Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m. Flushing Town Hall: Second Annual International Costume Party; with all star DJ Willie Cruz spinning progressive world house, electro-house, all kinds of Latin and more; this historic 1856 land-marked building will be decorated like a derelict mansion and includes a costume contest and scary live performances; call 718-463-7700 ext. 222 or visit www.flushingtownhall.org.
Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. St. Luke’s Church: Twelfth Night, or What you Will; Mischief, mirth and merriment abound in Shakespeare’s nimble comedy of misplaced alliances, mistaken identity and general misunderstanding; this will be the launch of their 42nd season of The Gingerbread Players; call 718-268-7772 or visit www.gingerbreadplayers.org for more information.
Queens Theatre in the Park: Chix 6; The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation and Queens native Lourds Lane; the story of a comic book artist whose superheroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself; final weekend of the show; call 718-760-0064 or visit www.queenstheatre.org for ticket information.
Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30, 11-4 p.m. Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo: Boo at the Zoo; festivities include the haunted habitat, animal presentations, pumpkin picking, face painting, trick or treating and fun costumes; Pre-registration for the party is required by emailing email@example.com or calling 718-271-7361.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
9:30 a.m. P.S. 31Q, 211-45 46th Road: Playground Grand Opening; the community is invited come out and play at the grand opening of a new playground at P.S. 31Q
10 p.m. The Bungalow Bar, 377 92nd Street: Garden Groove: two sets of music playing the best of Sublime and more; visit www.thebungalowbarnyc.com for more information.
8 a.m. Long Island City Library: Free Mammograms for Eligible Women; free mammograms for women 40+ who have not had a mammogram in the past year; must call 1-800-564-6868 to schedule an appointment.
11:30 a.m. Langston Hughes Library: Lead Poisoning Prevention Program; for parents of children ages birth to 12 years old; learn about the harmful effects of lead poisoning and how to protect your child; preregistration is not required; call 718-651-1100.
4 p.m. Broadway Library: Civilian Complaint Review Board-Community-Police Relations; join the library for skits and information on The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board; know your rights when interacting with the NYPD; Young CCRB Ambassadors will walk you through an informational skits; call 718-721-2462.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
6:30-8:30 p.m. Fort Totten Park; Halloween at the Haunted Fort; every Halloween, a haunted shipwreck brings ghosts and ghouls to the historic Battery; bring your flashlight, but leave your fear at home; free fun for all ages; visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers for more information.
2 p.m. Flushing Library: Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company; this concert will make everyone working to have justice in America sure, strong and proud; songs will include “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Which Side Are You On?,” “Rum and Coca Cola” and many others; call 718-661-1200.
2:30 p.m. Steinway Library: Become a Tree Care Steward; Trees New York is holding tree care trainings to prepare you on how to care for the many new and soon-to-be planted trees in our neighborhoods; you will be trained on basic techniques that will keep these trees happy healthy; call 718-728-1965.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
Sunday, October 30 at 9 a.m. Fort Totten Park on Little Neck Bay: 10th Annual Totten Trot 5K Foot Race; in memory of Billy Barnes; supporting the education programs of the Bayside Historical Society; check in begins at 7:30 a.m.; kids fun run begins at 10 a.m.; running in Halloween costume optional
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
2 p.m. Long Island City Library: Financial Empowerment Center; come talk to a financial counselor and learn how to work with your credit, debt, household budget and money management in general; to register, call the Queens Financial Empowerment Center at 646-810-4050, ext. 112 and indicate that you want to register for a session at Queens Library
6 p.m. Lefrak City Library: Open Forum with Susan Taylor and Members of Community Board 4; founder and CEO of National CARES Mentoring Movement and former editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine, Susan L. Taylor, will join October’s Open Forum. Special guests will also include board members of Community Board 4; learn what Community Board 4 does, hear the responses to issues raised last month and join the open forum this month to voice your questions, ideas, concerns or observations about our community; call 718-592-7677.
WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 2
6-9 p.m. Queens County Farm Museum Barn: Cross Island Y Live and Silent Auction; whether you’re looking for something unique for yourself, searching for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you’re sure to find something in our auction; every bid benefits the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign; call 718-479-0505 or visit www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland.
SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, November 10, 7-9 p.m. Villa Russo: Annual Wedding Seminar; learn how to plan a “Wedding on a Budget” Find out whats new in the world of weddings today; call 718-849-0900.
November 3-13 Queens Theatre in the Park: ‘S Wonderful; five mini-musicals take audiences on an all-singing, all-dancing ride to the places, times and styles that made the Gershwins the most successful songwriting team in musical history; featuring more than 40 classic hits including “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” ‘S Wonderful will have you tapping your toes to the fascinating rhythms of George & Ira Gershwin; visit www.queenstheatre.org or call 718-760-0064.
Through November 12 Voelker Orth Museum: The Allure of Red; an eclectic mix of photographs taken by Greta M. Jaklitsch over a number of years; all photos are limited editions taken with 35mm film, not enhanced or altered; call 718-359-6227 or visit www.vomuseum.org.