What’s Up In Southeast Queens: April 7-13, 2017


April 7
Young Adults Movie Night
State Sen. Leroy Comrie is holding a movie night for young people in the community. Local residents between the ages of 16 and 24 years can drop by and enjoy a film with fellow members of the community. The night will be free for all and all attendees will receive a free popcorn. Four movies are up for selection, including 2015’s Rocky follow-up “Creed,” the Netflix biographical film “Barry,” which follows the life of a young Barack Obama, 2014’s “Selma,” the film about the march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and 2013’s “The Butler” starring Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at 191-03 115th Ave in St. Albans. For more information, contact the senator’s office at (718) 765-6359.

April 8
“Platanos Y Collard Greens”
“Platanos Y Collard Greens” is the hilarious romantic tale that asks the controversial question: can love between Blacks and Latinos survive?

It tells the story of two college students, strangers from different cultures, who fall in love at first sight— that is, until one of their mothers finds out about the relationship and has a heart attack. Forced to confront and overcome prejudices while defending their bond from family and friends, a tale of learning and acceptance ensues.

Tickets are on sale now for $25 to $50. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the York College Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center, located on 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd in Jamaica. For more information, call (718) 262-3750.

Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc at JCAL: Creative Figures
JCAL and Lincoln Center Boro-Linc present community workshops with Emmett Wigglesworth. Join master artist Wigglesworth in his JCAL Studio for the second in a series of workshops that will include drawing, painting, paper cache, found objects, construction, design and architecture. Saturdays in the month of April will focus on creative figures. These community-engaged projects will be displayed in the JCAL Community Gallery at the end of the season.

Anyone who is above the age of 5 years is invited to attend. To RSVP, visit jcal.org. For more information, email info@jcal.org or call (718) 658-7400.

April 9
A Day of Soul Concert
The Greater Springfield Community Church will present a Day of Soul Concert. On Sunday, the church will celebrate Easter season with festivities for the whole family. A number of big name performers will be at the show, including Lesboogie and Jimmy D, Larry Love, The Renegade Band, Sophisticated Gents, Petawane, Roz Shepard, Stephanie JNote and Wisdom. A stage play will also by performed by Y.E.S.S.

Those who attend are advised to bring their own chairs, so they can comfortably enjoy the day of festivities. The day kicks off at 8 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt for the kids.

The concert will take place at the Great Springfield Church, located on 177-06 129th Ave. in Jamaica. For more information, contact Larry Love at (917) 770-2896

St. John’s University will host a gallery of photographic works by students through May.

St. John’s University will host a gallery of photographic works by students through May.

April 13
Selected Photographs from St. John’s University Library’s Special Collections
“Selected Photographs from St. John’s University Library’s Special Collections” features the work of internationally recognized photographers Manuel Àlvarez Bravo, Elliott Erwitt, Ralph Gibson and Garry Winogrand. Six student curators – Laura Brownlie, Kristen Dorata, Michal Erdogan, Justine McEnerney, Suzanne Nelson and Jonquil Schaller-Harris – each created a mini-monographic exhibition focused on works by a single photographer. The show offers a broad overview of works by major contributors to the history of 20th century photography and showcases the graduate students’ unique curatorial visions.

The exhibition includes photographs donated to the university by S.D. Alimonte and Theodore L. Barba. Selected Photographs from St. John’s University Library’s Special Collections will be on view from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day until May 3.

For more information, call (718) 990-7476 or email stjohnsartgallery@gmail.com.

Thursday Night Jazz at JCAL: Ed Cherry Trio
Join the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning for a night of smooth jazz with the Cherry Trio.

Born in New Haven, Cherry moved to New York in 1978 to play guitar with Dizzy Gillespie from 1978 to 1992, performing in Gillespie’s quartet, big band and with The United Nation Orchestra. Cherry has recorded with Paquito D’Riveras, composer/saxophonist Henry Threadgill, Roy Hargrove’s “Crisol” Latin jazz band and Hammond organist John Patton.

In 2001, Cherry toured Europe and released his CD, ‘The Spirit Speaks,’ on the Canadian Justin Time Records label and it was inspired by the great jazz organist Jimmy Smith with whom he had recently worked. Ed also performed at the Vodaphone Madarao Jazz Festival in 2002 in Madarao, Japan with his quartet, which featured trumpeter Jon Faddis. In 2016, he debuted a new recording released on Posi-Tone Records that was titled “Soul Tree” and featured Kyle Koehler on the Hammond B3 organ and drummer Anwar Marshall.

The show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. For additional information, contact Joyce Chan at joyce@jcal.org.

April 15
Model Casting and Desinger Call for Jamaica Fashion Event
The “Jamaica Just My Style Fashion Event” is scheduled for June 9th from, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For those aspiring to be a model, attend the model casting and designer call set for April 15. Auditions begin at 6 p.m. at Nelema’s Eyebrow Salon and Spa, which is located on 160-01 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica.

Men and women are needed. Bring 8×10 shots. Wear fitted clothing and heels. Do not wear wedges, boots or tennis shoes. For additional information, e-mail vstevens@jamaicacenter.org or call (516) 526-3093.

Until April 21
York College Fine Arts Faculty Show: Those Who Can, Do
Those who can, do…those who teach, also do. Here’s a chance to experience the talent of the faculty of the York College Fine Arts Department. The gallery will feature the works of the following professors: Sally Boon Matthew, Nina Buxenbaum, Zoe Chan, David Antonio Cruz, Andrea Deflice, Jennifer Formica, Nicholas Fraser, Maki Hajikano, Lisa Mackie, Daniel Phelps, Carlos Sandoval, Michael Smith and Maragaret Rose Vendryes.

Don’t miss what promises to be a fine show. The gallery is on display at 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Gallery hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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