82 THE QUEENS COURIER • BUZZ • FEBRUARY 5, 2015 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com happenings FRIDAY, FEB. 6 >FEB 6-12 EDITOR’S PICK The Noguchi Museum is hosting an exhibition of photographer Isamu Noguchi’s images of the Jantar Mantars of Northern India. The Jantar Mantars are open-air astronomical instruments that measure solar time and the paths of celestial objects. These instruments date back to 1724. Noguchi took the photos of these observatories in Delhi and Jaipur between 1949 and 1960. They offer an insight into man’s quest for knowledge that led to these scientifi c achievements, and the way people interact with the space in modern times. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9-01 33rd Rd. (at Vernon Boulevard), LIC. Call 718-204-7088 for more details. The Museum of the Moving Image is hosting Cinema Tropical Festival 2015, a three-day festival of the best Latin American fi lms. It begins today with the screening of “The Militant” at 7 p.m. “The Militant” tells the story of a militant leftist activist student who is forced to become a member of the bourgeoisie when his father dies and leaves him in charge of their ranch. Tickets: $12/$9 for senior citizens and students/ free for members at the Film Lover level and above. Call 718-777-6888 for more information. For the full schedule of the festival, visit www.movingimage. us. 36-01 35 Ave. SATURDAY, FEB. 7 NYC Audubon, a nonprofi t organization that works to protect birds in the city, is organizing a walk for birdwatchers at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Don Riepe, a naturalist, will guide participants on a walk where they’ll look for birds and other wildlife. The walk will be preceded by a presentation. Call 718- 474-0896 or email donriepe@ gmail.com for more details. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The refuge is located in Broad Channel. Explore the beauties of nature at Forest Park. Experienced urban park rangers will guide participants on a moderate hike through the terrain of the park and point out hidden gems and special features of the park. The group will meet at the visitor center at Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive. Free. 11 a.m. Call 718-352-1769 for more information. With just a week to go for Valentine’s Day, the Bayside Historical Society is organizing a workshop for children to make gifts. Adults can attend the two-hour workshop if they are accompanied by a child. 12 p.m. Cost: $5. 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten. Call 718- 352-1548 for more details. St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst is hosting a special violin and piano recital to observe Valentine’s Day. The two artists performing at the recital are Olga Turkina at the violin and Philipp Petkov at the piano. The recital is free but attendees are encouraged to bring donations of canned food that the organizers will collect and donate to the needy. 2 p.m. Call 718-278- 3240 for more information. 7202 Astoria Blvd. On Jan. 26, India celebrated its 66th Republic Day. The Hindu Temple Society of North America in Flushing is celebrating the occasion with a cultural program and talks on the leaders of nonviolent movements: Mahatma Gandhi (India), Nelson Mandela (South Africa) and Martin Luther King Jr. (U.S.). The event will be held at the temple auditorium from 3:30 p.m. Call 718-460- 8484 for more information. 143-09 Holly Ave., corner of Holly Avenue and Smart Street. The Museum of the Moving Image is hosting Cinema Tropical Festival 2015, a three-day festival of the best Latin American fi lms. It’s the second day today and two fi lms will be screened. “Purgatorio: A Journey into the Heart of the Border” reimagines the U.S./Mexico border as Dante’s Purgatory. The fi lm is in Spanish with English subtitles. 3 p.m. “Las Marthas” follows two Mexican-American girls who are trying to follow the traditions of being debutantes at a ball while battling economic uncertainty. Director Cristina Ibarra will attend the screening. In Spanish and English with English subtitles. 6 p.m. Tickets for both fi lms are included with paid museum admission on a fi rst-come, fi rst-served basis. Call 718- 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. The Passion of Tango Tango Buenos Aires, a troupe from Argentina, will perform at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center. They are known for retaining the authenticity of tango in their performances and are a recognized name in Europe and the Far East. Their show is called Song for Eva Peron, and is based on the life of the former first lady of Argentina. 8 p.m. Tickets: $42/$39/$35. Visit www.qcc.cuny.edu/qpac/ or call 718-631-6311 to book tickets. 222-05 56th Ave.
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