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Five things to do in Queens this weekend! Nov. 8-10

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Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019 5:02 pm | Updated: 5:13 pm, Fri Nov 8, 2019.

It’s cold out there, but if weekend activities might warm you up, here’s our weekly installment of just five, with lots more here and here as always.

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“Deathtrap,” the comedy-thriller about a playwright apparently willing to kill to have a hit, by Douglaston Community Theatre, is opening tonight, Friday. Shows this Friday and Saturday are at 8 p.m., along with Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23. In addition, there are performances Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. The venue is the Zion Episcopal Church, on Church Street off Douglaston Parkway, with the actual address of 243-01 Northern Blvd. Tickets are $19; or $17 for seniors and students. Info: (718) 482-3332, dctonline.org.

There are a number of plays being staged around the borough right now, staged by both amateur and professional troupes; find ’em here.

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It may feel like winter but it’s actually time for Fall Fest, with attendees making apple cider and candied apples, decorating pumpkins and more. The fun runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Queens Historical Society’s headquarters at Kingsland Homestead, located at 143-35 37 Ave. in Flushing. The cost is $5 per child, with adults and kids under 2 free. Info: (718) 939-0647, queenshistoricalsociety.org.

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If you’re ready for some discount holiday shopping, Italian Charities of America is hosting a flea market Saturday, with plenty for sale. There’ll be Christmas gifts and decorations, along with new and used jewelry, collectibles, clothes, household items and much more. Breakfast and lunch also will be available for purchase. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the group’s center at 83-20 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst. Info: (718) 478-3100, italiancharities.org.

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If you want an escape from the new reality of bike lanes all over the place, there’s a Vintage Car Show, featuring classic and antique rides, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Presented by the Long Island Sound Region of the Classic Car Club of America and the Bayside Historical Society. it’ll be held at the Castle, at 208 Totten Ave. in Fort Totten. Attending is free. Info: (718) 352-1548, baysidehistorical.org

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If you want an escape from the longtime reality of motor vehicles all over the place, there’s a World’s Fair Bike Tour set for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. It’ll be a beginner-friendly ride to sites from both the 1939-40 and 1964-65 extravaganzas in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, led by park docents, with participants meeting near the Unisphere. Attending the event, by Bike New, is free. Info: (212) 870-2080, bike.nyc.

— compiled by Peter C. Mastrosimone

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