SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: JUNIE B’S ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL (see below)
A relaxed, roughly 10-mile group run through five local parks organized by Queens Distance Runners. 8 a.m. Meet at the Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and end in Bayside, http://bit.ly/2gDix6P.
JUNIE B’S ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL
Based on the books by Barbara Park, this children’s musical follows Junie B. Jones as she deals with the trials and tribulations of school.
$14. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations, Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2fzbffB.
Black Friday Hike
Urban Park Rangers lead a nature hike. Free. 10 a.m. Alley Pond Park Adventure Center, Winchester Boulevard under the Grand Central Parkway, Douglaston, http://on.nyc.gov/2fVuBvL.
Dick Tracy in “Tut’s Fever Movie Palace”
Every Saturday and Sunday at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave. Through Dec. 30. 1, 2, 3:30 p.m. Weekdays (Wed–Fri) at 2 p.m. There are daily screenings of episodes of classic movie serials in “Tut’s Fever Movie Palace,” an artwork by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong that pays homage to the movie palace. Dirs. Alan James and Ray Taylor, 1937, 15 episodes. With Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes. In the action-packed first movie serial adaptation of the Chester Gould comic strip, Ralph Byrd stars as the strong-jawed crime fighter who is trying to bust the notorious Spider Ring gang and to rescue his kidnapped brother.
“Pirate Pete’s Parrot”
This children’s musical follows a lovable rogue and his beloved parrot, Polly, who prefers pancakes to birdseed. Armed with an endearing crew of misfits like Jolly Roger (the insufferably happy second mate) and Miroslav, the Czech mate, Pete goes on a journey with songs, sword fights, and plenty of audience interaction. 2:30 p.m. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2gavPmp.
Annual Turkey Scramble
Ice-skating races for all ages and levels, plus exhibitions and interpretive dances. 5 p.m. World Ice Arena, 131-35 Avery Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2gbVqiw.
NYRR Open Run
A volunteer-led, weekly run on a course that is roughly 2.5-miles long. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs. Free. 9 a.m. Astoria Park Track (meet near the bathrooms), http://on.nyc.gov/2fl5Nz0.
Flavors of Long Island City
Explore LIC’s industrial past, learn about its artistic present, and witness its vibrant future while savoring its unique culinary treats. Enjoy a burger with a recipe that goes back 100 years, an authentic French patisserie, and a rustic Italian eatery from the heart of Naples. 12:30 p.m. $47.95-$64.95. More info at http://bit.ly/2geeFpg.
“Jesus Christ Superstar”
This rock opera is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’s life. $20. 7 p.m. (plus Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.). The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2gavPmp.
The World’s Fair Adventure Quest
This challenge leads teams through the park on a part scavenger hunt, part walking tour that combines easy physical challenges, photo clues, and searches while testing knowledge of local history. Free. Flushing Meadows Corona Park (exact meeting location will be announced to pre-registered participants), 10 a.m. http://on.nyc.gov/2fj73Q9.
NYRR Open Run
A volunteer-led, weekly running initiative open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs. Free. Cunningham Park, (meet off Union Turnpike at the comfort station between the tennis courts and baseball fields) Fresh Meadows, 9 a.m. http://on.nyc.gov/2gvTnq3.
World’s Fair Memorabilia
Children (ages 5-12) and their adult companions can explore the World’s Fair exhibit on the second floor. 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2fjq0SI.
Elmhurst Holiday Tree Lighting
Holiday-themed children’s activities, refreshments, caroling with local schools, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” reading, tree lighting, and a visit from Santa Claus. Free. 5:30 p.m. CC Moore Homestead Playground, Broadway between 45th Avenue and 82nd Street, Elmhurst, more information at (718) 803-6373.
Just the Three of Us
The improvisation actors and teachers join up for an interactive evening of improvisational theatre. 7 p.m. Made in Queens store, 27-24 Queens Plaza South, LIC, http://bit.ly/2gDBUMW.
Continuing from last week:
EXTREME WEATHER 3D
Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it’s more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes you where few have gone. Travel to the edge of 300-foot-tall glaciers collapsing, to the front lines of massive wildfires, directly in the path of deadly, yet mesmerizing, tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather. 40 minutes. $6 adults, $5 children, students and seniors, plus NYSCI admission.(Members: $4 per person; free for Family Explorer members.) New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona. Through June 30, 2017. Weekdays, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Weekends and Holidays, noon & 3 p.m.
Festival An Koulè (Festival of Colors)
Twenty established and emerging Haitian artists — many of them Queens locals — display their works at the Cambria Heights, Rochdale Village, St. Albans, and South Hollis libraries for six weeks, until Dec. 31. http://bit.ly/2fWtiwC.
A 500-square-foot mini-metropolis with more than 1,000 houses bridges, stores, trees, trains, and other structures made of gingerbread, royal icing, and candy. The annual exhibition always includes Candy Cane Place, Eggnog Bay, Gum Drop Row, Peppermint Central Park, and Toffee Boulevard. Until Jan. 15, 2017. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, http://bit.ly/2eFMEra.
The History of Salsa
Back by popular demand, this theatrical explosion features more than 20 dancers from the Colombian company Cali Salsa Pal’ Mundo. Now through Dec. 11. (Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.) Thalía Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, http://bit.ly/2ev7NF1.
The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution
The exhibit features 25 striking, large-scale portraits and interviews of local and regional Black Panther Party members, marking the 50th anniversary of the Party from Bryan Shih’s book of portraiture published by Nation Books in September 2016. The book and exhibition offer a unique and comprehensive look at the personal experiences of 45 Panthers, with a particular focus on the so-called rank-and-file members who until now have not received the level of attention commensurate with their place in the history of the movement. Community Partnership Gallery Exhibition. Nov 11 – Dec 4. Queens Museum. New York City Building , Flushing Meadows Corona Park.