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Take a powder! The 39th annual Phagwah parade celebrating the Hindu Festival of Colors, complete with the tossing of bright powder called abrack at the end, is set for Sunday. See Special Events.


“Dichotomies,” with mixed-media works by Carol Crawford that combine photography, painting and more on wood, and investigate the socio-political moment via visual metaphors. Through Fri., April 19, LIC Arts Open Gallery, The Factory LIC, 30-30 47 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 361-7633,

“Gluteus Maximus,” with works by Omari Douglin that contemplate the female posterior with outlines of its shape in caulk lines that provide a thematic take on figuration and double as stick figures at play. Through Sat., March 30, Mrs., 60-40 56 Drive, Maspeth. Free. Info: (347) 841-6149,

“Florilegium,” with more than 45 paintings, illustrations, sculptures and more of plants and flowers, exploring the textures of life in nature and art. Through Thu., April 25, weekends or by appointment, with workshops at various dates and times, Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11 St., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 392-5164,

“Distance,” with works on paper by dozens of alumni of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture related to physical or metaphysical distance. Through Sun., Apr. 7, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 937-6317,

“Bringing Steel to Life,” with large-scale figurative sculptures, table-top works and drawings by Jack Howard-Potter. Through Fri., April 26, LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory LIC, 30-30 47 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 392-0722,

“Women in Art 2019,” with works by 30 artists; “Dream Again,” running concurrently with and serving as the backdrop for a production of “The Tempest”; “Inside/Outside,” with works reflecting the experiences of mental illness by dozens of artists; and “Rebirth,” a mini solo exhibit by Luzia Castaneda, with a related four-part workshop. All through Sun., April 7 (except “Dream Again,” through Sun., March 31). The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 848-0030,

“Bionic Me,” a multifaceted, interactive exhibit that lets participants fly a virtual jetpack, use the mind to move a ball, use gestures to control a robot arm, look through an infrared camera and more, all exploring technologies that “enhance the human experience.” Through Sun., May 5, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005,


Electronics-heavy acts, with petra (aka Kristina Warren) and Jonathan Zorn of Gold Bolus Recordings and Paula Matthusen and Philip White and Chris Pitsiokos of Anticausal Systems all performing. Sat., March 30, 7-11 p.m., H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood. $10. Info:

Here Are My Roots, with jazz musician and composer Bayo Fayemi leading his group in a sonic landscape that explores his identity via his homeland and his neighborhood of St. Albans. Fri., March 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. $15; $10 seniors, students. Info: (718) 206-0545,

Joe Kye: Migrants, a blend of violin looping, electronics, singing and humorous storytelling about Kye’s life as an immigrant, with three special guest performers. Fri., March 29, 7 p.m. (workshop), 8 p.m. (performance), Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, Courtesy photo

Queens Jazz OverGround Spring Jazz Fest, a daylong series of performances and workshops, with student bands and six professional Queens-based ensembles. Sun., March 31, 12-10 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free with RSVP. Info: (718) 463-7700,

Jazz Jam, the monthly event led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter, with all musicians and vocalists welcome to join in. Wed., April 3 (and each first Wed. of the month), 7-10 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free to play or sing; $10 to listen; free students and teens. Info: (718) 463-7700,


“Las Bacantes Flamencas,” a flamenco music and dance adaptation of Euripides’ “The Bacchae,” an ancient Greek play about the rational and instinctive sides of human nature, by Danza Espa–a. Fri.-Sat., March 29-30, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 31, 4 p.m. Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. $45 advance; $48 at door; $42 advance, $40 at door seniors and students; $40 advance Fri. only; $37 students, seniors. Info: (718) 729-3880,

Take Root, with a performance by Azul Dance Theatre. Fri.-Sat., April 5-6, 8 p.m. $17 advance; $20 cash at door; $22 credit card. Fertile Ground, featuring multiple dance troupes and post-performance discussion with wine, moderated by Valerie Green. Sun., April 7, 7 p.m. $15. Both part of monthly series at Green Space, 37-24 24 St., Long Island City. Info: (718) 956-3037,


“Welcome to La Misa, Baby,” a one-man show with Migguel Anggelo swirling through “a gallery of characters found in the most sacred of places in queer culture: The Gay Disco.” Fri.-Sat., March 29-30, 7 p.m.; Sun., March 31, 2:30 p.m., LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Little Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City. $15; $5 students; $10 each groups of five or more. Info: (718) 482-5151,

“The Tempest,” Shakespeare’s tale of magic, illusion, love and power set on an exiled wizard’s island, in an immersive show with audience movement, presented by The Secret Theatre and LIC Artists. Fri.-Sun., March 29-31, 7:30 p.m., The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. $23.50 advance; $25 at door. Info: (718) 392-0722,

“Shrek: The Musical,” about the beloved ogre with abandonment issues, his friend Donkey and their quest in a fairy-tale world, by The Gingerbread Players. Sat., March 30, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., March 31, Sat., April 6 and Sun., April 7, 2:30 p.m.; Fri., April 5, 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 85 Greenway S., Forest Hills. $15; $12 each for groups of six or more. Info: (718) 268-7772,


“Olympia,” the 2019 documentary about the Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Obie-winning “Moonstruck” actress Olympia Dukakis, followed by a talk with her and film scholar Foster Hirsch. Sun., March 31, 3 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $15; $11 seniors, students; $9 kids 3-17; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 777-6888,

Queens World Film Festival, the 9th annual, with independent films of all kinds, from shorts to feature-length, from Queens and around the world. Through Sun., March 31, various times, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria, and Kaufman Astoria Studios Zukor Theatre, 34-12 36 St. $15 per film or block of films; $11 seniors, students; $9 kids 3-17. Info: (718) 429-2579,

“Alice’s World,” the 1975 documentary about Alice Austen, one of America’s earliest female photographers, with filmmaker Stuart Hersh in person and light refreshments; for Women’s History Month. Thu., March 28, 6 p.m., Pomonok Library, 158-21 Jewel Ave., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 591-4343.


“B-The Underwater Bubble Show,” an interactive musical that uses technology to create a magical bubble kingdom, with dance, juggling, contortionism and more. Fri., March 29, 8 p.m., Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing. $29-$42. Info: (718) 793-0923, Courtesy photo

Brick Fest Live, with huge attractions made of Legos, chances for kids to add to them and to build their own creations and more. Sat.-Sun., March 30-31, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005,


Book talk and signing: “After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets,” an “inside baseball” look at the team, with player Art Shamsky and co-author Erik Sherman. Sat., March 30, 2 p.m., Book Culture LIC, 26-09 Jackson Ave. $28 for book and ticket. Info: (718) 440-3120,

From WC Fields to “Goodfellas”: The History of the Motion Pictures in Queens, with author Jason Antos discussing the borough’s role in film, which predated Hollywood’s, and included Rudolph Valentino, here with Gloria Swanson in “Beyond the Rocks,” making his home here. Sun., March 31, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 939-0647, Paramount Pictures


Jade Toastmasters Club, teaching how to become a better speaker in regular conversation, job interviews, work presentations and more. Wed., April 3 (and the 1st and 3rd Wed. each month), Century 21, 188-13 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows. Free for guests. Info: (347) 885-8579,

Defensive driving course, for better skills, insurance and point reduction; and to cut down on accidents. Sat., March 30, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Mel’s Church of Flushing, 26-15 154 St. $45. Info/registration: (631) 360-9720.


Stop ’N’ Swap, with people bringing clean, reusable, portable items to donate and taking home something that’s new to them, by GrowNYC. Sat., March 30, 12-3 p.m., PS 97, 85-52 85 St., Woodhaven. Free. Info: (212) 788-7900,

Phagwah Parade, the 39th annual, celebrating the Hindu holiday of Holi with floats, costumes and the throwing of colored powder at the end. Sun., March 31, 12 p.m., from Liberty Ave. and 133 St., Richmond Hill, to Smokey Oval Park on 125 St. Info: (347) 624-7200,

Trip to Resorts Casino, in Atlantic City, NJ, sponsored by the Sisterhood of Forest Park Jewish Center. Departing Mon., April 1, Lindenwood Shopping Center, 84 St. and 153 Ave., 9 a.m.; also Woodhaven Blvd. at Forest Park Drive, 9:10 a.m. $50 with $25 giveback. Info: Sharon, (917) 292-8732; Phyllis, (917) 601-2234.


Behind-the-Scenes at Fort Totten, a look at the fortress that dates to the Civil War with the New York Adventure Club, led by an urban park ranger. Sun., March 31, 12-1:30 p.m., meeting at the visitor center, Lee Road, Bay Terrace. $32. Info:


Knit & Crochet Club, with participants meeting up to share techniques and patterns and bringing their own supplies. Each Fri., 10:30 a.m., Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156 Ave. Free. Info: (718) 641-7086,


Giant indoor flea market, with clothes, household items, books, games, jewelry, toys, snack bar and more. Sun., April 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nativity of the Blessed Mary Church Hall, 101-41 91 St., Ozone Park. Info: Marge, (718) 843-4680.

Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens. Info: (347) 709-7661,


Howard Beach Senior Center, with exercise classes every weekday except Thu., varying times; dances with a DJ and hot lunch every Tue., 12-3 p.m.; art classes every Thu., 9:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m.; intro to sign language every Fri., 10-11:30 a.m.; karaoke every Wed., 1-3 p.m.; monthly book club; and more, 155-55 Crossbay Blvd. Info: (718) 738-8100.

Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center, with arts and crafts, knitting, Wii bowling, education and more. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., lunch at 12 p.m. Strength/stretching exercise class every Mon., 1 p.m.; yoga class every Thu., 10 a.m.; Zumba every Fri. 89-02 91 St., Woodhaven. Info: (718) 847-9200.

SNAP: Services Now for Adult Persons, a full-service neighborhood center with exercise classes, line dancing, table pool, hot lunch daily, sewing, jewelry, quilting classes and more. 133-33 Brookville Blvd., suite LL5, Rosedale. Info: (718) 525-8899,


Monthly bereavement group, for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one, with informative handouts and light refreshments provided. Wed., April 10 and each second Wed. of the month, 2:30-4 p.m., Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72 St. Free. Info: (718) 335-6049,

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