The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle, Sunday, 11/24 (see below)
HENDRIK MEURKENS SAMBA JAZZ QUARTET
Flushing Town Hall will present harmonica and vibraphone virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens at 8 p.m. for an evening of Brazilian jazz. He will perform classic Samba Jazz compositions along with his original songs. He will be joined by Misha Tsiganov on piano, Gustavo Amarante on bass and Adriano Santos on drums. The event costs $15 for general admission and $10 for members and students. Call (718) 463-7700 for more information.
Queens Council on the Arts’ next 3rd Space event will feature a presentation of “Neural: Cleave,” a work in progress by Queens-based sound artist Michelle Jaffe, from 7-8:30 p.m. A conversation will follow. Cost is $5. QCA is located at 37-11 35th Ave., Astoria. For information, visit www.queenscouncilarts.org.
The Mikey.K-Project will perform an acoustic show at Press 195 with talented singers Suzanne Clark and Nina. The show will start at 10:30 p.m. Grab a few beers and enjoy the show. Press 195 is located at 40-11 Bell Blvd., Bayside.
The Hillcrest Jewish Center is sponsoring an art auction with Marlin Art. Featuring art in all media and price ranges, the preview will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the auction itself will start at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per person before the day of the event and $15 per person at the door. Refreshments and a 50/50 raffle will be available as well. All major credit cards are accepted. The Jewish Center is located at 183-02 Union Tpke., Flushing. For information, call (718) 380-4145.
HOLISTIC PARENTING SEMINAR
If you are looking for ways to better your children’s nutrition and meal planning, health and wellness with CPR overview, along with principle based parenting techniques, join the seminar at Lolly’s Learning Center. The center is located at 5-44 47th Ave. in Long Island City. Admission is $20 that includes lunch and childcare. It runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Belle’s players will perform several scenes and monologues by popular playwrights. The show will take place at the Forest Hills Library at 108-19 71st Ave. It will run from 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m.
Greater Astoria Historical Society will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, Astoria. Displays will consist of new and used books. For information, call (718) 278-0700.
LITTLE MAKERS: GINGERBREAD CELEBRATION
This family event at the New York Hall of Science’s Maker Space will let attendees whip up some gingerbread dough and build their own gingerbread house. The workshop is recommended for children ages 18 or older. It costs $8 per family, plus NYSCI admission. Register on the day of the event at the NYSCI admissions area. For information, call (718) 699-0005, ext. 341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BROADWAY’S NEXT HIT MUSICAL
The Queensborough Performing Arts Center will present an original, improvised musical comedy. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical makes up every lyric, melody and piece of choreography on the spot. The show features improve superstars Deb Rabbai, Rob Schiffmann, Robert Grant, Kobi Libii, Stefan Schick and Rebecca Vigil, host Greg Tiggs, pianists Eric March, Andrew Resnick and Gary Adler. Tickets are $25 and the show begins at 3 p.m. Call the box office at (718) 631-6311.
The Shops at Skyview Center will host a craft table event at the shopping mall. While supplies last, people can make origami wallets. The event will take place on Level D in the mall. It will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Skyview Center is located at 40-24 College Point Blvd in Flushing.
The Queens Tabernacle is giving away free turkeys during two services, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. You must attend one of the services to be eligible to get the turkey. The Queens Tabernacle is located at 86-03 96th St. in Woodhaven. For more information, please call the tabernacle at (718) 846-7575.
THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD EARNS HER WHISTLE
Queens Theatre will present “The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle” as part of its family series.
Taking place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., this play tells the story of The Little Blue Engine, who thinks she is too small to go up the big hill. When the fate of the Piney Vale Express relies on her though, she finds out how much she can do with a little self-confidence. Adapted for the stage by playwright and lyricist Greg Gunning and composer Richard DeRosa, the play costs $14 to attend. Call the box office at (718) 760-0064.
BUSTER KEATON MARATHON
The Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City will host a marathon of Buster Keaton films starting at 11 a.m., shown on the club’s brand-new 125-inch screen. Cost is $7. For more information, visit www.laughingdevil.com.
SKINNY’S CANTINA: PAINT NITE
Learn how to paint! Take a two hour class, and no experience necessary! Use code LICNOV50 for 50 percent off. The class will start at 6:30 p.m. at Skinny’s Catina at 47-05 Center Blvd. in Long Island City. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/SkinnysCantina.
Resorts World Casino will host a free New York City job fair. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. The job fair will be located at 168-25 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. For more information, call (718) 557-6755 or visit www.nyc.gov/workforce1.
BON JOURNEY CONCERT
Bon Journey, a Bon Jovi and Journey tribute band, will perform at Resorts World Casino at 8 p.m. The band will perform classic hits from both bands like “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “It’s My Life,” “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Mother, Father.” Resorts World is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd in South Ozone Park.
Have some turkey!
QNS URBAN MKT
QNS Urban MKT is a new market inside the historic Standard Motor Parts building in Long Island City. The market offers a variety of vendors including food, jewelry, arts & crafts, photography, and furniture. The SMP building is located at 37-18 Northern Blvd. The market is open every Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.