Using plenty of poetic license, this version of the Shakespeare classic shows King Lear at the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. He divides his empire among his feuding children and wrestles with his mortality. The show runs through April 9. All show times are at 7:30 p.m. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2mIPlJz.
Queens Symphony Orchestra
Drop by All Saints Episcopal Church for a night of Mozart. Free, 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 85-45 96th St., Woodhaven, http://bit.ly/2ntggx8.
Titan Theatre Company, an artist-in-residence, presents the Shakespearean comedy “Twelfth Night” at various times. A shipwreck leaves Viola with fears that her twin brother is dead. She ends up in a love triangle after masquerading as a man (in her brother’s clothes) in order to procure a job. The show runs through April 9. $18. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2n1AyLw.
Global Mashup I
Two musical genres share one stage with an open dance floor. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Basilio Georges and his Flamenco Latino join Lucy Blanco and the Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble, which provides a fusion of jazz and Garifuna music. Garifunas are descendants of Africans who rejected slavery and settled in villages along the north coast of Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and Nicaragua and St. Vincent. Dance lessons are at 7 pm., the performance begins at 8 p.m. $16. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2nXzIP8.
The LGBTQ Refugee Crisis
City Councilman Daniel Dromm leads a panel discussion on LGBTQ populations who have fled war zones. 12:20 p.m., Kupferberg Holocaust Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2mNxjXv.
Kids of Queens Run
This two-mile race is a kick-off for the marathon and the Queens Distance Runners Youth Program. The run is free for the first 200 participants, 9 a.m., Meet at Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2n6XivA.
Hike Hell Gate
This photo walk commemorates the 100th anniversary of Hell Gate Bridge. Meet at Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City) and then go to the Astoria Houses, Welling Court, Shore Boulevard, and Hell Gate Bridge. 11:30 a.m., http://bit.ly/2mNrMA9.
Wine, Women, and Song
The Theatre by the Bay’s musical tribute to women consists of popular songwriters from the 1920s through the 1950s. $22 general admission and $20 for children and seniors, 8:30 p.m. (and March 26 at 3 p.m.), Theatre by the Bay, 13-00 209th St., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2dIpqC8.
This event includes live music, tours by candlelight, mulled cider. $5 general admission and free for children, 5 p.m., Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood, http://bit.ly/1bjQBaP.
Working at the intersection of sculpture, drawing and dance, Lauren Bakst and Yuri Masnyj present “Temporary Walls,” a new installation and performance piece made specifically for the venue’s basement. 3 p.m., SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2lMIHoa.
1950s Tea Social
The Center at Maple Grove’s event will hand out a prize for best costume. There will also be a lecture on permanent resident Volney “Cold Cream King” Chapin Dagget. Sandwiches and desserts will be served. $25, 3:30 p.m., The Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens.
With music by Tchaikovsky, the Russian National Ballet presents this German fairy tale about the heroic young Prince Siegfried, who labors to free the beautiful swan maiden Odette from an evil sorcerer’s spell.
$39-$42, 3 p.m., Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2mJa2VM.
Second Annual Queens Marathon
Domestic runners from as far away as Missouri, Texas, and Illinois as well as international runners from England, Scotland, Australia and Sweden will join city residents in this 26.2-mile race. $120/$160 on the day of the race, 8 a.m., Meet at Universe Court, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2hrpbce.
Love Lives of Sea Creatures
The Museum of the Moving Image’s program will include short films by the French inventor and filmmaker who pioneered underwater filmmaking, the actor/filmmaker who explores the reproductive behavior of sea creatures, and Italian neorealist master Roberto Rossellini. It will be followed by a conversation with Dr. Mandë Holford, whose research focuses on how the venom of marine snails can be used in drug development for pain and cancer treatment. $15, 4:30 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2mNK9ES.
QSO: Team Spirit
Watch and hear how the Queens Symphony Orchestra creates beautiful, exciting and powerful music. Works include: Giacomo Rossini, “Overture to the Barber of Seville”; Robert Sheldon, “Danzas Cubanas”; Jean Sibelius, “Finlandia”; and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “Symphony No.5 II.” Free, 3 p.m., Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2ntkmFR.
From Freedom to Bohemia
Official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum leads a walking tour that starts at the F train stop on Roosevelt Island and proceeds to Four Freedoms Park. Then, participants cross the bridge into Long Island City before ending at Bohemian Hall, the Czech beer garden. $20, 11 a.m., RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees to this event can watch a performance by Shanti Grumbine and a short film screening with Tatiana Istomina, which will be followed by a conversation with exhibition curator Gabriel de Guzman. Free, 3 p.m., Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45th Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/2nEgp1g.
A Refugee’s Story: Lessons in Exile for One of Iraq’s Last Jews
Cynthia Kaplan Shamash talks about difficulties faced by political and religious refugees. She also discusses new book, “The Strangers We Became,” which relates her Jewish family’s odyssey as they fled from Iraq in the 1960s. 1:30 p.m., Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2nfJWNL.
Lights, Camera, Music
The Astoria Symphony Orchestra presents Hollywood hits from classic romances, westerns, fantasies and science fiction movies. $40, 3 p.m., Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2n186JV.
QCA Creative Conversations
Ryan Gilliam, chairman of Fourth Arts Block and artistic/executive director of Downtown Art, will lead a meeting on the establishment of artist-driven spaces and the creation of cultural districts. 6 p.m., SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center, 158-29, Archer Ave., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2mNKJ5r.