24 TIMES • SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.timesnewsweekly.com happenings SEPT .17 -SEPT.23 Friday, Sept. 18 Familiarize yourself with the Bengali culture at this year’s Bangladesh Trade Fair located in Long Island City. This event features real vendors from Bangladesh and includes boutiques, handmade clothing, leather products and many more fashion items. Free. 1 to 9 p.m. 36-01 37th Ave. For more information, call 718- 806-61136. Join the Tocho Swing Beats, one of the top orchestras in Japan, for an evening of instrumental performances. Playing a mixture of classic and modern music, the Tocho Swing Beats is a volunteer group consisting of daytime office workers who come together to make beautiful music together. The group is now on its eighth NYC tour. $16 general admission, $10 students. Starts at 8 p.m. Flushing Town Hall at 137-35 Northern Blvd. For more information, visit http://flushingtownhall. org or call 718-463-7700. Saturday, Sept. 19 Hunter Point Parks is inviting all families to enjoy free outdoor movies. Each feature and short film screened at the event will coincide with a planned “New York” theme, including standout independent films from this year’s Queens World Film Festival. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Free. Begins at sunset. 52 Center Blvd., Long Island City. For more information, visit http:// queensworldfilmfestival.com/events/. SculptureCenter invites you to see two brand-new exhibits featuring the work of artists Anthea Hamilton and Gabriel Sierra. Hamilton’s “Lichen! Libido! Chastity!” explores American pop culture from the 1970s onward through music and fashion. Sierra’s “Numbers in a Room” showcases the artist’s unique architecture and geometry. Free. 6 to 8 p.m. 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City. For more information, call 718-361-1750. The Rego Center presents a new, kidfriendly educational live show, “Big Top Science.” Presented like a circus, the show helps teach children basic science skills in a fun and interactive way. Free. 1 to 1:45 p.m. 61-35 Junction Blvd. in Rego Park. For more information, visit http:// regocenter.com or call 718-275-2696. Queens Library invites you for a session of live music from the Swing Era. Jazz duo Carol and Ed Nicodemi will perform seven-string songs through vocals and guitar. Free. 3 to 4 p.m. 20-12 Madison St. in Ridgewood. For more information, call 718-821-4770. Families with young children are invited to attend a special storytime session of Barnes & Noble’s latest Picture Book of the Month selection: “Bug in a Vacuum” by Melanie Watt. Listen to the tale of an adventurous bug that flies into a house EDITOR’S PICK SMILE ON MASPETH DAY Maspeth Federal Savings invites families to enjoy a day of games, rides, face painting, petting zoos and live entertainment at “Smile on Maspeth Day.” Free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20. Main office parking lot at 69th Street and Grand Avenue. For more information, visit http://maspethfederal.com/ or call 718-335-1300. 0. one day and encounters far more trouble than it bargained for. Free. 11 to 11:30 a.m. 23-80 Bell Blvd. at Barnes & Noble in The Bay Terrace shopping center. For more information, call 718-224-1083. Sunday, Sept. 20 Children of all ages are invited to participate in a day of fun and interactive activities at the Playground for All Children. “In Search of Something Special” is a family event celebrating children of all abilities. Includes sculpture making, mud painting and other handson, sensory exercises. Free. 1 to 5 p.m. Near 111th Street and Corona Avenue in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For more information, visit http://queensmuseum. org/events/. Join the critically acclaimed Con Brio Ensemble for this year’s Twilight Concert, a celebration of classical music. Hear the works of Schumann, Reinecke, Fuchs and Toc as played on the violin, cello and piano. $12, $10 students/seniors. The Church in the Gardens at 50 Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills. For more information, email email@example.com or call 718- 459-1277. Experience Latin arts, crafts, food and music at Carnavale De La Cultura Latina (or the Carnival of Latin Culture). Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy a wide range of entertainment including a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, games and giveaways. Free. Noon to 6 p.m. Junction Boulevard between Roosevelt and 37th avenues. For more information, visit http://http://carnavalculturalatina.com/ or call 718-457-5395. Flushing Meadow Park offers familyfriendly entertainment at the Fantasy Forest Amusement Park. Come see The Amazing Captain Faust and watch as he performs live illusions and sleight-of-hand tricks. Free. 2 to 2:45 p.m. Located next to the Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadow Park. For more information, email info@ nycarousel.com or call 718-788-2676. “Readings with Film: Alissa Quart and Brandon Downing” is the rst in an ongoing series that looks at the secret history of the marriage of cinema and poetry. This reading, screening and discussion will shed a bright light on the present and the past of these unusual bedfellows. Alissa Quart’s new book “Monetized” is a volume of verse about movies and television. Brandon Downing’s “Dark Brandon” is a volume of lm-driven poetry. His collaged video works, featuring poetic and absurdist subtitles, will also be screened. 2 p.m. Tickets are $12, $9 for senior citizens and students, free for members at the Film Lover level and above and can be ordered online at http://www.movingimage.us/. Monday, Sept. 21 Learn how to play chess and dominoes with the Chess and Dominoes Club at the Glen Oaks library. The club welcomes players of all skill levels, including absolute beginners. Noon to 3 p.m. 256-04 Union Tpke., Glen Oaks. Call 718-831-8636 for more information.
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