What To Do This Weekend, 10/22/10

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(A great product shot from Astoria’s new Belief Skate Shop)

Are you ready for another beautiful Fall weekend? If you’re in high Halloween preparation mode, Steinway is the place for you this weekend. Between the newly opened Ricky’s superstore, the ubiquitous pop-up Halloween shops and Party City there are lots of good places to get your final costume preparations ready.

(From the Adam Doyle show at Astoria Wines)

Friday night, don’t miss another great Astoria Wines (34-12 Broadway) wine tasting. The current art show by local artist Adam Doyle  is perfect for a little pre-Halloween inspiration.  After that, take inspiration from Yelp!’s Queens Tapas list including local favorites Mundo, Rest-Au-Rant, El Boqueron, and more. For lots more amazing Queens choices, click on they Yelp! link for even more tapas lovin’ here in Queens outside of our neighborhood.

Starting Friday night, check out the interesting live theater, punk show mashup, The Power Of The Crystals at Astoria Brewhouse (28-51 31st St. at 30th Ave.) It’s just $10 and promises to be an entertaining night brought to you by The Missing Teens. As their website says, “This is more than a rock show or a play – it is a motivational seminar, it a cult gathering, it the dawning of a new era.” Showtimes are: Friday, Oct. 22nd at 9pm, Saturday, Oct. 23rd at 5pm, and Sunday, Oct. 24th at 2pm.

Saturday, why not check out the city’s latest addition to the already amazing Astoria Park, a multi-million dollar skate park! Not only is Astoria now home to one of the cities three skate parks, but we now have another new retail addition in our little shopping family. See what all the hype is about, and stop in at Belief (Belief, 29-20B 23RD Ave.)  Looks like they have a great selection of skate gear as well as sneakers, watches, and other guy centered goods. If Raney Park (34th Ave. and Vernon) is more your thing, lend a helping hand at Astoria Park Aliance’s, “It’s My Park Day.” Pitch in to help keep the park neat and clean. Light refreshments are served. After that, wander over to Astoria Presbatyrian’s Food Bazar featuring food from such diverse places as Guyana, India, The Philippines, and Appalachia. Starts at just a mere $5. The event kicks off at 4:30. (Astoria Presbyterian, 23-35 Broadway)

Have you all seen the AM New York article, “Is Queens Going Brooklyn?” While we here at We Heart Astoria might not agree with the flavor of the article, there are lots of amazing resources to check out- restaurants, bars, shops and more from Astoria to LIC, to Sunnyside and more. It might just be the perfect weather to take a long walk around our extended borders and see what else Western Queens has to offer.

And! Last but not least, don’t forget this weekend is the Astoria & Long Island City Film Festival. Make sure to check out their website for event and film listings. All showings are at The Secret Theater (44-02 23rd St, LIC).

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