Events In Queens: March 3-9, 2017

spotlight-of-the-week

FRIDAY 3/3
“BLACK COFFEE”
The Parkside Players, a local theater troupe, presents this Agatha Christie mystery. A scientist has a formula that could change the world and someone is willing to kill to get it. Is it a family member, a staffer or a stranger currently visiting his house? The show will be performed on March 3 and 4. $17 or $15 for seniors, 8 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2m3NLWo.

SATURDAY 3/4
Tenth Annual Panorama Challenge
During this event at the Queens Museum, teams will answer questions about New York City and locate the answers on the Panorama, which is the world’s largest three-dimensional model of the Big Apple. Categories will include “Seinfeld,” Snow in the City, Traveling by Subway and Forts.

$15 online or $20 at the door, 6 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2mx82Rs.

The Chieftains
These six-time Grammy winners have reinvented Irish music, blending tradition with modernity. Paddy Moloney shares the stage during the show at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium. Tickets range from $39 to $69. 8 p.m., Colden Auditorium at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2mmFdu4.

Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars
This group, which formed in a refugee camp during the country’s civil war approximately 15 years ago, introduces the music of Sierra Leone with an overview of the genres, a demonstration of each style and a broader discussion of African rhythms. Flushing Town Hall will hold interactive arts workshop at 1 pm. $13 general admission, $8 for children, 2:15 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2m3ZuEm.

Compost 101
Attendees will learn how to compost in community gardens. The workshop will cover feed stocks, elements, basic tools and site design to successfully compost your garden waste and food scraps. The event also includes hands-on activity to engage participants in feedstock identification and carbon nitrogen ratios necessary for optimal decomposition rates of materials. $6, 2 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/compost-101.

“Spirits of Another Sort”
This one-hour adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” examines war, chaos and otherness. It stars an integrated cast of able bodied, physically disabled and intellectually disabled actors. Free with a $10 suggested donation. 2 p.m. and 8p.m.; March 5 at 3 p.m., Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2mwEqUc.

Opening Reception for The Divine Female
Artists Eduardo Anievas and Yelena Tylkina present “an expression of appreciation and love for all women” to celebrate Women’s History Month. The Local Gallery’s reception will include free tapas and traditional Russian and Spanish food. The exhibit runs until March 19. Free, 6 p.m., The Local Gallery, 13-02 44th Ave., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2mweDvn.

EAF16 Closing Celebration
The sculpture park’s annual exhibition closes on March 12 and this event honors the artists with site-specific choreography, kite-flying and creativity. Free, 2 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2lrlGEY.

Temporary Walls
Working at the intersection of sculpture, drawing and dance, Lauren Bakst and Yuri Masnyj present Temporary Walls, an installation and performance piece made for the venue’s basement. 3 p.m., Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2lMIHoa.

Scented Sachets
Visitors to the King Manor Museum will learn how early Americans used flowers and herbs to create sweet fragrances. Attendees can also make potpourri to go. Free, 1 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2mwClrx.

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.

Dance and Castanets
The Thalia Spanish Theatre is hosting two-hour dance and castanets classes every Saturday. The classes will be led by a bilingual instructor, Yloy Ybarra. $250, 11 a.m., Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, http://www.thaliatheatre.org/production.cfm?p=211.

SUNDAY 3/5
St. Pat’s For All Parade
TV icon Phil Donahue and human rights advocate Anastasia Somoza are the grand marshals of this 18th annual, LGBTQ-friendly parade. The lineup begins at 1 p.m. and step off is at 2 p.m. at Skillman Avenue and 43rd Street in Sunnyside. The route goes east on Skillman Avenue to Woodside, http://bit.ly/2mnrzXV.

Sand Drawing Open Studio
Stage artist Kimi Maeda will teach attendees how to draw images in sand during this event at the Noguchi Museum. 11 a.m., Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2cx66Cm.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
This dynamic showcase of Taiwanese dancing and choreography will be followed by a panel discussion. $16 general admission, $10 for seniors and free for teenagers, 1 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2l5cRod.

MONDAY 3/6
ReelAbilities Film Festival
The citywide film festival will kick off its series of award-winning movies by – and about – people with disabilities, plus discussions and author talks. “Swim Team” (March 5 at 10 a.m.) is about New Jersey parents who found a swim team for children on the autism spectrum. Then, catch an afternoon of shorts on autism, Parkinson’s Disease and personal and family relationships on March 5 at 1 p.m. “My Hero Brother” (March 6 at 12:30 p.m.) follows a group of young adults with Down syndrome who trek through the Himalayas with their siblings. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2l4Qfnz.

Forgiveness Community Workshop
Presented by B3W Performance Group, this workshop provides an opportunity for community members to share stories through reflective conversation and movement. The event aims to intersect the arts with community by exploring the unraveling, the consequences and expressions of multiple viewpoints and stories of forgiveness. Through March 20. Free, 6:30 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, www.flushingtownhall.org/event/8cb29bba43d7624368b37838453d2238.

TUESDAY 3/7
Project Luz: Photography Workshop
During this Spanish speaking event, Artist Sol Aramendi, founder of Project Luz, teaches introductory photo techniques and reflections. 10 a.m., Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2mDrDi1.

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