2018-01-03 / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 4 to Jan. 10)

Common New Year resolutions often include spending time with family, taking up a hobby, learning to appreciate great music, watching top-notch films, and of course, eating gingerbread. No need to leave Queens.

Jan. 5, First Look 2018, Jan. 15. This international new film festival includes SciFi, documentaries, hybrid tech films, essays, and other genres from 16 countries. Schedule: Prototype, Jan. 5, 7:30 pm; All the Mistakes I’ve Made (Part 2), Jan. 6, 3 pm; Ghost Hunting, Jan. 6, 3 pm; Communion, Jan. 6, 5 pm; First Sight: Award-winning shorts from the Jonatha…, Jan. 6, 6:30 pm; Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, Jan. 6, 7 pm; Colo; Jan. 7, 1 pm; Taste of Cement, Jan. 7, 2 pm; Last Days in Shibati and The Lives of Therese, Jan. 7, 4 pm; ROOM H.264: Brooklyn, NY, June 2016; Jan. 7, 6 pm; Vazante; Jan. 7, 6:30 pm; Va, Toto!; Jan. 12, 7 pm; Radio Atlas: Intimacy and Distance; Jan. 12, 7:30 pm; Two by Ken Jacobs, Jan. 13, 1 pm; Tinselwood, Jan. 13, 2 pm; The Exiled, Jan. 13, 4:30 pm; You Have No Idea How Much I Love You; Jan. 13, 4:30 pm; Missing Episode and other episodes; Jan. 13, 6:30 pm; Let the Summer Never Come Again; Jan. 13, 7 pm; James Benning: L. Cohen and measuring change; Jan. 14, 1 pm; Playing Men; Jan. 14, 2 pm; James Benning: Readers; Jan. 14, 4 pm; Railway Sleepers; Jan. 14, 4:30 pm; ROOM H.264: Astoria, NY, Jan. 2018; Jan. 14, 7 pm; First Sight: Award-winning shorts from the Jonatha…; Jan. 15, 2 pm; Sending Out an SOS: First Look Shorts; Jan. 15, 4 pm. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2C7mvz2.

Jan. 7, Con Brio Ensemble: Twilight Concert, 4:30 pm. Violinist Alexander Meshibovsky, oboist Alan Hollander, and pianist Diana Mittler-Battipaglia do Trio Sonata by Quantz. Osceola Davis, a coloratura soprano, does arias by Mozart and Rossini. The program also features works for violin and piano, including Schumann and Wieniawski. Hollander presents works for oboe and piano by Dvorak and William Grant Still. $12. The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2led868.

Jan. 7, Open Studio: Wood, 11 am. Families with children explore the galleries and make art in response to their experiences. This day’s focus is on wood. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2zHyg9o.

Jan. 7, Alley ECOclub: Icey Extremes, 12:30 pm. Learn why ice floats in a glass instead of sinking and why freezing water becomes snow, sleet, ice, or hail. Includes science experiments with dry ice and extremophiles like lichens and mosses. Participants take home their own DIY moss gardens. $19. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://bit.ly/2ln3Kw8.

Jan. 7, RESISTgrafía: New New Yorkers Workshop, 1 pm. Learn a dry copying process in which black or colored powder adheres to parts of a surface remaining electrically charged after being exposed to light from an image of the document to be copied. Spanish is the main language in this class. Screen printed pieces from different artists will be shown to the students to understand the role of the printed images in social movements. Free but registration is required to Guido Garaycochea at ggaraycocohea@queensmuseum.org. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2leNDS1.

Jan. 8, Live Drawing with Models, 7 pm. Held on the second Monday of every month, artists practice with a series of quick and long poses while listening to music in a relaxing, non-judgmental environment. $16. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2C5Q2sQ.

Jan. 9, Figuring, Jan. 15. In this new performance piece by choreographer Moriah Evans, three females make visible and audible internal systems in order to pitch them against the external forces of space. Daily shows at 5:30 pm except Jan. 11. SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., LIC, http://bit.ly/2BP8YI6.

Jan. 9, Opening Day: Hope, 8 am to 4 pm. Laura Fantini’s Hope, a display of intricately detailed pencil drawings of seeds which she has collected throughout NYC and Italy, opens. It’s on view through April 29. Free. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2pVgxM7.

Jan. 10, Art-Makers Group, 6 pm. Artists, professionals, and novices work in various mediums in a supportive group. Bring materials and a snack. $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2E8jEmV.

Jan. 10, Monthly Jazz Jam, 7 pm. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, these sessions are a fun way for musicians to hone skills and jam with peers. The house band is led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter. All are welcome. Don’t play? Come listen! $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2zIODSX.

Ongoing from the previous week:

Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting, March 11. This show displays early Schneemann paintings from the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s which integrate objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction. In the late 1960s, Schneemann began positioning her own body within her work, being image and image-maker. She got into performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, and multimedia in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC, http://mo.ma/2pMj5f6.

GingerBread Lane, Jan. 15. This annual smorgasbord of sweetness includes houses, trees, street signs, and other urban fixtures made with gingerbread dough, icing, and candy. Workshops are offered, and on Jan. 15, the museum dismantles the municipality and distributes free chunks of it to the public from 2 pm to 5 pm. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2yLPtTm.

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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