Queens Day At The U.S. Open Tennis Championships (see below)
Taiwan: A World of Orchids
Check out Taiwanese orchids and participate in a weekend-long celebration of Taiwanese culture at the Queens Botanical Garden. The event runs through Aug. 20. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2fFpeoV.
Flushing Night Out
This annual explosion of culture and fun runs through Aug. 19 and includes live music and food vendors, such as Dumpling Galaxy, Sam’s Fried Ice Cream, New Asian Foods, Cat Mint Wheel, Gi Hin Mama Food and John B Cafe. $5, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Flushing Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2wJdW78.
This outdoor screening of the Pixar sequel will have the Midtown Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. The screening is part of the Cinema LIC series. Free, dusk, Long Island City Landing, Center Boulevard and 51st Avenue, http://bit.ly/2tGNv0M.
Lady and the Vamps
This band plays jazz, Broadway hits and pop music. Free, 6 p.m., MacNeil Park, 19-01 Poppenhusen Ave., College Point, http://bit.ly/2stwyFE.
The annual See It Big! Series screens Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic, which is set in a near future where environmental problems have made the Earth uninhabitable and scientists plan to transport people to a new planet via a wormhole. Showtimes include Aug. 18 at 7 p.m., Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. and Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2uVabcP.
The Long Island City-based community studio will present group sculpture projects, music by Shyboi (Kunq/Discwoman) and food by Hendu’s Sandwiches, The Mill and Hibino LIC. Free, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2vUZM5h.
Dance at Socrates
Norte Maar presents this multi-week, cross-disciplinary, collaborative project. This week, it’s Nico Brown and Gleich Dances with Ursula Verduzco/Benjamin Briones. Free, 4 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2tXqf28.
“Pink Floyd: The Wall”
The annual See It Big! Series screens this cult film—which is based on Pink Floyd’s double album of the same name—about a troubled rock star who descends into madness. Showtimes include Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2vVkv93.
Summer Women Film Series: “Silkwood”
This film, which stars Meryl Streep, is inspired by Karen Silkwood, a nuclear whistleblower and labor union activist who died in a suspicious car accident while investigating the plutonium facility where she worked. It screens as part of an ongoing 100th anniversary celebration of women getting the right to vote in New York State in 1917. Free, 1 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Astoria, http://bit.ly/2wITB1L.
Beach Sessions Dance Series
This program in the Rockaways features Jodi Melnick, Jon Kinzel and an anonymous performer. Free, 6 p.m., On the sand at Beach 86th Street, Rockaway, http://bit.ly/2tQYmoi.
The Long Island City-based Dance Entropy performs contemporary dance. The piece features the geometry and architecture of overlapping bodies, inspired by ideas of perception, impermanence, and New York City’s shifting landscapes. Free with a suggested donation, 2 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.
ECIPS Music Festival
Remy Ma, who calls herself “The Queen of Rap,” headlines an all-day concert with R&B, hip hop, Latin, Soca and reggae performers. $70, 1 p.m., Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick and Baisley boulevards, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2vxGxh9.
Dan Martin Ensemble
This group plays jazz as part of the Live at the Gantries series. Free, 7 p.m., Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Rd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2v4Knvi.
Summer Reading: Sinclair Lewis
Read and discuss “It Can’t Happen Here” by Lewis. Written during the Great Depression when the country was largely oblivious to Adolf Hitler’s aggression, this book juxtaposes political satire with the realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to “save” the nation from welfare cheats, rampant promiscuity, crime and a liberal press. Free, 6:30 p.m., Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2wJ6Rn7.
Queens Day At The U.S. Open Tennis Championships
Attendees will be able to watch tennis matches for free on Queens Day, which is the second day of the U.S. Open’s Qualifying Tournament. The event will include free entertainment from local performers and exhibitions from borough cultural institutions. The gates will open at 10 a.m. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://www.usopen.org/index.html.
Bee Smart Honey Harvest Festival
The Voelker Orth Museum’s event is tasty, fun and informative activities for all ages. See how the in-house beekeeper harvests honey, make bee-inspired art, taste honey from different hives and regions and learn what makes a bee-friendly garden. Enjoy house punch made with garden-grown grapes. $5, 1 p.m., Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.
Outdoor Film Series: “Bad Hair”
Socrates Sculpture Park will present food, entertainment and a screening of “Bad Hair,” a comedy about a young boy who lives in a rough neighborhood in Caracas with a mother who suspects he is gay. Cachapas y Mas restaurant will provide food. Free, 7 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2w6IUrR.
Bee Gees Tribute Band
Tribute band Stayin’ Alive performs classics from the Brothers Gibb. Free, 7:30 p.m., Maspeth Federal Savings Parking Lot, vicinity of 69th Street and Grand Avenue, http://bit.ly/2wJweFi.