A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS (See below)
R&B Holiday Bash with K-Ci and JoJo, Ginuwine and 112
R&B legends will perform their hits during this holiday bash Expect favorites such as “Only You,” “Let’s Get Married” and “Pony.” Tickets range from $59 to $109. 8 p.m. Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College’s Colden Auditorium, vicinity of Kissena Boulevard and Reeves Avenue, Flushing, http://bit.ly/2z3AFLS.
Thanksgiving Recess Family Programs
Enjoy the long weekend with daily matinees, drop-in art making and animation projects and the Swedish Chef. The schedule includes Ratatouille and workshops at 11 a.m. on Nov. 24, The Great Muppet Caper at 2 p.m. on Nov. 24, Ratatouille and workshops at 11 a.m. on Nov. 25, The Great Muppet Caper at 2 p.m. on Nov. 25, Ratatouille and workshops at 11 a.m. on Nov. 26, The Great Muppet Caper at 2 p.m. on Nov. 26. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2mPykCT.
Pictures With Santa
Bring a camera and enjoy the New York City Brass Entourage and Opera On Tap Carolers. Santa’s helpers provide candy canes and gifts while supplies last. Many stores are open late. Noon, 71st Avenue Plaza at Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood, http://bit.ly/2hHpe5J.
A Very Electric Christmas
Lightwire Theater presents this children’s story—performed in darkness with electroluminescent artistry—about a young bird that gets blown off course during a snowstorm and ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, he meets caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King. $14, performances at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2hOKauY.
The North Country Center for the Arts National Touring Company presents a classic that is overflowing with music, laughter, some really scary ghosts and one extremely grumpy old man. Tickets range from $35 to $40, 3 p.m., Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2zXjpJB.
Stroll and taste Greek, Brazilian, Venezuelan, Balkan, North African and Chilean specialties. Pass and discuss such sites as Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Museum of the Moving Image. $57, 11 a.m. Meet in front of Rio Market, 32-15 36th Ave., Astoria, http://bit.ly/2AZpy78.
The city’s Parks Department will host a competitive double elimination volleyball tournament for New Yorkers, ages 16 and above. Six to eight teams will participate with a limit of eight players per team. To join the competition, call (718) 353-7853. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/volleyball-tournament.
Story Time And Craft
The Queens Botanical Garden will host a relaxing afternoon for children that will feature nature-inspired stories and a botanically-themed craft activity. The class is aimed at ages 10 years and below. Admission is $6 for seniors, $4 for students with ID and children, $2 for children (ages 3 years and below) and free for members. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/11/26/storytime-craft.
The Origins Of The Women’s Rights Movement
The Greater Astoria Historical Society will host a discussion of the book Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement. The year 2017 marks the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State and, in 2020, the nation will celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Free, 6:30 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2hOFiWS.
The Moth StorySLAM
Storytellers put their names in The Moth Hat. Names are picked and they take the stage to spin yarns. The theme for the event will be “fakes.” $10, 7:30 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2z3cixU.
Cinema Series: “Incident At Vichy”
Adapted from Arthur Miller’s play, this film focuses on men in Vichy France who were detained for what turns out to be their “racial” inspection by German military officers and Vichy French police during World War II. It focuses on human nature, guilt, fear and complicity and examines how the Nazis were able to perpetrate the Holocaust with so little resistance. 12:10 p.m. Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2haQR6E.
Keely Garfield Dance: Perfect Piranha
This piece moves in circles through shady movement to fully articulated declarative dancing. It emerges as an uninterrupted flow of continuous movement, veering between a whisper and a roar. Performances will be held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. The show runs through Dec. 9. The Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2zXGtb6.
“Ex Libris: The New York Public Library”
Frederick Wiseman, who has made 42 documentaries, screens his latest work on the New York Public Library. Learn about everything from the Fifth Avenue main branch to the Schomburg Center in Harlem to the 92 branches across Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. The remaining schedule includes showings at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Nov. 25 and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Nov. 26. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2hv2Vn4.
Rialto Pictures: 20 Films For 20 Years
Bruce Goldstein launched Rialto Pictures in 1997 with the philosophy that classics should be freshly marketed to new audiences. This means 35mm prints, digital restorations and new subtitles in some instances. On Rialto’s 20th anniversary, the museum presents 20 of its finest pictures. The remaining schedule includes The Man Who Fell to Earth at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24, The Phantom of Liberty at 4 p.m. on Nov. 25, The Battle of Algiers at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 25, Army of Shadows at 4 p.m. on Nov. 26, This Is Spinal Tap at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26, Grand Illusion at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1, The Third Man at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2, Went the Day Well at 3 p.m. on Dec. 3, Le Trou at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, Rififi at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8, The Fallen Idol at 3 p.m. on Dec. 9, It Always Rains on Sunday at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9, Hiroshima, Mon Amour at 4 p.m. on Dec. 10, Tales of Hoffmann at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 10, and Metropolitan at 7 p.m. on Dec. 29. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2zBjsgB.