The Socrates Annual (see below)
40th Anniversary of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
Watch a new 4K digital restoration at the Museum of the Moving Image of this classic film about humans preparing to make contact with mysterious outer-space visitors. Shows are Sept. 29 at 7 p.m., Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, .http://bit.ly/2fN4LeU.
Bayo Fayemi Group
These talented young musicians play their own songs and others that originated in Queens. The set includes tunes by Milt “Judge” Hinton, Fats Waller, John Coltrane, Earl Bostic and Ella Fitzgerald. Tickets range from $10 to $15, 6:30 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2vJfjlw.
R&B singer and songwriter Joyce Sims had her first hit single in 1987 with “You Are My All and All.” She had another hit with “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in 2006. 11:30 p.m., Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2x6wuya.
Conference of the International Panorama Council: (RE)Thinking The Panorama
The IPC is the international organization of panorama specialists. This 26th annual conference, which runs through Oct. 1, explores the criteria that contributed to the panorama’s original definition in an effort to understand how it has affected contemporary media art forms and visual culture. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/2wg1yej.
“I Am Big Bird”
For 45 years, Caroll Spinney has been Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch—and, at age 80, he has no intention of stopping. This film follows the man in the yellow suit, featuring extraordinary footage of his earliest collaborations with Jim Henson. The film screens at noon on Saturday and Sunday. $15. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District, http://bit.ly/2wS6J3D.
Socrates Farmers Market
This market sells fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm, fresh-brewed coffee from Henley Coffe and organic condiments from Hellgate Farm. Cash transactions are preferred. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/socrates-farmers-market.
The Socrates Annual
This outdoor show displays 15 artists who work in mosaic, cast concrete, glass and painting. A failed presidential amusement park, 18th century Chippendale and Queen Anne design motifs, mobile home landscape and architecture and New York City’s urban soccer leagues are among the points of departure for these distinct projects. The show runs through March 11. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2fudINg.
Sunnyside Restaurant Week
Nearly 30 establishments are participating in this fifth annual promotion, which runs through Oct. 7. The deal is a three-course dinner for $25 with many places offering lunch specials and a few offering a $25 dinner for two people. Find more information at http://bit.ly/2yBRRs0.
Benjamin Kimitch: Ko-bu
This solo work was created for Benjamin Kimitch’s collaborator, dancer Julie McMillan, and reimagined for the Noguchi Museum’s indoor-outdoor galleries. The dance is set to Charles Ives’ posthumously realized Orchestral Set No. 3, which serves as a poetic guide. There will be a 9 a.m. sunrise performance and 6:30 p.m. sunset performance. Free. Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City, http://bit.ly/2wPB7jL.
New York Classical Players
Pianist Haesun Paik—the top prize winner at the Leeds, Queen Elisabeth and Tchaikovsky competitions—joins Dongmin Kim (conductor) and Ken Hamao (violin) for Beethoven, Shostakovich and other lyrical and thoughtful masterworks. 3 p.m., Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2fumNG4.
Beer In the Gardens
The second annual beer tasting benefits The Face To Face Project, which strives to break the cycle of poverty by building self-reliant communities. Enjoy products from Finback, SingleCut, Big aLICe, Rockaway and some Brooklyn breweries. $25, 1 p.m., The Community House, 15 Borage Pl., Forest Hills Gardens, http://bit.ly/2xFX2cy.
Tinker Lab Fall 2017 Open House
Preview and experience the Electronic Instrument project, which teaches about circuitry, sketch and design, while exploring different sounds, building unique instruments, programming with Scratch and using Makey Makey, a micro-controller. 2 p.m., Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, 34-41 137th St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2ht6ciX.
From a Holocaust Rescue to Contemporary Neo-Nazis
Three-time Emmy–winning writer, author and producer Yvette Manessis Corporon discusses her new book on how her grandmother’s remote Greek island, Erikousa, hid a Jewish tailor from the Nazis and how Corporon reunited with the family in Israel years later. Then, only days later, her cousin’s child was gunned down in a neo-Nazi attack in Kansas. An $8 voluntary donation is requested. 1:30 p.m., Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, http://bit.ly/2wS5rWf.
Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble
This concert at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center will include music for flute, strings and harp, including Faure’s Pavane, Concert for Five by Joseph Jongen, Suite Breve by Ladislas Rohozinski, and Algues by Bernard Andres. 12:30 p.m., Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2fu7Y6a.
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. Those who don’t play can drop by to listen. 7 p.m., $10. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., http://bit.ly/2xrHc5F.