Join Author Noga Bernstein on 3/23 at the Central
Queens Y at 1:30 p.m. for the Israeli Art Exhibit.
POP BAR KARAOKE
Come sing your heart out at Throwback Thursday Karaoke at Astoria’s POP Bar, 12-21 Astoria Blvd. Enjoy $4 well drinks all night. Runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Musical Improv comes to Q.E.D. Astoria in a new monthly showcase of the City’s best and brightest musical improv teams. Every scene, every note, every lyric will be fully improvised into a beautiful “Naive Melody.” Produced and Hosted by Louie Pearlman. Tickets cost $7, show runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit qedastoria.com.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
“Through the Looking Glass,” an original musical by local Queens composer Bill Ryden, a lifelong Forest Hills resident, based on the classic story by Lewis Carroll. Performances will take place at St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South in Forest Hills, on March 20, 7:30 p.m. and March 21 and 22 at 2:30 p.m.
THE FOX AND BOULDER
Enjoy this original play written and directed by Sarah Bennett at Astoria’s Ophelia Theatre. Long ago in an imaginary kingdom, a beloved watering hole was know for its hospitality and little else. Then one night several different travelers meet together, all with a lofty dream, only to discover that dreams don’t always come true the way you expect them to. The Ophelia Theatre entrance and parking lot for “The Fox and Boulder” is located in the Variety Boys and Girls Club parking lot off of 21st St. Visit http://opheliatheatre.com/ for show times and tickets.
CONCERT AT TRANS PECOS
EXCEPTER presents Franco Falsini’s Sensations Fix and more at Trans Pecos in Ridgewood. The show will begin at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $10. The venue is at 915 Wyckoff Ave.
United Ink New York Tattoo Show presents the No Limits Tattoo festival at Resorts World Casino. Get tattooed by famous artists and reality TV stars, purchase unique wares and watch live stage shows. The festival begins at 2 p.m. on March 20 and continues at noon on March 21 and 22.
WHAT’S NEW (AND OLD) IN LONG ISLAND CITY
Official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum leads a walking tour of Long Island City. Part 1 explores the oldest part of LIC from Court Square to the East River. $20. Meet at 2p.m. at the northwest corner 23rd Street and 44th Drive.
CLEVER GIRL: JURASSIC PARK
Hold on to your butts and lock your electronic doors, dinosaurs have escaped! Welcome to “Clever Girl: Jurassic Park.” Watch as your favorite comedic actors devour your favorite childhood film in a hilarious staged reading. Dodge child-hungry velociraptors and the sexual advances of Dr. Ian Malcolm, and when dealing with dino droppings, please remember to wash your hands before you eat anything. Audience participation, trivia, raffle prizes – general mayhem will ensue. Performance at 7 p.m. at Long Island City’s Chain Theatre. For more information, visit http://chain-theatre.org.
Matthew Kirsch, Associate Curator and organizer of “Noguchi as Photographer: The Jantar Mantars of Northern India,” narrates a slide show of photographs from Noguchi’s travels to sites he visited throughout Europe and Asia in 1949-50. Talk from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
AN EVENING OF SPIRIT
Internationally renowned author, clairvoyant, spiritual medium, producer and television personality James Van Praagh will be headed to Queensborough Community College on March 21, to share special messages from guides, family and friends in spirit. His messages have brought solace, peace and spiritual insights, changing how millions view both life and death. Tickets are $34 to $65 and are available online at visitqpac.org.
Celebrate the end of winter at the Onderdonk House in Ridgewood and welcome spring with a day outside in the Onderdonk yard. Bring your own kite or purchase a kite making kit from us. Adults $5.00, children free.
Join Flushing Town Hall on March 22 at 3 p.m. for a dance and music explosion! The Luxembourg International Composition Prize Winning Composer Huang Ruo and classical music superstar New Asia Chamber Music Society will join the internationally renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for an interactive dance and music demonstration. Admission is $15 and $10 for members and students.
MARCH FOR THE EARTH
Celebrate the vernal equinox and Earth Day by joining other community groups for a day of volunteering and unity. Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer. Free, 10 a.m.. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, queensbotanical.org.
ISRAELI ART EXHIBIT
What’s Israeli about Israeli art? Is it Middle Eastern or European? Author Noga Bernstein discuss the ways in which Israeli artists have reinterpreted Jewish themes and given expression to the experiences of the people of Israel, from earliest years to today. She will also discuss whether a nation of immigrants has formed a coherent, unique art tradition of its own in Israel. Bernstein will appear at the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m.
CONNECTING LOCAL DANCEMAKERS WITH CUNY COLLEGES
The second year of the CUNY Dance Initiative awards 26 NYC dance companies/choreographers residencies at 11 CUNY colleges. Join Dance/NYC as Wendy Perron, author of Through the Eyes of a Dancer and former editor-in-chief of Dance Magazine, hosts a discussion with five awarded artists. Free. 6:30 p.m. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City.
The screening of “GMO OMG” is part of an effort by local volunteers, working with the organization Food and Water Watch, on a campaign to label GMOs. The film explores the history of Genetically Modified Organisms and their pervasiveness throughout present-day agriculture. Following the screening, attendees will be asked to write letters to their Assembly Members asking them to co-sponsor a bill to label GMOs in New York State. The screening will be held at PS 68, 77-02 37 Ave. in Jackson Heights 7 p.m. Admission is free.
YOGA IN RIDGEWOOD
Yoga at the Ridgewood Library. Adriana Hastings is the instructor. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are: 5-6 and 6-7 p.m.
SOUTHERN QUEENS SALON SERIES CONCERT
The Queens Symphony Orchestra featuring jazz great Spencer Day plays Sinatra-style music. Free. 7 p.m. St. Helen’s Fr. Dooley Hall, 83-09 157th Ave., Howard Beach, queenssymphony.org