What’s Up In Southeast Queens: March 23-29, 2018

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“REASONS TO BE PRETTY” (see below)

March 24
“REASONS TO BE PRETTY”
The York College Theatre Department will present Neil LaBute’s Reasons To Be Pretty. Shot through with compassion for four young working-class friends and lovers, this 2008 Broadway comedy hit is sharp enough to skin the hide off even the thickest-skinned man as it rips into the American male’s false notion of what it means to be beautiful. The play will be performed on March 24 at 7 p.m. and admission ranges from $7 to $10. For more information, call (718) 262-2412. York College Milton Bassin Performing Arts Center is located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica.

Women In Tech
Assemblyman Clyde Vanel will present “Women in Tech.” Join Clyde as he welcomes Dr. Stacie N.C. Grant, Destiny Designers University; Kia Floyd, public policy and community engagement for Facebook; and Kawana King, product and commercial council for Google. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (718) 479-2333. York College is located at 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Think-HBCU

Think HBCU
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Epsilon Pi Omega Chapter) and The Rochdale Village Community Center are encouraging high (and middle) school students to “Think HBCU.” Join them for this HBCU college fair and panel discussion. The panel discussion begins at 12:30 pm. The organizer is Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The event is for students, ages 13 to 19 and runs from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit thinkhbcu.splashthat.com. The Rochdale Village Community Center is located at 169-65 137th Ave. in Jamaica.

Seniors And Caregivers Resource Event
Seniors and caregivers matter. That’s why Christ Church International is hosting a resource event just for them. Come early and stay throughout the day as representatives, subject matter experts from various programs and city agencies bring vital information directly to the community. The event is from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is organized by Christ Church, located at 122-20 Merrill St. in Jamaica. For more information, call (718) 276-2799. The event is free.

Wayside-Stories

“Sideways Stories From Wayside School”
The St. John’s University Chappell Players are gearing up for their annual children’s show. This year, they are performing Sideways Stories from Wayside School, a play based on the popular book series by Louis Sachar. Come find out about Wayside School and why the architect built it 30 stories high—and if the 19th floor really exists. The show should be a blast for both kids and adults. The program starts at 2 p.m. For pricing, visit http://www.sjucptg.com. St. John’s University ‘s The Little Theater is located at 80-00 Utopia Parkway.

Broadway Kids
Broadway stars offer toe-tapping tunes, side-splitting lyrics and captivating characters from popular children’s musicals and animated films. Q&A session included. Admission is $20 to $15. The show will be performed at the Queens Theatre, located at 14 United Nations Ave. S. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The event starts at 3 p.m. on March 24 and 25.

Elizabeth P. Korn, Provocative Woman Artist: Pop and Puckish Classicism
National Endowment of Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professor Sarah Lynn Henry talks about Korn (1900-1979), whose art is on view through April 15. Korn’s evocative assemblages and prints of the 1970s combine classical imagery with found objects and striking forms. The artist trained in Germany in the early 20th century, emigrated in the 1930s, taught, illustrated books and created new work into her 70s. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Voelker Orth Museum, located at 149-19 138th Ave. in Flushing.

 

Compost Giveback
It’s time to get your garden started, and the Queens Botanical Garden is giving away free compost to celebrate. Bring your own bags and bins and stop by the site’s Parking Garden (42-80 Crommelin St.). Although staff will be present to assist if needed, come prepared to fill and carry out your own containers. Compost is made from residential food scraps collected locally and processed at QBG. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The botanical garden is located at 43-50 Main St. in Flushing. For more information, call (718) 886-3800, ext. 500.

Italian-Music-Night

 

March 26
Evening of Italian Musical Enchantment
Violinist Marianatalia Ruscica and guitarist Davide Sciacca began their collaboration in 2012. Their intensive work together has led to an extended repertoire of classical works from the early 19th century, including Niccolò Paganini, Mauro Giuliani, Napoleon Coste and Francesco Molino as well as more contemporary pieces by composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Maximo Diego Pujol, Celso Machado and Andrea Schiavo. Michelle Yom will perform on flute as a guest artist. The free show begins at 6 p.m. The Jamaica Central Library is located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.

Suffragette

March 27
Tuesday Afternoon Movies: “Suffragette”
The film follows the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, who were forced to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal state. The free screening begins at 2 p.m. at the Queens Library’s Central Branch, located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.

Free-Verse

March 28
Free Verse
Free Verse is a weekly writing workshop and open mic that takes place every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Jamaica NeOn center. Each week, participants can write poems and short stories, submit their work to the Free Verse magazine and read them during the open mic at 2:30 p.m. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jamaica NeON, located at 162-24 Jamaica Ave. For more information, call (718) 658-6845.

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