SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: WORLD MAKER FAIRE 2016 (see below)
Caleb Teicher & Company: Variations
World premiere of Bessie-winning performer Caleb Teicher’s full-length Variations set to Glenn Gould’s iconic 1955 recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. $15. 7:30 p.m. Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cXZn7B.
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.
The Last Mambo King
Orladon Marin is the only orchestra leader from New York’s Golden Mambo Era who still performs regularly. Dance workshop at 7 p.m. $16. 8 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2denNas.
Gospel superstar Kurt Carr performs with the house choir as Reverends Floyd and Elaine Flake mark 40 years of combined ministry. $20. 8 p.m. Greater Allen AME Cathedral, 110-31 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2d4GoXX.
Philip Seymour Hoffman Retrospective
Films to be screened are “Magnolia” (Sept. 30, 7 p.m.), “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” (Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m.), 25th Hour (Oct. 1, 6 p.m.), “Charlie Wilson’s War” (Oct. 2, 2 p.m.), “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (Oct. 2, 4 p.m.), and “A Most Wanted Man” (Oct. 2, 7 p.m.). $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2dn10dA.
Teen Happy Hour
A day for 7-12 graders to hang out with friends, play video games, board games and card games and meet new people at Flushing Library. Free admission. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Queens Library Flushing 41-17 Main St.
WORLD MAKER FAIRE
This annual extravaganza celebrates imagination, ingenuity, inspiration, and inventiveness. More than 500 craftspeople, engineers, hackers, performers, and tinkerers from around the world present their latest contraptions to more than 50,000 enthusiasts. $25-$80. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, http://bit.ly/2d4rFOA.
The Havana Cuba All-Stars
This group creates an authentic Cuban experience with infectious melodies, rhythmic drums and castanets, wailing trumpets, guitars, and vocals. $35-$45. 8 p.m. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2cY0Qe7.
Oktoberfest Flushing Style
This party features an outdoor grill firing up German (sauerkraut) and Korean (kimchee) specialties. Plus, local musician Norman Curtis plays German ditties on his keyboard. $30. 5:30 p.m. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.
Astoria Symphony Orchestra Wind Serenades
Music by Charles Gounod, W. A. Mozart, Richard Strauss, and Sergei Prokofiev with a chance to meet the maestro. $10-$25. 7:30 p.m. Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2cGjNlJ.
Artist Talk with Emmett Wigglesworth
This Queens-based artist discusses his six-decade career and shows paintings, silkscreens, oil pastels, and sculpture. Free. 2 p.m. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2cGk8Fa.
Beginner Bird Walk
Take a tour through Alley Pond’s trails with a member of the Queens County Bird Club to learn more about the birds gracing Alley Pond. Wear hiking shoes that you aren’t afraid to get muddy, and bring binoculars if you have them. Free event but pre-registration is required. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Alley Pond Environmental Center 228-06 Northern Blvd.
Take a self-guided walking tour in a cemetery with actors performing as notable residents, plus music by Natalia “The Saw Lady” Paruz. Free with donation. 2 p.m. Maple Grove Cemetery, 83-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens, http://bit.ly/2dm9Wnh.
GINYC Family Fun Day Run/Walk (5K)
Hundreds of runners and walkers from the NYC area will come together at Astoria Park on the Big Lawn to benefit the children of the neighborhood.10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Astoria Park, 19 19th St., Astoria. Admission: $15-$50. Group/family rates $50/group of 3-5 persons. Organized by Girls Incorporated of New York City, this event is a 5K run/walk for a truly honorable cause. Come in teams or run as an individual. There will be activities for spectators to enjoy as you participate in the run/walk.
In this film, David is an in-home nurse who works with terminally ill patients, developing strong, intimate relationships. Outside of work, he is awkward and reserved – effects of his chronic depression – and he needs each patient as much as they need him. $12. 2 p.m. (and Oct. 2, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2cGlLT5.
Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas Book Launch
Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro launch their culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, which conveys innumerable unbound NYC experiences through 26 imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of experts – from linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalists – amplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores the five boroughs and parts of nearby New Jersey. 2 p.m. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2dbCtZZ.
The Songs of Music: Voices from Taiwan
The Hai Tien Chorus joins forces with the seasoned Taipei Harmonic Chorus to demonstrate compelling vocal techniques and collaborative efforts. $10. 1:30 p.m. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2denhtb.
“Pete the Cat”
A family-friendly play about a rock-and-roll feline who ends up traveling to Paris to help a youngster in his second grade art class. $14. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2dm4S2s.
Families explore the galleries and make art in response to their experiences during this drop-in program, which is offered the first Sunday of every month. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2cx66Cm.
Building Hell Gate Bridge
Dave “Bridge Man” Frieder talks about this Astoria bridge’s construction as part of a year-long celebration of Hell Gate’s 100 birthday. Special guest is Allan Renz, grandson of bridge builder Gustav Lindenthal. $5. 6:30 p.m. Greater Astoria Historical Society. 35-20 Broadway, LIC, http://bit.ly/2d4DjXW.