Events In Queens: Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2017

Spotlight

Día De Los Muertos (see below)

FRIDAY 10/27

Dances Of The World
Cali Salsa Pal’ Mundo presents a cultural voyage featuring music and dance from around the globe.

Expect Salsa, Merengue, Tango, Rumba, Cumbia, Mambo, Samba, Currulao and Belly Dance. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. through Nov. 26. Admission is $40 in advance or $45 at door. Thalía Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, http://bit.ly/2cpV70G.

“Murder At The Halloween Ball”
A shot in the dark. Laughter from the rafters. Romance, humor and guilt, but whodunit? Find out with a cast of professional actors and a sit-down dinner. 7:59 p.m., $45. Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, http://bit.ly/2yJRf47.

Noche Flamenca
A top-notch Flamenco company transforms Rumi’s poem of the converging of Jewish, Christian and Muslim cultures that exist within this dance form. 12:15 p.m., Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Colden Auditorium, 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2gwBpl7.

Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling
In the 1940s, filmmakers started consolidating flashbacks, first-person narration, direct audience address and plunges into dreams and fantasies. This series samples the era’s storytelling through the following works: Laura at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27, A Letter to Three Wives at 3 p.m. on Oct. 28, Unfaithfully Yours at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28, Our Town at 4 p.m. on Oct. 29 and Portrait of Jennie at 6 p.m. on Oct. 29.

Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2yMqjCX.

SATURDAY 10/27
An Evening With Peter Yarrow

With Peter, Paul, and Mary, Yarrow had hits with “Puff the Magic Dragon” and versions of “If I Had a Hammer” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.” 8 p.m. LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2nmaCKy.

Dead Or Alive: Special Effects
An afternoon of hands-on activities and demos. The lineup includes maniac pumpkin carvers, costume creations, a slime bar, DIY prosthetic wounds, fake blood, dowels and cobwebs, cardboard haunted house, spooky sounds, pumpkin chucking and phases-of-matter demonstrations. 3 p.m. New York Hall of Science, 37-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2gDac3V.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Walking Tour
Licensed tour guide and former AIA Queens Chapter President Bill Gati explains the Unisphere, NYS Pavilion, Tent of Tomorrow, Queens Museum, Queens Theatre, New York Hall of Science, Queens Zoo and USTA tennis center. 1 p.m. Meet at Queens Museum’s information desk, http://bit.ly/2y0baP2.

World’s Fair Bike Tour
Bike New York partners with Flushing Meadows Corona Park to offer a beginner-friendly tour of the World’s Fair historic sites. Explore a dozen iconic and surprising structures and monuments.

Participants can register to borrow a bike. 11 a.m. Meet at Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center, 131-04 Meridian Rd., http://bit.ly/2hZkb0d.

Hell Gate Halloween
Licensed guide Richard Melnick leads a tour of mayhem and mystery along the Astoria waterfront. Noon, $20 admission or $10 for people in costume. Meet at Hell Gate Bridge, Shore and Ditmars boulevards, Astoria, http://bit.ly/2l86dh8.

Halloween Harvest Festival
A performance/procession by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano, pet blessing with urban shaman Mama Donna, a doggie costume contest, food, art and spooky costume-making. Free. 11 a.m. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2eCUmAB.

Oye Corona! Celebrating The Day Of The Dead
This event fun includes food, dancing, singing, education and rituals to celebrate an altar that commemorates the lives of those who have fought against the racial violence. Free, noon to 6 p.m. Park of the Americas, 103-08 42nd Ave., Corona, http://bit.ly/2y0Ie4J.
Halloween Family Night: Folklore and Fun

Spooky storytelling, crafts and games celebrating immigrant traditions and folklore. 5 p.m., admission is $4 or $10 per family. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2cqLb4n.

SUNDAY 10/29
Día De Los Muertos

The Queens-based Calpulli Mexican Dance Company takes the audience on a voyage from a festive town in Mexico to Mictlán, the Aztec mythology underworld where La Catrina is the mesmerizing Queen. 7:30 p.m., Admission ranges from $20 to $30. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2gyVpU2.

Inti-Illimani: Celebrating 50 Years Of Music, Education And Activism
Inti-Illimani has transcended the idea of the musical ensemble and become a cultural location, a liturgy expressing the essence of the Latin American ethno-musical experience. 3 p.m. LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2nmaCKy.

Diwali Festival: Kathak, Bhangra and Beyond
Celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights with an all-ages party featuring Kathak classical dancer Abha Roy and the Basement Bhangra’s DJ Rekha. Fun includes dance lessons, cooking workshops, henna painting with Indian handicrafts and Indian foods for sale. 1 p.m., general admission is $20, while students and children pay $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2irZopH.

Halloween in the Garden
Costume dance party, crafts, magic show, face-painting and trick-or-treat trail. Noon to 4 p.m. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2i0KDGw.

Diwali Celebration
An annual event honoring the Hindu goddess of light, Lakshmee, organized with the Hindu Temple Society of North America. The lineup includes a Temple youth Diwali art exhibition; hands-on clay lamp-painting workshop for children; drop-in workshop for children, ages 5-12; cultural show with folk dances; and the lighting of 3,000 candles. 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2zKxqtB.

Behind-The-Scenes Tour
Executive Director Nadezhda Allen leads a tour of this landmark, telling the stories behind the family and the property’s construction. $25, 4 p.m., King Manor Museum, Rufus King Park, vicinity of 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2z1FFUZ.

Shocktoberfest
Music, games, rides, crafts, treats and a pumpkin patch where youngsters can pick their own gourds. Free, noon to 3 p.m., Playground for All Children, 111-01 Corona Ave., Corona, http://bit.ly/2zmRwt1.

Wednesday 11/1
Monthly Jazz Jam
Held on the first Wednesday of every month, these sessions are a fun way for musicians to hone skills and jam with peers. The house band, led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter, leads the fun. All are welcome. Don’t play? Come listen. 7 p.m., $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2gCkEZp.

Sophia Cleary + Neal Medlyn: Miracle
A full-length performance with live deejaying by Gillian Walsh. Extreme vocal techniques mix with treacly visual imagery, babies, flowers, microphones, punk rock and angular, upsetting movement. The performance runs through Nov. 4. $20. The Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2xhqBhm.

Call Me Crazy
A screening and panel discussion on the stigma of mental illness. Free, 6 p.m., Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2xB8rM5.

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