SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK – SENIOR FILM SERIES – “THE OTHER SON”, WEDNESDAY 11/11 (see below)
There will be music and dance from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts at the Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside through Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. Admission is $40 and $37 for students and seniors. For more information, call (718) 729-3880 or visit thaliatheatre.org.
THE SECRET THEATRE PRESENTS PRINCESS PARTICULAR AND
PIRATE PETE’S PASSPORT
The Secret Theatre presents two family shows – Princess Particular and Pirate Pete’s Passport. Princess Particular is part of a rotating line-up of children’s musicals, presented every Saturday at The Secret Theatre. Climb on board and get ready for adventure in Secret Theatre’s new children’s musical, Pirate Pete’s Parrot. In the tradition of the wildly popular English pantomime shows, Pirate Pete’s Parrot promises music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults. Admission is $10 for children, $15 for adults and $40 for thefamily of four pack. For more information, visit secrettheatre.com.
DRINK N’ DRAW
Located at the QED from 9 to 11:30 p.m., this month’s D&D is sponsored by Queens Brewery. They’ll be offering 16 oz. Queens Lager by Queens Brewery for $3 each while supplies last. Want to get out of the house or studio and refresh your artistic skills? Looking to meet local creatives, network and exchange ideas? Well, never fear! Q.E.D. is here! On the first Friday of every month, Q.E.D. hosts a three-hour social drawing event with focus on figure drawing from a live model.
No need to be a pro, stick figures and hand-turkey’s welcome! Bring your friends or enjoy an evening of creative exploration and meeting local artists. Each Friday will have a unique theme, new models, and plenty to drink! Bring your own materials. Some materials available for purchase. Admission is $10.
LAWRENCE FAMILY CEMETERY TOUR
Visit the NYC Landmark and final resting place of the city’s first popularly elected mayor, Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence and other descendants of one of Bayside’s founding families. Address: 216th Street and 42nd Avenue. Please note there are no restrooms on site. This free tour is organized by the Bayside Historical Society and starts at 2 p.m
ASTORIA FLEA MARKET
Come to a Flea Market St. Joseph’s School Auditorium form 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Come for early holiday shopping or just to find cool and unique items. The Flea Market holds approx 50 tables – some with new goods, some with old, but all have exciting finds!
50’S SOCK HOP
Buffet, dinner, beer, wine and soda with a DJ and raffle prizes. 7 p.m. at Holy Child Jesus Monsignor Murray Hall, 111-02 86th Ave. Richmond Hill. Tickets are $50 per person. A 1950’s attire is suggested. The evening’s honoree is Bishop Octavio Cisneros, HCJ Pastor. For more info contact the Richmond Hill Historical Society at (718) 704-9317.
CHURCH OF THE
RESURRECTION PARISH FAIR
The parish fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at at 85-09 118 St. Kew Gardens. There will be prizes and raffles, home baked goods, books, treasures, new items, snacks, antiques and more. “The Rez Sports Bistro.” Dinner served 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For info call (718) 847-2649.
PERFORMANCE AND ARTIST TALK
Casey Tang gives a dynamic multi-media presentation of his research into the historical and international spread of industrial capitalism, a conceptual basis for his latest filmic work Untitled (Rivers). The 10 minute-long film features a commissioned music score by Fernando Perez that chronicles the multiple origins of guitar-like instruments, such as the Chinese guqin, and their cross-cultural stylistic permutation. The presentation will comprise a photographic and sonic collage to chronicle Tang’s extensive research and film production processes. The event will also feature a live performance of the film’s score by composer Fernando Perez followed by a Q&A session with Tang and Queens Museum Director of Exhibitions/Curator, Hitomi Iwasaki. This event, free with suggested admission, will take place at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, from 4 to 5 p.m.
LONG ISLAND CITY TOURS: QUEENS COOL UNCOVERED
With this tour of Long Island City, one can become exposed to an array of features in this neighborhood. Witness the art scene representing the history and culture of Long Island City, visit different artistic studios and galleries, enjoy a meal at one of the many eateries, have a drink at the microbrewery or take in the Queens nightlife atop an amazing rooftop lounge. Along with those aforementioned sights, tour goers will also see the industrial section of Long Island City, pivotal to understanding the industrial history of New York City itself, and will be able to take in the skyscrapers of Manhattan all from no place else other than Queens. Admission is $65 and location is determined upon purchase. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (800) 979-3370 or (212) 209-3370.
WALKING TOUR OF
FOREST HILLS WITH ADRIENNE ONOFRI
Take a guided tour of one of NYC’s most desirable residential neighborhoods with Adrienne Onofri – travel writer, licensed sightseeing guide and author. Sights on the tour include Forest Hill Gardens, historically significant locales of Forest Hills, along with landmarked buildings, abundant Tudor and Art Deco architecture, and gathering spots that have remained popular for generations in the community. In addition, the tour will visit places associated with local ethnic populations as well as those with a connection to various celebrities who’ve lived in Forest Hills — including author/activist Helen Keller! See walkingtourforesthills.eventbrite.com for more details and to purchase tickets.
TEA AND TORAH
Join Judith Rosenthal and friends of the Hillcrest Jewish Center for one hour of Torah learning and camaraderie. No previous Torah knowledge is necessary. Reading starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike, Hillcrest.
In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Registration is limited. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 990-8625. Class code JR110. Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St., 10 a.m. to noon.
SENIOR FILM SERIES – “THE OTHER SON”
“The Other Son” (2012), directed by Lorraine Levy, 105 min. Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth. In Hebrew and Arabic, with English subtitles.
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. 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 (with a special invitation to seniors).