Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008

Bayside Times

News Room open mic

Following a long intermission, “Up Front News presents” returns to The News Room with a performing arts open mic event on Sunday, September 28. The News Room, formerly on Gerard Avenue, is in a more spacious venue at 141 East 149th Street. Tom Weiss who is also the publisher of Up Front News produced the open mic. The event was set up in a lounge with an interesting set of performers. Although the lighting was dim for an open mic, it retained the atmosphere of the lounge. Comment.
Astoria Times

Zabb: Roosevelt Thai stalwart moves to Astoria

When Zabb was in its former digs below street level on gritty Roosevelt Avenue, straddling the Jackson Heights/Woodside border, it was already one of our favorite Thai restaurants. Despite the less than chic location, the owners managed to turn out admirable Isaan Thai food in attractively appointed surroundings. They have since sold that location to another Thai restaurant (which we haven't tried) and moved on to two locations, one in Manhattan and the other on 30th Avenue, one of Astoria's prime restaurant districts. Comment.
Astoria Times

Bayside’s big moment

After spending six weeks in a Los Angeles studio recording the follow-up to 2007's critically acclaimed release, "The Walking Wounded." the members of the rock band Bayside are set to kick off their Involuntary Movement tour at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 7 Comment.
Astoria Times

Boro-bred hip-hop actor Hoch takes on gentrifying NYC

Renowned triple-threat writer, actor and director, biting social critic, founding father of hip-hop theater, the illest, the thrillest, whom no stereotype is safe from, Danny Hoch will be performing his latest show, "Taking Over," at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Oct. 6, 7, 9 and 10. Comment.
Astoria Times

Astorian gumshoe returns in fourth mystery novel

Husband-and-wife writer team Lori and Tony Karayianni, who write under the pen name Tori Carrington, have just churned out their fourth novel in the Sopie Metropolis series, entitled "Working Stiff" and starring the pert and fiercely independent Greek-American gumshoe from Astoria, where the books are set. Comment.

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