Lady Gaga in Astoria, Tango in Sunnyside and free food in LIC

Posted on January 15, 2010. Filed under: Astoria, Entertainment, Free, LIC, Music & Dance, Theater, Woodside/Sunnyside |

Queens Winter Wonderland

Don’t you just hate it when people say things like…. I can’t believe it’s January already! Well, as a matter of fact I can believe it! It’s downright freezing, I’ve gained 50lb of post holiday blubber and last month was December.  So no, it is really not that hard to believe at all. What’s hard to believe is that there are still people who would rather go to Manahttan for entertainment on the weekend when there are so many things to do in Queens. Let’s see if I can coerce you to settle into your favorite neighborhood this month with a few activities…

Mix Astoria– Kicks off the weekend Friday night Jan 15th with  a pre-concert Lady Gaga Party. Dress to Distress in your Lady Gaga Best- enter to win tickets to see Lady Gaga perform at Radio City Music Hall.

PS1 -Long Island City Presents Saturday Sessions– “Join us for our new weekly version of Saturday Sessions tomorrow, January 16 from 4-6PM. Edwin Ramoran, from Newark’s Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, has curated a special line-up of performers ($10 Outfit, Neko Legacy International, Jeffrey Ralston, Kenya (Robinson), and Jacolby Satterwhite) from the art, club, and vogue ballroom scenes who work in music and sound, performance, sculpture, and video. The performances will take place in the Third Floor Main Gallery within the 100 Years exhibition. WERRRQ it!”

Waltz Astoria This weekend through Jan 16th Astoria’s favorite open mic coffee shop is having their Superstar Comic NYC. Join the fun as locals gather to vote for the… last comic standing.

Lhaus & Edible Queens Food Drive– 12-3 January 24th marks the first annual Winter Warm up. Bring a can of food to donate while you munch on local goodies from various Queens restaurants. Guest appearances by authors of Forking Fantastic and Dave Cook- the Eating-in-Translation guy will be there to guide your culinary experience. Don’t forget to RSVP

Thalia Spanish Theater– Sunnyside It takes two to tango. Watch “Borges Y Piazzola Tango” the World Premier Tango Musical- starts January 29th with original musical arrangements by 2007 Latin Grammy Winner RAUL JAURENA.

Green Space– Long Island City- Presents Take Root with choreography Dana Salisbury Jan 23rd 8:30pm. Enter the studio in a blindfold to experience dance on a whole new level. Allow your senses to guide you and take over your sight. See for yourself what magical transformations can happen as you let your mind and body lead an effort through sound, touch, vibration, and air currents.


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