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It’s In Queens!

News From The Queens Tourism Council

Start your engines! An antique motorcycle festival and a car show roll into Queens this week. Other activities include an Indian dance extravaganza, flamenco performances, Irish music, street fairs, rare movies and the chance to join an oratorio society. Here’s the rundown.

Today (Thursday), Sept. 12, A View From the Bridge, times vary, runs until Sept. 21. Arthur Miller’s fiercely compelling play about young love, belonging, betrayal and an uncle’s rage that consumes an entire family. $18. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC, www.secrettheatre.com.

Thursday, Sept. 12, Puro Mula, 6 p.m. In this Guatemalan comedy, Joel Fonseca is a slacker who drinks beer and plays guitar. One day, his sister asks him to mind her six-year-old son. Joel thinks he can handle it, but things get complicated when the lad disappears. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Rm. E-24, LIC.

Friday, Sept. 13, flamenc@, times vary, runs until Sunday, Sept. 29. With Andrea Del Conte Danza España, this Spanish dance show pays tribute to women with spectacular swirls of shawls, fans and ruffled dresses. $30 to $35. Thalía Spanish Theater, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, www.thaliatheatre.org.

Friday, Sept. 13, A Mi Lado, 6 p.m. This documentary follows three young women living at Central America’s largest garbage dump, La Chureca, in Managua, Nicaragua. Q&A with director. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave., Rm. E-24, LIC.

Saturday, Sept. 14, Shakti, 6 p.m. More than 40 dancers, vocalists, tassa drummers and actors unite for a scintillating drama depicting the Hindu mythological stories of Shakti and the Almighty Shiva. $20. Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, 35-12 35th Ave., Astoria, www.ntdance.co.

Saturday, Sept. 14, Sephira, 7:30 p.m. International musical phenomenon Sephira combines exhilarating, string-driven performances with captivating sibling harmonies. Vocalists, violinists, record producers and sisters, Ruth and Joyce O’Leary deliver powerful melodies. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC, www.newyorkirishcenter.org.

Saturday, Sept. 14, Super Tuner Car Show, 3 p.m. More than 400 autos in the parking lot near Home Depot. Sponsored by 92.3 NOW. $23. Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, www.rwnewyork.com.

Saturday, Sept. 14, Hands-on- History, noon to 3 p.m. Discover what school was like 200 years ago and what Rufus King had in his library. Learn how to write with a quill pen and make a book. Free. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, www.kingmanor.org.

Saturday, Sept. 14, Only Angels Have Wings, 2 p.m.; I Was a Male War Bride, 4:30 p.m. The Museum of the Moving Image (MMI) is hosting a 39-feature retrospective on quintessential Hollywood director Howard Hawks. Only Angels Have Wings places Cary Grant and Rita Hayworth among a crew of Americans in a south-of-the-border backwater, facing the perils of flying mail over the Andes and caring for each other. In I Was a Male War Bride, Cary Grant is a French officer assigned to work with a female American lieutenant. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. MMI, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, www.movingimage.us.

Saturday, Sept. 14, Summer Memory Box Workshop, noon to 3 p.m. What are your favorite summer memories? Artist Linda Ganjian uses a variety of traditional and non-traditional art materials to make memory boxes. Sculpt and paint, cut and glue, assemble and embellish, and add glitter when necessary. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC, www.socratessculpturepark.org.

Saturday, Sept. 14, Woodside Street Festival, 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Woodside Avenue from 63rd Street to Roosevelt Avenue.

Sunday, Sept. 15, 33rd Annual Antique Motorcycle Show, 11 a.m to 4 p.m. This show includes a display of various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production 10 years or more. Music, farmhouse tours, hayrides and food provide fun for the entire family. $5. Queens County Farm Museum, 73- 50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, www.queensfarm.org.

Sunday, Sept. 15, Paid to Love, 2 p.m.; Trent’s Last Case, 4 p.m., A Girl in Every Port, 6 p.m. The Museum of the Moving Image is hosting a 39-feature retrospective on quintessential Hollywood director Howard Hawks. In Paid to Love, the povertystricken kingdom of San Savona is trying to get a loan from an American banker but before it can, the king must marry off his son, who is more interested in cars than women and whose perpetual bachelorhood represents a threat to the kingdom’s stability. In Trent’s Last Case, Hawks’s last silent film, a leading financier commits suicide, disguises it as a murder framing his worst enemy, and invites the great detective Trent on the scene before the crime. A Girl in Every Port is a cynical sex farce about two globetrotting sailors who fight over a woman and then become best friends. MMI, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, www.movingimage.us.

Sunday, Sept 15, Myrtle Avenue Street Festival, 11 a.m to 6 p.m. On Myrtle Avenue from Fresh Pond Road to Wyckoff Street, Ridgewood.

Sunday, Sept. 15, The Butler’s Dinner Stories: Free Talk and Book Signing, 3 to 5 p.m. Modern-day butler and author Nikolaus Christmann reads from his new book, signs autographs, and answers questions. Learn about the staff that served Rufus King and his family and kept their household running smoothly. Books available for purchase for $9. Proceeds benefit King Manor Museum. KMM, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, www.kingmanor.org.

Monday, Sept. 16, Auditions for the Oratorio Society of Queens, 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Those who pass the audition go directly to rehearsals that night. Temple Beth Sholom, 171-39 Northern Blvd., Flushing, www.queensoratorio.org.

Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 18-21, Megan V. Sprenger/MVworks, Flutter, 8 p.m. Individuality, vulnerability and compassion expressed via movements crafted for each dancer based on personalities, preferences and habits. $15. Chocolate Factory Theater, 5-49 49th Ave., LIC, www.chocolatefactorytheater.org .

The “It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens Tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s attractions.