J. Cole, Colden Auditorium, Queens College, Monday, 1/27 (see below)
ALEX BLAKE QUARTET
Bass virtuoso Alex Blake will perform at Flushing Town Hall at 8 p.m. A master of the classical upright bass and the electric bass, Blake’s classical fingerpicking and strumming of melodic patterns are a must-see for any music fan. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and members. For more information, call (718) 463-7700.
A FULLISH DECK
The Secret Theatre & Queens Secret Improv Club presents “A Fullish Deck.” It’s a fun night with a roster of house-formed and veteran indie improv teams from all over the subway map! Six improv comedy sets featuring two shows every hour between 7:30-10:30. Tickets are just $7 for the whole night, one show or all six! Current teams are: Butter High, Monster Monster, Perfect Stranglers, Petting Zoo (musical improv), Sister Sex Wolf, Funkle Todd, Mercury, and Goose.
Queens Theatre will present “La Ratonera,” AKA “The Mousetrap,” in Spanish at 8 p.m. This Agatha Christie play takes place in a guest house where eight characters are trapped because of the snow storm outside. All of those individuals were involved in a recent London crime, meaning that each of them can be a suspect or a victim. The show will also occur on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the same time and Sunday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information, call (718) 760-0064.
DATE NIGHT TERRARIUM CLASS AT LULUDI
Looking for a fun date night? Come enjoy soft music, wine and nibbles while you and your date together create a one-of-a-kind living world. Luludi Frames, located at 23-07 24th Ave., Astoria, will supply one large terrarium, soil, plants, sand, moss, crystals/pebbles/rocks, instructions, care cards and a gift box. You supply your imagination. The class is limited to eight people. Tickets are $80 per couple.
FUNDRAISER FOR COLIN FLOOD
Connolly’s Bar and Restaurant in Maspeth will host a fundraiser for Colin Flood, an 8-year-old boy diagnosed with leukemia. A friend of the Flood family will guest bartend that night and all proceedings from the night will be donated to the family. It will begin at 9 p.m. Connolly’s is located at 71-17 Grand Ave. in Maspeth.
The Bayside Historical Society will present a Queens sewing social from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Fort Totten Castle. As this is an open sew, bring something you are working on and join in the camaraderie of community sewing. Some sewing machines will be available but please bring your own if possible. A pressing station and cutting station will be available at the Castle. For Show and Tell, bring a completed project to share with the group. It costs $10 for meet-up members with a RSVP on the Queens Sewing Social event page, $8 for Bayside Historical Society members and $12 for non-members.
THE ELVIS BASH
Elvis Presley impersonators Scot Bruce and Mike Albert will appear at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center to perform a concert of hits from the entirety of The King’s career. Bruce embodies Elvis’ from his early days through his Hollywood fame. Albert covers Presley’s later years, with his reverent voice and famous jumpsuits. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through www.qcc.cuny.edu/qpac/index.html or by calling the box office at (718) 631-6311.
“THE LEGO MOVIE” HANDS-ON EVENT
Barnes and Noble will hold a hands-on learning event at noon, in support of “The Lego Movie.” Activities, fun and surprises are in store for all who attend. Advance registration is recommended. Barnes and Noble is located at 176-60 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows. For more information, call (718) 380-4340.
YORK COLLEGE NIGHT
CityRib, a restaurant in Jamaica, will host York College night at the establishment. The York College music department will provide live music for the event. It will begin at 9 p.m. Ten percent off on food with a valid college ID. CityRib is located at 89-04 Parsons Blvd.
If you are a poet or are a fan of poetry, come down to Forest Hills Library on Jan. 25. A group of poets from around the Borough will congregate to discuss and critique their work. It is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. The library is located at 108-19 71st Ave.
FLEA MARKET AND CRAFT FAIR
The St. Joan of Arc Church in Jackson Heights invites you to join its Queens Flea Market and Craft Fair from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. at the Msgr. Boylan Auditorium.
Little Makers at the New York Hall of Science will hold this workshop on creating your very own bubble-blowing tool. Running from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the event will cost $8 per family with paid general admission and $5 per family for members. Advance registration is recommended. To do so, call (718) 699-0005 or visit http://nysci.org/little-makers.
LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Celebrate this popular Chinese holiday with costumed folk dances, Lion Dance and traditional paper cutting and calligraphy, from 1-4 p.m. at Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
As part of VH1’s Super Bowl Blitz, Grammy-nominated rapper J. Cole will perform at Colden Auditorium. Hosted by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler, the hip-hop star’s appearance is one of six events the channel is broadcasting live throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area. The doors open at 9:30 p.m. with the show kicking off at 11 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (718) 793-8080.
EVENING OF FINE FOOD
Queens Centers for Progress will host the annual Evening of Fine Food at 6:30 p.m. at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The group will hand out “Chef of the Year” awards to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to community. For information, visit www.queenscp.org.
Fleetwood Macked, a Fleetwood Mac cover band, will perform a number of hits by the classic rock band live and on stage next to Bar 360 in the casino. It will begin at 8 p.m. The Casino is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park.