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Spring has SPRUNG! So heed RT Publisher Kevin Boyle’s wise counsel, and get your Rockaway Groan on! With a chock-full lineup of live music, theater and arts — no need to leave the peninsula—the Rock is definitely springin’!

 

LIVE MUSIC:

Thursday, May 9

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Get an early start to your weekend, by grabbing the mic and strutting what you got at Community House’s Karaoke Night!

101-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Friday, May 10

6 p.m.

Lock in a lively start to the weekend with a classic rock feast featuring Mike & Miley, playing your favorites from the 60s and 70s at Bungalow Bar’s always jammin’ Acoustic Fridays.

377 Beach 92nd Street

 

Friday, May 10

8 p.m.

Folks, with the weather warming up—it’s definitely time to get squidalicious. Indulge your craving for summertime fun with Squid Row’s hefty serving of up-tempo jazz, funk and NOLA at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club.

533 Beach 126th Street

 

Friday, May 10

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Take a tuneful trip of a lifetime with Rockaway’s Irish music folklorist Walter Ensor at RBQ.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd.

 

Friday, May 10

8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Take a dash of Herb Albert, a pinch of David Bowie, add a handful of Andy Kaufman, and you’ve got Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak. This band will have your heart beating with nostalgia about old flames, plus with inspired lyrics from greats like Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Frank O’Hara—you’ll be both swooning and laughing about love at Thai Rock.

375 Beach 92nd Street

 

Saturday, May 11

6 p.m.

Drum roll please…! The Rock-A-Wades are making their Community House debut! Get ready for an epic sing-a-long party to all your classic rock favorites. Plus with CH’s sprawling food and drink menu, this will be one Rock-A-Classic night!

101-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, May 11

8:30 p.m. to midnight

Float into Thai Rock as 3 Sheets To The Wind kicks up a rollickin’ night of all your favorite classic rock and blues jams, just “Fer yer listenin’ pleasure!”

375 Beach 92nd Street

 

Saturday, May 11

9 p.m.

Get ready for a wild dance party at Rogers with Lunatix Live playing your favorite unadulterated classic rock from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Saturday, May 11

9 p.m.

The weather is sure getting balmy, so head to Rustwoods for a special blues/lineup, where you could drift with the music indoors to outside, where the starry sky will be your ceiling. Plus special a  la nuit menu from Whit’s!

 97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, May 11

9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

It’s Saturday night, so get your cards right with Ace at RBQ. With their hoppin’ menu of Motown, blues, reggae and soul—you’ll be rippin’ and roarin’ with a full house!

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, May 12

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s Sunday—Funday at RBQ. So bring your friends on down to eat, drink and be merry! Plus with popular Broad Channel music man Chris Long on the entertainment menu, get ready to rock and roll with your besties.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, May 5

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Head to Whit’s for a hoppin’ jazz/beebop lunch featuring The Mike Severino Trio. With Severino on drums, Simon Chardiet on upright bass and other special guests—get ready for a lively feast!

97-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Sunday, May 12

4 p.m.

Forget it’s Sunday! Release your work week woes, by boogieing into Rogers as Rockaway’s own Winston McBoogie aka Chris Vought ignites the pub with your favorite rock classics!

203 Beach 116th Street

 

Thursdays

8 p.m. to midnight

RBQ kicks off its Thursday Open Mic Night! Every week, musicians and vocalists are welcome to come on and in and belt out what they’ve got.

97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

SPECIAL MENTION — IT’S BUGALOU TIME!

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bugalou Productions ends the season on a high note with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, playing an arousing rousing set of classics including #1 hits, Good Lovin', Groovin’, and People Got to Be Free. Plus Professa Squid, back from Rincon (Rockaway South), will be opening the show in unrestrained squidaliciousness! Tickets are $65 and $75, and are available at www.bugaloumusic.com. Special group pricing available. Come out and support a great night that hopefully will lead to another epic season of Bugalou bringing legendary performers to Rockaway.

St. Francis de Sales

215 Beach 129 Street

 

ARTS

 

Tuesdays, Thursdays,

Saturdays & Sundays

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where did the first-ever transatlantic flight take place? Right here in Rockaway, and no it was not by Charles Lindbergh, but five members of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, who were the first to cross the Atlantic by plane—and that trip began right here in Rockaway. Learn more about the historic event at the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s exhibit, 100th Anniversary of the First Transatlantic Flight, featuring photos videos, photos and more relating to this pioneering event. Ongoing until June 2. For more info, visit: rockawayartistsalliance.org

T7 Gallery, Fort Tilden

 

Mondays & Fridays

10 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance RISE Center hosts Deities, Part One, an exhibit comprising of 13 digital prints composed by artist Dr. Andil Gosine from his participation in Project Prithvi, a monthly clean-up of Jamaica Bay organized by the Queens-based group Sadhana. The images show broken idols of gods and goddesses, remnants of Hindu rituals performed by local residents. This exhibit is ongoing until May 28. For info, visit: rockawayartistsalliance.org

58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd

 

Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The works of art created by Joseph Perez’s students from the Rockaway Artists Alliance’s Wednesday painting class were so good that they were congratulated with their own show. Come out and support these budding artists. For info, visit: rockawayartistsalliance.org

sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden

 

THEATER

 

Upcoming

Rockaway Theatre Company presents Doubt: A Parable. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning dramaplay is based upon a few circumstantial details regarding a priest suspected of molesting a 12-year-old boy. Is the priest guilty? That’s the doubt you will have to unravel. Show dates are May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Ticket prices: Adults $20/ Seniors $15. For more info and tickets, visit: www.rockawaytheatrecompany.org.

T4 Post Theatre Building, Fort Tilden

 

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