Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

Astoria Times

Fino: Nibble and sip at new Bayside tapas and wine spot

Call it a wine bar, tapas bar (Spain), enoteca (Italy) or Izakaya (Japan) — cozy spots pairing glasses of wine with small plates have long been one of the pleasures of travel. Happily, this style of nibbling and imbibing has firmly taken root locally. Fino Wine & Tapas, a newcomer on Bell Boulevard in Bayside, is a pan−European exemplar of this trend. Comment.
Astoria Times

Representing roots

Astoria Times

Turkish fusion bassist opens LPAC’s Jazz Jam Series

The Jazz Jam Series at LaGuardia Community College has been for many years an important calendar event for jazz lovers in Queens. In addition to the appreciation of jazz, it has been an important chance for established musicians to connect with aspiring jazz artists. Starting Feb. 6 at 8 p.m., the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center will kick off the latest season of the jazz series with headliners The Alper Yilmaz Project. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 2, 2009

Astoria Times

Prolific Floral Park horrormeister looks to classic B flicks

Floral Park’s Jim Haggerty has directed more movies this year than most filmmakers produce in a decade. Comment.
Astoria Times

Freedom takes flight

The Queens Library will mark Black History Month in mid−February with two events, including a film screening, at which members of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen will speak at library branches in Jamaica and Flushing. Comment.
Astoria Times

Queens Theatre in the Park reigns as boro’s best venue

Things change. The New York Times now prints ads on its front page, my collar size has not been 15 1⁄2 for many years and the Brooklyn Dodgers are long gone. I don’t want to claim that the good old days were all that good, just because I’ve been around a while, but it sure seems that many things were a lot better way back when. Comment.

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