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QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

Nov. 2, 2023 By Nevine Salameh

This weekend in Queens is filled with celebrations and entertainment for all to attend. With the Festival of Lights coming this weekend, as well as stage and screen productions, this weekend is set with amusement. Here are some events to add to your weekend plans.


Friday, Nov. 3


Indie Dance Party: “I Bet You Look Good”


Join the indie music enthusiasts for a thrilling dance party at TV Eye with DJ Nick Marc, who will be spinning indie classics from a huge range of artists, including Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie, The 1975, Primal Scream, The Prodigy, The Strokes, Interpol, Passion Pit and many more, assuring entertainment for all indie music enthusiasts. (TV Eye, 1647 Weirfield St., Ridgewood. 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Admission: $12.51-$17.85)


Making God Laugh


The Douglaston Community Theatre is calling all to the Zion Church Parish Hall for its live comedy-drama production of Sean Grennan’s “Making God Laugh.” The play is directed by Joe Marshall and features actors Matt Benineasa, James Brautigam, Rosemary Kurtz, Tara Mangione and Christopher Tyrkko to bring the playbook’s family comedy to life. The show will run on Nov. 3, 4 and 10 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 11, 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. Reservations are recommended. (Zion Church Parish Hall, 243-20, Church St., Douglaston. 8 p.m. or 2 p.m. Admission: $22 for adults, $20 for students and seniors)


Saturday, Nov. 4


The 2023 Full Figured Industry Awards


Prepare to walk the red carpet alongside your industry peers at the 2023 Full Figured Industry Awards for an event that honors distinction in the full-figured industry. Hosted by Madeline Jones and Reggie May, this evening brings together artists like models, designers and more, with performances by Elle Baez and DJ PHD. (Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Admission: $50.18)


Diwali Celebration

Made possible by New York City Comptroller Brad Lander and Council Member Shekar Krishnan, this Diwali Celebration invites all to come and celebrate the Festival of Lights with a resource fair, dance performances, a lamp lighting ceremony, music and refreshments to enjoy. (Auditorium of I.S. 230, 73-10 34th Ave., Jackson Heights. 12 to 2:30 p.m. Admission: Free)


Sunday, Nov. 5


‘KEJARLAH JANJI’ Screening and Talk


Komisi Pemilihan Umum Indonesia is bringing to the screen, Garin Nugroho’s “KEJARLAH JANJI,” a film revolving around the story of an independent woman and sole caretaker of three children, who are dealing with their hatred of the rival of their father, Janji Usaha, following their father’s death after his loss of the village head election. There will be a discussion following the film as well. (Regal UA Kaufman Astoria, 35-30 38th St., Astoria. 2:30 to 6 p.m. Admission: Free)


ONEWIN Diwali Festival of Lights


Experience a lively Diwali Festivity with a Diya Lighting Ceremony, cultural performances, Mehndi or henna art, delectable desserts and refreshments and thrilling raffles. This community event invites all to join in celebrating the triumph of light with family and friends for a night where the community will come together to help light up the sky. (Villa Russo, 101-12 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill. 5 to 9 p.m. Admission: Free)

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