FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.timesnewsweekly.com APRIL 23, 2015 • TIMES 33 happenings topic: “Global Jewish Challenges” at the 19th Annual Telsey Lecture Series. 3 p.m. Free. The Reform Temple of Forest Hills. 71-11 112th St. Call 718-261-2900 for more details. The American Jewish Symphony is an electrifying 50-piece ensemble dedicated to the performance of orchestral works of distinction that explore Jewish Cultural heritage and experience. The Eastern European program features selections of music from Klezmer and folk traditions to music of the American Yiddish Theater, which became a powerful influence on the artistic form of the Broadway musical. Guest entertainer Mike Burstyn is one of the world’s most popular Jewish entertainers. 3 p.m. $48. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave. For more information, visit qcc.cuny.edu. “Saturday Night Live,” “Seinfeld” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”are three of the most beloved shows in the history of television.Ask any Baby Boomer about their favorite all-time TV program and chances are those three hits will be at the top of their lists. For the first time ever, three of the top TV writers from thoseiconic shows will gather to discuss whatreally happened behind-the-scenes in Funny Girls: TV Boomer Babes Tell All. What were the stars of those showslike? What was the writing process like? And what ELSE went on? 3 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Kupferberg Center for the Arts. 65-30 Kissena Boulevard. For more information, visit kupferbergcenter. org. Monday, April 27 Come with five minutes of material, grab a BINGO card, and play with hosts Julia Lundy and Veronica Elizabeth at Bingo Open Mic. Or come with no material; BINGO is also open to non-performers. There will be prizes, one of which is the first spot at the following open mic. Sign-up will be done by lottery, so please come early to put your name in the bucket. Free. 6 p.m. The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave. For more information, visit creeklic.com Tuesday, April 28 Resorts World Casino will display Spring Into Queens, an exclusive horticultural exhibit from the Queens Botanical Garden, for the entire month of April in the Red Wall Gallery. Spring Into Queens features several beautiful, vivid floral works of art designed by garden staff member Shari Romar and members of the QBG Gallery Committee. Free. 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. For more information, visit rwnewyork.com In “I Am the Chicken Man, Cluck,” a 29-year-old Harvard graduate, who has squandered his adult life, is now employed as a dancing chicken man at a fast-food restaurant. In a misguided attempt to save his boss’s brilliant, 17-year-old, Indian daughter from a similar fate, he helps her get a publishing contract, but inadvertently ends up pushing her to plagiarize her book. Though completely fictional, this play was inspired by the story of Kaavya Viswanathan, a Harvard student who was actually accused of plagiarizing her debut novel.7 p.m. Free. Please RSVP at kupferbergcenter.org. Wednesday, April 29 “Beyond Sacred” is an interviewbased theatre production by Ping Chong + Company and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center exploring the diverse experiences of Muslim communities within New York City. The five participants in “Beyond Sacred” vary in many ways, but share the common experience of coming of age in a post-9/11 New York City, at a time of increasing Islamophobia. 8 p.m. $20. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. 31-10 Thomson Ave. For more information, visit lpac.nyc. Thursday, April 30 Shakespeare’s most tragic hero squares off against his greatest villain in “Othello,” a fast-paced tale of jealousy, betrayal and vengeance. Watch as Iago leads “The Moor” to the edge of sanity by weaving a trail of deceit about the loyalty of a friend and a wife’s fidelity. The drama unfolds in a pulsating stripped-down production that features an all-female cast. 7:30 p.m. $18. Queens Theatre. 14 United Nations Ave. South. For more information, visit queenstheatre.org What if you could move backwards through time and see how your choices charted your path to the present moment? With an exciting score, humor, idealism and insight, “Merrily We Roll Along” starts at the end and ends at the beginning. We see snapshots of 20 years in the lives of Franklin Shepard and his close friends and ponder the show’s central question: “How did you get to be here?” Runs through Saturday, May 23. 8 p.m. $12 students and seniors, $18 adults. Astoria Performing Arts Center. 30-44 Crescent Street and 30th Road. For more information, visit apacny.org Ongoing Mommy, Music & Me, inc. Licensed Music Together center since 2003 with locations in Astoria, Bayside,Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Glendale, L.I.C. and Whitestone is holding free class trials, including Early Childhood music and movement for babies, toddlers preschoolers. Weekday and weekend sessions are available. (718) 229-0033. Daily Senior Programs Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70th Ave., welcomes new members 60 years of age or older every weekday. For more information, call 718-456-2000. Ridgewood-Bushwick Senior Center, 319 Stanhope St., will hold various programs. For more information, call 718-366-3038. Peter Cardella Senior Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood, will hold various programs. For more information, call 718-497- 2908. Self-Help Maspeth Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Ave., will hold beading, jewelry and other programs. Hot lunch served at noon. Transportation available. For more information, call 718-429- 3636. Ridgewood Older Adult Center, 59-14 70th Ave., welcomes new members 60 years of age or older every weekday. For more information, call 718-456-2000. Ridgewood-Bushwick Senior Center, 319 Stanhope St., will hold various programs. For more information, call 718-366-3038. Peter Cardella Senior Center, 68-52 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood will hold various programs. For more information, call 718-497- 2908. Self-Help Maspeth Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Ave., will hold beading, jewelry and other programs. Hot lunch served at noon. Transportation available. For more information, call 718-429- 3636. Middle Village Adult Center, 69-10 75th St., will hold arts and crafts at 10 a.m., sit and be fit at 1 p.m. and Tai-Chi Chuan at 10:15 a.m. For more information, call 718-894-3441. THIRD ANNUAL QUEENS JAZZ FESTIVAL APR 24 - APR3 0 EDITOR’S PICK Enjoy 10 hours of free jazz. The Third Annual Queens Jazz OverGround Spring Jazz Festival features performers from around the borough, from jazz legendstoup-and comingartists.Saturday, April 25, noon to 10 p.m. Free. Flushing Town Hall. 137-35 Northern Blvd. For more information, visit flushingtownhall.org.
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