Gladys Knight to perform at the Kupferberg Center
for the Arts on Friday, 11/7 starting at 8 p.m.
Queens Museum presents “The Cottage,” a play by Sandy Rustin. This mischievous farce is set in a cozy “love nest” in the English countryside in the early 1920s. As the classy cast exchange stinging barbs and longing looks, a surprising and delicious web of secrets are unraveled. The play runs every weekend until Nov. 16. It takes place on Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Visit www.queenstheatre.org learn more.
Korean World music group Juri’s Kuns will perform at Flushing Town Hall at 8 p.m. Led by Haegeum (Korean traditional string instrument) player Juri Kim, the group comprises of acoustic guitar, bass guitar, percussion and Janggu (Korean Drum). Their music presents a precise musical language that stands on the border between tradition and modernity. The event is free, but you need to RSVP at http://bit.ly/freeRSVP2014. Call (718) 463-7700, Ext. 222 if you have any questions.
The Colden Auditorium at Kupferberg Center for the Arts will present an evening concert with the “Empress of Soul,” Gladys Knight. Listen to her perform hits like “Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me,” “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “That’s What Friends are For.” Tickets cost between $35 and $109. The Queens College concert starts at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.kupferbergcenter.org or call (718) 793-8080.
Disco Ball at Resorts World Casino. First time ever in NYC! Live performances by Santa Esmeralda feat. Leroy Gomez, Thelma Houston, The Trammps feat. Earl Young, Lime, Teri Desario, Bonnie Pointer, Steve Nervo of La Flavour. Doors open at 8pm.
Two-time Grammy nominee Dafnis Prieto will bring his jazz quartet to Flushing Town Hall for a concert at 7:30 p.m. The quartet features Peter Apfelbaum on tenor and soprano sax, Manuel Valera on piano and Johannes Weidenmueller on bass. Tickets cost $12 for members, $10 for students and $15 for everyone else. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.
NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIRS
As part of Queens Museum’s celebration of the 50th and 75th Anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, it has organized the exhibition “Behind the Curtain: Collecting the New York Fairs,” which reveal a little known artifacts and souvenirs drawn from national and regional private collections. Several speakers will share their own history of collecting, as well as focus on both the history and potential future of the iconic New York State Pavilion. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call (718) 592-9700 to learn more.
The five Dutch days program and exhibit will show at the Onderdonk House in Ridgewood. It costs $3 for adults and its free for children. The program will run from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Onderdonk House is located at 1820 Flushing Ave.
THE SINGING VIOLINS
Violin trio, the Singing Violins, will play opera and operetta melodies from the works of Mozart, Bizet, Puccini, Lehar and Strauss at Bayside Library. The free concert, which starts at 2:30 p.m. will also feature a few showtunes. Bayside Library’s address is 214-20 Northern Blvd. Call (718) 229-1834 for information.
CHINESE CHOIRS ACROSS AMERICA
The Voice of Love Chorus of Los Angeles and the Hai-Tien Chorus of New York will present a joint concert of vocal music in Flushing Library’s lower level auditorium. The concert starts at 1:30 p.m. and runs until 3 p.m. The library is located at 41-17 Main St. To learn more, call (718) 661-1200.
The Dorsky Gallery presents “Homeland [IN]Security: Vanishing Dreams,” curated by Margaret Mathews-Berenson. Mathews-Berenson will lead a tour starting at 3 p.m. with participating artists Ben Grasso, Stephanie Imbeau, Rob Stephenson, Brian Tolle and Chris Verene, and discuss the show’s themes with the audience. To RSVP or for more information, call (718) 937-631
The Luxembourg International Composition Prize Winning Composer Huang Ruo and classical music superstar New Asia Chamber Music Society will join the beautiful and diverse dancers of the internationally renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for a dance and music exploration at 1 p.m. This is the first of a series of presentations for their new project, CrossCurrent, at Flushing Town Hall. Tickets are $15 for the general audience and $10 for students and members.
DOTTI ANITA TAYLOR DUO
Voelker Orth Museum welcomes back flautist Dotti Anita Taylor. She will be performing with Lois Tepfer on piano. Dotti is a vivacious multifaceted artist working in both jazz and classical music, published in several media. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for members and students.
VETERANS DAY PARADE
The fifth annual Queens Veterans Day parade starts at noon. The parade route will begin on 80th Street along Metropolitan Avenue and end with a ceremony at Christ The King High School.
BOOK TRIVIA NIGHT
Book lovers from across the City are invited to test their knowledge of the written word at Book Trivia Night, 7 p.m. at Break Bar and Billiards in Astoria. Funds raised at the event will support Newtown Literary, the nonprofit semi-annual literary journal that publishes Queens writers and poets. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, visit newtownliterary.org/trivia-night.
There will be an evening of Supermarket Bingo at St. Thomas the Apostle on Monday, starting at 7 p.m. Similar to regular bingo, winners will instead walk away with bags of groceries. If you have any questions, call (718) 847-3904.
JEFFERY RENARD ALLEN
Jeffery Renard Allen, the author of “Rails Under My Back,” “Holding Pattern” and “Song of the Shank,” will speak in the music building of Queens College at 7 p.m. The author will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate and will read from his works. Tickets are $20. Call (718) 997-4646 to learn more.
‘THE ROAD HOME’
The Queens Museum’s senior film series continues with “The Road Home,” a 1999 Chinese romantic drama movie. Directed by Zhang Yimou, the film tells the story of a city businessman who returns to his home village in North China and finds a way to honor his father, the village teacher. The free screening starts at 2 p.m.