What To Do This Weekend, 7/26/12

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It’s that time again….it’s Thursday, it’s hot and you’re wondering what ever will you do this weekend. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. From classic movies to sweet pop up shops, there’s something for everyone this weekend.

A Do Not Miss Movie Tonight.


See the movie who’s trailer made me cry a little while posting this tonight at the Queens Libary, at 6pm (14-01 Astoria Blvd.). “A Man Named Pearl” a feel good movie perfect for the whole family. More on the film:

When Pearl Fryar and his wife sought to buy a house in an all-white neighborhood of Bishopville, South Carolina, they were dissuaded with the explanation that “Black people don’t keep up their yards.” Remarkably, instead of fueling bitterness and anger, this comment motivated Pearl to win Bishopville’s “Yard of the Month” award and, eventually, to transform his ordinary suburban yard into an internationally-acclaimed horticultural wonderland. The topiary garden’s centerpiece emblazons both its message and Pearl’s own philosophy: “Love, Peace, and Goodwill.”

Mix, Mingle, & Be Gay! 

It’s time for another great Out Astoria Mixer! Join the boys (and occasional girl) at Monika’s Cafe Bar (3290 36th St.) this Friday at 8pm for some cheep drinks and light cruising. Or networking. Whichever is more your style. Deals include:

  • From 8pm to 9pm, $4 well drinks; after that, they’ll be $5.
  • $20 for a 64oz beer pitcher, $25 for a Sangria pitcher.
  • Their expanded menu is now available 24 hours, perfect for post-post drink noshes

Get Your Hitchcock On.

See some totally classic Hitchcock films at the Museum of the Moving Image this weekend. Kick things off Saturday with To Catch a Thief  at 3pm. Stick around for the much beloved Vertigo later in the evening. MOMI, 36-01 35th Ave. (*Why not try the brand new S Prime while you’re there? Let us know what you think. We’re @WeHeartAstoria on Twitter!)

Shop Indie.

Support some of your favorite (or soon to be favorite) artists this weekend at the Sweet Afton Summer Mini-Market Sunday from 12-5pm. Find some cool items for you and your home while enjoying a custom mixed cocktail or a basket of deep fried pickles. Sweet Afton, 30-09 34th Street.

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