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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:30 am

EXHIBITS

Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. 25 Years of Madden NFL video game exhibition. Five versions of the groudbreaking game on view and available to play now thru Sunday, Feb. 23. Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games, Exhibition of 25 playable, independently produced games, through March 2. Museum hours: Wednesdays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturdays-Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $12 adults, $9 seniors over 65 and students with ID, $6 children 3-12, under 3 free.

“Raising the Temperature: Art in Environmental Reactions,” Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, runs thru March 2. Opening reception, Sunday, Feb. 2, 3-5 p.m. Contact: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.

THEATER

“Kiss or Make Up,” a wild comedy, The First String Players, Our Lady of Mercy, 70-01 Kessel St., Forest Hills, enter on Juno St., Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m. $10. Contact: (718) 268-6143; FirstStringPlayers@gmial.com.

“Twelfth Night,” Queens Theatre with Aquila Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Friday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 15, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m. $42 (Fri.) $49 (Sat. & Sun.), $25 rear seating (all performances). Tickets: (718) 760-0064, queenstheatre.org/shakespeares-twelfth-night.

“Survey,” LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, Friday, February 7, 8 p.m. $10. One-act comedy-drama about listening. Contact: (718) 482-5151, lagcc.cuny.edu/lpac.

Queens Secret Improv Club, comedy every Wednesday-Saturday, approx. 7:30 p.m. $7, for the best improv in Queens. 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. Contact: secrettheatre.org.

MUSIC

Con Brio Ensemble, Twilight Concert, The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, Sunday, Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m. $12, $10 students/seniors, TDF vouchers accepted. Contact: Dr. Diana Mittler-Battipaglia (718) 459-1277, dianamittler@aol.com.

“LOVE,” A Vocal Concert, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Tony Bennett Concert hall, 35-12 35 Ave., Astoria, Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Vocal concert by the students. $15 general, $10 students. Contact: Andre Vazquez: (718) 361-9920, andre.fssa@gmail.com, franksinatraschoolofthearts.org/show-calendar.

DANCE

Ballet Hispanico, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Goldstein Theater at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.; Sunday Feb. 9, 3 p.m. $49, $29 at KupferbergPresents.org, or at the box office.

Take Root with Teresa Fellion and Teddy Tedholm, Friday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m., $15. Contact: greenspacestudio.org/TakeRoot.html. Fertile Ground New Works Showcase, Sunday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., $10. Contact: greenspacestudio.org/fertileground.html. Green Space, 37-24 24 St., #301, Long Island City, Contact: Marisa Martin (718) 956-3037, marisa@greenspacestudio.org.

LECTURE

Bill Cosby & Frank Savage speak at York College, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. Discussion of their books and careers as part of Black History Month presentation at York.

Forgotten Queens: Roosevelt Island Explores the History of a Fascinating Neighbor, NY Public Library on Roosevelt Island, 524 Main St., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. Lecture by Robert Singleton, Executive Director of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society. Free.

Auditions

Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill, chorus call, for Mozart‘s “Requiem,” St. John‘s Lutheran Church, 86-20 114 St., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Singers buy their own music, semester dues $60, concert on Apr. 13. All voices welcome.

Rockaway Theatre Company, ensemble members for March production of “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” Men/women, all ethnicities, ages 20-40, dance training (perferred), follow choreography, some vocal skill. Rehearsals weekday evenings, Sunday afternoons to March 14. Contact: rockawaytheatre@verizon.net.

CLASSES

Tango Dance Workshop, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greepoint Ave., Sunnyside, Fridays & Saturdays, 5-6 p.m., Feb. 1-March 22. Taught by Yaisuri Salamanca & John Hernan Raigosa, for men/women, no experience needed. $150 for 15 classes, $100 for 5 classes, $25 per class. Contact: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.

Free tax clinic, MinKwon Center for Community Action, 136-19 41 Ave., Flushing, 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6. Prepare to file for taxes in English, Korean, Chinese. App’t. req’d. Contact: David Chung (718) 460-5600, david.chung@minkwon.org.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Year ‘Round Social Dance Program, Monday & Friday evenings, Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Call 718) 478-3100.

COMMUNITY

Free Dental Screenings, Steinway Family Dental Center, 32-50 Steinway St., Astoria, Friday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate February's National Dental Health Month with free preventative care for adults and children. Contact: (718) 728-3314, alldentalneeds.com.

Financial Literacy, Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35 Ave., Astoria, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m. Go from artist to creative entrepreneur, learn to prioritize needs over wants and manage cash flow with Tricia Taitt, certified finance & accounting consultant. Free. RSVP required: queenscouncilarts.org/go-from-artist-to-creative entrepreneur/.

Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd., Afternoon Bingo, every Tuesday, January-February, early game, 2 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m., everyone 18 & over. Call (718) 459-1000.

Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center, 49-10 Little Neck Pkwy. A Capella Musical Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 7. Comedy Club, with Jon Fisch & Randy Levin, Saturday, 8 p.m., Feb. 8, with desserts and wine; $35 per member, $40 per nonmember, $45 at door. Call (718) 224-0404.

Volunteer youth baseball/football coaches, LP Fam Youth Organization, baseball ages 5-14, football ages 9-12, teams play in spring, summer and fall, 2014. Contact: Derik Braswell (917) 692-4775 or Paul Cox (718) 607-2421.

Wednesday Night Singles Group, SFY Adult Center, 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy., Little Neck, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $7 Adult Center members, $9 nonmembers.

Yoga classes, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, registration ongoing for winter series (14 classes), Mondays (intermediate/open), 10:20-11:20 a.m.; Wednesdays (beginners/seniors), 10:10-11:10 a.m.; Fridays (intermediate/advanced), 11:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. $168 CQY members, $210 general public; seniors, $66 CQY members, $119 general public. Register: (718) 268-5011, cgy.org.

KIDS

Community Conversations for Kids: Democracy, Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2-3 p.m. Contact: Karyn Mooney, (718) 939-0647, kmooney@queenshistoricalsociety.org; queenshistoricalsociety.org.

High School to Art School Interview Day for Winter/Spring Program, Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35 Ave. (enter on 37th St.), 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15. Training for HS juniors/seniors with art skills: mentorships, college application, financial planning. Contact: Daliana drosa@queenscouncilarts.org.

Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Thursday, Feb. 20, 1:30-3 p.m. Carver's achievements in botany. $6 per child. Contact: Rebecca Wolf (718) 886-3880, education@queensbotanical.org.

Arts & Crafts Class, Ridgewood YMCA, 69-02 64 St., Wednesdays, thru Feb. 23, 6-7 p.m., ages 5-12. $65 Members, $75 nonmembers. Contact: Sarah Feldman (212) 912-2180, labohemianartist@gmail.com.

KIDS/TEENS

Baseball 2014 registration, Dunton Presbyterian Church, 109-29 135 St., South Ozone Park, Saturdays, now-Apr. 19, 12-3 p.m. Boys/girls, ages 5-14. Proof of age (birth certificate, passport, school record). $100 registration includes uniform, insurance, weekly training, games, trophies. Contact: Derik Braswell (917) 692-4775, Ted Jones (917) 375-6185 or Paul Cox (718) 835-8416.

SPECIAL EV ENTS

Speculative Authors Reading, to support American Cancer Society, Astoria Bookshop, Saturday, Feb. 1, 5 p.m. Four authors with works published in "Metastasis," an anthology of fiction and poetry about cancer. Contact: Sandi Leibowitz (718) 278-2665, leibosan@earthlink.net, astoriabookshop.com.

Hands-on History: Tiny Valentine, King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, Saturday, 12-3 p.m., Feb. 15. Create miniature 19th-century-inspired valentines. Call (718) 206-0545.

Author Talk with Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, Queens Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Contact: Daniel Zaleski (718) 990-0748, dzaleski@queenslibrary.org.

Lunar New Year Celebration, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Saturday, Feb. 8, 1-4 p.m. Free, craft activities (some require free) and musical performance at 2 p.m. Contact: (718) 886-3800, dhector@queensbotanical.org.

Shorewalker Walks: Hellgate Ferry Road (Astoria) to Newtown (Elmhurst), Saturday, Feb. 1; Three Lakes, Three Parks, Sunday, Apr. 13. Contact: Christine at (212) 787-1136, chryost@hotmail.com.

FLEA MARKETS

St. Josaphat Flea Market plus Polish Meat & Bake Sale, Parish Hall, 34-32 210 St., Bayside, Sunday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call Steve (718) 224-3052.

Church of the Resurrection Bake & Book Sale, 85-09 118 St., Richmond Hill/Kew Gardens, Saturday, Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Donations of used clothing, books, houswares accepted. Call (718) 847-2649.

Richmond Hill Flea Market, 117-09 Lefferts Blvd., off Jamaica Ave., every Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens, something for everyone.

White Elephant Sale, Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Contact: Karyn Mooney, (718) 939-0647, kmooney@queenshistoricalsociety.org; queenshistoricalsociety.org.

MEETINGS

Briarwood Action Network, “Operation ID” community meeting, Samaritan Village, 138-02 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor, Thursday, Jan. 30, 7-9 p.m. Learn to safeguard some of those great new gadgets you got for the holidays at an “Operation ID” community meeting.

“Formerly Incarcerated: Know Your Legal Rights,” NAACP Jamaica Branch, The Resurrection Celebration Church, 106-56 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. Criminal justice re-entry workshop for those formerly incarcerated and/or on parole.

Kiwanis Club of Bayside, Bourbon Street Restaurant, 40-12 Bell Blvd., meets 1st Wednesday of every month, 1 p.m. Contact: joecorace@aol.com.

American Legion, Continental Post, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. All veterans invited, enjoy camaraderie and support, every first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Call Tom Long, (718) 704-4197.

AARP Meetings: Chapter 1405, Flushing, Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., meets Mondays 1 p.m. Chapter 2889, Maspeth, American Legion Hall, 66-28 Grand Ave., meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, noon. Call (718) 672-9890. Chapter 4163, Ozone Park, Christ Lutheran Community Center, 85-15 101 Ave., meets last Tuesday of each month, noon. Next meeting, Jan. 28, new members welcome.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

The Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70 Ave., Regular weekly hour-long classes: jewelry making, Mondays at 10:30 a.m.; Richard Simmons exercise, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30; Eldercise, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; massage therapy, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; manicures, Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.; yoga, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Movies every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. MetroCard van, 4th Thursday of month. Monthly bus trips to Yonkers. Call Karen (718) 456-2000.

The Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center, 123-10 143 St., South Ozone Park, offers service programs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is at noon with a suggested donation of $1.50. Exercise programs include: tai chi stretch, dance groups, choral group, ceramics, camera class, computer classes, trips, birthday parties and more. Call (718) 657-6752.

Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75 St., offers: computer training classes, all levels, beginners to advanced, including: 21st Century Technology, teaching use of iPods, smartphones, e-readers, tablet computers, and latest gadgets; and Microsoft Excel (separate class); fitness classes in Zumba, aerobics, line dancing, chair and mat yoga, tai chi, lower-body toning, sit and be fit; recreational activities (daily bingo, singing, watercolor painting, bus trips, daily meals and more). Call Hindy at (718) 894-3441 or visit the Center.

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