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It’s In Queens! (Nov. 26 to Dec. 2)

It’s Thanksgiving time, and Queens stores are ready for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. But the borough is also geared up for a reggae music extravaganza, a Moth SLAM, theater, film, children’s activities, and tree/wreath/poinsettia sales. Here’s the rundown.

Nov. 27, The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe, 1 pm and 3 pm. A captivating musical based on the C.S. Lewis tale about four children who accidently fall into the world of Narnia, a constant winterland of talking animals and mythical creatures that the White Witch rules. $14. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, www.queenstheatre.org.

Nov. 27, Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 7 pm. Screened in conjunction with an exhibition on movie-related art, Dr. Strangelove is director Stanley Kubrick’s legendary satire on the paranoia of the early Cold War. $12/$9 for seniors and students/$6 for children 3–12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.

Nov. 28, David Rodigan vs. Barry G 30th Reunion Party, 10 pm. The Godfather of Jamaican airwaves Barry G (Barrington Gordon) shares the stage with English radio DJ David Rodigan, who is known for his selection of reggae and dancehall music. $70. Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica, www.rwnewyork.com.

Nov. 28, Apocalypse Now Redux, 6:30 pm. Screened in conjunction with an exhibition on Hollywood movie-related art, this Apocalypse film is an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness starring Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, and Dennis Hopper which rips into the Vietnamese War and post-colonialism. $12/$9 for seniors and students/$6 for children 3–12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.

Nov. 28, Stones of All Stripes: Exploring Color, 10:30 am. This is a special education program for families with children ages 2-4. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC, www.noguchi.org.

Nov. 28, The Crimson Kimono, 2 pm; and Cry of the City, 4 pm. Presented as part of a series on film noir movies set in rural places, Crimson Kimono follows a pair of detectives and best friends (one Japanese-American) who fall in love with the same girl while investigating the murder of a burlesque dancer. Cry of the City is the tale of a detective chasing a charismatic cop-killer who he grew up with in Little Italy. $12/$9 for seniors and students/$6 for children 3–12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.

Nov. 29, W.C. Fields in Astoria, 5 pm. A screening of two W.C. Fields silent films that were made in Astoria to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of his stage debut with the Ziegfield Follies. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.

Nov. 29, Paper Weaving, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The family workshop focuses on using paper to make woven designs. Children with special needs and adaptations are invited. Free. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, www.queensmuseum.org.

Nov. 29, Little Makers: Creative Circuitry, 10:30 am. Youngsters can learn about conductivity with the use of copper tape, LEDs, and cardboard as they create light-up inventions. $8. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, www.nysci.org.

Nov. 30, The Moth StorySLAM: Freaks, 7 pm. Looking to be crowned StorySLAM winner, raconteurs prepare five-minute tales about freaks -- kooky, kinky, controlling, genius, etc. -- and how they navigate the “normal” world. $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., www.flushingtownhall.org.

Nov. 30, Screening with Director: Young and Jewish in Today’s Poland, 12:30 pm. Before World War II, Poland’s 3.5 million Jews made the country the epicenter of the Jewish world. Today around 20,000 Jews live there. Filmmaker Adam Zucker shows and discusses The Return, which focuses on four young women who are discovering their Jewish roots. The documentary also highlights the revival of interest in Jewish culture among non-Jews. $8 suggested donation. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, www.cqy.org.

Dec. 1, Tree, Wreath and Poinsettia Sales, through Dec. 24. Popular varieties and sizes of trees, evergreen wreaths, and poinsettias are for sale for the holidays. Proceeds benefit the museum. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park, www.queensfarm.org.

Dec. 2, Gendered Experiences in the Nazi Holocaust, 12:10 pm. A presentation that’s part of a series. Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, www.qcc.cuny.edu/khrca.

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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