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Oct 04, 2015

What to Do in Astoria This Week: Comic Book Club, Art Shows, and More

Each week we bring you highlights and ideas for what to do in Astoria for the week through our What to Do This Week Series.  Got suggestions of your own? Share in (…)

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Each week we bring you highlights and ideas for what to do in Astoria for the week through our What to Do This Week Series.  Got suggestions of your own? Share in the comments! Our Ultimate List of Things to Do in Astoria post is still packed with fun ideas as summer turns to fall.

Want your event included? Submit it here: weheartastoria.com/share-a-scoop

Seniors Fitness – Tennis – Astoria Park

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week. Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.

FREE

Monday, October 5 from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Astoria Park | 21st St & Hoyt Ave S
Learn more here.

Author event: Erik Didriksen, Pop Sonnets

A little bit of the Bard, a little bit of the Backstreet Boys, Erik Didriksen’s viral blog has inspired a new book.  Join us for the launch of Pop Sonnets and hear Didriksen read some of the most popular songs of our time as Shakespeare would have intended.

FREE

Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Astoria Bookshop | 31-29 31st Street

Learn more here.

The Big Quiz Thing

As seen on the official quiz show of the city of New York, the Big Quiz Thing, NYC’s greatest live trivia experience, begins its residency at Q.E.D. in Astoria: The first Tuesday of every month starting August 4. Way more than a bar trivia night, the Big Quiz Thing—hosted by the best quizmasters in the business—presents a fully produced evening of multimedia team-quiz fun.

Only $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Tuesday, October 6 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Q.E.D. | 27-16 23rd Avenue

Learn more here.

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Geeks Who Drink Leads the Pub Trivia Nerd Pack

Clowns are for kids. Deejays are corny and loud. And party games make guests feel awkward. The friendly competition of a Geeks Who Drink quiz breaks the ice, brings the laughs and makes any event unique and memorable. Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here.

FREE

Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00pm

Astor Room | 34-12 36th St.

Learn more here.

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Comic Book Club

Astoria’s Comic Book Club is back for another evening of comics, conversation, and free wine! This month’s focus will be Koike/Kojima’s influential 1970 manga Lone Wolf and Cub, Volume 1. The story of an assassin and his toddler son roaming the countryside of feudal Japan, LW&C has spawned film adaptations and left a significant mark on Western popular culture, including Frank Miller’s seminal Daredevil run, Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, and GZA’s Liquid Swords. Pick up your copy at the Astoria Bookshop today, and then join Jon Hogan and Benham Jones of Cinema Under the Influence for a very interesting discussion about this very important comic! Wine provided by Diamond Dogs.

FREE

Wednesday, October 7 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Astoria Bookshop | 31-29 31st Street

Learn more here.

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Kickstarter launch party for X Art Space Astoria

Celebrate and support the launch of X Art Space Astoria! We’ll be hosting a Kickstarter launch party for the organization and visitors will be able to view the first in a series of art installations around Astoria. X Art Space Astoria challenges emerging artists and curators to develop temporary site-specific works in vacant spaces throughout Astoria. With an active exhibition cycle and dynamic community events, X serves as catalyst for artistic dialogue within one diverse neighborhood.

Cost $5

Thursday, October 8 from 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Astoria Coffee | 30-04 30th St

Learn more here.

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Odd Ducks

We’re back with another ODD DUCKS OF COMEDY show!! Join us at QED Astoria for a strange trip into the minds of NYC’s most unconventional standup comedians. These performers are scene favorites who break tradition and cover odd material while presenting even weirder personas. Patrick Holbert will attempt to keep things grounded as the host of the evening.

Tickets $5

Thursday, October 8 from 9:00pm – 10:30pm

Q.E.D. | 27-16 23rd Avenue

Learn more here.
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Live Music Series – Single Girl/Married Girl

Single Girl, Married Girl is a pop/folk/country outfit currently based in New York City, comprised of Chelsey Coy on vocals, Charlie Rauh on guitar, Dan Morosi on drums, and John Gray on upright bass.
Originating in Los Angeles, the band featured various line-ups before founding member Coy relocated to the East Coast in late 2013 to start anew. The current line-up is at work on new material that the members hope will attract fans of luminaries like Lucinda Williams, as well as emerging artists like Sharon Von Etten.

Friday, October 9 from 9:00pm – 11:30pm

The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway

Learn more here.

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Role Models – A Storytelling Show

It’s David Lee Roth’s birthday, a National Holiday here at Q.E.D., and we’ve decided to celebrate. Diamond Dave is Kambri Crews’ lifelong role model so join us for a night of “unchained” storytelling, hosted by Kambri, about role models who made a difference. We’ll be talking about runnin’ with the devil, beautiful girls, those times we were all hot for teacher, and everything in between. This night of FREE storytelling will also include a birthday cake for David, $3 Queens Lagers from Queens Brewery, and hopefully some dancing in the street. RSVP by “purchasing” your FREE ticket below to guarantee your spot or by emailing QEDAstoria@gmail.com.

FREE

Saturday, October 10 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Q.E.D. | 27-16 23rd Avenue

Learn more here.

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Greater New York

Greater New York is the fourth iteration of the renowned series, begun in 2000 as a collaboration between MoMA PS1 (then P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center) and The Museum of Modern Art, that showcases emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. This Greater New York arrives, however, in a city and art community that has changed dramatically since the first version of the survey. Against this backdrop, Greater New York will depart from the show’s primary focus on youth, instead examining key points of connection and intersection between emerging and more established artists across New York, while also exploring aspects of earlier histories of the city itself, and its changing political, social, and architectural fabric.

FREE

Sunday, October 11 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm

MoMA PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Ave

Learn more here.

ROXANNE JACKSON & KEVIN ANDREW CURRAN: DARK CRYSTAL

Reservoir Art Space is pleased to announce “Dark Crystal”, where sparkling hole-riddled astronauts meet macabre twisted mermaids. Two worlds collide in this presentation of imaginary explorations into deep inner realms of the human psyche. Kevin Andrew Curran’s astronauts inhabit voids of space while Roxanne Jackson’s creatures derive from mysterious water depths. These fantastical beings exhibit a willingness to exist together for a time, in order to locate a shard of humanity that will bring balance back to the universe.

FREE

September 25th to October 31st, Saturday & Sunday from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Reservoir Art Space | 659 Woodward Avenue

Learn more here.

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Each week we bring you highlights and ideas for what to do in Astoria for the week through our What to Do This Week Series.  Got suggestions of your own? Share in the comments! Our Ultimate List of Things to Do in Astoria post is still packed with fun ideas as summer turns to fall.

Want your event included? Submit it here: weheartastoria.com/share-a-scoop

One Comment

Alyssa

Have you heard any news of the new bar/restaurant The Pomeroy opening this week on Ditmars? (Or it may be next week)

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