QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

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Photo by Gabriele Holtermann

There’s plenty to enjoy in Queens this weekend from musical performances and comedy shows to cultural celebrations and tasty food.

Check out these events happening throughout the borough, including a multi-cultural dance party, a day of music and food with a view of the East River, a Barbie-themed brunch and more.

Friday, Aug. 11

LVPRO Stand Up Comedy Show

Start the weekend at this comedy show hosted by Kevin Lee and featuring Eva Evans and Travis Harris. (LMAO Producers. 25-19 Borden Ave. #206, Long Island City. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission: $23.41)

Disco Tehran’s Summer Party

Celebrate the summer at this “funky warm dance party” with “groovy throwbacks,” featuring rare music from Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe. (Knockdown Center. 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth. 9 p.m. Admission: $46.10)

Saturday, Aug. 12

Danny Tenaglia @ Knockdown Center

Catch Danny Tenaglia’s DJ debut at The Ruins with his “Move That Body” collaboration featuring dance icon Cevin Fisher. (Knockdown Center. 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth. 3 p.m. Admission: $35.80)

Desert Sounds Summer Series

Enjoy a day of good vibes, sounds, food and art “right along the East River skyline.” (Frank Ottomanelli’s LIC. 52-10 Center Blvd., Long Island City. 3 to 10 p.m. Admission: Free)

Sunday, Aug. 13

Barbie’ Brunch

Celebrate the “Barbie” movie and enjoy the pink decor at this adult event with family-style appetizers, entrees, wine & sangria, specialty drinks and music by DJ Mike Gentile. (Jade Events. 431 Beach 129th St., Rockaway Park. 1 to 5 p.m. Admission: $80)

LIVE at Culture Lab Outdoor Music!

This weekly outdoor event features everything from music and comedy to rallies and art. (Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery. 5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City. 5 to 10 p.m. Admission: Free)