Charlotte’s Web live on Sunday, 2/8 at The Queens
Theatre. (see below).
LAUGH IT UP, ASTORIA
A night of laughs for Astorians, by Astorians at Q.E.D. Come for comedy, trivia, prizes and baked goods – It’s sort of like a pop culture pop quiz or a bake sale but with jokes. Non-Astorians are of course welcome as well. Runs from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and costs $5.
FIORA, THE OPERA
Head to the Aaron Copland School of Music, located on the Queens College Campus, at 5 p.m. to watch a student-composed, modern opera. The opera will feature Kathryn Wieckhorst in the lead role along with current students and alumni from the Adam Copeland School of Music. Stephen Fillare will conduct the Opera with string players from the Queens College Orchestra. There will be free entry for the opera with a suggested donation at will call.
Move over Hollywood! Blocks from Kaufman Astoria, Immaculate Conception Church is hosting an Oscar Soiree at 7 p.m. in the Upper Church. Festivities begin with a red carpet reception and showtime starts at 8 p.m. Dress in formal attire, strut the carpet, pose in the photo booth and dance to vintage Hollywood music. Event costs $12.
CINEMA TROPICAL FESTIVAL
Through Feb. 8. A celebration of the year’s best Latin American films, featuring the winners of the Cinema Tropical Awards. $6-$12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria
CONCERT AT TRANS PECOS
Wolvves, Aeon Rings, We Are Temporary and Skeleton Head will perform at Trans Pecos in Ridgewood. The show is slated to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $8. The venue is located at 915 Wyckoff Ave.
THE LADIES OF MOTOWN
Come watch the Reflections at the Queens Theatre at 8 p.m. as they’ll be putting on a performance that will pay tribute to the Ladies of Motown. The Reflections is a 10 piece professional band that stars three female lead vocalists who fascinate their audiences with authentic musical performances of the 60s era. The songs they will be performing are produced from their original recording and they will come along with an on-screen video backdrop illustrating the culture of America from that time period. It is an enjoyable performance suitable for people of all ages, all seats are $40.
DRUNK VOCAB BEE
Come down to Astoria Coffee for the first ever Drunk Vocab Bee, co-sponsored by the Astoria Bookshop. Test your vocab prowess against your fellow lexicographical nerds and compete for great prizes while partaking in Astoria Coffee’s new wine & beer selections. We’ll begin with a written round, followed by 4 rounds of oral vocab quizzing. A panel of three totally unbiased and incorruptible judges will hand out scores for technical merit and artistic presentation, with prizes awarded to the top scorers. Event begins at 7 p.m.
WRESTLING AT RESORTS WORLD CASINO
Watch the FEW wrestling show as Resorts World featuring Robbie E, Trent, Candice LeRae and other top professional wrestlers from the New York area. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the first match is at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $100.
CHARLOTTE’S WEB LIVE
The Queens Theatre will be showing two performances of E.B. White’s famous children’s novel Charlotte’s Web, the story of a friendship between Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider. The story of their friendship is great for children as it displays bravery, companionship, selfless love and the meaning of friendship.
The first show will start at 1 p.m. and it will be followed by a second show at 3 p.m. Admission is $14 for both children and adults.
Head to the Flushing Town Hall as they will host a puppetry workshop, suitable for children ages five and up, followed by a performance of Jean Giono’s The Man Who Planted Trees, the story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, altering a barren wasteland. Workshop leaders from the Puppet State Theatre Company of Scotland will give their expertise on how to make your puppet come to life with movement, stillness and voice. The workshop is $7 for adults, $4 for children and free for members with tickets to the 2:15pm show. The performance is $13 for adults, $10 for members, $8 for children and $6 for children with membership.
BATH TIME CRAYONS
Scrub-a-dub-dub, it’s time to make your own colorful crayons to make bath time more fun. $5/$8 New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.
WINE AND SLEAZE
Low brow comedy for the high brow set. Treacherous trio R. Alex Murray, Paul Ashey, and Amanda Van Nostrand are sure to excite and delight with their madcap hyjinks and stupendous line-up of super-star comics at the Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City. Tickets are $5 and beers will be $4. Show starts at 8 p.m.
There will be an exhibit of Artist Madeline Lovallo’s work at Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct starting on Monday, Feb. 9, running through March 9. The exhibit will be on the Red Gallery Wall on the 2nd Floor of the casino.
KIDS SING ALONG
Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. join the fun at the Q.E.D. sing along for kids. Led by the delightful Louie Pearlman, the fun-filled half hour includes original songs made up by Louie and his ukulele. Event is $10 and includes snacks for the kids.
The Cypress Inn Café hosts a movie night every Wednesday night. Come and enjoy a freshly brewed cup o’ joe along with a great movie. The event begins at 8 p.m. The café is located at 17-02 Stanhope St.
TANGO BUENOS AIRES
It takes two to tango! Come down to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center to watch the cultural group, Tango Buenos Aires, from Buenos Aires, Argentina as they will perform their new program Song for Eva Peron, based on the most important feminine character in Argentinean history. The presentation depicts the monumental life of Eva Peron, from her road to superstardom and becoming Argentina’s First Lady in the 1930s to her death in 1952. Song of Eva Peron is told through traditional Tango and music from Buenos Aires. The performance starts at 8 p.m. with tickets starting at $35.
THE COMPOSERS COLLECTIVE
Head to Flushing Town Hall as they will be hosting a concert by The Composers Collective, who will showcase new works written by Folie a Deux, an appealing viola duo of Nora Krohn and Nick Revel. The Composers Collective is a diverse group of upcoming composers brought together by a common passion for composing new music to be listened to and experienced by a live audience. The presentation starts at 8 p.m. and admission will be free of charge.