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QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

Aug. 17, 2023 By Ethan Marshall

Whether it’s music, discussions, tours or anything else, Queens has a lot of events going on this weekend. Be sure to check out some of these events, including an author discussion, comedy show, several musical performances and much more.

Friday, Aug. 18

Author Talk with Hasan Ferdous

Head to Jackson Heights for an author talk with New York-based writer Hasan Ferdous, who worked for the United Nations from 1989 until 2015. He studied English Literature at Dhaka University and received a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Kyiv University, Ukraine. (Queens Public Library, 35-51 81st St., Jackson Heights. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission: Free)

Performance in the Park: The Comedy of Errors 

Shakespeare lovers will want to check out this family-friendly comedic production that tells the story of two identical twins separated at birth who find themselves in the same city, unaware of each other’s presence. (Voelker Orth Museum, 14919 38th Ave., Murray Hill. 7:00 p.m. Admission: Free)

Saturday, Aug. 19

Genius IQ/BBQ at the Knockdown Center

Photo by Gabriele Holtermann

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop at this event with the Virginia Beach sibling duo of Clipse, featuring Pusha T and Malice. (Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth. 12:00 p.m. Admission: Free)

The Strokes at Forest Hills Stadium

Head to Queens for a performance from this New York City-based rock band, featuring special guest Angel Olsen. (Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills. 7:00 p.m. Admission: Prices vary)

Sunday, Aug. 20

Adriance Farmhouse Tours

Take a tour of the 250-year-old Adriance Farmhouse, first built in 1772, at the Queens County Farm Museum. The farmhouse and its surrounding area mirror the evolution of this unique tract of land from a colonial homestead to a truck farm that serves the needs of a growing. (Queens Farm Park, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks. 11:00 a.m. Admission: Free)

Last Call Comedy Show

Join comics from Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime and more in this dog-friendly stand-up comedy show. (Bridge and Tunnel Brewery, 15-35 Decatur St., Ridgewood. 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission: Free)

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