“Scenes of Queens,” with oil paintings by Madeline Lovallo of local landscapes, available for sale. Through Fri., May 31, Austin Ale House, 82-70 Austin St., Kew Gardens. Free. Info: (718) 849-3939, madelinesstudio.pixels.com.
“Hand & I,” with embroidered works by 19 artists that address climate, race, gender, immigration, and the U.S. prison system, in “a cri de coeur for social justice.” Sun., May 5 (opening reception 2-5 p.m.)-Sun., July 14, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 937-6317, dorsky.org.
“100th Anniversary of the First Transatlantic Flight,” with photos, maps and more celebrating the journey of U.S. Navy seaplane NC-4 from Rockaway to England. Sat., May 4 (opening celebration Mon., May 6, 7 p.m.)-Sun., June 2, Rockaway Artists Alliance Studio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden, Rockaway Point. Free. Info: (718) 939-0647, (718) 474-0861, queenshistoricalsociety.org, rockawayartistsalliance.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.
“HS2AS Alumni Exhibition,” with works by 14 graduates of the High School to Art School program. Through Sun., May 12, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. Free. Info: (347) 505-3018, queenscouncilarts.org.
“Tree of Life,” with nearly 40 works by 9 artists meant to convey peace and harmony, including David Chatowsky’s “My River,” left, all for sale, with a portion of he proceeds to benefit the Pittsburgh synagogue of the same name where 11 were killed and 7 wounded in an Oct. 2018 shooting. Through Thu., Aug. 1, Red Pipe Cafe, 71-60 Austin St., Forest Hills. Free. Info: (718) 224-8359, bit.ly/2GAm0Nk. David Chatowsky
“Closed for Installation,” with overlooked everyday objects like bulletin boards, park benches and water fountains remade by Fiona Connor; and “More or Less Bone,” a monumental work in fiberglass and paint by Jean-Luc Moulene. Through Mon., July 29, SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City. $10 suggested; $5 students. Info: (718) 361-1750, sculpture-center.org.
“Timberline,” with works by Nicholas Arbatsky that appear to float above the printed surface, just out of range of the viewer’s focus. Sat., May 11 (opening reception 3-6 p.m.)-Sat., June 29, Topaz Arts, 55-03 39 Ave., Woodside. Free. Info: (718) 505-0440, topazarts.org.
Lisa Gindi Art at The Supper Room, with original works form Gindi’s “Glitz Collection,” inspired by her love of fashion, cars and New York City, available for sale. Mon., May 13, 8 p.m., The Supper Room, 38-17 Bell Blvd., Bayside. Free. Info/RSVP: (718) 873-2999, lisagindiart.com.
“Solitude” — Photographs by Agron Jashari, with cityscapes, landscapes and more by the Brooklyn-based lensman. Through the end of May, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel. Free. Info: (718) 318-4340, nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit.
“Hope is the Thing with Feathers: Art of the Natural World,” with works in multiple media from around the world, from the days of ancient Egypt to modern times, including John James Audubon’s “Blue Crane or Heron,” above, also called “Little Blue Heron,” from his “Birds of America.” Through Thu., July 11, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 997-4747, gtmuseum.org.
“Queens of the Night” (“Reinas de la Noche”), an LGBTQ musical cabaret story about resilience, love and inclusion. Each Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; each Sun., 4 p.m., through May 19, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. $45 advance; $48 at door; $42 advance students, seniors; $45 at door; $40 all Fri. only. Info: (718) 729-3880, thaliatheatre.org.
“Catch Me If You Can,” a comic mystery about a disappearing newlywed, not to be confused with the later film and musical of the same name, by Douglaston Community Theatre. Fri.-Sat., May 3-4 and 10-11, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 5, and Sat., May 11, 2 p.m., Zion Episcopal Church, Church Street off Douglaston Pkwy., 243-01 Northern Blvd. $19; $17 seniors, students. Info: (718) 482-3332, DougCommThtr@gmail.com.
“Spherus Cirque,” with trained engineer and Cirque de Soleil veteran Greg Kennedy combining high-energy juggling, clean comedy and more. Sun., May 5, 3 p.m., Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing. $20-$35. Info: (718) 793-0923, kupferbergcenter.org. courtesy photo
Theatre For All New American Voices Reading Series, with seven short plays by disabled playwrights or featuring disabled characters. Sat., May 4, 8 p.m., Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free. Info/registration (required): (718) 760-0064, queenstheatre.org.
Valerie Green/Dance Entropy and Zawirowania Dance Theatre, performing two works in a collaboration between the LIC choreographer and the Polish troupe. Sat., May 11, 8 p.m., Green Space, 37-24 24 St., Long Island City. $20 advance; $25 at door. Info: (718) 956-3037, greenspacestudio.org.
Jahstix, with the Rasta rock performer playing tunes by Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and more in new entertainment space “The Bungalow.” Thu., May 2, 6 p.m. (with different acts performing each Thu. in May), Rockaway Brewing Co., 46-01 Fifth St., Long Island City. Free. Info: (718) 482-6528, rockawaybrewco.com.
May the Fourth Be With You: John Williams Tribute Concert, a performance honoring the “Star Wars” composer on Star Wars Day, dedicated to pianist Rosina Lhevinne, who taught him at Juilliard. Sat., May 4, 4-6 p.m., Maple Grove Cemetery Celebration Hall, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Free with RSVP. Info: (347) 878-6614, friendsofmaplegrove.org.
Global Mashup 5: Balkan Punk Meets West Africa, with the Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Kakande each performing separately and then together as the crowd dances. Sun., May 5, 6 p.m. (dance lessons), 7 p.m. (concert), Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $16; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700, flushingtownhall.org.
Queensboro Symphony Orchestra All-Mozart Concert, with performances of his Symphony No. 29, “Apollo et Hyacinthus” Overture and Flute Concerto No.1, featuring Sojung Moon. Sun., May 5, 7:30 p.m., Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. Free-will offering. Info: (718) 359-5996, email@example.com, facebook.com/queensborosymphonyorchestra.
Mike Salazar — Pa’l Gabacho (For the American), with the Mexican comedian bringing his new standup show to New York for the first time. Sat., May 4, 8 p.m., Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing. $48-$103. Info: (718) 793-0923, kupferbergcenter.org.
Dave Hill: History Fluffer, with the comedian, writer and musician giving “first-person” accounts of different historical periods and getting called out on his tall tales by Jim Biederman and Jodi Lennon. Wed., May 8, 7:30 p.m. (with more shows Wed., May 15 and Thu., May 23 and 30), QED, 27-16 23 Ave., Astoria. $10. Info: (347) 451-3873, qedastoria.com.
Writing From the Heart: a workshop in creative writing, for those who want to start or improve their writing in a supportive atmosphere, with author and longtime Queens College instructor Maxine Fisher; and participants attending any or all classes. Each Sat. through June 29, 12 p.m., Maspeth Library, 69-70 Grand Ave. Free. Info: (718) 639-5228, queenslibrary.org.
Kids’ Superhero Party, with magic show, face painting, music and giveaways; kids encouraged to dress in costume. Sat., May 4, 12-2 p.m., The Shops at Atlas Park Center Green, 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale. Free. Info: (718) 326-3300, shopatlaspark.com/events.
Writing class: Writing Mom as a Character, with kids creating characters based on the moms they know and developing short stories for them, to “help make the #BestMothersDay Ever!” Sat., May 4, 2:30-4 p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 990-0778, newtownliterary.org.
Hands-on History: Make a Scented Sachet!, with kids crafting floral sachets; best for ages 3 and up but adults welcome too. Sat., May 4, 1-4 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. Free. Info: (718) 206-0545, kingmanor.org.
St. Margaret’s Boy Scout Troop 119, of Middle Village, seeks adult leadership as well as boys 10 and older to be Scouts. Meets every Tue., 7:15-9 p.m., St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 66-05 79 Place. Info: (718) 894-4099, (718) 440-7629.
Martha Reeves, with the Motown singer and actress best known for her hits with the Vandellas such as “Dancing in the Street,” “Heat Wave and “Nowhere to Run,” on her career as a performer. Fri., May 10, 8 p.m., Black Spectrum Theatre, Roy Wilkins Park, 177 St. and Baisley Blvd., Jamaica. $25. Info: (718) 723-1800, blackspectrum.com. FILE photo
Book talk and signing: “The German-Jewish Cookbook,” with mother-daughter co-authors Gaby Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman and light refreshments made from their recipes. Sat., May 4, 2-4 p.m., Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31 St. Free. Info: (718) 278-2665, astoriabookshop.com.
Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, the annual collection of nonperishable items for donation to area food banks, with participants leaving them in bags near home mailboxes. Sat., May 11. Info: (718) 849-4050, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queens Taste, the 15th annual, with samples from at least 50 area restaurants featuring cuisine from all around the world, beverages, music and networking. Tue., May 7, 6-9 p.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. $125; two for $200. Info: (718) 263-0546, itsinqueens.com/explore/events.
Yom HaShoah Commemoration, a remembrance of the Holocaust including a conversation with three children of survivors. Sun., May 5, 1 p.m., Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Info/registration (required): (718) 281-5770, khc.qcc.cuny.edu.
Sunnyside Family Fun Bike Ride, a casual ride celebrating the protected bike lanes on Skillman and 43rd aves., honoring street safety advocates Laura Shepard and Dr. Rosamond Gianutsos and promising “tons of cuteness.” Sat., May 4, 12-1 p.m., starting at Lou Lodati Playground entrance, 41-15 Skillman Ave. Free. Info: Alan Baglia, (917) 749-9395, email@example.com.
Trip to Resorts Casino, in Atlantic City, NJ, sponsored by the Sisterhood of Forest Park Jewish Center. Mon., May 6, 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.
Jane’s Walks, tours of hundreds of locations in NYC, including Forest Hills, the Ridgewood Reservoir, Queensbridge and many more in Queens, inspired by urban planning activist Jane Jacobs and led by the Municipal Art Society. Fri.-Sun., May 3-5, various times. Free. Info: (212) 935-3960, mas.org.
Earth Day Wild Plant and Forage Walk, with “Forage, Harvest, Feast — A Wild Inspired Cuisine” author Marie Viljoen discussing the do’s and don’ts of collecting wild edibles. Tue., May 7, 5-6:30 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $10. Info/pre-registration (required): (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com.
Italian Charities of America flea market, with new, used, vintage and unique items, refreshments and food; vendor tables available at $25. Sat., May 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. Info: (718) 478-3100.
Salsa Brunch, the monthly event with food, drinks, Latin music and dancing. Sun., May 5, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Cinco de Mayo dinner at 5), Juquila Kitchen-Bar & Lounge, 39-05 29 St., Long Island City. Free (food and drink available for purchase). Info: (718) 482-0033, salsabrunch.com.
Monthly bereavement group, for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one, with informative handouts and light refreshments provided. Wed., May 8 and each second Wed. of the month, 2:30-4 p.m., Maspeth Town Hall, 53-37 72 St. Free. Info: (718) 335-6049, maspethtownhall.org.