SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
FRIDAY 10/5-SUNDAY 10/21
The NYC premiere of a play by former Queens resident Jeff Mandels. As the Dodgers and the Yankees battle it out on the baseball field, a blue-collar Brooklyn family battles for survival. The father, a former minor league player, wants his sons to go to college. One son has been invited to a Dodgers training camp, while the other will never be able to play ball. A doting aunt has amorous desires, and the mother tries to hold the family together. (Oct. 5, 8 pm; Oct. 6, 2 pm and 8 pm; Oct. 7, 3 pm; Oct. 12, 8 pm; Oct. 13, 2 pm; Oct. 14, 2 pm; Oct. 19, 2 pm; Oct. 20, 2 pm and 8pm; Oct. 21, 3 pm.) Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Carnegie Hall Citywide: Hazmat Modine
New Orleans-style honky-tonk with dashes of klezmer and gritty jug band blues along with earthy vocals and scorching harmonica. This group’s unique sound is buoyed by tuba, drums, guitar, banjo, and the Armenian double wind duduk. Free with online RSVP. Starts at 8 pm. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Free First Friday
Free admission with gallery tours, starting at 10 am. The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC.
A Bread Factory
This 242-minute film has an intermission with free local bread. It consists of unbroken tales, alternating conversations with characters and glimpses of art and entertainment. Director Patrick Wang and critic Matt Zoller Seitz are on hand to discuss. Starts at 1 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Community Concert For Kids
Musica Reginae leads an interactive event for children (ages 4 & up) and their families using nature as a source of inspiration for the music. Free. Starts at 11am. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Decorating Day
Youngsters from ages six and up can participate. Old fashioned sweets and a chance make candied apples, too. Starts at 2:30 pm. $5. Queens Historical Society, 145-35 37th Ave., Flushing.
Carnival Of The Baroque Animals
The borough’s only Baroque orchestra explores music written to describe animals in nature. Work by Telemann, Biber, Farino, Handel, Rameau, and others. Starts at 7pm. St. Mark’s Church. 33-50 82nd St., Jackson Heights.
Architecture Tour Of LIC
An exploration of LIC’s rich historic architecture with former AIA Queens Chapter President Bill Gati. The route includes industrial structures, the Pepsi Cola Sign, the Gantrys, high-rise apartment buildings, and brownstones. (LU/HSW credit.) Starts at 1 pm. Meet at the west side of Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue.
Hands On History: Make An 18th Century Pocket
Two hundred years ago, pockets were worn separately. During this event, attendees make sets of pockets to wear on hips just like in the 18th century. Starts at 1pm. King Manor Museum, vicinity of 150th Street and Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica.
More than 20 restaurants serve a Himalayan dumpling that is filled with meat, vegetables or cheese. At the end of this seventh annual event, participants vote for the winning restaurant, which is presented the Momo Championship Belt made with real yak hide. Starts at 1pm. Vicinity of Diversity Plaza, 74th Street and 37th Road, Jackson Heights.
Music In The Garden: Riva & Bohio Music
Riva Nyri Précil moves between Haiti’s spiritual and artistic traditions. Her work springs from Racine, a contemporary iteration of the Voodoo songs, rituals, drumming, and movement designed to engage the spirit world to bring healing or ward off negative events and energies. With her band Bohio Music, Précil adds vocal jazz, soul, and R&B. Starts at 3pm. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
Ballroom With A Twist
This glitzy, high-energy touring show features sizzling choreography from “Dancing With The Stars” and musical performances by “American Idol” finalists. Expect Samba, Waltz, Jive, and Quickstep. $40-$50. Starts at 3pm. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.
Opening For Queens International 2018: Volumes
This eighth biennial exhibition highlights contemporary Queens artists. Their pieces respond to sites throughout the museum and select Queens Library branches. They question and expand systems of knowledge production using analog and digital strategies. They rethink histories and policies through embodied experience, redemptive archives, subjective abstractions, and intangible architectures. The show runs until Feb. 24, 2019. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Fall Family Day
A day of puppetry, media creation, face-painting, scavenger hunting, and films related to The Jim Henson Exhibition. Starts at 11am. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Terror Attack Lawsuit
Stephen Flatow discusses his book about his lawsuit against Iran related to his daughter’s murder. On April 9, 1995, Alisa Flatow, a 21-year-old college student, died in a bus bombing in Israel. Starts at 1:30pm. Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills.
Live Drawing With Models
Artists hone skills with a series of quick and long poses while listening to music in a relaxing non-judgmental environment. Bring a sketch pad with a drawing medium. Starts at 6pm. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.