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Film

Good Time — After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine “Connie” Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate — and dangerous — attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.

When: Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

The Muppets — With the help of some devoted Muppet fans, Kermit gathers all his old friends to help save the Muppet Theatre from an evil oil baron threatening to tear it down.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Wonderstruck — A young deaf boy travels from Minnesota to New York in 1977, after his single mother dies, to look for the father he has never known.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria

Cost: $15

Contact: (718) 784-0077

Website: www.movingimage.us

Events

Geology Workshop — Stop by APEC for an evening of light wine and refreshments as you discover how volcanoes, diamonds, marble and fossils are all part of the geologic cycle in this hands-on program. The workshop is for adults and participants will leave with a fossil.

When: Friday, Oct. 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: $24

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Metropolitan Olympic Weightlifting Championship — Watch as weightlifters from across the metropolitan area compete for titles in various divisions.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

Contact: (718) 263-1163

Cost: Free

Saturday Sing-Along — Enjoy live music and learn new animal songs. Meet live animals featured in the songs and make an instrument to play at home. The program is for children ages 4-6.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: $18

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Queens Food Day — Explore and become a part of the landscape of food justice in Northwest Queens with a variety of community organizations sharing knowledge and resources on nutrition education, food affordability and accessibility, urban farming, planting and gardening, sustainability, and healthy living.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park

Contact: (718) 956-1819

Cost: Free

Astronomy Night — One of the longest-running astronomy programs in the city, now in its 20th year, will be led by seasoned professor/­astronomer Mark Freilich. Each program features an indoor question-and-answer session on basic astronomy, followed by exciting outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Limited to 20 participants ages 9 and up, including adults.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Cost: $16

Contact: (718) 229-4000

Website: www.alleypond.com

Diwali Motorcade & Cultural Show 2017 — Head to Richmond Hill for the Diwali Motorcade & Cultural Show.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m.

Where: 104-20 133rd St., Richmond Hill

Fall Festival — Join NYC Parks for a day of fun activities, including crafts, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, a visit from the Nature Company, music, and more.

When: Sunday, Oct. 15, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Bayswater Playground

Contact: (718) 393-7370

Rocking the Road for a Cure — Head to Queens Village for the 8th Annual Motorcycle Run for Breast Cancer.

When: Sunday, Oct. 15, at 9:30 a.m.

Where: The run starts at Alley Pond Park, Winchester Boulevard, and Union Turnpike in Queens Village

Cost: $25 registration fee

Contact: (516) 417-1911

Rummage Sale — The annual rummage sale features clothing for children and adults, jewelry, electronic, books, toys, furniture, housewares and more.

When: Monday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 159-19 98th St., Howard Beach

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 843-7028

Music

The George Gee Swing Orchestra — The George Gee Swing Orchestra sets new standards for modern big band performance, elegantly balancing genuine big-band traditions with exhilarating modernism.

When: Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m.

Where: Flushing Town Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: (718) 463-7700 x222

Website: www.flushingtownhall.org

Horné Electric Band — Tyler Blanton’s Horné Electric Band is a modern mix of funk, soul, electronic and jazz elements, presented in a unique way.

When: Friday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m.

Where: Terraza 7

Contact: (347) 808-0518

Cost: $12, free for children ages 12 and under

Updated 8:18 am, October 14, 2017
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