2017-11-22 / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 23 to Nov. 29)

Queens is the perfect place to recover from a turkey overdose and prepare for more holiday fun with everything from special family programs to A Christmas Carol. Enjoy R&B, a food stroll, electroluminescent artistry, a storytelling contest, the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and fully articulated declarative dancing.

Nov. 24, R&B Holiday Bash with K-Ci and JoJo, Ginuwine, and 112, 8 pm. R&B royalty. Expect favorites like “Only You,” “Let’s Get Married,” and “Pony.” $59-$109. Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College’s Colden Auditorium, vicinity of Kissena Boulevard and Reeves Avenue, Flushing, http://bit.ly/2z3AFLS.

Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Recess Family Programs, Nov. 26. Enjoy the long weekend with daily matinees, drop-in art making and animation projects, and the Swedish Chef. Schedule: Ratatouille and separate workshops, Nov. 24, 11 am; The Great Muppet Caper, Nov. 24, 2 pm; Ratatouille and separate workshops, Nov. 25, 11 am; The Great Muppet Caper, Nov. 25, 2 pm; Ratatouille and separate workshops, Nov. 26, 11 am; The Great Muppet Caper, Nov. 26, 2 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2mPykCT.

Nov. 25, Pictures with Santa, noon. Bring a camera and enjoy the NYC Brass Entourage and Opera On Tap Carolers. Santa’s helpers provide candy canes and gifts while supplies last. Many stores are open late. 71st Avenue Plaza at Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood, http://bit.ly/2hHpe5J.

Nov. 26, A Very Electric Christmas, 1 pm & 3 pm. Lightwire Theater presents this children’s story -- done in darkness with electroluminescent artistry -- about a young bird that gets blown off course during a snowstorm and ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. As he tries to make his way home, he meets caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice, and an evil Rat King. $14. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2hOKauY.

Nov. 26, A Christmas Carol, 3 pm. The North Country Center for the Arts National Touring Company presents a classic that is overflowing with music, laughter, some really scary ghosts, and one extremely grumpy old man. $40 and $35. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2zXjpJB.

Nov. 26, Noshwalk: Astoria, 11 am. Stroll and taste Greek, Brazilian, Venezuelan, Balkan, North African, and Chilean specialties. Pass and discuss Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Museum of the Moving Image. $57. Meet in front of Rio Market, 32-15 36th Ave., Astoria, http://bit.ly/2AZpy78.

Nov. 28, The Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement, 6:30 pm. A discussion of the book Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement. The year 2017 marks the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State, and in 2020 the nation will celebrate 100 years of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, http://bit.ly/2hOFiWS.

Nov. 29, The Moth StorySLAM, 7:30 pm. Storytellers put their names in The Moth Hat. Names are picked, and they take the stage to spin yarns. Theme: Fakes. $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2z3cixU.

Nov. 29, Keely Garfield Dance: Perfect Piranha, Dec. 9. This piece moves in circles through shady movement to fully articulated declarative dancing. It emerges as an uninterrupted flow of continuous movement, veering between a whisper and a roar. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 pm; and Saturdays at 6:30 pm and 9 pm. The Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/2zXGtb6.

Nov. 29, Cinema Series: Incident at Vichy, 12:10 pm. Adapted from Arthur Miller’s play, this film focuses on men in Vichy France who were detained for what turns out to be their “racial” inspection by German military officers and Vichy French police during World War II. It focuses on human nature, guilt, fear, and complicity and examines how the Nazis were able to perpetrate the Holocaust with so little resistance. Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2haQR6E.

Continued from last week:

Nov. 24, Ex Libris: The New York Public Library, Nov. 26. Frederick Wiseman, who has done 42 documentaries, screens his latest work on the New York Public Library. Learn about everything from the Fifth Avenue main branch to the Schomburg Center in Harlem to the 92 branches across Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Remaining schedule: Nov. 24, 2 pm and 6 pm; Nov. 25, 2 pm and 6 pm; and Nov. 26, 2 pm and 6 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2hv2Vn4.

Nov. 24, Rialto Pictures: 20 Films for 20 Years, Dec. 29. Bruce Goldstein launched Rialto Pictures in 1997 with the philosophy that classics should be freshly marketed to new audiences. This means 35mm prints, digital restorations, and new subtitles in some instances. On Rialto’s 20th anniversary, the museum presents 20 of its finest pictures. Remaining schedule: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Nov. 24, 7 pm; The Phantom of Liberty, Nov. 25, 4 pm; The Battle of Algiers, Nov. 25, 6:30 pm; Army of Shadows, Nov. 26, 4 pm; This Is Spinal Tap, Nov. 26, 7 pm; Grand Illusion, Dec. 1, 7 pm; The Third Man, Dec. 2, 6 pm; Went the Day Well, Dec. 3, 3 pm; Le Trou, Dec. 3, 5:30 pm; Rififi, Dec. 8, 7 pm; The Fallen Idol, Dec. 9, 3 pm; It Always Rains on Sunday, Dec. 9, 6 pm; Hiroshima, Mon Amour, Dec. 10, 4 pm; Tales of Hoffmann, Dec. 10, 6:30 pm; and Metropolitan, Dec. 29, 7 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2zBjsgB.

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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