BALÉ FOLDLÓRICO da BAHIA
Kupferberg Presents will open Colden Auditorium for a performance by Balé Folclórico da Bahia, a 25-member troupe of Brazilian dancers, musicians and singers. Together, they will display the region’s most important cultural manifestations through an energetic theatrical vision of rhythm and choreography. The show begins at 8 p.m. For more information, or to buy tickets, call (718) 793-8080 or visit www.kupferbergcenter.org.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVELY
If you need a comedic night out, go to The Laughing Devil for Saturday Night Lively, headlining Andy Hendrickson, Joe Larson, Jenny Z, Phil Hunt, Scott Sharp and Troy Alan. Don’t be surprised if something unusual happens. This is the late show – the crowds are drunker, the comics are looser – this is the show where the best of the best push the envelope right off the table. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit http://laughingdevil.com/tickets.cfm?ShowID=1285.
QUEENS LITERARY TOWN HALL
The inaugural 3rd Space event features “The Queens Literary Town Hall,” organized by Queens based artist, Audrey Dimola. The evening will be part performance, part soapbox and part networking opportunity, and will serve as a platform for local writers/literature lovers to connect to each other and to the literary organizations and reading series in Queens. The event will take place at the Queens Council on the Arts, at 37-11 35th Ave., Astoria, running from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information visit, http://queenscouncilarts.org/qca-3rd-space-queens-literary-town-hall.
CALPULLI MEXICAN DANCE
New York City’s own Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will return to Queens Theatre at 8 p.m. for a performance dedicated to the rich traditions of Mexico. The troupe will debut several new works with the help of artistic director Noemy Hernandez, musical director George Saenz and costume designer/co-founder Alberto Lopez. Tickets are $35 for general seating and $25 for rear side seating. The show will also take place on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.
JAMES DARREN AND SAL RICHARDS
James Darren and Sal Richards will perform at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Darren has had a five-decade career that has spanned from film to television to music. His latest record is “Because Of You,” a collection of standards and big band swing. Richards is a notable comedian and impersonator who has gotten rave reviews all over the East Coast. Tickets cost $40.
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Come to the Fall Harvest Festival at Victory Field in Forest Park from noon to 3 p.m. There will be fall-themed activities like a pumpkin patch, various games, face painting, live entertainment and much more. Victory Field is located at Woodhaven Boulevard between Myrtle Avenue and Forest Park Drive. For information, call (718) 235-4100 or visit nyc.gov/parks.
Greater Astoria Historical Society will host a tour of murder and mystery along the Long Island City waterfront starting at noon under the Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria Park. Bring water and sturdy shoes. Cost is $20 for non-members, $15 for members.
Kupferberg Presents will invite the Queens-raised Cyndi Lauper to the Colden Auditorium stage. For her “She’s So Unusual 30th Anniversary Tour,” the singer will perform her debut album in full, including hits “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” and “Time After Time.” In between numbers, Lauper will tell the audience never-before-stories about the album’s recording process. The show will start at 7 p.m. and tickets range from $35 to $125.
The Flushing-Fresh Meadows Jewish Center will present a community-wide free concert, Shirathon 5, of noted area cantors, choirs and accomplished singers. The concert will take place at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The Jewish center is located at 193-10 Peck Ave. For more information, call (718) 357-5100.
WOODHAVEN STREET FAIR
The Greater Woodhaven Development Corp. will host the Woodhaven Street Fair from noon to 6 p.m. on Jamaica Avenue, from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard. This event will feature food, rides for kids and adults, live entertainment, many vendors and more.
ART FOR FAMILIES
Make costumes with your kids, from ages 5 to 11 at the Noguchi Museum. Advanced registration is required. The Museum is located at 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City. The arts-and-crafts day starts at 10:30 a.m. For information visit, www.noguchi.org/programs/education/families.
MUSIC FOR AUTISM
The Central Queens Y will host Music for Autism, starting at 1 p.m. The free show will feature Eric Schoene Rene, who is the main cellist of the Chelsea Symphony Orchestra. The Central Queens Y is located at 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills.
5th ANNUAL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATION
Since the Fortune Society is grateful to its partners, it wants to celebrate and honor certain individuals and organizations that have provided vital services and support to formerly incarcerated communities. The evening will begin at 4 p.m. with networking, tours and food prepared by Fortune’s Culinary Arts program. The evening will continue with entertainment, the awards ceremony and dessert till 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Fortune Society, located at 29-76 Northern Blvd., Long Island City.
STEELY DAN TRIBUTE
Resorts World Casino will host Steely Dan cover band King of the World at 8 p.m. Come see the band play Steely Dan classics like “Deacon Blues,” “Hey Nineteen” and “Kid Charlamagne.” Resorts World Casino is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park.
IT’S GREEK (AND ROMAN) TO ME
The Adult Education Committee of Hillcrest Jewish Center and Rabbi Manes Kogan will present “It’s Greek (and Roman) to Me,” a program on Jewish life under the Greeks and Romans. Liora Ben-Harari will discuss this period of Jewish history, going over topics like Alexander the Great, the Hasmoneans, Herod, the Bar Kokhba Revolt, the start of Christianity and the origins of rabbinic Judaism. The event is free, starts at 7:30 p.m. and takes place at 183-02 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows.