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Your Queens Weekend: Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 – QNS.com

Your Queens Weekend: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

By TimesLedger Staff

The first weekend of October is just about here, and along with that comes the longstanding tradition of Oktoberfest. But since we are, after all, in the world’s borough, Oktoberfest here takes on a multicultural flavor. On Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Voelker Orth Museum (49-19 38th Ave., Flushing) will be putting on what it calls “Oktoberfest Flushing Style,” a chance to enjoy the festival’s traditional German-American fare alongside a sampling of Korean-American dishes, uniting what the museum calls “two culinary traditions that feature humble pickled cabbage.” So both sauerkraut and kimchi will be available—mix them if you dare. In addition to food cooked up on an outdoor grill, there will be music, with Norman Curtis at the keyboard, and appearances by other artists. Tickets are $35 and proceeds benefit the museum. For more information, call (718) 359-6227 or go to www.vomuseum.org/events.html

Over at the New York Hall of Science (47-01 111th St. in Corona), a look into the future will be offered up at this weekend’s World Maker Faire, running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Part science fair and part county fair, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors. From a presentation about urban pop-up farms to a talk entitled “The Science of TV’s ‘The Big Bang Theory’: Explanations Even Penny Would Understand,” Maker Faire brings a diverse range of views and ideas together under one roof. Admission is $35 for one day, or $65 for a weekend pass. Student and youth discounts are also available. For more information, call (718) 699-0005, go to makerfaire.com or if you want to be as tech savvy as those presenting at the event, download their app at makerfaire.com/app

If an evening of swinging music is what you’re looking for, the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (222-05 56th Ave. in Bayside) has something for you on Saturday night. That’s when The Havana Cuba All-Stars will take the QPAC stage at 8 p.m. The band features some of Cuba’s most prominent musicians, who will share their country’s rich musical heritage—from the Rumba to the Cha-Cha-Cha to the Habañera. Currently on their first U.S. tour, entitled “Cuban Nights: The Asere Friendship Tour,” the All-Stars are devoted to presenting the wide tapestry that exists in Cuban music. Ticket prices are $45, $40 and $35. For more information, call (718) 631-6311 or go to www.qcc.cuny.edu/qpac/shows.html#cuba.

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