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Posted: Thursday, March 5, 2009 12:00 am

EXHIBITS

The AES Gallery, 44-02 23rd St., ground floor, Long Island City, presents “Howard Lerner: New Sculpture” from March 6-23, an exhibition of works by Brooklyn artist, Howard Lerner featuring large sculptures, curated by Sam Farnsworth from Repetti Gallery. Opening reception will be held Friday, March 6 from 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. For information, visit galleryaes.com or repetti.org.

National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, presents a members’ theme exhibition on motion now through March 28. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 1:30-4 p.m. Admission is free.

The RoCoCoPoP Exhibition is on display now through March 22 at Crossing Art Gallery and DEAN PROJECT. Following, and as part of the Armory Arts Week programming, DEAN PROJECT’s, 45-43 21st St., Long Island City, opening reception will be held on Friday, March 6 from 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday, noon-7 p.m. Crossing Art Gallery, 136-20 38th Ave., hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Fisher Landau Center for Art, 38-27 30th St., Long Island City, has re-opened with the following exhibits: Five Decades of Passion, Part One: The Eye of the Collector, 1968-1988; Jasper Johns: The Screenprints; and Imagination Noir, now through March 31. Gallery hours are Thursday-Monday, noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call (718) 937-0727 or visit flcart.org.

Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, will present an art exhibition, “Working Through the Great Depression,” 75 WPA prints from the Great Depression, now through June 9 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. Exhibit hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, call (718) 997-4747. Admission is free.

AUDITIONS

The Parkside Players announce open auditions for its spring production of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company.” Audition dates are Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. and Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m. Show dates are May, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30.

The Senior Theater Acting Repertory (also known as S.T.A.R.) will hold auditions at its Wednesday and Friday morning rehearsals. For information, call (718) 776-0529.

Saint Mel’s Choral Society will hold auditions for choristers with experience and sight reading skill. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. For an audition appointment, call (718) 393-7580 or (718) 886-0201.

THEATRE

The Outrageous Fortune Company presents the Off-Broadway hit “Our Lady of 121st Street,” a dark comedy by Stephen Adly Guirgis, at Queens Theatre in the Park, on Fridays and Saturdays, March 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, March 8 and 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door, $22 advance. For tickets, call (718) 428-2500, ext. 20 or (718) 760-0064.

Parkside Players presents the thriller “Rope” on Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills. Admission is $14, $12 for seniors. For reservations, call (718) 497-4922.

Queens Shakespeare Inc. presents the classic comedy/thriller/farce “Arsenic and Old Lace” on Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for students and seniors. For tickets, call (212) 868-4444 or order from Smarttix.com.

The Queens Players presents “Antigone” on March 12-15, 18-22 and 25-28 at 8 p.m. with a matinee on March 21 at 4 p.m. Shows are at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City. Tickets are $15. Call (718) 392-0722.

Black Spectrum Theatre Company presents “Single Black Female” Thursdays-Saturdays, March 12-14 and 19-21 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, March 15 and 22 at 4 p.m. at 119-07 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Tickets are $30. For tickets, call (718) 723-1800.

Theatre Time Productions presents “All in the Timing” by David Ives, six one-act comedies at the First Presbyterian Church of Whitestone, 15-43 149th St., Fridays, March 13 and 20 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, March 14 and 21 at 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 22 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15, $13 (opening night special is $12). There will be a meet and greet pizza party Saturday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $16. For reservations, call (718) 391-8697.

Beari Productions, Ltd. presents “Magical, Musical Moments VIII: The Reel Deal” at Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village. Show dates are Fridays, March 13 and 20 at 8 p.m., Saturdays, March 14 and 21 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, March 15 and 22 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors/children under 12. Group rates available. For information and reservations, call (718) 736-1263.

MUSIC

New York City Opera presents “Looking Forward,” a celebration of 20th century music, on Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thompson Ave., Long Island City. Tickets are $20. For tickets, visit lagcc.cuny.edu/lpac or call (718) 482-5151.

New York Youth Symphony Queens series featuring Brahms Symphony No. 1 will be held Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. at the Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing. Single tickets for the March 8 concert will be available that afternoon at the door for $5, $3 for children. For information, call (212) 581-5933 or visit nyys.org.

Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra presents a concert on Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., featuring Brahms’ Academic Overture, Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G minor K 183, Strauss’ Beautiful Blue Danube waltz and more. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students with ID. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Mark Kyrkostas Remember Me With Music birthday concert will be held on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Pianist Ivy Adrian will perform the classical and contemporary works of composer/pianist Kyrkostas. Soprano, Audrey Melikian, accompanied on the piano by Adrian, will perform two of Kyrkostas’ love songs from his musical “Generations.” For information, call (718) 428-5650. Donation of $5 is suggested.

Join the Bayside Historical Society for an evening of history and song on Wednesday, March 11 as the Bayside Glee Club performs a musical salute to America and festive tribute to St. Patrick’s Day at 7 p.m. in the grand ballroom of the Castle at Fort Totten. Admission is free for BHS members, $3 for nonmembers. Advance reservations are necessary. Call (718) 352-1548.

Kupferberg Center Performances presents the second of three jazz concerts featuring the Jon Regen Trio on Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. in the LeFrak Concert Hall on the Queens College campus, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Tickets are $22, $20 for seniors, Queens College alumni and with Queens College ID. For tickets, call (718) 793-8080, visit KupferbergCenterArts.org or got to the Colden Auditorium Box Office.

DANCE

Annual free multi-cultural dance fest including Afro-Caribbean dances, a mambo performance and Indian and ballroom dancers on Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point.

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, presents the world premiere musical “Puro Tango” now through March 22. Show times are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, $27 for students and seniors. For tickets, call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.

OUTDOORS

Travel back in time with the Urban Park Rangers to explore examples of Colonial Revival architecture found on Fort Totten Park, a former military base on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m. Meet at Fort Totten Visitors Center.

FLEA MARKETS

Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., presents thrift shop annual bag sale on March 9, 16 and 23 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fill up a bag for $6.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, will offer Saturday dances March 7 and 21 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $10. Music by Jean and Joe.

St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s dinner and dance hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 12675 will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at Nativity Church Hall, 101-41 91st St., Ozone Park. Admission is $30. Order before March 9. For tickets, call Ed Boes at (718) 845-7914 or Don Curran at (718) 843-1046.

REUNIONS

St. John’s Prep alumni reunion will be held on Saturday, March 28 at St. John’s Prep in Astoria. The reunion will honor the classes of ’84, ’89, ’94 and ’99. If you are interested in attending, call the alumni office at (718) 721-7200, ext. 686 or e-mail sjpalumni@stjohnsprepschool.org.

Are you a graduate of Nativity BVM? Reconnect with former classmates at the Alumni Association Luncheon on Saturday, April 25, noon in the Nativity Church Hall in Ozone Park. Cost is $20. For information, contact Annette at (718) 843-1046 or Irene at (917) 885-8983, or e-mail nativitybvmalumni@yahoo.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Celebrate Purim with the Sisterhood of the Bayside Jewish Center, 203-05 32nd Ave., on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. with a dessert party. RSVP to Beatrice Schwartz at (718) 428-0434.

A Purim celebration will be held at Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Jamaica Estates, on Monday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.

SAFAD Hadassah of Forest Hills of Queens invites the community to its Purim Fest on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. There will be Israeli dancing and special refreshments. Come in costume. The cost is $5 per person.

The Fathers’ Guild of St. Francis Preparatory High School, 61-00 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows, announces its annual dinner theatre show with the “Rich Ramirez and Friends Comedy Show” on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. For tickets, call (718) 423-8810, ext. 324.

CLASSES

St. Clare’s Church, 137-35 Brookville Blvd., Rosedale, will sponsor an Empire Safety Council defensive driving class on Saturday, March 7 from 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. for all ages. Benefits include insurance discount and points reduction. Fee is $40 for course items and snack. For information, call Peter at (718) 341-0452.

A boating safety course will be taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors from Flotilla 12-01 at Fort Totten, Bayside on Sunday, March 8. This one-day class is from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and it will cover various aspects of safe boating for power boats, sail boats and personal watercraft. Cost is $75 for adults, $40 for children. Pre-registration is a must for taking classes. For tickets, call (718) 352-3764 or e-mail 12-01@verizon.net.

MEND program is coming to Rego Park to help overweight children get fitter, healthier and happier. It is an initiative offering a free healthy lifestyle course for 7 to 13-year-old children who are above their ideal weight and their families. The course starts on March 9 at Lost Battalion Hall and runs on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. for approximately 10-weeks. Families interested in participating should contact Elana at (347) 886-3672 or via e-mail at elana.needle@mendcentral.org. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child to every session.

Duplicate bridge games take place at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St., every Wednesday from 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost of $12 per session includes a lesson and light lunch in addition to playing time. For more information, call the temple at (718) 261-2900.

LECTURES

National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, presents a demo by Kyle Blumenthal of her interactive collage paintings used for the stage and gallery settings on Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m.

The Noguchi Museum presents a Curators’ Talk on the occasion of two recent exhibitions featuring works by Isamu Noguchi on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m. at Vernon Boulevard between 10th Street and 33rd Road, Long Island City. Free with museum admission; $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students with a valid ID, free for children under 12 and New York City public high school students with a valid ID.

In celebration of Irish History Month, historian and Celtic Park resident Ian McGowan will present an illustrated lecture on the history of the Irish American Athletic Club and Celtic Park, on Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing. Free with admission to Kingsland Homestead, $2 for seniors and students, $3 for adults.

HEALTH

Asian Women’s Community Health Fair will be held at the YWCA of Queens, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing on Friday, March 6 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 from 2-6 p.m. To register, call Heayeon Won at (718) 460-3801, ext. 16.

MEETINGS

City of Hope Lifeline Chapter, will meet on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m. at Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd.

The Flushing AARP Chapter 1405 holds its meetings on the first and third Monday of each month at the Bowne Street Community Church, 143-11 Roosevelt Ave. at 1 p.m. The next meeting will be held on March 9.

Verizon Telephone Pioneers of America Keller Life Member Club, will meet on Tuesday, March 10 at noon at the Poppenhusen Institute, 144-04 14th Road, College Point.

North Flushing AARP Chapter 4158 meeting every second Tuesday of the month at noon at Church on the Hill, 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing. Next meeting is March 10.

You Gotta Believe, an adoption agency, offers free classes for the public to learn more about adopting an older child. Meetings are held every Sunday, at 4 p.m. at Little Flower Children’s Services, 89-12 162nd St., Jamaica. For information, call, (718) 372-3003.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Co-dependents Anonymous (women only) meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Ascension Pastoral Center, 85-18 61st Road, Rego Park.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

Peter J. DellaMonica Jr. Senior Center, 23-56 Broadway in Astoria, is offering a free line dancing class on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.; a free yoga class on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.; and a free ballroom dancing class on Fridays from 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Activities at the Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave., Bayside, are held Monday-Friday. For more information, call (718) 224-7888.

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