Color Me Badd/All-4-One at Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Nov. 16
HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS COURSE
As the holidays are approaching, attend the first ever arts and crafts holiday preparation workshop by the New York Iris Center, located at 10-40 Jackson Ave. in Long Island City. The course will focus on working with various artistic mediums such as modeling clay, paint and beads. The free workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. For bookings or more information, call (718) 482-0909.
The fourth annual Harvest Theatre Festival will open with readings from the Minor Variations Play Series at the Chain Theatre, 21-28 45th Rd., Long Island City and running through Nov. 24. Shows are held Wednesday through Friday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. For information, visit www.variationstheatregroup.com.
COLOR ME BADD/ALL-4-ONE
Queensborough Performing Arts Center will hold a concert featuring two reunited pop acts from the 1990s.
The R&B group Color Me Badd became famous in the early 90s for their hit, “I Wanna Sex You Up.” All-4-One hit the top of the pop charts with hits like “I Swear” and “Someday.” The concert will begin at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $45. For more information, call (718) 631-6311.
Forest Hills library will host a concert with the Jacob Teichroew Group starting at 2:30 p.m. The band will play music from their new album “Tableaux,” as well as covers of classic Jazz artists such as John Coltrane. The library is located at 108-19 71st Ave., Forest Hills.
The opening reception for Queens Botanical Garden’s “Deconstructed Flowers” exhibit will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The series of photographs taken by H. David Stein are on display at the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery until Jan. 25. His works are known for their immensely detailed looks at flowers, using a technique that layers several photographs into a single picture for a view of amazing depth. The exhibit is on display from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to the public.
HEARTBEAT OF LATIN AMERICA
The Thalia Spanish Theatre pays homage to 15 Latin American countries with the Mestizo Dance Company, alongside Harold Gutierrez and his Band. Tickets for the musical dance show are $35 and $32 for students and seniors. On Fridays, tickets are $30 and group rates are available. For more information, visit www.thaliatheatre.org/pages/Event.cfm?EventID=167 or call (718) 729-3880.
The Queens Theatre will present this company of 13 performers, who will perform the malambo dance, a gaucho tradition. These well-trained dancers will put on an energetic performance that includes a heavy rhythm section. As the beat goes on, the dancers throw themselves fully into their performance, creating a very physical, competitive spirit. The show will take place at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. It will also repeat on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $46 for standard seating and $25 for rear seating. Call the box office at (718) 760-0064 for information.
“GUYS AND DOLLS”
Theatre By The Bay, the community theatre group of Bay Terrace Jewish Center, will hold a production of “Guys and Dolls” at 8 p.m. This adaption of the Broadway musical will be directed by Lawrence Bloom. Alan Kingsley is serving as musical director and Michele Mazzocco is serving as choreographer. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and children under 12. The Bay Terrace Jewish Center is located at 13-00 209th St., Bayside. The show will also take place on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.
Reformed Talent will present an open mic night for poetry art and music starting at 8 p.m. at 48-03 Skillman Ave., Queens. Admission is $3. For information, visit www.reformedtalent.com.
A HANUKKAH STORYTIME
The Hillcrest Jewish Center and The Israel Center of Conservative Judism will present a Hanukkah storytime session at Barnes and Noble in Fresh Meadows. Starting at 1 p.m., the event will celebrate the season of Hanukkah, which begins the evening of Nov. 27. The store is located at 176-60 Union Tpke. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble will hold a 3 p.m. performance at Queensborough Performing Arts Center. Established in 1951, its mission is to collect and present folk music and dances from Hungary. For information, call (718) 631-6311.
Raphaelle Segal, a founder of Kedumim, the first modern Jewish community in Samaria, will speak at the Hillcrest Jewish Center. At 12:30 p.m., she will discuss recent events in Israel and the impact they are having on communities in Judea and Samaria. The program is free and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling (718) 380-4145. The Hillcrest Jewish Center is located at 183-02 Union Tpke.
THE BIRDS OF ISRAEL
The Queens County Bird Club will host a presentation on the birds of Israel at 8 p.m. at the Alley Pond Environmental Center. Eric Salzman, a composer who is also an active writer on birds, will discuss how Israel is located on one of the world’s greatest bird migration courses. Many birds that travel between Africa and Eurasia pass through Israel. The free event will include light refreshments. Alley Pond Environmental Center is located at 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.
The Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society will host artist Madeline Lovallo starting at 1 p.m. at 93-34 91st Ave. Lovallo is a prominent artist who has painted many local relics in southern Queens including the Forest Park Carousel, shoreline images at Jamaica Bay and views from the sidewalks on Jamaica Avenue. She also has her work displayed in Councilman Eric Ulrich’s office.
Music & Film Event presents multi-award winning singer-songwriter LiLi Roquelin, as she features the premiere of her new music video,“The Only One,” directed by Kyle Lavore. She will perform at the Hell Gate Social, located at 12-21 Astoria Blvd. at 7 p.m. The show is free to attend. For more information, visit www.weheartastoria.com/astoria-events-calendar/#sthash.cjRiOiKR.dpuf.com. For a profile of Roquelin, see QConfidential on page 42.
GESTURE AND BEYOND
Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum will open its latest exhibit, “The Art of Ink in America 2013/2014: Gesture and Beyond, An East/West Exhibition of Contemporary Calligraphy.” The abstract pieces will demonstrate the different forms and innovative techniques available to contemporary ink painters. The opening reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the museum.