See “Red Noses” by Peter Barnes at the Secret
Theatre in Long Island City. (see below).
YOU DESERVE IT
You Deserve It! A stand up comedy show just for you. You work hard. Like, really hard. To show our appreciation, Q.E.D. in Astoria has assembled some of our favorite comics to make you laugh as hard as you work. It’s the least we can do. Hosted by Ariel Elias and Liz Magee and featuring Chelsea Hood, Chrissie Mayr, Kevin Iso, Joel Kim Booster and Jon Fisch.
VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS AND BACH’S 5TH BRANDENBURG CONCERTO
Welcome Spring and say goodbye to with the Winter Musica Reginae Baroque Orchestra, when they will perform two classic chamber pieces combined. It’s been a long time since we have heard these masterworks live in Queens, especially with harpsichord. 7:30 p.m., The Church in the Gardens 50 Ascan Ave. Forest Hills
WOODHAVEN LITTLE LEAGUE PARADE
This year’s annual march through Woodhaven starts at 10 a.m. The WRBA’s team – The Royals – is made up of 4 and 5 year olds and they will be part of the parade on Sunday.
CASINO HIP-HOP CONCERT
Legends of Hip-Hop 3 at Resorts World Casino. Featuring Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Kid ‘N Play, Mr. Cheeks and more. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets cost $25.
EARTH DAY WALKING TOUR WITH RICHARD MELNICK
Discover the history of current environmental issues affecting the creek and the surrounding area. Focus is on the LIC shoreline. Richard Melnick is considered the foremost tour guide on the East River and has co-written the first book on the waterway “Images of America: The East River” by Arcadia Press. Wear sturdy shoes, dress warmly. Bring water. There is rough urban terrain and stairs. Bring a camera! Meet at 11 a.m. and Start at Hunters Point South Park, (Center Blvd. and Borden Avenue). End at Greenpoint Avenue Bridge area. (Buses available to Queens Blvd. and Brooklyn.) $20.
EL SISTEMA DAY CONCERT
The Corona Youth Music Project in partnership with the Queens Museum host their first El Sistema Day. Orchestra students from Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx and New Jersey will get together to learn and practice in preparation for an El Sistema NYC spring showcase concert. $8 Adults, $4 Students/Seniors, Children free. 4:30 p.m., Queens Museum of Art 111-01 Corona Ave. Flushing Meadows Corona Park Flushing.
MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH, AND I’M STILL IN THERAPY!
The comedy chaos continues in this “prequel” to the smash hit, “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy.” “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m STILL in Therapy” takes us back to comedian Steve Solomon’s childhood where we meet a side-splitting parade of Steve’s quirky relations. A wonderfully entertaining journey through mixed marriages, ex-wives, strange pets and endless dieting. $25 – $35. 2 p.m., Saturday April 18th and Sunday, April 19th Queens Theatre, 111-01 Corona Ave. Flushing Meadows Corona Park Flushing.
THE DOO WOP PROJECT
Join the Queens Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m., at Queensborough Community College, as they trace the evolution of Doo Wop, from the classical sound of five guys harmonizing on the street corner, to the biggest hits on the radio today. Hear unforgettable songs made famous by groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos, while discovering how their classic sound influenced generations of music including the smooth sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, the Four Season, even Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse. Tickets range from $34 to $40 per person. For more information go to visitqpac.org.
THE THREE B’S
Pianist Christopher Bradshaw performs works of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms at Astoria’s Church of the Redeemer from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. He will play Bach’s “Partita No. 1 in B-flat,” Beethoven’s “Sonata in F minor, Op. 57” and Brahms’ “Four Ballades, Op. 10.” Suggested donation is $15.
Stand-up comedy meets trivia at the Creek and Cave in Long Island City. Some of the best NYC comics perform stand-up, and the audience answers trivia based on the act they just saw. So you don’t have to actually know anything! From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
EARTH DAY CRAFT AND MINI GARDEN TOUR
Come to the Queens Botanical Garden, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., to celebrate Earth Day. Take a Garden stroll and make a botanically-themed craft. The program is free with admission to the garden, limit 30 children. For more information visit queensbotanical.org.
EARTH DAY AT THE VOELKER ORTH
An afternoon full of art, hands-on workshops and a spring garden tour with plant and backyard wild-life care tips. Participate in a workshop on starting flowers, herbs and vegetables from seed. Learn about recycling, composting and earth-friendly resources in our community. Light refreshments will be served. $4 Adults, $3 students and children. Voelker Orth Museum 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing.
APEC’s 2015 GREEN GALA
Alley Pond Environment Center will host its annual Green Gala, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Terrace on the Park. Join APEC for cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and a special awards presentation. This year’s honorees include Peter Glus, senior vice president of Arcadis, Arthur Cheliotes, president of the Communications Workers of America Union Local No. 1180 and Gloria Kuhn, with the APEC Board of Directors, who will be receiving the Green Living Award. Admission is $150 per person. For more information or to register, call 718-229-4000.
GREEN SPACE DANCE FESTIVAL
In response to the growing community of choreographers and dance artists in Queens, Dance Entropy inaugurated the Green Space Blooms Dance Festival in April 2007. The ninth annual Green Space Blooms will feature 27 diverse choreographers, as well as resident company Valerie Green/Dance Entropy. Completing each evening is a live music post-performance party, sharing music from a different ethnic or classical tradition each night, curated by Open Music Education. Presale tickets are $15, $20 at the door. For more information or to buy tickets visit GreenSpaceStudio.org.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
A mordant, wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” chronicles the head-on collision between its hell-raising, life-affirming hero R. P. McMurphy and the totalitarian rule of Nurse Ratched. Catch it at Long Island City’s Chain Theatre. Through April 25. For tickets and more information, visit chain-theatre.org.
“Red Noses” by Peter Barnes, directed by Stephanie Barton-Farcas, will play a two week limited engagement at the Secret Theater in Long Island City. Tickets are available at www.SpoonTheater.org or by calling 866-811-4111 and range from $15-$25.