Black Violin, Flushing Town Hall, Saturday, 4/12 (see below).
THE MARK WADE TRIO
Bassist and composer Mark Wade leads his dynamic trio in an evening of original jazz compositions at Flushing Town Hall. The trio, featuring Tim Harrison on piano and Scott Neumann on drums, will debut a lineup of music that is melody-driven and explores a combination of jazz styles and forms. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for members and students. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.
THE NAZIS: A WARNING FROM HISTORY
The final segment of this three-part film presentation on how the Nazi Party came to power in Germany will start at noon. Taking place at the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center, the films will look at an account of mass killings in occupied territories after the invasion of the Soviet Union and will explore why Germany kept fighting when military defeat was inevitable. The center is located on the campus of Queensborough Community College. Call (718) 281-5770 for information.
READ TO A CHILD WITH RIIS SETTLEMENT!
Looking for a way to give back to the Long Island City community? Join the Jacob Riis Settlement House to read to a child, starting at 4 p.m. The Riis Settlement is a community-based non-profit organization that offers services to youth, adult and senior community members in western Queens and it’s looking for local volunteers. Join them to share the love of reading with a child at the Riis Academy – P.S. 166 Campus, located at 33-09 35th Ave. Light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, contact Vinitha Shetty or Leslie Warren at (718) 784-7447 Ext. 133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
QCA PRESENTS THE ART OF GHOST DUMPLINGS
Find out what happens when the Chinese Hungry Ghost festival and a Rockaway Beach block party falls under the same full moon! Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, QCA’s Executive Director and children’s book author/illustrator shows artwork from her newest children’s book, The Hungry Ghost, whose original manuscript and illustrations were lost in Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The QCA is located at 37-11 35th Ave. The event starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $75 and all Proceeds will support scholarships for QCA’s High School to Art School Portfolio Development Program.
American hip-hop duo, Kev Marcus (violin) and Wil B (viola), are classically trained string instrumentalists who meld highbrow and pop culture into a single genre-busting act. The two musicians will play songs from their second album, “Classically Trained,” at Flushing Town Hall at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $12 for the general audience, $10 for members and $8 for children.
Join the Queens Museum for afternoon screenings of two documentaries exploring the work of the Los Angeles Poverty Department. “The Real Deal,” airing at 2 p.m., chronicles the evolution and impact of LAPD since the founding in 1985. “Agentes y Activos,” airing at 3:30 p.m., provides an in-depth look at the production and reception of one of their seminal works. Call (718) 592-9700 for information.
THE NEW YORK TENORS
The New York Tenors will make their way to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center for a concert at 8 p.m. Taking inspiration from The Three Tenors, The New York Tenors are a trio of New York’s premier voices. Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Michael Amante have joined together to honor New York with their singing. Rodriguez is well-known as the City police officer whose voice comforted the nation in the days following 9-11. Tickets are $40. Call the box office at (718) 631-6311 for information or tickets.
WORLD’S FAIR TOUR
Join Forgotten NY’s Kevin Walsh and Rich Melnick of the Greater Astoria Historical Society in exploring the remnants of two World’s Fairs, 1939-40 and 1964-65, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, including where Pope Paul VI preached, the remains of a swimming amphitheater and a time capsule not to be opened until 6964. Meet at the boardwalk leading to FMCP south of the 7 train station at Willets Point at noon. The tour will last three hours. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for the general public.
Join the Queens County Farm Museum in its apple orchard for a carnival this weekend. Rides, midway games and prizes, hayrides and children’s entertainment make this a fun-family event. The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and repeats on April 13. It costs $11 per person for all ages to enter the grounds. Carnival rides are included with admission. The farm is located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
James Elkins, author of Artists with PhDs, will join BFAMFAPHD.com in a dialog about or a conversation about his work and our collective power. Taking place at the Queens Museum, the talk runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
THE MONSTER WHO ATE MY PEAS
Queens Theatre will present this new musical, based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner. It tells the story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. First, it’s the boy’s soccer ball. But, when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears? Tickets are $14. The show will run at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
PASSOVER BEGINS AT SUNDOWN
GREEN GARDEN – GREEN PLANTS DAY
Come get into the nitty-gritty and greener environment at the Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing. Celebrate Earth Day with some urban gardening from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for members, $4 for the general public. Students and small children are free.
The First Presbyterian Church of Newtown will present a joint Easter Concert of religious music by the church’s Chancel Choir and Harmonious Chorus at 7:30 p.m. in the 1895 Sanctuary, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For information, visit www.fpcn.org.
Award-winning roots musician D.B. Rielly and his band will perform a wide-ranging collection of Americana music, spanning several genres, including roots, Zydeco, blues and alt-country, from 9 p.m. to midnight at Rest-au-Rant, 30-01 35th Ave., Long Island City.