“Skip LaPlante’s Windchimes,” with the elaborate chimes he hand-built from “stuff nobody else wanted,” and most available for sale. Sat.-Sun., April 13-14, 12-5 p.m.; weekdays by appointment, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $5 suggested; free students, teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.
“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, licartsopen.com.
“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, ?eleventhstreetarts.com.
“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, licartsopen.org.
“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, nysci.org.
“Conspiracy of Goodness: How French Protestants Saved Thousands of Jews During World War II,” about an isolated community, Le Chambon, that saved 3,500 Jews from Nazi Germany and Vichy France. Through Fri., May 24, Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Free. Info: (718) 281-5770, qcc.cuny.edu/khrca.
“Flowering Trees of Victorian Richmond Hill,” with paintings of homes and gardens done en plein air by Irene Buszko. Through Sun., June 30, 1-4 p.m. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. Suggested donation $2. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.
“Tiffany’s Iridescence: Glass in Rain and artistry behind Louis C. Tiffany’s groundbreaking achievements in iridescent art glass, with vivid colors, hypnotizing patterns and more. Thru Sun., Oct. 6, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.
Young Artists Showcase: Emerging Composers, with writers of music from the The Juilliard School Pre-College and New York Philharmonic program presenting all new works. Sat., April 13, 7 p.m., The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. $20; $10 students. Info: (718) 894-2178, musicareginae.org.
The Barricade Boys, a London-based group performing show tunes, ballads, arias, pop, rock and swing. Sun., April 14, 3 p.m., St. John’s University Marillac Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica. $35-$42. Info: (718) 631-6311, visitqpac.org. Courtesy photo
Gemini Journey: Movie Music Magic!, with violinist Diane Block and cellist Terry Bats performing music from films including “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “On the Waterfront,” “A Hard Day’s Night” and more. Sun., April 14, 2 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38 Ave., Flushing. $12; $10 students. Info: (718) 359-6227, vomuseum.org.
Anna Webber on Saxophone, a solo performance by the musician and composer whose work overlaps avant-garde jazz and new classical music. Sun., April 14, 1-1:45 p.m., Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free with admission: $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.
Trombonist Abdulrahman Amer, with the composer and member of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra performing, as part of the Thursday Night Jazz Series. Thu., April 11, 8 p.m., Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave. $10. Info: (718) 658-7400, jcal.org.
An Evening With Peter Yarrow, a solo performance by the folk singer of Peter, Paul and Mary fame, co-writer of “Puff, the Magic Dragon” and political activist. Sat., April 13, 8 p.m., LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing. $35-$45. Info: (718) 544-2996, kupferbergcenter.org.
Global Mashup 4: Bluegrass Meets Cuba, with bands Buddy Merriam and Back Roads and Conjunto Guantanamo each performing separately and then together as the crowd dances. Sat., April 20, 7 p.m. (dance lessons), 8 p.m. (concert), Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.
Mariana Valencia: “Bouquet,” with the dancer, at right above, “quoting” works by other choreographers and her own pieces done with her longtime collaborator, Lydia Okrent, left. Thu.-Sat., April 18-20 and 25-27, 8 p.m., The Chocolate Factory Theater, 5-49 49 Ave., Long Island City. $20. Info: (718) 482-7069, chocolatefactorytheater.org. Photo by Ian Douglas
“Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo,” with the Calpulli Mexican Dance Co. relating the historical significance of May 5 and exploring the cultures of the state of Puebla. Sat., April 13, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 14, 2 p.m., Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $20-$30. Info: (718) 760-0064, queenstheatre.org.
“Relative Fields in Motion,” a collaboration between portraitist Heidi Howard and her mother, sound sculptor Liz Phillips, done in conjunction with the site-specific art installation “Relative Fields in Garden.” Fri., April 12, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Sat., April 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free with admission: $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, kids. Info: (718) 592-9700, queensmuseum.org.
“And Then There Were None,” an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s best-selling mystery, about a series of murders in a remote English manor. Thu.-Sun., April 18-21, Wed.-Sat., April 24-27, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 20, Sun. April 28, 3 p.m., The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City. $22. Info: (718) 392-0722, secrettheatre.com.
Havana Film Festival, the 20th annual, celebrating Latin-American cinema, with screenings in Queens and more in Manhattan. Sun., April 14, 2 and 4:30 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria (other times and locations through Tue., April 16). $15; $11 seniors, students; $9 kids 3-17; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 777-6888, movingimage.us.
“Babylon,” the 1980 British drama about a black musician oppressed by society, not released in the U.S. allegedly due to its likelihood to incite racial tension. Fri., April 12-Sun., April 21, various dates and times, 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, movingimage.us.
“Singin’ in the Rain,” the beloved 1952 musical romantic comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, widely considered the best film musical ever. Sat., April 13, 12 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, movingimage.us.
KIDS / FAMILIES
Art for Tots — Earthly Creations: Nature and Art, for kids 2 to 4 and their families. Sat., April 13 and 27; Sun., April 21, 10:30-11:45 p.m., The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33 Road, Long Island City. $10 per family; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 204-7088, noguchi.org.
Kid Composers!, an interactive piano performance with Beata Moon and Barbara Podgurski of Musica Reginae exploring where composers get their inspiration and playing music written by children past and present. Sat., April 13, 4 p.m., The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Free. Info: (718) 894-2178, musicareginae.org.
Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival, with hayrides, carnival rides, midway games and more. Sat.-Sun., April 13-14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. $15 advance; $20 at door, includes rides. Info: (718) 347-3276, queensfarm.org.
Dining for Justice, a pop-up food hall with all-star chefs serving small plates, as a fundraiser for Immigrant Families Together, which works to reunite and otherwise assist families split after crossing the U.S. border. Sun., April 14, 5-8 p.m., Sound River Studios, 4-40 44 Drive, Long Island City. $125. Info: immigrantfamiliestogether.com/events.
Flushing Cherry Blossom, with free admission to the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum’s garden of cherry trees. Each Wed., Fri. and Sun. through April 21, 12-5 p.m., 34-41 137 St., Flushing. Info/RSVP: Info: (718) 961-8585, latimernow.org/events. Latimer House photo
TOURS / HIKES
World’s Fair History Walk, a guided tour of a dozen sites from the Unisphere to the Whispering Column of Jerash. Sun., April 14 (and each 2nd Sun. of the month through Oct.), 11 a.m.-12 p.m., meeting at a tent near the Unisphere. Free. Info: (718) 760-6437, nycgovparks.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bird Walk with NYC Audubon, an exploration of avian life at the Queens Botanical Garden and how resources like food, shelter and water are provided there. Sun., April 14; Sat., April 27 and May 18, Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with admission: $6; $4 seniors; $4 students; $2 kids over 3. Info/registration (required): (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.
LECTURES / TALKS
Arachnophilia: Spiders — Good, Bad or Just Misunderstood?, a presentation on a contrarian approach to the common human aversion to spiders, looking at attitudes toward arachnids in various cultures. Sat., April 13, 1 p.m., Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel. Free. Info: (718) 318-4340, nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit.
Book talk and signing: “Birding the Hudson Valley,” with past president of the New York State Ornithological Association Kathryn J. Schneider exploring the region’s birds, history, ecology and tourism; with books available for sale. Wed., April 17, 8 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Free. Info: (718) 229-4000, qcbirdclub.org.
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, queenslibrary.org.
Kew Gardens spring craft fair and market, with hand-crafted jewelry, household items, antiques, clothing, pets for adoption and more; and all vendor fees benefiting Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Pediatrics Dept. Sat., Apr. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., LIRR north parking lot, 82-60 Austin St., Kew Gardens. Info: (917) 359-0541.
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.
Richmond Hill, 117-09 Hillside Ave., every Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest flea market in Queens. Info: (347) 709-7661, richmondhillfleamarket.com.
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., 7:30-9 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).