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Love is in the air at stagings of “A–oranza de Colombia” (“Nostalgia for Colombia”), a romance told through music and dance by performers including Lorena Ayub and Willy Mena, above, at Thalia Spanish Theatre starting this Friday. See Theatre.


“GingerBread Lane 2019,” the new edition of the world’s largest gingerbread village, with every single element edible, created by Queens chef Jon Lovitch; with make-your-own workshops on select days. Sat., Nov. 23-Sun., Jan. 12, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $20; $15 seniors, kids, students with ID (workshops extra). Info: (718) 699-0005,

“The Search for Life Beyond Earth,” an interactive experience likening extreme environments on Earth to those on other celestial bodies such as Mars, Europa and Titan, as well as places outside the Solar System, and addressing the requirements for life. On permanent exhibit, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $20; $15 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005,

“Diplomacy,” with works by 11 international artists responding to the architecture and Cold War history of Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, along with photos, plans and other ephemera related to it. Through Fri., Nov. 22, Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 990-7476,

“Honoring Your Vision,” with about 30 paintings and photos by nine artists on what is in front of us but may be overlooked, including “Then and Now” images of historical area architecture by Cheryl Cuddeback. Through Fri., Nov. 29, Red Pipe CafÈ, 71-60 Austin St., Forest Hills. Free. Info: (718) 224-8359.

“At Sea,” with works by multiple artists in various media using sea imagery to address the idea of being adrift in the face of fraught events, natural and manmade, global and personal. Through Sun., Dec. 8, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 937-6317,

“Arte Cubano,” with works by more than 25 Cuban artists reflecting on the quotidian, social and political realities of the island and the world. Through Thu., Feb. 20, 2020, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 997-4747,


Gustavo Casenave Quartet: A South American Jazz Tale, with the pianist and composer, left, performing original jazz, tango and classical works with bassist Pedro Giraudo, saxophonist Alejandro Aviles and drummer Franco Pinna. Fri., Nov. 22, 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, Courtesy photo

A Journey: Bach to Piazzolla, with reimagined jazz and tango, inspired by Bach, composed by masters and performed by violinist Yu Jeong Lee, flautist Min Park, cellist Na-Young Baek and pianist Edwin Sungpil Kim. Sat., Nov. 23, 7 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700,

The Boy Band Project, an interactive cover group performing songs by NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, One Direction, Boyz II Men, Hanson and more, for a night of singing and dancing. Sat., Nov. 23, 8 p.m., The Lexington Center, 25-26 75 St., East Elmhurst. $35-$48. Info: (718) 631-6311,


“A–oranza de Colombia” (“Nostalgia for Colombia”), a musical love story about dancers of modern ballet and Colombian folklore, with 5 musicians and 15 dancers. Each Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; each Sun., 4 p.m., Nov. 22-Dec. 15, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. $40-$45; $37-$42 seniors, students. Info: (718) 729-3880,

“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” a musical about two con men who team up to scam rich, lonely women, based on the film of the same name, by The Parkside Players. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 22-23 and 29-30, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 1, 2 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Tpke., Forest Hills. $20; $18 seniors, students. Info: (718) 353-7388,

“Gypsy,” the musical based on the memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, focusing on her mother, Rose, known as the ultimate show biz mother, by Theatre By The Bay. Sat., Nov. 23, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 24, 3 p.m., Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center, 1300 209 St. $25; $22 seniors 62 and over, kids 12 and under; $2 more at door. Info: (718) 428-6363,

“Deathtrap,” the comedy-thriller about a playwright apparently willing to kill to have a hit, by Douglaston Community Theatre. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 22-23, 8 p.m.; and Sat., Nov. 23, 2 p.m., Zion Episcopal Church, Church Street off Douglaston Pkwy., 243-01 Northern Blvd. $19; $17 seniors, students. Info: (718) 482-3332,

“Marguerite,” a musical tale of love, inclusion and living life without walls based on the life of Canada’s first female saint, Marguerite Bourgeoys, by the Astoria Performing Arts Center. Through Sat., Nov. 23, various dates and times, Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent St., Astoria. $25; $20 seniors, students. Info: (718) 706-5750,

“Barefoot in the Park,” the Neil Simon comedy about newlyweds of very different temperaments living in a fifth-floor walkup that could use some work. Through Sun., Nov. 24, various dates and times, Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $25-40. Info: (718) 760-0064,

“Painted Alice — The Musical,” an adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” for adults, about an artist who falls through her canvas into a dark and comical world. Through Sun., Dec. 1, various dates and times, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. $25-$45. Info: (347) 848-0030,

“Strong Face,” a reading of a satiric play about Follywood, where no one can tell the actress Bentley Jones is a woman, by Philana Omorotionmwan, with talkback afterward. Sat., Nov. 23, 8 p.m., Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free. Info/reservations (recommended): (718) 760-0064,


“Behind the Process,” a deconstruction of choreographer Pascal Rioult’s new work, set to Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloe,” and a company performance of Rioult’s “Bolero.” Fri., Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., Rioult Dance Center, 34-01 Steinway St., Astoria (entrance on 34 Ave.). $25. Info: (212) 398-5901,

“Brendan Fernandes: Contract and Release,” with six dancers interacting with six “training devices” that Fernandes modeled on Noguchi’s “Rocking Chair,” along with other sculptures in the installation “Noguchi: Body-Space Devices.” Sat., Nov. 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m., The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City. Free with admission: $10; $5 seniors, students; free NYC HS students, kids under 12. Info: (718) 204-7088,


“Apollo 11: First Steps Edition,” an exclusive version of the 2019 documentary about the mission that landed men on the moon for the first time 50 years ago, with never-before-seen footage. Daily through Tue., Jan. 21, 2020, 3 p.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. $6; $5 kids, students, seniors, plus admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005,

“The Thin Red Line,” the star-studded 1998 epic about the Guadalcanal campaign in World War II, based on James Jones’ novel. Fri., Nov., 22, 7 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 23, 3 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 24, 6:30 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, 20th Century Fox


“Sesame Street ‘Lost and Found,’” a screening of rare footage of the children’s show that was never aired, was shelved after one broadcast or featured characters since retired, with a live appearance by one Sesame Workshop executive and one former head writer. Sun., Nov. 24, 2 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,

Sunday Family Workshop, with art-making, dance, music and storytelling, geared toward kids 7 and up and their families, on a drop-in basis. Sun., Nov. 24, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free with admission: $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700,


103 Precinct Thanksgiving Super Bowling Event, the 3rd annual, with police officers and civilians bowling, live DJ, prizes, giveaways and more. Sun., Nov. 24, 6-9 p.m., Jib Lanes, 67-19 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. Free with donation of 17-pound turkey. Info: (718) 657-8195,,

NY Wintercon, a sci-fi, fantasy, comic and art convention with celebrity guests including the cast of “Farscape,” games, cosplay, as above, and more. Fri., Nov. 22-Sun., Nov. 24, varying hours, Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park. $25-$120; kids $10-$30. Info: Courtesy photo


Community Conversation on Democracy, with a reading from Humanities NY and a discussion led by Jo-Anne Raskin. Sat., Nov. 23, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Maple Grove Cemetery Victorian Administration Building, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Free. Info/RSVP (requested): (347) 878-6614,

Let’s Talk Democracy: Can Democracy Survive?, last in a civics series led by Queens College political science professor and Taft Institute for Government Co-director Michael Krasner, with presentations and question-and-answer sessions. Thu., Nov. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave. Free. Info: (718) 268-7934,


Introduction to Midrash, each Mon., 10-11 a.m., through end of Jan. 2020; Jewish Medical Ethics, each Wed., 10-11 a.m., through end of Jan.; Star Trek and Judaism, each Sun., 7-9 p.m., through Dec. 1; Introduction to Judaism, each Thu., 7-8 p.m., through May 21, 2020; all taught by Rabbi Daniel Wolpe, Flushing-Fresh Meadows Jewish Center, 193-10 Peck Ave. Free. Info: (718) 357-5100.


Monthly Game Night!, the return of the neighborly event with board games, refreshments, bonding and more. Fri., Nov. 22, 7-9 p.m., Kew & Willow Books, 81-63 Lefferts Blvd., Kew Gardens. $5. Info: (718) 441-0009,

Adult Bingo, with all welcome. Mon., Nov. 25, 12-1 p.m., South Hollis Library, 204-01 Hollis Ave. Free. Info: (718) 465-6779,


Alley Eco-Club — a Citizen Science Club for Adults, a new group with participants making and recording their observations about the natural world and discussing them at meetings. Sun., Nov. 24 (and each 2nd and 4th Sun. of the month), 10 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Free. Info: (718) 229-4000,,


Indoor flea market, with Xmas giftware, toys, stuffed animals, cards, collectibles, crocheted items, books and more. Sat., Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Notre Dame Catholic School, 25 Mayfair Road (on New Hyde Park Road), New Hyde Park, LI. Info: (516) 354-5618.


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,

Della Monica-Steinway Senior Center, 23-56 Broadway, Astoria. Exercise classes daily, 10 a.m. Social dancing every Mon. and Thu., 1 p.m. Daily lunch served 11:45 a.m. Info: (718) 626-1500.

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.


Overeaters Anonymous, for anyone with an eating disorder or other problem with food or maintaining a healthy weight, in various neighborhoods. Each Tue., 6:30-8 p.m., Holy Child Jesus Outreach Center, 112-06 86 Ave., Richmond Hill. Info: (718) 564-7027 (leave message). Each Thu., 12-1:30 p.m., Howard Beach Library, 92-06 156 Ave. Info: Julie, (718) 848-4338. Each Thu., 12:15-1:40 p.m., Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Drive. Info: (347) 433-5876 (OA of Greater New York; leave message), (718) 459-5140 (library).

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