Events In Queens: Oct. 20-26, 2017

Spotlight

“Sense and Sensibility” (see below)

FRIDAY 10/20
“Sense and Sensibility”
The Queens Theatre will hold four presentations of the classic Jane Austen tale of seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise. The story is set in England in the late 18th century, and two sisters are forced to leave their comfortable lives after their father’s untimely death. The show runs through Oct. 22. Tickets range from $20 to $45. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2ys0nMn.

Queens Consort: The Riches of Italy
King Manor Museum will offer an evening of 18th century Italian baroque music—including Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Gallo—by a local baroque ensemble playing authentic baroque instruments at baroque pitch and in period style. 6:30 p.m. General admission is $15, while seniors and students pay $10. King Manor Museum, King Park, 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, http://bit.ly/2yoHPuA.

SATURDAY 10/21
Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo
Experience Betsayda Machado, the icon of African-Venezuelan music, and the passion, color, contagious beats and rhythm she brings to the stage. There will be a dance workshop at 7 p.m. The performance begins at 8 p.m. $16. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2yfItwJ.

Ustad Shafaat Khan
This sitar and tabla master blends Indian traditional and folk music with his fusion group, East Meets West. Henna art and demos start at 1 p.m. The musical performance kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2tVuHOf.

Tour of Corona and East Elmhurst
Walk and learn about local houses of worship, former homes of jazz legends and scientific history. The trip ends with lunch and a lively discussion at a popular Corona restaurant. 11 a.m. Admission is $19, which includes a full pictorial color brochure. More info: http://bit.ly/2yMCtN4.

Fall Festival
During this event at King Manor Museum, attendees can make apple cider, a corn husk doll and crazy quilt. Watch an historic cooking demo. Free, 1 p.m. King Manor Museum, King Park, 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, http://bit.ly/2xKK5PM.

Queens Consort: The Riches of Italy
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will present a night of 18th century Italian baroque music—including Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Gallo—by a local baroque ensemble playing authentic baroque instruments at baroque pitch and in period style. 7 p.m. General admission is $20, while seniors and students pay $15. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 33-50 82nd St., Jackson Heights, http://bit.ly/2yoHPuA.

Preparing Your Garden For Winter
The Queens Botanical Garden will provide details to attendees on how to put their gardens to bed for the season. QBG Farm and Compost’s staff will teach participants on how to care for soil during the fall and winter as well as discuss soil testing, covering crops, mulching and compost application. Admission to the garden is $6. 10 a.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/preparing-your-garden-for-winter

SUNDAY 10/22
“The Last of the Mohicans,” Times Three
Watch three versions at the Museum of the Moving Image of this love story involving the adopted white son of a Mohican warrior and an English general’s daughter. The 1936 film shows at 2 p.m. The 1992 movie, which was directed by Michael Mann, screens at 4 p.m. The director’s cut of the 1992 film is at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for one film or $30 for a full-day pass. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts Studio, http://bit.ly/2yNrQcE.

Celebrate Mexico Now Festival
The Queens Museum will present original videos mixed with original pieces by Mexican composers Carlo Nicolau (violin), Vicente Rojo Cama (electronics) and Vanessa García Lembo (video). The concert features amplified violins and electro-acoustic sounds, instruments, musical textures, ambiences and images. 3 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2zsCgf1.

Mapping Thoughts
Ingrid Burrington talks about her displaying exhibition First I Was Afraid… The artist investigates technology, data infrastructure and information networks in New York City. She will also share her fieldwork on tracking and analyzing NYC’s internet infrastructure. Free, 3 p.m., Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45th Ave., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2wSk14f.

MONDAY 10/23
Golda Meir
Francine Klagsbrun discusses her new biography on Israel’s fourth prime minister. Meir negotiated arms deals with President Richard Nixon, agonized over understanding Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and had dozens of clandestine meetings with Jordan’s King Hussein. Her career ended in tragedy when Israel was unprepared for the surprise attack by Egypt and Syria on Yom Kippur in 1973. 1:30 p.m., $8 suggested donation. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2xJgOjS.

Immigrant Voices
Rachel Wu from Queens College’s Urban Studies Department lectures on the gentrification of Flushing. General admission is $5, while students and seniors pay $3. 2:30 p.m. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2xIGstX.

TUESDAY 10/24
Women’s Voting Rights
The Greater Astoria Historical Society will host a discussion of a book that examines the early decades of the women’s rights suffrage movement and the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. Free, 6:30 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2gIYFNc.

WEDNESDAY 10/25
Pup Crawl
This event includes a three-hour tour of Long Island City with a guide and beer expert. Participants can bring their dogs in costumes. All establishments are pet-friendly. $35 includes beer, pizza and a gift bag with dog goodies. Proceeds benefit a local animal rescue. 7 p.m. Meet at John Murray Playground Dog Run, 11-99 45th Rd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2zcTBr7.

Gonzalo Fonseca Exhibition
The Noguchi Museum is displaying a retrospective featuring approximately 80 pieces—most of which are sculptures in stone, drawings and notebooks—by an Uruguayan-born modernist who played an influential role in the development of modern Latin American art. The exhibit will remain on display through March 11, 2018. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2kTn6fw.

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