QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

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Just because the holiday season has come and gone does not mean that there is any shortage of fun and entertaining things to do in Queens this weekend. From shows, to hikes, to fun classes, there is a lot to do this weekend.


Friday, Jan. 12


All Pro Comedy Showcase


See a variety of comedians perform stand-up. Attendees are also welcome to try their hands at performing. (Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria. 9:30 p.m. Admission: $15)


Behind the Scenes at Eclectic/Encore Props


Eclectic Props, the largest TV and film prop company in New York City, will be offering a behind-the-scenes tour of its warehouse, courtesy of the New York Adventure Club. (Eclectic/Encore Properties: Second floor, 47-51 33rd St., Long Island City. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission: $39.47)


Saturday, Jan. 13


Musiquita’s “Big Jam”


Join the bilingual musical duo Musiquita, made up of Blanca Cecilia González and Jesse Elder, in a community building sing-along extravaganza. (The Community House, 15 Borage Pl., Forest Hills. 3-4 p.m. Admission: Free)


Nduduzo Makhathini


See South African musician Nduduzo Makhathini perform a soulful blend of South African jazz. His music is rooted in the symbiotic connection between music and ritualistic practices. (Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Corona. 3-4 p.m. Admission: $28.52)


Sunday, Jan. 14


Mixology Class at “The Last Word”


Take part in this unforgettable evening of cocktail making. Learn tips and tricks from experts in crafting drinks from the Prohibition era. (The Last Word, 31-30 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria. 2-4 p.m. Admission: $39.47)


Ice Age Hike


Hike through Cunningham Park and learn about how the area looked in prehistoric times. (Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike and 196th Street, Fresh Meadows. 1-2 p.m. Admission: Free)