Lunar New Year Celebration on Sunday, 2/15 at the
Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona
Park. (see below).
WINTER CONCERT AT FOLIE À DEUX
Listen to some newly written tunes from viola duet, Folie à Deux, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 13, when they will be performing at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., as part of the Composers Collective Winter 2015 concert showcase. Admission is free and open to the public. For more details, call (718) 463-7700, Ext. 222 or email email@example.com.
GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
Join the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. in Flushing, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the 18th annual bird counting event. The results will be added to those submitted from around the world. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRESTLING AT RESORTS WORLD
IBF North American Heavyweight Championship at Resorts World Casino with special attraction Mike Lee. Special live performance by George LaMond. The event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets run from $50 to $200.
The Queens Kickshaw in Astoria likes to take a different approach to Valentine’s Day. Inspired by playwright Eve Ensler’s work with V-Day, an organization aimed at ending violence against women and girls through the arts, 100 percent of the evening’s profits will be directed towards V-Day on behalf of the guests. From 6:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., Chef Kenji is doing his part by crafting special dishes for the evening including truffle tremor grilled cheese and blood orange and raspberry creamsicles.
CONCERT AT TRANS PECOS
Steve Sobs, L00K, It Is Rain In My Face will play a show at Transpecos in Ridgewood. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $8.
You are cordially invited for a night of intrigue and romance at Astoria’s Pop Bar for the first annual masquerade ball. Starting at 10 p.m., enjoy complimentary champagne, masks, snacks and sweets, live music by local swing jazz ensemble Cait and the Critters. Tickets are $35 with RSVP, $40 at the door. To RSVP email email@example.com.
COMEDY PLUS LOVE
Love is funny, especially when two comedians are in love. Join hosts and couple Giulia Rozzi and Will Miles at Q.E.D. Astoria as they invite some of their favorite comedy couples to tell jokes and share insight into their relationships. Also, Giulia and Will try and help one audience member find love (or maybe just get lucky). Show runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Costs $5.
POP UP MUSICALS
On Saturday nights, the Queens Secret Improv Club presents a night of musical improv teams, starting at 7 p.m. at Long Island City’s Secret Theatre. All music and lyrics are improvised on the spot. A musical mixer will follow the show where anybody can sign up to perform a musical improv scene, even if they have never set foot on a stage in their life. Improv show runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the musical mixer starts at 10 p.m. For information, call (718) 392-0722.
CALLIGRAPHY EXHIBIT AND PRACTICE
On Feb. 15, join Mr. Thomson Chou and his associates at the Queens Library Flushing Branch, 41-17 Main St., from 1 to 4 p.m., when they will demonstrate calligraphy for audience members. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to receive a piece of calligraphic writing as a gift from the artists to welcome in the New Year.
“Fur Flies,” paintings by Reverend Jen and Ryan Michael Ford, curated by Jamie Powell and Ronna Lebo. “Fur Flies” opens from 1 to 5 p.m. at Reservoir Art Space in Ridgewood and will be on exhibit through March 15th.
Xoregos Performing Company will be presenting a tribute to Harlem at the Queens Library, 41-17 Main St. in Flushing, from 2 to 3:15 p.m., featuring an array of performances including plays by Eulalie Spence and Marita Bonner, folk tales collected by Zora Neal Hurston and Joel Chandler Harris, poetry by Langston Hughes and songs of the era.
LUNAR NEW YEAR BASH
For the second year in a row, the New York Chinese Cultural Center will be bringing its signature program to the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, on Feb. 15, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The Lunar New Year celebration begins with an art making workshop where you can make your own Chinese Zodiac animals. From 2 to 3 p.m., join students from the NYCCC’s School of the Arts for a presentation featuring dances from China’s diverse regions and ethnic groups. The event concludes with a demonstration of Chinese paper cutting, from 3 to 4 p.m., where guests can make their very own design to take home. For more information on the event visit www.nychineseculturalcenter.org or call (212) 334-3764.
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER WORKSHOP
Nicknamed the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Join the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. in Flushing, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and learn how plants played an important role in Carver’s early life and about his later achievements in botany, agriculture, chemurgy, botanical illustration, industrial engineering and medicine. Paint with plants and plant a peanut to take home for further observation. Admission is $5 per child; advance registration and payment required.
TUESDAY NIGHT AT TRANS PECOS
NYCTAPER presents Jeffery Lewis, Diane Cluck, Kid In The Attic. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Diane Cluck will headline and their performance will start at 10 p.m. Tickets cost $12.
WORK NIGHT SOCIAL
Ridgewood Social and Ridgewood Beer Society co-host a Tuesday night social. Come to The Monk and meet other community members and make new friends. Social begins at 9 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. The Monk is located at 68-67 Fresh Pond Road.