Events In Queens For April 24-30

The Osmonds #2

The Osmond Brothers, Queensborough Performing Arts
Center, Sunday, 4/27 (see below).



TITAN Theatre Company will present “King Lear” at the Queens Theatre, starting on April 25 and running until May 11. Broadway veteran Terry Layman takes on the title role in this searing new production of Shakespeare’s epic masterpiece. Tickets are $18. For more information, call (718) 760-0064.


The Queens Museum will hold an opening night party for its World’s Fair anniversary exhibit, “13 Most Wanted Men.” The display, by Andy Warhol, was originally created and ultimately rejected for the fair in 1964. The party will feature performers Kembra Pfahler, Lafawndah and Fluct as well as DJs Juliana Huxtable and Michael Magnan. It will run from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call (718) 592-9700.

Taking place at Flushing Town Hall, the Second Annual Queens Jazz OverGround Spring Jazz Festival features performers from around Queens, from jazz legends to rising artists. The afternoon will also include master classes by top music educators, and performances by local middle and high school jazz ensembles. The free event kicks off at noon and runs until 10 p.m. For more information, call (718) 463-7700. The venue is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.

journey_to_the_westJOURNEY TO THE WEST
The Tribeca Film Festival will show Tsai Ming Liang’s “Journey to the West” as an installation in the VW Dome at MoMA PS1. This groundbreaking new interpretation brings the legendary pilgrimage of a Buddhist monk into the present tense. The installation will run from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call (718) 784-2084.

Join Steve Solomon for “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m In Therapy,” an evening of comedy topped off with the voices of almost 30 of the most hilarious characters and situations you have ever seen. The show starts at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., with another on April 27 at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $35. For more information, call (718) 760-0064.

The Greater Astoria Historical Society will host a walking tour of the Astoria Park and pool starting at 11 a.m. The tour will touch upon geology, facts and trivia, anecdotes, and tales as you enjoy waterfront vistas. The tour will also discuss 100 years of Astoria Park. The tour will start at the main gate of Socrates Sculpture Park. Fee is $15 for members, $20 for the public.


In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair, author Joseph Tirella has been invited by the Queens Museum to read from his new book, “Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-65 World’s Fair and the Transformation of America.” The reading will be accompanied by a tour of World’s Fair memorabilia. Tirella will sign copies of his book at the Museum shop.

For more than five decades, the Osmond Brothers have been impressing crowds with their warm tones and comedy. The brothers will make their way to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center for their “Up Close and Personal Tour.” Starting at 3 p.m., the concert will feature music from throughout their career, moving from rock and pop to jazz to country. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit or call (718) 631-6311.

As part of its celebration of the life and work of the late Lau Kar-leung and Run Run Shaw, the Museum of Moving Image will screen “Eight Diagram Pole-Fighter” at 7 p.m. After a group of marauding Khitans ambush the imperial Yang family, Yang Wu-lang – one of two sons to survive the attack – retreats to a monastery to train and develop the eight-diagram pole fighting technique. Reserve tickets in advance at (718) 777-6800.

Join Christina Cipriani and the Bayside Historical Society from noon to 2 p.m. for an introductory glass painting workshop. You will learn how to trace a design, color it with transparent, water-based paints and make a shiny and joyful decoration to hang at your window. Admission costs $25. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (718) 352-1548.

At 5 p.m. on Divine Mercy Sunday, St. Josaphat’s Parish, 35th Avenue and 210th Street in Bayside, will celebrate the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II. Additionally, a painting of Our Lady of Czestochowa will be dedicated.

The Poppenhusen Institute will host an historic tour of College Point, aboard a vintage trolley. Learn about the people and events that helped develop the area into the vibrant community it is today. The tour will start at 12:30 p.m. and costs $8 for the general audience and $5 for seniors, students and members. Registration is required. Call (718) 358-0067 for more information.

First Acts: New Plays in Development will present this dark take on the Peter Pan story at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium at 2 p.m. Mrs. Darling wants her 12-year old daughter Wendy to remain young and adorable forever. Peter Pan promises he can make that happen. But in Neverland, Wendy discovers that Peter and Captain Hook are actually stealing her youth for themselves and making her age rapidly. Mrs. Darling comes to understand that she must let her daughter grow up naturally. The show is free, but tickets are required. Call (718) 793-8080 for more information.

American Martyrs CWV Post will host a garage sale at the Parish Hall, on Bell Boulevard and Union Turnpike in Bayside from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The free, opening reception for a showcase on the work of Abdias Nascimento at the Godwin-Terbach Museum will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. It will include a roundtable on “Abdias Nascimento and Candomblé, Santería and Afro-Latino Politics in Brazil and Cuba.” The exhibit itself opens on April 28 and runs until June 21.


Calpuli Mexican Dance Company will bring its celebrated repertoire to Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, for four weekends, beginning April 25 through May 18. Tickets cost $35, or $32 for students and seniors Fridays only, all tickets are $30. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays are at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m. For information, call (718) 729-3880 or visit