Events In Queens: March 17-23, 2017

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BODA MEXICANA (see below)

FRIDAY 3/17
Take Root
The troupe mishiDance explores the experience of commuting. Sans Limites Dance grapples with gravity: fighting it, giving into it, becoming overpowered by it and re-emerging from it. $15, 8 p.m. (on March 17 and 18), Green Space, 37-24 24th St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2d3hNSz.

The Pink Underground Artist Showcase
Comedian Kim Fowler leads a night of live music, body paint exhibitions, Neo Soul, food, poetry, wine and underground creativity. $10, 6 p.m., Nelema’s Spa, 160-01 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2nmnXCJ.

SATURDAY 3/18
Boda Mexicana

Calpulli Mexican Dance tells a story of two people as expressed by different ethnic groups, eras and traditions. It explores folk and native traditions from across Mexico, including the courtship, request for hand in marriage, meeting of the in-laws and a wedding feast. $25, 8 p.m. (and March 19 at 3 p.m.), Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2ng8OGa.

Treehouse Shakers: Olive and Pearl
This puppetry performance is about a young girl being lovingly raised by her granny. Audience members will sit in the home, which consists of soft felts, crocheted squares and colorful fabrics, during the performance. Workshops will be held at 10:15 am and 1:30 pm and there will be puppet-making with household objects, storytelling, creative drama based on folktales, finger tales and poetry. $7 general admission and $4 for children, 11 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 135-37 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2lGNSq1.

Alley Creek Salt Marsh Restoration
Volunteers at this event will place logs made out of rolled coconut fiber to help shrink expanding tidal pools and restore historic salt marsh. The work will help to conserve the longevity of the Alley Creek salt marsh for birds, crabs, mussels and other local wildlife. Due to the physical nature of this project, volunteers must be 18 years and older. Waders will be provided and registration is required. Free, 9 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/alley-creek-salt-marsh-restoration.

Wine, Women and Song
The Theatre by the Bay will host a musical tribute to women consisting of tunes by popular songwriters from the 1920s through the 1950s. $22 general admission and $20 for children and seniors, 8:30 p.m. (and March 19 at 3 p.m.), Theatre by the Bay, 13-00 209th St., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2dIpqC8.

Nocturnal Hike
Participants will be able to stroll with Urban Park Rangers and observe birds at Willow Lake. Free, 7 p.m., Meet at Albert H. Mauro Playground, Park Drive East and 73rd Avenue Terrace, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://on.nyc.gov/2ng1Pgj.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
As 2011 survey by the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10 percent of its contributors identify as female. During this event, volunteers will update Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. 3 p.m., Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2mT0Z8i.

Cinema Saturdays
Visitors to the Greater Astoria Historical Society will be able to watch a 1947 Charlie Chaplin film that won an Oscar for best original screenplay. In “Monsieur Verdoux,” a suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money. However, the job has some occupational hazards. Free, 1 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, http://bit.ly/2mCCmdS.

Stargazing Astronomy
Professor Mark Freilich starts with a Q&A on basic astronomy, followed by outdoor viewing with a professional telescope. Participants can bring telescopes and binoculars. $15, 7:30 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2mCNkAe.

NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park
Open Run is a community based, volunteer led running initiative that brings weekly runs to local neighborhood parks across the five boroughs. The finish line is open until the last person is done. Course are typically 2.5 to three miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run, which is open to all ages. Free, 9 a.m., Astoria Park Track, Astoria Park, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park.

SUNDAY 3/19
Billy Porter

Tony-winning Broadway star Billy Porter is a singer, composer, actor, playwright and director. His resume includes stints with “Kinky Boots,” “Miss Saigon,” “Grease” and “Dreamgirls.” During this event, he will perform songs from these roles and tributes to artists who inspire him. Tickets range from $35 to $42, 3 p.m., Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2n1zz0k.

Susana Baca and Nano Stern
Baca is an Afro-Peruvian musical legend who sings protest and romantic songs, while Stern is a rising star who prefers traditional Chilean music. Tickets range from $30 to $50, 3 p.m., LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2nmaCKy.

UN Earth Day
Organized by the United Nations Association’s Queens chapter, the program includes a panel discussion and audience dialogue. Topics include government actions that harm the environment, drinking water and bird habitats. The event will also include poetry, songs, and light refreshments. 1 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2ngjV1P.

The Devil in New York: The Witchcraft Trial of Goody Garlick
Stony Brook University’s Tara Rider will discuss witchcraft hysteria in 17th century New York. Free, but registration is required, 2 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2nglmgR.

Fertile Ground
This monthly new works showcase features five to six choreographers and a post performance discussion with wine and cheese. $12, 7 p.m., Green Space, 37-24 24th St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2cLWk1d.

Guided Tour
An expert will explain Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center at the Noguchi Museum., which sent Japanese citizens and Japanese-American citizens to internment camps. Free, 1 p.m., Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2mCLrmO.

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