Events In Queens: April 20-26, 2018

SPOTLIGHT

FRIDAY 4/20
United Ink No Limits Tattoo Expo
More than 250 tattoo artists from all over the world will take part in this event at Resorts World Casino that will also include entertainment and workshops. The event runs through April 22. A daily pass costs $25, while a weekend pass is $55. Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2E5huqW.

Global Mashup: Latin Boogaloo Meets Afrobeat
Two cultures will appear on one stage with an open dance floor. Spanglish Fly, New York City’s only band dedicated to reviving and renewing Latin Boogaloo’s soul and R&B mix, will perform with Chop and Quench, which is comprised of members of the cast and band of Fela! Each band plays a set and then they jam together. 8 p.m. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. $16. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2qAZPiH.

“24 Frames”
In his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami selected 24 still images—most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and digitally animated them into evolving vignettes, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception and time. Screenings will be held on April 20 at 7:30 p.m., April 21 at 3 p.m. and April 22 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2HqLeQM.

Christopher Unpezverde Núñez And Samuel Hanson
Christopher Unpezverde Núñez presents a collage of memories based on childhood experiences that explore male stereotypical behavior and the obsolescence of imposed masculinity in children. Hanson will take part in a collaboration with writer/musician Alexander Ortega. The exhibit will also be on display on April 21. 8 p.m. Green Space Studio, 37-24 24th St., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2qAdUME.

SATURDAY 4/21
Cherry Blossom Festival
This annual celebration at Flushing Meadows Corona Park features live drum performances, a traditional Japanese chorus, Japanese folk dance and a tea ceremony. 11 a.m. Cherry Blossom Grove next to New York State Pavilion, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, https://on.nyc.gov/2IFkFnM.

L’histoire Du Soleil
The Church-in-the-Gardens will host a classical music concert with clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, oboe, trombone, horn, harp, violin and bass. Inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s L’histoire du Soldat, the score depicts a European town where the sun has disappeared. A boy discovers that a factory has been bottling fresh air, making the sun very angry. With help and hindrance from some local characters, the boy figures out how to save his town and see the sun rise again. The concert will be performed at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. $10. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2Hv7xVl.

“Catch Me If You Can”
The Greater Astoria Historical Society will hold a screening of Steven Spielberg’s movie, which stars Christopher Walken, as part of a series highlighting Astoria natives who made it big in Hollywood. 1 p.m. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2H6flJE.

Fiction and Personal Themes
Min Jin Lee, the author Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, leads a workshop for writers during this event at the Lewis Latimer House Museum. 2:30 p.m. Lewis Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2ht6ciX.

Double Dutch Tournament
The city’s Parks Department will host its 38th annual Double Dutch tournament, which will include novice, intermediate and advanced divisions. Teams and individuals will be judged in the categories of compulsory, doubles, freestyle and speed. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. The tournament starts at 11 a.m. Sorrentino Recreation Center, 18-48 Carnaga Ave., Far Rockaway, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/21/38th-annual-spring-double-dutch-tournament.

SUNDAY 4/22
Tony Orlando
A beloved performer known for his warmth on stage performs his hits from the 1970s, classic rock and roll, 1950s tunes, tributes to America and even a couple of new songs. Expect to hear “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” and “Knock Three Times.” Tickets range from $40 to $48. 3 p.m. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2ERVvjk.

“Cinderella”
Set in the 18th century and featuring lavishly costumed stars, this Tanglewood Marionettes production of the classic story unfolds as the pages of a giant book, revealing each beautifully painted setting—such as the village square, rustic kitchen or magnificent ballroom. A workshop will be held at 1 p.m. 2:15 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2qyLu6E.

Fertile Ground
This non-curated program at Green Space Studio includes five dance makers and a post-performance discussion with wine. 7 p.m. Green Space Studio, 37-24 24th St., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2qAdUME.

Green Garden/Green Planet
The Voelker Orth Museum will host an Earth Day-inspired afternoon of art, hands-on workshops and information on recycling, composting and other eco-friendly resources. $5. 12:30 p.m. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.

MONDAY 4/23
Kidnapped Journalist Speaks
Jere Van Dyk was kidnapped by the Taliban and held for ransom in Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2008. After 45 days in constant threat for his life, he was released. He discusses his new book on the ordeal, The Trade, at the Central Queens Y. $8 suggested donation. 1:30 p.m. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2GWkWWT.

TUESDAY 4/24
Cheese-Making 101
This introductory, hands-on class at the Queens County Farm Museum informs participants of the rich history of curds and whey, and teaches the science behind making the product. $50. 6 p.m. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks, http://bit.ly/2EQFgTG.

WEDNESDAY 4/25
Miya Ando: “Clouds”
Check out two site-specific suspended plate-glass sculptures at the Noguchi Museum that are internally etched with images of clouds. They share Isamu Noguchi’s interest in sculpting ephemeral materials and in using them to shape space. The exhibit runs through Aug. 19. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2H2lRoM.

“Good Evening Mr. Wallenberg”
This film on Swedish businessman Raoul Wallenberg, whose life changed after he saw bodies being thrown on an Auschwitz-bound train, will be screened at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center. With the support of the Swedish Embassy, Wallenberg moved to Budapest in late 1944 to help protect Jews from the death camps. By issuing passports and intimidating German officials, he helped hundreds of Jews flee from Budapest or get placed in protective housing. 12:10 p.m. Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2GB7l6u.

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