SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: QUEENS BEER FESTIVAL (see below)
Thursday Night Jazz
A new weekly series featuring young, emerging, and established musicians. $10 suggested donation. 8 p.m. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2dSfG3y.
Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts
Kiran Ahluwalia fuses the hypnotic grooves of India and Pakistan with passionate Saharan desert blues and innovative Western jazz. Her vocals are backed by Pakistani-American guitarist Rez Abbasi, a harmonium, tabla, and bass. Free. 7:30 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 135-37 Northern Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2dfbeys.
Queens Beer Festival
Samples brews from Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, and even Long Island. $29-$68.
Noon to 6 p.m. LIC Flea & Food, 5-25 46th Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/2bxEd1U.
Astoria Big Band
Carol Sudhalter leads this multi-piece orchestra in a Queens Council on the Arts-sponsored concert. Free. 2 p.m. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona, http://bit.ly/2e0nTZa.
Darlene Love and Friends In the Sixties
Love sang lead on Phil Spector-produced hits including “He’s A Rebel” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.” She also sang background vocals on hits including the Crystals’ “Da Doo Ron Ron,” the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” and Tina Turner’s “River Deep – Mountain High.” $45-$75. 8 p.m. Colden Auditorium at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., http://bit.ly/2dfeUA8.
A series of site-specific performances that draw inspiration from government-mandated public signage for safety protocols and “life-saving” techniques, such as the Heimlich maneuver posters, TSA pat-down, CPR, and airplane safety cards. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2d7svXa.
Teen Open House
Art making, gallery tours, info on the Queens Teens program. Free. Noon. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/1OUHuEC.
King Manor Fall Festival
Make corn husk dolls, churn butter, press apple cider, play historic games, and learn to square dance. Bring fall-themed family photos and have them digitized for free by the Queens Memory team. Free. 1 p.m. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2dKc06E.
Toys & Games from the Attic & Beyond
Part of Open House New York. Free. 2:30 p.m. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/266e7FU.
The Amazing Maize Maze
Prepare to be amaaazed at this Queens farm’s 3-acre corn maze. Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this living labyrinth. The adventure begins with a “Stalk Talk” to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it. This year’s maze theme is The Big Apple. #AmazingMaizeMaze. Saturdays & Sundays, Through Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. Admission: $10, adult; $5/child (ages 4–11); ages 0-3 free.
Halloween Night Bazaar
An artisan market in Ridgewood. There will be gifts, food, and alcohol. There will be over 40 independent and local artisan vendors with new artisans every time. They will sell local, artisan, and vintage gifts. There will also be canned goods, food, and pastries. The German Gottscheer Hall will be serving beer, and specialty cocktails for this occasion. There will be music, entertainment, and games. The market events are always kid friendly and date friendly! Free admission. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Ave. Ridgewood.
Forest Park Fall Festival
Celebrate Fall with live music, games, crafts, pumpkins, and more. Free event located in Victory Field at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard. Noon to 3 p.m. For more information call (718) 235-4100 or email email@example.com.
Green Neighborhood: Richmond Hill
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in Richmond Hill, Queens. Volunteers will help remove and eradicate invasive species surrounding the Strack Pond in Forest Park. These species will include Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica), Asiatic bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus), and Porcelainberry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata). Come dressed in long pants and sturdy sneakers or boots. The group will meet at the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive in Forest Park. For more information call (718) 392-5232 or email Gabriella.Cappo@parks.nyc.gov.
Masters of the Mind
Guy Bavli and fellow performers break the rules of logic, delivering a mesmerizing, interactive entertainment experience with belly-laughing humor and feats of the mind. $35-$40. 3 p.m. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2dKfAgK.
Beethoven vs. Firebird
The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven’s towering Violin Concerto against Stravinsky’s fiery Firebird Suite. The program features violin virtuoso Kae Nakano and the world premiere of Paul Joseph’s Victory! Free-will offering. 7 p.m. Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2dfg5zF.
Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch
Live music, games, nature walks, tours, petting zoo, beer tent, and pumpkin patch. $12/$10 for children. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2dN7ClX.
Friends of Maple Grove President and Historian Carl Ballenas and board member and licensed tour guide Jo-Anne Raskin lead two tours on the resting ground’s architectural history. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Meet inside Maple Grove Cemetery at Lefferts Boulevard and Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, http://bit.ly/29dAIHH.
Annual Victorian Tea Party
Bring your favorite tea cup, saucer, neighbor, sister, goddaughter, mother, niece, grandchild, cousin, aunt, co-worker or friend to this female event. $20/$15 for seniors and young ladies. 2 p.m. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/1PEpqxm.
Part of a reading series about race and American society, this community conversation focuses on author James Baldwin with emphasis on his books “Notes of a Native Son,” “Sonny’s Blues” and “Go Tell it on the Mountain.” Free. 7 p.m. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, http://bit.ly/2e3Mvfp.
Queensboro Dance Festival
Twenty-seven choreographers and dance companies from all corners of the borough, including Briarwood, Floral Park, Howard Beach, and Long Island City. Dance genres include Indian, tap, Brazil Zouk, hip-hop, Chinese, contemporary, Mayan, ballet, and Filipino. $15. Through Oct. 23. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC, http://bit.ly/1wDDNui.