SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Led by Greek-born composer, arranger, singer, and accordionist Magda Giannikou, this group combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, audience participation, mid-century classics, and world “chansons” sung in six languages. (A capella workshop at 7; concert at 8 pm.) $16/$10 for students/free for teenagers. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
¡Corónate Con Salsa!
A multi-faceted event with the following schedule: 10 am to noon, Bordeando: crochet and embroidery workshops; noon to 2 pm, Community radio and video studio from the 111 Collective and Queens Museum; 3:30 pm to 4 pm, Open salsa class; and 4 pm to 6 pm, Mujeres en movimiento, Bailoterapia. Free. Corona Plaza, 40-04 National St., Corona.
Nicole Colbert Dance/Theatre & Logos Dance Collective
Back-to-back performances at 8 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. $15/$20 at the door. Green Space, 37-24 24th St., LIC.
This Kew Garden Hills native, who is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, returns to his hometown for the final concert of his farewell tour. 7 p.m. Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
World Maker Faire New York
The East Coast’s largest celebration of invention, creativity, and curiosity showcases the best of the global Maker Movement. Marvel at hundreds of projects and multiple stages focused on making for social good, health, technology, electronics, 3D printing/fabrication, food, robotics, and art. Taking place both Saturday and Sunday. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Queens County Fair
This 36th annual event features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, hayrides, carnival rides, pig races, and children’s entertainment by jugglers and acrobats. Then there are Blue Ribbon competitions in produce and livestock and a Beer Garden with the Shannon Breeze Irish Band (Saturday) and Spitzbuam German Band (Sunday). 11 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks.
The Art Bus Project
This drop-in event is part of Art in the Garden Day, which includes an Activity Table from noon to 4 pm and a Flower Press Workshop from 2 pm to 4 pm. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
Sunnyside Restaurant Week
This sixth-annual promotion features 45 restaurants and food purveyors. The price is a three-course dinner menu for $25 with many establishments adding additional lunch specials and a few offering the $25 dinner menu for two. Event runs until 9/29.
Kol Esperanza: A New Year Celebration
To ring in the Jewish New Year, this Israel-based group does American standards, Jewish classics, Israeli favorites, and Broadway showstoppers. Five world-class vocalists backed by a live band. Doors open at 2 pm. $40-$50. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside.
The Bell Blvd. Sunday Stroll
An afternoon of crafts, games, giant bubbles, a pizza-eating contest, a cooking demonstration, live dance and music, volleyball, facepainting and more. Restaurants serve outside. Event is from , noon to 5 pm. Bell Boulevard between 38th and 41st Avenues, Bayside.
Body-Based Creative Process
A movement workshop informed by the latest work of FTH Space Grantee Huiwang Zhang in which he addresses issues related to how our identities and interpersonal relationships are expressed through body language. The participant is invited to delve into creative and choreographic processes through body-based games and verbal communication. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Event starts at 6 pm. Free with online RSVP.