The Beauty of Ballet, Queens Theatre, Sunday, 2/23 (see below).
THE JAZZ AGE
Vocalist Barbara Rosene and her musicians will transport Flushing Town Hall back to the Jazz Age of the 1920s. Starting at 8 p.m., “The Jazz Age & The Charleston – 1920s Speakeasy Music” will explore the era of Prohibition and speakeasy clubs, when “The Charleston” dance craze spread across America. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for members and students. For more information, call (718) 463-7700.
QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS PRESENTS “A NIGHT WITH DANCERS”
To see an evening with Queens-based dancers and choreographers who will be performing works-in-progress, check out 3rd Space’s event, starting at 7 p.m. Artists and the culturally curious are invited to participate in an evening of movement and discussion, to help workshop works-in-progress and gain unique insight into the artistic process. Dancers are especially encouraged to join for a unique networking and community building opportunity. Admission is $5. The QCA is located at 37-11 35th Ave., Astoria. For more information, visit www.licpartnership.org/events/queens-council-on-the-arts.
BEGIN. AGAIN.VALERIE GREEN DANCE ENTROPY
Valerie Green’s work is bold, rich in texture and visually theatrical, which intertwines an extreme exploration of human behavior, while exhibiting raw physicality mixed with human vulnerability. The evening will feature two premiere works; Hinge accompanied by original music played lived on stage in collaboration with MuSE, Multicultural Sonic Evolution, and Womb, a dance/video work in collaboration with artist Rodney Zagury. Admission is $15 advance, $20 at the door, $10 students. For more information, call the LPAC Box Office at (718) 482-5151, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. The Little Theater is located at 31-10 Thomson Ave.
LIVE FROM THE POEMOBILE
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Flushing Town Hall with performances by Korean poets and traditional musicians and dancers. At 6:30 p.m., the readings will start and will be accompanied by projections from the POEMobile of original Korean poems with English translations, onto Flushing Town Hall’s garden wall. The event is free. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.
THE BEAUTY OF BALLET
Queens Theatre will host the world-famous School of American Ballet to introduce children to the dance style.
A member of the school’s faculty and advanced male and female students will illustrate how talented youngsters develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers. The free event will take place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call the box office at (718) 760-0064 to reserve your seats.
OPERATION SPY GADGETS
From periscopes to invisible ink, design and make spy gadgets at the New York Hall of Science as part of its Little Makers series. The workshop will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is an $8 materials fee per family. Advance registration is recommended. For more information, visit nysci.org/little-makers or call (718) 699-0005.
EARLY ANIMATED CARTOONS
The Voelker Orth Museum will present a family-friendly program consisting of several cartoons from the silent era, from 2:30-4 p.m. Tom Stathes will dim the parlor lights and invite the audience to share in the glow of the fantastic animated world of yesteryear. Suggested donation is $5. For information, visit www.vomuseum.org.
A showcase of the funniest people in the world without a Y chromosome, presented by the Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets include two glasses of wine, champagne or soft drink. For information, visit www.laughingdevil.com.
Musician D.B. Rielly will perform from 9-11 p.m. at Sweet Afton, 30-09 34th St., Astoria. Rielly will perform a collection of Americana music, promising listeners an “instantaneous cure for all afflictions.” For information, visit www.dbrielly.com.
National Book Award-winning author E.L. Doctorow will read from his work during a literary event at LeFrak Concert Hall at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. Starting at 7 p.m., the author of “The Book of Daniel” will also be interviewed Leonard Lopate.
Come try food from more than 30 local restaurants at Resorts World Casino. It will feature guest appearances by celebrity chef Todd English, Miss USA Erin Brady and more. The show starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. It costs $100 for general admission and $150 for VIP admission. To buy tickets, log onto rwnewyork.com/mid-winter taste or call 1-888-888-8801.
MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION
School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center will present a Mardi Gras celebration from 6-10 p.m. at Roma View Catering, 160-05 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach. Clorinda Antonucci and Nick Mascia will be crowned Queen and King. Tickets cost $75. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 738-0588.
LIVE MUSIC THURSDAYS
Visit the Rest-au-Rant for some live music and fun. A very special appearance by one of RaRbar’s favorites, an Astoria local, Aaron LaVigne, will perform his original tunes! If you like to support local artists, this is an awesome guy to start with. Admission is free. The bar is located at 30-01 35th Ave., LIC. For more information, visit www.rarbarlic.com
DEVIL SCIENCE THEATER 3K
Cult films, alcohol and comedians at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City. Each Thursday at 10:30 p.m., the club encourages patrons to talk at a theater and heckle at a comedy club. Cost is $6. For information, visit www.laughingdevil.com.