Hooray For Hollywood
As part of its First Fridays program, the Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, located at 151-04 Jamaica Ave., will explore the music of Frank Loesser, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and Maury Yeston with cabaret artist Jackie Schiffer during a free event titled Hooray For Hollywood: Songs Of The Glamorous Life. Schiffer is a versatile actor, singer and arts educator who has appeared on many of New York’s leading cabaret and off-Broadway stages. As an interpreter of The Great American Songbook, Schiffer will share music in collaborative dialogue with the audience as well as memorable stories and the culture of Golden Era Hollywood. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2nnojcV.
Screening of “LA 92”
Twenty five years after the Rodney King trial’s verdict sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 shares rarely seen archival footage. The Jamaica Performing Arts Center, located at 153-10 Jamaica Ave., will hold a free screening at 2 p.m.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2DPhsnK.
Hands-On-History: Quilling Paper Crafts
The King Manor Museum, located in the vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street in Rufus King Park, will hold a free event at 1 p.m. during which attendees will learn how to make a 19th century paper craft known as “quilling,” in which paper strips are twirled into tight spirals to make beautiful, lacy shapes. The program is recommended for ages 3 and above. For more information visit, http://bit.ly/2GtCXZ4.
Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band
The Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, located at 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard in Jamaica, will host a performance by Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band at 1 p.m. The group, which is one of Brooklyn’s longest-running musical ensembles, has performed at such venues as the Apollo and BB King’s. The band is best known for its work with Charles Bradley and his James Brown impersonating alter-ego, Black Velvet. The performance is free.
For more information, visit https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/arts-culture-fun-jazz.
Thursday Night Jazz Series
As part of its Thursday Night Jazz Series, the Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning—located at 151-04 Jamaica Ave.—will host a performance by Earprint, a four-part chordless creative collective that merges swing, knotty grooves and anthemic themes. The show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information, visit www.jcal.org/thursday-night-jazz.