What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Feb. 3-9, 2017


Through the use of narratives, spoken word and dramatic scenes of rage, resistance and revelry, Tru Bone will help you experience the deep hurt, spiritual joy and ultimate resolve of resistance. With an ensemble cast underscored by African drums, vocalists and a myriad mix of multimedia of both sight and sound, this is a one 90-minute tour de force that you won’t soon forget.

General admission is $20. Tickets can be purchased online at yorkpac.com or on site at the box office. The show is set for Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. and Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, call (718) 262-2840.

Feb. 9

Thursday Night Jazz at JCAL
The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning continues their monthly tradition of showcasing the Queens jazz scene. For the month of February, JCAL will host Jun Miyake. Miyake who currently lives in Astoria and is originally from Hyogo, Japan, studied woodwinds at the Jazz School of Kyoto and flute at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Miyake will introduce one of the most important traditional and improvisational musicians of Mongolia: Delehei.

Described as Mongolian folk at its absolute best, Delehei plays eight instruments – and while most of them are traditional to Mongolian folk, including throat singing, Delehei also incorporates contemporary elements into his music.

The show will begin at 8 p.m. at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave. Admission is $10.

For additional information, contact Joyce Chan at joyce@jcal.org

Feb. 11

JCAL Presents The Wiz
The Wiz, the off-Broadway smash hit musical with lively staging, exuberant performances and powerhouse singing is coming to Southeast Queens. Come see the a reimagining of the classic Wizard of Oz tale, performed by the New York Black Arts Festival. The production is a one night only Black History Month presentation that will be memorable for the entire family.

The show will take place at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center located at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 11. Ease on down while tickets last!

General admission is $15. Seniors and students can get tickets at a special discounted price of $10.
For more information, call (718) 658-7400

Reoccurring Events

Feb. – May 2017

The Genius of Geoffrey Holder
Born and raised in Trinidad, Geoffrey Holder revealed his genius in his long career in dance, theater, film, music and art. As a choreographer, designer, director and actor, Holder is well represented in all of the research and circulating collections of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. In this exhibition, he is honored for his career in dance and theater, Tony Award-winning work as director and costume designer for “The Wiz,” and contributions to the repertory of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

The exhibit is free and will remain at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave., through May.

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