The Voca People to perform at
Queensborough Performing Arts
Center on 11/16 at 3 p.m.
‘AS YOU LIKE IT’
The Ophelia Theatre Group is kicking off its 11th Anniversary Season with William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “As You Like It.” This is the first production in the newly renovated Ophelia Theater at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens. Directed by John Robert Hoffman, the show runs from 8 to 10 p.m. and tickets are $20. For more information, visit www.opheliatheatre.com.
NEA JAZZ MASTERS
The NEA Jazz Masters will play some classic Broadway tunes at Flushing Town Hall at 8 p.m. Join Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris and Jimmy Owens, with Steve Davis on trombone, David Wong on bass and Tootie Heath on drums, for an evening of blazing melodies and rhythmic vibes. Tickets are $40 for general admission, $32 for members and $20 for students. Purchase tickets at www.flushingtownhall.org.
‘YOU CAN’T SAY THAT’
“Keith and The Girl,” now going on over nine years and more than 2,000 episodes, is a lively talk show where Keith and Chemda talk about current events, pop culture, politics and even intimate details of their lives. “You Can’t Say That” is their free live game show that features a hilarious version of Taboo. Performers play along with the audience for fun and ridicule. The event takes place at Q.E.D. Astoria from 8 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit QEDAstoria.com.
Emanuel Church in Woodhaven will host a fall fair. Vendors galore, books, nick-nacks, raffles and prizes – all day long, Emanuel United Church of Christ, corner of 91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard.
MOSCOW STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Featuring violin soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and celebrated conductor Pavel Kogan, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra will perform at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium, as part of Kupferberg Presents. The orchestra balances orchestral, operatic and choral classics with equally significant music of the 21st century, including many forgotten and neglected pieces. The concert starts at 8 p.m., with tickets ranging from $25 to $45. To learn more, call the box office at (718) 793-8080.
PAVILION PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
People for the Pavilion have partnered with artist Sol Aramendi to offer a unique photography program focused on the New York State Pavilion, at the Queens Museum. Turning the camera’s eye towards the community, Aramendi created Project Luz, a nomadic space to share, learn and experiment using photography as a tool of empowerment for immigrant communities. This bilingual workshop, taught in English and Spanish, starts at 3 p.m.
The East Coast Car Association will hold their annual Toy Run to St. Mary’s Hospital. Almost a hundred classic cars will begin lining up at 9 a.m. at the Forest Park Bandshell. The Toy Run will start around 12:30 p.m.
THE VOCA PEOPLE
The VOCA People, an Israel-based vocal performance ensemble, is coming to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center for a show at 3 p.m. Claiming to be from another planet where their main method of communication is music, these “aliens” combine a capella and beat box to create a musical experience that’s truly out of this world.
Tickets are $35. For more information, call (718) 631-6311.
Sam Roberts, a reporter at the New York Times, will appear at the Central Queens Y to discuss the life of David Greenglass, who was a spy during the Cold War. Roberts tracked down Greenglass after he was released from jail and will discuss additions to his book “Greenglass and the Trial of the Century.” The event will start at 1:30 p.m. The Central Queens Y is located at 67-09 108th St. in Forest Hills.
TIN THROAT ENSEMBLE
Tin Throat Ensemble reaches into the reservoir of folk and improvisational traditions, setting them aflame and distilling an intoxicating rhythm, catchy melodies and outright fury. Catch the band’s free concert at Flushing Town Hall at 2 p.m. The group is composed of guitarist and songwriter Alejandro Florez, saxophonist Dan Blake, world-class drummer Satoshi Takeishi, virtuoso sound artist Andrew Drury and award-winning tuba player Ben Stapp. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.
The following bands will be playing a concert at Trans Pecos in Ridgewood: Nels Cline, Ava Mendoza, Cactus Truck, Cloud Becomes Your Hand. The venue is located at 915 Wyckoff Ave.
FREE FILM SCREENING
Queensborough Community College’s Holocaust Resource Center will present a free screening of “The Golden Age of Second Avenue,” starring Hesrschel Bernardi. This film is a loving chronicle of Yiddish theater in America, from its beginnings at the turn of the century through its various declines and rebirths, to its present place in the folklore of American – Jewish life. The screening starts at 1 p.m.
‘BEYOND SACRED’ FASHION
At 2:30 p.m. at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s Little Theater, a lecture and Q&A will be led by anthropologist Lila Abu-Lughod will cover gender and Islam. Following at 4 p.m., local models will present modest fashion in the “Beyond Sacred” fashion event. For information, visit laguardiaperformingarts.org.
THE DAGHLIAN COLLECTION
The latest exhibit from Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum is “Highlights of The Daghlian Collection of Chinese Art.” Art lovers are welcome to the opening reception at 6 p.m. The event will feature a talk about collecting by William Daghlian. For more information, email Marleen.Kassel@qc.cuny.edu.
RETRACING THE EXPANDED FIELD
Sculpture Center hosts a panel discussion on the new publication “Retracing the Expanded Field: Encounters between Art and Architecture,” moderated by the book’s editors Spyros Papapetros and Julian Rose. The event begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call (718) 361-1750.
SOUNDS OF ART FESTIVAL
The Multicultural Sonic Evolution (MuSE) presents their annual arts festival at Long Island City’s Secret Theatre with six programs, eight shows and more than 70 artists. Dance, music and theater from a wide range of genres will all be performed. The festival runs until Nov. 24. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For information, visit musefriends.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A TASTE OF HONEY
Learn all about the honey bee and beekeeping, then sample several local honeys, as beekeeper and honey connoisseur Ruth Harrigan explains the uniqueness of each sample based on where it was harvested, the flower source, color, body, scent, and taste. This event takes place at the Bayside Historical Society and costs $15 for non-members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (718) 352-1548.