See Quintet of the Americans perform at the Flushing
Library Auditorium on Sunday, 3/1 at 2 p.m. (see below).
WHAT WERE THEIR NAMES
The art installation “What Were Their Names” by Bobby and Holly Andrew honors the unknown workers of Queens, whose labor gave shape and substance to the Borough and whose lives formed its spirit and energy. A reception at the Greater Astoria Historical Society Public Exhibit Hall at 6 p.m. will inaugurate a new series of events by GAHS, the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies at Empire State College and the Workers Art Coalition. Free to GAHS members, members/guests of the Worker’s Art Coalition and working men and women of New York City. Donations welcome. For information, call (718) 278-0700.
RIDGEWOOD ART EXHIBIT
“FUR FLIES,” Paintings by Reverend Jen and Ryan Michael Ford, curated by Jamie Powell and Ronna Lebo, is open at Reservoir Art Space in Ridgewood and will be on exhibit through March 15th. The exhibit will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 5 p.m.
BLACK MAGIC LAB VARIETY SHOW
The Black Magic Lab Variety Show brings together some of the funniest comedic talents and acts from all over the City. Hosted by sketch duo Black Magic Lab. Be prepared for a night of anything goes. The show is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $6.
TRANS PECOS CONCERT
SWIMTEAM presents HOUSEHOLD with Poolboy92, DJ New Jersey Drone, Kanyo, Izy, Acemo, Lord SMS, DJ LILMATT, Color Plus at Trans Pecos in Ridgewood. Tickets are $5 at the door and the show begins at 10 p.m.
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
The Chain Theatre in Long Island City presents “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Live Radio Play” at 8 p.m., with matinee performances Feb. 28 and March 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by visiting http://chain-theatre.org.
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
Screened as part of an homage to cinematographer Gordon Wills and part of the periodical See It Big! series, “All The President’s Men” is Alan Pakula’s political thriller about the Watergate scandal. Willis shines with an opening sequence filmed at the Library of Congress, elaborate deep-focus photography and a blend of static and moving compositions. 7 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.
FOUR WALLS SLIDE AND FILM COMBO
In conjunction with their current exhibition “Literary Devices,” the Fisher Landau Center for Art presents “Four Walls Slide and Film Club (Candy) Sampler” featuring the work of over 20 artists with live music. The event takes place at 2 p.m. at 38-27 30th St., Long Island City. RSVP to email@example.com.
LUNAR NEW YEAR SCAVENGER HUNT
The Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St. in Corona, will host a scavenger hunt featuring animals represented by the lunar zodiac, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize.
YEAR OF THE SHEEP CRAFTS
Make crafts with the Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St. in Corona, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., when they will be making paper lantern and sheep-themed crafts as part of the Lunar New Year festivities.
Join professional artists at the Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St. in Corona, at 11:30 a.m. and again at 3:45 p.m., when they will be discussing the importance of calligraphy in Asian culture and show visitors how to say their names in Chinese.
THE QUEENS’ CARTOONISTS
To celebrate the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day, the Sky View Center, 40-24 College Point Blvd., will feature a performance from swing musicians The Queen’s Cartoonists, from 2 to 4 p.m., which will include some of the zaniest tunes, most of which were written or adapted for classic cartoons. The band’s repertoire includes pieces by Raymond Scott, John Kirby and other original tunes used by Carl Stalling for the Warner Brother’s Looney Tunes & Merry Melodies.
In anticipation of their upcoming, fifth-annual event, Queens World Film Festival organizers screen 10 trailers at a party with many movie makers. 10 p.m. Free. Local NY, 13-02 44th Ave., Long Island City, www.queensworldfilmfestival.com.
The Central Queens Y in Forest Hills will host a Purim carnival beginning at 1 p.m. There will be an afternoon of arts and crafts, moon bounces, carnival booths, music and much more. Charge at the door is $5 per child over two years old and $15 per family max. The Central Queens Y is located at 67-09 108 St. in Forest Hills.
The Chinese Theatre Works will return to the Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St. in Corona, for a presentation of “Hao Bang Ah, Sheep!,” a sheep-themed puppet show, at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m.
Take a trip down to the farm, at 2:30 p.m., when the Queens Zoo will have keepers discuss facts about the Jacob’s four-horned, Suffolk and miniature Southdown sheep.
QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
This world-renowned woodwind group performs Latin American music with help from the Corona Youth Orchestra and composer Harold Gutierrez. Free. 2 p.m. Flushing Library Auditorium, 41-17 Main St., Flushing, www.queenslibrary.org.
Denny Daniels from the Museum of Interesting Things informs on the Industrial Revolution with interactive demonstrations of such items as the steam engine, cylinder phonograph, windup toys, mechanical door bells, butter churns and apple peelers. 7 p.m. Greater Astoria Historical Society. Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, Fourth Floor, Long Island City, www.astorialic.org.
PERFECT WAVE presents GDFX, Daniel Pearce/Andrew Smiley duo, Kate Henderson’s Drone Acupuncture Installation, Sapropelic Pycnic at Trans Pecos in Ridgewood. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets at the door are $8. Trans Pecos is located at 915 Wyckoff Ave.
PERCEPTIONS OF BEAUTY
This event showcases music for combinations of clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano with five world premieres by Random Access Music composers Guy Barash, David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, Wang Jie and Frances White. The show is also the second performance by the newly formed RAM Players. 8 p.m. $10. The Little Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City, www.ram-nyc.org.