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Brother and sister duo Jack and Annie travel back in time to Shakespeare’s day in the hip-hop musical “Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare,” based on Mary Pope Osborne’s “Stage Fright on a Summer Night,” in a show set for Saturday at Queens Theatre, with related activities for children available too. See Kids/Teens.

EXHIBITS
 

“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, gtmuseum.org.

Under the Bonsai Tree,” with sculptures and drawings by Chris Bogia that reflect perfection and reference the home, though sometimes with a darker element. Through Sat., Nov. 2, Mrs., 60-40 56 Drive, Maspeth. Free. Info: (347) 841-6149, mrsgallery.com.

“Historic Hudson River — Artistic Visions,” with scenic views of the river and its surroundings by an artist and several photographers inspired by its geological past. Through Sun., Nov. 3, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, students, kids. Info: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

“Imaging Women in the Space Age,” with vintage and current images of women as aviators and astronauts from fashion, TV, film, pop culture, toys and more; part of Space Out Summer programs honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Through Sun., Nov. 3, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

NY Latin American Art Triennial, with works by artists from NYC, the Caribbean and Central and South America on the theme of “progressive transition” and reflecting notions of civilization, culture and more; with related exhibits in Manhattan and the Bronx. Through Tue., Nov. 5, Queens College Art Center, Rosenthal Library, 6th floor, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 997-4803, artdept.qc.cuny.edu.

Paintings by Eric Scott Horn, with works by the artist and archaeologist often relating to ancient myths, gods and goddesses, in a display dedicated to archaeologist Major Charles Cook, interred at Maple Grove Cemetery. Through mid-Nov., The Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Free. Info: (347) 878-6614, friendsofmaplegrove.org.

“Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island: Engaging with Contemporary Native American Art,” with works by 16 artists from across North America, called Turtle Island by some indigenous peoples. Through Thu., May 21, 2020, Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Free. Info: (718) 281-5770, khc.qcc.cuny.edu.

“Weather the Weather,” with works by two dozen artists examining the “expression of the true force of nature,” via the SciArt Initiative. Through Fri., Jan. 10, 2020, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students. Info: (718) 699-0005, nysci.org.

“Sculpture & Textiles by Linda Rettich,” with sculptural scenes made of tiny beads, figures, textiles, culinary delights and more. Through Sun., Dec. 22, Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. $2 suggested. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.

“Marbles in the Valley,” with abstract prints and otherwordly photos portraying nostalgic landscapes reminiscent of the native countries of Queens’ diverse communities, by Corona native Nancy Paredes. Through Sun., Dec. 22, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with admission: $6 through Oct. 31; $4 seniors; $4 students, $2 children over 3; entirely free for all starting Nov. 1. Info: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.

MUSIC
 

David Krakauer’s Acoustic Klezmer Quartet, with the innovative clarinetist known for including elements of jazz, rock, funk and hip-hop in modernized traditional Jewish music, and his band. Sat., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing. $40-$50. Info: (718) 544-2996, kupferbergcenter.org. Photo by GMD

Mozart Meets Jazz!,” with the Paul Joseph Quartet and Queensboro Symphony Orchestra facing off “in a battle royale of musical genres” featuring unique arrangements of works by the great composer and others. Sun., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. Free-will offering. Info: (718) 359-5996, qbsymphony@gmail.com, facebook.com/queensborosymphonyorchestra.

Let There Be Love — Keith David Celebrates the Music of Nat King Cole, with the Emmy Award-winning actor and singer leading a joyful, swinging and theatrical journey into Cole’s music and life. Sun., Nov. 3, 3 p.m., The Little Theater at St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica. $42-$48. Info: (718) 631-6311, visitqpac.org.

Jazz Jam, the monthly event led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter, with all musicians and vocalists welcome to join in. Wed., Nov. 6, 7-10 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Free to play or sing; $10 to listen; free students. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

THEATRE
 

“Newsies,” the musical based on the 1992 film and inspired by the newsboy strike of 1899, by Royal Star Theatre. Sat., Nov. 2, Fri.-Sat., Nov. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Sun. Nov. 3 and 10, 3 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church, 179-14 Dalny Road, Jamaica Estates. $20; $17 seniors over 64, kids under 12; $2 more at door. Info: (610) 322-8498, royalstartheatre.org.

“Till Death Do Us Party,” a dinner, music and mystery performance by the Josephine Foundation Actors. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 1-2, 7 p.m., The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. $35. Info: (347) 878-6614, friendsofmaplegrove.org.

“Gloria,” an “eye-opening commentary” about the media’s handling of personal tragedy focused on a group of editorial assistants at an NYC magazine, by the Queens College Dept. of Drama, Theatre and Dance. Thu.-Fri., Oct. 31-Nov. 1 and Nov. 7-8, 7 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 2 and 9, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 3 and 10, 3 p.m., Goldstein Theatre at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. $18; $11 seniors; $5 all Fri., Nov. 1 only. Info: (718) 793-8080, kupferbergcenter.org.

“The Changeling,” the 1662 tragicomedy about a woman who persuades her servant to kill her fiance, and the cascade of horrors that follows, by the Rude Grooms troupe. Thu., Oct. 31, 7:30 and 10 p.m., The Astorian, 28-50 31 St., Long Island City. $10-$35. Info: (646) 725-8539, rudegrooms.com.

“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, licartists.org.

DANCE

Bongsam Talchum: Korean Mask Dance, with 22 performers from Korea presenting a dynamic traditional performance with live music. Thu., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. (mask-making workshop 6 p.m.; dance lessons 7 p.m.), Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students, kids; teens free. Info/RSVP: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

KIDS / TEENS
 

Static Shock: It’s Electric!, with kids and families learning about static electricity and performing mini experiments testing it out. Sat., Nov. 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Queens Historical Society, Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave., Flushing. $10 per child; adults free. Info: (718) 939-0647, queenshistoricalsociety.org. Photo courtesy qhs

“Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare,” a live hip-hop show based on Mary Pope Osborne’s “Stage Fright on a Summer Night,” about a brother and sister duo time traveling to Merry Olde England, by New Jersey Performing Arts Center Productions on Tour; with related kids’ activities too. Sat., Nov. 2, 1 and 3 p.m., Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $15; $13 students, seniors. Info: (718) 760-0064, queenstheatre.org.

Hands-On History: Paint Your Own Miniature Portrait, with participants learning about the art of miniature painting and making their own to take home — best for ages 6 and up; adults welcome too. Sat., Nov. 2, 1-4 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 206-0545, kingmanor.org.

LECTURES / TALKS
 

Let’s Talk Democracy: Can Democracy Survive?, a civics education series led by Queens College political science professor and Taft Institute for Government Co-director Michael Krasner, with presentations and question-and-answer sessions. Wed., Nov. 6 and 13; Thu., Nov. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71 Ave. Free. Info: (718) 268-7934, letstalkdemocracy.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS
 

Rockin’ Disco Party Annual Parish Fair, with “awesome homemade goodies,” “right on antiques and collectibles,” “far out auction,” “out of sight dinner” and more. Sat., Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (dinners 5:30-7:30), Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118 St., Richmond Hill. Free (dinner $15; $10 kids under 13). Info: (718) 847-2649.

Wildlife Weekends, with family fun including pony rides, hayrides, farmhouse tours, the Frogs, Bugs & Animals Show, “Moogician” Todd Charles, above, and more. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 2-3 and 9-10, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. $12; $15 at door. Info: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org. Courtesy photo

Diwali Dance Party: Kathak, Bhangra & Beyond, a celebration of the Hindu Festival of Lights, with live performers, dance party, workshops, henna painting, Indian food and more. Sat., Nov. 2, 1-4 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $20; $10 students, kids; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.

The Queens Ministry Flea Market and Fall Festival, with household items and more for sale and fun for the whole family. Sat., Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 220-20 94 Drive, Queens Village. Info: (718) 305-1329.

Trip to Wind Creek Bethlehem Casino, formerly the Sands, in Bethlehem, Pa., sponsored by the Sisterhood of Forest Park Jewish Center. Mon., Nov. 4, departing Lindenwood Shopping Center, 84 St. and 153 Ave., 9 a.m.; also Woodhaven Blvd. at Forest Park Drive, 9:15 a.m. $50 with $25 giveback. Info: Sharon, (917) 292-8732; Phyllis, (917) 601-2234.

Glendale Kiwanis Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, with free holiday bag giveaways and costume judging. Thu., Oct. 31, 7 p.m., from Myrtle Ave. and 68 St. to Myrtle and 65 St. Free. Info: Gary, (718) 366-7341.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS
 

Cuff Bracelets — Jewelry Workshop, with participants led by Phyllis Ger making and taking home their own wearable art adorned with pearls and jewels. Sat., Nov. 2, 1-3:30 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. $10. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.

Defensive driving courses, for better skills, insurance and point reduction, and to cut down on accidents, by the National Safety Council. Sat., Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 175-20 74 Ave., Flushing. Each $45. Info/registration: (631) 360-9720.

SOCIAL EVENTS
 

Saturday night dance, with a live DJ playing classics, oldies, top 40 Italian and Latin music, food and more. Sat., Nov. 2 (and every other Saturday all year), 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. $12. Info: (718) 478-3100.

Singles Social & Dance, with the music of DJ Andrew Forman and refreshments. Sun., Nov. 3, 2-6 p.m., Rego Park Jewish Center, 97-30 Queens Blvd. $10. Info: (718) 459-1000, rpjc.org.

MARKETS
 

Holy Family Catholic Academy Annual Treasure Sale, with new and old items, food and refreshments. Sat., Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 74-15 175 St. (Utopia Parkway and 75 Ave.), Flushing. Info: (718) 969-2124, holyfamilyca-freshmeadows.org.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church Flea Market, outdoors, with 160 vendors. Every Sat.-Sun. until Nov., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Union Tpke. and Parsons Blvd.-150 St., Jamaica. Info: (718) 969-3226.

SENIOR ACTIVITIES
 

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, snapqueens.org.

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.

SUPPORT GROUPS
 

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).

Alcoholics Anonymous, daily meetings around Queens for those with a drinking problem. Info: (718) 520-5021, queensaa.org, nyintergroup.org.

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