TRUMPETERS OF QUEENS
Flushing Town Hall will host its inaugural Trumpeters of Queens show at 8 p.m. Josh Deutsch will bring a set of original music for this energetic quintet performance, with special guests Michael Rodriguez and Irving Grossman. Tickets are $10 for members and students and $15 for general admission.
HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS COURSE
To make your gifts for the holidays, attend an arts and crafts workshop during one of the Fridays in November. The New York Irish Center offers a warm, festive atmosphere with friends to enjoy creating an array of easy to make beautiful seasonal decorations, cards and small gifts to name a few. The workshop is free, no experience is necessary and light refreshments will be served. For bookings, call (718) 482-0909.
HOW TO BUILD A HOVERCRAFT
Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz (known for the YouTube video where they mixed Coke and Mentos) will appear at the New York Hall of Science to demonstrate a series of simple, impressive science experiments. Attendees can learn how to transform ordinary objects into extreme experiments, such as a hovercraft powered by a leaf blower. The demonstrations will begin at 1 p.m. in the NYSCI auditorium. They will also sign copies of their new book, “How To Build A Hovercraft,” at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call (718) 699-0005.
LAWRENCE CEMETERY PERFORMANCE
The Bayside Historical Society invites attendees to visit Lawrence Cemetery, a New York landmark and the final resting place of Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence, the City’s first popularly elected mayor. Local actors will perform individual stories of some of those buried at the site. The cemetery is located at 216th Street and 42nd Avenue. The free program is supported, in part, by public funds from the Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Mickey Coleman will perform song like “The Bantry Boy,” “My Coalisland Girl,” “The Holylands Belfast” and more at the New York Irish Center, located at 1040 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Regular tickets are $22, and for students, seniors and the unemployed, tickets are $11. For more information, visit www.newyorkirishcenter.org/.
INK AND BRUSH
Artist Victoria Chang will introduce Chinese ink painting materials and techniques during this workshop at the Noguchi Museum, from 1 to 4 p.m. For information, call (718) 204 7088, Ext. 203, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMBRACING MUSICAL DIVERSITY
Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music alumni will perform at Flushing Town Hall’s Guerilla Ensemble Concert. The artists will play music spanning the genres of classical, new music, baroque, jazz and pop. Recent alumnus and solo violinist Adrianna Mateo will perform during the concert as well. The show starts at 2 p.m. and costs $5. It is free for members and students.
Astoria Center of Israel will host the Trinkets-to-Treasures Holiday Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center, 27-35 Crescent St., Astoria. Stock up on gifts for the holidays, including jewelry, collectibles, giftware and more.
QUEENS OF QUEENS
Celebrate everything LGBT with an evening of comedy from today’s top LGBT comedians starting at 8 p.m. at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City. Visit www.laughingdevil.com for information.
Author Margaret Atwood will appear at LeFrak Concert Hall at 7 p.m. as part of Queens College’s Evening Readings series. The author of novels such as “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Cat’s Eye” and “The Blind Assassin” will read from her work and will be interview by Leonard Lopate. It costs $20 to attend. For more information, call (718) 997-4646.
The Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College will present a screening of the documentary, “Desperate Hours.” Starting at 1 p.m., the film tells the story of Turkey’s role during World War II. It looks at how the country recruited the talented men and women Adolf Hitler rejected to overall its science, architecture, medicine and art. It will also cover how Turkish diplomats in France and Rhodes risked their lives to rescue Jews of Turkish origin.
JEWISH HISTORY TALK
David Fishman, a professor of Modern Jewish History at Jewish Theological Seminary, looks at the lives of Shtel Jews, Eastern European Jews who reside in small towns. He looks at several different aspects of their lives including Zionism and the Jewish labor movement, the Bund, literature and theater. Fishman will appear at the Central Queens Y at 1:30 p.m. It is $4 for members and $7 for non-members.
Come see Buffalo Soldiers, a Bob Marley tribute band, at Resorts World Casino. The group will cover Marley classics such as “Get Up, Stand Up,” “I Shot The Sheriff” and “No Woman, No Cry.” The show is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.
Friends of the QueensWay will host a public meeting on the proposed bike path on Nov. 13 at Emanuel United Church of Christ at 93-12 91 Ave. in Woodhaven. There will be a presentation of the plan followed by questions from the audience. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.
Fitness expert and television star Dolvett Quince will appear at the Barnes and Noble in Fresh Meadows at 7 p.m. to promote his new book, titled “The 3-1-2-1 Diet: Eat and Cheat Your Way to Weight Loss — Up to 10 Pounds in 21 Days.” The book will be available for purchase on Nov. 12. For more information, call (718) 380-4340. Barnes and Noble is located at 176-60 Union Tpke.
Attend this seminar at Forest Hills library to learn about the different types of investments, protecting the investments you make and tips to avoid being a victim of a scam. The session will begin at 2 p.m.
QNS URBAN MKT
Check out the new market inside the historic Standard Motor Parts building in Long Island City. From food, jewelry, arts & crafts, photography, and furniture, the market strives to feature the best of what local New York vendors have to offer. It will operate on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. within a spacious building next to the COFFEED shop and right below the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm. The building is located at 37-18 Northern Blvd. For more information, visit http://www.qnsurbanmkt.com.