Events In Queens: February 23-March 1, 2018

SPOTLIGHT

The Beauty Of Ballet (see below)

THURSDAY 2/22

Opening For “HEAD”
Responding to the theme “HEAD,” artists produced an exhibit that demonstrates the limitless imagination that a simple word can activate. The show runs until March 30. 5 p.m. The Factory LIC, 30-30 47th Ave., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2GnydmR.

FRIDAY 2/23
Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Festival

This sixth annual festival pays tribute to Philip K. Dick, who is the master of the science fiction genre, by screening Ayla on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. and The Child Remains on Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2Cr7jb8.

“Purgatorio”
The Astoria Performing Arts Center and Beehive Dramaturgy Studio present this play-in-development by Andrea Thome. A child named “Pilgrim” journeys through a landscape with a guide who may be a poet, trickster or figure from the child’s imagination. Free with reservation. 7 p.m. The Zukor Theatre at Kaufman Astoria Studios, 35th Street between 34th and 35th avenues, Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2ElweyP.

Winter Trees Workshop
The Queens Botanical Garden will hold an event during which attendees will be able to explore and learn about winter trees and their life cycle. The event will also include the creation of a twig pendant to take home. Registration is required. Visit wintertrees2018.eventbrite.com. 1 p.m. $6 per child. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/23/winter-trees-workshop.

Eric Alexander Quartet
Eric Alexander is a talented tenor saxophone improviser who performs with his mentor, pianist Harold Mabern, with John Webber on bass and Joe Farnworth on drums. $16. 8 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2FbX2Tq.

SATURDAY 2/24
See It Big!

This series at the Museum of the Moving Image will present classic films over the next few weeks. Watch Wuthering Heights on Feb. 24 and 25 at 4 p.m. and Gone with the Wind on the same days at 6:30 p.m. Check the museum’s website for information on other upcoming films. $15. The series runs through March 11. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2ocmIXI.

Editing Our Evolution: Rewriting The Human Genome
The New York Hall of Science is hosting a discussion on editing the human genome. Should it be regulated? Should it be banned? Who should make these decisions? Participants must be age 16 or older. 3 p.m. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2ocm38R.

United African Dance
This troupe’s performance at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center will include drumming and dances honoring the ancestors of the African Diaspora. 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 to $25. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2BrqpB1.

Stargazing Club
The Urban Park Rangers will discuss the science, history and folklore of the universe during this event at Fort Totten Park. Participants will be able to locate stars and planets. Free. 6 p.m. Fort Totten Visitor’s Center in Fort Totten Park, Bayside, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/stargazing-club-the-night-sky.

Chat And Chew
A video presentation and discussion of the black political and social history of Corona and East Elmhurst will be presented at East Elmhurst’s Elmcor Senior Outreach, Inc. 1 p.m. Elmcor Senior Outreach, Inc., 98-19 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst, 803.851.5631.

Charcuterie Masters
The best cold cut artisans in the United States and Canada—makers of sausages, patés, hams, salumi and more—vie for top honors during this third annual showcase. The all-you-can-eat event features beer from Long Island City’s Fifth Hammer Brewing and selections from Brooklyn Cider House. $65. 6 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2HntK4S.

SUNDAY 2/25
The Beauty Of Ballet
How do ballerinas dance on their toes? How do dancers spin and turn without getting dizzy? These questions and others will be answered during a performance of ballet moments from The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake with faculty member Katrina Killian and advanced students from the School of American Ballet. Free, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2CoTvhx.

Rarely Shown Films On Sea Creatures And Scientists In The 1930s
The Museum of the Moving Image will host a screening with live music and a discussion with scientist Howard Rosenbaum and aquanaut and filmmaker Fabien Cousteau. $15. 2 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2BBzozF.

Sunday Jazz Brunch
The Bayside Historical Society will host a buffet and smooth jazz by The Carl Bartlett Jr. Quartet. $45. Noon. Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2EA3IcR.

TUESDAY 2/27
John Guare Live

Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall will host a conversation with Tony Award-winning playwright John Guare that will be moderated by Time Out New York editor and chief theatre critic Adam Feldman. 7 p.m. LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, vicinity of Kissena Boulevard and Reeves Avenue, Flushing, http://bit.ly/2szmAr0.

“The More They Stay”
The Astoria Performing Arts Center and Beehive Dramaturgy Studio present this play-in-development by Ricardo Pérez González, who is hoping to get feedback from audience members. After a lifetime spent surviving segregated gay bars, the AIDS crisis and each other, Tom and Russell are in their 80s. They’re hosting a dinner for their adopted son and his boyfriend. It’s a dinner to say goodbye, but on whose terms? Free with reservation. 7 p.m. The Zukor Theatre at Kaufman Astoria Studios, 35th Street between 34th and 35th avenues, Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2ElweyP.

WEDNESDAY 2/28
In The Shadows Of Auschwitz: The Experience Of Polish Jews Under Nazi Occupation

Dr. David Engel, a Holocaust scholar and author of multiple books on the subject, lectures about the treatment of Jews specifically in Poland during the Holocaust during this event at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center. 12:10 p.m. Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2EJnLsF.

Black History Month Celebration
The Sorrentino Recreation Center will host an evening of poetry, an inventors’ showcase and performances led by the Sorrentino youth members and Trinity Divine Ministry from St. John’s Episcopal Church to celebrate Black History Month. Free. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sorrentino Recreation Center, 1848 Carnaga Ave., Far Rockaway, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/celebrating-black-history-month.

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