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Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 10:30 am

Exhibits

The new Queens Artists’ Alliance will be hosting an Emerging Artists Show and reception at GEAR Gallery, 61-08 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, on Friday, Feb. 8 from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1-6 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. All Queens artists are encouraged to attend and to bring photos of their work with contact info on the back to leave with the alliance for possible inclusion in upcoming shows in Queens. For more information, email pattig213@aol.com.

Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, hosts a month-long series which includes 36 independent feature and short films by black filmmakers beginning in the 1970s, with personal appearances by director Haile Gerima and series curator Jacqueline Stewart through Sunday, Feb. 24. Admission is $12. Visit movingimage.us for hours.

An African American art exhibition by Khalil Koromantee and His Young Black Artists will be on display on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rosenthal Library, Room 230, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

AUDITIONS

FSF Community Theater Group presents open auditions for “Let’s Hear It for Queens,” an original musical about the history and people of the borough of Queens, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd. Performances are on May 4, 5, 11 and 12. Seeking actors, dancers, singers and vocal impressionists. Email lordflibbit@aol.com for further information.

Douglaston Community Theatre will hold auditions for “The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Tim Kelly at Zion Church Parish Hall on Church Street (formerly 44 Ave.) 2 blocks east of Douglaston Parkway, on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Eric Leeb at ELeeb66866@aol.com or (917) 378-0192.

Maggie’s Little Theater, 66-05 79 Place, Middle Village, is holding open auditions for adults, teens and children for their July production of “Fiddler on the Roof” on Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. with possible callbacks on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Bring sheet music for pianist. Broadway songs preferred.

Theatre

See “Langston Hughes in Harlem,” a dramatic rendition of his poety and stories featuring David Mills, on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center will present “Survey,” a one-act play, on Friday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. LaGuardia Community College is located at 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. Admission is free. For more information call (718) 482-5151 or visit lagcc.usny.edu/lpac or see the preview article in this Qboro.

Dance

Green Space’s resident company Valerie Green/ Dance Entropy presents Skimming the Surface, an evening of dance in celebration of their 15th anniversary season at their home studio theater, Green Space, 37-24 24 St., Suite 301, Long Island City, on Feb. 21-23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance online at DanceEntropy.org and $20 at the door.

Film

The 1931 film “Little Ceasar,” starring Edward G. Robinson, will be presented on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, 4th floor, Long Island City. It tells the story of a hoodlum who ascends the ranks of organized crime, and his inevitable downfall. This film is free. Call (718) 278-0700 for more information.

Music

The Eddie Allen Quintet pays tribute to legendary trumpeters on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. with “Music from the Mind of the Trumpet” at Queens Library at Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona. Call (718) 651-1100 for more information.

Art House Astoria Conservatory for Music and Art, 23-35 Broadway, hosts its first concert and art exhibition of the year on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. An RSVP is required due to limited seating. Recommended for ages 12 and over due to possible mature content. Call (347) 738-4148 or email info@arthouseastoria.com

International Afrikan Ministries Unhuntu (IAMU) a Pan Afrikan ministry presents “Traditional Forms of Music in Ghana” with Nana Kimati Dinizulu, director of the Dinizulu Center for Afrikan Culture and Research at Aims of Modzawe, on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m. at 176-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica. Free admission.

A “Salute to Israel” concert will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College on Reeves Avenue and 150th Street. For tickets call (718) 776-3500. Tickets cost between $50 and $75.

Members of the Con Brio Ensemble will perform works by Schumann, Frank and Franz Mittler at a twilight concert at the Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 ($10 for students and senior citizens). TDF vouchers are accepted. Call (718) 459-1277 or email dianamittler@aol.com for more information.

Dino Rosi, international recording artist, sings in five languages on Friday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave. Call (718) 326-1390 for more information.

A musical show, The Ghetto Chronicles, by writer-director Duane DWhit Witley will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in Goldstein Theatre at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. The show is free.

Flea Markets

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside, 34-32 210 St., will hold a flea market plus ethnic Polish bake sale on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall on 35th Avenue and 210th Street. Call Steve at (718) 224-3052 for more information. Free parking.

Astoria Market will hold a Pre-Valentine’s day shopping event on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Main Hall at Bohemian Hall Beer Garden, 29-19 24 Ave., Astoria, from noon to 6 p.m.

Lecture

Chinese New Year will be celebrated in Forest Hills with a talk on traditional Chinese culture and the place of tradition in contemporary China on Monday, Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m. by Dr. Wenyi Wang at the Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St. A $6 voluntary donation is requested. Light kosher Chinese refreshments will be served. More information is available at (718) 268-5011 ext. 151 or pkurtz@cqy.org.

Montgomery Wilkinson, an architectural technologist and member of the firm responsible for completing the Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center, will lecture on Architecture, Community and Us on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Rosenthal Library, Room 230, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Call (718) 997-5593 for more information.

State Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry will explore the Significance of Obama’s Re-election on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Rosenthal Library, Room 230, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Call (718) 997-5593 for more information.

A free Lunch and Learn Workshop sponsored by Woman-to-Woman, a community service organization of Macedonia AME Church and the Paul Quinn Federal Credit Union, will be given on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. at Macedonia AME Church, 37-22 Union St., Flushing. Call the church office at (718) 353-5870 for more information.

A Haitian Students Association update on Haiti: three years after the quake will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union, 4th floor, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

Meetings

AARP Chapter 2889 meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 69-60 Grand Ave., Maspeth. New members are welcome. The next meeting is on Feb. 20.

Queens Borough Democratic Club has monthly general meetings. They will discuss upcoming citywide elections and recent immigration reform legislation and firearm legislation at Tropical Restaurant, 88-19 Jamaica Ave. Woodhaven, 2nd Floor, on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7-8:15 p.m.

CLASSEs

JCC-Chabad of Long Island City, 10-31 Jackson Ave., hosts Taam Shabbat — Mommy and Me on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Hebrew Reading crash course for adults on Mondays from 8-9 p.m.; Torah Hour for adults on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday night kids from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; belly dancing and Loaves of Love for women the first Thursday of every month; Carlbach Shabbat and L’Chaim every Friday night at 6 p.m.; a Shabbat dinner on Friday, Feb. 15; and a Hebrew school once a week. Call (718) 609-0066 for more information.

A meeting of the Parashat and Haftarat Club of Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 12:30 p.m. following Shabbat services. Discuss Torah portion Teruma with Rabbi Samuel Waidenbaum, Rabbi Romiel Daniel and Charles Lehat. Lite bite will be served. No charge.

A free workshop for future homebuyers will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Queens Library-Jackson Heights, 35-15 81 St. Call (718) 478-3848 for more information.

CLASSEs

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens resumes its free ESL and U.S. citizenship courses. Beginners level runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. until June 20 from 6-8 p.m., at Queens Center’s Community Room, 90-15 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Registration will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 3-5 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Queens Center-Guest Services Level 1, Macy’s Wing. The Advanced level for students with previous ESL is held on Saturdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The U.S. Citizenship course will be on Saturdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The advanced ESL and U.S. Citizenship courses will be offered from Feb. 23 to June 8 with registration on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1:30-3 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6-7 p.m. Registration and classes will be held at NYC Parks and Recreation-ARROW Community Center, 35-30 35 St., Astoria.

Registration is open for Kids With Cameras Making Movies at the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, for 10 kids ages 11 to 15. The five-week program, beginning Feb. 23 from 2-4 p.m., is free but the Friends of Maple Grove are requesting a $10 registration fee to secure the reservation. Send fee to Friends of Maple Grove at Maple Grove Cemetery, at the same address. Call (347) 878-6614 to reserve.

A series of classes, Expression in the Arts, will take place at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m. featuring: “The Magic of Masks” with Leora Agron; “Knitting Scarves” with Reina Goodman (bring size 7 or 8 needles and yarn); “Story Writing-Telling” with Penny Cooper; “Beloved Yiddish Songs” with Mildred Pelton. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $5 per person. Call (718) 459-1000.

Special Events

An all-day, free celebration of the famed Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes will be held at Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona, on Saturday, Feb. 9 starting at 11 a.m.

The Center for Culture, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, presents Blaze Craze 10, open mic, at 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Time limit 3-5 minutes. Light refreshments, music and drumming on Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. For further information call Ja-Man at (646) 571-5589.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 69-07 Cooper Ave., Glendale (use Parish Hall Entrance on Cooper Ave.), hosts a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner on Feb. 12 from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children, under 3 years are free. For more information contact Maryann Schnell at (718) 456-5292.

Edison Place restaurant, 71-28 Cooper Ave., Glendale, will be hosting Murder Mystery Show and 3-course dinner on Friday, Feb. 15 to benefit the Excalibur Reading Program. Tickets are $49.95 and may be obtained by calling (718) 821-8401.

On Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, will participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a census of birds conducted every year by bird-lovers at sites across the country. This event is free but registration is required. For more information or to register call (718) 886-3800 ext. 213, email sromar@queesnbotanical.org, or visit birdsource.org/gbbc.

The Glendale Kiwanis Club will host a Valentine’s Day luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m. at Edison Place Restaurant, 71-28 Cooper Ave, Glendale. Lunch is $16. Bring your sweetheart and enjoy great food and good people. For more information, call Pat at (516) 835-1433 or email Pattig213@aol.com

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will host Saturday night dances on Feb. 9 and 23 and March 9 and 23 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Call (718) 478-3100 for more information.

St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraising dance on Saturday, March 9 from 7-11 p.m. Proceeds will go to smartboards for the school. The Boston Burglars will play Irish hits and a buffet will be served. Tickets are $50. Call (718) 821-6721 or (347) 853-9348.

Human Growth Foundation, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children and adults with disorders of growth and growth hormone, will host its first annual 4.8K Step Up and Walk on Sunday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to noon at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 113-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing. Individual and team registration is now open online at hgfound.org/stepupandwalk_event_registration.html

The Catholic Daughters of Americas Court Mary’s Nativity #2347 will hold a Rock ‘n’ Roll Festival with the band “the Satellites” featuring music of the ’50s and ’60s on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 6-10 p.m. at the Father Rooney Parish Center at Jasmine Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, Flushing. A $35 donation includes a hot buffet dinner, wine and beer and dessert. Parking available. Call Irene at (718) 849-6900 ext. 11 for tickets or email idachtera@verizon.net.

The Maria Rose Doll Museum will host a Black History Month event for the community, with presentations on: 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; 50 years of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech of 1963; and the 44th president of the United States, on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 187-11 Linden Blvd., St. Albans. Refreshments will be served. Donations of $7 requested. Call (718) 276-3454.

Support Groups

The Lupus Alliance of Long Island and Queens meets once a month on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Flushing. To attend and for more information, Alliance members can register by calling Paula Goldstein at (516) 802-3142. Anyone with Lupus and family members are invited to attend Education Days on March 23 and June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required in advance. A fee of $10 per person for members and $15 for nonmembers includes a light breakfast, handouts and lunch. Call (516)826-2058 for more information.

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