Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Food

Pampas Argentinas: Meat galore in Forest Hills

The wait is over for the Forest Hills food-obsessed who’ve been wondering whether the Argentine steak house that has been heralding its arrival on Metropolitan Avenue since last summer would ever open its doors. Pampas Argentinas is open for business, and judging by the crowd waiting for tables on its second Friday night, is an instant success. Comment.
Film

The Reel Queens

For three producers of an Astoria-based Web show that may soon make the transition to network television, getting dumped by their girlfriends was the greatest thing that ever happened to their careers. Comment.
Arts

Is LIC dead?

Western Queens may be enjoying a real-estate renaissance, but the artists who helped make it hip to cross the East River are finding it harder and harder to live in the areas they made desirable. Comment.
Astoria Times

The Play’s The Thing

Here's what I've been up to — theater-wise — in recent months, to give you some idea of what you might enjoy if you can pull yourself away from the TV set and get out of the house. I often hear reasons why people don't show up at a particular event, lots of reasons actually, but what I really want to know is what does it take to get them there. After all, Woody Allen put it best when he said that "80 percent of success is showing up." Comment.
Astoria Times

Qstage

Belle's Players — Local theatre company called Belle's Players will present works of comedy and tragedy. Comment.
Arts

Passing Faces

Forest Hills resident Max Victor Alper, a fine art photographer, has come together with Roman painter Francesco Ferlisi for "Transformations: New York Meets Rome In Art," an exhibition staged to benefit Italian Charities of America, located in Elmhurst. Comment.
Arts

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Astoria Times

Pampas Argentinas: Meat galore in Forest Hills

The wait is over for the Forest Hills food-obsessed who've been wondering whether the Argentine steak house that has been heralding its arrival on Metropolitan Avenue since last summer would ever open its doors. Pampas Argentinas is open for business, and judging by the crowd waiting for tables on its second Friday night, is an instant success. Comment.
Astoria Times

Hagane: Lively hibachi in Howard Beach

Hibachi, a style of Japanese cuisine invented in the United States in the Sixties, and virtually unknown in Japan, has been enjoying a renaissance of sorts here in Queens. The latest bandwagon-jumper we know of is Hagane on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach. Comment.
Astoria Times

The Reel Queens

Queens and Michigan may share little in common geographically, but the borough stands in for the Great Lakes State in David Ross' "The Babysitters" after a state tax incentive drew the indie film's production to sections of Maspeth and Long Island. Comment.
Astoria Times

Optical illusionist

Dealing not only with light and time but also methods of displaying them, "Take your time," a solo exhibit by Olafur Eliasson now at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and the Museum of Modern Art, challenges our perception of the world around us. Waterfalls will stop, showing us a stationary image with a downward flow replaying on the "screen." In one exhibit, a waterfall will flow in reverse. Rooms will shift in space or grow incredibly bright, you will shift in space or grow incredibly bright. Islands will rise from the sea. Comment.
Astoria Times

Qstage

Weeki Wachee Girls Sirens Tale Productions presents. From award-winning writer/director Kim Cummings, based on her short film of the same name. 15-year-old best friends Katie and Maura dream of becoming mermaids at Florida's Weeki Wachee Spring. Everything goes awry when Katie discovers Maura kissing another girl. Comment.
Astoria Times

Oratorio’s spring show follows patriotic theme

The fourth and final movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is the famous choral piece "Ode to Joy," a melody that has come to represent political unity throughout history, from the post-Napoleonic era in which it was written to modern times as the anthem for the European Union. Now the Oratorio Society of Queens performs "Ode to Joy" this weekend as the centerpiece in a program of patriotic works, including Berlioz's "Le Marseilleuse" and John Williams' "Liberty Fanfare." Comment.
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