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Thursday, Oct. 13

1. Check out some ypérochos cinema at the 10th annual New York City Greek Film Festival, presenting a blend of fiction and documentary that demonstrate the vitality of the nation’s cinema. Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave., Astoria), 7:30 p.m., $12.

2. Eat, drink, and be artistic at Flux Thursday, a monthly potluck and art salon, tonight featuring The Turn of the Q and The Red Spread, a 13-course all-red tasting menu. Flux Factory (39-31 29th St., Long Island City), 8 p.m., FREE.

3. Listen to some lovely music at Thursday Night Jazz, featuring Rob Reddy, John Carlson, Josh Roseman, Charlie Burnham, and more. Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica), 8 p.m., $10.

Friday, Oct. 14

4. Take pleasure in poetry at Threadbare Theater’s immersive interpretation of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land.” Smiling Hogshead Ranch (25-30 Skillman Ave., Long Island City), 6 p.m., $10.

5. Attend a delightful dance performance at Watching Me / Watching You, which “explores the subtlety of oppression within everyday gestures.” Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth), 7:30 p.m., $15.

6. Let the music sweep you away at Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert with Kiran Ahluwalia, who combines grooves from India and Pakistan with Saharan desert blues and Western jazz. Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing), 7:30 p.m., FREE.

7. Skank your way back in time at Checkered Past, a ska-punk comedy show hosted by Matt Wayne & Ian Fidance, followed by a ska dance party. The Creek & The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City), 8 p.m., $5.

Saturday, Oct. 15

8. Browse for literature at the Autumn Treasures Book & Bake Sale, with books, clothes, toys, and more at bargain prices. Church of the Resurrection (8509 118th St., Kew Gardens), 9:30 a.m., FREE.

9. Go exploring during Open House New York, an annual citywide festival showcasing an incredible range of buildings typically closed to the public; this year features 27 locations in Queens. Citywide, 10 a.m., FREE.

10.Watch street art in action at the Welling Court Mural Project, an annual neighborhood beautification project now in its seventh year. Welling Court (11-90 Welling Ct., Astoria), 10 a.m., FREE.

11. Stuff yourself silly at Queens Food Day, a fun and educational day of learning, cooking, eating, and wellness. Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Blvd., Astoria), 11 a.m., FREE.

12. Or drink yourself delirious at the Queens Beer Festival, with sips from every Queens-based brewery, plus more from Brooklyn, Long Island, and Staten Island. LIC Flea (5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City), 12 p.m., FREE.

13. Celebrate the season at the second annual Riis Point Oktoberfest, with beer, baked goods, and beats from Walker & the Brotherhood of the Grape (Saturday) and Sunnyside Social Club (Sunday). Whit’s End at Riis Point (16702 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaways), 12 p.m., FREE.

14. Shop til you drop at the Halloween Night Bazaar, an artisan market with 40 independent and local vendors plus music, entertainment, drinks, and games. Gottscheer Hall (657 Fairview Ave., Ridgewood), 5 p.m, FREE.

Sunday, Oct. 16

15. Say kee-yah! at the US Open Martial Arts Championship, with competitions in Kung Fu, Karate, contemporary Wushu, Taijiquan, and Taekwondo. Queens College (65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing), 8 a.m., $15.

16. Gawk at great gourds at the Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch, with live music, games, nature walks, farm tours, bouncy houses, craft and food vendors, a petting zoo, and more. Queens Botanical Garden (43-50 Main St., Flushing), 11 a.m., $12.

17. Let your mind run wild at the Imagine Science Film Festival, a selection of kid-friendly short science films. New York Hall of Science (Flushing Meadows Corona Park), 2 p.m., FREE w/ museum admission.

18. Applaud some arias at a Regina Opera Concert, featuring Elena Jannicelli-Sandella, Mizuho Takeshita, Milica Nikcevic, Andrew Cummings, Isaac Grier, and Kirill Ulanov. Raymour & Flanigan showroom (48-18 Northern Blvd., Long Island City), 2:30 p.m., FREE.

19. Be mystified by Masters of the Mind, where Guy Bavli and a cast of performers will “break all of the rules of logic.” Queensborough Performing Arts Center (222-05 56 Ave., Bayside), 3 p.m., $35–$40.

Monday, Oct. 17

20. Feel a shiver up your spine at Patricia Santomasso’s See No Evil Reading Series, this week with tales from Shirley Jackson, Audrey Niffenegger, and Amy Giacalone. The Astoria Bookshop (31-29 31st St., Astoria), 7 p.m., FREE.

21. Enjoy some boss tunes at Andrew Kirell’s Tribute to Bruce Springsteen; also playing are Anthony Cekay and Brian Halloran. LIC Bar (45-58 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City), 5 p.m., FREE.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

22. Engage in conversations about race and identity at GAHS Reading Series: James Baldwin, covering several of the seminal author’s works. Greater Astoria Historical Society (35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Long Island City), 7 p.m., FREE.

23. Dive into movement at the Queensborough Dance Festival, a week of 28 Queens-based dancers performing a wide array of dances and styles from all over the world. Secret Theater (44-02 23rd St., Long Island City), 7:30 p.m., $15)

Wednesday, Oct. 19

24. Get those numbers in line at Play Bingo, including special games like Jackpot, Diamond Share the Wealth, and Tri-Color Game. Rego Park Jewish Center (97-30 Queens Blvd., Rego Park), 7 p.m., $4.

25. Watch the sparks fly one more time at the Presidential Debate Watching Party, with comedians / political commentators Christian Finnegan, Frank Conniff, and Myka Fox adding their two cents in real time. Q.E.D. Astoria (27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria), 9 p.m., $12.

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