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It's In Queens! (October 13 to October 19)

Luckily, beer goes with almost everything. Thus, the borough’s first-ever suds festival will mix well with jazz, dance, tours, magic, pumpkins, tea, and conversations about race this week. Here’s the rundown.

Oct. 13, Thursday Night Jazz, 8 pm. A new weekly series featuring young, emerging, and established musicians. $10 suggested donation. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2dSfG3y.

Oct. 14, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts, 7:30 pm. Kiran Ahluwalia fuses the hypnotic grooves of India and Pakistan with passionate Saharan desert blues and innovative Western jazz. Her vocals are backed by Pakistani-American guitarist Rez Abbasi, a harmonium, tabla, and bass. Free. Flushing Town Hall, 135-37 Northern Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2dfbeys.

Oct. 15-16, Queens Beer Festival, noon to 6 pm. Samples brews from Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, and even Long Island. $29-$68. LIC Flea & Food, 5-25 46th Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/2bxEd1U.

Oct. 15, Astoria Big Band, 2 pm. Carol Sudhalter leads this multi-piece orchestra in a Queens Council on the Arts-sponsored concert. Free. Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona, http://bit.ly/2e0nTZa.

Oct. 15, Darlene Love and Friends, 8 pm. In the sixties, Love sang lead on Phil Spector-produced hits including “He’s A Rebel” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.” She also sang background vocals on hits including the Crystals’ “Da Doo Ron Ron,” the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” and Tina Turner’s “River Deep – Mountain High.” $45-$75. Colden Auditorium at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., http://bit.ly/2dfeUA8.

Oct. 15, Madeline Hollander, 5:15 pm. A series of site-specific performances that draw inspiration from government-mandated public signage for safety protocols and “life-saving” techniques, such as the Heimlich maneuver posters, TSA pat-down, CPR, and airplane safety cards. Free. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., LIC, http://bit.ly/2d7svXa.

Oct. 15, Teen Open House, noon. Art making, gallery tours, info on the Queens Teens program. Free. Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, http://bit.ly/1OUHuEC.

Oct. 15, King Manor Fall Festival, 1 pm. Make corn husk dolls, churn butter, press apple cider, play historic games, and learn to square dance. Bring fall-themed family photos and have them digitized for free by the Queens Memory team. Free. King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, http://bit.ly/2dKc06E.

Oct. 15-16, Toys & Games from the Attic & Beyond, 2:30 pm. Part of Open House New York. Free. Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, http://bit.ly/266e7FU.

Oct. 16, Masters of the Mind, 3 pm. Guy Bavli and fellow performers break the rules of logic, delivering a mesmerizing, interactive entertainment experience with belly-laughing humor and feats of the mind. $35-$40. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2dKfAgK.

Oct. 16, Beethoven vs. Firebird, 7 pm. The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven's towering Violin Concerto against Stravinsky’s fiery Firebird Suite. The program features violin virtuoso Kae Nakano and the world premiere of Paul Joseph’s Victory!. Free-will offering. Mary’s Nativity Church, 46-02 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2dfg5zF.

Oct. 16, Walking Tour, 10 am and 2 pm. Friends of Maple Grove President and Historian Carl Ballenas and Board Member and Licensed Tour Guide Jo-Anne Raskin lead two tours on the resting ground’s architectural history. Meet inside Maple Grove Cemetery at Lefferts Boulevard and Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, http://bit.ly/29dAIHH.

Oct. 16, Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch, 11 am to 5 pm. Live music, games, nature walks, tours, petting zoo, beer tent, and pumpkin patch. $12/$10 for children. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, http://bit.ly/2dN7ClX.

Oct. 16, Annual Victorian Tea Party, 2 pm. Bring your favorite tea cup, saucer, neighbor, sister, goddaughter, mother, niece, grandchild, cousin, aunt, co-worker or friend to this female event. $20/$15 for seniors and young ladies. New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., LIC, http://bit.ly/1PEpqxm.

Oct. 18, James Baldwin, 7 pm. Part of a reading series about race and American society, this community conversation focuses on author James Baldwin with emphasis on his books Notes of a Native Son, Sonny’s Blues, and Go Tell it on the Mountain. Free. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, LIC, http://bit.ly/2e3Mvfp.

Oct. 18, Queensboro Dance Festival, through Oct. 23. Twenty-seven choreographers and dance companies from all corners of the borough, including Briarwood, Floral Park, Howard Beach, and Long Island City. Dance genres include Indian, tap, Brazil Zouk, hip-hop, Chinese, contemporary, Mayan, ballet, and Filipino.  $15. The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St., LIC, http://bit.ly/1wDDNui.

Oct. 19, As If I Am Not There, 12:10 pm. Screening of a film about a Sarajevo teacher who takes a job in a country village just as the Bosnian War starts to escalate. Serbian soldiers invade, shoot the men, and enslave the women. Free. Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, http://bit.ly/2dGdU7J.

Oct. 19, Forest Explorations, 3:15 pm. After-school program about forest ecology. $30. Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, http://alleypond.com.

The “It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens Tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s wonderful attractions. More info at www.itsinqueens.com

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