Arts Far away winds, close up icons 

The Carver Cultural Center's fall season begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at the Jo Long Theatre with an evening of music by the Imani Winds, a wind quintet that weaves African, American, and European musical traditions, and Cuban-American jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera. The 8-year-old Imani quintet has made appearances at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Tickets are $26. For more info, 207-7211.

On October 3, Jade Esteban Estrada, creator of the underground national hit, ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 1 `see "The book of Ellen," January 14-20, 2005`, returns with family in tow for the original one-man play, Tortilla Heaven, 7 p.m. Monday, October 3, at the Collins Garden Public Library. Written by sister Celeste Angela Estrada and directed by brother David Miguel Estrada, the play stars Jade as an 11-year-old boy who comes into contact with his family's heritage when his activist-author mother leaves him behind for a book tour. Call 225-0331 for more info.

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