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Groove to the soulful stylings of Los Hacheros this week!

Thursday, Aug. 11

1. Don’t get stung at The Joy of Beekeeping, a honey tasting and lecture on the importance of our apian friends by Ruth Harrigan of the Douglaston Garden Club. Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library (249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck), 3 p.m., FREE.

2. Take a trip without leaving home at Passport Thursdays. Tonight’s theme is India and includes the film “Dhanak/Rainbow” and a performance by Ajna Dance Company. Queens Museum (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York City Building, Meridian Road), 7 p.m., FREE.

3. See some stellar cinema at the Queens World Film Festival encore screenings, tonight featuring “H.O.M.E.” by Daniel Maldonado, a multicultural story in English, Spanish and Chinese. Kissena Corridor Park (Kissena Corridor, Fresh Meadows), 7:30 p.m., FREE.

Friday, Aug. 12

4. Listen to some lovely tunes at the Yuhan Su Jazz Quintet’s performance of “Mythology,” a series of compositions inspired by Chinese myths. Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing), 8 p.m., $16 suggested.

5. Dance it out at Empire Breaks, with DJs ILLexxandra and Shakey spinning everything from global bassoon to electro swang to magic unicorn music. The Keep (205 Cypress Ave., Ridgewood), 10 p.m., FREE.

6. Find your groove (silently!) at Quiet Clubbing’s Beer Garden Party, with three DJs, a huge beer selection, and a massive outdoor garden to dance in. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden (2919 24th Ave., Astoria), 10 p.m., $5.

Saturday, Aug. 13

7. Bask in the beauty of blooms at Taiwan: A World of Orchids, a stunning display of flowers and live music, all weekend. Queens Botanical Garden (4350 Main St., Flushing), 10 a.m., $6.

8. Clap your hands to the sounds of the Big City Folk Festival, featuring 25 acts over two days, from The Travelers to Dolphins Don’t Love to Jim from Kansas. LIC Bar (45-58 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City), 1 p.m., $10 suggested.

9. Immerse yourself in culture at Chatpati Mela, the annual South Asian street festival, with performances, food, bhangra lessons, henna tattoos and much more. Play Street/Pedestrian Plaza (78th Street and Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights), 1 p.m., FREE.

10. Shop and dine late into the evening at the LIC Flea Night Market, with global cuisine, local crafts and the Flea’s all-Queens beer garden, featuring craft beers from Queens-based breweries. LIC Flea (525 46th Ave., Long Island City), 1 p.m., FREE.

11. Listen to the dulcet sounds of the New York Peking Opera Society performing a Chinese folk opera. Flushing Community Library (41-17 Main St., Flushing), 2 p.m., FREE.

12. Shake your body at Warm-Up, the quintessential summer music series, today featuring Special Request, Doc Scott, Mumdance b2b Logos, SADAF and SHYBOI. MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC), 3 p.m., $22.

13. Look at some marvelous moves at Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates, featuring Julia K. Gleich, GREYZONE, Kyle Marshall and Rebecca Kelly Ballet. Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC), 4 p.m., FREE.

Sunday, Aug. 14

14. See how easy it is to be green at The Frog: A Kermit Kompilation, showcasing Jim Henson’s most memorable performances as everyone’s favorite amphibian. Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave., Astoria), 1 p.m., $12.

15. Embrace ancient ritual with a modern twist at Tea Party – Slow Flow, a contemporary perspective on Asian tea culture with Lin Ceramics Studio. Queens Museum (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York City Building, Meridian Road), 1:30 p.m., FREE.

16. Get soulful listening to the Afro-Cuban/Puerto Rican stylings of Los Hacheros and DJ Mickey Perez, presented by the Village Voice. Riis Park Beach Bazaar (16702 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaways), 2 p.m., FREE.

17. Hear some unusual music at the Bang on a Can Summer Series, with American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing music by Philip Glass and Meredith Monk. Noguchi Museum (9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City), 3 p.m., FREE.

18. Dance it out in the daytime at Mister Sunday, with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter spinning afternoon tunes. Nowadays (56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood), 3 p.m., $10/$20.

19. Creep yourself out at Weirdo Cinema-a-Go-Go, a new weekly film series by Druid Underground, tonight presenting Mixtape Meltdown Double Feature: Found Footage Assault and The Whore Church Video Mixtape. Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth), 8 p.m., $5.

Monday, Aug. 15

20. Watch a wonderful film at Maysles Cinema Mondays, tonight featuring “The Look of Silence” by Joshua Oppenheimer. Nowadays (56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood), dusk, FREE.

21. Check out some new bands at cutting-edge venue Trans Pecos: tonight is Nerftoss, HD Sunrise, Trust Image, and Jordonna. Trans-Pecos (9-15 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood), 8 p.m., $10.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

22. Find the beat at Live at the Gantries, outdoor concerts with a sunset backdrop, tonight featuring jazz fusion from Emily Asher Garden Party. Gantry Plaza State Park (50th Avenue and the East River), 7 p.m., FREE.

23. Laugh it out at Old Bits/New Bits, a monthly show where six comedians do six-minute sets, then the host screens a clip of each comedian back when they first started out. The Creek & the Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City), 10 p.m., FREE.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

24. Hear some sexy (or probably awkward) tales at My First Time, where comedians share their hilarious first-time stories. QED Astoria (27-16 23rd St., Astoria), 9 p.m., $10.

25. See some splendid cinema at Socrates Outdoor Film Series, tonight showing “Aguirre, the Wrath of God.” Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC), dusk, FREE.

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