“Weird Loners” Watch Party on Tuesday 4/12 at the
Queens Tavern. (see below).
CUBA MEETS HAWAII
Flushing Town Hall’s Global Mashup, combines two cultures on one stage with an open dance floor. Rhumba meets the Hula, when Cuban group Cocomama encounters the Hawaiian Music of the Josh Kekoa Cho Trio. Dance lessons begin at 7 p.m., followed by an impromptu jam session at 8 p.m. Admission is $15, $10 for students and members. For more information visit FlushingTownHall.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 at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit chain-theatre.org.
ANIMA: A CABINET OF WONDERS
This group specializes in music for small ensembles and voice from the Baroque and late Renaissance eras, played on period instruments. This program features pieces from the Netherlands, England, Spain and Italy. 6 p.m. $25 advance/$30 door. King Manor Museum, 150-3 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica.
Eggs come in many different shapes, sizes and colors. Children ages 3-4 can come to Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston, to learn about animal babies while investigating the diversity of eggs from which they hatch. Join APEC, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as you discover the wonders of hatching through story time, games, live animals, a nature walk and an array of unusual eggs. Snacks are provided. Admission is $21 per child. To register call 718-229-4000.
FORGOTTEN ELLIS ISLAND
This film is about the immigrant hospital on Ellis Island. Opened in 1902, it grew to 22 medical buildings and was the country’s first line of defense against contagious diseases. An estimated 350 babies were born there, and many were named after the doctors and nurses that delivered them. Ten times that many immigrants died on Ellis Island; 3,500 were buried in paupers’ graves around NYC. 1 p.m. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, Fourth Floor, Astoria.
QUEENS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
As part of the concert series sponsored by Council member Eric Ulrich, the Queens Symphony Orchestra will host a mini-concert at PS 316 in Ozone Park. The theme for the music on that night will be “night at the movies.” The festivities are set to begin at 7 p.m. PS 316 is located at 90-07 101st Ave.
ICM presents Häßliche Luftmasken, Collapsible Shoulder, Girls and God at Trans Pecos. Tickets for the concert are $8 and the show will begin at 8 p.m.
DELIA GONZALEZ, IN REMBRANCE WITH GEORGIA; MALORY & HEATHERED PEARLS
New York-based artist Delia Gonzalez presents a rare performance of her latest project, “In Remembrance.” Consisting of four ballet films, “In Remembrance” is accompanied by a classical piano score composed by Gonzalez. This special event features a screening of all four films, with Gonzalez providing a live soundtrack. The afternoon also includes performances by other cutting-edge electronic musicians from New York City and a DJ set with visuals from Heathered Pearls (Ghostly). 2-6 p.m.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
Tickets are $15, $13 for MoMA PS1/MoMA members.
POETRY IN THE GARDEN
Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Queens Botanical Garden, on April 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Using haiku as a point of departure, enjoy a garden stroll to get your creative juices flowing, then take part in a poetry writing workshop. Admission is free. Registration required. To register visit eventbrite.com/event/15201778930/.
THE WAYWARD CLOWN
Shown as part of an 18-movie retrospective on Tsai Ming-liang, the defining artist of Taiwan’s Second Wave of filmmakers, The Wayward Cloud is about a man who works in Taipei’s porn industry. 6:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District.
KENNY BRAWNER IS RAY CHARLES
This brand new hybrid concert/theater work brings the music and story of the great Ray Charles to vivid life. Master pianist/vocalist Kenny Brawner leads his 12-piece orchestra and three sultry vocalists. 3 p.m. $40. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.
Dr. Dan McMillian will appear at the Central Queens Y to discuss his new book “How Could This Happen?” which examines how the holocaust happened and why. Dr. McMillan holds a Ph.D. in German history from Columbia University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, and has worked as a prosecuting attorney and as a history professor. The talk begins at 1:30 p.m. Central Queens Y is located at 67-09 108th Street in Forest Hills.
WEIRD LONERS WATCH PARTY
Ridgewood is the subject of a new sitcom on Fox called “Weird Loners.” It focuses on four single 30-something underdogs who are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives and form an unlikely bond in a Queens townhouse. The watch party is set to begin at 9 p.m. at the Queens Tavern, 6869 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood.
I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER
Running until April 25 at the Chocolate Factory, “I Understand Everything Better” is a multidisciplinary dance-based performance that explores our impulse to report on calamity, the shimmer of attention to realms unseen and the concurrence of unrelated events. Performances start at 8 pm. For more information, visit chocolatefactorytheater.org.
THE MAKING OF THE GREAT GATSBY
Part of the Greater Astoria Historical Society’s monthly lecture series at Astoria’s QED, this installment is all about the making of “The Great Gatsby.” In Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’s imagining of the book, the GAHS is credited as a historical adviser to the movie production. The lecture features a short history of Northern Boulevard in the time of Gatsby and a preview of the film’s interpretation of the locatiosn based no the actual images sent to their production team. Free for GAHS members.