Matthew Weiner’s “Mad Men” exhibition at the
Museum of Moving Image runs until June 14.
Host Pete Bladel presents five comics with strong opinions and even stronger punchlines at Q.E.D. Astoria. You’ll receive nothing but the best, uncut takes New York comedy has to offer. Show runs from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and costs $5. For more information, visit qedastoria.com.
Attend this 2-hour class, organized for CNYC by Solar One, and learn how to keep your building in high-performing condition. In this interactive workshop, organized by Solar One as independent contractor to NYSERDA, you will learn about: cost-effective ways to reduce energy expenses and have a healthier, greener, more comfortable building; proven strategies for working with your coop or condo board, building residents and staff, and property managers; incentives and other sources of funding for capital improvements related to energy efficiency and renewable energy systems; complying with new green laws and code changes such as Local Law 84, Local Law 87 and the City’s phase out of No. 4 and 6 heating oil and avoiding the associated penalties. Queens Borough Hall, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., registration starts at 6 p.m.
Color Me Badd and All-4-One will perform at Resorts World Casino, featuring chart-topping hits like “I Wanna Sex You Up,” “All 4 Love,” “I Swear” and “I Can Love You Like That.” Doors open at 8pm. Tickets range from $25 to $75.
EXHIBITION WALKTHROUGH WITH GUEST CURATOR
Join guest curator Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala, from 4 to 5 p.m., for a special tour of the Queens Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India 1947/1997,” which will be on view from March 8 to June 28. The “After Midnight” exhibit presents a comparative study of art created in the wake of two defining moments in Indian history.
Parents and children are invited to join the Queens Botanical Garden, located at 43-50 Main St., from 2 to 4 p.m., for this instructional program all about gardening and the environment. The family day event is sponsored by HSBC and is free and open to the public. For information visit queensbotanical.org.
Established in 1993 by Paul Taylor to ensure his works would be seen worldwide, Taylor 2 is modern dance unhindered by technical limitations. This repertoire includes dances that span the broad spectrum of his original work. At 1 p.m., join Taylor 2 members for an interactive dance workshop. (Workshop: $7/$4 for children/free for members with tickets to 2:15 p.m. show; performance: $13/$8 for children.) Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing.
JAZZ IN THE SANCTUARY
Saxophonist David Schnitter and singer Marti Mabin return to the same place where they offered a dazzling concert last year. Free. 7 p.m. Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48-03 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside.
ST. PATRICK CELEBRATION
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Veterans from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion, 89-02 91st St., you’ll get a Family Style Dinner – corned beef and cabbage and mashed potatoes and all the trimmings, beer, wine, soda, coffee and dessert. Plus, dancing with DJ Richie. $30 per person, call Jennifer (718-296-3923) or Loretta (718-843-1292) to buy tickets. All proceeds go towards American Legion Post 118, which is approaching its 100th anniversary – and starting next year will begin decorating the Memorial Trees in Forest Park, dedicated to boys from Woodhaven who gave their lives for this country.
ASTORIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Astoria Symphony Orchestra will present music of Mozart, Brahms and Barber in a concert at 5 p.m. at Long Island City High School, under the baton of Music Director David Štech. Knoxville native and Astoria resident, special guest soprano Colette Boudreaux will perform with the orchestra. The concert concludes with the monumental and final symphony of Johannes Brahms, Symphony No.4. The Fourth Symphony contains almost every human emotion, from the jubilant to the tragic – it has a cathartic power. Brahmsians often label it as the composer’s greatest orchestral work.
DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents award-winning films by and about people with disabilities at the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills. Post-screening discussions and author talks bring the community together to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. The films begin at 10 am and 2 pm on March 15 and 2pm on March 16.
Cinemarosa, the monthly Queer film series, returns to the Queens Museum with a special presentation of the program “Genderings” from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring the works of local and national filmmakers who focus their lens on the lives and experiences of transgender and gender-non-confirming people in the United States.
QUEENS WORLD FESTIVAL OPENER
The Borough’s fifth annual international film festival kicks off at the Museum of the Moving Image at 7:15 p.m. A fundraising event features the festival founders, filmmakers and Leon Ichaso, the 2015 Spirit of Queens Honoree. Screenings start at 8 p.m.
THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT
Help the Astoria Bookshop celebrate the publication of Jenn Marie Thorne’s debut novel, “The Wrong Side of Right,” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Set against a backdrop of politics, family and first love, this is a story of personal responsibility, complicated romance and trying to discover who you are even as everyone tells you who you should be. Thorne will read from the book before being joined in conversation by author Leila Sales (“This Song Will Save Your Life.”) Refreshments will be served. RSVP at facebook.com/events/1528184437440869.
AARON LANDSMAN: RUNNING AWAY FROM THE ONE WITH THE KNIFE
This play is about suicide and religious faith. It’s a memorial and an exorcism for a woman named Christina; it’s the story of her sister and the monk who is their friend. The play is terse, allusive and full of monologues, repeated short scenes and hastily scrawled signs that comment on what’s happening. 8 p.m. The Chocolate Factory Theater, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City.
MATTHEW WEINER’S “MAD MEN”
This new major exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image explores the creative process behind “Mad Men,” one of the most acclaimed television series of all time, now launching its final seven episodes on AMC. Featuring large-scale sets including Don Draper’s office and the kitchen from the Draper’s Ossining home, more than 25 iconic costumes, props, video clips, advertising art and personal notes and research material from series creator Matthew Weiner, the exhibition offers unique insight into the series. The exhibition runs until June 14. For more information, call (718) 784-0077.