Events In Queens For Sept. 26-Oct. 2

SunCatchers

FRIDAY 9/27
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DON BYRON
Jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Don Byron will perform at Flushing Town Hall with his New Gospel Quintet at 8 p.m. Titled “Love, Peace and Soul,” the concert will run the gamut from jazz to blues to gospel music. The New Gospel Quintet features Carla Cook on vocals, Nat Adderley Jr. on piano, Brad Jones on bass and Pheeroan akLaff on drums. The performance costs $20 for the general public, $15 for members and $10 for students. For information, call (718) 463-7700.

ASTORIA BEER FESTIVAL
The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association is hosting a celebration of all things beer-related during the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup through Sept. 29 at the Historic Train Depot, just east of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, along the Astoria waterfront. The beer festival will feature 36 brewer selected beers, live music, food and family games during the three day festival. The event is scheduled to run from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Entrance to the festival is free. For information, visit www.astoriadowntown.com.

SATURDAY 9/28
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ROBERT KLEIN
Stand-up comedian, singer and actor Robert Klein will appear at Queens Theatre at 8 p.m. to get the audience laughing once again. Klein, most recently seen on HBO’s “Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced,” will spend the night telling jokes about culture, life and romance. Standard seating costs $35. Rear seating costs $25. There will also be a show on Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. For more information, call (718) 760-0064.

OKTOBERFEST
Poppenhusen Institute will hold a fundraiser from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., featuring entertainment, beer, wine and German-American food. German singers and dancers will perform at the event between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Other activities include Bill Popp and the Tapes, David Kincaid, a pumpkin patch, face-painting, Cido the Clown, games and tours of the institute. Admission is $15. Poppenhusen is located at 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. For more information, call (718) 358-0067 or email poppenhusen@juno.com.

THE GREAT WOODHAVEN YARD SALE 2013
Come browse the various yard sales in Woodhaven during the Great Woodhaven Yard Sale. Residents in the neighborhood will be hosting their yard sales at the same time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during that day. If you would like to register to sell or want to know more information on the sale, please call the Woodhaven Residents Block Association at (718) 296-3735 or email them at info@woodhaven-nyc.org.

FLICKS IN THE GARDEN
Nearly an hour of vintage cartoons will be shown during the third annual Flicks in the Garden at Sunnyside Gardens Park from 6 to 8 p.m., with the films beginning at dusk. Pizza, small plates and vintage cartoon cookies will be available. Suggested donation in $10.

FLUX FACTORY PRESENTS: UNTITLED (AS OF YET)
This group exhibition will take you from events that first appear to be disruptive, even catastrophic, but it eventually opens the door to new thoughts, practices and opportunities. The performance will take place every weekend for the month of September at 39-31 29th St. in Long Island City. For more information, email christina@fluxfactory.org.

‘THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN’
The Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City will present the comedy “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” as part of its classic movie series, starting at 11 a.m. and running all weekend. Watch the flick on a brand-new 110-inch screen with some food and your favorite beverage. The screening is $7. On Oct. 2 at 10 p.m., the club will show “Spaceballs.” For information, visit www.laughingdevil.com.

SUNDAY 9/29
HISPANIC CELEBRATION
The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens will honor the Latino community in Queens with its 15th annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at 2:30 p.m. at El Paraiso Tropical, 102-11 42nd Ave., Corona. The event will include soprano Rosa Betancourt, classical guitarist David Galvez and violinist Romulo Benavides. To RSVP, call (718) 261-7664 or email laccq@aol.com.

FALL FESTIVAL
The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce will hold a fall festival on Austin Street between 69th Road and 72nd Road in Forest Hills. The event will feature food, crafts and rides for the children. Many stores on Austin Street will be open for business and more than 200 vendors will be a part of the festival. The festival will start at noon and end at 6 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, please call the FH chamber at (718) 268-6565 or email them at fhchamber@aol.com.

LITTLE MAKERS: SUN CATCHERS
SunCatchers
Explore light and color at the New York Hall of Science in this event running from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Experiment with prisms, flashlights and filters and create your own sun catcher to take home. The Hall of Science recommends wearing old clothing as the workshop involves ink and paint. There is an $8 materials fee per family. Register on the day of the event at the NYSCI admissions area. For additional information, call (718) 699-0005, ext. 341 or email dmeza@nysci.org.

WEDNESDAY 10/2
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JASON KAO HWANG
Flushing Town Hall will present violinist/composer Jason Kao Hwang and his band mates, Andrew Drury (drums) and Ken Filiano (string bass), for a jam session at 7 p.m. as part of its Monthly Jazz Jam series. All instrumentalists are welcome to come by for Hwang’s conducted improvisations, which he calls a “Spontaneous River.” The concert costs $10 for the general audience and is free for performers, members and students. For more information, call (718) 463-7700.

ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS
The Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra will present the first of its weekly rehearsals and auditions for their three concerts later this year. The orchestra will practice for three concerts celebrating its 50th season, with the first show on November 17 of this year. The rehearsals take place every Wednesday at the Forest Hills Jewish Center at 106-06 Queens Blvd. starting from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The practice on Oct. 2 will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the orchestra’s business office at (718) 374-1627.

ONGOING
Astoria Art Festival
ASTORIA SECOND ANNUAL ART FESTIVAL
The second annual Astoria Art Festival is back to feature the work of artists in various restaurants and shops, starting from Sept. 27 until Oct. 6. All of the featured works will be exclusively from Queen’s and Long Island City based artists. Works will hang on the walls of neighborhood restaurants, bars and shops including Queens Comfort, Sweet Afton, Hell Gate, Sparrow, Astoria Park Wine And Spirits, Lockwood and William Hallet. There is no set schedule for viewing the art because attendees can wander into venues and linger at their leisure while enjoying some the local food and cocktails. For more information, visit www.astoriaartfestival.com/2013/09/09/astoria-art-festival-event-details-from-september-27-october-6.