Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

East Elmhurst

El Picante: A Bolivian adventure in E. Elmhurst

Bolivian expats in Queens number only a fraction of those from neighboring countries. That is reflected in the small number (perhaps three?) restaurants in the borough specializing in Bolivian cuisine compared to that of Peru or Ecuador. Elizabeth Murphy, a friend of mine of Bolivian (on her mother’s side) descent had been rhapsodizing about her native delicacies for years. When I learned of El Picante in East Elmhurst, I asked her to guide me through an exploration of the joys of Bolivian food. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

Long Island City

End the summer at Noguchi

This weekend the Noguchi Museum will close up its current exhibit and hold its final Music in the Garden session for the summer. But at this space, dedicated to the work of 20th century artist and designer Isamu Noguchi, the end of one season promises the beginning of a new set of rich programming and explorations of the sculptor’s work. Comment.

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