David Alan Grier, Saturday, Mar. 15, QPAC (see below).
THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE
Flushing Town Hall will present a staged presentation of “The Snail and the Whale,” starting at 2:15 p.m. A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. But when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? This show, appropriate for those aged 4 and up, will feature live music and lots of laughs. Attendees will be entered into a contest, where they can win four Cirque du Soleil tickets, “The Snail and the Whale” gift bags and more. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for members and $8 for children. For more info, call (718) 463-7700.
It’s time to get shamrocked! Join the St. Patrick’s Day weekend bar crawls on March 14, 15 and 17. Register for one day or all three at BarCrawls.com. The fun starts at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, located at 29-19 24th Ave. Admission is $10 and up.
FIVE BOROUGHS MUSIC FESTIVAL
King Manor Museum and Five Boroughs Music Festival partner up to present Les Delices, a Cleveland-based, critically-acclaimed ensemble who will perform French Baroque music on period instruments. The program will feature works by Philidor, Guillemain, Leclair and Rameau. Wine and refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., with the concert starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 at the door, $25 in advance. For information, visit kingmanor.org/events/concert.php.
PURIM BEGINS AT SUNDOWN
Come hear strings pop and words echo in the Chapel of No Religion installed at the Queens Museum. Peter Schumann has done fiddle sermons for at least 20 years as part of Bread and Puppet Theater’s summertime performance series at their farm in northern Vermont. The sermons, which always merge philosophy and news, are delivered while Schumann vigorously accompanies himself on a fiddle. Each performance will be accompanied by bread-making, and bread-serving, by the artist, as he has done since 1963. The admission is free and the event starts at 4 p.m.
“ETERNiDAY: Queens Poet Lore Festival of the Language Arts” is a day-long festival at the Queens Museum that will showcase a diverse selection of poets, artists, musicians, performers, educators and publishers from the Borough and beyond. Curated by the current poet laureate of Queens, Paolo Javier, this festival will feature readings, panel discussions, musical performances, live film narrations and screenings, writing workshops and a publishers’ alley. For more information, visit www.queensmuseum.org or call (718) 592-9700.
Musica Reginae Productions presents a concert of works by Brahms and Schumann, performed by the Musica Reginae Chamber Players. The program includes Brahms Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, op. 78; Brahms Piano Quartet in C Minor, op. 60; and Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat Major, op. 47. It will be held at The Church-in-the-Gardens at 50 Ascan Ave. in Forest Hills. It will begin at 7 30 p.m. A reception will follow the performance.
SCIENCE WORKSHOPS FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN
Join the New York Hall of Science for hands-on experiments and sensory-rich art projects in workshops specially designed for young children, ages 3 to 5, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings. In this workshop, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, kids will discover the wonders of outer space as they build and launch their own high-flying rockets. To register, call (718) 699-0005, ext. 341.
DAVID ALAN GRIER
David Alan Grier, the comedian best known for his work on “In Living Color,” will bring his stand-up comedy to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center. Starting at 3 p.m., the show will feature Grier’s unique brand of humor that
is guaranteed to have audiences laughing all day long. For more information, call (718) 631-6311.
LEGENDS OF HIP-HOP
See several classic hip-hop artists perform at Resorts World Casino. Those scheduled to perform include Naughty By Nature, Kurtis Blow and Black Sheep. It costs $25 for an advance ticket. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. To buy tickets, go to rwnewyork.com.
ASTORIA TANGO CLUB
Come with friends and be transported to the 1950’s. Learn how to dance with the friendly Astoria Tango School team leaded by dancer and instructor Mariana Fresno. Enjoy Spanish dishes and wines from Centro Español’s Restaurant in a relaxed atmosphere while dancing to the rhythm of the most sensual dance in the world Tango. The lesson starts at 6 p.m. and admission is $10. The Centro Español de Queens is located at 41-01 Broadway, Astoria.
TASTE OF THE WORLD
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs is hosting the “Taste of the World” food festival from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The food fest showcases local restaurants. Foodies can expect lots on the menu, with samplings of many different cuisines that reflect the multi-ethnic character of the parish and the Forest Hills community it serves. Restaurants participating include Uno Chicago Grill, Portofino and Tuscan Hills. Tickets are $25. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs is located at 72-55 Austin St. in Forest Hills.
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
The Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City will offer a unique take on the film festival format, dedicated to promoting the art of the short film and connecting film lovers with filmmakers with this monthly event. The Short Film Fest will screen five to 15 short films, interspersed with Q&As with creators, followed by a cocktail party. The event costs $10 and begins at 8 p.m. For information, visit www.laughingdevil.com.
The Queens College Center for Teaching and Learning will show a free screening of “American Revolutionary” as part of its Civil Rights Film Series. The film tells the story of Grace Lee Boggs, an activist and philosopher in Detroit who has dedicated her life to the next American Revolution and a better future for all of humanity. The screening of this documentary will run from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Nancy Cohen, Glenn Goldberg, Matt Nolan, Debra Priestly, Gregory Sholette and Tommy Mintz will appear for a discussion at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the talk will accompany the gallery’s current showing, an art faculty exhibition. For more information, call (718) 997-4747.
ROCKAWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE – MIXED MEDIA EXHIBIT
Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 p.m. Ongoing until March 23. Multiple Mediums by local artists on display: watercolor, oil painting, sculpture, photography, etc.