Thursday, October 22, 2009
Astorian Weekend Edition 22.10.09
What a wonderful week! Such great weather to explore Astoria and more this weekend. Start this Thursday with local artist Juan Pablo Bohorquez’s art at Modern Spaces Reality. Check out some great paintings, support local art, and have a bite from the not-yet-opened El Ay Si restaurant, which’ll be catering the event. Modern Spaces Reality 47-34 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City NY 11101 6:30 - 9:30 PM
In the mood for even more art? Flux Factory, a fantastic art space and artist incubator, will be talking about the experimental Punk/New Wave Scene in Germany in the 80’s. Artist Marin Buesser will be talking about the influential punk movement, the artists involved in inspiring it, and playing music from the era. Flux Factory, 3921 29th street. Suggestion donation of $10. 7:30pm.
Though not technically in our part of the borough, my inner foodie can’t over look the Edibile Queens sponsored Jackson Heights Food & Film Festival this Saturday. Sample appetizers from Jackson Diner, Novo Restaurant and Lounge, Uncle Peter's Bar and Grill, Rajbhog, Espresso 77 and Lety's Pastry and Cafe. Tickets and more info here.
Also Saturday, don’t miss the American Songbook show at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts.
The beginning of fall and winter means giving your body a little extra dry weather TLC. Why not stock up on amazing, locally made treatments, balms and soaps at Little Soap Shop? Their products are environmentally friendly, animal cruelty free, and often organic. 2207 36th Street (at Ditmars).
This Sunday, the 25th, Hell Gate Social and Bistro 33 team up to present a unique Martinis and Maki party! Chef Gary is preparing some special sushi behind the bar from 8-11pm. Sounds like a fun event, and if you’ve never been to HGS, you’re in for a treat. Hell Gate Social 12-21 Astoria Blvd, (btwn 12th & 14th St).
*Photo above by Local Artist Cristine Cluff. For more of her Astoria photography, click here.