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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2006 12:00 am


Beginnings and Endings, exhibit of paintings by Ben Pritchard. On view through July 30. Repetti Gallery, 44 02 23rd St., fourth floor, Long Island CIty. (718) 670 3226, www.repetti.org.

Beyond Reason, works by visual artists of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts. July 21 Aug. 27. Also, special gallery talks with some of the member artists whose works are on display, July 23 and 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.

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.

Interstate: The American Road Trip, exhibition explores the classic American road trip. Through August 13. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32 01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. (718) 956 1819, www.socratessculpturepark.org.

Saturation, A Dwelling Place, an exhibit featuring artists Jasmine Wagner, Matthew Tung, Katherine Mangiardi and James Graham. On view July 28 Aug. 5. Opening reception: Friday, July 28, 7 p.m. P.S.II Gallery, 13 03a Jackson Ave., Long Island City. www.psiigallery.com, contact@psiigallery.com.


“Knight of the Burning Pestle,” July 20, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. July 22 at 2 p.m. The Jackson Avenue Steakhouse, 12 23 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. Adults $10, children $7. (347) 724 4056, www.thequeensplayers.com.

“Broadway Time Machine,” a production of the Summer Stars Musical Theatre student training program. Performances Saturday, July 22 at 4 and 6 p.m. Tickets $15; $12 seniors; $5 kids 10 and under. Cultural Center of the Chian Federation, 44 01 Broadway, Astoria. For reservations or tickets, call (718) 393 7505 or e mail tickets@apacny.org. Information at www.APACNY.org.


“Summer Fun Children’s Series,” in Astoria. Tuesday, July 25. Steve Luker’s “The Fire Safety Show.” Free. Athens Square Park, 30th Avenue and 29th Street. Also on Wednesday, July 26. Dutch Kills Playground, 26th Avenue and Cresent Street. All shows at 10:30 a.m. (718) 728 7820, www.centralastoria.org.

“Family day,” features “The Black Factory,” a traveling installation created by atist William Pope. Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Free. SculptureCenter, 44 19 Purves St., Long Island City. (718) 361 1750, info@SculptureCenter.org, www.sculpturecenter.org.

CSI: Crime Scene Insects, lively interactive exhibit reveals how insects are used to help solve crimes. Through Sept. 10. Free with Hall admission. New York Hall of Science, 47 01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Park. (718) 699 0005, www.nyscience.org.


“EIght Minutes Late,” a film presented by qboro. Thursday, July 20, 8 p.m. Hell Gate Social, 12 21 Astoria Blvd., Astoria. (718) 205 8000, ext. 120 or 124, www.hellgatesocial.com.

Frank Borzage, Hollywood Romantic, Film Retrospective, 24 films from the Oscar winning director. Saturday, July 22: 1:30 p.m., “Until They Get Me,” Borzage’s earliest surviving film, which established his reputation for attention to character nuances and sympathy for the underdog; 3 p.m., “The Gun Woman,” an offbeat western featuring female star Texas Guinan; 4:30 p.m., “Humoresque,” an adaption of a best selling novel about a famous violinist. Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria. (718) 784 4520, www.movingimage.us.

“Latcho Drom,” a spectacle of lights and sounds, this intoxicating documentary follows several Gypsy bands through Asia and Europe, capturing both the romance and tribulations of their vagabond lives. Wednesday, July 26. Prescreening performances at 7 p.m.; film begins at sundown. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32 01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island CIty. (718) 956 1819, www.socratessculpturepark.org.

Armenian Genocide, a film screening followed by a panel discussion about what mankind has learned following this atrocity. Saturday, July 22, 2 p.m. Free seating on a first come, first served basis. Flushing Library International Resource Center, 41 17 Main St. at Kissena Blvd. (718) 661 1229 or (718) 661 1230.


“Tribute to Bobby Darin,” performances by Martin Smoak and His Martinettes. Thursday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. 2006 Waterfront Series at Astoria Park, 19th Street and 23rd Avenue. (718) 728 7820.

Live Bands at Bayview, Saturday, July 22: “Wax R Back,” ‘50s and ‘60s doo wop music. Saturday, July 29: “Reflex,” a reggae 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. July 23: Tru Blu, blues band; July 30: Two Man Gentleman Band, original old time music. Free. Back patio of LIC Bar, 45 58 Vernon Blvd. (718) 786 5400, www.LICBAR.com.

The Something Special Orchestra, performs Big Band sounds. Sunday, July 23, 6 p.m. Free. Mac Neil Park, 5th Avenue and College Place, College Point. (718) 358 0067.

“JAZZ A MA TAZZ,” a musical, fun filled performance featuring the Hayes Greenfield Duo. Monday, July 24, 10:30 a.m. Free. Mac Neil Park, 5th Avenue and College Place, College Point. Rain site: Poppenhusen Institute, 114 04 14th Rd. (718) 358 0067.

“Big Band,” performance by Lew Picardi Orchestra. Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. 2006 Waterfront Series at Astoria Park, 19th Street and 23rd Avenue. (718) 728 7820.

Tuesday Night Karaoke with Giorgio Lambergini. Doors open 7 p.m. Karaoke begins at 9:30 p.m. Hell Gate Social, 12 21 Astoria Blvd. (718) 204 8313.

The Encyclopedia of Rhythm & Blues, starring James Jones & Positive Energy. Friday, July 21, 8 p.m. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137 35 Northern Blvd. (718) 463 7700, ext. 222, www.flushingtownhall.org.

’.S.1 Summer Warm Up, music and dance party every Saturday through Sept. 2, 3 9 p.m. July 22: “A Guy Called Gerald.” July 29: “Juan Maclean Live.” Admission $10. P.S.1, 22 25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. (718) 784 2084, www.ps1.org.


New York City Department of Parks and Recreation’s Urban Park Rangers, multiple events at various venues over the summer. Saturday, July 22: “Canoeing” at Fort Totten, 10 a.m. Fort entrance; “Orienteering Scavenger Hunt” at Kissena Park, 11 a.m. Meet at Rose and Oak Aves.; “Woodland Walk,” Forest Park, 11 a.m. www.nyc.gov/parks.

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.

Passport Fridays, a celebration of music, dance and culture every Friday. July 21, 6:30 10 p.m. Dance: Bollywood Axion Troupe lead by Pooja Narang. Music produced by Overdose Music featuring Stone Forest Ensemble. Film: “Bunty aur Babli/Bunty and Babli,” an homage to Bonnie and Clyde. Queens Museum of Art, New York City Bulding, Flushing Meadows Park. www.queensmuseum.org.

“Salvage/Salvation Part 4,” a project that explores the philosophical, emotional and material implications of re use, discard, decay and abundance. July 22, 23 and 30, noon 4 p.m. Free. Queens Botanical Garden. 43 50 Main St, Flushing. (718) 886 3800, www.queensbotanical.org.

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