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Learn about the mysterious beauty of holographic arts this week!

Thursday, Sept. 8

1. Nerd out at Celebrating 50 Years of Star Trek, with screenings, trivia and a costume contest hosted by pop-culture author Robert Conte and trivia maven Arline Abdalian. Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library (249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck), 5 p.m., FREE.

2. Find an artistic community at Flux Thursday, a potluck dinner and art salon featuring a series of talks from the “Artificial Retirement” participating artists. Flux Factory (39-31 29th St., Long Island City), 6 p.m., FREE.

Friday, Sept. 9

3. Embrace literature at the five-year anniversary of Boundless Tales, with readers including Jennifer Baker, Susana Case, Shakira Croce and Tim Fredrick. Queens Council on the Arts (37-11 35th Ave., Astoria), 6:30 p.m., FREE.

4. Celebrate the anniversary of the first branch of Brooklyn Boulders at 999 Day, with a night market featuring Queens food and drink tastemakers. Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge (23-10 41st St., Long Island City), 6:30 p.m., $28.

5. Dance it out (silently!) at Quiet Clubbing’s Beer Garden Party, with three DJs spinning all different kinds of hits to keep you grooving. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden (29-19 24th Ave., Astoria), 10 p.m., $5.

6. Groove in a fabulously strange bar at Empire Breaks, with DJs ILLexxandra and Shakey spinning everything from global bassoon to magic unicorn music to electro swang. The Keep (205 Cypress Ave., Ridgewood), 10 p.m., FREE.

7. Get hype at Mixpak x Tryna Function: Back to School Edition, featuring Sasha Go Hard, Le1f, Jubilee, Dre Skull and more. Trans-Pecos (9-15 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood), 11 p.m., $12.

Saturday, Sept. 10

8. Get to know a neighborhood art center at the JCAL Open House, with tours of the dance studios, art classrooms and black box theater within the historic landmarked building. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica), 11:30 a.m., FREE.

9. Mangiare like you’re in Europe at the 23rd annual Fresh Pond Road Italian Festival, sponsored by the Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens. Fresh Pond Road between Menahan and Palmetto streets, Ridgewood, noon, FREE.

10. See how art can change behaviors around garbage and recycling at Queens Art Intervention, with performances, activities and innovations for the whole family to enjoy. Corona Plaza (103-13 41st Ave., Corona), 1 p.m., FREE.

11. Watch everyone’s favorite Muppet-master at Jim Henson: In Performance, a compilation of archival footage illuminating the evolution of characters like Kermit the Frog and the Sweedish Chef. Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave., Astoria), 1 p.m., $12.

12. Learn about healthy living at the Holistic Speakers Series, with workshops, talks and demonstrations. Tequila Sunrise Restaurant (107-14, 71st Rd., Forest Hills), 2 p.m., FREE.

13. Be rejuvenated at Staycation, with gentle yoga, restorative postures, nidra and meditation. BambooMoves Forest Hills (107-40 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills), 3:30 p.m., $20.

14. Combine music and laughs at the Repeater Podcast, where guests share and discuss a song they love, and then musicians play that song. QED Astoria (27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria), 5 p.m., $5.

15. Run away to the big top when Street Cirque presents a circus adaptation of Moulin Rouge, filled with acrobatics, dance and theater. The Muse (350 Moffat St., Ridgewood), 8 p.m., $20.

Sunday, Sept. 11

16. Experience film from another country at Colombia Pictures: Films from Burning Blue, three screenings demonstrating the current renaissance of Colombian cinema. Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave., Astoria), 2 p.m., $12/film.

17. Learn about lovely light art at The Art and Science of Holography, a talk by Dr. Martina Mrongovius, the director of the Center for the Holographic Arts. QED Astoria (27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria), 3 p.m., $10.

18. Honor 100 years of Hell Gate Bridge at the Greater Astoria Historical Society’s Two Tours of Astoria Park, led by licensed NYC tour guide and GAHS trustee Rich Melnick. Astoria Park, 3 p.m., FREE.

19. Creep yourself out at Druid Underground’s Horror Cinema Sundays, with a new dark and depraved selection each week. Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth), 8 p.m., $5.

Monday, Sept. 12

20. Hear some fascinating history at Negro League Baseball, an evening with local author and historian Philip Ross who draws upon his lengthy research and interviews with dozens of former players. Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library (249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck), 6 p.m., FREE.

21. Watch a wonderful film at Maysles Cinema Mondays, tonight featuring “Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau.” Nowadays (56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood), dusk, FREE.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

22. Salute the skyline at Sunset Rooftop Yoga; ticket price includes skinny cocktails and light bites immediately following the session. Z NYC Hotel (11-01 43rd Ave., Long Island City), 7 p.m., $35.

23. Kick back and listen to lovely tunes at Americana Music at The Bonnie, tonight featuring local band Single Girl, Married Girl. The Bonnie (29-12 23rd Ave., Ditmars), 8:30 p.m., FREE.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

24. Crack your best jokes at Ragtag Team, a weekly open comedy mic where anyone can try out new material. The Creek & the Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City), 6 p.m., FREE.

25. Mellow out at Jazz at Domaine, tonight featuring vocals and piano by Sophie Miller. Domaine Wine Bar (50-04 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City), 8:30 p.m., FREE.

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