SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Indigenous People’s Day
Presentations from the Matinnecok, White Apache, and Passamaquoddy tribes; the premier of the KIWE/UAQUE dance performance, choreographed and directed by Cristina Cortés and Donna Ahmadi; an artist talk with artist Camille Hoffman and Ramapough Lenape tribe member Two Clouds; and a hammock weaving workshop. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Andrea Brachfeld Jazz Quartet
Brachfeld received the New Jazz Works Grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation in 2017. The work consists of nine “Amazing Grace” compositions. Starts at 8pm. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Queens Beer Festival
Around 50 distinct beverages from about 25 local craft breweries with live music. Tickets include unlimited tastings and a souvenir mug. Saturday and Sunday. LIC Flea & Food, 5-25 46th Ave., LIC.
Music that mixes Indigenous, European, and African genres with six solo artists and the folkloric group Inti Andino. Starts at 8pm. Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Theatre, 35-12 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Learn how the sun can power a car during this workshop with EmPower Solar on the basics of energy, electricity, electric vehicles, and batteries. Starts at 11am. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.
NYC Cupcake Run
A 3.1-mile race that includes eating three cupcakes along the way. A portion of the proceeds goes to NYC Cares. Meet at 10:15am. The race starts at 11am. Meet at Ditmars Boulevard between 19th Street and Shore Boulevard, Astoria Park.
Sunnyside/Astoria Walking Tour
Explore Sunnyside Gardens, one of NYC’s first planned communities; visit the former Madison Square Garden Bowl site; check out the Mathews flats, handsome apartment buildings contracted from 1915-1930; and finish with a presentation at the Quinn Building. Starts at Noon. Meet under the Queens Boulevard viaduct at the 46th Street station, Sunnyside.
Science on Screen Series
This annual series runs until March 2019 with periodic screenings of films. On these times, “Space Odyssey: The Making of a Masterpiece” shows with “2001: A Space Odyssey” stars Keir Dullea and Daniel Richter, author Michael Benson, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin. Saturday and Sunday starting at 1pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Marilyn Maye: A Piece A Cake
This singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, and Grammy-nominated recording artist celebrates her 90th birthday on stage with the American Songbook. Comedian Chris Monty opens the show. $35-$48. Starts at 3pm. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.
Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch
Live music, petting zoo, face painting, tours, garden-and-composting demonstrations, craft-and-food vendors, beer-and-wine garden, and the Pumpkin Patch. Starts at 11am. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
How Does She Do It?
Queens World Film Festival and New York Women in Film and Television present a panel discussion with female professionals who discuss how to navigate the entertainment industry. Free. Starts at 3pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36 01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Body-Based Creative Process
FTH Space Grantee Huiwang Zhang leads this movement workshop. The participant delves into creative and choreographic processes through body-based games and verbal communication. Starts at 1pm. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Center of Attention
Visitors engage in a conversation on Jorge Palacios’s exhibiting sculpture “Balance and Inertia.” Starts at 4pm. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC.
“We Are Witnesses” Screening
Queens Library is partnering with The Marshall Project to screen three short films from the group’s powerful “We Are Witnesses” series, followed by a panel discussion with their subjects. Monday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 pm. Central Library at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica.
Celebrity Sex Therapist Ruth Westheimer
Doctor Ruth is known for her blunt, funny, and down-to-earth counsel. She discusses sex, love, and her two recent books. Starts at 1:30pm. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills.