2017-11-29 / Front Page

It's In Queens! (November 30 To December 6)

The borough’s international flair shines proudly with holiday events such as a Korean fairy tale, Russian ballet, German artist, and Spanish play. Plus, a huge comic convention, cheese festival, Jim Henson marathon, and Broadway extravaganza round out the list.

Nov. 30, La Gota Fria (The Cold Sweat), Dec. 3. This new play makes audiences dance, laugh, and think about cancer treatments. Shows on Nov. 30 at 8 pm, Dec. 1 at 8 pm, Dec. 2 at 3 pm and 8 pm, and Dec. 3 at 4 pm. $18. Thalía Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, http://bit.ly/2cpV70G.

Nov. 30, Hans Tammen & Dark Circuits Orchestra: Crossing the Lagrangian Point, 7 pm. Tammen wrote this large multi-movement piece for 10 light-and-sound performers, a spatialist, and a conductor. $10. Knockdown Center, 52-10 Flushing Ave., Maspeth, http://bit.ly/2jqzC5C.

Dec. 1, Wintercon, Dec. 3. This comic and scifi expo includes cast reunions of the original Blade Runner and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, plus actors from Game of Thrones, an art gallery, vendor room, costume contest, Star Wars garbage compactor, Star Trek captain’s chair, and light saber fight. Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2hZa0J7.

Dec. 1, Fairy Tale, 8 pm. Music inspired by traditional Korean poems and songs and performed on traditional Korean instruments such as the daegum, geomungo, and haegum. $16/$10 for students. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2zJHyXn.

Dec. 2, Great Northeast Cheese Fest, 6 pm. This third annual event features great regional creameries and some of NYC’s best chefs, including Hugue Dufour of LIC’s M. Wells Steakhouse. (He’ll make a fondue parmigiana with Cabot clothbound cheddar.) Fifth Hammer Brewing Company pours craft beers. $60. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2Ag1u0G.

Dec. 2, Happy Henson Holidays, Dec. 31. Holiday-themed Jim Henson programs including classic adaptations, TV specials, 25th anniversary screenings, and a 40th anniversary screening. Schedule: John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together, Dec. 2 and 3 at 1 pm and Dec. 10 at 11 am; A Muppet Family Christmas, Dec. 9 and 10 at 1 pm; The Muppet Christmas Carol, Dec. 16 and 17 at 1 pm; Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, Dec. 23 at 1 pm; Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, Dec. 24 at 1 pm; Bear in the Big Blue House, Dec. 30 at 1 pm; and The Christmas Toy, Dec. 31 at 1 pm. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2n9E5eJ.

Dec. 2, The Wonders of Woodside, 1 pm. A Noshwalk stroll with cuisine from Mexico, Colombia, Korea, Ireland, El Salvador, Bolivia, Bhutan, and Philippines. $57, includes tastes but not personal beverages/$20 for children 6-12/free for children under 6. Meet at the triangular park at 52nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue, http://bit.ly/2k2a7YL.

Dec. 2, Wreathmaking Workshops, Dec. 10. Learn how to make an evergreen wreath. No experience necessary. Sessions on Dec. 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 10 am and 2 pm. $25. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks, http://bit.ly/2AID1B0.

Dec. 2, It Can Happen Here, 3 pm. Sunnyside artist Judith Sloan works on a theatrical performance developed from stories of anguish and defiance in the face of xenophobia and repression. This is a work in progress, and the audience can participate. York College Fine Arts Gallery, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2zJIedQ.

Dec. 2, Hands-On History: Pomanders, 1 pm. Make clove-studded citrus items that were used as decoration during winter for hundreds of years. Free. King Manor, King Park, vicinity of 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2ibeBMp.

Dec. 3, Sleeping Beauty, 2 pm. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia offers a lavish version of a classic Grimm Brothers fairytale. Fifty dancers tell the story of a handsome young prince who toils to free a beautiful maiden from an evil spell. $23-$42. Queens College’s Colden Auditorium, vicinity of Reeves Avenue and Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, http://bit.ly/2ib0cja.

Dec. 3, Christmas in the Garden, noon. Get into the spirit with Rough Dozen Acapella Music, blowout sales, photos with Santa, a wreath-making workshop, holiday crafts, and a tree-lighting with carols. Free with some activity fees. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2AegNad.

Dec. 3, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, 1 pm and 3 pm. ArtsPower’s musical follows Claudia Kincaid and her brother up the stone steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and into a captivating adventure. $14. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2zIXjO7.

Dec. 3, A New York Christmas, 2:30 pm. Tour guide Sibyl McCormac Groff (aka The Spirited New Yorker) lectures on the history of Christmas, NYC observances, and other seasonal items. $5/$3 for seniors and students. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2n8OOpz.

Dec. 3, Interfaith Breakfast and Discussion, 8:30 am. Food, open mic for poetry and songs, and a presentation on domestic violence by Naheed Samadi Bahram from Women for Afghan Women. Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2AcGsT3.

Dec. 3, Sunday Service: Camilo Godoy Presents, 7 pm. Artists from various disciplines explore ideas of “difference.” Free. Knockdown Center, 52-10 Flushing Ave., Maspeth, http://bit.ly/2hx6s4t.

Dec. 3, Elizabeth Korn: Her American Half Life, 2 pm. A reception and talk with curator Larry Qualls on the new exhibit on Korn (1900-1979), an illustrator, visual artist, and educator who left Germany for the U.S. in 1939. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2lfRJIs.

Dec. 3, Forest Hills Speakeasy, 4 pm. The Gavroche Jazz Band performs and attendees are encouraged to wear flapper dresses and other 1920s designs. $50 but includes food, beverages, and a wine glass keepsake. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 15 Borage Pl., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2zuB6D1.

Dec. 4, Broadway Comes to Bell, 7:30 pm. This fifth annual concert is presented by past and current Broadway entertainers. The host will match the money raised through ticket sales and donate the sum to assistance efforts in Puerto Rico and other areas. $20/free for children under age 12. Bayside United Methodist Church, 38-20 Bell Blvd., http://bit.ly/2Ac1u3Z.

Dec. 4, Xmas with 2 Guys From Astoria, 7 pm. This duo discusses the items that made growing up in Astoria unique and exciting. Expect a Pilot marker or an aluminum stickball bat. Plus, The Saw Lady performs with her saw and special bells. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, http://bit.ly/2A9Z0Db.

Dec. 6, Freedom Films, 2 pm. A screening and discussion of The Chosen and The Bishop’s Wife as part of an eight-week series entitled “The Four Freedoms.” Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2Ad9DFv.

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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