These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Queens reporters Katie Honan, Jeanmarie Evelly and Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska.
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona
The annual festival returns to NYSCI this weekend with a celebration of "the greatest show (& tell) on Earth." It's a family-friendly showcase of things invented and built, and is a gathering of inventors, educators, artists and more.
There's a free pop-up in the park on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. that will include hands-on activities for kids and free entry to the museum's science playground.
On Saturday and Sunday, the ticketed fair includes dozens of booths, talks, and inventions and chances to create things all weekend.
Visit NYSCI's website for more information.
Where: Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck
Bring your family and see if you can escape from a three-acre corn maze — a maze made of maize — at the borough's oldest farm.
Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for kids four to 11. Kids under 3 are free, and groups of 10 or more get $1 each admission ticket. It runs from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 25
Where: Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St., Elmhurst
The experimental Latin American band Los Aliens uses technology to create sound and other-worldly rhythms. The spontaneous group creates music as they go, improvising sound on machines. They'll play the Elmhurst club Friday at 9:30, and there is a $7 cover.
Saturday, Sept. 26
Where: Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens
Actors dressed in period costumes will take on roles of historical figures who had a connection to the Civil War. Among the participants will be Civil War Medal of Honor recipients Edward Wright and George Corliss. The event will take place in the Victorian Monumental Park section of Maple Grove Cemetery from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. The entrance fee for non-members is $5, but in preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving Food Drive, a donation of canned foods can be brought instead. It's also free for members and children under 12.
Where: Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning presents its sixth Making Moves Dance Festival. The two-part event showcases seven emerging choreographers and dance companies who will present diverse works featuring a variety of dance genres. The festival begins with a free outdoor presentation at 2 p.m. and concludes with an evening showcase at 7 p.m. General admission is $15 ($12 for seniors and students). For more information call (718) 658-7400 ext. 301 or visit www.jcal.org.
► Super Hero Movie Night
Where: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. (at the Dining Hall), Flushing
Bring your family to the upcoming Movie Night event presented by Mosaic City Church at Queens College. “Big Hero 6” for the younger kids will be screened at 3 p.m. and “Guardians of the Galaxy” will start at 7 p.m. for everyone else. The event is free, and everyone is invited. There will be free drinks, popcorn, and a prize raffle to boot.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria
“The Muppets” creator Jim Henson would have been 79 on Thursday. The museum will celebrate his legacy with a series of activities, including puppet-making workshops, cartoon screenings and a discussion with Rollie Krewson, a puppet builder who’s worked on Henson productions like "The Muppet Show," "Sesame Street,” and "Fraggle Rock.” Activities start at 11:30 a.m.; the Krewson event starts at 1 p.m. and costs $12.
Where: Kaufman Astoria Studios, 36th Street between 34th and 35th avenues, Astoria
The Astoria Flea & Food is back this month, this time as a night market on Saturday evenings. Check out food and retail vendors in the studio’s outdoor movie lot from 6 to 11 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27
► "West Side Story" screening
Where: Athens Square, 30th Avenue and 30th Street, Astoria
Relive the drama between the Sharks and the Jets with a free outdoor screening of this class New York musical. Showtime starts at 7:30 p.m.