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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Hey kids! You can sharpen those
spelling skills at the Ridgewood
library’s weekly spelling bee. The
contest is open to all children in grades
one through six. All participants must
be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday.
Ridgewood library, 2012 Madison St.,
Ridgewood. For more information, call
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Come to the Thalia Spanish Theatre
in Sunnyside for a performance of
“Divas de España,” a hilarious musical
revue about what it really takes to be a
Diva. The show is a passionate tribute
to the Spanish Divas: Sara Montiel, Lola
Flores, Rocio Jurado and Charo. It stars
Hinma Heredia, the Queen of Spanish
comedy in New York. She celebrates
the goddesses of yesteryear and their
music that inspired her obsession with
acting, singing and dancing. Performing
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
through Oct. 8. $35 per person, times
vary. Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17
Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside. For ticket
information and showtimes, visit
thaliatheatre.org or call 718-729-3880.
See one of director Steven Spielberg’s
masterpieces like never before
at the Museum of the Moving Image
in Astoria as it screens this weekend a
digital 4K restored, director’s cut version
of “Close Encounters of the Third
Kind.” Starring Richard Dreyfuss,
Francois Truff aut and Teri Garr, the
fi lm tells the tale of humans making
contact with mysterious visitors from
outer space. Cinematographer Vilmos
Zsigmond won an Oscar for his work
in the fi lm, which featured colorful
and musical effects that inspired
future sci-fi fi lms and television shows.
Screenings through Oct. 1, Redstone
Theater, Museum of the Moving Image,
36-01 35th Ave., Astoria. For more information,
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
The New York City-based Ecuadorian
dance troupe Ayazamana is
holding an audition today for new
members to join its group and perform
at various shows. As a program of the
Ecuadorian American Cultural Center
— a nonprofi t organization whose mission
is to promote and educate about
Ecuadorian culture through the arts
— Ayazamana Dance Group performs
at various locations throughout the
year. No experience is necessary to audition.
You must be at least 13 years old,
available to assist at rehearsals and
performances, and willing to learn
the dance and culture of this very
diverse South American country. 5 to
7 p.m., Ecuadorian American Cultural
Center, 45-23 47th St., Woodside. RSVP
by emailing email@example.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1
Queens College is again hosting the
U.S. Open Martial Arts Championship,
an annual competition featuring some
of the best competitors in the world in
a variety of fi ghting styles. Hundreds
will compete for medals and cash
prizes in a diverse array of martial
arts styles including form competitions
(open hand and weapons) in
Modern Wushu, Northern Kung Fu,
Southern Kung Fu, Karate, Taekwondo,
Internal Martial Arts, Taijiquan
and much more. Program starts at 8
a.m., 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. For
more information, visit wfmaf.org/en/
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2
Get in shape and learn a few new
dance moves during “ShapeUp NYC:
Dance Fitness” at the North Forest Park
library. Instructor Shirlyn Diego-Lucas
teaches easy-to-follow dance steps designed
to increase cardiovascular fi tness
and tone your body. Space is limited; participation
is on a fi rst-come, fi rst-served
basis. Noon, North Forest Park library,
98-27 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. For
more information, call 718-261-5512.
Titan Theatre Company will perform
a staged reading of Shakespeare’s
“Romeo and Juliet” at the Central Library
in Jamaica. Free admission. 5:30
p.m., Central Library, 89-11 Merrick
Blvd., Jamaica. For more information,
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
Do you love Italian music? Then
come to the Howard Beach library for
“An Italian Revue.” Pete La Rosa brings
the sounds of Italy center stage with
a variety of Italian hits both past and
present. 2 p.m., Howard Beach library,
92-06 156th Ave. For more information,
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4
Unmask the history of mask making
from around the world at the Forest
Hills library. This program will examine
how masks are created across
the globe, and give guests a chance
to create one of their own. This art
course is designed for older adults.
Space is limited, and registration is
required. 3 p.m., Forest Hills library,
108-19 71st Ave. For more information
or to reserve a spot, call 718-268-7934.
The Vinyl Revolution Record Show returns to the Bohemian Hall and Beer
Garden in Astoria. Record enthusiasts can survey thousands of rare and
collectible vinyl albums from 55 dealer tables in two rooms. There’s also
great food and entertainment lined up, including music provided by DJ Laura
Rebel Angel. $3 admission. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, Bohemian Hall
and Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria. For more information, visit www.
• GLENDALE ALANON, a program
for families and friends of alcoholics,
meets every Tuesday night at Trinity
Reformed Church, Palmetto Street
and 60th Place, Ridgewood, Beginners
meet at 7:30 p.m., followed by
the regular meeting at 8:10 p.m.
• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at
Grace Lutheran Church, 21st Avenue
and 32nd Street, Astoria. For
more information, call 718-520-5021.
• NAR-ANON, a self-help support
group for those affected by
a loved one’s drug abuse, meets
every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in
the basement of the Church of the
Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest
Hills. For more information, call
• ST. MARGARET TROOP 119 meets
every Tuesday from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at St.
Margaret Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Place,
Middle Village. For more information,
• BOY SCOUT TROOP 28 meets every
Friday at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran
Church, 86-20 114th St., Richmond Hill.
All boys ages 10 1/2 to 17 are welcome.
For information, call 718-478-5747.
• SUNNYSIDE DRUM CORPS meets
every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at All Saints
Church, 43-12 46th St., one block off
Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside. Boys
and girls ages 7 to 17 are invited to join.
For more information, call 718-786-4141.
• CUB SCOUT TROOP 106 meets
every Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at
Trinity Lutheran Church, 81st Street
between Penelope Avenue and Juniper
Boulevard South, Middle Village. For
more information, email communications.
• CUB SCOUT PACK 383 meets every
Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at St.
Pancras Pfeifer Hall, Myrtle Avenue
and 68th Street, Glendale. For more
information, call 718-938-2073.
• RIDGEWOOD OLDER ADULT
CENTER, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood,
welcomes new members 60 years
of age and older every weekday. For
more information, call 718-456-2000.
• RIDGEWOOD-BUSHWICK SENIOR
CENTER, 319 Stanhope St., Bushwick,
holds various programs every day. Call
718-366-3083 for more information.
• PETER CARDELLA SENIOR
CENTER, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road,
Ridgewood, holds breakfast and lunch
every weekday, as well as a variety of
programs. For more information, call
• SELF-HELP MASPETH SENIOR
CENTER, 69-61 Grand Ave., holds
beading, jewelry and other programs
daily. Hot lunch served at noon. Transportation
available. For details, call
• MIDDLE VILLAGE ADULT CENTER,
69-10 75th St., off ers recreation and fi tness
classes, including zumba, yoga and computers.
Daily transportation, bingo and
hot lunches. Scheduled bus trips available.
Free membership for adults 60+.
For more information, call 718-894-3441.
• REGO PARK SENIOR CENTER,
93-29 Queens Blvd., holds a variety of
programs every day. For more information,
• SUNNYSIDE SENIOR CENTER, 43-
31 39th St., holds programs daily. Call
718-392-6944 for more information.