2015 Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, 2/21
at Union Street and 37th Avenue. (see below).
BREWERY BAR GRAND OPENING
Come celebrate the grand opening of Woodside’s Brewery Bar and Kitchen with live music all weekend. The party starts Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. and Sunday brunch runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with $3 mimosas, Bloody Marys and screwdrivers. The Brewery Bar and Kitchen is located at 49-18 30th Ave.
CINEMA UNDER INFLUENCE
Cinema Under The Influence is back with a special presentation of 1984’s coming-of-age sci-fi gamer classic “The Last Starfighter.” Featuring a cutting-edge 1980s mash-up of practical effects, creature make-up and CGI, this underrated gem is space opera of the highest caliber and demands to be seen big, played loud and experienced under the influence. The movie will be preceded by a classic episode of the groundbreaking “Batman: The Animated Series” featuring the first appearance of The Riddler. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9981005.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
What the hell’s a gigawatt? Time to turn that peeping-tom-science-fiction nerd of a father into a real hero and avoid the hormonal advances of your adolescent mother. While you’re at it, dodge Libyan terrorists, shape up a wild-eyed scientist, and oh yeah, help put Chuck Barry on the map. It’s the one you’ve been waiting for – we’re going “Back to the Future.” Roads? Yeah…we totally still need them. There will be trivia, audience participation, a silent auction, popcorn and hot dogs. For info, visit www.variationstheatregroup.com.
2015 LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
Join the Flushing Business Improvement District from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as they celebrate the beginning of a new year. The parade will begin at Union Street and 37th Avenue. After the parade, visit the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. in Flushing, from 1 to 4 p.m. for this free children’s program featuring crafts celebrating the Year of the Sheep.
LUNAR NEW YEAR CONCERT
An award-winning actress and singer, Chu Mimi, will perform at Resorts World Casino. She has been featured in numerous Chinese films for more than 30 years. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the show begins at 5 p.m.
LUNAR NEW YEAR DANCE SAMPLER
Celebrate the Year of the Ram at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., at 2 p.m. with this demonstration of traditional Asian dance. Curated by Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou, this year’s sampler will feature dances from China, Korea, Taiwan, India and Mexico. Tickets are free and are available at the box office; limit two tickets per person.
TRANS PECOS CONCERT
Northern Spy presents Voice Coils, Rob Jacobs, Sapropelic Pycnic, Blood Magic Duo with DJ New Firmament at Trans Pecos in Ridgewood. Tickets cost $8 and the show begins at 8 p.m.
IRISH EYES FUNDRAISER
“Irish Eyes II,” the Luke Adams fundraiser, will take place at Murphy’s Lobster Bar and Grill. Luke Adams, a beloved and sorely-missed Sunnyside resident and a founding member of Sunnyside Artists, left the group his Irish sculptures for fundraising. Come enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and table bazaar for fun, food and deals on these treasures. Costs $25, $12 for kids.
WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER
Join Astoria’s Bowery Bay for a South American style wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the 30th Avenue School, a brand new public gifted and talented school in Astoria. Bowery Bay will offer a special selection of South American wines perfectly paired with small plates created by three-time Michelin Guide Bib Gormand recipient, Executive Chef Gary Anza. Tickets are $50 and available at www.q300pta.org/donations/wine-tasting-benefit.
USING A GOOGLE NEXUS TABLET
Join the Queens Library Flushing Branch, 41-17 Main St. in Flushing, from 10 a.m. to noon, for this instructional program on how to use a Google Nexus tablet. Registration is required to attend.
Sunnyside Comedy takes over the Dog and Duck pub at 9 p.m. Regina DeCiccio headlines a show jam packed with talent. Prizes include two $25 gift certificates to the Dog and Duck. Event is free.
COMING OUT WORKSHOP AT CENTRAL QUEENS Y
The coming out experience has an impact on the entire family. This workshop aims to address the needs of parents during the coming out process, and how this can be an opportunity for the family to bond. Attend this workshop to share and learn how parents can begin to rebuild relationships with their LGBTQA children. Tickets are $7 for CQY members and $10 for non-members. It begins at 7 p.m.
YOGA AT RIDGEWOOD LIBRARY
The library will offer yoga classes for two hours, beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. Space is limited and participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Ridgewood library is located at 20-12 Madison St.
Join the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St. in Flushing, from 6 to 8 p.m. and discover the benefits of composting with a worm bin in your classroom. This excellent hands-on and inquiry-based activity teaches kids biology, recycling and responsibility. Learn great facts about earthworms, how to set-up a worm bin and how to maintain the system effectively. Admission is $5 per person and registration is required. To register email email@example.com or call (718) 539-5296.
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY JEOPARDY
Test your knowledge, from 4 to 5 p.m., when the Queens Library in Flushing will be hosting one of its most popular teen events. This month’s Jeopardy trivia will feature topics related to African American history and civil rights. Registration is not required to participate.
WHAT WERE THEIR NAMES
This installation honors workers whose labor gave shape and substance to the Borough and whose lives formed its spirit and energy at 6 p.m. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City.