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Support local artisans at the first Ridgewood Market of the fall! (photo via Ridgewood Market/Facebook)
Support local artisans at the first Ridgewood Market of the fall! (photo via Ridgewood Market/Facebook)

Thursday, Sept. 15

1. Show off your knowledge while sipping microbrews at LIC Beer Project Trivia, with prizes including $25 and $15 bar tabs and a free growler. LIC Beer Project (39-28 23rd St., Long Island City), 7:30 p.m., FREE.

2. Groove to local music at Live at The Quays, featuring Astoria-based bands Space Jump and The Repressions. The Quays Pub (45-02 30th Ave., Astoria), 9 p.m., FREE.

Friday, Sept. 16

3. Gain a deeper understanding of today’s refugee crisis at the opening reception for “Forced from Home,” a free interactive exhibition designed to raise public awareness of the world’s 60 million refugees. The New York Hall of Science (47-01 111th St., Flushing), 9 a.m., FREE.

4. Find the beat at Colombian Drum Circle, a celebration of the harvest moon with the founder of La Cumbiamba eNeYé, Martin Vejarano. Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing), 7 p.m., $25.

5. Take in some lovely art at the opening for “It Is Not Enough to See, One Must See Through to Find Truth,” a retrospective showcasing six decades of work by Queens-based artist Emmett Wigglesworth. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica), 7 p.m., FREE.

6. Kick some butt at the screening of “Brothers,” a Bollywood-style film about extreme sibling rivalry within India’s fledgling mixed martial arts scene, preceded by a lecture and demo of MMA in cinema. Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave., Astoria), 7:30 p.m., $12.

Saturday, Sept. 17

7. Enjoy a day of Latin culture at Viva la Comida, with local food trucks, an art exhibition, an open market, dancing and live music from Latin, jazz and roots bands. Viva La Comida (37-06 82nd St., Jackson Heights), noon, FREE.

8. Shop for a good cause at the Kew Gardens Fall Flea Market, with jewelry, household items, antiques, clothing, collectibles and more; some proceeds go to the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Dept. Kew Gardens LIRR Station (82-60 Austin St., Jamaica), 9 a.m., FREE.

9. Bring the whole family to the 43rd Annual Park Fair, with local vendors, carnival food, rides, games, live music, a book sale, raffles and plenty of family-friendly fun. Buddy Monument Plaza at Forest Park (Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue, Richmond Hill), 10 a.m., FREE.

10. Buzz your way over to the 2016 NYC Honey Fest, with fun including a honey and bee-product marketplace, a honey-tasting contest, observation beehives and a honey extraction demonstration. 8601 Shore Front Pkwy., Rockaway Beach, 11 a.m, FREE.

11. Hear some heavenly tunes at Bonnie Music Festival, showcasing bluegrass, rock, folk and jazz groups including Beecher’s Fault, Montgomery Streets, Coyote & Crow, Morgan O’Kane, Wild Magnolia, The Kyle Lacy Trio and Kyla Quinn and Her Boyfriends. The Bonnie (29-12 23rd Ave., Astoria), noon, FREE.

12. Revel in the expressive power of oral traditions at La Casita, an afternoon of dance, music and spoken word hosted by poet Rich Villar, with performances by Nano Stern and Spirit Ensemble. Jamaica Performing Arts Center (153-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica), 2 p.m., FREE.

13. Join the Queens Museum offsite for ¡Oye Corona!, a free monthly cultural celebration of art, music and exercise with live concerts and performances starring local and global acts. Corona Plaza (103-13 41st Ave., Corona), 2 p.m., FREE.

Sunday, Sept. 18

14. Shop local at the Ridgewood Market Sunday Brunch Bazaar, with 40+ independent vendors, food and pastries, beer and alcohol, music, entertainment and more. Gottscheer Hall (657 Fairview Ave., Ridgewood) 11 a.m., FREE.

15. Feel the need for speed at the 36th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show, with dozens of vintage bikes plus music, farmhouse tours, hayrides and food. Queens County Farm Museum (73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park), 11 a.m., $5.

16. Welcome the fall at Harvest Festival and Fundraiser, with culinary workshops, games, crafts, a community cook-off and dinner, and live music into the night. Smiling Hogshead Ranch (25-30 Skillman Ave., Long Island City), 2 p.m., donations encouraged.

17. Mellow out at a Twilight Concert, featuring the Con Brio Ensemble playing Dvorak Piano Quintet, Kahn Serenade and Fuchs-Terzetto. The Church-in-the-Gardens (50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills), 4:30 p.m., FREE.

18. Wander through some wonderful art at Fall Exhibits Opening Reception, featuring two solo shows: Cosima von Bonin’s “Who’s Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?” and Aki Sasamoto’s “Delicate Cycle.” SculptureCenter (44-19 Purves St., Long Island City), 5 p.m., FREE.

19. Be awed and amazed by acrobats at the September Circus Cabaret, hosted by Madame Vivian V and starring Kyle Hamilton, Francis Stallings, Bobby Fishnets, Mandarine Moon-Fly, and many more. The Muse (350 Moffat St., Ridgewood), 8 p.m., $10.

Monday, Sept. 19

20.Watch a wonderful film at Maysles Cinema Mondays, tonight featuring “Monterey Pop,” about the iconic ’60s music festival. Nowadays (56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood), dusk, FREE.

21. Listen to some lively music at Live at LIC Bar, with Shark Paper Scissors, Jon Christopher Allen and Rye Lewis. LIC Bar (45-58 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City), 8 p.m., FREE.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

22. Fold and feast at Origami V2, with a paper-folding workshop and ramen from nearby Resobox. Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge (23-10 41st St., Long Island City), 7 p.m., $12.

23. Hear some true tales at The Dump, a storytelling show featuring experienced comedians and novices alike. The Creek & the Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City), 8 p.m., FREE.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

24. Crack some jokes at Flynn’s Mic, where anyone and everyone gets five minutes to try out their material. QED Astoria (27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria), 6 p.m., FREE.

25. Go on a sonic journey at TTFN NYC, a night of ambient-leaning, guitar-based music from Dave Harrington, Kaki King, Peter Silberman and Tim Mislock. Trans-Pecos (9-15 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood), 8 p.m., $10.

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