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(From Astoria Performing Arts Center) Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) kicks off its 16th season with the world premiere of Evensong. Evensong traces the story of Teofilo “Teo” Aguilar (played by Daniel Prado), a young Mexican-American gay man and member of New York City’s working homeless population. A Texas transplant with big dreams, Teo works… Read more »
Did you know there’s a resident theatre group in Astoria, Queens? Ophelia Theatre Group (OTG) has been around for thirteen years, first in California and then in New York, producing sketch comedy, immersive theatre, Shakespeare and even full-length musicals. And as more and more actors move to Astoria, earning the area the nickname “Actoria,” Ophelia… Read more »
(From Blink Fitness) Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based gym with locations in Queens, announced today the launch of a brand-wide casting call for the company’s 2017 ad campaign. As part of Blink’s continued efforts to challenge the fitness industry’s norms and advocate for body positivity, the company is inviting its members to “audition” via social… Read more »
We went to the show “What Are You Afraid Of?” hosted by Mara Wilson at Q.E.D. tonight, and it was thoroughly entertaining. Mara opened the show with some of the things she’s afraid of, then we heard from three comedians about their fears. In between sets Mara taught the audience the proper way to breathe… Read more »
Interested in going to the show Repeater with Will Stephen at Q.E.D. on Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30pm? First one to respond gets two tickets! Here is the info on our Happening page.
Lots of cool stuff happening on the Great Lawn by the waterfront in Astoria Park this summer. Movies on Mondays at 8:30pm through August 22, and music on Thursdays at 7:30pm through August 18. See the flyers below, and the Happening page for more info.
We are giving away two tickets to the show at Q.E.D. on Thursday, July 28, 7:30-9pm, called “What Are You Afraid Of?” hosted by Mara Wilson. Here is the info on the Happening page. Want to go? Reply in the comments, fill out the Contact form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get there at 7pm for pre-screening performances, and the movie starts at sundown. There’s a movie every Wednesday evening between July 6 and August 24 this summer at Socrates Sculpture Park. Playing on July 6 is The African Queen (USA). Here is information from the website. Socrates Sculpture Park is located at 32-01 Vernon Blvd… Read more »
The Strand Smokehouse – For those days when you’d like to spend the afternoon, evening and night in one place eating and drinking, The Strand is your best bet. They have an excellent brunch and delicious BBQ, as well as reasonable prices on beer pitchers and cocktails. Claim a picnic table out front or in… Read more »
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22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, (718) 784-2084, momaps1.org
An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world, and supports innovation in contemporary art. Warm Up, a popular program on Saturdays in the summer, takes place in the courtyard where DJs spin and people dance for hours.