Thursday, Oct. 6

1. Bring whatever you’ve got to No Pressure, a potluck and open mic for comedy, music and writing — and bring snacks to share, too. Woody and Pete’s Honky Tonk Lyceum (146-49 Horace Harding Expwy., Flushing), 7 p.m., FREE.

2. Or laugh at someone else’s jokes at Jackknife Comedy, featuring Khalid Rahmaan, Cathy Humes, Maria Wojciechowski, Conor Delehanty and more. The Creek & The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City), 8 p.m., FREE.

Friday, Oct. 7

3. See a slew of art and performance at JCAL’s First Friday, with Queens Jazz OverGround, Kristin Renee Young, Shamele Jenkins, Dolores Furtado and Zahra Nazari. Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica), 7 p.m., FREE.

4. Watch some wonderful theater at a double-feature by The Instigators: “The Importance of Being Ernest” and “Hedda Gabler.” The Secret Theatre (44-02 23rd St., Long Island City), 7:30 p.m., $13.

5. Hear some harmonious music at Michelle Wake’s “For Now” EP Release Party, with Freddie Wyss, Janet LaBelle and Katie Buchanan also playing. The Footlight (465 Seneca Ave., Ridgewood), 7:30 p.m., FREE.

6. Dance it out (silently!) at Quiet Clubbing’s Beer Garden Party, with three different DJs soundtracking the evening. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden (29-19 24th Ave., Astoria), 10 p.m., $5.

Saturday, Oct. 8

7. Embrace electronic tunes at Machines in Music, a two-day modular synthesizer exhibition filled with exploration, discussions and performance. Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth), 11 a.m., FREE.

8. Say “Prost!” at The Bonnie’s First Annual Oktoberfest, a weekend full of beers, brats, games, prizes and a ceremonial keg-tapping each afternoon. The Bonnie (29-12 23rd Ave., Long Island City), 2 p.m., FREE.

9. Celebrate South Asian culture and arts at Karisma’s Charity Showcase, with dance, singing and other kinds of creative expression. Kupferberg Center for the Arts (65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing), 5 p.m., $15.

10. Relish the taste of many countries at the Queens International Night Market, returning every Saturday in October with a slew of vendors and performances. New York Hall of Science (Flushing Meadows Corona Park), 6 p.m., FREE.

11. Be awed and amazed by the Muse Halloween Cabaret, with death-defying aerial and acrobatic acts hosted by Brewster Device and with pre-performance music by Last Minet. The Muse (350 Moffat St., Ridgewood), 7:30 p.m., $10.

12. Play old-school video games at The Tetris Block Party, celebrating Box Brown’s book about the history of the iconic game with many different Tetris varieties and Box himself signing books and answering questions. Resobox Gallery & Cafe (41-26 27th St., Long Island City), 8 p.m., FREE/one-drink minimum.

13. See a fascinating film at Israeli Movie: Blues by the Beach, a documentary about a live-music blues bar near the ocean in Tel Aviv called Mike’s Place. Cinematek Forest Hills (106-06 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills), 9 p.m., $10.

Sunday, Oct. 9

14. Get lost — and hopefully found again — at The Amazing Maize Maze, three acres of twists and turns through the corn, every weekend in October. Queens County Farm Museum (73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park), 11 a.m., $10.

15. Have a silly morning at Squirrel Stole My Underpants, an all-ages family show combining puppetry, mime, dance and original music. Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing), 11 a.m., $13.

16. Embrace the season at the Pumpkin Fall Harvest Festival, with a plethora of pumpkins, pumpkin treats and pumpkin beer. LIC Flea (5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City), noon, FREE.

17. Travel to another time at Duquesne University Tamburitzans: New Horizons, a two-hour journey through the towns, back roads and villages of the “old country” by 36 performers in hundreds of colorful costumes, with live music performed on authentic instruments. Queensborough Performing Arts Center (222-05 56th Ave., Bayside), 3 p.m., $35.

18. Warm yourself at the Fireplace Concert, featuring music from Susan O’Dea, Brittany Brook and Kingdom Jasmine. LIC Bar (45-58 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City), 5 p.m., FREE.

19. Laugh as the sparks fly at the Presidential Debate Watch Party, with pre-show comedy and debate commentary by Frank Conniff, David Feldman and Myka Fox. Q.E.D. Astoria (27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria), 9 p.m., $15.

Monday, Oct. 10

20. Launch into the stratosphere at The Muppets’ Heroic Sci-Fi/Fantasy Spectacular, a compilation of great Muppet moments revolving around the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, action heroes and horror movies. Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave., Astoria), 1 p.m., $12.

21. Feel a shiver up your spine at the See No Evil Reading Series with actor and audiobook narrator Patricia Santomasso, with passages from “Vampires in the Lemon Grove” and “Shadow Show.” The Astoria Bookshop (31-29 31st St., Astoria), 7 p.m., FREE.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

22. Laugh loudly at Week at the Creek, where a different comedian each week gets to perform and refine a full hour’s worth of hilarious material, tonight featuring “Keep It Surreal” with Rob Cantrell. The Creek & the Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City), 7 p.m., FREE.

23. Hear from an underrepresented voice — that of a working-class woman — at the book launch for “The Clancys of Queens” by Moth GrandSlam winner Tara Clancy. The Astoria Bookshop (31-29 31st St., Astoria), 7 p.m., FREE.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

24. Share in the joys and tribulations of children at Welcome to the Club, an evening of essays about parents and parenthood with readings by Raquel D’Apice, Andy Ross, Katherine Williams, Jessica Delfino and more. Q.E.D. Astoria (27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria), 7:30 p.m., $7.

25. Listen to some lovely tunes from Gunwale, with opening performances by Jaimie Breezy Branch and the Yeh/Sinton/Lopez Trio. Trans-Pecos (9-15 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood), 8 p.m., $10.

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