It’s In Queens – February

February is a unique month. It’s the year’s shortest, and the only one with a Leap Year addition. In the United States and Canada, it’s Black History Month. In Great Britain, it’s LGBT+ History Month. And all around the world, it features Valentine’s Day.

In Queens, February 2022 features great live music and an entertaining musical. It also boasts a film festival, romance, tributes, and Betty White’s puppet personality.

February 4-27, Cali: Sala Pal’ Mundo. A tremendous Colombian music-and-dance show with a multi-piece band, a gaggle of dancers, and special guest Anissa Gathers. Twelve shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Thalía Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside

February 5, Lunar New Year Celebration, noon. Welcome the Year of the Tiger with compost tours, winter scavenger hunt, zodiac animal library and storytime, lion dances, take-home crafts, and a community art project. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

February 6-18, Tribute to Peter Bogdanovich. The recently deceased Peter Bogdanovich left a robust legacy of more than 50 years of filmmaking, publishing, acting, and storytelling. This tribute showcases two of the director’s underappreciated works from the latter half of the 1970s. “Saint Jack” shows on February 6 at 5 p.m. and February 13 at 4 p.m. “At Long Last Love” screens on February 12 at 1 p.m. and February 18 at 3 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District

February 10-26, Man of La Mancha. This 1965 musical is inspired by the 17th century novel “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes. This time the protagonist, his manservant, and fellow prisoners await a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. Hilarity ensues, along with some great music and wacky plot twists. Shows are on Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. Astoria Performing Arts Center, 44-02 23rd St., Long Island City

February 11, Victor Manuelle: Concierto de Amor, 8 pm. This multiple Grammy-winning Puerto Rican musician, who is known as “El Sonero de la Juventud,” presents a night of romantic Tropical music. Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing

February 12, Sweetheart Sunset Hike, 5 pm. Jocelyn Perez is a naturalist, conservationist, and the Queens Chapter Coordinator of Herbalists Without Borders. She explains local flora during this walk. Participants are entered into a raffle to win three Valentine’s Day prizes. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 224-65 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens

February 12-24, Black History Trilogy. Award-winning performers pay tribute to influential African American artists, entertainers, and musical traditions over three shows. “Third Stone from the Sun: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix” with Jimy Bleu is on Saturday, February 12, at 7 p.m. “The Black King of Vaudeville: Remembering Bert Williams in Song” with Larry Marshall is on Sunday, February 20, at 7 p.m. “The Power & The Glory: Music of the Black Church” featuring Tina Fabrique is on Thursday, February 24, at 7 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

February 20, That Golden Girls Show!, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. This brand-new puppet show parodies classic Golden Girls moments. Celebrate Betty White’s life and career with Sophia’s get-rich-quick schemes, Rose’s tales from St. Olaf, Blanche’s insatiable hunts for men and the Fountain of Youth, and Dorothy’s daily struggle to make sense of her life. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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