Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

Astoria Times

Dining Out

With oil prices and the economy being what they are, the timing is certainly right for a cheap dinner-date spot. Casa de Elián, the new homestyle Mexican eatery on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, is right on the mark. It's a no-frills kind of place with prices to match. Comment.
Astoria Times

‘Daily Show’’s Mandvi finds food, love in boro for new film

The opening of a new Indian restaurant in Jackson Heights may not raise eyebrows — that is, unless it does not actually serve food and its owner is "Daily Show" correspondent and actor Aasif Mandvi. Comment.
Astoria Times

New Latin beat

Queens Theatre in the Park's annual Latino Cultural Festival, running for its 12th consecutive year, focuses on international icons and new voices, bringing rarely heard and U.S.-debut talent to the stage. While the festival's events encompass a broad range of musical styles, from salsa to flamenco, there is a heavy bent this year on the African influence in Latin American music. Comment.
Astoria Times

World tour comes to Queens for Passport Fridays at QMA

Passport Fridays have begun at the Queens Museum of Art and are taking us on a trip across the globe to magical, wondrous places like China, Ecuador, India and Mexico. Comment.
Astoria Times

St. Gregory’s likes it hot for summertime shows

Summertime, the living is easy, and most local theater companies are taking a break. Although plans are being made for the new season and some audition dates have been set, almost no shows will reach the stage until the autumnal equinox. Comment.
Astoria Times

Astorian enjoys chance at cabaret talent showdown

Athens-born and Astoria-raised singer George Costacos seems to have been in just about everything except "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." In 2004 he was part of the opening ceremonies for the Athens Olympics. He's been featured in PBS' "The Greek Americans" and starred in his own musical play, "Greek Gifts." He's performed all over the world. Comment.

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