Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. Queens College’s Rosenthal Library: U.S. Poet Laureate Phillip Levine; called one of America’s great narrative poets, Phillip Levine will read from his work to students, faculty and members of the community; Levine has won almost every major writing award including a Pulitzer Prize in 1995; visitwww.qc.cuny.edu or visit 718-997-5000.
Sunday, October 16 Bell Boulevard: The Second Annual Bayside Village Arts and Crafts Fair; the emphasis of this year’s fair will shift slightly to the visual and performing, cultural arts with entertainment that will expand from some soft acoustic musical groups and individual local musical artists to include some of the performing arts and dance groups based in the Bayside business district; items for sale; visitwww.baysidebid.com or call 718-423-2434 for more information.
Sunday, October 9 from noon until 6 p.m. The First Annual Bayside Village Retail Expo: this event is specifically designed to introduce and reacquaint the local community with Bell Boulevard’s rich and diverse portfolio of retailers and to showcase those retail businesses; no sales or exchange of merchandise will take place; live music to be performed at the newly- restored LIRR Train Station Park; visit www.baysidebid.com for more information.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
10:30 a.m. Steinway Library: Queens Comic Con; The first-ever Queens Library Comics Convention; events will include local authors, grading and collecting workshop, diversity in graphics, fashion show with prizes, and a live auction of massive collections of comics including Silver and Bronze Age titles; test drive your costume, get some valuable titles at a great price and prep for the big con the following week; call 718-728-1965.
11-4 p.m. Queens County Farm Museum: Pumpkin Patch; wander through the planting fields and find your favorite pumpkin; price of pumpkin is based on pumpkin size.
2 p.m. Flushing Library: Contemporary Dance Concert; Dance and Music of China; 718-661-1200.
Tuesday, October 18 at 1:30 p.m. Queens Historical Society: Third Tuesday Movie Matinees (Growing up Queens: A Study of Childhood in Our Unique Borough); Queens Historical Society is pleased to present their newest event series, Third Tuesday Movie Matinees, featuring movies evoking childhood and celebrating memories of growing up in New York; call 718-939-0647.
Sunday, October 23 at 10 a.m. Reform Temple of Forest Hills: Talk on Homelessness in America; a discussion regarding how homelessness can relate to trauma, violence and mental illness; to register, visit www.rtfh.org or call the temple at 718-261-2900.
Through October 30 Queens Theatre in the Park: Chix 6; The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation and Queens native Lourds Lane; the story of a comic book artist whose superheroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself; call 718-760-0064 or visit www.queenstheatre.org for ticket information.
Through November 12 Voelker Orth Museum: The Allure of Red; an eclectic mix of photographs taken by Greta M. Jaklitsch over a number of years; all photos are limited editions taken with 35mm film, not enhanced or altered; call 718-359-6227 or visitwww.vomuseum.org.