U.S Open at USTA Billie Jean King
National Tennis Center in Flushing
Meadows Corona Park from Aug.
25 to Sept. 8. (see below).
CURTIS ELLER’S AMERICAN CIRCUS
Curtis Eller returns to Astoria’s Rest-au-Rant armed with a banjo, an occasional yodel and a brand new album titled “How to Make it in Hollywood.” From 9 p.m. to 11:45 p.m., enjoy this special live music performance at your neighborhood wine bar. For more information, call (718) 729-9009.
The Electric Zoo Electronic Music Festival will return to Randall’s Island this year for three days of beats from international and hometown DJs. Running from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31, the 18-plus festival will feature David Guetta, Dada Life, Nicky Romero, Armin Van Buuren, Zedd, Knife Party, Kaskade, Alesso, Dash Berlin and many more. Tickets include Shuttle Bus service to and from the island. Visit electriczoofestival.com to see the full lineup and to buy tickets.
Watch the Amazin’ Mets take on their East Coast rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies, in a three-game series at Citi Field. For Friday’s game, all fans in attendance will receive a free shirt. On Saturday, the first 20,000 fans will get a free Curtis Granderson bobblehead. The first 15,000 fans to show up on Sunday will grab a free lunch cooler bag. Visit http://newyork.mets.mlb.com to grab your tickets.
Friday night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Quiet Clubbing invades the Bohemian Hall Beer Garden in Astoria. When you arrive, you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJs with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what you are listening to, so you can dance along with those listening to the same DJ as you. It’s super social – just lower the volume or take the headphones off and talk to that girl or guy. For partygoers 21 and up. For information, call (718) 274-4925.
LUKE SCHWARTZ TRIO AT THE QUEENS KICKSHAW
Award-winning composer and guitarist Luke Schwartz brings a trio consisting of Ben Kraus (bass) and Kyle McCarter (drums) to the Queens Kickshaw Friday night from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The night will consist largely of original music, plus lively, groove-based interpretations of music by John Zorn and Thelonious Monk, amongst others. For information, call (718) 777-0913.
THE BUNKER LIMITED
Beyond Booking presents The Bunker Limited at Trans Pecos in Ridgewood. Bunker Limited will headline the show, but there will be three DJ sets: The Black Madonna, Mike Servito and Bryan Kasenic. Early bird tickets are $15, advance tickets are $20 and tickets at the door will be $30. The show will begin at 10 p.m. Trans Pecos is located at 915 Wyckoff Ave.
Discover the science behind superhero powers at the New York Hall of Science. As part of the Little Makers series, design, make and build your own super gadget to ward off villains and help you save the day. There is an $8 materials fee per family, with paid general admission. The workshop runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit nysci.org/little-makers.
Whether you are a student, jazz musician or music educator, join the Queens Jazz OverGround at Flushing Town Hall as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. The venue’s Steinway baby grand pianos and drum kits are available. The 7 p.m. session is free for performers and costs $10 for general admission. Call (718) 463-7700 for more information.
YOU SHOULD BE DANCING
A Bee Gees Tribute band will play Resorts World Casino. Come dance and remember the old days of the 70s while enjoying the terrific music. The show is slated to begin at 8 p.m. Resorts World Casino is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park.
‘THE LEGO MOVIE’
The Hillcrest Library will hold a free screening of “The Lego Movie” at 4 p.m. This 2014 animated film based on the construction toys tells the story of Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary Lego mini-figure prophesied to save the universe from the tyrannical Lord Business (Will Ferrell). The library is located at 187-05 Union Tpke.
SHAKESPEARE AT THE SECRET
Through Sept. 6. Wombat Theatre Co. proudly presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Shakespeare’s most famous comedy and a clever and insightful look at relationships and love, Thursday through Saturday at the Secret Theatre. Wombat Theatre Company’s production takes us from a world of rules and restrictions and into the dreamscape of our inner psyche in this fierce, funny, and unique look at “What fools these mortals be,” inside and out. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and can be purchased online in advance at www.wombatmidsummer.bpt.me. For more information, visit www.wombattheatre.org/midsummer-august-2014.
Sept. 4 marks the first day of the NFL season and Resorts World Casino will be showing the game on its big screen TV at Bar 360. A Billy Idol tribute band, White Wedding, will also be performing. The game, featuring the Seahawks and the Packers, will begin at 8:30 p.m.
The Federazione Italo- Americana di Brooklyn and Queens will host the Fresh Pond Road Festival on Thursday, Sept. 4, through Saturday, Sept. 6, from 5:30 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 10 p.m. The festival will run along Fresh Pond Road between Woodbine and Menahan Streets in Ridgewood.
Head to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and enjoy the U.S. Open, which runs from Aug. 25 to Sept. 8. Besides the not-to-be-missed tennis matches, there will be several bands, a capella groups, dance troupes and solo musicians entertaining the masses throughout the tournament.
To learn more or to buy tickets, visit www.usopen.org/index.html.
From Aug. 20 to Sept. 3, Alley Pond Park will have a free adventure center set up for both children and adults. It will be open for two sessions: from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to each session. Valid photo ID required.