SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
In an encore performance, Mexican actress and singer Flora Martínez presents a one-woman play on Frida Kahlo. She covers the artist’s success, politics, art, sexuality, and physical pain following an accident. She also explores the complex relationship between Frida and her older husband, muralist Diego Rivera. Six English shows and four Spanish ones. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Korean Light and Beat
A showcase of Korea’s unique and dynamic music. Band leader Kim So Ra is a traditional percussionist, composer, and ambassador of folk music. He’s one of the country’s most skilled janggu (double-headed drum) players. Starts at 8pm. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
After fracturing his fibula in a 1987 game, former Romanian soccer star and current bureaucrat Laurențiu Ginghină now dreams of revising his beloved sport’s rules to reduce injuries. This film is a hilarious and incisive portrait of personal obsession. Times: Nov. 9, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm; Nov. 10, 5 pm and 7 pm; Nov. 11, 1 pm and 4:30 pm; Nov. 14, 3 pm; Nov. 15, 3 pm; Nov. 16, 5:30 pm; Nov. 17, 5 pm; and Nov. 18, 5 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Local singers and musicians perform their favorite jazz numbers. Starts at 7:30 pm. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills.
Houses made of gingerbread, royal icing, and candy. They are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built, and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Diwali Festival: Kathak, Bhangra & Beyond
Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, with an all-ages festival and dance party featuring Kathak dancer Abha Roy and Basement Bhangra’s DJ Rekha. Starts at 1pm. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Watch the 1978 classic with Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, and Gene Hackman. Screenings at 11 am. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Voices From War
Commemorate Veterans Day Weekend with original writing by participants from Voices From War, an arts organization that offers writing workshops for veterans and their families. Lewis H. Starts at 3pm. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing.
Greenmarket Bites, 10 am
Bikash Kharel, head chef at While in Kathmandu, prepares a traditional Nepalese dish as part of an ongoing cooking series. Starts at 10am. Ridgewood Market, vicinity of Cypress, Myrtle, and Putnam avenues.
Queens International 2018: Volumes
It’s opening day for art installations at Queens Library’s Central, LeFrak City, and Flushing branches. From 11am to 10pm. The day ends with a reception at Terraza 7 in Jackson Heights. Shuttle bus service is available between branches.
Armistice Day Concert
Live music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I’s end, followed by a reception and WWI photography and memorabilia exhibit. Starts at 7pm. Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens. RSVP to email@example.com.
Cinema Saturdays: Going In Style (1979)
This movie stars George Burns, Lee Strasberg, and Art Carney, who was born on Nov. 4, 1918. It shows as part of a series on films starring actors born in 1918. Filmed in Kaufman Astoria Studios and featuring scenes from Broadway in Astoria, the plot follows the three old men who get involved in a scheme to rob a bank to put excitement into their lives. Starts at 1pm. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway.
Diwali is an annual Hindu ritual dedicated to Lakshmi, the Goddess of Light. For many believers, it’s the most positive time of year, when good triumphs over evil. The Flushing Ganesh Temple co-presents this event, which includes clay lamp-painting, regional dances, and the lighting of 3,000 candles. Starts at 1pm. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Timeless: Kunqu, Timeless Love
Fusing poetry, music, and story, Kunqu is an elegant form of traditional Chinese theater. Starts at 1:30pm. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
To Honor Fallen Heroes
James Haas discusses his book “To Honor Fallen Heroes: How a Small, German-American Village in New York City Experienced the Great War,” a study of more than 650 men from College Point who fought in World War I. Starts at 2:30pm. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.
Center of Attention
Visitors are invited to engage in a conversation on the Jorge Palacios piece “The Singularity of the Curve,” which is currently on display. Starts at 3:30pm. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC.
Veterans Day Concert
Flautist and composer Stephen Josephs and his ensemble play everything from pop to jazz to classics in honor of the men and women of the military. Starts at 2pm. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th St., Flushing.
New York Times Deputy Washington Editor Jonathan Weisman discusses anti-Semitism and his new book on the reaction by American Jews. Starts 1:30pm. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills.
Live Drawing with Models
Open call for artists who want to work in a friendly environment. Starts at 6pm. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Life Along the L Train
Jack Eichenbaum, the official Queens historian, leads a multi-hour tour that begins near the Highline in the West Village and ends on the Yellow Brick Road in Ridgewood. Starts at 9:30am. Lunch is in Williamsburg.
WERK IT Women’s Podcast Festival
Founded by WNYC Studios, this blowout includes full days of conversations, workshops, live tapings, networking events, and one-on-one mentoring sessions. Main site is Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth.