See the “Tut’s Fever” exhibition at the Museum of the
Moving Image starting from 2:00 p.m. on weekdays.
THE WIZARD OF OZ IN 3-D
Dirs. Victor Fleming, King Vidor (uncredited). 1939. 12:30 p.m., Dolby Digital 3-D restoration. With Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Frank Morgan, Jack Haley and Margaret Hamilton. Watching The Wizard of Oz has been a childhood rite of passage since 1939. A quintessential road movie, musical, coming-of-age story and more, this timeless classic has never looked better than in the stunning new 3-D version lovingly mastered by Warner Bros. for the film’s 75th anniversary last year. The eye-popping color approximates the original Technicolor prints, and the vivid 3-D only enhances the experience. Screening daily through April 12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria
Action Korea showcases the signature blend of high-soaring action, drama and delightful deadpan humor that contemporary Korean cinema has brought to international screens. These startlingly resonant spectacles are fueled by primeval fantasy and propelled by the promise of escape. Copresented with the Korea Society. First film, Kundo: Age of Rampant, 7 p.m. Friday, April 3, runs through April 5. For more information, movingimage.us/films/2015/04/03/detail/action-korea/.
FLYING SOLO FESTIVAL
A festival of solo shows takes place at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City. Runs through April 5. Performances include “Wild Child in the City,” an absurdist comedy, “Buh Wha Trouble is Dis,” stories of a first-generation girl’s experience in America, and “The Rise and Fall of Mr. Ponzi,” a biographical show. For more information and tickets, visit secrettheatre.com.
Come and celebrate the Spring season at the Queens Botanical Garden, when the Garden will host its third annual Spring Egg-stravaganza, from noon to 2 p.m. at the garden, 43-50 Main St, Flushing. A scavenger hunt will take children to all corners of the Garden as they follow clues to find giant egg medallions. As they locate each clue, participants will not only win decorative egg prizes, but they will also discover new areas of the Garden and learn new facts about plants and how they grow. Admission is $5 per child and pre-registration is required. For tickets visit eventbrite.com/event/15201538210/.
BRICKS 4 KIDZ
Flushing Town Hall is partnering with Bricks 4 Kidz to offer LEGO educational activities for kids ages 4-14 years, on April 6 through April 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., when students will learn, build and engage in serious, creative and educational play. Beginners (grades 1-5) will be challenged and fascinated by a junior robotics camp, while advanced students (grades 5-8) will plan, script, stage, shoot and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation with LEGO components. To enroll your child, visit bricks4kidz.com/355.
BEST OF ASTORIA BASH
Neighborhood blog We Heart Astoria is throwing its annual Best of Astoria Bash, celebrating the best restaurants, shops, cultural institutions and other places you love in Astoria. Join the party at Tacuba Mexican Cantina. Tickets cost $55 and are available at weheartastoria.com.
THE DUO SHOW
The show at Astoria’s Q.E.D. is a combination of regular standup, two person improv and those old two-person sketches of the vaudeville days. Doors open at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit qedastoria.com.
The Woodhaven History Research Group will hold their next meeting at the Avenue Diner at 91-06 Jamaica Ave. Come out and enjoy hearing about some of Woodhaven’s past!
Nicu’s Spoon is pleased to announce its production of “Red Noses” by Olivier Award winning playwright Peter Barnes, directed by Stephanie Barton-Farcas. “Red Noses” will play a two-week limited engagement at the Secret Theater in Long Island City. The opening night gala performance begins at 8 p.m. Performances run until April 19. Tickets range from $15 to $25 and are available at www.SpoonTheater.org or by calling (866) 811-4111.
SPRING AT APEC
Spring has sprung at Alley Pond Environmental Center! Weather permitting, children ages 3-7 years will get a chance to explore the park’s ecosystems and find out what happened to the plants and animals over the long winter. Join APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston, from 10 a.m. to noon, for a special story time, snack and time with some of the environmental center’s indoor animals. $21 per child, limit 12 participants. For more information call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.
Negative Space, an art exhibit being displayed at the Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth. It features work by Cait Carouge, Kevin Frances, Lauren Gregory, Rachel Higgins and Jeremy C. Smith. It is curated by Gabrielle Garland and Stacie Johnson. Open hours are on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-6 p.m. Through April 12.
CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART OF THE DISASPORA
Presented by Indo-American Arts Council, the Erasing Borders Exhibition features work by artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian subcontinent. This group of multinational artists reflects a broad range of life experiences and aesthetic values. The artists interpret diverse subject matter – figurative, abstract and conceptual – in a variety of media. Weekends through 4/19, Flushing Town Hall,
137-35 Northern Blvd. 12 to 5 p.m. $5.
IN PRACTICE: UNDER FOUNDATIONS
Annual open-call exhibition for emerging artists with a focus on the production of new work. Curated by SculptureCenter 2014-15 Curatorial Fellow Jess Wilcox. Featuring Newly Commissioned Works by Rosa Aiello, Mary Walling Blackburn, Nanna Debois Buhl, Catherine Czacki, Ben Hagari, Sol Hashemi, Madeline Hollander and Alexandra Lerman, Janelle Iglesias, Ryan Johnson and Xu Wang. Exhibition is open from Thursday – Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City, (718) 361-1750 Through April 13.
Ongoing at the Museum of the Moving image, “Tut’s Fever” is a working movie theater and art installation created by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, an homage to the ornate, exotic picture palaces of the 1920s. Inspired by the tomb paintings they saw during a trip to Egypt, Grooms and Luong covered the walls, floor and seats of the theater with hand-painted, Egyptian-style depictions of Hollywood royalty. Silent screen star Theda Bara works the box office, Mae West stands behind the concessions stand, and Mickey Rooney is the usher. Tut’s Fever is a permanent feature of the Museum’s core exhibition, Behind the Screen. Classic movie serials are screened in Tut’s Fever every weekday at 2:00 p.m., and weekends at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:30 p.m.