Renée Taylor at Queensborough Performing Arts Center
on 11/23 at 3 p.m. (see below).
Singer songwriter Martha Redbone will perform at Flushing Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. She is joined by her husband, Aaron Whitby, on keys and melodica, Alan Burroughs on guitar and vocals, Fred Cash on bass and Tony Mason on drums. Tickets are $15. Visit www.flushingtownhall.org or call (718) 463-7700, Ext. 222.
Flushing Library will show new performances and exhibits of calligraphy, Peking opera, kunqu, ancient Chinese music and tai chi to celebrate the 2014 New York International Chinese Calligraphy Exhibit in Flushing. The event starts at 1:30 p.m.
DANCES AND MUSIC FROM PERU
At the Queens Theatre, Estampas Folkloricas Peru presents “Dances and Music From Peru 2014,” showcasing beautiful Peruvian folklore dances from different regions of the country. This will be a live music concert, starting at 8 p.m., with beautiful Peruvian costumes and folklore dances. Tickets cost $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. To buy tickets, call the box office at (718) 760-0064.
FLORAL ARRANGING WORKSHOP
Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece at Queens Botanical Garden, starting at 1 p.m. Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by the pros. The $20 fee includes materials. Registration is required and can be completed at www.eventbrite.com/e/floral-arranging-workshop-tickets-12476069259#sthash.q8e6DkLj.dpuf.
JAPANESE CLASSICAL DANCE
At Flushing Library, Sachiyo Ito and Company will present exquisitely beautiful and elegant Japanese classical dances, including 19th century kabuki dance. The event starts at 5 p.m.
THANKSGIVING GIVE BACK
The 113th Precinct is hosting its second annual Thanksgiving Teddy Bear give back in honor of the Jamaica Queens Cerebral Palsy Group Home. Please bring a soft-plush Teddy Bear to the Radisson Hotel, located at 135-30 140th St., Jamaica. Refreshments will be served and the event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CINEMA UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Cinema Under the Influence returns with a special screening of “Drive” and the short film “Patrol” at the Chain Theater in Long Island City. By pairing a modern classic with an innovative short from a local filmmaker, Cinema Under the Influence will guide you through an evening exploring the contemporary crime film. Join in for this night of crime, beer, stunt driving and analog synthesizers. Tickets, which include a free beer, are $15 and available at the door or at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9956407.
DON’T FEED THE MUSICIANS!
Exploring the comedic underbelly of music, host Rob Paravonian and friends play funny songs, crack wise about music and pick apart the best and worst music out there. Event takes place at Astoria’s Q.E.D. and admission is free. For more information, visit QEDAstoria.com.
There will be a charity basketball game between Queens elected officials and members of the Queens County Young Democrats in Rego Park. The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. It will feature 8 to 10 players on each side. Tickets are $5 for QCYD members, $10 for non-members and $50 for sponsors. The game will take place at Resurrection Ascension School in Rego Park. The address is 85-25 61st Road. For more information, email email@example.com.
NO WAY BACK
Trans Pecos in Ridgewood will host The Bunker LTD presents No Way Back. Tickets for the show are $20 advance and $30 at the door. The show will begin at 10 p.m. For more information, log onto transpecos.com.
‘MY LIFE ON A DIET’
Best known as Fran Drescher’s Mom on “The Nanny,” Broadway and Hollywood star Renée Taylor takes the audience at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on a trip through her 60-plus year career in show business. Throughout this trip, her perseverance, her 47-year marriage to actor/director Joe Bologna and dieting have been the true constants in her life. Follow her on this journey; starting at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $35. Call (718) 631-6311 to learn more.
The Ridgewood Market will take place at Gottscheer Hall beginning at 11 a.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle and prizes raffled off as well. There will also be food and pastries, alcohol and entertainment. The market will run until 5 p.m. The Hall is located at 657 Fairview Ave. in Ridgewood.
SUNDAY SESSION AT MOMA PS1
In conjunction with “Retrospective” by Xavier Le Roy, on view through Dec. 1, “Sunday Sessions” presents a symposium that looks at the exhibition from a historical perspective and asks about possible impacts of the choreographic practice on the art institution. Speakers include renowned choreographers, curators and critics as well as the artist. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit momaps1.org/calendar.
Explore new ingredients and spices to mix up a batch of dough at the New York Hall of Science at 10:30 a.m. This workshop is recommended for children ages 18 months and older and will be held in the museum’s Maker Space. Advance registration is recommended. For more information, visit nysci.org/little-makers. Tickets are $8 per family.
‘BOYZ N THE HOOD’
As part of its senior film series, the Queens Museum presents “Boyz n the Hood,” a 1991 hood drama directed by John Singleton. Against the backdrop of a high-crime neighborhood in South Central L.A., a divorced father strives to raise his son with code-of-honor values. The film starts at 2 p.m.
THANKSGIVING EVE KONCERT
Katch Brew and Grill brings indie/alt rock group Trapped in Static to Astoria for one of the biggest nights of the year. Enjoy drink specials and giveaways throughout the night, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
SHOW FOR SENIORS
Astoria Bank is supporting the tenth season of shows for senior citizens at Once Upon A Time Inc., 87-61 111th St., Richmond Hill with two holiday specials to kickoff the season. The first will be Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” on Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. The second will be a musical version of “A Christmas Carol” on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. All tickets are only $5 and may be reserved by calling Mark at 718-846-9182.