Vienna Boys Choir on Sunday, 12/7 at Colden
Auditorium starting at 3 p.m. (see below).
To mark Human Rights Week 2014, six groups will perform at Flushing Town Hall to celebrate religious freedom and to raise awareness of the persecution of religious minorities around the world. The show, called Deeper Harmonies, will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for members and $10 for students. Contact the Flushing Interfaith Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 926-7844 for more information.
‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’
The Variations Theatre Group brings “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” to the Chain Theatre. Shows run weekends until Dec. 21. For more information or to reserve seats, visit variationstheatregroup.com.
TREE LIGHTING AT BOHEMIAN HALL
Bring the family for cookies, hot chocolate and holiday cheer at Astoria’s Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden tree lighting ceremony, starting at 7 p.m.
LIC SCHOOL OF BALLET’S NUTCRACKER ACT II
The Long Island City School of Ballet is pleased to present its first ever all-student Nutcracker. Students of our Basic and Graded Level Ballet programs, as well as upper level boys from our Sportsdance program, will perform the second act divertissements at the Secret Theatre. For performance times and tickets, call (718) 781-1169. Through Dec. 7.
Join the Community Singers of Queens for a “Holiday Celebration of Song” at 8 p.m. The concert will take place at the Church on the Hill, located at 167-07 35th Ave., Flushing. RSVP by calling (718) 658-1021.
SANTATHON FOR CHARITY
Your best Santa attire is required for Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars Santathon, a pub crawl for a good cause. Purchase a $10 wristband at any participating Sunnyside bar for $4 drink specials starting at 3 p.m. All proceeds go to toys for local kids in need this season. Wristbands can be purchased at any point before the Santathon. For a list of participating bars, visit facebook.com/sunnysidesboulevardbars.
DAY WITH(OUT) ART
The Queens Museum’s Open AIR Artist Services program in Collaboration with Visual AIDS invite you to join them for a series of screenings, workshops, discussions, presentations and performances honoring the 25th annual Day With(out) Art in conjunction with Worlds AIDS Day. All events are free and open to the public. The program runs from 12 to 5:30 p.m.
SWINGTIME BIG BAND
The Swingtime Big Band sound is coming to Woodhaven in a show presented by St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy. The show will be held at 3 p.m. at Msgr. Mulz Hall.
WinterCon at Resorts World Casino will be the first comic book convention held at the casino. Advance tickets are $15 for children and $20 for adults. Day-of tickets are $20 for children and $25 for adults. The convention will begin at 10 a.m.
VIENNA BOYS CHOIR
Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts will host the Vienna Boys Choir at Colden Auditorium. Starting at 3 p.m., the concert will include a program of classical and popular music that includes traditional Christmas carols, Gregorian chants, songs from around the world and popular holiday favorites. Tickets range between $20 and $30. Call (718) 793-8080 to learn more or to buy tickets.
HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR
The Queens Historical Society is holding its 27th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. The tour will visit several Flushing locations, including Kingsland Homestead, Voelker Orth Museum and Flushing Town Hall. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. They must be purchased in advance. To do so, visit queenshistoricalsociety.org. If you have questions, call (718) 939-0647, Ext. 17.
UNDER HIS VERY WINDOWS
Dr. Susan Zucotti will give a lecture on the Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy at 1 p.m. at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives. Located on the campus of Queensborough Community College, her presentation will look at the actions or lack thereof from the Vatican and Popes Pius XI and Pius XII from 1938 through World War II.
In this Queens Museum workshop led by Teaching Artist Paul Lambermont, families and children will look closely at several drawings, paintings and collages in the exhibition “Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art,” looking for symbols and ideas together. Adults and children will also make their own collage painting and drawings inspired by the contemporary Tibetan artists. The workshop is free and runs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
ST. NICHOLAS DAY
St. Nicholas Day at the Onderdonk House in Ridgewood. Learn the Legend and enjoy cider, hot chocolate, traditional treats, crafts and a tree lighting at 3 p.m. Adults $3, children free. The Onderdonk House is located at 1820 Flushing Ave. It will begin at noon and end at 4 p.m.
‘SOPHIE SCHOLL: THE FINAL DAYS’
The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College presents a screening of “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days” at 1 p.m. The 2005 German film by director Marc Rothemund is about the last days in the life of Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old member of the anti-Nazi non-violent student resistance group the White Rose.
The third meeting of the Woodhaven Study Group will be held at the Avenue Diner, starting at 7 p.m. The group is researching 1912, 1916, 1921, 1924, 1930, 1935, 1937, 1941 and 1961. The group encourages people to attend even if you do not want to research. The diner is located at 91-06 Jamaica Ave.
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’
Queens Theatre and Titan join forces to bring a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three transformational visits he endures from spirits of his past, present, and future. Performances will take place on Dec. 11 to Dec. 14 and Dec. 19 to Dec. 21. Tickets range between $25 and $30. To learn more, visit queenstheatre.org or call (718)
TREE LIGHTING AT ASTORIA PARK
Celebrate Astoria’s new holiday tradition with the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition. Starting at 6:30 p.m., a Holiday tree lighting ceremony takes place on the Astoria Park Great lawn, with a program including Chanukah klezmer for kids, Christmas carols and a blessing and kwanza stories and songs. For information, visit centralastoria.nyc/events.