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Award-winning dancer, teacher and author Quynn Johnson and her Sole Defined dance company will perform “Vibez,” an interactive journey back in time that blends hip-hop and other genres “into a big party like it’s 1995,” this Sunday at Queens Theatre. See Dance.


“Weather the Weather,” with works by two dozen artists examining the “expression of the true force of nature,” via the SciArt Initiative. Through Fri., Jan. 10, 2020, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students. Info: (718) 699-0005,

Paintings by Eric Scott Horn, with works by the artist and archaeologist often relating to ancient myths, gods and goddesses, in a display dedicated to archaeologist Major Charles Cook, interred at Maple Grove Cemetery. Sat., Oct. 19 (opening reception 6-7:30 p.m.)-mid Nov., The Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens. Free. Info: (347) 878-6614,

“Bari — Know Your Place,” with illustrations and writing by Symin Adive exploring the hierarchies of family, class, race and more in the life of a young immigrant, inspired by a style of 15th- to 18th-century paintings in Southeast Asia. Through Sun., Oct. 20, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $5 suggested; free students. Info: (718) 463-7700,

“It’s Not About You, It’s About Us,” with works in a variety of media produced within the New New Yorkers program, designed to enrich the lives of recent immigrants and give them a safe space for creative expression. Through Sun., Oct. 27, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free with admission: $8 suggested; $4 seniors; free students, children. Info: (718) 592-9700,

“Historic Hudson River — Artistic Visions,” with scenic views of the river and its surroundings by an artist and several photographers inspired by its geological past. Through Sun., Nov. 3, New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, students, kids. Info: (718) 699-0005,

NY Latin American Art Triennial, with works by artists from NYC, the Caribbean and Central and South America on the theme of “progressive transition” and reflecting notions of civilization, culture and more; with related exhibits in Manhattan and the Bronx. Through Tue., Nov. 5, Queens College Art Center, Rosenthal Library, 6th floor, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. Free. Info: (718) 997-4803,

“Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island: Engaging with Contemporary Native American Art,” with works by 16 artists — including Gina Adams’ “Honoring Modern 8,” left — from across North America, called Turtle Island by some indigenous peoples. Sun., Oct. 20 (opening celebration 1-4 p.m.)-Thu., May 21, 2020, Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56 Ave., Bayside. Free. Info: (718) 281-5770, Photo by Aaron Paden


Jazzmobile@55 presents Taylor Made, with jazz masters and emerging artists celebrating National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Billy Taylor and his living legacy promoting the genre. Sat., Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $20; $10 students; free teens. Info: (718) 463-7700,

Grupo Niche, the Grammy-nominated group known as the Salsa Experience playing its vigorous, uptempo dance music and slower romantic songs. Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing. $39-$89. Info: (718) 793-0923, Courtesy photo

Music in the Garden: Ustad Shafaat Khan, with the sitar and tabla master presenting a fusion of East and West, blending Indian classical and folk music with flamenco, jazz, rock and more. Sun., Oct. 20, 4-5:30 p.m., Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with admission: $6; $4 seniors; $4 students, $2 children over 3. Info: (718) 886-3800,

Daniel Rodriguez — “The Singing Cop,” who performed “God Bless America” at Yankee Stadium after 9/11 and is now a world-renowned tenor. Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m., St. Kevin’s Church, 195 St. and 45 Ave., Flushing. Free-will offering. Info: (718) 357-8888,,

Carole’s Kings, an all-male Carole King tribute group performing hits like “The Locomotion” and “I Feel the Earth Move,” with lush orchestrations and witty banter. Sun., Oct. 20, 2 p.m., St. John’s University Marillac Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Jamaica. $42-$48. Info: (718) 631-6311,


“The Changeling,” the 1662 tragicomedy about a woman who persuades her servant to kill her fiance, and the cascade of horrors that follows, by the Rude Grooms troupe. Thu.-Sat., Oct. 24-26, 7:30 p.m.; and Thu., Oct. 31, 7:30 and 10 p.m., The Astorian, 28-50 31 St.; and Mon.-Wed., Oct. 28-30, 7:30 p.m., The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. $10-$35. Info: (646) 725-8539,

“It Can Happen Here — Stories from ‘Imperfect Allies,’” with performers eliciting and listening to stories addressing race, class, gender and ethnicity through multiethnic collaborations in a climate of “cancel culture,” with attendees encouraged to participate. Thu., Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. $5; free students, teens. Info: (718) 463-7700,

“Painted Alice — The Musical,” an adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” for adults, about an artist who falls through her canvas into a dark and comical world. Through Sun., Dec. 1, various dates and times, The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave., Long Island City. $25-$45. Info: (347) 848-0030,

“Tartuffe,” a new take on Moliere’s classic 1664 comedy about a falsely pious impostor and the family he targets with his deception, with an all-female cast, by Titan Theatre Co. Fri.-Sat., 18-19; Thu.-Sat., Oct. 24-26, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 20 and 27, 4 p.m., Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $20. Info: (718) 760-0064,,


“Vibez by Sole Defined,” an interactive performance blending hip-hop, tap dancing and stepping, with DJ RBI spinning the sounds of the ’90s. Sun., Oct. 20, 1 and 3 p.m., Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. $15. Info: (718) 760-0064,


“Kinetta,” the 2005 darkly comic drama about three tenuously connected people in a desolate Greek resort town; the first feature by celebrated Greek New Wave filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos. Fri., Oct. 18-Sun., Oct. 27, various dates and times, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $15; $11 seniors, students; $9 kids 3-17; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 777-6888,

See it Big! Ghost Stories, with haunted movies including “Poltergeist.” Fri.-Sun., Oct. 18-20, various times, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $15; $11 seniors, students; $9 kids 3-17; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 777-6888,


An Orthodox Jewish Transgender Woman’s Journey, with author and Yeshiva University professor Joy Ladin discussing her books, her religion and her transition from being Jay Ladin, a married father of three. Sun., Oct. 27, 3 p.m., Commonpoint Queens, formerly Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills. $8 suggested. Info: (718) 268-5011, Courtesy photo


Ridgewood Library 90th Anniversary Celebration, with a presentation of pictures and history, and light refreshments, by the Friends of the Ridgewood Library. Thu., Oct. 17, 6-7:30 p.m., 2012 Madison St. Free. Info: (718) 821-4770.

“Can we get to know each other?,” a performance work and installation consisting of a small dance studio in public settings “to offer opportunities of exchange for people through dance,” by artist Eleni Theodora Zaharopoulos. Sat., Oct. 19, 12-4 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City; Sun., Oct. 20 and Sat., Oct. 26, 12-6 p.m., Powell’s Cove Park, 130 St. by 11 Ave., Whitestone. Free. Info: (347) 505-3018,,

Howlloween Masquerade Ball, with four-course dinner, drinks, entertainment, dancing, raffles, prizes for best costumes (optional) and more, to benefit Bobbi and the Strays animal rescue group. Thu., Oct. 24, Russo’s On The Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach. $100. Info: Bobbi, (718) 845-0779, (917) 213-9840,

Octoberfest Car Show, with all kinds of classic rides, trophies and more, to benefit Toys for Tots and St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. Sun., Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Maspeth Federal Savings parking lot, 69 St. off Grand Ave., Maspeth. Free; donations welcome; $20 to show a car. Info: (917) 385-2322, (917) 682-5362,

Harvest Weekends, a celebration of autumn with apples, cider, pies, mums, pumpkins and more available for sale. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 19-20; Sat. Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. Free. Info: (718) 347-3276,

Women on the Rise Forum & Expo, the 6th annual, with guest speakers, panel discussions, networking, awards and more. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 18-19, LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst. $99-$199. Info: (917) 940-4395,

Jamaica Bay Raptorama, a celebration of hawks, falcons, eagles and other birds of prey, with slide programs, presentation of live birds and visit to the hawk watch platform at Fort Tilden (participants must provide their own transportation). Sun., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel. Free. Info: (718) 318-4340,

The Amazing Maize Maze, a labyrinth of corn to make your way through while finding clues and solving puzzles too. Each Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., thru Sat., Oct. 26; special Maze by Moonlight Sat., Oct. 19, 4:30-9 p.m., Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. $10; $15 at door; $5 kids 4-11; $8 at door; kids under 4 free (Maze by Moonlight $12; $17 at door; $7 kids 4-11; $10 at door; kids under 4 free). Info: (718) 347-3276,


Flour Dough Sculpture Making, with kids 7 and up and a parent learning basic dough art techniques from master Xun Ye and making their own sculptures. Sat., Oct. 19, 1-2:30 p.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. $5. Info/pre-registration (required): (718) 229-4000,

Design Lab: Dowel Sculptures, a drop-in workshop with kids making sculptures and structures using dowels, rubber bands and embellishments. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 19-20, 10 a.m.-5:50 p.m., New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111 St., Corona. Free with admission: $16; $13 seniors, kids, students with ID. Info: (718) 699-0005,

Kid Flicks: New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019, with short movies of various kinds from the festival, shown in blocks. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 19-20, 12 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. $15 per day; $11 seniors, students; $9 kids 3-17; includes museum admission. Info: (718) 777-6888,


Queens Interfaith Unity Walk, celebrating religious diversity and Flushing’s historical role in freedom of religion, with visits to houses of worship and more, by the Flushing Interfaith Council. Sat., Oct. 19, 1-4 p.m., starting at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 135-32 38 Ave. Free. Info: (646) 926-7844,,

Audubon Bird Walks, spotting and ID’ing feathered friends and learning how the Queens Botanical Garden provides them with resources like food and shelter. Sun., Oct. 20; Sat., Oct. 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Free with admission: $6; $4 seniors; $4 students, $2 children over 3. Info/registration (preferred): (718) 886-3800,


Defensive driving, for better skills, insurance rates and license point reduction; and to cut down on accidents, by the National Safety Council. Sat., Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Margaret RC Church, 66-05 79 Place, Middle Village. $45. Info: (718) 326-1911.


Sixties Dance, with The Tercels performing and food, beer, wine and soda included. Sat., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., St. Adalbert Parish Center, 52-40 84 St., Elmhurst. $60. Info: Fran Gibilaro, (718) 651-7920.


Alley Eco-Club — a Citizen Science Club for Adults, a new group with participants making and recording their observations about the natural world and discussing them at meetings. Sun., Oct. 27 (and each 2nd and 4th Sun. of the month), 10 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston. Free. Info: (718) 229-4000,,


Trinity Reformed Church Rummage Sale, with clothes, toys, books, household items, costume jewelry, holiday decor and more. Sat., Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 6630 60 Place, Ridgewood. Info: (718) 821-2700.

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church Flea Market, outdoors, with 160 vendors. Every Sat.-Sun. until Nov., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Union Tpke. and Parsons Blvd.-150 St., Jamaica. Info: (718) 969-3226.

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