Event, Weekly Events in Astoria & LIC Sep 20, 2015 What to Do in Astoria This Week: Drunken Vocab Bee, Smorgasburg, 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 (…) Share this Scoop by WHA Guest total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print 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 (…) by WHA Guest Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print 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 Fertile Ground New Works Showcase Fertile Ground is a new works showcase for emerging and established artists which features an ever changing line-up of various choreographers each evening, and includes a post-performance discussion with wine and cheese- moderated by Green Space’s Artistic Director, Valerie Green. Tickets $12 Sunday, September 20 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Green Space | 37-24 24th Street, #301 Learn more here. FastTrack Storytelling Show & Open Mic FastTrack features some of the best comedic storytelling talent in New York City. Tickets $5 Tuesday, September 22 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm Q.E.D. | 27-16 23rd Avenue Learn more here. A Friend of Dorothy (Zbornak) “A Friend of Dorothy (Zbornak)” is comedian Matt Smith’s solo stand-up show about life, love, and growing up gay in a small town nicknamed “Pink-Eye Village”. With his unique brand of self-deprecation and sass, he’ll explore hysterical family stories & embarrassing anecdotes. Join him as he regales about weight struggles, coming out, his whore ex-sister-in-law, and the life lessons he’s learned from “The Golden Girls”. Tickets $10 Wednesday, September 23 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm Q.E.D. | 27-16 23rd Avenue Learn more here. Live Music – Tosh Sheridan Band Tosh, a guitarist and composer, earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music in 1998. In 2004, he went on to earn his Masters in Jazz Performance from City College of New York. While at City College, Tosh studied with the world-renowned solo jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini. FREE Friday, September 25 from 9:30pm – 11:30pm The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway Learn more here. “Cosmic Portals” Paintings, works on metal and paper by Ed Regensburg Ed Regensburg, Queens’s native born, is an established artist, author and licensed, board certified Clinical Art Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience. He pioneered Art Psychotherapy, having founded programs at numerous institutions. He holds certifications in hypnotherapy and psycho-spiritual phenomena. His model of care, Quantum Imagery™, is the summation of his life’s mission. This therapeutic model combines creative arts with functional skill building to help resolve inner conflicts. FREE Friday, September 25 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm Matted LIC | 46 36 Vernon Blvd Learn more here. Drunken Vocabulary Bee Come down to Astoria Coffee for the next Drunken Vocab Bee, co-sponsored by The Astoria Bookshop & Trivia NYC! Test your vocab prowess against your fellow lexicographical nerds and compete for great prizes while partaking in Astoria Coffee’s wine & beer selections. FREE Saturday, September 26 from 8:00pm – 10:00pm Astoria Coffee | 30-04 30th St Learn more here. Rollie Krewson and the Henson Workshop Rollie Krewson has been designing and building puppets for The Jim Henson Company for more than 40 years, working on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and many more projects. She will participate in a conversation with host Craig Shemin about her craft and show clips of her favorite scenes, as well as some rare insider video footage taken at the workshop. Tickets: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students) Saturday, September 26 at 1:00pm Museum of the Moving Image | 36-01 35th Ave Learn more here. Smorgasburg Queens: The World’s Fare Smorgasburg is now open every Saturday in a combination indoor building/outdoor lot at 43-29 Crescent Street, Long Island City. FREE Satudays, 11:00am to 6:00pm Smorgasburg Queens | 43-29 Crescent St Learn more here. World Maker Faire New York – 6th Annual World Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Join us for the 6th annual celebration of the Maker Movement on the East Coast. Weekend Pass Advance Adult $65, Weekend Pass Advance Student and Youth $35 Saturday, September 26 at 10:00am to Sunday, September 27 at 6:00pm New York Hall of Science | 47-01 111th St Learn more here. Vinyl Revolution Record Show at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden Record store fans from all over NYC will converge at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden this Sunday, September 27, for the Vinyl Revolution Record Show, a jam-packed day of tunes and brews. Over 55 vendors will be selling THOUSANDS of records, old and new. Tickets $3 General Admission, $5 for early entry from 10am-11am Sunday, September 27 from 10:00am – 5:00pm Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden | 29-19 24th Ave Learn more here. SUNDAY SESSIONS: CALENTURA Featuring Joe Bataan; Los Hacheros; Que Bajo; Nickodemus; & Subsuelo Connecting multiple generations and genres rooted in New York City’s vibrant dance culture, Calentura is a celebration of heavy beats and traditional rhythms from across Latin America and around the world. Representing the new wave of experimental dance music, Calentura brings together tropical grooves and low-end booty bass for a retro-futuristic exploration of salsa twerk, nu-cumbia, equatorial trap, dembow, moombahton and more. Tickets $15 Sunday, September 27 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm MoMA PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Ave Learn more here. 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? 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