Events In Queens For November 20th – November 26th, 2015

Diwali

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK – DIWALI FESTIVAL, SATURDAY 11/21 (see below)

SATURDAY 11/21
DIWALI FESTIVAL
Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with internationally renowned musicians and dancers from India: Abha Roy, Indian classical dance-Kathak; Naren Budhakkar, table drums; Indrajit Roy-Chowhury, sitar; Rohan Misra, sarangi, and Sanjukta Sen, Hindustani classical vocals. Join us for dance workshops, stellar musical performances, Indian fashion show, henna painting and more. Traditional Indian foods and handmade Indian Jewelry for sale. Festivities run from 1 to 4p.m.. The cost is $20, or $15 members and $10 students & children. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing.

MAKE IT: STOP MOTION ANIMATION AT THE NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE
Families learn how to create funny, short animations using a variety of stop motion techniques in this 90-minute workshop. Recommended for ages 6 and older. $5 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: $3 per adult/child pair.) 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. New York Hall of Science

HOLIDAY FLEA MARKET 
The Richmond Hill Block Association is holding a Holiday Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday decorations, unique gift items, new toys and games, jewelry, glassware and pottery will be on offer. The Richmond Hill Block Association is located at 110-08 Jamaica Ave. between 110th and 111th streets, easily accessible from the J Train and the Q56 and Q37 bus. Call (718) 849-3759 for more information.

HOLIDAY CRAFT SALE 
St. Gregory The Great Parish’s Craft group will hold their 36th Annual Holiday Craft Sale from on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the church (oak room) at 88th Avenue and 242nd Street in Bellerose. Articles for sale include holiday decorations, gifts, cakes and books. There will also be a raffle and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds go to charity.

DON’T FEED THE
MUSICIANS AT Q.E.D

Exploring the comedic underbelly of music, host Rob Paravonian and friends play funny songs, crack wise about music, and pick apart the best and worst music out there. This month’s special guests: Tim Ellis: Comedian/songwriter who just released his album Twelve Tight Tunes! 2 Violins 1 Cello: classical trio featuring violinists Elana Estrin, and Adam Grannick and cellist Cassey Stypowany More guests to be announced. With your host Rob Paravonian, comedian/musician who’s been on everything from Dr. Demento to Comedy Central to Dutch Public Television!

*Lineups subject to change.

Rob Paravonian is an internationally-known musician and comedian with over 18 million total views on YouTube, including the 12 million-view hit Pachelbel Rant. He was the opening act for a dozen shows on George Carlin’s final tour, he’s been on Comedy Central, satellite radio, and the Dr. Demento Radio Show.7 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show, $5.

METIS CONCERT SERIES AT COMMUNITY CHURCH LITTLE NECK
Presents Queens debut of the critically acclaimed klezmer group “Litvakus” and its founder Dmitry Zisl Slepovitch will present a program of a previously unknown style and repertoire of the Jewish klezmer musical tradition on Saturday, November 21 at  6 p.m. at  Community Church Little Neck, 46-16 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck.

tokillamockingbirdTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD AT QUEENS THEATRE
Scout Finch, a tomboy, and her older brother Jem live in a sleepy Alabama town during the 1930’s depression. They spend their time with their friend Dill, spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a lawyer of principle and integrity, defends Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman, their idyllic childhood is jolted with the realization that prejudice, stereotyping and bigotry rule in the small town. To Kill a Mockingbird overflows with powerful lessons of tolerance, justice and quiet heroism. Tickets are $25-$42. Shows are at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 2 and 8 p.m. There is also a Sunday 3 p.m. showing. To buy tickets online visit queenstheatre.org.

SUNDAY 11/22
BATTY FOR BATS
TODDLER TALES

Learn why you don’t need to be afraid of things flying in the night. Encourage your child’s love of reading by listening to a nature related story especially chosen for our littlest nature lovers. Have a snack, create a nature craft, meet some of APEC’s animals and take a short nature hike (weather permitting). Limited to 12 participants. Participants must be toilet trained. This program for ages 3-4 will take place at APEC at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston on from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and is $21 per child. Pre-registration required. Please pre-register by visiting www.alleypond.com. Simultaneous programs will be offered for five and six year olds and seven and eight years olds.

floralFLORAL DESIGN WORKSHOP, HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE
Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by the pros. This event will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. The cost is $20, materials are free. Registration is required. To register, visit holidayfloraldesign.eventbrite.com.

TINKER IT SUNDAYS AT THE NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE
Families build, explore and create together in the museum’s Maker Space. Recommended for ages 5 and older. $2 per adult/child pair, plus NYSCI admission. (Members: free; ticket required.) 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. New York Hall Of Science.

FOREST HILLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SEASON KICKOFF 
The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra is announcing their first concert of its 52nd season of the three concerts for the 2015-16. The concert will feature Glinka Russlan & Ludmilla Overture; Schubert Symphony #4 “Tragic”; Faure Dolly Suite; Prokoffiev Overture on Jewish Themes. The performance begins at 2 p.m.at 107-23 71 Rd. Suite #240, Forest Hills.

TUESDAY 11/24
QUEENS LIBRARY PRESENTS JELANI COBB
Queens Library presents an evening of frank conversation with author/professor Jelani Cobb on the history of migration and civil rights in Queens and how it has played out in one of the most diverse boroughs in the nation. He will trace today’s headline-grabbing racial issues back to the role of a local high school. Please feel welcome to join this stimulating discussion as a stand-alone guest or continue the conversation at the cash bar and/or excellent tables, before or after, at one of LIC’s best venues, Manducatis Rustica, 46-35 Vernon Blvd Starts at 6 p.m. $10 Register at http://jelanicobb.eventbrite.com/?aff=Tribune or athttp://jelanicobb.eventbrite.com/?aff=QueensPress(Reservations are suggested.)

WEDNESDAY 11/25
Pride
PRIDE AT QUEENS MUSEUM
Pride (2014), directed by Matthew Warchus, 119 min. Gay activists try to forge an alliance with Welsh mine workers during their lengthy 1984 strike. Based on a true story. The film is  part of a nine week series, which elaborates on themes including the pursuit of freedom, construction of narratives, and collision of cultures. Moving from traditional Hollywood genre films to independent and international cinema, these comedic as well as dramatic movies trace journeys of self-creation and freedom.Each movie is introduced by Mark Ethan Toporek, who also leads a post-screening discussion. The screening will be held at 2 p.m. in the second-floor theater of the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and is free with suggested admission and open to the public.

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