2017-10-18 / Front Page

It's In Queens! (October 18 Through October 25)

Things might heat up when Dan Rather gets political in Queens this week. Good thing he’ll be able to cool off with soothing Venezuelan, Indian, Mexican, Italian, and jazz tunes. He might want to enjoy an 18th century love story, make a corn husk doll, and go on a dog-friendly beer tour, too.

Oct. 19-20, Asbury Shorts, 7:30 pm. NYC’s longest-running short-film exhibition combines world-renowned treasures from the past with current festival winners. $15. The Astor Room, 35-11 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2goijRD.

Oct. 19, Dan Rather and Get Me Roger Stone, 7 pm. Screening of a new documentary on Trump advisor Stone followed by conversation with former CBS Evening News anchor Rather. $20. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2ymvoSE.

Oct. 20, Sense and Sensibility, Oct. 22. Four presentations of the classic Jane Austen tale of seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak, and surprise. It’s England in the late 18th century, and two sisters are forced to leave their comfortable lives after their father’s untimely death. $20-$45. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2ys0nMn.

Oct. 20, Queens Consort: The Riches of Italy, 6:30 pm. An evening of 18th century Italian baroque music (Vivaldi, Scarlatti, and Gallo) by a local baroque ensemble playing authentic baroque instruments at baroque pitch and in period style. $15/$10 seniors and students. King Manor Museum, King Park, 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, http://bit.ly/2yoHPuA.

Oct. 21, Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo, 8 pm. Experience the icon of African-Venezuelan music and the passion, color, contagious beats, and rhythm she brings to the stage. Dance workshop at 7 pm. $16. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2yfItwJ.

Oct. 21, Ustad Shafaat Khan, 3:30 pm. This sitar and tabla master blends Indian traditional and folk music with his fusion group East Meets West. Henna art and demos start at 1 pm. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2tVuHOf.

Oct. 21, Tour of Corona and East Elmhurst, 11 am. Walk and learn about local houses of worship, former homes of jazz legends, and scientific history. Trip ends with lunch and a lively discussion at a popular Corona restaurant. $19, includes a full pictorial color brochure. More info: http://bit.ly/2yMCtN4.

Oct. 21, Fall Festival, 1 pm. Make apple cider, a corn husk doll, and a crazy quilt. Watch an historic cooking demo. Free. King Manor Museum, King Park, 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, http://bit.ly/2xKK5PM.

Oct. 21, Queens Consort: The Riches of Italy (again), 7 pm. A night of 18th century Italian baroque music (Vivaldi, Scarlatti, and Gallo) by a local baroque ensemble playing authentic baroque instruments at baroque pitch and in period style. $20/$15 seniors and students. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 33-50 82nd St., Jackson Heights, http://bit.ly/2yoHPuA.

Oct. 22, The Last of the Mohicans Times Three. Watch three versions of this love story between the adopted white son of a Mohican warrior and an English general’s daughter. The 1936 film shows at 2 pm. The 1992 movie screens at 4 pm. The director’s cut of the 1992 film is at 7 pm. $15/$30 for full-day pass. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts Studio, http://bit.ly/2yNrQcE.

Oct. 22, Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, 3 pm. Original videos mix with original pieces by Mexican composers Carlo Nicolau (violin), Vicente Rojo Cama (electronics), and Vanessa García Lembo (video). Concert features amplified violins and electro-acoustic sounds, instruments, musical textures, ambiences, and images. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2zsCgf1.

Oct. 22, Mapping Thoughts, 3 pm. Ingrid Burrington talks about her displaying exhibition First I Was Afraid… The artist investigates technology, data infrastructure, and information networks in NYC. She’ll share her fieldwork into tracking and analyzing NYC’s internet infrastructure. Free. Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45th Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/2wSk14f.

Oct. 23, Golda Meir, 1:30 pm. Francine Klagsbrun discusses her new biography on Israel’s fourth prime minister. Meir negotiated arms deals with President Richard Nixon, agonized over understanding Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and had dozens of clandestine meetings with Jordan’s King Hussein. Her career ended in tragedy when Israel was unprepared for the surprise attack by Egypt and Syria on Yom Kippur in 1973. $8 suggested donation. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2xJgOjS.

Oct. 23, Immigrant Voices, 2:30 pm. Rachel Wu from Queens College’s Urban Studies Department lectures on the gentrification of Flushing. $5/$3 for students and seniors. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2xIGstX.

Oct. 24, Women’s Voting Rights, 6:30 pm. Discussion of a book that examines the early decades of the women’s rights suffrage movement and the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, http://bit.ly/2gIYFNc.

Oct. 25, Pup Crawl, 7 pm. A three-hour tour of Long Island City with a guide/beer expert. Participants can bring their dogs in costumes. All establishments are pet-friendly. $35 includes beer, pizza, and a gift bag with dog goodies. Proceeds benefit a local animal rescue. Meet at John Murray Playground Dog Run, 11-99 45th Rd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2zcTBr7.

Oct. 25, Gonzalo Fonseca Exhibition, March 11, 2018. A retrospective featuring about 80 pieces (mostly sculptures in stone, drawings, and notebooks) by an Uruguayan-born modernist who played an influential role in the development of modern Latin American art. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2kTn6fw.

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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