2015-09-30 / Front Page

It's In Queens! (October 1 to October 7)

Oct. 1, Song From The Uproar, 4:30 pm. The Beth Morrison Projects holds a rehearsal of this opera as the troupe gets ready for performances at the Los Angeles Music Center. Q&A with artists afterward. Free. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, at 161-04 Jamaica Ave., www.jcal.org.

Oct. 1, Shop Til You Drop Trunk Show, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Cocktails, light bites, up to 50 percent off for Melanie Harris New York Fashion’s winter collection and a spring sneak peak. Meet designers and peruse outfits. $25. Z Hotel, 11-01 43rd Ave., LIC, www.zhotelny.com.

Oct. 1, Muslim-Jewish Sukkah Dinner and Discussion, 7:30 pm. In an ongoing series, people of all faiths are welcome to participate, co-sponsored by the Central Queens Y, the Turkish Cultural Center of Queens, and the Reform Temple of Forest Hills. Must register beforehand. Reform Temple, 71-11 112th St., Forest Hills, www.cqy.org/sukkah.

Oct. 2, The Highland Divas, 7:30 pm. Georgia, Marla, and Margaret are three uniquely talented women who take fans on a journey that spans the folk music of Ireland, Scotland, and New Zealand. $32. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC, www.nyirish.org.

Oct. 2, Rumble in the Concrete Jungle, 7 pm. The eclectic Tier 1 Wrestling Company presents various matches, including an intergender tag team and a six-way elimination fray. $25-$20. R Studios 100-17 Atlantic Ave., Richmond Hill, www.tier1wrestling.org.

Oct. 2, Alain Bédard-Auguste Quintet, 8 pm. This group has performed modern jazz, original compositions, and catalytic improvisations since 1997. $16/$10 for students. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., www.flushingtownhall.org.

Oct. 2, Abuse, through Oct. 25. Back by popular demand, this play has English and Spanish versions. It won HOLA Awards for Best Play, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Production. Prices and times vary. Thalía Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, www.thaliatheatre.org.

Oct. 3, Raptor Fest, noon to 3 pm. This 18th annual festival allows people to get up close and personal with New York City’s birds of prey, such as red-tailed hawks, peregrine falcons, and bald eagles. Attendees can expect to see three flight demonstrations by a professional falconer and educational tables about the birds around them. Free. The Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, www.nycparks.com.

Oct. 3, Oktoberfest Flushing Style, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. An evening of warm hospitality, lively entertainment, and an outdoor grill with German-American cuisine (sauerkraut) served alongside Korean-American dishes (kimchee). Norman Curtis plays German music on the keyboard with appearances by other artists. $30 (the event raises money for the venue). The Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, www.vomuseum.org.

Oct. 3, ShowheganPerforms, 1 pm to 5 pm. An afternoon of performance art with site-specific works interspersed throughout the landscape, public artworks, and the 15th Annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, www.socratessculpturepark.org.

Oct. 3, Walking Tour of Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1 pm. Learn about the burial ground’s history and famous permanent residents with Greater Ridgewood Historical Society Past President David Gigler. $8 donation includes handout and refreshments. Plus donations support GRHS. Meet at the cemetery office, 65-40 Grand Ave., Maspeth, 718-326-1777.

Oct. 3, Markets of New York, 5 pm. Robert LaValva, founder of New Amsterdam Market, lectures on the history of food vending. Before commercial stores dominated the streets, public markets were integral to the city’s food system. For those who feel hungry after the event, the Queens International Night Market is a short walk away. Free. King Manor Museum, King Park, Jamaica, www.kingmanor.org.

Oct. 3, Pumpkin Patch, through Oct. 25, (11 am to 4:30 pm). Wander through the patch to find the perfect pumpkin. On weekdays, pumpkins are sold in the gift shop. There is no admission fee to enter the patch. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, www.queensfarm.org.

Oct. 3, Yves Léveillé Quartet, 8 pm. Inspired by jazz as well as classical and world music, composer/pianist Léveillé is a vital force in the Canadian Jazz scene with music distinguished by refined, melodious harmonies. Reception follows the concert. $16/$10 for students. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., www.flushingtownhall.org.

Oct. 3, Noshwalks, 1 pm. This tour offers tastes of Brazil, Venezuela, Albania, Greece, Egypt and/or Morocco and Chile. $22-$55. Meet in front of Rio Market, 32-15 36th Ave., Astoria, www.noshwalks.com.

Oct. 4, The Magic Fish, 1:30 pm and 4 pm. Musica Reginae presents an opera for a young audience about the son of a fisherman who is granted wishes after catching a magic sea creature. $15, free street parking with permit available. The Community House of The Chuch-in-the-Gardens, 15 Borage Place, Forest Hills Gardens, www.musicreginae.org.

Oct. 4, Joy Behar: Me, My Mouth and I, 3 pm. Behar is probably best known as a co-host on The View. An author and touring comic, she also starred on Broadway and won a Daytime Emmy. In this comic show, she takes her audience on an autobiographical journey, from her rollicking as a Brooklyn child to center stage as one of America’s premier talk show hosts and comediennes. $45-$39. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, www.visitqpac.org.

Oct. 4, Musical Subway Series, 2 pm. St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble comes to Queens Museum as part of its five-borough Subway Series, performing a free one-hour concert featuring music for winds and strings. The series includes an art supply drive for children in underserved communities in partnership with Cool Culture. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, www.queensmuseum.org.

Oct. 4, Kickoff to Fall with Sheep Shearing, 11 am to 4 pm. Come on out this day – or any October weekend day – to buy a variety of Hudson Valley apples, fresh cider, and apple pie. A local shearer give the Cotswold sheep haircuts. Free. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, www.queensfarm.org.

Oct. 4, Bilingual Acting Workshops, through Dec. 7. Learn acting for theater, film and TV (Mondays, 6 pm, 10 sessions for $350) and/or digital production for film and TV (Mondays, 8 pm, 10 sessions for $700). Thalía Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, www.thaliatheatre.org.

Oct. 4, Long Island City Tour, 2:30 pm. This three-hour, small-group walking tour goes through LIC’s thriving arts and culinary scene. Meet interesting local artists, makers, and entrepreneurs, and enjoy additional stops for light bites and local microbrews with a grand finale at a rooftop lounge with incredible cityscape views and a glass of prosecco. $65, advance booking required.

Oct. 4, Pay-What-You-Can Self Defense Class, 7 pm. Open to anybody 16 or older, this class covers five aspects of self defense: thinking; using the voice; physical self defense; escape; and after care. Free or pay what you can with a $20 suggested donation. M’Kekado School of Karate, 72-26 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights, www.mkdkarate.com or elenaselfdefense@yahoo.com.

Oct. 5, LIC Forum: Salem Witch Trial, 7 pm. The Salem Witch Trial is one of the nation’s most notorious cases of mass hysteria. It remains a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations and lapses in due process. The presenter, genealogist and historian Leslie Wickham, is a descendant of Sarah Cloyce, one of those accused of witchcraft in Salem. Two of Sarah’s sisters were among those executed. $5. Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, www.astorialic.org.

Oct. 7, Museum of Stones, through Jan. 10, 2016. An exhibition inspired by the reciprocal relationship between water and stone and the cultural contexts in which stone operated in Isamu Noguchi’s imagination. The exhibition inserts the work of contemporary artists into the original Noguchi installation with 15 Chinese rock-related objects on loan from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC, www.noguchi.org.

The “It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens Tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s wonderful attractions. More info at www.itsinqueens.com.

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