Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Sept. 2, 11 a.m. Open Studio: Educational drop-in program offered the first Friday of every month. This month, explore the art of printmaking and create your own piece. $10 for families (includes museum admission). The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City. 718-204-7088 x 203

Sept. 9, 11 a.m. Annual Motorcycle Show: Check out motorcycles that have been out of production for more than 50 years. Music, tours, hayrides and food will provide fun for the entire family. $5. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. 718-347-3276  

Sept. 9, 3 p.m. Battle of the Bands Grand Finale: Experience the excitement as various local bands compete for the final $5,000 prize. Doors open at 2 p.m. Contact venue for tickets. Resorts World Casino NYC, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park. 1-888-888-8801  

Sept. 13-15 & 17-22, 8 p.m. Hot Box: Coated in intense emotional residue, this live performance is violent and chaotic with a sequence of video images that are quiet, focused and organized. $15. The Chocolate Factory Theater, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island City. 212-352-3101  
Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble:  One-hour concert of favorites including Beethoven's Septet and John's Book of Alleged Dances. Melt Bakery will sell gourmet ice cream. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. 718-463-7700

Sept. 15, 1 p.m. Pride of the Yankees: Nominated for 11 Academy Awards in 1943, the film, which chronicles the life and career of legendary baseball star Lou Gehrig, is still regarded as the finest baseball movie ever. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society. 35-20 Broadway, 4 Fl., Long Island City. 718-278-0700

Sept. 15-30, Film After Film: Screening series based on film critic J. Hoberman's new book, special exhibit demonstrating how film lives beyond a theater's walls and a book signing. $9-$12 (with museum admission). Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria. 718-777-6888

Sept. 22, Bark in the Park 2: Sit in the designated Pepsi Porch area with your dog and other dog lovers during the 1:10 p.m. game vs. the Miami Marlins. (In support of the North Shore Animal League.) The Dog Parade gate will open at 11:40 a.m. $40/human, $10/dog. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing. 718-507-TIXX

Sept. 27-Oct. 7, Ella: Afternoon and evening performances of this exhilarating new musical about "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald. Expect more than a dozen of her most famous hits. $25-$49. Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. S., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 718-760-0064

Sept. 29-30, World Maker Faire: Create, learn and invent during this interactive family festival where hundreds of makers will present their unusual creations, such as rockets, robots, arts and crafts, artisanal foods, woodworking, live music and more. $8-$40. New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona. 718-699-0005
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