Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
These Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are on a 40th anniversary tour. They will share the stage with special guest Peter Wolf, a former member of the J. Geils Band. 6:30 p.m., Forest Hills Stadium, One Tennis Place, http://bit.ly/2tnYZFz.
Third Annual Battle of the Bands
Apollo 4, Dirty Spoons, Global Warming, Metal Hawks, Raging Phoenix and Summer Haze will show off their talent and compete for gift cards and a chance to perform in Forest Park. 7 p.m., Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2veL7ii.
This weekly international dance, music and film series explores North Africa. Arab music-and-dance ensemble Zikrayat performs before a screening of “The Longest Kiss,” which follows youngsters searching for their identity before South Sudan’s secession from Sudan. Free, 7 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2uqeoYZ.
Waterfront Concert Series
Tribute band Streetfighter, which will perform in Astoria, evokes the Rolling Stones. Free, 7:30 p.m., Astoria Park Great Lawn, 19 19th St., http://bit.ly/2uSibi3.
Woodside Summer Concert Series
Laughing Boy will perform R&B music in Woodside. Free, 7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 58th Street and Broadway, Woodside, (718) 205-1030.
Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Powwow
New York City’s oldest and largest powwow features intertribal Native American dance competitions and more than 40 nations as well as a large selection of jewelry, art, crafts and food (6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday). $10 general admission, $5 for children. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Oakland Gardens, http://bit.ly/2uRxYhc.
Short plays that utilize Flushing Meadows Corona Park as a backdrop will have world premieres during this series. Topics include romance, alien invasion, dragon boats and dreams. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.; and Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m.. $18 general admission, $15 for students and seniors. The series runs through Aug. 6. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave., S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2uQTSS3.
New Asia Chamber Music Society and Friends
Local talent performs opera and classical music at this fundraiser for Flushing Town Hall. Tickets range from $10 to $30, 7 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 135-37 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2tvrvVE.
Watch this Jim Henson-directed fantasy film that stars David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. Bowie plays the teasing, tempting seducer whom Connelly must reject in order to learn the labyrinth’s lessons and save her brother. July 30 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 35-01 36th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2uQ2JU1.
Classic Hitchcock Film Fridays
Watch the 1958 psychological thriller “Vertigo,” which follows the story of a detective whose fear of heights causes the death of a fellow officer. Insanity ensues after he sees a double of a girl he was hired to follow, causing him to transform her image onto the dead girl’s body. Free, dusk, Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue at 153rd Street, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2uaIUHf.
An experienced guide leads a stroll to Lemon Ice King, an Italian bakery, a Mexican deli, Ecuadorian and Colombian spots and a Peruvian joint. $57 includes food, but not beverages; $20 for children, ages 6-12, free for children under age 6. 1 p.m., meet at La Despensa Ecuatorian, 102-08 Roosevelt Ave., Corona, http://bit.ly/2uu1jw0.
York College Summer Jazz Concert
This annual concert showcases outstanding musicians from a tuition-free, audition-only York College jazz performance program for high school students attending New York City public schools. $10, 2 p.m., Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona, http://bit.ly/2uRfCgp.
Gourmet Food Circle: Flushing Food Tour
Co-hosted by the China Institute, Queens Tourism Council’s official foodie Joe DiStefano leads this tour through neighborhood favorites. Start on Main Street and end at Flushing Town Hall. $55, 2 p.m., More info: http://bit.ly/2uQSzCo.
Book Launch of Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought: Genealogies, Theories, Enactments
Lisa Outar and Gabrielle Hosein promote their co-edited anthology. Roundtable discussion begins at 1 p.m. and there will be light refreshments, sales and a signing at 3 p.m. 1 p.m., Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2utfYr9.
Corona Youth Music Project Concert
Socrates Sculpture Park will host a show by members of a tuition-free music-education program. Free, 4:30 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2tEm9eZ.
Orquesta Afinke does Latin Jazz as part of a series hosted by Kupferberg Center for the Arts. Free, 6 p.m., C.C. Moore Park, vicinity of Broadway, 45th Avenue and 82nd Street, Elmhurst, http://bit.ly/2stwyFE.
Lollipops for Breakfast
Sylvie decides to have lollipops for breakfast, even if she has to make her own from scratch in this puppetry performance by Bonnie Duncan with live music by The Gottabees. Watch Sylvie and her pet bird search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant candy machines and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook. $13 general admission, $8 for children, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2vSWRpX.
Alive N’ Kickin’
This cover band plays favorites from the 1960s through today as part of the Summer 2017 Katz Concert Series. Free, 6 p.m., Fort Totten, 15th Road and Totten Avenue, Bayside, http://bit.ly/2tGxYy1.
Brazilian music and dance with a little capoeira as part of the Live at the Gantries series. Free, 7 p.m., Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2v4Knvi.
This band will play classic rock hits in Middle Village. Free, 7 p.m., 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, Middle Village, http://bit.ly/2vbcA4e.
Queens Symphony Orchestra
This 19th annual outdoor concert includes arias by tenor Christopher Macchio and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5.” Free, 7 p.m., St. John’s University Great Lawn, 80-00 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2uq80km.
Outdoor Film Series
This event will include food, entertainment and a screening of “The Challenge,” a documentary on the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs, who practice amateur falconry with no expenses spared. Free, 7 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2upS7uc.
Local artist Phyllis Ger puts a modern spin on a centuries-old craft. Quilling, also known as “paper filigree,” involves rolling, shaping and gluing strips of paper to create decorative designs. $5, 1 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.
Monthly Jazz Jam
Held on the first Wednesday of every month, these sessions are a fun way for musicians to hone skills and jam with peers. The house band is led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter. All are welcome. Don’t play? Come listen! $10, 7 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2eIISjh.