See Pixar’s “Up” on Friday 1/23 at
3:30 p.m.at the Mitchell-Linden
Library. (see below).
For its Movie Friday, the Mitchell-Linden Library will screen Pixar’s “Up,” starting at 3:30 p.m. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen and an earnest, young Wilderness Explorer named Russell. By tying thousands of balloons to his home, the 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his dream to see the wilds of South America and to complete a promise made to his late lifelong love. The library is located at 31-32 Union St.
Cinema Under the Influence is back at Long Island City’s Chain Theatre with a screening of “The Birdcage.” Not only is this movie laugh-out-loud funny, but it also remains fresh and timely nearly two decades after its release. The program will feature critical writings and reflections on the film from local artists, a raffle with donations from Queens and Brooklyn-based businesses, and complimentary beer with your ticket purchase. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9975061.
SCULPTURE CENTER OPENING RECEPTION
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sculpture Center hosts an opening reception for “In Practice: Under Foundations” by Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook. This is the Thai artist’s first U.S. retrospective, on view until March 30. The center is located at 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City.
Go to Flushing Town Hall for “Spherus,” a nonverbal trio show that features International Juggling champion Greg Kennedy, complemented by two aerial acrobats. Kennedy’s structural shape creations appear in this show, along with dazzling artistry on trapeze, silks and spinning hoops. The event starts at 2:15 p.m. General admission costs $13, members pay $10 and children are admitted for $8. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd. Call (718) 463-7700, Ext. 222 to learn more.
Tre Bella will perform Italian and American favorites in both English and Italian at the Flushing Library, starting at 1:30 p.m. They will also perform girl group numbers, doo wop, rock, standards and familiar tunes that will delight all ages, including a Rat Pack set with hats and canes. The concert takes place in the library’s lower level auditorium. The library is located at 41-17 Main St
WINTER SPOOKTACULAR BALL
The Queens Museum will host its Winter Spooktacular Ball from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s festivities will have a spooky circus theme. Enjoy a thrilling day headlined by ringmaster Jenny Romaine and Circus Amok, along with a scavenger hunt, Hippodrome Bingo, a parade, a Big Top bar for adults and much more. Individual tickets cost $20. Visit www.queensmuseum.org or call (718) 592-9700.
BRING YOUR VINYL
Come to Queens Tavern for turntable Sundays. Guests will be able to bring their own vinyl records to play in the bar as well as trade discs with their fellow vinyl junkies. The event will begin at 8 p.m. The Tavern is located at 68-69 Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood.
DEADLINE FOR HEIGHTENING STORIES
The Heightening Stories workshops provide a community to help participants find their voice or work on a long-term project, such as a memoir or novel. Members tackle stories of racism, religion, coming-of-age, cross-cultural experiences and more. Facilitated by acclaimed author Nancy Agabian, the 10-week workshops cost $450. To apply or for more information, visit nancyagabian.com/teaching/current-workshops.
Warm-up with laughter when you join Voekler Orth Museum for an afternoon of 1920s-1930s animated cartoons, starting at 2 p.m. Curated by local preservationist-animation historian Tom Stathes, the film prints are drawn from his personal archive. Admission is $5 with children under 3 admitted for free.
HangOUT is a monthly social event for LGBTQA youth to meet and socialize in a safe and supportive environment that fosters Jewish values. Be part of a fun and inclusive space to meet friends, make friends, discuss issues important to you and participate in social activism. Activities include but are not limited to talent shows, movie screenings, games, trips and social activism. The event will begin at 4 p.m. The Central Queens Y is located at 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills.
O’Neill’s Restaurant will host a fundraiser to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Among the sports stars scheduled to appear are New York Rangers legends Adam Graves, Brian Leetch and Mike Richter. There will be an open buffet and bar and prizes raffled off at the event. Proceeds will go to the hospital. It is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and finish at 8 p.m. O’Neill’s is located at 64-21 53rd Drive, Maspeth.
WINTER WEARABLE HACKING
At the Hall of Science, transform a winter wearable into dazzling and exciting gear. Plus, meet maker Deren Guler, creator of Invent-abling, gender-neutral kits that combine smart fabrics and electronics. There are two sessions, taking place from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
THE MOTH STORYSLAM
When the doors open at Flushing Town Hall, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat. A half hour later, names are picked, and storytellers take the stage. Each person has just five minutes to share a true story on the night’s posted theme: state lines and personal boundaries. Ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience who pick the StorySLAM winner. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the stories begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.
A CONVERSATION ABOUT GENDER IDENTITY
Join the Central Queens Y as they explore understanding of gender identity in today’s youth. This meeting will be guided by professional staff who will challenge your understanding of what gender is and how its meaning affects today’s LGBTQA youth. The event is $7 for members and $10 for non-members.
URBANE: A COMEDY SHOW
At Astoria’s Q.E.D from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Urbane features stand-up comedy, storytelling, and music from a diverse set of LGBT and LGBT-friendly voices. With comedians and entertainers who have been seen or heard on Comedy Central, BET, Logo, VH1, MTV, NPR and all your favorite late night shows, this is one of the few shows that is guaranteed to never be the same twice. Admission is $5. For more information, visit qedastoria.com.
CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY
Join Q.E.D. Astoria for its inaugural Cards Against Humanity game, 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. Free admission, prizes and drink specials all night. For more information, visit qedastoria.com.