Events In Queens: April 6-12, 2018

Spotlight

Lego Brick Fest (see below)

FRIDAY 4/6
Fashion in Film Festival

This program at the Museum of the Moving Image features some of the most visually stunning and stylistically adventurous films ever made. The festival runs through April 22. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2GqvgpS.

“Much Ado About Nothing”
Titan Theatre Company, an artist-in-residence, presents this Shakespeare comedy about love and victory in an Italian town that is about to be rocked by a scandal. The play runs through April 22. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2GB6DE2.

Bengali Cuisine
Chef Biny teaches participants how to make chicken curry, daal, chai and sweets during this event at Alley Pond Environmental Center. $20. 7 p.m. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2GzXNc3.

Sounds Of Akari
To celebrate the exhibition Akari: Sculpture by Other Means, violist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, harpist Ashley Jackson and flutist Alice Teyssier present a program featuring an original composition by Lanzilotti and works by Claude Debussy, Andrew Norman and Toru Takemitsu. 6:30 p.m. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2GsmROF.

Kids Week Queens: All About Insects
The Urban Park Rangers will teach participants about insects and search for them under rocks and logs in Forest Park. Free 1 p.m. Forest Park Visitor Center, Forest Park, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/06/kids-week-queens-all-about-insects.

Melinda Ring/Special Projects: “Cloud”
Meant for an intimate audience, this performance takes place in an imagined room which is expanding, contracting, shifting directions and refracted within the actual room. Morphing like clouds, performers and space share a swirling energy. Shows will be held on Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. through April 14. The Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2pZimEp.

SATURDAY 4/7
LEGO Brick Fest

Get inspired, educated and entertained with a ridiculous amount of LEGOs during this event at the New York Hall of Science. Woody, a 7-foot-tall model of a Toy Story character made of LEGO bricks, will be there. The festival will also include Neon City, Glow Gallery, Floorsaic, Big Brick Pit, Space Station and Architecture Zone. The event runs from April 7 to 8. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111st St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2EdfdWJ.

Body Traffic
Tina Finkelman Berkett, who grew up in Whitestone, and Lillian Barbeito founded this dance troupe in 2007. The Joyce Theater Foundation recently called it “the company of the future.” The performance will also be held on April 8. Admission is $20 to $42. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2q4c1IP.

Storytelling And Haiku Workshops
Tina Seligman offers a lively afternoon of storytelling from different cultures and traditions followed by a haiku workshop to write about the sun and moon and create stories through poetry. Free. 1 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2EcDGvh.

Tide Mill Conference
The Tide Mill Institute and the Greater Astoria Historical Society present a conference with the following program: The ABCs of Tide Mills; Tide Mills: The Bedrock of New York City; Tide Mills of NYC; and Tide Mills to Tidal Energy. $20, lunch included. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. GAHS, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2ImDtrM.

Make Your Own Crazy Quilt Square
A popular pastime 200 years ago, crazy quilts were made from spare scraps of fabric and sewn with fancy stitches. Guest artist Risa Puno, whose work is currently displayed on the front lawn, leads the activity and talks about her work. Participants design crazy quilt squares to take home. 1 p.m. King Manor Museum, Rufus King Park, vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 150th Street, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2EcZdE0.

Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour
NYC H20 will offer free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park, a 50-acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Queens and Brooklyn and was built in 1859 to supply the latter borough with water. Free, 11 a.m., Ridgewood Reservoir, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours.

SUNDAY 4/8
Noshwalks: South Asian Jackson Heights

Visit markets and restaurants offering tastes of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Tibet. $59. 1 p.m. Meet at Dera Restaurant, 72-09 Broadway, Jackson Heights, http://bit.ly/2GPKNPK.

Mel Chin: All Over The Place
This multi-location exhibition is on display in New York at the Queens Museum, Times Square and the Broadway-Lafayette subway station. It spans nearly four decades of Chin’s art, highlighting his multi-disciplinary, collaborative teamwork to create community-based solutions to ecological and sociopolitical crises. The exhibit will run through Aug. 12. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2pXVDZi.

Gemini Journey: Movie Music Magic
Violinist Diane Block and cellist Terry Batts explore the common American experience through musical soundtracks from iconic films, such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, On the Waterfront and A Hard Day’s Night. 2 p.m. $12. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2GNbYug.

MONDAY 4/9
Holocaust Memorial Day

Northwestern University’s Peter Hayes addresses the most difficult questions about the Holocaust: Why were Jews the targets and Germans the aggressors? Why did violence escalate to mass murder? Why was such limited help given from the outside? $8 suggested donation. 1:30 p.m. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2GPJFeY.

Live Drawing With Models
Held on the second Monday every month, artists have the opportunity to practice while listening to music in a relaxing, non-judgmental environment. $16. 6 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2Eed252.

TUESDAY 4/10
Doug Wright

Queens College will host a conversation with playwright Doug Wright that is moderated by Time Out NY editor and chief theatre critic Adam Feldman. Wright earned a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his play I am My Own Wife. Other stage works include Grey Gardens (Tony Nomination), The Little Mermaid, and War Paint. 7 p.m. LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, vicinity of Horace Harding Expressway and Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, http://bit.ly/2szmAr0.

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