Cirque du Soleil “Amaluna,” thru May 11, Citi Field (see below).
“IN BETWEEN THE LINES”
Calling all writers! Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space is proud to present “In Between the Lines,” an inaugural writing workshop hosted by Queens-based performance collective The In Between People. This workshop encourages lovers of the pen to wean themselves off their computer screens and try writing from a new perspective. Convention tells us that writers put their words on the page, while actors put their bodies on stage. But we want to know: what happens if before writers put their words on the page, they put their bodies on stage? 3rd Space – “In-Between the Lines” takes place from 7pm-9pm at Queens Council on the Arts, located at 37-11 35th Ave. Admission is $5. To RSVP, visit queenscouncilarts.org.
The New York Hall of Science will hold a workshop in the Maker Space on making a brush bot, a simple robot that uses vibration to move. This class runs from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is recommended for ages 5 and up. It costs $5 per adult/child pair. Register on the day of the event at the NYSCI admissions area. The workshop will repeat on March 23 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Martin Luther School will host its inaugural Chili Cook-Off at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and include a tasting of each of the chili entries, three votes toward the People’s Choice winning chili and a bowl of house chili and chips! The People’s Choice and The Judge’s Choice winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to enter your homemade chili in our competition, please log on to our website, www.MartinLutherNYC.org, to download an entry form. Winners in the People’s Choice category will receive tickets to upcoming events at Martin Luther School; the Judge’s Choice winner will receive a $150 Visa Gift Card.
WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT
Michael Rosen’s award-winning children’s book will be brought to life at Flushing Town Hall. “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” is the story of a father, his three children and their dog venturing off in search of a bear. The show starts at 2:15 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $10 for members and $8 for children. If you attend this event, you can enter to win four tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s latest show, “Amaluna,” at Citi Field. For more information, call (718) 463-7700.
RHYTHMS OF PERCEPTION
Jim Campbell: Rhythms of Perception is the first solo museum exhibition in New York of the San Francisco-based artist Jim Campbell (b.1956), who is best known for his evocative low resolution works. This exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image features over 20 works, ranging from early experimental film, interactive works and low-resolution videos to large-scale installations. Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks. The exhibition is organized by guest curator Steve Dietz, founder and artistic director of Northern.Lights.mm. At 2 p.m., the Museum will present a public conversation with Jim Campbell and curator Steve Dietz. Tickets are free with Museum admission. For information, visit www.movingimage.us.
THE CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES
Double-platinum Swing chart toppers, The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, are celebrating and performing the music of the Rat Pack at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center. Starting at 8 p.m., the concert will feature songs such as “Come Fly With Me,” “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head” and “The Lady Is A Tramp.” Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.qcc.cuny.edu/qpac or by calling the box office at (718) 631-6311.
THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
Greater Astoria Historical Society will show this film about the 1939 World’s Fair, 1:30 p.m. at the society, 35-20 Broadway, fourth floor, Long Island City. For information, call (718) 278-0700 or visit www.astorialic.org.
BALL RUN FUN
At the New York Hall of Science’s Little Makers event, attendees will explore the properties of mass, force and motion as they use cardboard, tubes and other household materials to create an exciting ball run. The workshop runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is an $8 materials fee per family. Register online at ball-run.eventbrite.com.
MARCH FOR THE EARTH
Celebrate the Earth at the Queens Botanical Garden with a day of volunteering and unity, followed by a festive march to the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Unisphere. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting. Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer. Advanced registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to do so. For more information, call (718) 886-3800.
TOYING WITH SCIENCE
The Queens Theatre will present “Toying With Science,” a show that combines circus skills, mime, original music, and audience involvement to explore scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines. Presented by Garry Krinsky, the performance will take place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Single tickets are $14.
COMEDY FUEL – FREE SHOW
The Laughing Devil Comedy Club presents the Comedy Fuel. It’s a free show, starting at 8 p.m. The show’s line up includes Drew Michael, Katie Hannigan, Meghan Hanley, Kelly Fastuca, Josh Homer, Joe Pera, Giulio Gallaroti and Taylor Ketchum. For more information, visit www.laughingdevil.com.
UNITED NATIONS EARTH DAY
Join the United Nations Association – Queens Chapter at the Queens Museum to celebrate Earth Day. During the event, which runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., a representative of a UN Mission will speak about UN relief aid following environmental disasters. Alley Pond Environmental Center, the Parks Dept., Queens Community Supported Agriculture and other organizations will have demonstrations. The day will also be marked with a performance by folk singer Joel Landy. For more information, call (718) 592-9700.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY JAZZ
The Paul Joseph Quartet will perform inspiring renditions of Irish favorites starting 1 p.m. at Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For information, call (718) 359-5996 or visit www.pauljoseph.com.
The latest Cirque Du Soleil presentation in Queens, “Amaluna,” will run outside of Citi Field from March 20 to May 11. On a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon, Queen Prospera’s daughter goes on an emotional journey of love with a brave young suitor. The couple must face multiple trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony. Tickets range between $60 and $145.