Martha Graham Dance Company on
Saturday 10/11 at Queens Theatre
from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (see below).
ASTORIA BOOKSHOP READING SERIES
This month’s Boundless Tales Reading Series event at the Astoria Bookshop features host Audrey Dimola and writers Deborah Emin, Danny Herrera, Hermine Meinard, John Shea and Michael Young – an eclectic and lively lineup for the second reading of the season. Reading runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/astoriabookshop.
THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE
Ready to be amazed? To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, the Queens County Farm Museum has chosen an American flag design for this year’s Amazing Maize Maze. Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth. The adventure begins with a “Stalk Talk” to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. For more information, visit www.queensfarm.org.
Singer-songwriter Eddie Money will perform at Resorts World Casino. The show is set to begin at 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 for a regular entry and $75 for a VIP entry.
The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society, along with STA’s Woodhaven History Club and All Saints, will be holding their 4th Wyckoff-Snediker Cemetery Cleanup on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The cemetery is located at 85-45 98th St. in Woodhaven.
MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY
The Martha Graham Dance Company is embracing a new programming vision that highlights masterpieces by Graham, her peers and their successors as well as new, visionary works by contemporary artists. The company will hold a showcase at Queens Theatre on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets cost between $25 and $42. Go to http://queenstheatre.org or call (718) 760-0064 to learn more.
Join the Queens Museum for the closing celebration of “Bringing the World into the World.” Between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., attendees will take part in a topography workshop, a planet-hunting walk, a lecture from Reanimation Library founder Andrew Beccone and an open bar/book launch. Call (718) 592-9700 for additional information.
THE 5 KINGS OF MOTOWN
The Queensborough Performing Arts Center welcomes the Las Vegas tribute to The 5 Kings of Motown. Nate Evans, who toured extensively with David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and Dennis Edwards, stars in this tribute to The Temptations. The concert starts at 3 p.m. and tickets range between $35 and $42. Visit www.qcc.cuny.edu/qpac/index.html or call (718) 631-6311 to buy your tickets.
The Vander-Ende Onderdonk House is hosting a Harvest Festival beginning at noon until 4 p.m. There will be a host of fall-related activities including pumpkin picking. There will be 500 pumpkins available to take. It is $3 for adults and free for children that accompany an adult.
Queens Tavern in Ridgewood will host a vinyl fair. There will be a ton of old vinyl available to purchase at the event. It will begin at 1 p.m. and finish at 7 p.m. The bar is located at 6869 Fresh Pond Road.
Mark Rosenblum, professor at Queens College and director of its Jewish Studies Program, will appear at the Central Queens Y to discuss the ongoing chaos in the Middle East. Subjects he will delve into during his speech include: the dissolution of Arab States, the rise of a murderous ISIS state and the collapse of Israeli/Palestinian negotiations. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. It costs $8 for non-members of the Central Queens Y and $5 for members. For more information, call (718) 268-5011, Ext. 151.
“CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER”
The Hillcrest branch of Queens Library will screen one of 2014’s biggest blockbusters: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” In this sequel to “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Captain America, Black Widow and Falcon join forces to uncover a conspiracy within S.H.I.E.L.D. while facing a mysterious assassin known as the Winter Soldier. The PG-13 film starts at 4 p.m. Hillcrest Library is located at 187-05 Union Tpke.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham will stop by Queens College at 7 p.m. for its evening readings series. Taking place in the music building, Cunningham, who wrote “The Hours,” “Flesh and Blood” and “By Nightfall,” will read selections and talk with Leonard Lopate about his work. Tickets cost $20. For more information, call (718) 997-4646.
The Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College will present a free screening of “Shanghai Ghetto” at 1 p.m. Narrated by Academy Award winner Martin Landau, the documentary recalls the true story of thousands of European Jews who were shut out of country after country while trying to escape Nazi persecution in the late 1930s. Left without options or entrance visas, a beacon of hope materialized for them on the other side of the world, and in the unlikeliest of places, Japanese-controlled Shanghai. Call (718) 281-5770 for more information.
ASTORIA ART FESTIVAL KICKOFF
The Queens Kickshaw is proud to celebrate the third annual Astoria Art Festival with a showing of work by Kickshaw baristas Caitlin Allen and Karla Kennedy. Come and meet the artists and grab some light bites from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. An all-vinyl dj set (soul+funk) by Spence Bastedo will provide the aural backdrop for what will surely be a lovely evening. For more information, call (718) 777-0913.
Come to the Astoria Bookshop ready to tell a five-minute true story about something that happened to you. Don’t worry about sticking to a theme – you don’t have to. Participants’ names will be pulled from a fishbowl, open-mic style. And of course, non-storytellers are welcome to join the audience! Hosted by David Lawson, the show runs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/astoriabookshop.
As part of its senior film series with Mark Ethan Toporek, the Queens Museum will screen 1979’s “Norma Rae.” Sally Field shines in an Oscar-winning portrayal of a poor Southern textile worker who becomes involved in Union activities. The film starts at 2 p.m. in the second-floor theater and is free with museum admission.