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Photo courtesy of Gaddy Lane
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The dog days of summer are upon us. Whatever you feel like doing this week, find an option in our list of events! For the party people, we’ve got a music festival and a beer premiere. For our more laid-back readers, there’s a book club and lecture series. If you just plain love food you’ll find something in here, too!

Thursday, Aug. 3

Comedy: Thursday Night Comedy @ K & A 

Every week K & A hosts a variety of talented comedians from all over the New York metropolitan area. Come out and check out the talent. Guaranteed to make you laugh … and it’s free! K & A is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and is located at 66-48 Myrtle Ave., Glendale.

Friday, Aug. 4

Yoga: Ridgewood Friday Night Community Flow @ Ridgewood Yoga Studio

Get energized for the weekend by joining in a community flow at Ridgewood Yoga Studio. All levels of student are welcome, so whether you know your asanas or have never tried them, you will become a warrior! The class is donation-based and takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 16-23 Hancock St.

Saturday, Aug. 5

Music: House of Feelings @ Trans-Pecos

Saturday at our favorite DIY venue in Ridgewood belongs to House of Feelings, A Night of Continuous Music. Headlining the night are dream poppers Mr. Twin Sister. Get ready to feel all the feelings. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. The show starts at 9 p.m. Trans-Pecos is located at 9-15 Wyckoff Ave.

Festival: Variance Music & Arts Festival @ Van-Der Onderdonk Farmhouse

This Saturday, a new festival comes to Ridgewood’s beloved farmhouse. Variance is an NYC-grown music and arts festival celebrating discovery, diversity and sustainability. They’ll be presenting musicians and producers across electronica, indie, disco, house and world music, fusing them with immersive art installations that have a sustainable message, and tying everything together with culinary bites inspired by our artists’ cultural influences. Sounds great to us! Tickets are $30 and the event goes from noon to 10 p.m. The Van-Der Onderdonk farmhouse is located at 1820 Flushing Ave.

Sunday, Aug. 6

Music: Personal Space, Sic Tic, Drawing Boards & Treatment @ The Footlight

A lineup of four bands will make your Sunday night sweet. Tickets are $5 at the door. The show starts at 8 p.m. The Footlight is located at 465 Seneca Ave.

Food & Drink: Dual release @ Finback Brewery

Finback is one of Queens’ best breweries and it’s rare to catch an event happening at their space, so if you like good beers, spin by the brewery this Sunday! They’ll be releasing two new beers: the OSCILLATION 5 double IPA and SMOOTH BEATS MIAMI, a coconut IPA. Plus there will be food for purchase from Gabby Lane. The event is free at runs from 1 to 7 p.m. Finback Brewery is located at 78-01 77th Ave.

Monday, Aug. 7

Cinema: Maysles Cinema Mondays presents Monterey Pop @ Nowadays

Maysles Cinema in Manhattan is curating a pop-up non-fiction film series at outdoor beer garden Nowadays. This week’s edition features a documentary is “Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” The admission is free and the screening starts at sundown (around 8:30). Nowadays is located at 56-06 Cooper Ave.

Tuesday, Aug. 8

Books: “The Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain @ Ridgewood Library

If you always wanted to be part of a book club, get your foot in the door this Tuesday at the Queens Library Ridgewood branch. Book lovers will gather to discuss one of the classic. The event is free and takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and books are available for check-out. The library is located at 20-12 Madison St.

Learning:  Liberalism and the Good Life @ Nowadays

Think Olio is a new lecture series featuring salon-style classes, taught by college professors for people who want to expand their worldview. This week’s class discusses the impacts of liberalism, or liberal political theory, in democratic societies where people need not agree on moral or religious issues. The class costs $10 and starts at 7:30 p.m. Nowadays is located at 56-06 Cooper Ave.

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Music: Gypsy Jazz @ The Keep (FREE)

Every Wednesday, the Avalon Jazz Band leads local musicians to spit some jazz tunes among the artful collection of junk and treasures that The Keep bar has on display. There are beers on draft and a tasty $10 cocktail menu available — we recommend the Lavender! Music is free and starts at 10 p.m. at 205 Cypress Ave.




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