Wondering what to do this weekend? Well, wait no more! Here are some things to do in beautiful Astoria and LIC:
Out of work early this Friday? Stop by the Museum of the Moving Image for a free encore screening of Kundun at 5pm. At 7:30, it's Blue Collar, a tribute to Richard Pryor. The rest of the weekend holds more films, so check their site to find out more.
Then there's Ruthless Scrabble! The ultimate Scrabble tournament is here! Presented by Waltz-Astoria, in the spirit of fair play. This is your chance to claim the victory and the fame! Bring your board, or your thinking cap. Door Prize for highest score. Sign up online at Waltz's website. Play starts at 8pm. Free.
Later that evening, stop in at Doyle's Corner to see and hear the band, The Getaway Drive. The band won the John Lennon Song Writing Contest last year and also won the battle of the bands for New York. 10:30pm. Free.
Saturday afternoon at the Women's Studio Center is the Women Writers Forum, which occurs on the fourth Saturday of the Month. Writers are asked to bring one piece of writing 10 minutes or less to share for feedback from their peers. Fiction writers or writers with longer work may email it in advance. The workshop starts at 3pm and is free.
If writing's not your bag (and/or you're not of the female persuasion), stop by PS1 for Black & Blue, a multimedia (slides, screenings, readings) lecture on painters Steven Parrino and Yves Klein. 2pm. Free with museum admission.
On Sunday, head over to Freeze Peach from 4-8pm. The lovely Ariana will be serving up some great coffee and tea, with snacks, and she'll be donating the proceeds and tips from the till to a worthy cause. Come by for the best coffee and tea in the area, and know you're helping the community with your business.
Museum of the Moving Image
35 Avenue at 36 Street
2314 Ditmars Boulevard
42 Street and Broadway
Women's Studio Center
21-25 44 Avenue
Long Island City
22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Avenue
Long Island City
22-00 29th Street (Ditmars Boulevard & 29th Street)