Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Astoria Times

Bonfire Grill: New Austin St. hot spot underwhelms

I really wanted to like Bonfire Grill, the new café near the eastern end of Forest Hills' Austin Street shopping district, for purely selfish reasons. In these times of gas price and carbon footprint concerns, this happens to be a place I can walk to. It looked like a place I just might be able to make my personal hangout. Comment.
Astoria Times

The Reel Queens

Queens moviegoers who are already tiring of summer blockbusters and the special effects-induced headaches they bring will not want to miss out on Socrates Sculpture Park's 10th annual Outdoor Cinema festival of international films this summer on the Long Island City waterfront. Comment.
Astoria Times

After decades of scribbling, LIC’s Allan Goldschmidt ready to live the artist’s life

Allan Goldschmidt rises from his seat to read one of his poems. He then pulls a silver-plated flute out of a black case and plays "Lullaby of Birdland" by Duke Ellington to conclude his performance as a member of the Brownstone Poets. Comment.
Astoria Times

The Play’s The Thing

Although Laura Wallace-Rhodes, artistic director of the BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont, has been directing one play after another for some time, it's probably fair to say that she's gotten the most pleasure from working with children. Her two most recent efforts at Elmont with the youth of America were "Madeline's Christmas" in December and "The Velveteen Rabbit" in March, and she had a lot of fun. Comment.
Astoria Times

Musicians to take to boro streets for Make Music NY

For the second year in a row, local musicians will come together to bring a powerful display of the city's love for music to Queens and the other boroughs with "Make Music New York," a free concert event on June 21, the first day of summer. Comment.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Astoria Times

The Reel Queens

Jackson Heights filmmaker Hector Canonge, who founded the borough's only monthly film program for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, has turned his lens on an often-overlooked element of the gay community — the elderly — in a new short documentary that he will screen this week in Queens before touring it on the film festival circuit. Comment.
Astoria Times

Corona artist making name as graffiti queen

An abundance of positive energy floats in the air when speaking to noted graffiti artist Toofly. Words like, "support," "inspire" and "empower" circle around as frequently as one might use "and," "but" or "because." This optimistic outlook stems from her upbringing, and the reality that Toofly is one of the lucky among us who is making a successful career by pursuing what she really loves: making art. Comment.
Astoria Times

‘A Funny Thing’ happens at Broadhollow in Elmont

"This is one of the silliest things I've ever seen," the reviewer thought halfway through the BroadHollow Theatre's gloriously dopey production of Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Comment.

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