THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ PRESENTS: THE IMMANUEL WILKINS QUARTET (see below)
JCAL’s First Fridays: “Exposing Politics: A Play of Acts (All Political)”
With a new administration and all the bells and whistles in flux, Exposing Politics: A Play of Acts (All Political) puts this in-flux political atmosphere in context and perspective, which is taken to a new level of style and interaction.
Watch as character Buddy Fletcher reports the horrors of American politics in the form of poetry in a serious, comical and entertaining way. It’ll be sure to have you at the edge of your seat. Playwright Oscar Sanders is an award-winning writer, director, actor, filmmaker and producer who is dedicated to spreading a political message through the art of short film, poetry, plays and novels.
The event begins at 7:30 at JCAL, located on 161-04 Jamaica Ave. For more information, call (718) 658-7400.
THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ PRESENTS: THE IMMANUEL WILKINS QUARTET
The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning will present the legendary Immanuel Wilkins as part of its Thursday Night Jazz program. Wilkins is an American saxophonist, composer, arranger and band leader. While growing up in Philadelphia, he played in his church and dedicated himself to teaching jazz music in such places as the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts.
Immanuel has toured around the world and worked and recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra, Eric Harland, Delfeayo Marsalis, Aaron Parks, Hubert Laws, Gretchen Parlato, Lalah Hathaway, Solange Knowles and Wynton Marsalis. He currently attends The Juilliard School, where he studied with saxophonists Steve Wilson and the late Joe Temperley. Tickets are $10.
AirTrain Jazz Festival Presents: The Agustin Grasso Quartet
The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues with The Agustin Grasso Quartet on the AirTrain Jamaica stage. The festival will pay tribute to Jamaica’s rich jazz history by presenting some of the New York City metropolitan area’s best jazz musicians playing live. The performance begins at 5 p.m. and is free.
The AirTrain Jazz Festival is a co-production of A Better Jamaica and the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District with the marketing support of the Jamaica Arts Council. The effort is funded by New York Council Members Rory Lancman and I. Daneek Miller and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Inaugural Ceremony of Councilwoman Adrienne E. Adams
The inaugural ceremony for newly elected Councilwoman Adrienne E. Adams will be held on Jan. 14. The inauguration is open to the public and all are welcome. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. at the York College Atrium, located on 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. To RSVP, e-mail AAdamsRSVP@gmail.com.
AirTrain Jazz Festival Presents: Andrae Murchison
The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with Andrae Murchison on the AirTrain Jamaica stage. The festival will pay tribute to Jamaica’s rich jazz history by presenting some of the New York City metropolitan area’s best jazz musicians playing live.You can learn more about Andrae Murchison by visiting www.andraemurchison.com.
Register For Internships At Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Youths between the ages of 17 and 24 years are invited to sign up for internships at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. These are paid internship opportunities that include training in leadership, computer and office skills, critical thinking, networking with executives, interview techniques, business etiquette, financial literacy, public speaking, job placement assistance and college planning assistance. The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave., and registration is held on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Afrikan Poetry Theater Presents: An Intro To Acting
Ever thought about a career in drama? Stage performance? You won’t want to miss this eight-week scene study and monologue course on role analysis, stage movement, film and television scripts and contemporary and classical plays. You’ll be working with professionals in the field and perform in a theatrical production. Trips and discounted headshots are just two of the other perks. Facilitated by Russell Jordan, Erica Camarano, Phil John and Phil Galinski.
Class begins Jan. 9 and runs through April 7. The course costs $100 and will be located at 176-03 Jamaica Ave. For more information, call (718) 523-3312.
Community Notices and Meetings
Community Board 12 will hold its monthly meeting on Jan. 17 at the Robert Ross Family Life Center, located at 172-17 Linden Blvd. in St. Albans. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Community Board 13 will hold its general board meeting on Jan. 22. Drop by to raise concerns about your community and be informed. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Bellerose Assembly of God at 240-15 Hillside Ave.
The 103th Community Council meeting will be held Jan. 9 at Presentation Church, located on 88-19 Parsons Blvd. in Jamaica. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
The 105th Community Council meeting will be held on Jan. 31 at the 105th Precinct, located at 92-08 222nd St. in
Queens Village. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
The 113th Community Council Meeting will be held on Jan. 15 at 7 pm at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, located at 122-05 Smith St.
Through Jan. 15
This annual smorgasbord of sweetness includes houses, trees, street signs and other urban fixtures made with gingerbread dough, icing and candy. Workshops are offered, and on Jan. 15, the museum dismantles the municipality and distributes free chunks of it to the public from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th St. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.