5 Boroughs Music Festival
As part of a festival that brings affordable chamber music to all corners of the city, Quicksilver offers “Off The Beaten Track: Chamber Works from Moravia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and Beyond.” Tickets range from $10 to $15, 7 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2pyA2WG.
Crime Scenes: Donald Westlake on Film
Donald Westlake wrote almost 100 novels, his most influential being the Parker series. More than 30 films have been made from his books. This series will screen a few of them: “Point Blank” on May 12 at 7 p.m., “The Stepfather” on May 13 at 2 p.m., “The Grifters” on May 13 at 4 p.m., “Cops and Robbers” on May 14 at 2 p.m., “Made in U.S.A.” on May 14 at 4 p.m., “The Hot Rock” and “The Outfit” on May 14 at 6 p.m. $15, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2q5Jkcw.
KaNu Dance Theater and Johnnie Cruise Mercer/TheREDProjectNYC perform at this monthly dance showcase. The performance runs through May 13. 8 p.m., $15, Green Space, 37-24 24th St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2p5fpoc.
“The Miracle Worker”
In this powerful play, dedicated teacher Annie Sullivan struggles to reach Helen Keller, but she must also confront a domineering father, heartbroken mother and resentful brother. The show will be performed on May 12 at 8 p.m., May 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., May 14 and 21 at 3 p.m. and May 18 at 2 p.m. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2o5ChQP.
Mother’s Day Nature Facials
Spend quality time with mom and liberate your skin with mint, honey, cucumbers, bananas, crushed oats, egg whites, tranquil music and scented candles. $42 per pair, 9:30 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2p6xbCv.
“From My Mother’s Mother”
A Korean tradition is that mothers prepare seaweed soup for their post-natal daughters to assist in recovery. This chamber opera deals with love and reconciliation as a mother’s broth is rejected. The performance is in English with English and Korean subtitles. $10, but free for all mothers, 7:30 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2plXXuE.
Catch the Cool: City Through My Senses
This drop-in festival will feature bilingual story time, a family photo booth, Panorama Gallery hunt and live performances, plus I am Yoga, story time and yoga movement with author and yoga teacher Susan Verde. 2 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2pJwdzz.
Bird Walks with NYC Audubon
Spot and identify creatures of flight with experts from the New York Audubon Society during this event at the Queens Botanical Garden. Free, 9:30 a.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2qJpKmZ.
Mugworts Beware Volunteer Day
Learn how to identify and remove invasive mugwort from the Meadow Lake shoreline. All tools provided. Free, but space is limited and registration is required, 10 a.m., meet at Meadow Lake Boathouse, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://on.nyc.gov/2q3JuV1.
Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
This Pakistani megastar of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Muslim Sufis, will hold a sit-down performance with saxophone, guitar, tabla, keyboard, drums and base guitar. Tickets range from $39 to $259. 7 p.m., Colden Auditorium at Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2qJh143.
The Dream Unfinished Activist Orchestra Chamber Concert: Black Excellence
This ensemble uses classical music as a platform to engage audiences with issues related to racial and social justice. Free, 4 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2pOXIbN.
Mother’s Day World’s Fair Walking Tours with Roses
Every mom gets a chocolate rose on this tour of the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, New York Hall of Science, Time Capsules, Underground Home and more. Free, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., meet at the Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://on.nyc.gov/2paKcei.
Queens Symphony Orchestra
This local ensemble performs “Peter and the Wolf,” Mozart’s “Overture” from “The Marriage of Figaro” and Rossini’s “Overture” from “The Thieving Magpie.” Free, 3 p.m., Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2phDmo6.
This monthly new works showcase at Green Space features five to six choreographers and a post-performance discussion with wine. $12, 7 p.m., Green Space, 37-24 24th St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2p5fpoc.
Trump, Israel and the Middle East
Professor Mark Rosenblum, who directs Queens College’s Ibrahim Student Leadership and Dialogue Middle East Program, will discuss President Donald Trump’s policies for Israel and its neighbors. $8 suggested donation, 1:30 p.m., Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2qMkYnU.
Queens Symphony Orchestra
Spend a night at the opera with Verdi, Puccini and Rossini during this performance by the Queens Symphony Orchestra. Free, 7 p.m., Russo’s On The Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, http://bit.ly/2ntggx8.
Opening for Hike to Hell Gate Exhibit
Check out 30 images from a March walking tour that went from Socrates Sculpture Park to the Hell Gate Bridge. Free, 7 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, http://bit.ly/2q7RLYi.
“Some Like it Hot”
In this classic 1959 Billy Wilder comedy, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis witness a mob hit, then elude their pursuers disguised as women in an all-girl band that includes Marilyn Monroe. Stay for a post-screening discussion. 2 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2pejBxb.
From Ireland to Cuba In Two Hours
Official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum will leads a tour of Queens locales with Thai, Filipino, South Asian, Himalayan, South American, Mexican, Cuban and Dominican influences. $20, 6 p.m., meet at The Cuckoo’s Nest, 61-04 Woodside Ave., Woodside. Those interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queens County Bird Club
Kathleen Lynch, Ph.D., lectures on avian brood parasites at Alley Pond Environmental Center. Free, 8 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2pJq4ni.
Michelle Boulé: “The Monomyth”
This solo piece illuminates the emotional and choreographic transformation of the feminine/feminist hero. Performances will be held on Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. through May 27. $20, The Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/2peeXPG.