SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Concert
This fifth annual festival features Forest Hills-born funk-and-rap performer Action Bronson, the New Orleans eight-piece brass ensemble The Soul Rebels and Fu-Arkist-Ra. Free with VIP tickets available for sale. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Festival Lawn near the NYS Pavilion, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Outdoor International Film Series: Ecuador
As part of the Passport Thursdays series, the movie How Much Further (Que Tan Lejos) screens on the lawn. This road trip tale involves two girls who have to get to Cuenca during a bus strike. 7 p.m. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
The Central Astoria LDC’s 2018 Waterfront Concert Series continues with a Doo Wop group extraordinaire. Free. 7:30 p.m. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool.
Woodside Concert Series
The Chuck Braman Quintet plays jazz as part of an ongoing series. Free. 7 p.m. Sgt. Collins Park Triangle, 58th Street and Broadway, Woodside.
“SHED” By Xiao Chuan Xie
Using movement, sculpture, sound, and light, SHED is a durational performance piece. Free, but registration required. 8:30 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
St. Albans Jazz And R&B Festival
This 16th annual concert features Crown Heights Affair, Mel Holder and the Craig Crawford Players. Free. 4:30 p.m. St. Albans Park, Merrick Boulevard and Sayres Avenue.
Solar Power Family Workshop
Learn about the Industrial Revolution, hydro power, solar power, wind power, electric energy and satellite/GPS systems. Suggested for junior high school students. 11 a.m. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing.
Queensboro Dance Festival
Spaces of Fontana, Cole Collective, Tango for All, Flamenco Latino, Dancing Fish and Masala Bhangra. Free. 2 p.m. Juniper Valley Park, Athletic Courtyard at 80th Street, Middle Village.
Colombian Independence Day Celebration
The FolkCOLOMBIA School of Dance and Music offers traditional music and dance genres, such as Carranga, Bambuco and Guabina from the Andean Region and Bunde from the Pacific Coast. 3 p.m. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Chhaya’s Annual South Asian Street Festival
This showcase of South Asian cultural heritage includes food, dance, music, ethnic goods and a Pani-Puri eating contest. Free. 12:30 p.m. 77th Street between Roosevelt and 37th avenues, Jackson Heights.
Floral Design Workshop: Recycle Containers
Learn how to adapt containers that had a previous use to become a centerpiece. Bring a container or choose from a variety provided. Floral materials provided. 2 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
Dr. K’s Motown Revue
This Motown cover band takes the stage as part of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s annual Katz Concert Series. Free. 6 p.m. Springfield Park, vicinity of Springfield Boulevard, 184th Street, and 146th Avenue.
Art-Making Workshop with Cecile Chong
As part of her El Dorado exhibition, Chong teaches how to make an art installation. Free. 3 p.m. Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing.
Queens Symphony Orchestra
As part of the Katz Concert Series, the ensemble offers “An Enchanted Summer’s Evening” with classically trained tenor Christopher Macchio and QSO Music Director Martin Majkut. Expect enchanting arias and songs by Macchio, plus lush and romantic symphonies by the orchestra. Free. 7 p.m. St. John’s University, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica.
A fantastic classic rock ‘n’ roll band grooves as part of the two-month Live at the Gantries series. Free. 7 p.m. Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue, Long Island City.
“The Wizard Of Oz”
A live, outdoor musical adapted from the famous movie. Free. 11 a.m. Playground for All Children, near 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Screened as part of the Movies on the Green series, this animated Pixar film is about a kid monster who wants to become a scarer. Free. 8 p.m. The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Ave., Glendale.