SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: MAKE ART AFTER DARK: PAINT NIGHT FOR ADULTS (see below)
Thursday Nights by DJ Alex Kouros & Bravo Sounds
The party starts at 9 p.m. Thursday Nights are turning up with DJ Alex Kouros and Bravo Sounds spinning EuroBeats at MP Taverna. No cover charge, drink specials, bottle service, etc. Book your table now.
Make Art After Dark: Paint Night For Adults
An artistic night with entertainer Masa Kitani from Creative Scene. $32. 6:30 p.m. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
A salsa giant for more than 50 years, this Puerto Rican band inspires dance fever with its timeless classics. $39-$89. 8 p.m. Colden Auditorium at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.
Celebrate Boundless Tales’ Fifth Year Anniversary
Celebrate writers who have been featured at Boundless and who represent a strong diversity of writing. The participating writers are Jennifer Baker, Susana Case, Shakira Croce, Tim Fredrick, Leona Godin, Stephanie Laterza, Matthew Thorburn. Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the writers and network with artists and community from across Queens. Admission is free to QCA members and $10 non-members. 6:30 p.m.
Screened as part of a series on female Brazilian filmmakers, “Campo Grande” follows two children who are abandoned at the door of a building with a note for a stranger who lives there. Director Sandra Kogut is in attendance. $12. 7 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District.
Big Daddy Kane Celebrity Born-Day Bash
At Amadeus Nightclub in Elmhurst. Tickets start at $30. 10:30 p.m.
Queens Borough Bocce Tournament
Teams of four, open to adults 18 and older. The top two teams advance to the citywide finals in Staten Island on Sept. 17. Free. Registration at 8:30 a.m. Juniper Valley Park, 76th Street and Juniper Boulevard South, Middle Village.
Let’s Talk Pie
Learn about the history of pumpkin and apple pie with gastronomy expert Sarah Lohman of the FourPoundsFlour blog. Free. 3 p.m. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica.
Community Volunteer Day
Participate in a variety of garden activities. Free. 10 a.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.
Framed Jewelry Art Workshop
Create a framed masterpiece with velvet; jewelry pieces, and glue. $25. 10 am. to 4 p.m. Maple Grove Cemetery’s Victorian Administration Building, 83-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens.
The directorial debut of Chinese poet Bi Gan, “Kaili Blues” is about a doctor from the rain-drenched city of Kaili who looks for his brother’s abandoned child. $12. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. (also Sept. 11, 5 p.m.) Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District.
Yoga in Alley Pond
Join yoga instructor Mike Mancini for a nature-based yoga session at Alley Pond Environmental Center. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent and the event is suitable for both beginners and experts. 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Limited to 10 people, $16 per person.
Astoria Park Tour
Two tours with historian and East River expert Richard Melnick. The first one explores the neighborhood and architecture around the park. The second explores the park’s history, public spaces, and shore. Free. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Bang on a Can
Now in its sixth year, this series offers monthly performances in the outdoor sculpture garden or galleries. On this afternoon, Argus String Quartet & Friends plays the music of Martin Bresnick in honor of the composer’s 70th birthday. 3 p.m. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., LIC.
Play games with your grandparents that they played when they were young. Take a nature walk together and make a memorable craft. $24. 10:30 a.m. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston.
World’s Fair History Walking Tour
One-hour tours of World’s Fair sites go out continually on the second Sunday of each month through October. Free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Bayside Civic 9/11 Ceremony
Bayside Civic Association to conduct 9/11 ceremony at 7 p.m. at their Memorial Garden, located on the north side of Horace Harding Expressway at Bell Boulevard.
Floral Park Honors 9/11 First Responders
Join Councilmember Barry Grodenchik at the International Lutheran Church of Floral Park for a special program honoring the first responders of 9/11. The event starts at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Making Magic With Ethan
Join Ethan for his free magic show at the Fantasy Forest Amusement Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The magic starts at 2 p.m. with a second performance at 4 p.m.
The Queens Bee Cocktail Classic
A beekeeping workshop on a rooftop farm and a competition for the best honey-crafted cocktails with Queens Courage gin. $40. 6:30 p.m. Proof+Gauge, Falchi Building, 31-00 47th Ave., LIC.
Kids’ Nature Program in Alley Pond
Send the kids on an animal adventure at the Alley Pond Environmental Center. The program includes a nature-themed scavenger hunt, an exotic animal show, a surprise souvenir and a snack. The event is limited to 40 participants between the ages of 6 and 8 and costs $22 per child. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Make America Rock Again
Part of an inaugural tour for head-banging rock lovers, such acts as Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazytown, 12 Stones, and Tantric with Drowning Pool and Fuel perform on select dates. $35-$50. 8 p.m. Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd St., LIC.
Roosevelt Island Bridge and Four Freedoms Park
A guided tour with official Queens historian Jack Eichenbaum. $15. Meet at northwest corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue, LIC. 5 p.m. Email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.