With the work week wrapping up, it’s once again time to take a look at some of the events going on throughout Queens this weekend. There’s no shortage of activities, including music, comedy, community projects and more.
Here are some things to do this weekend in Queens.
Friday, Sept. 8
The six-time Grammy-nominated alternative rock group will be bringing their music to Queens. (Forest Hills Stadium: 1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills. 7 to 9 p.m. Admission: Prices vary).
See some of New York City’s most talented up-and-coming stand-up comedians perform. (The Local NY: 13-02 44th Ave., Long Island City. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission: Free).
Saturday, Sept. 9
Take part in workshops from professional teaching artists and get a hands-on feel for each of the classes being offered by the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in the Fall 2023 semester. (Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning: 161-4 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: Free).
Take part in this collaborative community weaving project. Participants are invited to share their memories and ideas of home and add this story to the project through a weaving block. (Socrates Sculpture Park: 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Admission: Free).
Sunday, Sept. 10
Enjoy and dance along to music by 1970s disco era staples like ABBA, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth Wind and Fire, KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, The Trammps, Diana Ross, Kool and the Gang and others. Those performing include Rosalind Brown, Esther K and Mitch Matlock. (Queens Public Library at Central: 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica. 3 to 4 p.m. Admission: Free).
Different forms of expression and musical languages that emerged during the 1920s will be highlighted in this performance, including new elements of theater, dance and jazz. (LeFrak Concert Hall: 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing. 3 p.m. Admission: Free).