What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Nov. 10-16, 2017

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Nov. 14
TUESDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE – “MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS”
In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called upon to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Drop by the Queens Library Central Branch, located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica, for a screening of this classic film by Sidney Lumet. The film will begin at 2 p.m. For information, call (718) 990-0700.

Nov. 30
The R&B Extravaganza:
A Black Spectrum Theatre Fundraiser
The Black Spectrum Theatre Company and Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center will present “The R&B Extravaganza” — a fundraiser for the Black Spectrum Theatre Company.
Don’t miss this extraordinary concert that will feature the following artists: Carl Thomas, Case, Lil Moe, Intro, Mr. Cheeks and comedian Jamie Roberts. The show will be hosted by Ray Dejon.
Advance tickets can be secured at the Black Spectrum Theatre Company, York College Milton Bassin Performing Arts Center or online at Eventbrite. Those interested can also call (718) 262-2840 for more information or to purchase tickets. Balcony tickets cost $30, general admission is $45 and VIP tickets are $100. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Milton Bassin Performing Arts Center, located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica.

Access-A-Ride Know Your Rights Forum
State Sen. Leroy Comrie’s office is partnering with the Access-A-Ride Reform Group to conduct a Know Your Rights Forum at the end of the month. The Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG) is an advocacy and legal services coalition dedicated to helping and advocating for New Yorkers with disabilities who use the paratransit system.  

If you or someone you know struggles with constant delays, excessive trip times, language access or poor service in the paratransit system, RSVP for a Know-Your-Rights training for paratransit users.
The event will take place at the Fullness of Joy Ministrises, located at 113-39 Farmers Blvd. in St. Albans. It will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call (718) 765-6359  or email abbady@nysenate.govto reserve a space.

Jazz Festival Featuring The Steve Palmore Trio
The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with The Steve Palmore Trio on the AirTrain Jamaica stage. The event 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 The Steve Palmore Trio by visiting: www.stevepalmore.com

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.

Ongoing
Diamonds, Rings and Courts: Sport Is More Than a Game
This exhibition is inspired by SJU’s legendary athletic achievements. It brings together 15 artists who repurpose and deconstruct the ubiquitous language and symbolism of sport.

Diamonds, Rings & Courts will feature several artists, including Gina Adams, Emma Amos, Holly Bass, Derek Fordjour, Jeff & Gordon, Dave Johnson, Shaun Leonardo, JC Lenochan, Andrea Katz, Ray Materson, Leah Modigliani, Cheryl Pope, Ronny Quevedo, Karen Shaw, Natalie Shields, Jean Shin, Kevin J. Varrone and Lee Walton.

The exhibit runs through to Nov. 17 at the St. John’s University Art Gallery, located at 8000 Utopia Parkway in Jamaica.

Artists Co-Op 2017
Artists Co-Op 2017 is the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning’s fourth annual exhibition of work by artists who are based in Queens. Selected by a panel of fellow artists through an open call, Artists Co-Op 2017 aims to showcase the talent in the borough and connect a local audience with the artists in their community. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 11.

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