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He’s back and he’s still wacky! Almost exactly a year ago, Steve Solomon performed his signature comedy show, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy, at Queens Theatre. A native of Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay, this former physics teacher cranked out the voices and accents of about 30 hilarious characters in different, distinctly outer-borough situations. Well, this Saturday, the jokester returns to the Flushing Meadows Corona Park venue with three performances of something a little different: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m STILL in Therapy. Again, Solomon takes the audience back to his wacky childhood, but then he brings them through his mixed marriages, ex-wives, strange pets, and endless dieting. (Editor’s Note: Solomon has another show entitled My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m Home for the Holidays.)

Details: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m STILL in Therapy!, Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, April 18th, 2 pm and 8 pm, April 19th at 3 pm, $25-$35.

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It’s an ancient Hindu celebration of love and the triumph of good over evil, and it’s also one of the most colorful festivals in the world. Holi doesn’t have a set date, but it usually takes place when winter is turning into spring.

Observers usually light a bonfire on the eve of Holi. The next day, they throw colorful powder and liquid at each other in the streets in a ritual that wakes up the body, mind, and spirit after the cold weather. Meanwhile, International Mother Earth Day began in 1970 and is marked annually on April 22.

Worldwide in scope but with a San Francisco origin, the ritual often includes cleanups, rallies, and other grassroots action to protect the environment. On April 18, Queens Museum and the Flushing-based Hindu Temple Society of North America will host a combined Holi/Earth Day celebration with colorful — and multi-cultural — dances and music. (more…)

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Cesar Millan (aka the Dog Whisperer) comes to Queens this week. He’ll find a lot of fun things to do as the next few days feature Doo Wop and classical music concerts, Earth Day celebrations, comedy, and even a balsa wood workshop. Here’s the rundown: (more…)

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It all began with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the fall, and then it heated up with A Christmas Carol in December. Now, the Shakespeare-inspired Titan Theatre Company is ready to spring forward with an all-female version of Othello. That’s right.

The Bard of Avon’s most masculine play about a tragic hero, deceit, and loyalty will feature a dozen women. (more…)

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There’s a youth movement in Queens. On Sunday, the Queens Theatre will host two performances of Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Based on the popular children’s book of the same name, this musical gets the audience laughing and singing along with the main character who gets up on the wrong side of bed…literally.

He wakes up with gum in his hair then proceeds to trip on his skateboard and drop his sweater in the sink. Then things really go downhill. Details on the other great children’s event and another image are on the jump page.

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Some enrichment options head outdoors with such events as a carnival, a gardening extravaganza, and a guided walk. But with “April Showers” in mind, the borough also hosts indoor fun, such as comedy, live music, film, theater, photography, and some 3-D magic. Here’s the rundown. (more…)

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The ongoing battle over which borough has the best restaurants will have a friendly skirmish during Queens Taste 2015 in Corona on May 12. More than 50 restaurants, dessert makers, and beverage providers are getting ready to provide samples of their products to an expected 800 attendees at this annual celebration, which will take place at the New York Hall of Science this year. More information and more foodie photos are on the jump page.

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He holds a Bachelor of Fun Arts (no kidding) from Ringling Brothers Clown College, and he describes himself as a physical comedian, scientist and, most important, a bubble entertainer for anybody between the ages of 5 and 95. Next week, Casey Carle will do a three-day gig at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. More information and another effervescent photo are on the jump page.

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This Saturday, Forgotten New York author and Q’Stoner writer Kevin Walsh is hosting a walking tour of the great Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Similar tours in previous years attracted over 100 participants. This three-hour tour will look at the relics left over from the 1964-65 World’s Fair, including a few from the 1939-1940 Fair. It begins on the boardwalk just south of Mets-Willets Point 7 train station. (Be sure to check out the many subway advisories before you travel.)

The ticket cost is $20, or $15 for Greater Astoria Historical Society members. Find all the details over at Forgotten New York.

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Running through seven countries from Argentina to Venezuela, the Andes is the longest mountain range in the world. This weekend, the South American strip will seemingly stretch even higher to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, where films, dance, music, and even fashion will celebrate the region. More information and an additional photo on the jump page.

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