Lunar New Year Parade, Flushing, Saturday, Feb. 8 (see below).
WIND & STONE
Flushing Town Hall will present a concert by Wind & Stone, a World Music Project by gamin and Satoshi Takeishi. The former is a renowned piri, taepyeongso and saengwhang player and the latter is a percussionist and arranger. The duo will present both traditional and contemporary Korean music, including the world premiere of Korean composer Yoon-Ji Lee’s composition. The show will start at 8 p.m. and costs $15 for the general audience and $10 for students/members. For information, call (718) 463-7700.
Rudy’s Bakery and Café will host a dessert tasting at its Ridgewood location, 905 Seneca Ave. Try desserts like chocolate peanut butter tart, tiramisu, Granny Smith apple crisp lemon meringue tart and dark chocolate mousse cups. It costs $15 to get in. The tasting will be at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.
BOTANICAL GARDEN LUNAR FESTIVITIES
Queens Botanical Garden will hold its own free celebration following the Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing. Beginning at 1 p.m., there will be demonstrations of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, where attendees can mix their own herbal tea bags for $5. There will be two performances of the New York Chinese Chorus, accompanied by traditional Chinese instruments, at 2 and 3 p.m. Activities are first come, first served and supplies are limited; limited seating available for both performances. The Garden is located at 43-50 Main St.
LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE
The Lunar New Year Parade is the centerpiece of celebrations in Flushing for this holiday. Starting at 10 a.m., spectators will get to see dragon dancers, steel drummers and fireworks, plus much more. While there usually are viewing stands, most people watch along Main Street.
Ballet Hispanico will take the stage at the Goldstein Theatre in Queens College with a diverse and rich repertory of more than 100 works by the leading choreographers and emerging artists of today. The works explore the diversity of Latino culture through the fusion of classical, Latin and contemporary dance. The performance will start at 8 p.m. and repeat the next day at 3 p.m. Tickets range between $29 and $49. For more information or to buy tickets, call (718) 544-2996.
HEART ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER
New Olympia Health Club, located at 65-06 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, will host a fundraiser for the American Heart Association, starting at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by SELF Magazine. Registration costs $20. For information, call (347) 463-9779.
LIVE BANDS FUNDRAISER FOR LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA
The Queens Chapter of Team in Training is holding a fundraiser at Astoria Tavern for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from 7 p.m. till midnight. With $10, it supports the LLS and gets you a drink special, plus three bands and a DJ. The bands include Astoria’s Hellgate 3, the Gems of Utter Trash from Brooklyn, Brandon Fitzpatrick and DJ Matt. Drink specials include $3 domestic drafts, mixed drinks, TNT’inis and $4 wine. An additional $10 buys you raffles for a TV, iPad Mini and Rangers tickets for the Feb. 27 game.
As part of its Lunar New Year celebrations, Flushing Town Hall will hold a hanji workshop. Korean folk paintings are drawn on the traditional mulberry paper known as hanji. In this workshop, you can write your wishes for the New Year on hanji and create a one-of-a-kind art piece to take home. The workshop starts at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for the general audience and $8 for members and students.
FACE THE MUSIC: NEW VOICES
The Queens Museum will hold the third in a series of four concerts by Face the Music, the country’s only ensemble for those 18-and-under that is solely devoted to the music of living composers. Two of the group’s string quartets will perform at the museum, playing Ken Benshoof’s “Traveling Music” and Daniel Bernard Roumain’s “King.” There will be two concerts, at 2 and 4 p.m. For more information, call (718) 592-9700.
Members of the Con Brio Ensemble will perform works by Schumann, Brahms and Schubert at 4:30 p.m. in the Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills. Admission is $12, $10 for students and seniors. For information, call (718) 459-1277.
Located in front of the Forest Hills Post Office on 70th Avenue, this neighborhood green market boasts a variety of locally-grown fresh products. The market offers free cooking demonstrations, kids activities and the opportunity to mingle with neighbors. The market is open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ARM WRESTLING SHOWDOWN
The New York Arm Wrestling Association will host the inaugural Sit-Down Arm Wrestling Championships, 1 p.m. at Cheap Shots Sports Bar, 149-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing. Competition is open to the public. For information, visit www.nycarms.com.
QUEENS OF QUEENS
The Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City will present The Queens of Queens, a mostly-LGBT comedy show hosted by comedian Adam Sank. Headlining is Vanessa Hollingshead from Comedy Central Presents. The show is $10 with a two-item minimum. For information, visit www.laughingdevil.com.
VALENTINE’S DANCE PARTY
The Howard Beach Senior Center will be having a Valentine’s Day Dance Party hosted by DJ Walter. All seniors are invited for the festivities. The senior center is located at 155-55 Cross Bay Blvd. The party will run from 1 to 3 p.m.
The next Navigating the Medical System Lecture will start 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Etz Chaim, 147-19 73rd Ave., Kew Garden Hills. Emmanuel Moustakakis, M.D., director, Coronary Care unit, and Maria Miccio, exercise physiologist, NYHQ Cardiac Health Center, will discuss advances in endocrinology and diabetes care.
SONGS IN THE ATTIC
A Billy Joel tribute band, called Songs in the Attic, will play Resorts World Casino. The show will start 8 p.m. The casino is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd in South Ozone Park.