Friday, October 13, 2006

Astoria Weekend Edition 13.10.06

Well, it's finally feeling like fall, what with these cooler temperatures this weekend. A great way to welcome fall is to head on over to Socrates Sculpture Park for their Halloween Harvest Festival on Saturday. From 11am-3pm, come by for all sorts of fun at the Park: make costumes, listen to creepy music, get your hands painted with henna, eat some local food, and lots more. Should be a great time!

On Sunday, head to the Yoga Room for a workshop on developing a home yoga practice. We can all use more peace in our lives. It's from 3:30-6:30pm and it will be lead by Leigh Evans. It proves to be a worthwhile event. Also on Sunday (and Friday), the Museum of the Moving Image is showing Kiss Me Deadly, a great noir classic with Mickey Spillane.

On Friday, check out Trojan Women, an anti-war play by ancient writer Euripides, performed in the original language (supertitles provided). This takes place at the Greek Cultural Center at 27-18 Hoyt Avenue South. According to the press release, "this work contains a message that transcends time: in war, there are no true winners. The consequences of war, regardless of its causes, are devastating to conquerors and conquered alike." Certainly appropriate for our time as well.

Througout the weekend, head on over to the Art-O-Mat to see The Long Island City Series: Paintings and Prints by Sharon Florin. This show includes selected paintings and prints from an extensive body of oil paintings that Florin created over a period of thirty years in which she’s documented the changing face of Long Island City’s Hunters Point neighborhood. This is the second in the See LIC Art series. The show closes on the 22nd, so this is a good time to see it.

Mor fun, here.

1 comment:

Josh said...

Hey, thanks for the great blog. My wife and I have been in Astoria just over a year and love it. And this handy guide should make our life in the 'hood even better.

Maybe we'll see you at the Sculpture Park. Not that we'll know we saw you... unless you wear Joey in Astoria uniforms.

Anyway, thanks again.