Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Food

Dining Out: Five Napkin Burger: Meat the way it ought to be in Astoria

Five Napkin Burger, that Manhattan bastion of juicy ground meat, has done the reverse commute, cloning itself for a third location in Astoria, at 35th Avenue and 36th Street. Instead of the frenzied eclecticism of the restaurant’s former occupant, Bizaare Ave. Café, the eatery has adopted a meat locker theme, with white subway-tiled walls and floors and racks of meat hooks serving as lighting fixtures throughout. To underscore the retro-ness of the menu, old commercial milkshake blenders, seltzer siphons and vintage fans are used as a repetitive decorative element. Comment.
Film

The Reel Queens: Socrates goes global as Film Forum focuses on Astoria

The summer’s movie season may be winding down, but two Queens-centric cinema series will offer a smorgasbord of classics and foreign films through mid-August. Comment.
Arts

Fiesta for all

The Latino population in Queens has been growing rapidly and this has given them a significant presence in the community. So the borough seems like the perfect place for the Chase Latino Cultural Festival. Comment.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Arts

Curtains: Jackson Heights’ Robert Lyons bids farwell to his beloved Ohio Theater with its final Ice Factory Festival

The Ohio Theatre is closing for good at the end of August. Robert Lyons, the artistic director of its resident company, SoHo Think Tank, and a Jackson Heights resident, is unhappy. Comment.
Arts

LaGuardia to host festival of international theater

For the first time, the Queens community will have the opportunity to attend an international theater festival in their home borough, when The Internationalists, the resident theater company at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, stages a nine-day program of plays that riff on Homer’s “Odyssey” at the college this month. Comment.
Film

The Reel Queens: New film fest unites Spanish-speakers at Queens Museum

The Queens Museum of Art will host the first annual New York Iberoamerican Film Festival, where attendees will be able to meet with Spanish-speaking members of the film industry and watch two films that highlight Iberoamerican cultural identity. Comment.

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