Film Screening: Women Pioneers on Monday, 5/18 at
the Central Queens Y. (see below).
This film is shown as part of the series Portraying the Human Condition: The Films of Masaki Kobayashi and Tatsuya Nakadai. It’s a samurai classic set in the 18th century. Elite swordsmen are driven to a final conflict by a social system that demands absolute loyalty. 7 p.m. $12/$9 for seniors and students. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, Astoria. movingimage.us.
SHREK! THE MUSICAL
St. Mary Gate of Heaven School presents Shrek the Musical Jr. on May 15 and 16. The play will begin, both nights, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The school is located at 101-20 105th St. in Ozone Park.
DISCO INFERNO AT RESORTS WORLD CASINO
Live performances by Harold Melvins Blue Notes, France Joli, Double Exposure, Debbie Jacobs, Disco Unlimited and more. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $50.
STAR SEARCHERS – “EXPLORING THE NIGHT SKY”
Seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich will lead each of these interactive astronomy programs. Each program features an indoor question and answer session on basic astronomy, fun and games followed by exciting outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Although this is an adult workshop, children 9 and up are welcome to register as long as they are accompanied by a participating adult. Highlights include Venus shining highest this month just after sunset; Jupiter and its four Galilean moons and the Virgo Galaxy Cluster. Pre-registration is required. $15 per person. Starts at 7:30 p.m. at APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. For more information call (718) 229-4000 or visit alleypond.com.
GOLDA’S BALCONY STARRING TOVAH FELDSHUH
Four-time Tony-nominee Tovah Feldshuh recreates her award-winning performance as Golda Meir. 8 p.m. $35-$42. Goldstein Theatre, Queens College, 65-23 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, Also performing at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. kupferbergcenter.org.
The Trinity Lutheran Church at 31-18 37th St. in Astoria hosts “Sacred Songs” by the Astoria Choir starting at 8 p.m. The performance will include pieces by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Britten, Brahms, Witkowski and Ames. Conducted by Adam Eggeleston. $15/$20 online, $20/$25 at the door. For more information, visit astoriachoir.org.
MAIFEST IN THE GARDEN
An annual German tradition that includes music by Norman Curtis, food (beet and herring salad, spaetzle, bratwurst), and maibowle, a wine punch with sweet woodruff. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $30. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, vomuseum.org.
PERCUSSIA: TWANG & BANG
This local ensemble for percussion, flute, harp and viola presents contemporary music incorporating a variety of stylistic influences ranging from video games to world music. 8 p.m. $20. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC, queensnewmusicfestival.org.
BIRD & NATURE WALK
Join the Queens Botanical Gardens, at 43-50 Main St. in Flushing, from 11 a.m. to noon, for a springtime stroll through the Garden, looking at all the birds, flowers and other treats courtesy of Mother Nature. For more information log on to queensbotanical.org.
LORD NELSON MASS
The Oratorio Society of Queens and the Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens perform Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, a celebration of spring’s promise of renewal and rebirth. The group plans to sing other choral masterpieces and solo selections. 7 p.m. $35/$30 for seniors (62+) and students with ID/$10 for children (12 and under). Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, queensoratorio.org.
ANIMAL TALES – A BUTTERFLY STORY
Listen to a nature-related story followed by craft/activity time. Enjoy a snack, meet an animal and take a trail walk, weather permitting. Limited to 12 participants. This program is for ages 5 and 6 and will take place at APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston. Pre-registration is required, $18 per child, 1:30 to 3 p.m. (718) 229-4000, alleypond.com
QCA ARTISTS PEER CIRCLE POETRY AND PROSE READING
Featuring Catherine Fletcher, Jared Harel, Mary Lannon, Meera Nair, Vaughn Watson and Peer Facilitator Nancy Agabian, the writers will share new works of prose and poetry in progress. Each writer will read for 15 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission to network and meet the writers. This 3rd Space event will provide a platform for Queens-based writers to present their work, develop a Queens-based audience, and foster a Queens-based literary community. 6-8 p.m., $10. Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
MAD MEN FINALES CELEBRATION
Join the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria, for this special members-only screening of the final episode of Mad Men, live on the big screen. A wine reception will be sponsored by Sigura Vidas at 8 p.m., before the screening. The exhibition “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” will also be open to museum members from 8 to 10 p.m. 1960s cocktail attire is recommended, but not required. To learn more visit movingimage.us.
A MOTHER’S DAY CHINESE POP CONCERT
At Resorts World Casino features top tribute artists to fames past and present singers. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets range from $10 to $80.
FILM SCREENING, WOMEN PIONEERS
At the Central Queens Y with film critic Jan Lisa Hutner. In the 1920s, women pioneers immigrated to Palestine to realize their dream of creating a new, independent woman in a Jewish state. Using diaries, letters, and archival footage, the filmmakers give voice to four remarkable women whose voices emerge clear, committed, questioning, and painful. These courageous women tell of their passionate battles and painful disappointments, love affairs, and ideological discussions, birth and death of loved ones, and an abiding belief in their dream of building a new society.
The Greater Astoria Historical Society hosts a lecture/slide presentation on North Beach, a summer resort where LaGuardia Airport is now. 7 p.m. $10. QED Astoria, 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria, astorialic.org.