica Ave. (718) 658 7400, www.jcal.org.

Cultural Drift: Understanding Movement and the Immigrant Experience, photographs and drawings examine immigrant mobility. Through Aug. 20. Free. Queens Central Library, 89 11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. (718) 990 0706.

Drawings and Paintings by Queens artist Mary Didoardo. Through Sept. 30. LaGuardia Galleries of Fine Arts, 31 10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. (718) 482 7200, www.lagcc.cuny.edu.

Family

Summer Fun Children’s Series. Richard Stillman presents “A World Mosaic of Music & Dance.” Free. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m. Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue and 29th Street. Repeat performance Wednesday, Aug. 9, 10:30 a.m. Dutch Kills Playground, 26th Avenue and Crescent Street. (718) 728 7820, www.centralastoria.org.

Puppet Theatre Show and Workshop, featuring “The Princess, The Emperor and The Duck” presented by the puppeteers of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park. Sunday, Aug. 13, noon. Free. Weeping Beech Park, Bowne Street and 37th Avenue, Flushing. (718) 939 0647, ext. 17, www.cityparksfoundation.org.

Hands On History: Back to school notebook and bookmark making. Every Saturday in August, 1 4 p.m. $1 per participant. King Manor Museum, King Park, Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street, Jamaica. (718) 206 0545.

Film

Independence World Cinema Series, runs through Sept. 1. “Three Times,” a 2005 Taiwanese film about desire and time. Friday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.; “Voices of BAM,” 2005 Tribeca Film Festival prize winner from Netherlands/Iran. Friday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria. (718) 784 0077, www.movingimage.us.

Frank Borzage, Hollywood Romantic Film Retrospective, film classics from the Oscar winning director. Saturday, Aug. 5, “Little Man What Now,” 2 p.m. and “A Farewell to Arms,” 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 6, “Desire,” 2 p.m. and “Three Comrades,” 4:30 p.m. Paid admission includes film screenings. Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria. (718) 784 0077, www.movingimage.us.

“Stolen Children,” 1992 Italian film. Wednesday, Aug. 9. Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park, 32 01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. Pre screening performances begin at 7 p.m.; film begins at sunset. www.socratesculpturepark.org.

Theater

Children of Eden, a staged performance loosely based on the first nine books of Genesis. Aug. 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets: adults $15, seniors and children $14. Gregorian Hall, 244 44 87th Ave., Bellerose. (212) 257 4991, www.SGTG.org.

Grease, a Broadway Blocksbusters production. Aug. 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8 p.m.; Aug. 13, 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $20, general admission seating. The Mary Louis Academy Theater, 176 21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates. (516) 775 7934.

Music

Waterfront Concert Series in Astoria Park, featuring Bobby Matos and the NY Latin Jazz Allstars, Thursday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Pop rock by the GetAway Drive, Thursday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. Free. Bring blankets and lawnchairs. Astoria Park between Shore Boulevard & 19th Street and the Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool. (718) 728 7820, www.centralastoria.org.

Beatlemania Again, performance of the Beatles cover band with fundraiser and raffle. Raffle winner eats dinner with the band. Thursday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m. $5. Forest Park Golf Course, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive. Contact 311 or www.nyc.gov/parks.

Surf Music Beach Party, featuring Marty Raneri and the Channel Surfers playing music by the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, the Ventures and more. Friday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m. Free. Flushing Town Hall Garden, 137 35 Northern Blvd., Flushing. (718) 463 7700, ext. 222, www.flushingtownhall.org.

Passport Fridays, a celebration of music, dance and culture every Friday. Aug. 4, 6:30 10 p.m. Dance by Kiyoko Kashiwagi/Anime Dance Theatre; music by Vongku Pak’s Korean Drum Ensemble; and the film, “Welcome to Dong Makgol.” Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Park. www.queensmuseum.org.

JPMorgan Chase Latino Cultural Festival at Queens Theatre in the Park. Friday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m., singer/songwriters Luca Mundaca, MiMa and Valentina Gonzales. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door; Sunday, Aug. 6, 3 and 8 p.m., Afro Peruvian dance by “Peru Negro.” Tickets $35 day of show, $30 advance. Full schedule available at www.queenstheatre.org.

JAMS, Jamaica Arts & Music Summer Festival, kicks off Friday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m. with JAMS Under the Stars featuring Silvana Magda, the Katende Band, the Viva Brazil Dancers and Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes. King Park, Jamaica Avenue between 150th and 153rd streets. On Saturday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. 7 p.m., JAMS Festival, an all day street fair. Jamaica Avenue from Parsons Blvd. to 169th Street. (718) 286 2834, www.go2ccj.org.

Memorial for Jazz Pioneer Bix Beiderbecke, tribute performed by the Sunnyside Memorial Jazz Orchestra. Saturday, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m. A candlelight vigil will follow at 9:30 p.m. The All Saints Churchyard, 43 12 46th (Bliss) St., Sunnyside. (718) 784 8031.

P.S.1 Summer Warm Up Series, music and dance party Saturdays through Sept. 2, 3 9 p.m. Aug. 5, “Agnes b. Presents” featuring A Touch of Class and DJ Rage Johnson; Aug. 12, Rub N Tug and Escort. Admission $10 and includes admission to all exhibitions and mhows. Free for L.I.C. residents. P.S.1, 22 25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. (718) 784 2084, www.ps1.org.

Live Bands at Bayview, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2U, a U2 tribute band; Friday, Aug. 11, Wine With Sue, Rockaway Beach cover band. All shows start between 9:30 10 p.m. Cover $5 $10. Bayview Restaurant, 25 Van Brunt Rd., Broad Channel. (718) 634 4555, www.bcbayview.com.

LIC Bar’s Rock & Roll BBQ, performances Sundays at 4 p.m. Aug 6: Kid Java Rent Party, blues and rock & roll; Aug. 13, Wicked Messengers honkey tonk. Free. Back patio of LIC Bar, 45 58 Vernon Blvd. (718) 786 5400, www.LICBAR.com.

Tenor Jonathan Long and the David Shenton Quintet, part of Forest Hills Jazz Thursdays. Aug. 10, 5:30 9 p.m. 70th Road near Austin Street. Street will be closed to traffic on 70th Road between Austin Street and Queens Boulevard from 1 10 p.m. (718) 268 6565.

Music In The Garden, the final installment features music by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. Sunday, Aug. 13, 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults; seniors and students $5; children under 12 free. Noghuchi Museum, 9 01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City. (718) 204 7088, www.noguchi.org.

OPEN MIC

Sarah & Friends, poetry and spoken word open mic. Aug. 4 (first Friday of every month). Doors open at 9 p.m. $10. Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176 03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. (718) 523 3312, Jwatusi@aol.com or www.afrikapoetrytheatre.com.

Open Mic at Munch, for poets and musicians, on the first and third Sunday of every month (Aug. 6) from 3 5 p.m.; For singers, songwriters and musicians, first Saturday of every month (Aug. 5). $3 donation requested. Munch Cafe & Grill, 71 60 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills. (718) 544 0075.

Other

BQuack, a monthly mixer for artists and perfomers of all kinds. Thursday, Aug. 3, at 8:30 p.m. No admission but reservations are required. Waltz Astoria, 23 14 Ditmars Blvd. BQUACKMAIL@yahoo.com, www.bquack.com.

Tuesday Night Comedy, features various comedians and hosted by Matt Taylor. Every week at 9 p.m. Free. Waltz Astoria, 23 14 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria. openmic@Waltz Astoria.com, www.waltz astoria.com.

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