Photo courtesy Bayside Historical Society
The Bayside Historical Society is now accepting applications for its annual art show in January.
Artists can submit original works, made within the last five years, in virtually any medium.
Up to two pieces will be accepted by artists.
Video projects and non-traditional mediums will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Artists should make an appointment for reviews.
The show runs Sunday, Jan. 12 to Jan. 26, 2014, at the Bayside Historical Society, located in Fort Totten.
Deadline for submissions is Dec. 20.
William Cusick’s “Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road)” will be part of the Queens World Film Festival programming at the Queens Museum on Dec. 7. Image courtesy Queens World Film Festival
The Queens World Film Festival will program three sessions of films by festival alumni as part of Queens International 2013 at the newly reopened Queens Museum.
Up first Dec. 7 is Graphically Speaking a program of two films. “Way” by Elizabeth Pasieczny and “Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road)” by William Cusick.
Queens World Film Festival describes the two movies as “stunningly beautiful” and touts their narratives as “equal to their graphic beauty. Right off the bat, you know that something unusual is happening.”
Following the screenings, Queens World Film Festival Director Don Cato will lead a panel discussion with filmmakers, cast and crew members.
Then on Jan. 19, the museum hosts a series of short films in two programs, From/Around the World and From/Around the Corner.
The cast of “The Cottage” wrap up their run this weekend at the Astoria Performing Arts Center. Photo courtesy APAC
Don’t miss your chance to catch one of the final performances of “The Cottage,” one of the funniest shows to hit Queens all year.
In playwright Sandy Rustin’s original comedy, at the Astoria Performing Arts Center, any doubt that we’re deep in Noël Coward territory simply vanishes after a very pregnant character is handed a scotch to sip while she enjoys long drags from her cigarette.
It is oh so civilized, and oh so very funny.
The play, set in the English countryside in 1923, concerns the various infidelities of three couples, Beau and his wife, Marjorie; Clarke and his wife, Sylvia; and Dierdre and her newly divorced ex-husband, Richard. For these six, love resembles a sort of game with winners and losers, but once the truth begins to unravel just who earns a check in their win column becomes a little more muddled. Beau and Clarke are brothers. Beau is having an affair with Sylvia and Dierdre. Clarke has been carrying on with Marjorie. And Richard, may or may not be a serial killer.
Got that? No matter.
As in the best of Coward, the setup is the least important component of the evening. What matters is the sparkling dialogue and witty give-and-take between the characters.
Queens Borough President-Elect Melinda Katz practices for the upcoming “Legislative Acts” at Queens College. Photo by Ken Maldonado by TimesLedger Newspapers
In a little more than a week, a slate of Queens politicians will show another side of their personas when they step into a set of new roles — literally.
All singing, all dancing and all for a good cause, a couple dozens local pols have signed on to perform in the musical-comedy revue “Legislative Acts 2013” at Queens College on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.
Highlights of the show include Queens Borough President-elect Melinda Katz, U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng, and City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Ruben Wills, among others, performing parodies of movies, TV series and Broadway shows all with a uniquely Queens angle.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Big Buddy, which pairs homeless, at-risk children with college mentors; and Women and Work, which prepares victims of domestic violence, single mothers and downsized workers to secure new employment.
The evening includes a pre-show cocktail hour and a post-performance dessert reception. Tickets are $100 and are available by contacting Nayelii DiSpaltro at (718) 997-3589 or by e-mail at Nayelli.DiSpaltro@qc.cuny.edu.
Mayor Bloomberg cuts the ribbon at Wednesday’s opening of the new Queens Museum. Photo by Ken Maldonado for TimesLedger Newspapers
Earlier today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg (c.) along with fellow politicians, including Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (l.) and City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (r.) and Queens Museum board members cut the ribbon on the museum’s new expansion.
The first solo exhibition in the museum’s newly expanded gallery went to Peter Schumann and his show titled “The Shatterer.”
On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Queens Museum officially reopens to the public.
Elizabeth Dooley’s photograph reflects “Rebirth” in the Rockaway Artists Alliance new show Calm/Storm/Rebirth. Photo courtesy RAA
Like a lot of people who survived a traumatic incident, many Rockaway Artists Alliance experience the classic symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after Hurricane Sandy struck.
Studios were destroyed and years of creations washed away with the storm surge. Some artists became angry, others felt sorry for themselves, while still others become sick.
Now, one year after Sandy hit, the RAA has reopened its damaged gallery at Ft. Tilden with Calm/Storm/Rebirth. Works by 45 artists explore the days leading up to the superstorm, the aftermath of its destruction and the months since.
On Nov. 2, the RAA will screen the film “Seven Miles to Shore,” about Dylan Smith, the young man from Rockaway who saved residents during the storm on his surfboard. Smith died in a surfing accident months later.
The show runs on Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 24.
Community theater productions opening this week include (clockwise from top l.) “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “Guys and Dolls” and “Legally Blonde.”
Photos courtesy of The Gingerbread Players, Larry Bloom and FSF Community Theatre Group
In the mood for some theater this weekend? Then skip the 7 train to Times Square and stay closer to home with three Queens community theater group openings.
On Saturday you have your choice between the Bard of Avon and Nathan of Detroit.
In Forest Hills, The Gingerbread Players present Shakespeare comedy “Love’s Labour’s Lost” (complete with the Anglican spelling). This comedy about four soldiers who vow to give up women for three years just as the Queen of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive in town, bubbles with alliteration, puns and double meanings.
Over in Bayside, Theatre by the Bay opens with the classic Broadway musical-comedy “Guys and Dolls.” The iconic show about a couple of gamblers and their dames includes such standards as “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat,” “Luck Be a Lady Tonight” and the title number.
Sunday brings the premiere of the Free Synagogue of Flushing Community Theatre Group’s version of “Legally Blonde, The Musical.” The Broadway adaptation of the hit movie features a cast of young performers and seasoned professionals, who bring the story of Elle Woods to life in song and dance.