76 THE QUEENS COURIER • BUZZ • JANUARY 22, 2015 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com happenings FRIDAY, JAN. 23 >JAN Kick off 2015 with traditional Irish music at the New York Irish Center. Four musicians are coming together for an evening of great music: Joanie Madden on fl ute and tin whistle, Brian Conway on fi ddle, Billy Comiskey on accordion and Brendan Dolan on piano. The pre-show hospitality begins at 7:30 p.m. and the actual show starts at 8:30 p.m. Open seating. Tickets: $25/$22 for seniors, students and the unemployed. Call 718- 482-0909 for more details or visit www.newyorkirishcenter. org to book tickets. 10-40 Jackson Ave. Maspeth High School Theater is performing a play called “Stand and Deliver,” which tells the story of a math teacher who faces off with student members of a tough gang in East Los Angeles as he tries to teach them AP Calculus. The closing performance runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Maspeth High School. Visit www.maspeththeater. com to book tickets. $7 adults/$5 students. 54-40 74th St. Flux Factory is a nonprofi t organization that brings artists together. For the past year, their building at 39-31 29th St. in Long Island City has been hosting a giant Rube Goldberg Machine, made of gears, levers, catapults and even Polaroid cameras. The machine will be uninstalled, but before that happens, Flux Factory is throwing a going away party they call Quit While You’re Ahead. 8 p.m. SATURDAY, JAN. 24 The Kingsland Homestead is hosting a book reading of Doreen Rappaport’s work, “Martin’s Big Words.” The classic children’s book helps youngsters get introduced to the concepts of Dr. King’s legacy. The reading is part of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Community Conversations for Kids program. The reading will be followed by a discussion on Dr. King’s importance in America’s history. Free for children and their adult companions. 1 to 2 p.m. 143-35 Photo courtesy the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art 37th Ave. Ying Nung Ma recently immigrated to the city from Taiwan and her photographs of New York refl ect her unique perspective of the city. She is having her fi rst solo exhibition of her photographs at the Voelker Orth Museum. The exhibition opens with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception includes a musical performance by Ying Nung Ma’s daughter Iris, a fl autist. The exhibition will be open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. till March 22. For more details, call 718-359-6227. 149-19 38th Ave. Learn to juggle with international juggling champion Greg Kennedy at the Flushing Town Hall. This interactive workshop, ARTISTRY BECKONS which begins at 1 p.m., is for anyone above the age of 6. The workshop will be followed by a juggling show at 2:15 p.m. in which Kennedy, a veteran of Cirque du Soleil, will be joined by two aerial acrobats to create dazzling artistry. The fee for the workshop is $7/ $4 children/free for members with tickets to the show. The show tickets cost $13/ $10 members/ $8 children/ $6 member children. Visit www. fl ushingtownhall.org to book tickets or call 718-463-7700 for more information. You don’t have to wait till Halloween to get spooky! The Winter Spooktacular Ball will take place at the Queens Museum from 2 to 5 p.m. The theme is a spooky circus and it will include events such as a scavenger hunt, clown face painting, ring toss raffl e and a Palindrome Parade. Individual tickets cost $20 but there are options for group tickets and other benefi ts with contributions of $75 and $150. Visit www.queensmuseum.org to book tickets or call 718-592- 9700 for more details. SUNDAY, JAN. 25 It’s going to be an all-star lineup at O’Neills in Maspeth. Some of today’s biggest sports stars are coming together for a charity fundraiser in aid of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Stanley Cup champions Brian Leetch, Adam Graves and Mike Richter, championship fi ghters Mark Breland, Iran Barkley, Junior Jones and Danny Jacobs, two-time Super Bowl champion Sean Landeta, and boxing promoter Lou DiBella will be at the event, raising awareness about the various diseases children in the hospital are battling and raising funds to carry out research that will help them. There will be live music and a magic show, as well as an allday gourmet buffet and open bar. 1 p.m. Tickets: $100/$50 for guests aged 12 and under. Buy tickets at eventbrite. com (the event name is NY Champions for St. Jude) or by calling Eagel Sports Promotions at 914-332-4772. 64-21 53rd Dr. This week’s Drop-In Family Workshop at the Queens Museum will focus on clay fi gures. Children between the ages of 5 and 12 and their adult companions can make clay fi gures of characters from the bookmaking workshop the previous week or any other character they wish. Attendance at the bookmaking workshop is not a prerequisite for this workshop. Children with special needs are welcome. Free. Registration not required. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call 718-592-9700 for more details. The advances in the fi eld of animation are helping us enter magical worlds, but there is ATTENTION: WANT A LISTING ON THIS PAGE? Go to the “Events Calendar” section of our web site, www.queenscourier. com/events-page, and click on “Submit your event” to let us know about your happening. We select from reader submissions to list on our happenings page. 23- 29 EDITOR’S PICK The Sculpture Center is showcasing the work of prominent artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook. The Thai artist works with several mediums, and some of her best work in video, sculpture and photography will be among those on display. She is skilled in creating complex narratives around the marginalized, and has exhibited her work in several countries, including Australia, South Africa, Italy and Turkey. She is creating sculptures specially for this exhibition, which offi cially opens on Sunday, Jan. 25. The opening reception is on the day before, Saturday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition runs until March 30. Open Thursdays to Mondays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $5 suggested donation/$3 students. 44-19 Purves St. Call 718-361-1750 or visit www.sculpture-center.org for more details.
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