2017-03-08 / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (March 9 to March 15)

March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Well, this week goes in with Red Hot Lovers, Creole Cowboys, and The Bridge Man. It goes out with the Phagwah Parade and the Queens World Film Festival.

March 9, Thursday Night Jazz, 8 pm. Colombian pianist and composer Ricardo Gallo, who lives in Jackson Heights, plays with Los Aliens, a new electric collective. They are improvisers. $10 suggested donation. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2e2h5ph.

March 9, Hell Gate 100, 7 pm. Dave “The Bridge Man” Frieder shares his experiences climbing Hell Gate Bridge, which is now 100 years old, and provides details on the span’s construction. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, http://bit.ly/2mOizLm.

March 10, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, March 12. In this Neil Simon play, Barney Cashman feels the desire to roam after 22 years of marriage. Comedy ensues as overweight Barney attempts to seduce some ladies…failing each time. (March 10, 8 pm; March 11, 2 pm and 8 pm; and March 12 at 3 pm.) $25 + $42. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2mNCIRP.

March 10, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, 8 pm. Mardi Gras is never over with this influential accordionist and vocalist of Zydeco music. Broussard began his career playing drums in his father’s band, moved on to develop Nouveau Zydeco, and then returned to traditional Zydeco with his own band. Pre-concert dance lessons. $16/$10 for students/free for teenagers. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2mYB6kX.

March 11, Musica Reginae Chamber Players, 7:30 pm. This local group (piano, violin, viola, and cello) performs unique quintets. $20/$10 for students/free for children 12 and under. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2mwEhDi.

March 11, Explorers Club, 11 am. For families affected by autism. The only requirement is that all registered guests make art. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2n7toEz.

March 12, Phagwah Parade 2017, noon. This 29th annual extravaganza celebrates the Hindu Holi festival with colored powder, floats, chanting, incense, and plenty of music. Free. Kick off at 133rd Street and Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill. Cultural program at Phil Rizzuto Park near 125th Street and 95th Avenue, http://bit.ly/2lP3uEn.

March 12, John Hurt: In Memoriam with The Storyteller, 1 pm. In 1987, NBC premiered the first of nine episodes of The Storyteller, a Jim Henson series of classic folktales with contemporary filmmaking and special effects techniques. To honor the late Hurt, the museum screens his debut as the title character of The Storyteller with an introduction by The Jim Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2lwWYGZ.

March 12, Con Brio Ensemble, 2 pm. Diana Mittler-Battipaglia (piano), Alexander Meshibovsky (violin), Alan Hollander (oboe), and Osceola Davis (soprano) play Strauss, Telemann, Dvorak, and other composers. $12/$10 for students. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.

March 12, Imagine Change: Redesign, 1 pm. Participants examine archival materials and sculptures in the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center and create their own drawings imagining a change that is important to them. $20 and advance registration is required. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2mci3nn.

March 12, Start Your Summer Veggies Workshop, 1 pm. Learn how to start an indoor summer garden. Create and take home a starter garden. $10 with required registration. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2mXK3uZ.

March 14, Queens World Film Festival, March 19. Watch 135 new documentaries, features, animation, and shorts from 25 countries. Countless categories. Times vary. All screenings at Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., and Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St., http://bit.ly/2lP2kZr.

March 15, Mammals of Long Island, 8 pm. The Queens County Bird Club hosts this presentation by naturist Mike Bottini on flying squirrels, coyotes, river otters, and more. Free. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2jlsSkx.

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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