Special to the Eagle
Queens is about to experience a very busy week. All the common categories – film, theater, visual art, music, tours, and children’s activities – are there. Add sheep shearing, foraging, food, and Cinco de Mayo fun.
Cirque du Soleil: Luzia
May 3 to June 9
A surrealistic circus journey through an imaginary Mexico with grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatics.
Tent near Citi Field 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.
May 3 to May 5
A film about a 1990s rock star who once filled arenas with her pop-punk band. When her excesses derail a national tour, she’s forced to reckon with her past while recapturing the inspiration that led her band to success. May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
May 4 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and May 5 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m..
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District
Center of Attention
May 3 at 6:30 p.m.
A conversation on “Sesshu (1958),” a sculpture featured in “Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan,” which is on display until July 14.
The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC
Catch Me If You Can
May 3 to May 11
Douglaston Community Theatre presents this comic-mystery about a bride who mysteriously disappears from a honeymoon cottage. Shows on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Zion Church Parish Hall, 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston
Taste of the Rockaways
May 4 noon to 6 p.m.
Pay $15 and taste samples from 23 establishments that are within walking distance from one another. ($20 on day of the event).
The First Transatlantic Flight
May 4 to June 2
The Queens Historical Society, the Rockaway Artists Alliance, and City Council Member Eric Ulrich celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. Navy Seaplane NC-4 was assembled and took off from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on May 8, 1919. This display features storyboards on the epic flight.
Studio T-7 Gallery, Fort Tilden, Rockaway Point
May 4 to May 5
Nobody wants to wear a coat in the spring. Woolly residents get haircuts from 11 am to 4 p.m. on both days with crafts, wool-spinning demonstrations, and farm animals.
Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Hot Club: The Music of Benny Goodman
May 4 at 12:30 p.m.
Listen to Jazz on the original 78 rpm format, and enjoy the company of people who share a passion for this genre. A focus is on Goodman’s career when he lived in Jackson Heights.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Make A Scented Sachet
May 4 at 1 p.m.
Just like today, men and women enjoyed smelling their best in the 18th and 19th centuries. Learn about popular scents and make scented sachets to take home.
King Manor Museum, 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
Daffodil Dash 4K Fun Run
May 4 at 8 a.m.
A trot through a green oasis with proceeds going to the host’s educational programs. Get a $10 discount on adult registration with the promo code “QTC2019” by May 2.
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing
Sonya Gropman Books and Bites: Exploring the German-Jewish Cookbook
May 4 at 2 p.m.
Visual artist and co-cookbook author, Sonya Gropman and Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman read, discuss, and sign copies.
The Astoria Bookshop at 31-29 31st St.
May the Fourth Be With You
May 4 at 4 p.m.
A John Williams Tribute Concert.
Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens Road and 129th Street
May 4 at 10 a.m.
Clean and plant flowers, herbs, and edibles on the farmhouse side of the Colonial Era Moore-Jackson Cemetery. Kiddie activities, too. Rain date is May 11.
Cemetery is on 51st Street between 31st and 32nd avenues, Woodside
Sinatra & Elvis
May 4 at 3 p.m.
An afternoon of music by the King and the Chairman of the Board by vocalists from the Broadway and Cabaret stages.
St. John’s University, The Little Theater, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica
May 5 at 3 p.m.
Featuring a former member of Cirque du Soleil and two aerial dancers, Spherus Cirque is a nonverbal show with juggling, structural shape creations, and aerial acrobatics.
Queens College’s Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing
Balkan Punk Meets West Africa
May 5 at 6 p.m.
Global Mashup series continues with Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Toronto’s guerrilla-folk, party-punk Balkan-brass band, and NYC’s Kakande, which plays Guinean music with lush vocals, sinewy koras, flutes, cellos, and the balafon (xylophone).
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
May 5 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Food, drinks, Latin music and an enthusiastic dance crowd. On this day, the monthly event has a Cinco de Mayo theme with tacos, guacamole, micheladas and more.
Juquila, 39-05 29th St., LIC
The “It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens Tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s wonderful attractions. More info at www.itsinqueens.com.