Events In Queens For August 1-7

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‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ at Flushing Meadows
Corona Park on Wednesday, 8/6 at 7:30 p.m
(see below).

FRIDAY 8/1

partyPARTY TIME
Level Royal nightclub will present a night of electronic dance music. Dance the night away with club anthems by DJ Epitone and a high-end light show. Attendees must wear something white. Level Royal is located on the roof of 2007 127th St., College Point. Call (800) 971-4064 or email info@levelroyal.com for more information.

BACKYARD POOL IN THE LOT
A new Socrates Sculpture Park offsite exhibition opens this weekend at The Lot, 43-29 Crescent St. in Long Island City. “Backyard Pool” by artist Tamara Johnson, the second public art presentation at The Lot, transforms an asphalt parking lot into a temporary green space. Details from ceramic tiles to a full-sized diving board offer a moment of intimacy and serenity to the bustling urbanity of Long Island City. The opening runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, and the piece will be available for view through next summer, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (718) 361-1750.

BON JOURNEY AT KATCH
Bon Journey is back at the Katch Koncert Series once again. Join for a great night of music, food and drink with no cover charge. The tribute band will be playing your favorite rock songs from Bon Jovi and Journey. With a second show on Aug. 2, concerts start at 9 p.m. For more information, call (718) 777-2230.

SATURDAY 8/2

FLUSHING BLOCK PARTY
The Flushing Business Improvement District will hold a block party in downtown Flushing. Taking place between 40th Road and Prince Street, including Bland Playground, the festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (718) 888-1805 for more information.

ELVIS STARRING GREGG PETERS
Gregg Peters, who is an Elvis Presley impersonator, will perform at Paradise Bar in Ridgewood. The show will begin at 9 p.m. The bar is located at 678 Woodward Ave.

SUNNYSIDE STROLLS
A walking tour of 46th Street in Sunnyside, between Greenpoint Avenue and Queens Boulevard. The event, hosted by Sunnyside Shines, runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SUNDAY 8/3

ASTORIA ROCKS FOR ST. JUDE KIDS
One Note at a Time proudly presents the inaugural “Astoria Rocks for St. Jude Kids” live musical performances by Deemohaus, Darkstar, Spitfire and Acoustic Soul Rebels. Money raised from this event will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. This is a great opportunity to bring friends together to help a worthy cause. The show will take place at Cavo, 42-18 31st Ave. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the show runs until 9 p.m. Minimum donation is $35. For more information and tickets, visit www.stjude.org/astoriarocksforstjude.

COMMUNITY DAY AT THE NOGUCHI MUSEUM
Friends and neighbors are invited to visit the Noguchi Museum this Sunday free of charge, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the summer’s second Community Day. A free public tour is offered at 2 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. there will be a special Center of Attention conversation focusing on a single work of art. For information, call (718) 204-7088.

SHORE FEST
The Astoria Park Alliance presents the Astoria Park Shore Fest, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Shore Boulevard, between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Boulevard.

MONDAY 8/4

CHAIN NYC FILM FESTIVAL
An international film festival opens Monday at Long Island City’s Chain Theatre and runs until Aug. 17. Screenings will feature new work, personal stories, documentaries, shorts and web-series. Tickets are $10. For more information and a full schedule of screenings, visit chain-theatre.org.

thebutler‘THE BUTLER’
The Parks Dept.’s Movies Under The Stars will screen “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” in Cunningham Park for free, from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. In this PG-13 film, Cecil Gaines (played by Forest Whitaker) serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House. The screening will take place in the Main Park House.

BACON EVERYTHING
Every first Monday of every month, Astoria wine bar Rest-au-Rant holds a beer and bacon all night happy hour. The happy hour – with deals on everything bacon – runs from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, call (718) 729-9009.

KARAOKE NIGHT
Queens Tavern hosts karaoke night the first Monday of every month. Come impress the audience with your awesome singing voice. The fun will begin at 9 p.m. Queens Tavern is located at 6869 Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood.

‘DESPICABLE ME 2′
The Central Astoria LDC continues its Movies on the Waterfront 2014 series, with “Despicable Me 2,” starting at 8:30 p.m. on the Great Lawn of Astoria Park.

WEDNESDAY 8/6

double‘DOUBLE INDEMNITY
Head to the Hillcrest Library at 1 p.m. for a free screening of “Double Indemnity.” This 1944 film noir is part of the library’s award-winning films series. Call (718) 454-2786 to learn more.

THURSDAY 8/7

DISCO UNLIMITED
Boogie down to the sounds of the hottest disco show and dance band on the East Coast! The 90-minute show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. The disco show is free and it is organized by Forest Park. For more information, call (718) 235-4100.

‘SHREK THE MUSICAL’
The HCJ Teen Drama Group will debut “Shrek the Musical” at 7 p.m. at M. Murray Hall, 111-02 86th Ave., Richmond Hill. Tickets cost $10 or $8 for seniors and children. Shows continue Aug. 8-9 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 10 at 3 p.m. For information, call (718) 847-1860 or email hcjteendrama@gmail.com.

passportPASSPORT THURSDAYS
Bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park right next to the Unisphere for this free weekly presentation of live music, dance and film from one of the many international locales that fuel Queens’ cultural and artistic vitality. This week’s focus is on Brazilian music and film. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is free. For information, call (718) 592-9700.

WOODSIDE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
The Northern Woodside Coalition and Goliard Concerts present Irish band Two For The Road during the Woodside Summer Concert Series, starting at 7 p.m. at Sgt. Collins Park on 58th Street and Broadway in Woodside.

WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES
The Central Astoria LDC will host Michael Patrick’s Ring of Fire Band at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2014 Waterfront Concert Series, on the Great Lawn of Astoria Park on Shore Boulevard, between Hell Gate Bridge and the Astoria Pool.

mitchkahnSALUTE TO HOLLYWOOD
Concerts in the Park will present a free, all-new show at the Main Park House of Cunningham Park. Join Mitch Kahn in concert with a musical salute to Hollywood. The performance will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For information, call (718) 217-6452.