Kite making at Socrates Sculpture Park on Saturday,
5/9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (see below).
LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION WITH CAROL BURNETT
This 90-minute interactive experience’s format harkens back to the openings of The Carol Burnett Show when her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage the comedian with questions and receive spontaneous answers. $39-$85. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 65-23 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For more information, visit kupferbergcenter.org.
WOMEN IN POLITICS – LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST
Join the 38th Assembly District, Part B Regular Democratic Club for a Legislative Breakfast, May 9, 10 a.m. Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 93-12 91st Ave. in Woodhaven. $20 per person.
MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS
Based on the best-selling book by author John Gray, this hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on-stage. At 8 p.m., join the Queensborough Performing Arts Center for this one-man theatrical comedy starring TV personality Peter Story as he travels through a series of vignettes, which cover everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Admission is $45 per person or $22.50 for QPAC members. For more information call the box office at (718) 631-6311 or visit visitqpac.org.
Walk through First Calvary Cemetery with historian and blogger Mitch Waxman and then eat lunch at Bantry Bay Publick House. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $20. Meet at Northeast corner of Greenpoint and Review avenues, LIC, sunnyside-chamber.org.
CILLIAN VALLELY IN CONCERT
This renowned uilleann pipes and low whistle player performs with guitarist and singer Ryan McGiver. 7:30 p.m. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC, newyorkirishcenter.org.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN PLANT SALE
The United Methodist Church of Floral Park, 35 Verbena Ave., will hold their Annual Spring Fair and Plant Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church auditorium. Come down and shop at craft vendors, corner bake shop, stage deli, thrift shop and collectibles. They will also have a wide variety of plants, vegetables and various sizes of hanging baskets available. United Methodist Women will be selling small items and raffle tickets for a handmade quilt to benefit their mission projects. Luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join the Noguchi Museum for a day of kite making at Socrates Sculpture Park. Using recycled materials, kids and families will build kites exploring themes of flight, freedom and community and fly them in the park. Free, first come, first serve. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH & CHILDREN’S CRAFT
Make this Mother’s Day shine with a visit to the Queens Botanical Gardens. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and again from 12:30 to 3 p.m., come enjoy a light brunch and the QBG craft table where children can make some botanically themed treats. To find out more, visit queensbotanical.org.
Explore real tools and materials while sewing, weaving and playing with textiles. Learn the science behind hypercolor fabrics and make cool wearable art. $8 per family. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, nysci.org.
PAINT N’ SIP
Paint and wine events are the perfect union of creativity and good spirits. Artist Heather Cohen teaches painting over the course of a few hours at Astoria’s Q.E.D. No prior art experience is necessary. We supply the pain, canvases, easels and paintbrushes. All materials and one mimosa or glass of house red or white wine is included and you’ll leave with a masterpiece that you painted. Advance purchase required. Tickets cost $50. For more information, visit qedastoria.com.
WHAT HAPPENED TO ADAM AND EVE AFTER THEY LEFT THE GARDEN?
Why did Abraham reject idolatry? The Bible you usually read is the abridged version. Some writings were left out for political or theological reasons, others simply because of ancient bookmaking technology. Some passages were even omitted by accident. Dr. Joel Hoffman reveals what’s missing from our Bible, who left it out, and why. He teaches at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and has also served on the linguistic faculty at Brandeis University. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. The Central Queens Y is located at 67-09 108th St. in Forest Hills.
Come to the Astoria Bookshop ready to tell a five-minute true story about something that happened to you. Don’t worry about sticking to a theme – you don’t have to. Participants’ names will be pulled from a fishbowl, open-mic style. And of course, non-storytellers are welcome to join the audience. Hosted by David Lawson, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. To RSVP, visit facebook.com/astoriabookshop.
QUEENS TASTE 2015
The premiere networking and culinary event returns to the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, from 6 to 9 p.m. More than 50 restaurants and other food and drink purveyors will provide samples to 800 attendees, including some of the most powerful and best-connected Queens residents. The cuisine will feature everything from sweet to savory, Asian to Latin American, and crunchy to creamy. Admission is $125 for a single ticket and $200 for a pair. For more information visit www.itsinqueens.com/queenstaste or call (718) 263-0546.
UNCANNY VALLEY ARCHIVES
New at the Museum of the Moving Image, artist and animator Scott Gelber uses 3D models, rich digital textures and artifacts of contemporary computing to construct elaborate tableaux that are both familiar and inexplicable. Commissioned for the Museum’s lobby, the exhibit operates as a carnival funhouse of near-familiar moments and scenes that unravel to reveal the town’s horrifying reality. On view until Sept. 13.
FACE THE MUSIC WITH KRONOS QUARTET: ROAD TRIP
This concert features pieces from the Kronos repertoire performed with chamber ensembles from Face the Music as well as solos. These contemporary classical and world-music superstars perform as part of the fourth annual Queens New Music Festival. $25/$15 for students, advance only, no door sales. 4:30 p.m., The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills Gardens, queensnewmusicfestival.org.