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Things to Do in Queens This Month - March 2018

March 10, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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If you really want the full New York City experience, you've got to make a trek out to all five boroughs, including the one-of-a-kind area of Queens. Home to MoMA PS1, the New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the Queens International Night Market, there's plenty to see in do in Queens. Check out City Guide's list of things to do in Queens this month for a full and thorough rundown.

The Mountaintop - Queens Theatre
March 10, 2018 - Corona

by Katori Hall Directed by Shirley Jo Finney Presented by L.A. Theatre Works Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director Following their lively, entertaining production of The Graduate, L.A. Theatre Works returns to Queens Theatre with Katori Hall's internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop. On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop imagines what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid, giving us a glimpse into the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. "…L.A. Theatre Works has proven to be original, exciting, and…highly theatrical…" - American Theatre Magazine

Anthony Naples and Huerco S. - Nowadays
March 10, 2018 - New York

Anthony Naples is a Mister party regular and an excellent DJ and producer with early releases on our very own Mister Saturday Night Records. Sharing the night is Huerco S., a fellow Brooklyn-based producer with a talent for crafting rich ambient soundscapes (check his captivating LP, For Those of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)) and heady house jams. Tonight they set their sights on the Nowadays floor to deliver dance cuts from across the spectrum.

Princess Particular - The Secret Theatre
March 10, 2018 - Long Island

A New Children's Musical by Richard Mazda What will Princess Particular do today?...... Imagine what it's like to be a princess.... then decide you want to do something different! PRINCESS PARTICULAR DOES! Princess Particular is off her rocker, all she can think about is her latest scheme to become a ballerina. Her Mom and Dad, King Loadsadough and Queen Patience, want her to focus on her Princess duties. Luckily, her four maids and the Chancellor and Lady in Waiting are on hand to help make her dream come true! See this littlest royal fusspot and all her family and friends in this brand new musical. Directed by Terry O'Lear.

The Mountaintop - Queens Theatre
March 11, 2018 - Corona

by Katori Hall Directed by Shirley Jo Finney Presented by L.A. Theatre Works Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director Following their lively, entertaining production of The Graduate, L.A. Theatre Works returns to Queens Theatre with Katori Hall's internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop. On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop imagines what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid, giving us a glimpse into the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. "…L.A. Theatre Works has proven to be original, exciting, and…highly theatrical…" - American Theatre Magazine

Planetarium with Josh Dunn and Justin Carter DJing and Professor Genius Playing Live - Nowadays
March 11, 2018 - New York

Planetarium is an immersive hi-fi listening session. We clear the floor between our custom speakers, so you can bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or anything else you like to get comfortable. Lie on the floor, stretch out on the couch, and get lost in music. Records are woven together from across the spectrum – new classical, electronic music, pre-war blues, new age, ambient, psychedelic rock, jazz, field recordings and beyond – and there are often live performances to augment the experience. This evening's Planetarium sees Josh Dunn and Justin Carter at the turntables and Professor Genius performing live throughout. Professor Genius is Jorge Velez, a New Jersey–based producer with several projects under his belt (Bim Marx, Bridge & Tunnel Kids, J Velez, Duermo) who is as adept at crafting warm analog dance tracks as he is cinematic, sci-fi-tinged soundscapes.

My Name Is Rachel Corrie - The Secret Theatre
Through March 11, 2018 - Long Island

Everyone must feel safe. Safe to be themselves, physically safe, safe to say what they think, just safe Hope. Courage. Curiosity. Fear. Disappointment. Disbelief. Rage. Love. Only a few of the many emotions coloring the last months of an unusual American girls life. In 2003, the 23-year-old Rachel Corrie was lead to Palestine by her profound sense of justice and empathy. She was an innate activist, human rights fighter and an outspoken peace seeker. Some say she was fearless, and humane. Others claim that she was simply reckless and a trouble-maker. Yet her story is not really about tunnels, politics and weapon-smuggling. She wanted to use her voice to raise questions and prevent walls from being built, while she eventually discovered the real world and herself. By her writings she opens a window to the world of everyday people forced to live in warzones, constantly in the fragile territory between life and death. And who without their notion become heroes by caring, sharing and understanding. On both sides of the border. Rachel saw the beauty of simplicity in times when we all tend to forget about it.

Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting - MoMA PS1
Through March 11, 2018 - Long Island City

MoMA PS1 presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist's prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century, Schneemann's pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social construction of the female body, and the cultural biases of art history have had significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting begins with rarely seen examples of the artist's early paintings of the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s, which integrated objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction. In the late 1960s Schneemann began positioning her own body within her work, performing the roles of "both image and image-maker." As a central protagonist of the New York downtown avant-garde community, she explored hybrid artistic forms culminating in experimental theater events. The exhibition considers Schneemann's oeuvre within the context of painting by tracing the developments that led to her groundbreaking innovations in performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, as well as her increasingly spatialized multimedia i... (read more)

Cathy Wilkes - MoMA PS1
Through March 11, 2018 - Long Island City

MoMA PS1 will present the first solo museum exhibition in New York focused on Glasgow-based artist Cathy Wilkes (b. 1966), in conjunction with the inaugural Maria Lassnig Prize. Since the start of her career in the 1990s, Wilkes has created sculptural tableaux that engage with the rituals of life. Regularly employing quotidian products and residual materials drawn from her domestic life, Wilkes's installations connect the banalities of daily existence to larger archetypes of birth, marriage, child-rearing, and death. This combination of the personal and universal parallels a meditation at the heart of her work, in which Wilkes's art enacts an exercise in empathy, exposing deeply felt subjective experiences to reach beyond herself while also insisting upon the fundamentally private nature of artmaking. Wilkes is the first artist to receive the Maria Lassnig Prize, a biennial award established by the Maria Lassnig Foundation in June 2016 to honor the achievements of mid-career artists. The Maria Lassnig Prize was originally envisioned by pioneering Austrian artist Maria Lassnig before her death in 2014 at the age of 94, at height of her artistic powers. Having achieved recognition... (read more)

Annual House Coalition Fundraiser Party - Nowadays
March 15, 2018 - New York

Aurora Halal and Kassem Mosse - Nowadays
March 16, 2018 - New York

After a fantastic all-night set in January, Aurora Halal is back at the 'days. Aurora is the person behind the Sustain-Release gathering and the Mutual Dreaming party, as well as a fantastic DJ and producer with an ear for dark, psychedelic techno. This time, she shares the night with Gunnar Wendel, aka Kassem Mosse. Gunnar has worked under many names over the past decade — Paid Reach, Seltene Erden, the Siege of Troy, his actual name — releasing tracks that range from unhurried house and techno incantations to scattered, footwork-esque beats. He plays an hour-long live set tonight, to round out a night of absorbing dance tunes.

Nils Frahm – All Melody - Knockdown Center
Through March 16, 2018 - New York

Nils Frahm had an early introduction to music, learning the piano throughout his childhood. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of classical pianists from previous generations as well as the music of contemporary composers, before forging his own musical path through composition. Today Nils Frahm continues to work as an accomplished composer, producer and celebrated performer from his Berlin-based studio at the renowned Funkhaus. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, and on a mesmerising scale through his vast stage shows, has won him many fans around the world. Nils has gained global notoriety for his highly developed sense of control and restraint in his work, as well as a breath-taking level of emotion and personality. After spending much of 2017 in hibernation in preparation for a busy period ahead, Nils will commence 2018 with his first live performances since 2015, and will embark on the beginning of a long worldwide tour entitled All Melody.

Mister Saturday Night - Nowadays
March 17, 2018 - New York

Mister Saturday Night is a party thrown by Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin. The aim is simple — to create a welcoming space and present music that they love — but the commitment is deep: the two built Nowadays from top to bottom to make sure they had the right home for their community. All that's left is for you to show up. Then the magic happens…

Save The Date Save The Secret Gala - The Secret Theatre
March 17, 2018 - Long Island

Please join us on March 17th for our Save the Secret Gala. A full line up of entertainment will soon be announced but you can expect great food, drinks, incredible music from multiple performers with a few surprises. Guests of honor to be announced soon. Please check back soon for more information.

Our World Remade: World War I, a Reading & Discussion Program at Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery - Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery
March 17, 2018 - Kew Gardens

ALL EVENTS FOR OUR WORLD REMADE: WORLD WAR I, A READING & DISCUSSION PROGRAM AT FRIENDS OF MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY

The Lightning Thief - Queens Theatre
March 18, 2018 - Corona

Presented by Theatreworks USA Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. This exceptional show was nominated for Outstanding Musical from the Lortel Awards and for Best Family Show from the Off Broadway Alliance.

Planetarium with Pyron Playing Live - Nowadays
March 18, 2018 - New York

Planetarium is an immersive hi-fi listening session. We clear the floor between our custom speakers, so you can bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or anything else you like to get comfortable. Lie on the floor, stretch out on the couch, and get lost in music. Records are woven together from across the spectrum — new classical, electronic music, pre-war blues, new age, ambient, psychedelic rock, jazz, field recordings and beyond — and there are often live performances to augment the experience. For this edition, we have Pyron performing live throughout. Jennifer Pyron is a classically trained opera singer and experimental electronic musician. Using found sounds, vocals, spoken word and a KORGMS2000 digital analog modeling synthesizer, she builds improvisational compositions that drift from serene to frenetic and back again.

'And the Verdict Is …' Spring 2018 Film Series ETHICAL MISFORTUNES - Queens Museum
Through March 21, 2018 - Queens

Do the facts lead to truth, and does truth lead to justice? This 8-week series focuses on movies that address the legal system, foregrounding questions of ethics, gender, and race. Each movie is introduced by Mark Ethan Toporek, who also leads a post-screening discussion. He is a member of the Actors' Studio, who has appeared in films including "The Secret Lives of Dentists," "The Confession" and "Lesser Prophets." He has been presenting the Film Series at 92Y since 2003 and at the Queens Museum since 1998. March 14 The Fortune Cookie (1966), directed by Billy Wilder 125 minutes. Jack Lemmon plays a TV cameraman injured during a football game and encouraged by his lawyer (Walter Matthau, in an Oscar winning performance) to exaggerate his condition for insurance purposes. March 21 Erin Brockovich (2000), directed by Steven Soderbergh, 131 minutes. Julia Roberts won the Academy Award for playing an unemployed single mother of three who becomes a legal assistant in one of the biggest class action suits in history. Also starring Albert Finney.

Will DiMaggio - Nowadays
March 22, 2018 - New York

Marcellus Pittman All Night - Nowadays
March 23, 2018 - New York

Working Women All Night - Nowadays
March 24, 2018 - New York

NYC-based collective Working Women — DJ Ashlyn, DJ Voices, DJ Nina and DJ Nicely — have played every month since we opened Indoors at Nowadays. Each time, they've hosted a guest, but tonight they play for the whole night. We're excited to hear them stretch out even more than usual. Expect all kinds of tunes, from new wave to digital dub, and expect it to be deeeeeeeep.

Planetarium with Barbie Bertisch DJing and Playing Live - Nowadays
March 25, 2018 - New York

Broadway Kids - Queens Theatre
Through March 25, 2018 - Corona

Produced by Stephen DeAngelis Broadway Kids is a sparkling, fun-filled musical theater adventure! Created exclusively for Queens Theatre, some of Broadway's brightest talent will delight audiences with toe-tapping tunes, side-splitting lyrics and captivating characters from popular children's musicals and animated films. The performance will also feature a lively question and answer session. Broadway Kids is a perfect way to introduce younger audience members to theater and to create and share new memories.

Molding / Mark-Making: Ceramic Artists and Their Drawings - Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs
Through March 25, 2018 - Long Island City

Opening receptions for Molding / Mark- Making: Ceramic Artists and Their Drawings will be on Sunday, January 21st, 2018 from 2-5pm

Yuki, Monchan, Moon and Butter - Nowadays
March 29, 2018 - New York

JT Almon and Michael Magnan - Nowadays
March 31, 2018 - New York

In Practice: Another Echo - SculptureCenter
Through April 02, 2018 - Long Island City

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce Another Echo, an exhibition presented through In Practice, SculptureCenter's open call commissioning program for emerging artists. Exemplifying the spirit of SculptureCenter's mission, In Practice provides new ways to discover the most innovative artwork, foster experimentation, and give participants the opportunity to develop and present new work. The exhibition features newly commissioned works by: Elena Ailes & Simon Belleau, Nobutaka Aozaki, Cudelice Brazelton, Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall, Carey Denniston, Jules Gimbrone, Baseera Khan, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Courtney McClellan, Jon Wang, Carmen Winant, and Lachell Workman and is curated by Allie Tepper, SculptureCenter's 2018 Curatorial Fellow. An echo suggests an interaction and a return: an emanation which hits a surface and reverberates as instantaneous memory — a powerful tool for envisioning and rewriting history in the present. The word "another" itself suggests recurrence, but with difference. In Practice: Another Echo brings together the work of twelve artists and artist teams engaged in reshaping experiences and forms of public space. Often responding to imposed soci... (read more)

Carissa Rodriguez: The Maid - SculptureCenter
Through April 02, 2018 - Long Island City

New York City-based artist Carissa Rodriguez examines the material and social conditions in which art is produced and reveals how the canonical figure of the artist is reflected in—and reproduced by—the products of her labor. Rodriguez' solo exhibition at SculptureCenter features a newly commissioned video work titled The Maid, 2018, as well as additional newly produced video and photographic work. The Maid follows a selection of American artist Sherrie Levine's Newborn sculptures throughout the course of a day in various residences, private and institutional, from New York to Los Angeles. Levine made the works in crystal and black cast glass in the early 1990s, molding them after Constantin Brancusi's marble and bronze sculptures of the same name from 1915 and 1920. By featuring not only Levine's sculptures, already appropriations of another artist's work, but also capturing their contemporary environments, Rodriguez engages the conditions and settings in which art circulates, proposing that the futures of artworks are inherently speculative. Taking its title from a 1913 short story by Robert Walser about a devoted maid searching for a lost child who has been put under her ... (read more)

'And the Verdict Is …' Spring 2018 Film Series CUSTODY CONFLICTS - Queens Museum
Through April 04, 2018 - Queens

Do the facts lead to truth, and does truth lead to justice? This 8-week series focuses on movies that address the legal system, foregrounding questions of ethics, gender, and race. Each movie is introduced by Mark Ethan Toporek, who also leads a post-screening discussion. He is a member of the Actors' Studio, who has appeared in films including "The Secret Lives of Dentists," "The Confession" and "Lesser Prophets." He has been presenting the Film Series at 92Y since 2003 and at the Queens Museum since 1998. March 28 Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), directed by Robert Benton, 104 minutes. Dustin Hoffman plays an upwardly mobile husband who must learn to fend for himself and young son when his wife (Meryl Streep) suddenly leaves him. April 4 One Potato, Two Potato (1964), directed by Larry Peerce, 83 minutes. Made at the height of the Civil Rights era, a powerful drama about a heated custody battle prompted by an interracial marriage. Starring Barbara Barrie, Bernie Hamilton and Richard Mulligan.

Bodytraffic - Queens Theatre
April 07, 2018 - Corona

Founded in 2007 by Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. Named "the company of the future" by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch in 2013 and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times, the young company is already internationally recognized for their high quality of work.

Much Ado About Nothing - Queens Theatre
Through April 07, 2018 - Corona

A saucy and sparkling battle of wits. Love and victory are in the air at the start of one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. When Claudio, a young gentleman and soldier, swears his love to the charming Hero -- Signor Benedick, a bachelor, swears by his beard that he will never marry. Little does Benedick know that he may have, at last, met his match in Hero's erce-witted cousin, Beatrice. And little does the town of Messina know that it is about to be rocked by a scandal that will take a miracle to put right. Titan Co-founders and real-life husband and wife team, Lenny Banovez and Laura Frye, take on Shakespeare's spirited, sparring duo in Much Ado About Nothing.

Bodytraffic - Queens Theatre
April 08, 2018 - Corona

Founded in 2007 by Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. Named "the company of the future" by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch in 2013 and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times, the young company is already internationally recognized for their high quality of work.

Material Witness Witness Material - Knockdown Center
Through April 15, 2018 - Maspeth

Knockdown Center is pleased to present MATERIAL WITNESS WITNESS MATERIAL, a group exhibition on view March 3 – April 15, 2018. The exhibition brings together the work of Amber Atiya, Amy Khoshbin, Esteban Jefferson, DonChristian Jones, SomBlackGuy, Chris Watts, and Lachell Workman, all of whom embrace experimental and rigorous ways of considering how violence and resistance are inscribed on and internalized in the body. These artists employ diverse mediums to translate the aftermath of trauma and discrimination. Featuring: Amber Atiya Esteban Jefferson DonChristian Jones Amy Khoshbin SomBlackGuy Chris Watts Lachell Workman Alessandra Gomez

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