Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

Long Island City

John Brown Smokehouse: Where smoking’s permitted

Native New Yorkers might not get it at first. Think of it as another kind of ethnic food — something that New Yorkers, especially Queensites, do get. Ethnic foods are those that evolved in the kitchens and backyards of ordinary people rather than in restaurants, culinary schools or palaces. To be really authentic, they should be enjoyed in the manner of the cultures from which they evolved, as in using chopsticks when eating Chinese food. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

Bayside

A Dancer’s Coda

From stickball games in the sandlots of 1940s Bayside to founding artistic director of the critically acclaimed, world-renowned Miami City Ballet, Edward Villella’s unique career has spanned six illustrious decades. Overcoming society’s taboos about male ballet dancers, he stuck to his guns and went after his dream. And it all started at the former Ann Garrison School of Dance on Bell Boulevard in Bayside. Comment.

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