Where can you go to reap the benefits of the dynamic culture of Queens? We’ve got you covered.
Whether it’s music or dance that peaks you interest, we have a list of five venues across the borough for you check out for performing arts from all over the world.
The Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing
The lineup for September and October includes Aryana Sayeed, a musician who has gained a following beyond the borders of her home country before returning to Afghanistan to earn the Afghan Icon Award in 2017. On Oct. 11, Delirio Hecho en Cali Colombia will bring a salsa show to the Colden Auditorium.
Sweet Afton, 30-09 34th St., Astoria
This watering hole in Astoria offers live Americana music performances every Monday ranging from blues, bluegrass, folk and jazz. Check out Ricky Stein, a guitar and harmonica player, on Sept. 23 or Ever More Nest, an acoustic group from New Orleans, on Sept. 30. Sweet Afton is located at 30-09 34th St.
The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
This Long Island City venue has not only become central to the surrounding community, but offers musical performances and stand-up comedy to rival anything Manhattan has to offer. Creek and Cave’s packed calendar includes Bobby Condon, a Chicago-based comedian who has gained notoriety, on Sept. 23.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
In the heart of Flushing you can find events that represent a full range of cultures. On Sept. 29, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou will exemplify the Taiwan Campus Folk Song movement in Queens with tickets starting at $10. Kobo Town will perform Trinidadian music fronted by songwriter Drew Gonsalves on Oct. 11 with tickets starting at $16.
The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth
The Knockdown Center may look like a warehouse on the outside, but the lineup is a more elevated. On Explosions in the Sky, a post-rock band from Texas, will play on Oct. 13 with tickets starting at $39.50. Oct. 18 will feature Australian DJ, Mall Grab, who will be performing his Looking For Trouble tour.