Events In Queens: Dec. 8-14, 2017

SPOTLIGHT

FRIDAY 12/8
“A Christmas Carol: The Tradition Continues”

Titan Theatre Company presents its award-winning take on the timeless Charles Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his conversion from cold-hearted miser to warm-hearted humanitarian. The show runs through Dec. 22. $16. Times vary. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2khHPto.

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Dan Brubeck is on drums, while Chris Brubeck takes care of bass and trombone. Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. Although they are rooted in jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore, play and integrate the influences of funk, blues and world music. General admission is $16, students pay $10. 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2noLXc8.

Turkish Fare For The Holidays
Sila Asa, of the Turkish Cultural Center Queens, gives cooking lessons. Take home recipes and share a meal with Turkish coffee flavored with amaretto or crème de menthe. $24, 7 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2AoGPrb.

Clementi & Company Chamber Music Concert
The King Manor Museum will present sonatas by J. C. Bach, Luigi Boccherini and Muzio Clementi with Dongsok Shin on fortepiano and Leah Gale Nelson on baroque violin. $15, 6:30 p.m., King Manor Museum, vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street in King Park, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2npq4JX.

Megan Doyle Dance & Artists
Doyle, Courtney Laine Self and Stephen Cyr present an adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s Pullman Car Hiawatha with contemporary dance and physical theater techniques. SHIFT offers Head-Space, an explorative piece that demonstrates how negative stigmas, misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding mental illness. Audio includes music and original spoken word poetry by Gabriella Bruno. The show repeats on Dec. 9. 8 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at door. Green Space, 37-24 24th St., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2kuPDrC.

SATURDAY 12/9
Vado Diomande & Kotchegna Dance Company

During the 2:15 p.m. performance, Diomande & Kotchegna present dance from the Ivory Coast featuring colorful clothing, exuberant song and the djembe and doundoun drums. At the 1 p.m. workshop, Diomande calls out the rhythm that accompanies the movement. Live drumming is introduced and the audience improvises. Prices vary. 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2kloGqw.

“My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish And I’m Home For The Holidays”
Steve Solomon, who created My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m In Therapy, returns with more hilarious stories about his family, friends and others who drove him into therapy. Admission ranges from $20 to $35. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (and 3 p.m. on Dec. 10), Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2iguUUv.

Baby It’s Cold Outside Winter Market
Peruse more than 20 local vendors of items such as lamps, illustrations, ornaments, jewelry, nail art, accessories and ceramics. Noon to midnight. Local Project, 11-27 44th Rd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2km3dhb.

Swingin’ Holiday Concert
The Astoria Symphony Orchestra—featuring conductor, composer and U.S. Army Music Officer Silas Huff, who is accompanied by vocalists Heather Petruzelli and Anthony Maida—presents dance, interactive projections and singalongs of carols such as “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Prices vary. 3 p.m., LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2AnL8VU.

NYC Park Rangers Wildlife Walk
Walk in the wild and meet winter creatures. 9 a.m., Meet at Mauro Playground, Park Drive East and 73rd Terrace, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://on.nyc.gov/2ATmpqi.

SUNDAY 12/10
The Ten Tenors: Home for the Holidays

This Australian vocal group, now in its 20th year, playfully blends rock, pop and opera. Expect harmonized traditional standards, such as “Joy to the World,” John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” “Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” and the Mariah Carey hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Admission is $30 to $55. 3 p.m., Queens College’s Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2A3hYg8.

30th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour
Participants walk or take a shuttle between Flushing and Corona. Most of the participating sites—Louis Armstrong House Museum, Bowne House, Flushing Town Hall, Quaker Meeting House, Kingsland Homestead, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum and Voelker Orth House—are decorated as they were during their first holiday seasons. And as 2017 marks New York’s centennial of the struggle that led to women’s suffrage, the venues will celebrate their female inhabitants along with the holiday season. 1 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $5 for children under age 12. More info at http://bit.ly/2jNsIUz.

Winter Holiday Market
Local artisans sell original handmade and designed objects and prepared foods. Attendees can expect everything from scented candles and healthy doughnuts to spicy bites and free entertainment. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2BDZOPc.

The Fast Jedi: Toy Drive Five Miler
The Force is with this fun run as The Last Jedi is scheduled for release soon. Star Wars costumes are encouraged and holiday gifts can be dropped off for distribution by the Queens Centers for Progress. The Kids of Queens race is at 10 am. 9 a.m. More info here: http://bit.ly/2iLCn1w.

Chandlery Workshop With Kelly Akashi
To celebrate her first institutional solo show, Akashi leads two introductory candle-making workshops. Participants leave with handmade candles of their own design. Candle making has long been an important part of Akashi’s artistic practice. Her works often include colorful and twisted handmade candles that burn and melt, producing floes of wax that harden in place over time. $10 materials fee. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2zawDl6.

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