BRIAN WOODRUFF’S OKB TRIO
Flushing Town Hall will present drummer Brian Woodruff, pianist Oscar Perez and bassist Kuriko Tsugawa for a musical performance at 8 p.m. Listen to the band groove through the Great American Songbook as well as Brazilian and Latin standards. Admission costs $15 for the general audience and $10 for members and students. For more information, call (718) 463-7700.
Queens Theatre will hold a performance of the cult classic, “The Graduate.” First published as a novel by Charles Webb in 1963, it found a large audience when it was adopted into a film starring Dustin Hoffman. “The Graduate” tells the story of Benjamin Braddock, a young man trying to figure out what to do with his life when he has an affair with the older Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father’s business partner. This theater adaptation will take place on Oct. 26 and 27 as well. Ticket prices range from $25 to $42.
POPPS HAUNTED HOUSE
The haunted house at the Poppenhusen Institute in College Point is said to be the “scariest in Queens.” Find out what happened to the caretaker of 1901, who disappeared and was never seen again. Come across the ghosts of the Old Village Jail Cells. Visit the Poppenhusen Cemetery for a real scare. The house is open from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will also be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Thursday, Oct. 31. Admission is $8 per person and $5 for children 5 and under. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 358-0067.
SHE-DEVIL COMEDY FESTIVAL
Join the fun at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club every night from Oct. 25-27 to honor female stand-ups from around the world competing for prizes, along with some hilarious celebrity guests. The Club is located at 47-38 Vernon Blvd. in Long Island City. For information and show times, visit www.laughingdevil.com/calendar.cfm.
DEAD OR ALIVE
The New York Hall of Science will kick off its two-weekend celebration of both Halloween and the Day of the Dead. There will be pumpkin chucking, live wolves and bats and Frankenstein-esque projections. The pumpkin chucking will involve using the science center’s catapult to launch them into the air. Attendees will also have the chance to meet Atka, an Artic grey wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center, at 2 p.m. That exhibit costs an extra $6 on top of NYSCI’s cost of admission. The festival continues on Sunday, Oct. 27. For more information, call (718) 699-0005.
DOG RUN HALLOWEEN CONTEST
The annual dog costume contest will take place at the Forest Park Dog Run, 85th Street and Park Lane South in Woodhaven from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The judging for the contest begins at 2 p.m. If you want to enter your dog into the contest, there is a $5 entrance fee for non-members of the Woodhaven Residents Block Association. Donations of blankets and supplies for pets will also be accepted at the event.
PUBLIC SAFETY FAIR
The 112th Precinct and the community council will host a harvest public safety fair at PS 144, at 93-02 69th Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Attendees will get safety tips from the 112th Precinct’s officers. They will also provide information on the child ID program, bicycle and cell phone registration. Children going to the event are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes for the costume contest. Other activities like rock wall climbing and a puppet show will also occur.
CHILDREN’S FALL FESTIVAL
Queens County Farm Museum will hold its annual Children’s Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. Feel free to wear a costume for the celebration. The Haunted House, recommended for ages 6 to 12, will be open from noon to 7 p.m. at the cost of $4. There will also be live country western music, hayrides, bouncy houses, cartoon character lookalikes and a pie-eating contest. The farm museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park. For information, call (718) 347-3276.
NOGUCHI MUSEUM: DIY COSTUMES FOR FAMILIES
If your kids have not made or bought a costume for Halloween yet, join the DIY costume-making fun at the Noguchi Museum at 9-01 33rd Rd. in Long Island City at 10:30 a.m. The Art for Families program is for children ages five to 11. Advanced registration is required. For information, visit www.noguchi.org/programs/education/families.
POWELL “CHUCK E. BABY”
Leonard & Miz E of “The Kong Show on TV” presents “A Spooktacular Night” a one-hour pre-Halloween show featuring comedy, music and magic at the Cronin & Phelan’s Little Theatre in the Back Garden at 7 p.m. Stand-up Comedy Magic Irish Dave Cremin, Magic Rene Clement, and a surprise guest comedian will also be there. Plus, get ready for a special appearance of the Rockin’ duo of Kevin “Bocko” Corrigan and Shane O’Connor and their rowdy band Begorrah! Wear a costume if you dare, for a chance to win fun prizes. Cronin & Phelan’s Bar & Restaurant is located at 38-14 Broadway, Astoria. No cover for entrance. For information, visit www.weheartastoria.com/astoria-events-calendar/#sthash.gRVR0oub.dpuf.
Authors Yuval Elizur and Lawrence Malkin will discuss their book, “The War Within,” at the Forest Hills Central Queens Y which examines the conflict between Israel’s modern Orthodox citizens and the emerging ultra-Orthodox population in that country. The talk will start at 1:30 p.m. A $4 minimum donation to the Central Queens Y is suggested for the event. It is located at 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills.
52nd STREET PERFORMS
52nd Street, a Billy Joel cover band, will play Resorts World Casino starting at 8 p.m.. Come see the band perform Billy Joel classics such as “Piano Man,” “Captain Jack” and “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant.” Resorts World Casino is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park.
Betty the Witch invites you to pick up a bag of treats, make a mask, listen to a story, meet Scarlton the Scarecrow, see the Jack-o-lantern get lit and watch all the trick-or-treaters wander around. The event, which is for kids and adults, will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on the grass mall at 208th Street and 42nd Avenue in Bayside.
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.
THE QUIZMASTERS PRESENTS: QUIZ-O-WEEN!
Come by to test out your costume at the Irish Rover at 37-18 28th Ave. in Astoria at 7 p.m. before the weekend, while trying to win some prizes, some cash or maybe just some respect. (Actual zombies may or may not be present.) It is free to stop by and $10 to play. For more information, visit www.weheartastoria.com/astoria-events-calendar/#sthash.TU0h06nk.dpuf.