Events In Queens: Feb. 24-March 2, 2017

GRACE KELLY

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Grace Kelly Quartet (see below)

FRIDAY 2/24
“Die Fledermaus”

The Aaron Copland School of Music and Queens College Opera sing Johann Strauss’s comedic masterpiece in English. Alternating casts, guest artists and a 22-piece orchestra tell this tale about a man’s belated retribution for his friend’s practical joke in Vienna in 1874. Other performances include Feb. 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 3 p.m., $20, LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2kSkudb.

Grace Kelly Quartet
Kelly is only 24 years old, but the jazz phenomenon and vocalist has released 10 albums, headlined more than 700 shows in 30 countries and recorded or performed with such lauded musicians as Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. $16 or $10 for students, 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2kSfq8M.

CINEMA TROPICALCinema Tropical
Six feature films from Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and the United States will screen as part of this series. Screenings include “Tempestad” with director Tatiana Huezo (Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.), “Jacqueline” (Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.), “Plaza de la Soledad” with director Maya Goded (Feb. 25 at 4:30 pm),” Santa Teresa & Other Stories” with director Nelson Carlo de los Santos (Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.), Arturo Ripstein’s “Bleak Street” (Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m.), Gabriel Mascaro’s “Neon Bull” (Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.). $15, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2kHD7zV.

Re-Stitched: Prints and Printmaking Workshop
Lucia Minervini gives a tour of her show “Re-Stitched,” which explores the hopes and aspirations of those who resided in the house before it became the Voelker Orth Museum. She also leads a workshop on transforming photo-images into works of art. $5, 1 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2lfRJIs.

Winter Trees Workshop
The city’s Parks Department will host this event on winter trees, which provide wood, food and paper, at the Queens Botanical Garden. Visitors will learn about winter trees’ life cycles and create a twig pendant to take home. $6, 1 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/winter-trees-workshop.

“Black Coffee”
The Parkside Players will hold performances of their spring production of “Black Coffee” this weekend. The show will run through March 4. $17 or $15 for seniors, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, http://parksideplayers.com/.

Kids Corner
This event, hosted by the city’s Parks Department, will include relay races, obstacle courses, ultimate Frisbee, flag football, basketball and Wii games. Free, 10 a.m., Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-corner.

Charcuterie Masters

SATURDAY 2/25
Charcuterie Masters

This competition is for amateur and professional makers of salami, bacon, pate and other meats. Plus, dishes from pit master Josh Bowen (smoked pastrami Reuben), chef Hugue Dufour (Quebecois blood sausage) and chef Will Horowitz (smoked alpaca stew) will be available to sample. $60, 6 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2kHD9Yf.

Winter Bird Walk for Beginners
Stroll around Oakland Lake with Nancy Tognan, of the Queens County Bird Club, to look for ducks, coots, grebes, swans, geese and more. Oakland Lake never completely freezes due to all of the spring water that constantly feeds into it. Thus, it becomes a freshwater duck magnet when other ponds freeze. Free, but registration is required, 9:30 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2lk6U5E.

KITES

Kite Flying
Dylan Gauthier’s project explores the aesthetic, conceptual and transcendent aspects of flight, invention and collaboration. The artist pairs a sculpture, based on the triangular-trussed kites built by Alexander Graham Bell, with a monthly publication of kite patterns for visitors to take away, assemble and fly. On this day, he hosts two kite-flying performances. Free, 3 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2jFsXQe.

SUNDAY 2/26
“La Traviata”
Teatro Lirico D’Europa sings “La Traviata” in Italian with English supertitles. Giuseppe Verdi’s opera is based on the true story of a high society affair. Violetta, a famous Parisian courtesan, must break up with her beloved Alfredo, a naïve nobleman, to save his family’s honor. $35-$42, 3 p.m., Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2ls4zFA.

Liveart.us
Performances, dialogue panels and tactical actions address authoritarianism, control, abuse of power and belligerent decisions that affect a democratic process and people. Program included with admission, 2 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2lsOnEo.

French Salon Music
Gregory Menillo offers French Salon music for piano and voice. The program features work by Satie, Poulenc and Debussy. The songs include poetry by Apollinaire and Baudelaire. $12, 2 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.

VIKRAM DOGRA

Artist Lecture and Book Signing
See the world through the lens of photographer Vikram Dogra as he discusses the inspiration and processes behind his exhibit, East of East River, which focuses on the landscape and people of Astoria and Long Island City. Books available for purchase. Free, 1 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2ckMgPB.

The Klariano Duo
Søren-Filip Hansen on clarinet and Karina Brix Anderson on piano perform a recital of Danish and American music by Gade, Bentzon, Nielsen, Smaldone and Bernstein. Free, 3 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2lWla2i.

Meet An Astronaut
Ellen S. Baker, a mission specialist on three space shuttle missions who has logged more than 686 hours in space, will speak about her experiences in outer space. Kosher snacks will be provided. Those interested in attending should register in advance by calling 516-239-1140. Free, 10 a.m., Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Ave., Lawrence, http://templeisrael100.squarespace.com/.

MONDAY 2/27
The Moth Storyslam: Fame
Storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat and, a half hour later, names are picked and storytellers take the stage. $10, 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2m51QPI.

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