Do the Latin boogaloo with Spanglish Fly this week! (photo via Spanglish Fly/Facebook)

Thursday, Sept. 22

1. Stroll through the ‘hood while perusing art at LIC Arts Open’s Third Thursday Gallery Night, with 11 cultural centers open late to show you what they’ve got. Throughout Long Island City, 6 p.m., FREE.

2. Watch a marvelously meta drama at the opening of “The Underpants Godot,” in which Samuel Beckett’s estate must decide whether this nontraditional interpretation of his play can go on. The Secret Theater (44-02 23rd St., Long Island City), 7:30 p.m., $15.

Friday, Sept. 23

3. Start your weekend with culture at Woody + Pete’s Second Art Show, with works from a half-dozen artists on display, plus a performance by SoulRaye. Woody and Pete’s Honky Tonk Lyceum (146-49 Horace Harding Expwy., Flushing), 6 p.m., FREE.

4. Be amazed by unusual moves at Shaping Time . Space, a dance performance comprising three pieces: “Pres-sitting,” “Temporal” and “Impermanent Landscape.” Flux Factory (39-31 29th St., Long Island City), 7 p.m., FREE.

5. Dust off your best moves at Dinner & Dance, featuring the smooth harmonies of top oldies group The Accords. Russo’s on the Bay (162-45 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach), 7 p.m., FREE.

6. Shake your hips to the authentic Latin bugalú of Spanglish Fly, with a dance workshop beforehand to show you how it’s done. Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing), 7 p.m., $16.

7. Try a new spin on an old classic at Rock n Roll Bingo, with lots of prizes, free booze, and musical selections by Major Jack Celliers. Sweet Jane’s (64-02 68th Ave., Ridgewood), 8 p.m., FREE.

Saturday, Sept. 24

8. Head to the country without leaving the city at the 34th Annual Queens County Fair, with pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games and a lot more. Queens County Farm Museum (73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park), 11 a.m., $10.

9. Make a splash at the Submerge NYC Marine Science Festival, a day-long extravaganza to celebrate marine science and raise awareness about our coastal waters. New York Hall of Science (7-01 111th St., Corona), 11 a.m., FREE.

10. Support historic preservation and see the work of local authors and artists at the Corona East Elmhurst Historic Preservation Society Luncheon. Langston Hughes Community Library (100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona), noon, $12.

11. Join the Queens Museum offsite for ¡Oye Corona!, a free monthly cultural celebration of art, music and exercise with live concerts and performances starring local and global acts. Corona Plaza (103-13 41st Ave., Corona), 2 p.m., FREE.

12. See some splendid shimmies at Making Moves Dance Festival, a day of dance from seven companies, including NSquared, Movement of the People and SynthesisDANCE. Jamaica Performing Arts Center (153-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica), 2 p.m., FREE.

13. Have a dose of history at the Kingsland Homestead as part of Smithsonian Museum Day Live, with free tours of the museum. Queens Historical Society (143-35 37th Ave., Flushing), 2:30 p.m., FREE.

14. Travel back in time at the Actors & Actresses Cemetery Tour, sponsored by Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery. Maple Grove Cemetery (83-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens), 3 p.m., $5.

Sunday, Sept. 25

15. Peek into a little-known bit of history at The Jews of Shanghai, a documentary about 25,000 Jewish refugees who fled Nazi persecution during WWII and made their way to Shanghai. Hillcrest Jewish Center (183-02 Union Tpke., Flushing), 10 a.m., FREE.

16. Smack some balls around at LIC Flea’s annual Ping-Pong Open, with fabulous prizes for the winners. LIC Flea (525 46th Ave., Long Island City), 11 a.m., FREE.

17. Go old school at the Vinyl Revolution Record Show, with tons of discs, musicians giving autographs, and live performances by Blue Coupe with Richie Stotts and Stu Deutsch. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden (29-19 24th Ave., Astoria), 11 a.m., $3.

18. Look at large-scale sculptures at the opening reception for the Emerging Artists Fellowship Exhibition, with an exhibit tour by the curator through the work of 15+ artists, plus performances. Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City), 3 p.m., FREE.

19. Watch some weird films at the 9th annual Druid Film Festival, featuring a “mega-mashup hell-ride of absurd footage,” followed by a “breakneck barrage of rowdy short films.” Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth), 8 p.m., $5.

Monday, Sept. 26

20. Relax yourself at Intro to Meditation, where you’ll tune in and listen more deeply to your intuition, inspiration, creativity, and inner wisdom. Fresh Meadows Wellness Center (18417 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows), 10:30 a.m., $10.

21. And then get riled up at the Presidential Debate Watch Party, with pre-show comedy and debate commentary by Frank Conniff, Christian Finnegan, Myka Fox. QED Astoria (27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria), 8:30 p.m., $10.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

22. Be sure you can make a different in November at Rock Climb the Vote — the first 100 people to register get free climbing access and gear. Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge (23-10 41st St., Long Island City), 6 p.m., FREE.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 28

24. Listen to some lovely improvised music with Tree Trios: Tony Buck/David Watson/Nate Wooley, David Grubbs/Eli Keszler/C. Spencer Yeh, and Laura Ortman/Ego Sensation/Nine Sobell. Trans-Pecos (9-15 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood), 8:30 p.m., $10.

25. Keep your fave comics in the game at Slaughterhouse Live!, a sudden-death, audience-judged standup comedy show. The Creek & the Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City), 10 p.m., FREE.

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