2016-01-20 / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 21 to Jan. 27)

Tony Orlando, who ruled the 1970s with “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” and “Knock Three Times,” gives a concert this week, and the host venue is offering buy-one-get-one free tickets. The crooner comes to Queens during a frigid week that also features French films, a poetry slam, comedy, dance, and an art venue opening three shows at the same time. Here’s the rundown.

Jan. 21, Women Who Run With The Wolves, 7:30 pm. A night of spoken word performances inspired by humans’ wild side. Poetry, music, art, special guests. Free with one-drink minimum. LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Blvd., LIC, www.licbar.com.

Jan. 21, Labor Lyceum, 6 pm. A workshop/discussion on debt and taxes considering the size of government, the amount citizens pay in taxes, and the national debt. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, www.astorialic.org.

Jan. 21, Shabbat Comedy Show, 7:30 pm. Tovah Silbermann (Empire Biscuit Comedy Festival) and Eitan Levine (PITtv) perform jokes along with Marcia Belsky (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Myq Kaplan (America’s Got Talent, Letterman, Conan), Benjy Susswein (Stand Up NY), and Dana Friedman (Gotham Comedy). $6/$8 at the door. QED, 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria, www.qedastoria.com.

Jan. 22, Pawel and Wawel and Night Train, 7 pm. Screened as part of the fifth annual First Look festival, Pawel and Wawel is an absurdist and minimalist Polish road movie that follows the filmmaker’s cross-country tour through Iceland. Director Krzysztof Kaczmarek will be in person. Night Train depicts an overnight train to a Baltic Sea resort that carries spurned lovers, misfits, and a murderer. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.

Jan. 22-24, In Jackson Heights, times vary (more screenings next week). This documentary offers a kaleidoscopic, novelistic view of one of the world’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods. The film shows the daily life—businesses, community centers, religions, and political, cultural, and social issues. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.

Jan. 22-23, Take Root Dance, 8 pm. Mersiha Mesihovic/CircuitDebris presents The Trilogy (of Survival), which examines the struggle against social conformity and the struggle for self-determination in a society that makes a constant effort to shut down what is different or uncommon. Underground DanceWorks presents diverse pieces that explore forgiveness, regret, escape, acceptance, truth, and answers. $15. Green Space, 37-24 24th St., LIC, www.greenspacestudio.org.

Jan. 23, Queens Baseball Conference 2016, 11:30 am. An all-day baseball event complete with vendors, panels, presentations, games, and the presence of three former Mets: Buddy Harrelson, Tim Teufel, and Bobby Valentine. $25-$50. O’Neill’s, 64-31 53rd Dr., Maspeth, www.QBC16.com.

Jan. 23, A Walk Through Queens, 1 pm. Award-winning documentary maker David Hartman and historian Barry Lewis host this fascinating video walking tour. Watch as they explore the unique history, characters, areas, and structures that define New York City’s most beloved borough. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, www.astorialic.org.

Jan. 23, Opening Reception for The Eccentrics, Rochelle Goldberg: The Plastic Thirsty, and Now Showing: Jessi Reaves, 6 pm. SculptureCenter opens three exhibitions at the same time. SC, 44-19 Purves St., LIC, www.sculpture-center.org.

Jan. 23, Films by Björn Kämmerer, 2 pm; The Lighted Field, 4:30 pm. Screened as part of the fifth annual First Look festival, Austrian filmmaker Kämmerer present his sensuous yet rigorous visual studies in 35mm film. The Lighted Field combines shimmering diaristic footage with flashes of archival footage. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.

Jan. 24, Tony Orlando with BOGO Deal, 6 pm. Orlando is one of the world’s most endearing — and enduring — showmen with hits such as “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” and “Knock Three Times.” Prices run from $30 to $75, but take advantage of a buy-one-get-one free deal. Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8593304/tony-orlando-live-in-concert-jamaic....

Jan. 24, Fertile Ground, 7 pm. This monthly new works showcase features emerging and established artists and includes a post-performance discussion with wine and cheese, moderated by Artistic Director Valerie Green. $12. Green Space, 37-24 24th St., LIC, www.greenspacestudio.org.

Jan. 24, FIDMarseille Day, 1:30 pm. Jean-Pierre Rehm, director of FIDMarseille, will be on hand for introductions and discussions of this wide-ranging selection of work from the 26th edition of the festival, which took place in summer 2015. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, www.movingimage.us.

Jan. 24, The Bray Studio: Classic Cartoons from the Collection of Tom Jose Stathes, 2 pm. Local preservationist/animation historian Tom Stathes presents the magical world of vintage animation, projected on 16mm film seen as it often was in homes through much of the 20th century. Over 100 years ago, the Bray Studio got its start in NYC. Home to many memorable human and animal characters, the studio worked with leading animators of the period. Stathes has researched and located prints of many remarkable cartoons. $5 with light refreshments. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, www.vomuseum.org.

Jan. 24, Little Makers: Hot Cocoa to Go, 10:30 am. Explore a variety of spices, invent a flavor, and stir up a delicious cocoa mix to enjoy at home. Recommended for children ages 18 months and older. $8 per family, plus museum admission. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, www.nysci.org.

Jan. 24, Long Island City Tour, 1:30 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. $65, advance booking required.

Jan. 24, Discover the NYC Watershed Model with NYC H20, 1 pm. Queens hosted the 1939 World’s Fair in Flushing. To show off the city’s water system that tapped mountain springs as far as 100 miles away, the Cartographic Survey Force constructed a 3D model out of wood and plaster. NYC H2O Director Matt Malina presents the map and hosts a Q&A with two civil engineers who work on the water system. $5 suggested donation. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, www.nych2o.org.

Jan. 25, The Moth StorySLAM: Gossip, 7 pm. A story-telling contest open to anybody with a factual yarn to spin. $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., www.flushingtownhall.org.

Jan. 25, A Business of Your Own, Is It Right For You?, 6 pm. Learn what it takes to start or grow a business. Long Island City Library, 37-44 21st St., www.queenslibrary.org.

Jan. 27, Auditions for the Queens College Choral Society, 6 pm. Now celebrating its 75th anniversary, this society is seeking new members for 2016, which will feature Verdi’s Requiem. Though based at a college, the society welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds. Free. Queens College Music Building, Room 246, Flushing. For more information, contact James John at 718-997-3818 or jmsjhn@aol.com.

Jan. 27, Reading Workshop, 4 pm. Literacy Inc. hosts a workshop with craft activity. Free with snacks provided. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, www.kingmanor.org. More info at 718-206-0545.

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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